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Lee Klein

Miami New Times' restaurant reviewer for the past decade, and the world's indisputable master of disguise.

Awards

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 22, 2010

    "Style Over Steak"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published July 1, 2010

    "Flapjack Flip-Off X"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published October 7, 2010

    "Gigi Ingenuity"

  • 2010 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published July 2, 2009

    "Hakkasan's Haute Hong Kong Cuisine"

  • 2010 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published June 25, 2009

    "Flapjack Flip-Off IX"

  • 2009 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published August 14, 2008

    "Kick the Bottle"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published August 28, 2008

    "Tap Tap"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published December 4, 2008

    "Joe the Restaurant"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 10, 2008

    "Doug Rodriguez is Back"

  • 2008 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 10, 2007

    "Chew the Right Thing"

  • 2008 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published May 10, 2007

    "Chew the Right Thing"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 17, 2007

    "Flapjack Flip-Off VII"

  • 2008 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published May 17, 2007

    "Flapjack Flip-Off VII: Bananarama!"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 28, 2006

    "Pure and Demure"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 7, 2006

    "The Wonder Boys"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published July 13, 2006

    "Foie Wars"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published December 21, 2006

    "Last Chance Bistro"

2004 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • Somewhere Between Hope and Hopeless

    published December 30, 2004

    As we entered Chef Curtis's Village Café in downtown Miami Shores, inattentiveness manifested itself immediately in terminal yellow roses... More >>

  • Style in Search of Substance

    published December 23, 2004

    Caramelo Restaurant has beautiful plateware: elongated rectangles of red and clear glass, white teardrops and triangles, bowls that look like... More >>

  • Gaucho Meats Cowboy

    published December 16, 2004

    Texas and Brazil are both sizable, sun-drenched territories inhabited by cattle, cowboys, and proud, beef-eating people with hearty appetites.... More >>

  • Kyung Ju Kicks

    published December 9, 2004

    "Axis of evil" status notwithstanding, North Korea, and South too, are actually very good when it comes to provoking a proliferation of potent... More >>

  • Gaucho with a Sweet Tooth

    published December 2, 2004

    Chocolate Fine Argentinian Cuisine is a cheery and colorful spot, its mellow yellow walls and alcoves covered with vivid paintings, the... More >>

  • Dreaming in Puerto Rican

    published November 18, 2004

    I had figured my wife would be thrilled at the prospect of dining at Benny's Seafood Restaurant. After all, a reliable source recommended it to me... More >>

  • Hotel Dining Checks Out

    published November 11, 2004

    The history of hotel dining in twentieth-century America was dominated by a period we'll call the Reign of Duck l'Orange. During this time, which... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Menus

    published November 4, 2004

    While it's true that Chinese food isn't as favored in this country as it was before the Asian invasion of Thai and Japanese eateries, it remains a... More >>

  • Missed Mark

    published October 21, 2004

    Some years ago, while living in Boulder, Colorado, I took my parents out for dinner in a former mining town called Gold Hill. After a harrowing... More >>

  • In the Heart of the City

    published October 14, 2004

    Dining establishments tend to be busiest at night, more relaxed and inexpensive during lunch. La Loggia Ristorante & Lounge is the opposite, which... More >>

  • Very Ritzy Comfort Food

    published September 30, 2004

    Arranged on a white plate, the slender four-ounce medallion of American Kobe beef tenderloin and the dwarfish five-ounce standing rectangle of... More >>

  • Creatively Ambitious to a Fault

    published September 23, 2004

    There is no plant on earth that promises a broader plethora of purportedly restorative properties than sage, which comes from the Latin "salvia,"... More >>

  • Simple Italian, Simply Delicious

    published September 16, 2004

    Our initial twenty minutes at La Gastronomia foreshadowed nothing more than a middling dining experience at a moderately priced Italian... More >>

  • A Great Addition to Any Neighborhood

    published September 9, 2004

    No one has a problem when it comes to finding appealing ethnic joints in this town, where authentic foods are cooked with gusto and spirited to... More >>

  • Room with a View… and Some Problems

    published August 26, 2004

    Atrio restaurant sits off the 25th-floor Sky Lobby of the new Conrad Miami hotel, located in the Espirito Santo Plaza high-rise, that indented... More >>

  • Craic Heads

    published August 19, 2004

    Michael Collins is the warrior who in 1919 led the Irish Volunteers in their revolt against the British Empire. He has inspired a... More >>

  • Last Bites

    published January 15, 2004

    When people ask me about my approach to reviewing restaurants, a quizzical look of dismay inevitably crosses their faces as I offer my stock... More >>

  • Emeril's Coasts

    published January 8, 2004

    Arnold Pompos, physics researcher at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, has calculated that if Santa Claus were to travel at nearly the... More >>

  • Zupertango

    published January 1, 2004

    Small print at the bottom of Zuperpollo's menu offers a free glass of wine to any diner who can spot seven "orthographic" errors contained within.... More >>

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