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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 July 1, 2010

    "Flapjack Flip-Off X"

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

    "Gigi Ingenuity"

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

    "Style Over Steak"

  • 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 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"

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

    "Pure and Demure"

2005 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • The Bueno Vino Social Club

    published December 29, 2005

    Wine bars have quietly become big business in Miami. Among the better of our relatively recent arrivals are D'Vine District Restaurant and Wine... More >>

  • La Dolce Vida!

    published December 22, 2005

    The plates placed before us each contained two thin, bloody red strips of duck magret draped over an ever-so-slightly sweet risotto, rife... More >>

  • Krome, Sweet Krome

    published December 15, 2005

    One of the things I like about Mexico is that the Eiffel Tower isn't there. Nor is the Colosseum, Big Ben, or any other "must-see" attraction that... More >>

  • An Arrival and a Return

    published December 8, 2005

    Restaurants come and restaurants go. Some, like Prezzo Restaurant and Martini Bar, come, go, and come back again. It first opened in Loehmann's... More >>

  • Different Strokes

    published December 1, 2005

    Restaurants, like politicians, have to play to their bases. Two new Miami Beach dining venues — Sam's Deli and Grill on 41st Street, and... More >>

  • What's the Matter with Miami?

    published November 24, 2005

    Miami is home to glitzy multimillion-dollar restaurants, a sea of sensational sushi spots, and more than its fair share of satisfying bistros,... More >>

  • Where the Buffalo Roam

    published November 17, 2005

    Sage on Fifth opened in South Beach at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Fifth Street in August 2004, two weeks before Hurricane Frances... More >>

  • South Beach Safari

    published November 10, 2005

    Madiba has come to South Beach by way of South Africa, with a stopover at Fort Greene, Brooklyn — which is where Mark and Jenny Henegan, with... More >>

  • Played to Perfection

    published November 3, 2005

    In his recent documentary about Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, director Martin Scorsese portrays the singer as a quietly zealous man more... More >>

  • Cheese Whiz

    published October 27, 2005

    Miami doesn't boast a cheese store in the mold of the grand Old World type, where wheels, loaves, and slabs are stacked high on marble countertops... More >>

  • The Art of Longevity

    published October 20, 2005

    Most restaurateurs aim to provide what they're certain we'll enjoy. For instance, they know we like Italian, and within that genre, pasta is... More >>

  • Another Prime Spot

    published October 13, 2005

    Americans consume more than one million animals every day, only a minuscule fraction of which is devoured at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine... More >>

  • A Pearl in the Harbor

    published October 6, 2005

    Bay Harbor's new Asia Bay Bistro & Sushi Bar boasts nouvelle Asian cuisine, but apart from the sushi, it's really a traditional Japanese... More >>

  • Toni Turns to China

    published September 29, 2005

    The first Chinese restaurants in this country were opened with the intent to serve immigrants from China working during California's gold rush.... More >>

  • Bask in the Glow of Excellence

    published September 22, 2005

    The idea of organic, nutritional, sustainable cuisine, first replanted in this country by Alice Waters, has since sprouted into a whole-food... More >>

  • The Price of Luxury

    published September 15, 2005

    It came down to the bottle from Gleneagle Estate, described as being "slightly tart" and "fantastic with seafood, particularly shellfish," or the... More >>

  • Very Little Saigon Served

    published September 8, 2005

    A repetitious restaurant scene can only lead to repetitious reviews. I repeat: No, I'll clarify: From the exterior it looks like a corner coffee... More >>

  • Dancing on a Dime

    published September 1, 2005

    The first Tango Grill, a fast-food kiosk serving grilled Argentine-style steaks, waltzed its way into the Aventura Mall in 1999. The corporate... More >>

  • It's Not All Glamour and Glitz

    published August 25, 2005

    Legendary chef Auguste Escoffier and César Ritz, "the king of hoteliers and hotelier to kings," first teamed up in 1890 at the London... More >>

  • A Worthy Successor

    published August 18, 2005

    Until early this year, Café One Ninety was a blissful little bohemian eatery on the northern fringe of the Design District. Owners Alan and... More >>

  • Remember, It's Just a Firkin Pub

    published August 11, 2005

    When Manuel Martinez, a Cervantes scholar, opened the Spanish restaurant Don Quixote in Coconut Grove five years ago, he expended considerable... More >>

  • Chasing Emeril

    published August 4, 2005

    It shouldn't come as a surprise that you're not familiar with Preston's, even if it has been situated in the high-profile Loews Miami Beach... More >>

  • And Now for Something Completely Familiar

    published July 28, 2005

    Bice has branches in Barcelona and Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Montreal, Dubai and Delray Beach -- about two dozen restaurants in some twenty... More >>

  • Two Types of Tapas

    published July 21, 2005

    Restaurants representing Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Uruguay, and just about every other Spanish-speaking nation can be found within the... More >>

  • Victorious Victuals

    published July 14, 2005

    Having once been stung by a man-of-war, I was less than excited to be seated with my back to a tall, narrow tank filled with gracefully flowing... More >>

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