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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 October 7, 2010

    "Gigi Ingenuity"

  • 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"

  • 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 - 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"

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

    "The Wonder Boys"

2006 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • Foie Wars

    published July 13, 2006

    The goose is nothing, but man has made of it an instrument for the output of a marvelous product, a kind of living hothouse in which there... More >>

  • Borderline

    published July 6, 2006

    My wife has more than once accused me of being narrow-minded when it comes to the hot-button topic of immigration. She has even called my main... More >>

  • Chang's Changes Chinese

    published June 29, 2006

    Maybe it's the typically drab décor of neighborhood Chinese restaurants that puts you off. Perhaps it's the frustration of not being able... More >>

  • The Skinny on Social

    published June 22, 2006

    We hear it over and over: Americans are too fat. Even the numbers are becoming familiar: 64 percent of the population is overweight, 30 percent of... More >>

  • Send in the Frowns

    published June 15, 2006

    An instrumental version of "Send in the Clowns" was playing as we entered Casa Nostra, an Italian restaurant at the intersection of Mary and Oak... More >>

  • Lounging Around

    published June 8, 2006

    Lounges that serve food provide one-stop shopping for those interested in dinner, drinks, and a high-spirited evening of socializing without... More >>

  • The Miami Underground

    published June 1, 2006

    A debuted two months ago on the northern fringe of Miami's Design District. It is named for the train line that traverses three boroughs of New... More >>

  • Sambal Stumbles

    published May 25, 2006

    Those who relish a waterfront disaster need not rely on the silver screen's Poseidon: Just head to Café Sambal for dinner. ... More >>

  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    published May 18, 2006

    If the comprehensive story of hotel dining is ever written, it should be titled Upstairs, Downstairs, Downstairs. Upscale restaurants are... More >>

  • Flapjack Flip-Off VI

    published May 4, 2006

    When it comes to contests, the number six has historically portended unexpected outcomes. The sixth Summer Olympics, for instance, were to take... More >>

  • A Couple of Kebab-eries

    published April 27, 2006

    Jafar Shabani, who formerly owned The Fifth Street Market and La Factoria on Collins Avenue in South Beach, says Persian food is what he wanted to... More >>

  • After All These Years

    published April 20, 2006

    If I tell you Spiga's dining room is one of the most beautiful and romantic in town, take the praise with a grain of salt: I put my two cents into... More >>

  • The Road from Bangkok

    published April 13, 2006

    The official name of Bangkok, deemed lengthiest in the world by Guinness World Records, is Krungthep Mahanakhon Amorn Rattanakosin... More >>

  • Inside Edition

    published April 6, 2006

    There was one line in there that hit me hard," Michelle Bernstein said, her cutting board directly opposite mine at the far end of the long,... More >>

  • Cheap Thrills

    published March 30, 2006

    In 1994, when South Beach was a sleeping giant just beginning to stir, Sport Café became the first budget Italian restaurant to set up... More >>

  • From Martini to Marhaba

    published March 23, 2006

    When Martini Bar Restaurant opened in the Shops at Sunset Place this past December, I read various press notices about how consulting chef Frank... More >>

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    published March 16, 2006

    Houston's, T.G.I.Fridays, Tarpon Bend, City Cellar Bar & Grill. Blame Dennis Max for the glut of casual-upscale restaurants threatening to overrun... More >>

  • Fat Geese for Fat Cats

    published March 9, 2006

    La Cofradia is a gorgeous new 78-seat restaurant in Coral Gables. The contemporary cuisine, with Mediterranean and Peruvian accents, is fresh and... More >>

  • Win-Win Situation

    published March 2, 2006

    As diners enter Heads or Tails Seafood, they are greeted by a smoky fish-fry aroma and the scent of raw fish emanating from the retail market... More >>

  • Beggars' Banquets

    published February 23, 2006

    Truth be told, the Happy Wine shop's concise menu of tapas and pressed sandwiches is no match for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's... More >>

  • Bourgeois Binge

    published February 23, 2006

    Stupendous tents that compose the Grand Tasting Village have been constructed on the Beach. Barbecue pits are being assembled for the BubbleQ,... More >>

  • Tin Chefs

    published February 23, 2006

    The Seven-Minute Chicken Look at Rachael Ray. Isn't she cute? And quite a "chef" too, with her top-rated $40 a Day and 30... More >>

  • Glamo-R-ous

    published February 16, 2006

    Diners ascending into o-R-o during presunset hours — with its lofty white ceilings, luminous white walls, white linen tablecloths, white... More >>

  • The Mysteries of Parioli

    published February 9, 2006

    A pair of corner restaurant sites bookend Ocean Terrace, a two-block stretch of mostly Deco structures that runs from 73rd to 75th Street between... More >>

  • Replicating Rodriguez

    published February 2, 2006

    On a few occasions since my mother's death, I have attempted to re-create her renowned kugel. You would think a clearly written recipe for noodle... More >>

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