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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"

2007 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • Grass Grows Back

    published July 12, 2007

    Critics mowed down Grass when it opened in the Design District in 2003, if only for the velvet ropes and snobbery encountered at the door.... More >>

  • Fame Game

    published July 5, 2007

    At age twelve Adrianne Marie Calvo was pulling in $200 a week baking chocolate chip cookies and selling them at school. At sixteen she was voted... More >>

  • Moon Shines

    published June 28, 2007

    Take one part Stir Crazy, the choose-your-own-ingredients wok-fry chain located in Boca Raton (and elsewhere). Mix two parts Moon Thai & Japanese... More >>

  • Flying Fish

    published June 21, 2007

    Our waiter came to the table and began speaking in a foreign tongue. Granted, we were at La Dorada, a Spanish seafood establishment with a... More >>

  • Fast-Food Children, Part Two

    published June 14, 2007

    It is the loudest dining room I have ever witnessed. Not only is every one of the hundreds of patrons talking at full pitch, and incessantly, but... More >>

  • Wacky Maki

    published June 7, 2007

    Sasha Issenberg, in his new book The Sushi Economy, implies that to eat raw fish on rice is to become an assiduous participant in... More >>

  • Flapjack Flip-Off VII: Bananarama!

    published May 17, 2007

    There are seven days of the week, wonders of the world, colors in a rainbow, points on a sheriff's star, digits in a phone number, dots on a... More >>

  • Chew the Right Thing

    published May 10, 2007

    Printed atop the old-timey logo of the new-timey Michael's Genuine Food & Drink are the words "fresh simple pure." Not very original. In fact so... More >>

  • Could Be Betta

    published May 3, 2007

    Miami-Dade's prime waterfront real estate seems marred by more mundane eateries than that of any other coastal resort in the world. And the... More >>

  • Vegetarian Valhalla

    published April 26, 2007

    Twenty seven million pigs get slaughtered, processed, and wrapped each year by Smithfield Hams. That's roughly the equivalent of butchering and... More >>

  • In the Kids' Corner

    published April 26, 2007

    In the Kids' Corner Filed Under: News There's been no shortage of press coverage of the 101 Haitian "migrants" who arrived... More >>

  • Having Seconds

    published April 19, 2007

    As far as fatuous falsehoods go, F. Scott Fitzgerald's contention that "there are no second acts in American lives" ranks right up there with... More >>

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    published April 12, 2007

    The thing is, the more simple, the more difficult it is," Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan once said, in regards to preparing food. "When... More >>

  • True Grits

    published April 5, 2007

    Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, and Andre "the Hawk" Dawson are the only baseball players in major league history to hit more than 400 home runs and... More >>

  • The 'Tude Gang

    published March 29, 2007

    The Food Gang isn't what it thinks it is. It thinks it is an informal gathering spot for gastronomists to enjoy simple, unpretentious meals at... More >>

  • Catch of the Year

    published March 22, 2007

    When Joe's Stone Crab premiered on South Beach in 1913, it was the first classic American seafood house in the Miami area. Ninety-four years... More >>

  • Schnitzel and Quiche

    published March 15, 2007

    The beverages are totally different: At Hofbräu Beerhall, nearly every table is topped with glasses or mugs filled with golden or amber-hued... More >>

  • Axing the Property Tax

    published March 15, 2007

    Take Us to the Bridge Filed Under: News Following revelations by New Times that a parking lot under the State Road... More >>

  • Johnny-Come-Lamely

    published March 8, 2007

    Chef Johnny Vinczencz made a name for himself during a star-making stint at the Hotel Astor from 1995 to 2000. He also made a nickname for... More >>

  • Soup for You!

    published March 1, 2007

    The most surprising thing about Martin Scorsese finally winning that long-elusive Oscar for best director is that he did it without the benefit of... More >>

  • Martha and the Mondavis

    published February 22, 2007

    Chefs Clay Conley of Azul and Michael Bloise of Wish agree: Given the choice of being stuck on a desert island with either Martha Stewart or the... More >>

  • Top Chef

    published February 15, 2007

    David Bouley hails not from Paris or Provence, as his name, heritage, and repertoire of refined French cuisine might suggest. He grew up in... More >>

  • Kobehana

    published February 8, 2007

    Rocky Aoki didn't invent teppanyaki dining, but he did introduce the Japanese tabletop cooking concept to the States in 1964, when he opened his... More >>

  • Hollywood and Wine

    published February 1, 2007

    Chef Govind Armstrong is the Zelig of contemporary California cuisine. He started out spending summers working with Wolfgang Puck at L.A.'s... More >>

  • Yucatecan or Leave It

    published January 25, 2007

    Chéen-huyae is the sort of feel-good, fail-safe restaurant that timid American tourists visiting the Yucatan might approach with... More >>

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