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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 - 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!"

  • 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"

  • 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"

2008 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • The Art Of Food Folds

    published Dec 01, 2008

    During this week of welcoming Art Basel Miami, let us take a moment to say goodbye to The Art Of Food. The raw food/vegan counter cafe was located in a cooperative vintage clothing and jewelry shop ac... More >>

  • Restaurant Preview 2

    published Nov 28, 2008

    Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez will be debuting this Monday in the  Design District. On Tuesday the Wynwood hood, which has been quiet as an empty canvas concerning food, will finally have a ... More >>

  • A Thanksgiving Day Chuckle

    published Nov 26, 2008

    Here's hoping that this classic poem by E.V. Wright helps put you into the proper frame of mind for your family get-together. When Father Carves The Duck     We all look on with anxi... More >>

  • Clay Conley Shoots Down A Rumor And Serves Up A Recipe

    published Nov 26, 2008

    In yesterday's Short Order I suggested that a major unnamed chef would be shortly leaving a major unnamed restaurant. I was alluding to Clay Conley of Azul, in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. When I cont... More >>

  • Moshi Moshi Good Good in MiMo

    published November 27, 2008

    It used to be that the best fish in Peru went to the chickens. The coastal location ensured there was never a shortage of seafood, but because... More >>

  • Miami Chefs Move, Restaurants Close, People Get Taxed And Die

    published Nov 25, 2008

    Heralded French chef Christian Delouvrier is gone from La Goulue in The Shoppes at Bal Harbour. If you log in to the restaurant website for details, it will say: "Coming Soon! La Goulue Bal Harbour". ... More >>

  • 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrive!

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Lee Klein I had to take precious time from my Thursday afternoon in order to make it first-hand-official for loyal readers of Short Order (and I mean both of you): The 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau has ar... More >>

  • Customized Granola

    published Nov 20, 2008

    Andreas (from Germany), Matt (Alabama) and Raoul (New York) started up MixMyGranola from a Miami warehouse not quite four months ago. The idea is simple: A website where you can custom-make your own... More >>

  • South Beach's Wish Restaurant

    published November 20, 2008

    A decade ago this month, chef Gary Robins inaugurated Wish Restaurant in The Hotel with a brash and brilliant haute vegetarian menu. The public... More >>

  • Rating Zagat Miami 2009

    published Nov 19, 2008

    The 2009 Zagat Miami/South Florida Guide was just released -- the Miami portion edited by New Times contributor Bill Citara. Here are some impressions: Michy’s On Top For Food With 28 Rating You... More >>

  • Sheila Lukins at the Miami Book Fair International

    published Nov 17, 2008

    Lee Klein Sheila Lukins came to the Miami Book Fair to talk about her new cookbook, Ten: All The Foods We Love...And 10 Recipes For Each. It’s a nifty concept that covers steaks, stews, burgers, r... More >>

  • Michelle Es Señora Martinez

    published Nov 13, 2008

    Michelle Bernstein had wanted to name her upcoming Design District restaurant “Buena Vista”, as it is located in the historic Buena Vista Post Office, and would also fit the Spanish nature of the ... More >>

  • South Beach Restaurant Preview

    published Nov 13, 2008

    ‘Tis the season for South Beach restaurants to bloom like so many poinsettia at Christmas. The neighborhood south of Fifth Street is going to get especially crowded with new eateries during the comi... More >>

  • Bengal Modern Indian Cuisine Opens on Biscayne Boulevard

    published November 13, 2008

    Bengal's contemporary two-level space is lovely. Walls of pastel mint green are minimally adorned with brightly colored sconces that illuminate... More >>

  • Chile At The Raleigh

    published Nov 11, 2008

    Lee Klein I won’t blame Pro Chile, a trade group promoting the wares of that lush Latin American country, for my eyeglasses being lost. I had them when I arrived for the Taste Chile! lunch being h... More >>

  • Miami Possum, And What To Feed Them

    published Nov 06, 2008

    It isn’t usual for me to feed possum, but when I saw this one in back of our apartment, with five babies on her back, I placed down some imported Gruyére. She gobbled the treat with undisguised g... More >>

  • Top 10 Obama Election Ramifications On The Food World

    published Nov 05, 2008

    Illustration by Alex Izaguirre The Obama election affects not only the whole world, but also the food world. Here are ten predictions on how this might play out: Hula girls will replace mariachi ban... More >>

  • Miami Beach's New Fontainebleau Set to Debut

    published November 6, 2008

    Sparks are flying. Jackhammers are blasting. Snakepits of wire cover the floors of the Fontainebleau Hotel. Will it be ready to open November... More >>

  • French Fare at Le P'tit Paris in Coconut Grove

    published November 6, 2008

    Le Bouchon du Grove has long been one of Coconut Grove's best restaurants: The French fare is solid, prices are reasonable, and a boisterous... More >>

  • N’awlins South Beach Style

    published Oct 31, 2008

    Ahnvee, a Cajun-Creole restaurant and “laid-back lounge” will open at 621 Washington Avenue (the old “Strand” location) in late-2008/early 2009. Executive chef Tom Azar, most recently having s... More >>

  • Chef Allen's Allures in Aventura

    published October 30, 2008

    I'm not saying Chef Allen's décor used to be dull, but when I first reviewed the restaurant, one of my dinner guests fell asleep at the... More >>

  • Drinking Our Way Through the Miami International Wine Fair

    published Oct 27, 2008

    Lee Klein The 2008 Miami International Wine Fair, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, featured the usual aisles of wines and wine sellers, and the usual throngs of wine enthusiasts, and the usual ... More >>

  • Eismann Enters The Pizza Biz

    published Oct 24, 2008

    Come January, chef Jonathan Eismann of Pacific TIme fame will be opening Pizzavolante (“flying pizza”) at 3918 N. Miami Avenue, in the Design District. According to Eismann, the contemporary-style... More >>

  • SoBe Wine/Food Fest Tix Go On Sale

    published Oct 24, 2008

    Tickets for the 2009 South Beach Wine and Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 27. We mention this because in past years tickets have sold out very quickly -- especially for the more ... More >>

  • Herald Health Tips

    published Oct 23, 2008

    This past week the Miami Herald’s “Diet and Nutrition” page featured a “Nutrition Quiz” that touted the benefits of niacin. These include raising “good” HDL cholesterol by as much as 35%... More >>

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