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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 - 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!"

  • 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"

  • 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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  • Pizza Rescues Earth!

    published Oct 22, 2008

    “Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time” is the motto of Pizza Fusion, the first ever organic pizza franchise that is getting set to open at 14815 Biscayne Boulevard in mid-November. The Fort Laud... More >>

  • Cheap Kosher Eats at Sara's Vegetarian Café

    published October 23, 2008

    "Shalom, y'all" might sound like the start of a Southern politician's stump speech in Boca Raton, but it is in fact one of the mottos posted at... More >>

  • America's Best Fast Food Drive-Thru

    published Oct 17, 2008

    QSR Magazine has completed its’ 2008 Quick-Service Drive-Thru Performance Study, and Chick-fil-A took home the gold as America's Best Drive-Thru 2008. Sherri Daye Scott, editor of QSR, explained the... More >>

  • More on Michelle's Spanish Joint

    published Oct 16, 2008

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  • A New Palacios Downtown?

    published Oct 15, 2008

    El Palacio de los Jugos, which makes the best batidos, arepas, lechon asado -- heck, let me just say it’s my favorite Cuban joint in town -- is negotiating a lease for a new location across the stre... More >>

  • Nemo Is Still Swimming on South Beach

    published October 16, 2008

    Change might carry a lot of currency these days, but Nemo is having none of it. When co-owners Myles Chefetz and Michael Schwartz opened the... More >>

  • Yolks and Yuks With The Podleski Sisters

    published Oct 09, 2008

    Janet and Greta Podleski. During which of the following world-famous events did the pizza industry report the highest number of deliveries? a) the final episode of Survivor I b) Superbowl XXXXVII c... More >>

  • Good Food at Fair Prices on Biscayne Boulevard

    published October 9, 2008

    Peru to the Yucatan in 88 blocks. That's the distance on Biscayne Boulevard between the new Sabor a Perú at 29th Street and the... More >>

  • Wanted: Conch Fritter Recipe For Cookbook

    published Oct 07, 2008

    I recently received an email from the New York publisher of an upcoming cookbook featuring American recipes and accompanying backstories from all 50 states. The writer is a well known cookbook auth... More >>

  • Michy's Clarification

    published Oct 06, 2008

    This morning, I erroneously reported that Michy's was moving into the Domo Japones space. Michelle logged on to set the story straight: Hi Lee, Just so you and everyone knows, Michy's is not and nev... More >>

  • Big and Bigger Breaking Restaurant News

    published Oct 06, 2008

    Big News: Domo Japones, the chic Asian bistro in the Design District, closed its’ doors for good after last night’s service. Bigger News: I have heard that Michelle Bernstein has taken over Domo... More >>

  • Soups, Soaps, and Industrial Lubricants

    published Oct 03, 2008

    Last week the food giant Unilever recalled Lipton Green Milk Tea brand from Taiwan stores because one of the ingredients was milk from China. On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that “accor... More >>

  • DiBono's Italian Café Opens in North Miami Beach

    published October 2, 2008

    Folks from South Philly are, culinarily speaking, a strange lot. For one thing, they put Cheez Whiz on their steak sandwiches, and they don't... More >>

  • Bloody Good Dinner

    published Sep 30, 2008

    Dinner and a murder mystery with Edna? On October 14, North One 10 Restaurant’s “Evening With Edna Buchanan” will pair the cool mystery novelist with a “crime fiction inspired” dinner prov... More >>

  • A Shitty Restaurant Concept

    published Sep 24, 2008

    I recall years ago commenting that South Beach’s B.E.D. -- the place where diners eat while reclining on mattresses -- was as tacky a restaurant gimmick as one could come up with. So much for my c... More >>

  • Pacific Time Resurfaces in the Design District

    published September 25, 2008

    I bemoaned the loss of Pacific Time when its Lincoln Road doors closed in June '07. Yet the truth is, I hadn't dined at the restaurant for at... More >>

  • Azul: The Magazine

    published Sep 23, 2008

    I enjoy a magazine as much as the next person, so it was with more than a modicum of interest that I pulled the glossy 49-page publication from my mailbox: Azul: The Magazine For Living The Good Lif... More >>

  • Oktoberfest Without Beer

    published Sep 22, 2008

    The beginning of the PR release looked promising: “Prime Blue Grille is celebrating Oktoberfest – in true Prime Blue Grille fashion – with the return of their popular program Endless Pours, eve... More >>

  • Dinner on a Farm

    published Sep 19, 2008

    Courtesy of Paradise Farms Organic The autumn season is rolling in, a time when crisp humidity fills the Florida air and we can almost smell the pumpkins and squashes and other odorless vegetables g... More >>

  • Empanadas By Hand

    published Sep 17, 2008

    Lee Klein Juan Zavala Jr. was sitting with relatives in his native Argentina when someone brought up the age-old question: “What should we get for dinner?” The choice came down to pizza or empan... More >>

  • Manny's Steaks Served with Humor

    published September 18, 2008

    Manny's Steaks serves steaks, steaks, and more steaks, each thicker than Sarah Palin's brain. It offers seafood steaks, too, and lobsters... More >>

  • A Feast Through Eastern Europe, Part 7: Budapest and Paris

    published Sep 15, 2008

    Lee Klein We loved everything about M Restaurant (Kertész u. 48), including the goose leg gobbled in the photo above. We’d arrived into the city at dusk, showered, and headed out a bit weary afte... More >>

  • A Feast Through Eastern Europe, Part 6: Budapest

    published Sep 12, 2008

    Lee Klein We were in the city for just four days, but that was long enough to pick up an obvious vibe: Budapest is happening. It is young. It is hip. It is, along with places such as Berlin and Barc... More >>

  • A Feast Through Eastern Europe, Part 5: Lake Ohrid

    published Sep 11, 2008

    Lee Klein On this stretch of the trip, in a tiny fishing village tucked into a pristine corner of Lake Ohrid (one of the oldest, deepest lakes in the world), we ate almost every meal at “home” -... More >>

  • A Feast Through Eastern Europe, Part 4: Skopje Restaurants

    published Sep 10, 2008

    Lee Klein It was half-past midnight, and folks in the photo above were lining up for late-night street snacks. Actually, they pretty much queue up day and night at this bakery that has been operati... More >>

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