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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 - 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 28, 2006

    "Pure and Demure"

  • 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"

2010 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • Yank Sing: San Francisco's Oversold Dim Sum Joint

    published Dec 14, 2010

    All we heard before our recent trip to San Francisco was to make sure to eat at Yank Sing. Yank Sing, Yank Sing, Yank Sing was sung to us again and again. "Best dim sum" everyone say and say, anytime ... More >>

  • Rickenbacker Fish Company Is New, Fresh, And Organic

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Rickenbacker Fish Company Restaurant and Fresh Fish Market is brand new, and located right at the end of the Rickenbacker Causeway -- a guppy's throw from the Rusty Pelican and possessing equally brea... More >>

  • Miami Needs Fresh, Homemade Donuts
    FEATURED STORY

    Miami Needs Fresh, Homemade Donuts

    published Dec 13, 2010

    ​I am no donut aficionado, but I happen to be married to one. Miami is not a good place to be a donut aficionado. It's like being a fan of live American bluegrass music and living in Zimbabwe. Miami... More >>

  • What Kind Of Ice Cream Sundae Do You Get For $33,333.33?

    published Dec 13, 2010

    Well, it starts with organic Three Twins Ice Cream, which isn't cheap -- $5.25 for one scoop, two scoops for $6.95. Plus you've always gotta pay a little more for anything organic. And it's not just a... More >>

  • Miami Needs One-Cup-at-a-Time Coffee Shops
    FEATURED STORY

    Miami Needs One-Cup-at-a-Time Coffee Shops

    published Dec 10, 2010

    There is nothing like returning to Miami from a trip to San Francisco/Napa Valley to get a person really pissed off. Oh, I could rant about how smart people demand smart food and smart service and, in... More >>

  • Why All Chef Interviews Should Be Ten Words Or Less

    published Nov 30, 2010

    Chef Giovanni Arias, new head chef at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, recently talked with Feast Miami about his new gig. When asked what he brings "to the Canyon Ranch table," Arias replied: "I can bri... More >>

  • Vino & Olio Open For Lunch Today Through Friday

    published Nov 30, 2010

    Vino & Olio will be open for lunch during Art Basel, starting today, November 30, through Friday, December 3. Chef Andrea Menichetti's Tuscan menu will feature braised veal, hearty lasagna, lingui... More >>

  • Sake Blue Asian Kitchen & Bar Latest From Town/Smoke'd Folks

    published Nov 30, 2010

    First came Town Kitchen & Bar. Next was Smoke't Southern Kitchen & Tap. On deck, with opening date pegged in January: Sake Blue Asian Kitchen & Bar (notice how each time this restaurant gr... More >>

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    Cecconi's Miami Beach: Romantic, tasty, not cheap

    published December 2, 2010

    Cecconi's Miami Beach: Romantic, tasty, not cheap More >>

  • Ortanique in Grand Cayman, Ducasse in Puerto Rico

    published Nov 29, 2010

    File under "So Near And Yet So Far"...Ortanique opened in Grand Cayman last week, joining Michael's Genuine Food & Drink as well as Eric Ripert's Blue (in the Ritz-Carlton). Executive chef is... More >>

  • The Grill at The Setai Reopens With New Chef Werly

    published Nov 29, 2010

    The Grill at The Setai officially reopened on Saturday, thus ushering in the tenure of newly appointed executive chef David Werly. While The Restaurant at The Setai is a bastion of elegant Asian cuisi... More >>

  • Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Now Serving
    FEATURED STORY

    Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Now Serving

    published Nov 29, 2010

    "Certain to be one of the coolest and most visually striking new restaurants in the nation..." Good thing Tony Goldman and daughter/partner Jessica Goldman Srebnick aren't placing our expectations too... More >>

  • Whole Foods Joins Cheese Recall

    published Nov 29, 2010

    Whole Foods has pulled seven types of cheddar cheese from its shelves as a precaution over the risk of listeria or E. Coli. The cheeses come packaged in clear plastic wrap with a sticker across it rea... More >>

  • Sneak Review: Cecconi's Miami Beach

    published Nov 26, 2010

    A small bite of next week's Cafe review (we're still full from yesterday): We went instead with nearly transparent wisps of black truffle shavings upon mashed potatoes, an accompaniment to poulet roug... More >>

  • Michael's Genuine Cookbook Recipe for Slow-Roasted Short Ribs with Romesco Sauce

    published Nov 24, 2010

    Yesterday we offered a first look at Chef Michael Schwartz's new cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food: Down-To-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat.The book is co-authored with JoAnn Cianciulli, with ... More >>

  • Bigfoot Spotted At Norman's 180!

    published Nov 24, 2010

    ​Kathy Fib, spokesperson for Norman's 180, today claimed that Bigfoot has been seen not just once, but "numerous times" at the Coral Gables restaurant. "He's sort of a semi-regular," said Fib. "He r... More >>

  • Thanksgiving Restaurant Roundup

    published Nov 23, 2010

    The second mouse gets the cheese, right? That's about the only positive thing I can say to those of you who have yet to secure Thanksgiving day plans. Still, things happen, the best laid plans of mice... More >>

  • Michael's Genuine Cookbook: A Sneak Peek
    FEATURED STORY

    Michael's Genuine Cookbook: A Sneak Peek

    published Nov 23, 2010

    ​"One of my sayings is, 'The secret to good food is...good food.' I say spend more time shopping than cooking." -- Michael Schwartz​That quote comes from the introduction to his yet-to-be-released... More >>

  • Five Ways To Prevent Thanksgiving Guests From Lingering Too Long

    published Nov 23, 2010

    ​We all know the feeling: Turkey dinner is completed, the stories have been told, everyone has seemingly enjoyed themselves to a reasonable extent, and most of the guests have had the good sense to ... More >>

  • Jeff McInnis: Hot Chef

    published November 25, 2010

    Jeff McInnis: Hot Chef More >>

  • Chu's Peking Duck Seen Differently By Photographer and Reviewer

    published Nov 22, 2010

    ​​Bill Wisser snaps the photos for Miami New Times restaurant reviews. He's an accomplished photographer with impressive resume -- if you haven't checked out his slide shows on our site, you shoul... More >>

  • Miami Book Fair Clueless On Cookbooks

    published Nov 19, 2010

    ​The food industry is hot hot hot. Chefs are hot hot hot. Restaurants are hot hot hot. Food networks and food festivals and food anythings are hot hot hot. Cookbooks are hot hot hot. Seems as though... More >>

  • The Rest of the Thanksgiving Restaurant Specials

    published Nov 19, 2010

    A slew of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving Day specials, and we've sorted through them for you. This means a studious scrutiny of the menus as they relate to value and overall allure (listed pric... More >>

  • Area 31 Chef Change: Critchley Out, E. Michael Reidt In
    FEATURED STORY

    Area 31 Chef Change: Critchley Out, E. Michael Reidt In

    published Nov 18, 2010

    And that's the news in a nutshell -- or shall we say bombshell? Executive chef John Critchley had established himself as one of the city's culinary stars, but the Boston native has decided to return t... More >>

  • The Six Best Thanksgiving Restaurant Deals
    FEATURED STORY

    The Six Best Thanksgiving Restaurant Deals

    published Nov 18, 2010

    Let's skip the gobbledegook and talk turkey: A slew of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving Day specials, and we've sorted through them for you. This means a studious scrutiny of the menus as they re... More >>

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