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2006 Stories by Pamela Robin Brandt

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  • Portentous Pork

    published December 21, 2006

    When the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve, the Cuban tradition is to eat twelve grapes to ensure good luck for each month of the new year.... More >>

  • Hungry at the Wolf

    published December 7, 2006

    "Think about all the places we find propaganda right under our noses," reads a coffee mug for sale in the Wolfsonian design museum's Dynamo... More >>

  • Unreal Food

    published November 30, 2006

    Totally trashing an eatery is generally neither fun nor fair. But one thing that does justify joyful decimation is when a restaurant undeniably... More >>

  • Good Move

    published November 16, 2006

    Now that the performing arts center is finally operational, how soon will it be before the rest of the much-vaunted downtown Miami gentrification... More >>

  • Doubly Bubbly

    published November 2, 2006

    "Write what you know" is probably the most common advice given to would-be scribes. And despite the initial impressiveness of menus that rival... More >>

  • Where's the Fresh?

    published October 5, 2006

    Most locals know NE 167th/163rd Street as a shopping destination, not as a restaurant row. But the roughly three-mile strip between I-95 and... More >>

  • Covert Corridor

    published September 28, 2006

    Ask any resident of a major city, from San Francisco to Lima, Peru — or even citizens of not-so-major cities like Portland, Oregon; or... More >>

  • South of the Border, South Beach Style

    published September 14, 2006

    Restaurant reviewers find our prey many ways, most of them as unexciting as the way African big-game "hunters" find theirs — by using savvy... More >>

  • Baking News

    published August 31, 2006

    It's a bit mind-blowing, when one is of an age that one rarely is offered anything but the least serious illegal drugs, to realize one's place of... More >>

  • Fast Fish

    published August 17, 2006

    Northwest Seventeenth Avenue in Liberty City is not exactly a "restaurant row" tourist track. It's not even a volatile developing... More >>

  • Glory Be to Bread

    published July 27, 2006

    WYSIWYG, in computer parlance, describes an interface that allows users to see an onscreen document as it will appear once it's printed rather... More >>

  • Argentine Glory

    published July 13, 2006

    Argentina and asado (beef barbecue): synonymous? Not only in Miami but also everywhere in Argentina — with the exception of cosmopolitan... More >>

  • From Wok to Weapon

    published June 29, 2006

    Despite many mediocre meals and the occasional dangerous one — food poisoning is an occupational hazard — food-writing is fun. Rarely... More >>

  • Try It on for Size

    published June 22, 2006

    Less is more — or is it? With apologies to modernist architect Mies van der Rohe, less seems more like loss, at least with regard to the... More >>

  • Simple and Stylish

    published June 1, 2006

    Since opening a few months ago, Lost & Found Saloon has lived up to its name: Lost behind bulldozers and mounds of street construction, this tiny... More >>

  • When Sandwiches Were Simple

    published May 18, 2006

    Claiming to make "the best damn sandwich on the planet," as Big Slick's Deli does, is no small feat, considering the competition. In Manhattan,... More >>

  • Bands and Barbecue

    published April 27, 2006

    One little-known fact about food writers: The background of many American restaurant reviewers does not include a stint at culinary school.... More >>

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    published April 13, 2006

    The Japanese traditionally consider a huge variety of ingredients appropriate for use in sushi: pieces of egg omelet, a myriad of pickled or fresh... More >>

  • Where Continents Collide

    published March 23, 2006

    Barely a week after Canela opened two months ago, a very picky Cuban-American friend of mine — who happens to be a stickler for authenticity... More >>

  • Hog Heaven

    published March 9, 2006

    It's clear you are in the country when you pull up to a four-way intersection — with no traffic lights, just stop signs — and the... More >>

  • Aye, Aye, Captain

    published February 16, 2006

    When one fantasizes about a perfect fish house, certain criteria are universal: waterfront location, preferably with an outdoor dining deck; fun... More >>

  • Tea for Two

    published February 2, 2006

    Roughly 50 zillion locales in Paris bear signs saying salon de thé. Yet one finds serious tea — the loose-leaf kind,... More >>

  • Comforting Chinese That's Authentically American

    published January 19, 2006

    There's good Chinese food, and then there's bad Chinese food — the latter being something in which Miami-Dade County specializes. Sadly,... More >>

  • Hurl of Sandwich

    published January 12, 2006

    We make the BEST sandwich on the island." Such was the claim I noticed, while cruising food Websites one day, of a place I normally would have... More >>

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