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2007 Stories by Pamela Robin Brandt

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  • Well Done

    published December 27, 2007

    Like the West Coast's renowned In-N-Out Burger chain, the East Coast's Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries has distinctive retro Fifties... More >>

  • Gift Wrap

    published December 13, 2007

    A restorative mystery smoothie called a Grape Fizz, dropped off by sympathetic friends on one of those all-work-no-play days, is what... More >>

  • Good to Go

    published November 29, 2007

    Tis the season! In Miami that means not only the time for Art Basel, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve parties, but also... More >>

  • House of Lunch

    published November 15, 2007

    When a restaurant has been operating since 1975, as House of India has, it's bound to garner faultfinders as well as fans. The most persistent... More >>

  • Floral Thai

    published November 1, 2007

    Unlike its predecessor, the well-loved Japanese restaurant Tani Guchi's Place, there's nothing kosher about Maleewan Thai and Sushi. The... More >>

  • Peninsular Puzzle

    published October 18, 2007

    Korean cuisine can be a conundrum. Relatively few westerners are familiar with the culinary specialties of the isolated peninsular nation... More >>

  • Honduran Hideaway

    published October 4, 2007

    Miami diners consider certain money-driven variables pluses in deciding where to go on a night out: the flashy swordsmanship show of a... More >>

  • Harlem Reshuffle

    published September 20, 2007

    At famous uptown NYC venues like the Lenox Lounge and the Cotton Club, entertainers such as Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington's big band were... More >>

  • Mixed Masala

    published September 6, 2007

    Certain kinds of eateries are irresistible to certain types of restaurant reviewers. What I can't pass up is weirdness — places that... More >>

  • Kanpai!

    published August 23, 2007

    Cruising through the crowd at Doraku during a recent Friday happy hour, a diner who had not been to this SoBe sushi spot since it opened in... More >>

  • Côte of Charms

    published August 9, 2007

    In just the past year, if the food media are to be believed, Miami's dining scene has gone from being the very picture of promising adolescence... More >>

  • Toque on the Water

    published July 26, 2007

    Waterfront: Miami's got a lot of it. Twenty percent of the county's total area is water. Waterfront restaurants? Hmm. If you mean... More >>

  • One Ninety Does a 180

    published July 12, 2007

    When One Ninety closed in early 2005, Miami lost much more than a neighborhood restaurant. Located on the bottom floor of an old house in... More >>

  • Mighty Mollusk

    published June 28, 2007

    "The One and Only! Nothing But the Best for Less." What restaurant reviewer specializing in cheap eats could resist such a come-on? Especially... More >>

  • 'Cane Cuisine

    published June 28, 2007

    Natural disasters -- tornadoes, tidal waves, whatever -- are hardly unique to our little weather zone. Nor is thumbing one's nose in the face of... More >>

  • Zuper Portions

    published June 14, 2007

    Finding Zuperpollo Biztro the first time didn't take quite as long as it took the starship Voyager, marooned in the Delta Quadrant, to... More >>

  • Pollo Bandito

    published May 24, 2007

    When it comes to culinary firsts, Miami seldom beats Manhattan. So when an article in New York magazine virtually swooned itself silly last... More >>

  • Biscayne Bounty

    published May 10, 2007

    On its business card, this strip mall joint is actually called Michele European Bakery, Gelateria & Caffe, one of those names so long and... More >>

  • Thai-rific

    published May 3, 2007

    In a neighborhood where signs in front of every other restaurant advertise traditional Haitian favorites like lambi (long-stewed conch) and... More >>

  • 'Cue Tip

    published April 12, 2007

    For Florida foodies, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is the year's monster event. But spring brings an entire season of food festivals... More >>

  • There's the Beef

    published March 29, 2007

    Inside every food critic, it's said, beats the trans fat-packed heart of a fast food junkie. Even serious foodies can consume only so much tomato... More >>

  • Join the Club

    published March 15, 2007

    When you consider the career path of eight-time world freediving champion Yasemin Dalkilic, it's not surprising that she and her trainer/husband,... More >>

  • Sushi for a Song

    published March 1, 2007

    Since South Beach's late-Eighties renaissance, when droves of fashion and film aficionados (plus other notably fitness-conscious people)... More >>

  • Devolution Revelation

    published February 15, 2007

    About three years ago, Miami's midtown so-called "Arts District" was trumpeted, in a CNN real estate survey, as the most rapidly appreciating area... More >>

  • Flower Food

    published February 1, 2007

    What's the difference between a Valentine's Day restaurant meal and the same dinner on a normal night? About $50 to $200. Something is clearly... More >>

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