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Valeria Nekhim was born in the Ukraine and raised in Montreal. She has lived in Manhattan and Miami. Her favorite part of food writing is learning the stories of chefs and restaurateurs.
23 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Firm, glistening cubes of watermelon bear a striking resemblance to high-end raw tuna, which is precisely why chef Todd Erickson chose the juicy fruit as the foundation for the restaurant's vegan poke ($7). To make the dish taste like the Hawaiian...
1 month ago | Miami Spice
The good news is Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Matador Room at the Miami Beach Edition is participating in Miami Spice. The bad news is its $39 three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu isn't offered on Fridays or Saturdays. Regardless, the light and brig...
2 months ago | Miami Spice
A closer look at what Cecconi's Miami Beach is offering during Miami Spice 2017.
2 months ago | Interviews
If you've lived in Miami long enough, you understand that operating a successful restaurant for many years in this city is quite the feat. This past month, however, Andiamo in the MiMo district celebrated its 16th birthday. What's the secret? Mana...
3 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
Plates emerging from the kitchen at Tatel Miami, the 3-month-old restaurant inside the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, are something to behold. A signature dish is a Spanish omelet with truffles. It's prepared by mixing potato confit with organic eggs a...
4 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
At Estefan Kitchen in the Design District, a trio of musicians kicks things up a notch as soon as the clock strikes 9. A young woman in barely there shorts and her father dance salsa beautifully, while next to them a gentleman in his late 80s star...