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1999 Stories by Victoria Pesce Elliott

Archives: 1999 | 1998
  • Just Needs Warming Up

    published December 30, 1999

    When some old friends came to visit recently and wanted to know the scoop on the Beach's hottest new restaurants, I immediately mentioned The... More >>

  • Kosher Sushi at Last

    published December 16, 1999

    The food is as good as ever, only now it's kosher. Yes, Tani Guchi's Place in North Miami, which twice was named best sushi joint by New... More >>

  • Tender Is the Bite

    published December 2, 1999

    Not long ago I called Ruth's Chris Steak House and asked for directions to its new location in Coral Gables. It was a Tuesday evening,... More >>

  • Tried and True, In or Out

    published November 25, 1999

    Okay, enough with the griping about the dearth of Asian restaurants in this town. Without a significant Asian migration, it's unlikely we'll get a... More >>

  • Ready-to-Eat

    published November 18, 1999

    There's a lot of Italian out there: the new and old, the good, the bad, and the ugly; the great, unfortunately, seem to be rare. I do think there... More >>

  • Tastes Like the Rio Thing

    published October 21, 1999

    To label Barroco Restaurant simply Brazilian would be like calling Caffe Abbracci a pasta joint. Unlike the churrasco houses that... More >>

  • That's Italian

    published October 14, 1999

    After closing for more than two months, the charming and cozy Escopazzo on South Beach has reopened with a brand-new dining room, doubling... More >>

  • A Night to Remember

    published October 7, 1999

    While dining the other night at Toscana 2000, I couldn't help but think of the Stanley Tucci film Big Night, a favorite on all... More >>

  • Eat Out Loud

    published September 16, 1999

    A good way to measure the health of our economy is by the number of high-end restaurants that have opened or are scheduled to open around town.... More >>

  • Best Island Fares

    published September 9, 1999

    When I heard Norma's on the Beach was planning a sequel in Coral Gables, I wasn't excited about the prospect of two solid Caribbean restaurants in... More >>

  • Hardly a Sinker

    published August 5, 1999

    I used to frequent a fantastic little French bistro on New York's Upper East Side, but I would have eaten there even more often if the name... More >>

  • Take in Indian

    published July 8, 1999

    The gray season has begun. Those dark skies and blustery storms make an evening out seem less appetizing. It's time to stay in the house -- better... More >>

  • Cafe of the Day

    published June 10, 1999

    Another South Beach restaurant. Opened just under six months ago in the nether regions of South Beach by some of the owners of The Strand's... More >>

  • Talk About Delicious

    published May 13, 1999

    Europeans like to gripe about a lot of things in America. Especially about dining out, about how all those waiters hover at your table chattering... More >>

  • Globetrotting

    published April 15, 1999

    "Never trust a recommendation when it comes from someone who lives or works within five blocks of the restaurant," former New York Times food... More >>

  • West Indies Meets East

    published March 11, 1999

    It's difficult for me to justify a stop at McDonald's or Taco Bell, no matter how hungry or rushed I get. As a food and travel writer I take every... More >>

  • How Now Is Chow?

    published February 4, 1999

    If I were to open a restaurant, I'd invite everyone I know to come and eat for free the first few weeks -- their parents and their friends, too --... More >>

  • Good Evening, Vietnam

    published January 7, 1999

    Try convincing half a dozen confirmed South Beachers to venture to the mainland for dinner. Several of these friends don't go anywhere they can't... More >>

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