Adrianne Calvo

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    September 25, 2014

    Chef Adrianne Calvo: "I've Never Been One to Follow Trends"

    It's been seven and a half years since Adrianne Calvo first opened Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Bar and much has changed, both in terms of her culinary development and the industry. "When I opened we had a similar menu to the one we have now where everything was farm-to-table, organic, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Todd Erickson Claims Victory at New Times' Iron Fork Competition

    There was tension in the air at the Hyatt Regency Miami as two chef/warriors prepared for battle. Everything was in place. See also:

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    July 23, 2014

    Five Reasons You Need to Go to New Times' Iron Fork 2014

    On Thursday, July 31, New Times' Iron Fork Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, and you don't want to miss all the excitement. There's much to do at Iron Fork. Of course, there will be lots of noshing on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Iron Fork: Aaron Brooks and Todd Erickson Talk Strategy

    On Thursday, July 31, chef Aaron Brooks (Edge Steak & Bar) will face off against chef Todd Erickson (Huahua's Taqueria and Haven) at New Times' Iron Fork/Miami Spice kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority. It all goes down at the Hyatt Regency Miami, where the two toques wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: Aaron Brooks vs. Todd Erickson

    The New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, has just announced the two Miami chefs brave enough to face each other in a battle of skill, fire, and sharp objects. So which two chefs have accepted this year's epic challenge in which only won can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Chocolate, Beer, Wings, and Nuts vs. Wieners at Calle Ocho

    Wow! This weekend is chock-filled with festivals and parties and it's your choice. Whether you've got a major sweet tooth or beer's your thing, there's a party (or a fiesta) for you. From Sprung! to Calle Ocho, here's your weekend guide. See also: Mr. Peanut and the Nutmobile in Miami This Weekend

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Outstanding in the Field Returns to Paradise Farms Next Week

    The farm-to-table movement hasn't lost steam, and that might be owed in part to Outstanding in the Field (OITF), an organization that turns the concept on its head with a table-to-farm approach. Touring the country by hosting dinners on different farms, OITF calls itself "a roving culinary adventur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Kitchen Kreative: Giorgio Rapicavoli Wins (Photos)

    At the inaugural Kitchen Kreative last night, guests indulged in ten courses and ten cocktails. Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House took over the kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton on South Beach. They kicked off the new, local cooking ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Kitchen Kreative Pits Calvo and Rapicavoli Tomorrow

    Cooking competitions are always fun. They're all about heat, suspense, speed, and mystery ingredients. Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to get your fix on a regular basis. Kitchen Kreative, a monthly series benefitting Slow Food Miami, launches at 7 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Its firs ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Free Beer, Dark Dining, and More UPDATED

    Yesterday was one hell of a washout. And Saturday, there was more humidity than we thought was physically possible. So, basically, what we're trying to say is we can't wait for fall to arrive so we can at least enjoy, like, two "cold fronts" and wear boots or something. #MiamiProblems Unfortunately ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Cluck Miami: Fried Chicken, Champagne, and a 25 Percent Discount

    Got any plans for the evening of Friday, September 27? Let's hope not. Cluck Miami will kick off its first annual chicken-and-champagne event that night. Along with a slew of chefs from greater Miami, the proceeds from Cluck will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, which work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Chef Adrianne Calvo Celebrates Six Years: $75 Prix-Fixe Dinner Tonight

    Talk to any successful chef and he (or she) will tell you that opening a restaurant takes grit and guts. Expect to drop substantial cash, kill your social life, and put an end to luxuries like sleep and days off. To top it off, you must enter the culinary battlefield knowing most restaurants won't m ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend

    We can bitch and complain all we want about our laborious weekdays at work, but when it comes to the weekend, the bitching needs to stop. Ain't nobody got time fo' anything besides chocolate festivals, beer festivals, and Calle Ocho. So quit your complaining and start planning your sure-to-be-awes ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Fun and Fit as a Family: For the Whole Gang

    What makes a successful culinary scene? Demand for innovation, quality and a steady pipeline of talent. Working to instill that passion in the next generation of foodies is Florida Blue who will present Fun and Fit as a Family February 23 and 24, sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitche ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    SoBeWFF for Free: Satellite Events Around Town Offer Gratis Food and Drinks

    Sure, SoBeWFF is expensive -- if you can even scrounge tickets for the mostly sold-out festival. But there are ways to have some SoBeFun without the SoBEWFF sticker shock.Each year there are events and freebies all around the festival -- some "official" and some not. Frankly, it doesn't matter ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Let's Get Spiked! Celeb Chef Volleyball Tournament: Free VIP Tickets UPDATED

    It's not unusual to see people playing volleyball on South Beach's shoreline. But come next week, don't do a double take when the person spiking the ball happens to actually be Spike... as in Mendelsohn.The Top Chef alum (and owner of some of the Presidential family's favorite Washington D.C. restau ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Miami's Best Team Up For March Of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    Miami's culinary elite will come together Thursday evening, October 25, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach for the 15th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special "meet the chefs" reception, sees chef chair Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Anniversary Contest: Eat, Tweet, And Win

    ​Johnson & Wales University North Miami is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a unique contest. And to help them, they've enlisted the aid of some of their culinary school alumni.Alumni who, by the way, happen to be behind the burners at some of Miami's best restaurants.To celebrate JWU's N ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Dining in the Dark: A Preview of Tonight's Kinky Chinese New Year Dinner

    ​Who wants dinner with an undeniable kink factor? We do! You can come too -- we like things extra-kinky. Tonight's repast is sold out, but tomorrow evening, give Dining in the Dark with chef Adrianne Calvo a shot.Calvo, whose episode of Food Network's Chopped aired October 25, is hosting a blindfo ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    "The World's Fakest Chef"? Adrianne Calvo and I Hash It Out

    ​By "hashing it out," I don't mean to imply that Adrianne Calvo and I got together, smoked hash, and sang Kumbaya with our mouths filled with chocolate chip cookies -- although now that I think of it, that would have made a much more interesting post. Rather I had hurled the charge of fakeism at M ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Iron Fork 2010: Jose Luis Flores Takes the Pan; Short Order Award Winners Announced

    Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis Flores​View photos from Iron Fork 2010 at Grand Central here.De Rodriguez Cuba's Jose Luis Flores won the 2010 Iron Fork title last night in a battle against defending champ John Critchley of Area 31. The chefs were given 45 minutes to prepare one appetizer and one entree ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Critchley, Bodini Finalists for New Times' Iron Fork in October

    Executive chef and Iron Fork finalist John Critchley of Area 31.​Last night, New Times held the pre-chef challenge for its Iron Fork event at La Cuisine Gourmet in Coral Gables. Four chefs competed: executive chef Maria Manso of the Blue Door at the Delano, executive chef John Critchley of Area 31 ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Food Media: From Chutzpah To Mein Kampf

    "One of the most accomplished, respected, and charismatic chefs in the world." Of course you've probably guessed that we are speaking of Miami's own Adrianne Calvo, 24-year old chef/owner of Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar. What's that? Never heard of her? Well if you've got $91.99 to ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of July 12, 2007

    "Give the girl a break, you envious sons of bitches"

  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    Fame Game

    Chef Adrianne overachieves everywhere except the kitchen

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality