Alex Casanova

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    October 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    October in Miami is still considered a transitional month. Although the weather is getting better, many restaurants are still working on their progress, hosting family & friends dinners and putting the finishing touches on their menus in anticipation for a late fall opening in time for Art Basel and ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Taperia Raca Now Closed; Owners "Received an Offer For the Location They Could Not Turn Down"

    Taperia Raca, the Spanish tapas joint launched earlier this year in MiMo by Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Casanova, is closed. According to a press release, the owners had an offer on the property that they couldn't refuse. The team, however, says this isn't the end for Raca and are planning to look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Batch Gastropub Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Calls Out Three Restaurants

    Brickell's Batch Gastropub has taken the ALS Ice Bucket challenge to a whole new level. Not only did Batch partner Kevin Danilo accept the challenge, which dares people to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads or donate $100 to ALS support and research, but he went a step further by recruitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Where to Eat and Drink in Miami for the NBA Finals

    Tonight, the Miami Heat return to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year in a row and are just four wins shy of a three-peat. Ever wonder where the term three-peat even came from? It was coined by Byron Scott in 1988 and trademarked by none other than Pat Riley, who hopefully soon enough wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Taperia Raca: Spanish Tapas on the Upper Eastside (Photos)

    In less than two years, Giorgio Rapicavoli has gone from executive chef at 660 at the Angler's and winning Chopped to making Eating House a pop-up-turned-Miami-mainstay that boasts lines down the block for Wakin-n-Bacon brunch and tang mimosas every Sunday. This past Friday, he -- along with partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Spring is in the air, bringing new beginnings and lots of restaurant openings. From small burger and beer joints to lavish multilevel dining experiences, it seems there's a new restaurant for just about everyone's taste and budget. Notable openings include 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Danny Grant's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Taperia Raca Opens Friday: Giorgio Rapicavoli Tells Us What to Expect

    Taperia Raca opens this Friday, bringing chef Giorgio Rapicavoli's spin on Spanish small plates to MiMo. The restaurant, the second endeavor from Rapicavoli and business partner Alex Casanova, will seat only 16 people inside, but an outdoor garden will serve 40 guests. Rapicavoli will split his tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Giorgio Rapicavoli to Open Taperia Raca in MiMo

    MiMo/Biscayne Corridor's culinary scene is blowing up with the addition of Taperia Raca later this month. The restaurant, opening at the end of March, will be helmed be none other than Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Casanova, the adventurous team behind Eating House in Coral Gables. In fact the "Raca" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Talks About the New Permanent Eating House

    Finally former pop-up restaurant Eating House has opened its doors permanently with a a fresh new look, soon-to-come lunch service. When Eating House closed in late September nobody anticipated a permanent return, not even owner and head chef Giorgio Rapicavoli. With a month to go to his 27 birthd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Giorgio Rapicavoli on Life After Eating House

    Eating House shows rising chef's true potential.When Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Casanova opened Eating House six months ago, sharing space with a café on the border of Coral Gables and Little Havana, the duo hoped customers would patronize the pop-up restaurant that seats just under 50 people. The ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 22, 2012
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    March 21, 2012

    Eating House Shows Rising Chef's True Potential

    ​So far, Miami has barely acknowledged the pop-up-dining movement that has captured many other cities' imaginations. The concept is simple: A restaurant pops up in an unused space for a limited, specifically planned period of time. It allows chefs and restaurateurs to operate with far less financi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Sex on a Plate at New Eating House Pop-Up

    Photo by Riki AltmanThey've got a bone for you, lady."I want to have sex with this bone marrow," uttered the gal sitting on the barstool next to us as she closed her eyes and bit down on a tanned toast round topped with chimichurri and glistening globes of savory, meaty fat. "Seriously, if this was ... More >>