Alex Pinero

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Sustain, Gotham Steak, City Hall and More: Misleading Salmon Descriptions

    via Flickr CCSustain Restaurant Bar has developed a brand synonymous with greener eating. Deconstructed branches line its walls and lamps in natural shapes light up its vast open space, all contributing to a signature earthy feel. The menu lists ingredients with sources and location, and the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Timon Balloo at Johnson & Wales University Dinner

    ​The students at Johnson & Wales University's culinary arts program got a taste of what it's going to be like in the real world when Sugarcane executive chef and JWU graduate Timon Balloo took over the kitchen as part of the school's Distinguished Visiting Chef dinner series.The event, held la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    What Chefs Can't Live Without in a Storm

    Red the Steakhouse executive chef Peter Vauthy plans an Italian-themed hurricane party.​You know the old game where you're asked the question, "If you're stranded on a deserted island, what couldn't you live without?" Most people answer with their favorite book, a musical instrument, or volleyball ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Cape Cod Room Is Doomed

    John ZurMaybe now Fratelli can borrow a lamp from the Cape Cod Room​As in kaput. Clammed up. Dead. And, quite frankly, not to be missed. Ken Lyon's Bath House folly was overpriced and underwhelming in terms of food, service, and decor (although other than that it wasn't too bad). The Room's former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Behind the Line: Fratelli Lyon in the Design District

    Jacob KatelChef Alejandro Piñero at work.​Fratelli Lyon Driade is an Italian restaurant in the Design District that is on a mission. The manifesto printed on the face of their menu says, "to distance ourselves from purveyors of heavily marketed and mass produced food stuffs and their sources."The ... More >>