Alexandra Leon

  • News

    October 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    UPDATED: Gator Grill: New Management, Old Problems

    Photo by Alexandra LeonGator Grill 192's gator and pineapple kabobs.Gator Grill's new owners Sal and Elsa DeVito have taken the grease out of the menu -- and off a few window panes as well.At the end of June, the DeVito's took over the Homestead establishment after the Bronx-bred chef Nino took off. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Quiche and Sushi at the Coral Gables Art Cinema

    Photo by Alexandra LeonChocolate Fashion's tarts are part of the new Cinema Cafe at Coral Gables Art Cinema.​It's the best thing to happen to theater snacks since we started dropping Sno Caps in our popcorn. Gourmet concessions are coming to Coral Gables Art Cinema.At the concession stand in the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    American Noodle Bar "Closed for Remodel"

    Photo by Alexandra Leon​American Noodle Bar, the diminutive restaurant nestled inside a MiMo motel at 6730 Biscayne Blvd., closed last week for remodeling.Chef Stephen Cataldo, who took over after former Wish chef Michael Bloise left in April, has also left the establishment. After hearing of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    Last Night's Rock N' Roll Beer-B-Que: Free Guitars, Fine Grub (Pictures)

    All photos by Alexandra Leon ​We tasted every cut, savored every sauce, and guzzled shot after shot of free beer. After sampling the waes of the 20 featured restaurants and a similar number of brew stands at the Seminole Hard Rock/New Times first annual Rock N' Roll Beer-B-Que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2011

    Weiner Eats Seven Hot Dogs, Takes Home $200

    Alexandra LeonThe first five contestants to show up.​On Friday, we stopped by Louie's All American Hot Dog Cart Showroom for the Hot Dog King's fifth annual hot dog eating contest. Unfortunately, Louie DiRaimondo was not in his regal garb, and the 15 to 20 person turnout was lower than expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Our Five Favorite Restaurants that Didn't Make Best Of Miami: Coral Gables Edition

    A meal fit for the undead.This year, the rising took over Miami, and while brains were obviously on the top of the menu, a few restaurants made the cut for Best of Miami, too.From Lulu in Coconut Grove, to B.O.'s Fish Wagon in Key West, to Prime One Twelve in Miami Beach, we had you covered.Bu ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Vodka Gummy Bears Bring Together Our Favorite Vices

    All photos by Alexandra Leon​When has an article detailing exactly how to make vodka gummy bears, you know you've gotta try it. According to the directions, the gummies need to chill in a glass full of vodka for five days.Over the past week, these little guys marinated in a boozy pool in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Live Blog: The Great Food Truck Race UPDATED

    Laine Doss Cleveland's Hodge Podge gets ready for a weekend in Miami.​The finale of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed all over the streets of Miami. Two trucks are competing to win the title and take home $100,000. Hodge Podge, from Cleveland Ohio is taking on The Lim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Miami Food Pyramid Stresses Pork Fat and Vodka -- and Some Real Data Too

    Courtesy​Last week marked the official retirement of the oft-avoided USDA Food Pyramid that has been haunting sugar and grease-loving Americans since 1992.The new symbol for portion-control divides a plate into sections based on rough estimates of how much protein, dairy, fr ... More >>