Allen Susser

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    November 18, 2014

    Boisterous Brunchers Can't Bog Down Miami Chefs

    A 50-pound pig is pumped full of brine for four days and then -- around midnight on a Saturday -- placed in a large wooden box just behind the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell. The box is closed, covered in hot charcoal, and left for hours beneath a tent that's shrouded by foliage. Around dawn, two co ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Jen Karetnick, Lee Schrager, Fabio Viviani Represent at Book Fair 2014

    The Miami Book Fair International is a big deal. Not just for book nerds and wannabe authors, but for foodies, too, since the lineup of chefs, food writers and edible events gets more impressive every year. The roster for November's fair, announced on Friday night, includes a whole host of Miami's ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    For Miami Restaurants, No Such Thing as a Slow Summer Anymore

    It appears there is no place left to hide. Lincoln Road in mid-August is flooded with throngs of tourists who require you to have both twinkle toes and ankle-breaking jukes just to get to Shake Shack. Brickell is slammed, even though few restaurants in the area are worth your time. And despite the ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    2. Myles Chefetz: The King of South Beach

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    5. Felipe Valls: From Santiago de Cuba to Versailles

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014
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    August 22, 2013

    First 100 Breakfast Sammies Free at Daily Melt Next Wednesday

    If you're bored with the usual suspects for your morning sustenance, a few more interesting options are on the way, courtesy of the Daily Melt. The midtown outpost of the local grilled-cheese chain is about to launch a breakfast menu, and it's celebrating by giving away 100 free morning melts next ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Back to School and a 20 Buck Wine Class

    While the rest of Miami preps for another relaxing weekend on the beach, you're frantically crossing things off your kids' back-to-school check list. Number 2 pencils. Notebooks. Folders. Loose-leaf paper. Note cards. Backpacks. That horrific One Direction binder your daughter is begging for. It ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Taste of the Nation Fights To End Childhood Hunger July 25

    Who likes being hungry? Nobody. That's precisely why Share Our Strength, the country's leading anti-hunger group, exists. Their No Kid Hungry campaign is fueled by the objective of ending childhood hunger in America. To do this, the Share Our Strength organization is bringing back its highly respe ... 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 5, 2013

    Free Grilled Cheese at the New Times Daily Melt Meetup This Friday

    If you're not a fan of melty, golden, cheesy goodness pressed between two slices of toasty bread, you're probably not human. So why are you reading a food blog, android freak? This widespread love for the classic childhood sammie means Miaimians should be stoked for the Daily Melt, the newest addit ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Iron Fork: Food, Cocktails, and Two Incredible Battles (Photos)

    Thousands of hungry and thirsty people converged upon Grand Central Miami last evening to eat, drink and be merry at New Times' fifth annual Iron Fork.  Over three dozen of Miami's hottest restaurants served up some fine eats while a host of open bars attended to the liquid needs of party goers ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Taste of the Nation Miami 2012 in Pictures

    There was one happy crowd at Taste of the Nation Miami on Thursday night, where philanthropists gathered to support the national child hunger-fighting organization Share Our Strength. And with the best restaurants in the city catering the event, how in the world couldn't the atmosphere be happy? Th ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Taste of the Nation Celebrates 25th Anniversary on July 19

    Taste of the Nation, the event that brings together Miami's best chefs to benefit Share Our Strength, is celebrating its silver anniversary with a stellar lineup of food and drink.On Thursday, July 19, over three dozen restaurants will offer their best bites to sample at the Turnberry Isle Miami. So ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    New Times' Iron Fork is Thursday, Are You Prepared?

    Iron Fork is coming...are you prepared?​New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork is this Thursday at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami from 7 to 10 p.m., so we gotta ask -- are you prepared for the awesomeness of watching chefs do battle in head-to-head competition?Have you trained to get your s ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Fourth Annual Iron Fork October 20

    Miami New Times presents Iron Fork: a duel with knives and fire.​If you're like us, your favorite competitive sport consists of two chefs engaged in kitchen combat. We're talking sharp knives, open flames, and meat -- this is one dangerous battle to the finish. The best part: You get to eat the sp ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Tomorrow: Books & Books Holds Readers Circle Lunch

    Will Michael Schwartz make a surprise visit to Books & Books?​Books & Books is bringing its cafe and book shop together with a Readers Circle Lunch on Thursday, August 11th at noon at the Coral Gables location.Entitled: What Are You Reading?, the lunch will give book lovers a chance to s ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Second Career Ideas For 10 Miami Chefs

    ​With the news that former Pacific Time chef/owner Jonathan Eismann is now a realtor, it seemed like an opportune time to reflect upon potential second careers for other local chefs. After all, we know that the restaurant biz is a bitch, and dining establishments don't last forever, and...well, le ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.: Egg Creams Yes, Bialys No

    Lee Klein​We first wrote about the planned South Beach branch of

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    May 4, 2011

    A Miami Chef Timeline (1986-2008)

    Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    April 2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Chef Allen's​Quite a few restaurant doors opened and closed in April. We had some surprises like the quiet opening of Michelle Bernstein's new cafe/bakery in the atrium of the building across from Sra. Martinez and the arrival of La Sandwicherie to Brickell. In closings, chef Allen Susser closed h ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Is New Breeding Ground for Talented Cooks

    Photo by Jackie Sayet​The Miami Culinary Institute, the culinary arts school of Miami Dade College, celebrated the opening of its 34,000-square-foot green building April 14. The school, which took its first group of students in January, will try to change culinary education by training students to ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Chef Giovanni Arias Won't Kill Diners at Canyon Ranch

    Photo by Riki AltmanHe promises you'll survive.​Every chef is concerned about things going wrong in their restaurants -- after all, they can't always control every detail. But executive chef Giovanni Arias has to be extra vigilant in his kitchen at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach because ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    September 15, 2010

    Short Order Awards 2010 Nominees Are In... Vote Now!

    ​Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Save the Date for Fairchild's Mango Culinary Conference

    Paula NiñoMango varieties at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Mango Brunch​Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will open this year's Annual International Mango Festival with a Mango Culinary Conference, a day of panel discussions that pairs Fairchild's tropical fruit experts and local chef ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    November 13, 2009

    Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill Coming to Midtown via Sushi Samba Creators

    The raw space for Sushi Samba presents Graffiti Gone Global for Art Basel Miami '09.​The Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill is a new concept from the creators of Sushi Samba that will premiere during Art Basel 2009 in Midtown Miami and function in coercion with the Sushi Samba presented Graffiti Gone Glo ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Holy Moly! World Record-Breaking Guacamole Event this Sunday

    Photo by Lina PabónChef Michael Schwartz working with John A. Ferguson Senior High School students to perfect their guacamole entry for Sunday's competition.It's fall in South Florida, This mean your neighbors with hundreds of ripe avocados have you under siege. "Take one." "Take one" "Take one." J ... 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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    August 25, 2009

    AIWF Invents the "Sand Bake" for Labor Day

    The South Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food is getting set to present its annual Labor Day weekend "Sand Bake" on Sunday, September 6th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The "casual Florida tapas-style affair" will be held at the private Ocean Club at Fairmont Turnberry I ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Chef Allen Once Took Julia Child Stone Crabbing, and Guess Who Pulled the Traps?

    Marsha TalianoffU.S.S. Julia​Chef Allen Susser, Chef/Owner Chef Allen'sTalking about Food was one of Julia's favorite subjects. She was always involved. But Julia never saw food as an armchair discussion. She wanted to get right into the middle to experience the foods, the flavors, and the culture ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Chefs

    (New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon.)   Best ChefsCindy Hutson and Doug RodriguezPast honorees of this lifetime achievement-type award ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008

    Chef Allen Gets A Facelift

    I recently saw Chef Allen at an event and thought to myself, “Hmm, he’s getting on in years; now might be a good time for some nip-and-tuck.” Well, wouldn’t you know that he’s gone ahead and done just that. Oh, wait a minute, sorry -- I read the release wrong. It’s Chef Allen’s, the re ... More >>

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    January 2, 2003

    Air Fare

    Serving up crap at MIA - it doesn't have to be so tasteless

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    October 24, 2002

    Cheesecake Survivor

    La Valentina takes on the Big Cheese in the Aventura Mall -- and holds its own

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    May 2, 2002

    Taste, the Final Frontier

    There is a limit to how many culinary charities you can donate your way through

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    March 14, 2002

    Food Fight!

    Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival

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    November 15, 2001

    Miamian Beauty

    Naked breasts and rose petals in the name of WTC relief

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    October 4, 2001

    Dish TV

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