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Andres Tovar

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Here are Some of the People That Made Food Great

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. When you think about it, the entire issue is about people. After all, for every delicious burger or soul-satisfying cafe con leche, there's a person lovingly creating it. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Top 15 Restaurants Reviewed in 2013

    'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top Ten Foods All True Miamians Must Try

    You're a true Miamian if you drive like shit, bang on pots and pans when the Miami Heat wins, and prefer your guarapo with a side of chicharrón. You're from Miami if you follow tío Pepe on Twitter, know the best cafecitos in every zip code, and eat churros con chocolate when the temperature drop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits

    Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    6. Kevin Cory of Naoe

    Kevin Cory -- sushi master, soft spoken chef, and seafood overlord -- is the man behind Naoe, an omakase-style Japanese restaurant in Brickell Key where dinners start at $160 and most of the menu is chef's choice. Sounds amazing, right? Wouldn't you just love to go tonight? Well, you can't. Cory is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    7. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Broken Shaker

    A few years back, you could get a good cocktail or two in Miami, sure. But more than likely, you'd be served Margaritas made with a corn syrup-laden mix. Maybe you could get a decent martini, but you'd probably wind up with Red Bull and vodka in a plastic cup at a trendy hotel pool bar, instead. Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    8. Larry Carrino of Brustman Carrino Public Relations

    We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    9. Zak Stern of Zak the Baker

    If you were to measure a man by his passion, it would be hard to find a baker held in higher esteem than Zak Stern. Whereas most dough-makers talk levain and flour, Stern voices thoughts of wisdom, happiness, and beauty. Zak the Baker is more than just talk, though. He's a fervent proponent for lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Take Out-Of-Towners

    Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Inexpensive Restaurants

    Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Con Sabor a Mexico: Tiny Taqueria Serves Miami's Most Authentic Carnitas

    Andres Tovar searched for swine stomach everywhere. When he moved to Miami seven years ago, he visited grocery stores and butcher shops. He perused supermarket signs, talked to meat vendors, and gazed at pork cuts such as jowl, ribs, and belly through glass display cases. But Tovar was looking for w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Pork Tacos! Real Michoacan Carnitas in Little Havana

    Jacob KatelMmmmm tacos​If the words maciza (solid), cuerito (skin), buche (stomach), oreja (ear), tripa (intestines), lengua (tongue), or surtida (mixed) mean anything to you and your taco, then you're in luck.Con Sabor A Mexico: Carnitas Estilo Michoacan (542 SW 12th Avene) is open for business s ... More >>

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