Andrew Zimmern

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    August 22, 2014

    Miami's Six Best Blood and Guts Dishes: From Veal Kidney to Pig Stomach

    Conventional forms of meat consumption are so passe in our post- Andrew Zimmern world. Ever since Bizarre Foods came on the scene, budding foodies have been trying to outdo themselves in the consumption of exotic and stomach-churning meals. Along with insect larvae, and durian, offal (a euphemism fo ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Make Super Easy Vegan Coleslaw for Fourth of July (Recipe)

    T-minus 24 hours until Fourth of July festivities kick off. And shiiiiiiit, you totally forgot about the vegan dish you promised to dole out at your neighbor's hipster barbecue. Considering the contents of your fridge (some sad-looking celery and a bottle of ketchup), this might present a problem. ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    The Food at the 2014 PGA Tour and Cadillac Championship

    The Cadillac Championship and PGA Tour brought an influx of tourists to watch the world's best in golf play this past week. It didn't even matter whether you were a fan of golf or understand the sport -- there was entertainment for everyone who attended. From a Carolina Herrera fashion show and co ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern's Appetite for Life: DIY (Make a Crab Trap)

    You may recall that Andrew Zimmern, food maven, professional eater, and award-winning writer and television host was in Miami in early January to film several Miami restaurateurs and chefs for his web series, Appetite for Life: DIY Kitchen. The Miami episodes are up and Zimmern can be seen all aro ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Andrew Zimmern's Giant Hot Dog and Shake Shack Win Best of the Munchies

    Closing out this year's South Beach Wine & Food Fest was no easy task. The last few days have been epic. Although if there was one person and one food category to get the job done, it was definitely Andrew Zimmern and the munchies. Other events may have pristine lobster and wine, but this was beer, ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Andrew Zimmern Hosts Xi'an Famous Foods Dinner Tomorrow at Khong

    Andrew Zimmern admits it: He was being a little greedy. When the celebrity chef first spoke with South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder Lee Schrager about hosting an event this year, he mentioned Jason Wang. "Nothing could be more selfish. I love Jason Wang," Zimmern says. "Lee Schrager and I are ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Lee Schrager on SOBEWFF's Must-See Events

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival will enter its 13th year when it kicks off this Thursday, February 20. Termed "spring break for chefs" by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, the event attracts culinary A-listers and some 60,000 fans to Miami Beach for a weekend of parties, dinners, and drinking in t ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Five Awesome SoBeWFF Events That Aren't Sold Out

    The biggest boozy, bon vivant blowout of the year is almost upon us. Hello South Beach Wine and Food Festival, we've missed your many charms. Even if you're been procrastinating like crazy ahead of the big affair, you're in luck. There are still tickets available to some of the best events. Here ar ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern on SoBe "Horse-Sh*t Restaurants," TV, and Miami's Creative Spirit

    Andrew Zimmern had been sitting all day. On a recent wind-lashed afternoon, while his film crew prepped the outdoor set at Wynwood's Blue Starlite Drive-In, Zimmern sipped a Starbucks Frappuccino and yearned to stretch his legs. Earlier that day, he had taken an airboat ride across the Everglades, ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern Filming Appetite for Life: DIY Kitchen Around Miami

    Andrew Zimmern's certainly got good timing. While his home town of Minneapolis is entering what must feel like a new ice age, the talented host will be in Miami filming his web series Appetite for Life: DIY Kitchen this week. This time, Zimmern's not traveling around the world eating eyeballs and ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Underground Dining Guide: Kulinary Therapy to Cobaya to Shelley-belly to Copperbox

    Underground dinners and pop-up events are two very different things. When you sign up for a pop-up, you know where you'll be dining, what you'll be eating, and who will be cooking your meal. Underground dinners -- also known as supper clubs -- are planned clandestinely. You might pay for a seat be ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Ms. Cheezious Wins Trucks at SoBeWFF... Again

    "You could put out sea urchin and conch ceviche and wine roasted short ribs that shit rainbows" and people will still pick comfort foods, Andrew Zimmern said just before announcing Ms. Cheezious as winner -- for the second year in a row -- of the People's Choice award at the South Beach Wine & F ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Fun and Fit as a Family: For the Whole Gang

    What makes a successful culinary scene? Demand for innovation, quality and a steady pipeline of talent. Working to instill that passion in the next generation of foodies is Florida Blue who will present Fun and Fit as a Family February 23 and 24, sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitche ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Ten Twitter Handles to Follow During SoBeWFF

    Can't make it to this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? We hear ya. Tickets are kind of expensive. Fret not. Luckily, Twitter allows complete strangers to pry into the lives of those who live publicly, like Cooking Channel and Food Network idols, for instance. This year, experience SoBe ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern's Truck and Many More on Midtown Tracks for SoBeWFF

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. By the time 2012 was upon us, more than 100 food trucks were rolling around Greater Miami. It seemed only natural some of them should feed the gastrophilic masses of the Sou ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2013: The Six Best Events Featuring Miami Chefs

    If you haven't purchased your tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, we suggest breaking out the credit card because many of the more famous events, like Burger Bash, are sold out.Luckily, the four-day long festival is filled with seminars, dinners, and parties -- ensuring there's an ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Kardashian, Armstrong and More: Five Celebrities We Want to See Open a Miami Restaurant

    With the South Beach Wine & Food Festival a mere stone's throw away, we can't help but think of all the traffic, money, and celebrities the bash will bring. Sure, South Beach will be a pain in the ass to get around for those four days, but take into account all the tourism money and publicity this ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs Celebrate Christmas: Anthony Bourdain's Easy Bake Oven, Guy Fieri's Puppy, Mario Batali's Speedball

    After the usual anticipation and rushing around, Christmas 2012 has come and gone. Santa is relaxing with an eggnog and the reindeer and elves have the day off after a job well done.It looks like our favorite celebrity chefs celebrated the holidays in style as well, and Tweeted about their Christmas ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announces 2013 Food Truck Lineup

    Now that Art Basel is over, it's time to start focusing on the imminent arrival of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which takes over our fair city February 21-24, 2013.One of our favorite events last year was Trucks on the Beach, hosted by Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern. Last year's official ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Chefs Tweet About Obama Win

    The election was called shortly before midnight. Barack Obama had surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to retain his position as Commander in Chief. But the real winner of the night was Twitter.According to Yahoo, President Obama's personal tweet, "We're all in this together. That's how we campa ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Brings AZ Canteen Food Truck to Miami For Season: Now Hiring Locals

    If you've a fan of Andrew Zimmern's eyeball eating antics on his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods, this is your lucky day.Zimmern is bringing his AZ Canteen food truck to Miami for the entire season. Starting in early November, the AZ Canteen will roll through the streets of Miami, serving up cuisi ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    AZ Canteen: Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Food Truck Rolling Through Town

    Good news, folks! If you're a fan of Andrew Zimmern or world traveling or bull penises and insects, you'll want to listen up. The Travel Channel's globetrotting gourmand has a new food truck called AZ Canteen, and rumor has it he'll stop by our neighborhood in the coming months. What kind of fo ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Can Slithery, Slimy, Creepy Crawlies from Whole Foods Become an Art Project?

    Poking around Whole Foods down on Sunset Drive recently, I encountered a highly regarded delicacy that, according to many people's standards, is disgusting, promotes up-chucking and, if courageously ordered then viewed on a plate, often becomes impossible to swallow. Man up you wimps and let those l ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    ABC's The Chew Highlights Little Havana Today

    We haven't really mentioned The Chew lately -- mainly because the daytime talker for foodies hasn't mentioned Miami lately. Call it childish, but why should we give a shout out to a show that shows no love for the 305 ... until now.Apparently The Chew crew's ears were burning because today's show fe ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Bizarre Foods America: Miami Episode Airs Tonight

    Watch Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Week in Miami here.Last December Andrew Zimmern hit the streets of Miami in search of our beachy playground's strangest eating experiences. For five days, the Travel Channel host dined on turtle, fry bread, and local seafood.Zimmern also interacted with the ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Celebrates His 100th Show on the Travel Channel

    Yep, as of yesterday, Andrews Zimmern has been the "If it looks good, EAT IT!" host of perhaps the most unusual/disgusting/informative food show on cable, Bizarre Foods America, for 100 episodes. Most of the time, fans such as myself tune in, prepare to gag, have a barfee-in-the-tum-tum-moment, comp ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Kangaroo Loin and Mini Yorkies for Aussie Dinner at Edge March 27

    ​​Crikey!Just when we thought we've seen it all, Edge Steak & Bar comes up with a concept that blows our minds. Move over, Andrew Zimmern -- Bizarre Foods has jack squat on Aussie Dinner night's menu.The progressive steak house at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami will host this night down u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Food Blogging For Dummies: We Offer Ten Tips

    ​It was bound to happen. Food Blogging For Dummies by Kelly Senyei is available for pre-order on Amazon. This 320-page book will, no doubt, speak to the 75 remaining people in the world who still do not have a food blog.If you can't wait for the book to come out (or you're too cheap to shell out t ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Trucks on the Beach Crowded, Energetic

    ​View photos from Trucks on the Beach here.The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach closing party proved once and for all that people will wait on line for 45 minutes for food.Lines were the name of the game at this event, as trucks turned out food as fast as humanly possible ... More >>

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    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Diamond Dishes Event is a Home Run (Photos)

    ​The Miami Marlins new ballpark was the venue for what had to have been the most striking (pun intended) event of the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.The moment guests stepped out of the elevator onto the field level Diamond Club area for cocktails and appetizers, cameras flashed and jaw ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Andrew Zimmern Talks Street Food and Miami Bites

    ​You probably know Andrew Zimmern as the guy who eats eyeballs and bats on the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. You might not know that Zimmern, a trained chef and journalist with a love of street food, is an annual participant in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year he'll host the o ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Edge, Lolita, and Mayfair: South Beach Wine and Food Fest Events Promoting Local Chefs

    Lesley ElliottSoBeWFF: Celebuchefs gone wild, or local culinary stage? ​Behind closed doors, local chefs complain a little about the lack of exposure during the festival, which brings a slew of Food Network celebrities who do tend to overshadow in the overall scheme of the South Beach Wine & F ... More >>

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    February 4, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trade Seminars: Celebrity Chefs Offer Insight for Insiders

    Food NetworkBobby Flay moderates a panel discussion on winning a televised cooking competition.​While thousands of people will be flocking to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village for some wine and a glimpse at a celebrity chef, those same chefs will be sneaking across the ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Bizarre Foods America Season Opener: Ten Foods We Want Andrew Zimmern to Eat

    ​Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern has made a career out of eating everything that walks, swims, or crawls. He admits to refusing only two things offered to him -- ever. Street food in Delhi that was made with sludgy water and moldy chicken intestines.Our omnivorous friend takes to the airwaves to ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Bourdain to Eat Street to Emeril: Miami TV Tops in 2011

    Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain orders from Dim Ssam a Gogo.​Miami was a star in 2011. The past year saw many major national food-related shows film here in our fair city. Who could blame them? Between our thriving and ever-growing food scene and our seemingly endless miles of sandy beaches, p ... More >>

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    December 17, 2011

    Mac'n Soul Food Wins Spot on Trucks on the Beach

    Everyone loves Mac'n.​Last month, we gave four trucks the opportunity to compete to the sixteenth and final truck to be invited to park on the sands of Miami Beach for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach event hosted by Andrew Zimmern on February 26.Mac'n Soul Food, Miso ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Cocktober and Aphrodisiac Ice Cream: Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Week in Florida

    By Carlos AcostaAndrew Zimmern at Cobaya Azul​I have to thank Bizarre Food's Andrew Zimmern for making it to Miami. I'd originally dropped a grapevine hint that he'd soon be in town only because I recently noticed his Twitter conversation with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian about visiting Tudor House.But ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Nadia G's Bitchin' Christmas (Video)

    Nadia G. FacebookIt's Christmas me your ding dong!​Everyone loves to get into the act for Christmas.  For some reason, snowmen and brightly lit trees make everyone want to record a song. Adam Sandler, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie among those who have felt the need to share the ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Quick Tudor House Rose Brunch Recap

    We wanted to give you a quick recap of opening weekend at Tudor House's Rose Brunch. Live jazz, good food, and a great vibe - can't beat it.  Photo by Alex Rodriguez Geoffrey Zakarian roamed the restaurant grounds all weekend mingling with guests while they enjoyed Executive Chef Jamie DeRosa's ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Trucks on the Beach: Vote Now to Pick the 16th Food Truck

    ​With all the South Beach Wine & Food Festival events scheduled for next year's edition, we are perhaps most excited about Trucks on the Beach. The bash, hosted by Andrew Zimmern and serving as the official closing party, will feature 15 trucks dishing out mobile-made bites on the sands of Sou ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Opens Ticket Presale For Amex Holders

    ​The 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town February 23-26 and promises to once again be the premiere foodie event in Miami. Festival favorites like Burger Bash ($225) hosted by Rachael Ray and Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch ($150) will be joined by some intriguing new events like Con ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    SBWFF 2012: Antonio Banderas, Andrew Zimmern, and Plenty of Food Carts

    Lee KleinWe spoke by phone with Lee Schrager this week about upcoming new events at the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (February 23 through 26). Monday was part one; today we talk about BubbleQ losing its Bubble, the one-of-a-kind affair at 1111 Lincoln, and the grand closing party that l ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Food Truck iPhone Apps; Truck Tracker for Tonight

    Burger Beast A screen shot of the Burger Beast Truck Track app.It's lunchtime and you're in your car jonesing for your favorite food truck. Where is it? Well, there's an app for that! Blogger Burger Beast is busy developing an app that will make it easy to find your favorite truck. The app wi ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Wants You To Eat Different Animals

    Andrew with "friends."​If space aliens turned on a television to Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, they would think that humans lived on a diet of bats, scorpions, brains, eyeballs and testicles. And most humans do -- just not humans in the United States. Which is why Andrew Zimmern is trying ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Bourdain, Ray, Fieri's Six Most Obscene and Silly Moments

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival starts Thursday. This is the big time -- when us mere mortals can brush up to the likes of food superstars like Martha Stewart, Anthony Bourdain and Emeril Lagasse. Walking through the tents, we'll thrill at the sight of these men and women who make us marvel a ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Andrew Zimmern Meets Jimbo

    Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's popular Bizarre Foods series, will be at Jimbo's on Virginia Key tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) in order to film part of the show's upcoming Beach Special.  Be there at 4:30 p.m. or later if you want to take part in the party -- and perhaps be seen as a bl ... More >>

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