At this new gem, truly great things come to those who wait.
Bonnie Schwartzer wrote in to let us know about Le Banyan, a new Thai restaurant. I haven't yet been, but Bonnie has, and really likes it. Here, with her permission, is what she had to say:"I would like to recommend a restaurant called Le Banyan, located at 7300 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach (305-397-8 ... More >>
Hakkasan, a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant with locations in London and Istanbul, held quite an opening bash Saturday night at the Fontainebleau. Three quick impressions:1. The decor, much like the Hakkasan in London, is exotic, romantic, stunning -- long, creatively lighted bar and a serie ... More >>
The Thai new year, called Songkran, is celebrated today, April 13, through this Wednesday. The word means "move" or to "change place," in regard to the sun's changing its position in the zodiac. Songkran doesn't boast any B-list celebrities reporting on a big ball dropping down a pole, but the Songk ... More >>
So you can't turn around without someone shoving a bloody hunk of designer beef in your face. But you can turn around and see we really could use some better Thai restaurants.Could the new Atchana's East West Kitchen in Coco Grove's Mutiny Hotel be one? Well, it's got a good enough pedigree. Propri ... More >>
I've been meaning to write something for quite a while about the new Cook's Inc. at Abacoa Town Center. Abacoa, located in Jupiter in northern Palm Beach County, may be a long drive north for many of us, but Cook's Inc. is doing something unique -- it's part gourmet market, part restaurant, part coo ... More >>
9:39 p.m. last night, my friend texted me, "Loving [Lil'] Kim on Dancing With the Stars!" While he was home watching B & C-Listers do the cha-cha - wasabi, crab and fresh-out-the-water tuna was doing the electric boogaloo on my tongue. Akashi's South Miami outpost is potentially one of the best ... More >>
A couple months back, we reviewed Marumi Sushi, a small but very authentic Japanese restaurant hiding in the western wilds of Plantation. I loved it then: nowhere else in Broward can you get this kind of unfiltered, unapologetic view of the food that Japanese folks actually dig into, and nowhere in ... More >>
- Ey beautiful, wanna play hide the temaki?- Nice sushi, wanna screw?- Your chopsticks would look better on my bedroom floor.- I wanna put my eel sauce all over your sashimi.- Baby, why you wearin' wasabi when you're so hot already?- Why don't you take some sushi off and get comfortable?- Wann ... More >>
Small space, low prices, big flavors.
A South Beach favorite goes north.
This newcomer is more kitten than tiger.
And dim sum at Mr. Chus.
Woodlands Indian restaurant chain comes to Miami.
Sake Room both satisfies and annoys.
Taj Mahal brings familiar food to familiar digs, and saves a sweet spot.
Little Saigon loses points on the little things.
Mister Chopstik serves up Chinese food with a kosher touch.
It must be a bit disconcerting for an American to enter Caribbean Delite. The Trinidadian eatery is nestled unassumingly in a generic, largely island-themed strip mall on SW 160th. Reggae blares from the record shop down the way, but the interior of the restaurant is silent, save for the sound of co ... More >>
Sushi Club rivals Hiro's Sushi Express.
Dont forget the Siam in Sushi Siam.
Moonchine is worth braving Biscayne Boulevard.
An Indian staple in Coral Gables can hit or miss
Maleewan’s not kosher, but it’s worth a try
Ishq brings the subcontinent to the Beach
Myung Gas Tofu and BBQ is a mystery worth solving
At Bouley Evolution, Mike serves raw fish with style
Ishq, the contemporary Indian restaurant whose opening at 530 Ocean Drive, South Beach, has been “highly anticipated” (re:long delayed), will finally start cooking this Friday (September 14). Owners Sham and Kavita Kamlani promise “Bombay street fare in an oceanside setting” and a menu of tr ... More >>
Taste of Bombay is all over the map
Doraku looks different but tastes as good as ever
UM grad Jack Punma creates a stir in Coral Gables
Sakura adds Korean a rarity in these parts to its bustling sushi menu
Sasha Issenberg is a younger guy than I had envisioned while reading his book, The Sushi Economy. I could see the youth in his face as he approached the podium at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Saturday afternoon. Then he started his talk by stating that he’s been eating sushi since he was five ... More >>
The Lunch Room is an unlikely find
On South Beach, something new, something Guru
Off-the-tourist-track Matsuri has attracted everyone from Madonna to vacationing Manhattan sushi chefs
Getting the right chef can be a make-or-break situation
Yuga offers Japanese food thats dainty but daring, unbound by expectations
The menu is dementedly extensive, and the food is insanely good
Lackluster Chinatown sit-downs turn their backs on their own markets
A tale of two Indian restaurants, one worth a damn
In trying to please everyone, oftentimes you end up pleasing no one