Apparently if you fail in Miami Beach, you just make your way a little up the island to one of those fancy little towns. Former Miami Beach police chief Donald DeLucca ended up in Golden Beaches, and now former Miami Beach city manager Jorge Gonzalez is set to serve that same role in Bal Harbour. S ... More >>
Where the Chefs Eat is a series in which we ask Miami chefs to list their favorite local restaurants. In this installment, we spoke to Makoto Okuwa -- chef of Makoto in Bal Harbour -- about his preferred Magic City spots. At his restaurant in the Bal Harbour Shops, Okuwa has garnered a reputation a ... More >>
Brunch is the best meal ever. And in Miami, we've got lots of drop-dead delicious spots capable of curing hangovers, inducing food comas, and basically serving as the highlight of our weekends. And according to Open Table diners, four spots in our sunny city offer some of the nation's best brunches. ... More >>
Looking for a bit more of the European aesthetic in your life? Doré South Beach, the newest addition to the Ritz-Carlton, is serving French-inspired, high-end eats with a mixology twist. Diners can sip pear-infused pisco and watermelon purée while nibbling on hamachi tartare and homemade tor ... More >>
If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified. We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... More >>
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In my quest to become the commissioner of Surfside--the beach hamlet just south of the haughty nihilist province known as Bal Harbour-- I've run into a problem: A lot of the older residents don't want to open the door for me. Maybe it's only because I'm a relatively young man. Maybe it's the sparse ... More >>
It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times'Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins Th ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Shirt by Ralph Lauren; blazer by Discount Man, found at a thrift store; belt by Salvatore Ferragamo; black jeans by Levis; shoes are Versace for H&M; bow tie by Robot and Brucling ("these are the designers that made the bow tie Beyonce wore at her performance on Oprah"); ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Hair by Diane Lopez right here in Bal Harbour, dress is Urban Outfitters ("recycling the dress, it's about 4 years old"), cardigan from Express ("usually wear sweaters"), belt came with a Forever 21 Dress, bag Louis Vuitton, shoes could be Zara, wooden ring (right hand) from H& ... More >>
Rusty PelicanWe can hardly wait for the long weekend ahead. If you don't know what you're doing to celebrate Independence Day, you'll be glad to know there are several restaurants and parks hosting parties for the occasion. Following are some options around town. Tobacco Road Celebrate early a ... More >>
FlickrJoe's Stone CrabsThis weekend marks the unfortunate end of stone crab season. Now is the time when generous humans hold back from decimating the crab population by giving those little suckers time to regenerate; so it's your last chance to nab some claws. A feeding frenzy is taking place to ... More >>
Chef Makoto OkuwaThis coming Sunday, March 27, marks the opening of Makoto at the Bal Harbour Shops. "Makoto Okuwa worked for us at Morimoto in Philadelphia and New York," explains Stephen Starr (who is known locally for Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale, but whose restaurant group includes a host of ... More >>
Is Peter plating a peck of pickled peppers? It's pretty common to hear people say things like, "He couldn't figure out what else to do, so he became a chef," or "She hated school and figured cooking was her only way out." Those overly chatty Cathy's should meet Peter Vauthy, Red, the Steakhouse's ch ... More >>
Surfer Blood is back home in South Florida and boy is there a pile of dirty tube socks to wash! The gents will perform Tuesday evening at Respectable Street (518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) with Turbo Fruits and locals the Dewars. Then, check them out at Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami o ... More >>
Bet On This Being A WinnerSteve Martorano of the famous Café Martorano on Oakland Park Boulevard, brings his brash Italian fare to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this February with the opening of Martorano's -- a 7,400-square-foot restaurant with inside and outside seating for approxi ... More >>
Dunkin Donuts breakfast deals. [MiamiCheap] Canned potatoes leave Alicia Ross naked. [DesperationDinners] 4th of July specials at Red The Steakhouse. [Kavetchnik] Regent Bal Harbour bankrupt, 1 Bleu may stay, or everything may change. [ChowHound] Basil in the Grove is no longer open, meaning they a ... More >>
Crazy Pianos Tuning UpThe new dueling piano bar, restaurant, and late night entertainment venue in Coconut Grove (second floor of CocoWalk at 3015 Grand Avenue) is offering brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday. Also: two-for-one drink specials Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Craz ... More >>
It's Thursday folks, like to drink? It's a good day to start. Here are some places to do it around the city: Ortanique on the Mile - 278 Miracle Mile - Coral Gables 305.446.7710 - website Thursday Ultra Hours with Free Champagne tasting 5:30 p.m. till the bubbles run dry.Daily Happy Hour 5-7pm at F ... More >>
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