Timon Balloo doesn't want to dazzle you. At Bocce Bar, he cooks things simply -- braising duck legs in stock before plunging them into a pan with orecchiette, squash, and Parmesan. They are finished in a sauce that's thick enough to coat a wooden spoon and tastes of sage and thyme. They are unencumb ... More >>
If you're anything like the rest of us in the first world, you've spent many a panic-induced 10 minutes scanning the shelves of a liquor store before heading to a party. Choosing the right booze is one of those etiquette skills most of us never learn, leaving us as the loser who always shows up spor ... More >>
With the new year fast approaching (or the end of the world, if that's how you see it), time is working against us to start making New Year's Eve plans. Because Miami is an NYE party destination, locals have to make particularly savvy arrangements to ensure a successful evening. No one likes to ... More >>
Any vulgarian can wash down a lunch of human face with LSD and half a dozen bullets. A true gourmand, however, knows that to get the most out of a meal, one must pair each portion of the face with the right wine. Luckily, Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for Tool and A Perfect Circle, is also som ... More >>
Miami Intenational Wine FairThe Miami International Wine Fair's Grand Tasting Village features wines from 20 countries.The Miami International Wine Fair is coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center September 23-25. This event showcases 1,800 wines from 20 countries in over 80,000 square feet of ... More >>
Courtesy of Meat MarketWhen we hear sommelier we think well-suited-gentleman with a stiff upper lip who looks down his nose at you for ordering anything less than a $100 bottle of wine. Sarah Almand, Meat Market's delightfully spirited sommelier, is different.A Florida native, she was a geography ... More >>
Manhattans are classic, and mojitos are perfect for beating the summer heat. Remember apple martinis? Those were tasty, but definitely a trend. What drinking trends can you expect in the coming year? Here's a list of what everyone will be imbibing:
Photo by Riki AltmanThe Blue Group started with this green dish. And that was the beginning of the confusion.Wine Dine Design was held last night in the ever-growing Design District, home to a handful of our city's most popular eateries. Here's how the event worked: Ticketholders gathered in fro ... More >>
You've undoubtedly heard the expression, "Things aren't always as they seem," and in the case of my latest date -- the second one filmed for the viewing pleasure of some major television network executives--no truer words could've fit the experience.Producers came to town yet again to film their ... More >>
David SamayoaSustain-able dining arrives to Midtown Well, it's the last day of the year and it's safe to say Miami saw some great additions to its restaurant scene, including a few notable ones in the last month of 2010. Following are notable openings and closings in December (or before and not ... More >>
The new place south of downtown isn't perfect, but it's seriously versatile.
The secret to eating out lately? Maybe it's to save your bucks on the small trips to restaurants and then splurge on one great meal, a la the Stag's Leap Dinner on Thursday, August 21 at Christine's Restaurant? You could think of it as your personal last supper, if that helps. For $80 a head plus ... More >>
The new Ritz-Carlton scores big with Willis Loughhead's classy cuisine
Wherefore art thou more restaurants like these?