The employee at Dena Marino's Mercato was busy. He played on his iPhone, filled out his W-4 form, and stared diligently into open space. He did not want to be interrupted. So I left the Design District breakfast and lunch spot with a few unanswered questions.
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Pork belly. Candied bacon. Pig's feet. It seems no one can get enough of Porky Pig these days, from tip to tail. Such is the premise behind Cochon 555, the annual competition that pits notable local chefs against each other in a piggy battle royale.
During the battle, chefs must use every last inch ... More >>
Tonight is the premiere of the much anticipated new television series, Hannibal, based on the "Hannibal the Cannibal" character from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal novels.
In homage to the serial killer gourmand and his namesake television show, we bring you some Hann ... More >>
Jai Mazumddar earned a master's degree in finance from the University of Florida in 2002. He spent more than half decade crunching numbers, mostly as a stockbroker for Continental Securities, which the Securities and Exchange Commission shut down, and later as a financial analyst for a real estate c ... More >>
It's a muggy, hot afternoon in mid-November and Santo Domingo's congested streets are packed with whizzing motorcyclists and banged-up taxis. Sidewalks are lined with vendors selling dried-up holiday pine trees. Across the bustling Caribbean city, eateries offer a variety of catered Thanksgiving din ... More >>
When my little posse and I rolled up to the fence surrounding Earth N Us Farms in Little Haiti, I wore a confident face in an attempt to reassure my obviously skeptical guests.The truth is, though, that I was nearly as apprehensive about the vegan pop-up event we were about to attend as they were. A ... More >>
Like most Bay Harbor Islands restaurants, Le Pine opened with little fanfare. That was about four months ago. People in the area know about it likely because it's a sizable space that's located on Kane Concourse, so it's hard to miss while driving by. The interior décor won't win any design awards, ... More >>
When adopting an organic plant-based diet, people fear the expense. But nutrient-rich, disease-preventing, obesity-fighting plant foods will save you money on medical bills in the long run (and make you feel better right away).Certainly, organic produce is more expensive than the standard type becau ... More >>
Emily CodikVeggie Burger from Green Gables CaféOn Tuesday, the USDA confirmed the detection of Mad Cow disease in a California dairy cow.
Even though the agency also announced that American beef and milk continue to be safe for consumption, reports have already surfaced of countries like Indonesia ... More >>
Going to the doctor is hardly an option for me. It hasn't been since I left my last full-time job -- and the health insurance it offered -- about a year and a half ago, when I decided to pursue my writing career.As a freelancer, I'm lucky to enjoy a steady stream of work and a lot of creative fre ... More >>
We've tried to convince you to check out the Redland Farmers Market and Bargain Town in the past, but if you are yet to take our advice here's another plea. Maybe you're hesitant to travel all the way down to Homestead only to be disappointed, but if you have taste buds then you won't be. If your ex ... More >>
Quick Football Snacks for the Clueless CookIf you weren't so clueless you would have looked up fun easy recipes and bought the ingredients for Super Bowl Sunday snacks by now. But since you're reading this, you didn't, did ya?
Quickies: Chickpea Salad with a Fresh Herb Vinaigrette and Last Min ... More >>
Holy crap, this thing is delicious. And unlike some wheat gluten- and soy-based turkey stand-ins, it's unequivocally good for you.The vegetable flavors harmonize lusciously and the quinoa, chickpeas, and walnuts give it a nice protein lift -- without soy. Whatever you do, don't skip the sun-dried ... More >>
Last month I chronicled the winding road that was Whole Foods' "Fill The Grill" competition, where we watched chef Timon Balloo (from Midtown's perpetually crowded Sugarcane), go up against chef Michael Jacobs, (who cooks up our Miami Heat player's creative fare) for the championship title. As on ... More >>
Denise CrossTonight is the big night and many new year's revelers will be hitting South Beach and spend obscene amounts of money on all access club passes and overpriced meals. If your purse strings are tied, you can follow tradition (or superstition) and stick to some tried and true food r ... More >>