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  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Five New Year's Resolutions for Miami Food

    It's that time of year again. You're considering Crossfit and the Master Cleanse as part of your New Year's resolution, and you're certainly not alone. Miami's food scene should be making promises, as well. The city could use a couple of things. Here are just five of 'em. See also: In 2013, Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Five Reasons to Visit Proper Sausages in Miami Shores

    Have you been to Proper Sausages yet? It's a tiny store, one that sits on a busy street in Miami Shores. The butcher shop opened earlier this year, proffering a lot of things you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else -- think Florida beef, local eggs, and, yes, even raw goat's milk. The shop offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Artisanal Fair at the Wolfsonian: Local Produce, Crafted Foods

    It is said that at first we eat with our eyes. Which has to explain the painstaking detail that some chefs take to make a pastry or dish absolutely gorgeous when they know the final result of their labors results in the annihilation of that object by way of mastication. Miami has its share of beaut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits

    Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    6. Kevin Cory of Naoe

    Kevin Cory -- sushi master, soft spoken chef, and seafood overlord -- is the man behind Naoe, an omakase-style Japanese restaurant in Brickell Key where dinners start at $160 and most of the menu is chef's choice. Sounds amazing, right? Wouldn't you just love to go tonight? Well, you can't. Cory is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    7. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Broken Shaker

    A few years back, you could get a good cocktail or two in Miami, sure. But more than likely, you'd be served Margaritas made with a corn syrup-laden mix. Maybe you could get a decent martini, but you'd probably wind up with Red Bull and vodka in a plastic cup at a trendy hotel pool bar, instead. Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    8. Larry Carrino of Brustman Carrino Public Relations

    We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    9. Zak Stern of Zak the Baker

    If you were to measure a man by his passion, it would be hard to find a baker held in higher esteem than Zak Stern. Whereas most dough-makers talk levain and flour, Stern voices thoughts of wisdom, happiness, and beauty. Zak the Baker is more than just talk, though. He's a fervent proponent for lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    11. Paula DaSilva of 1500° at Eden Roc

    Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it. As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    12. Robert Tejon of Misfits Home-Brewers and Gravity Brewlab

    A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls. But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    13. Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann of Proper Sausages

    Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts. What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    14. Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream

    You won't find tostones at Azucar on Calle Ocho. Nor will you turn up flan, at least not in its usual form. Suzy Batlle's ice cream shop, inspired by the memory of her abuela -- hand-makes ice cream and yogurt every day. The flan comes in three different flavors; pumpkin, caramel and coconut. Yet B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    15. Brian Mullins of Ms. Cheezious

    As we did during childhood, we run when the baby blue food truck with the bikinied pin-up girl comes rolling through our neighborhoods. Then we breathe hard. Instead of a cone, we adults crave a grilled bacon and blue or a classic grilled cheese-and-tomato soup combo. To make Ms. Cheezious, Brian M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    16. Muriel Olivares of Little River Market Garden

    The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done. There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    17. Margie Pikarsky of Bee Heaven Farm

    Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Watermelon Radish: What's In Season at the Farmers Market?

    Yesterday, nestled among boxes bursting with green lettuce, potted rosemary, and fresh dill at Bee Heaven Farm's stand at the Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market, there was a root vegetable that resembled a stunted parsnip or a pale rutabaga. It was round and thick, about two inches in diameter, and it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Vegan Pop Up to Take Over New Orleans-Inspired Lagniappe in Midtown Sunday

    New Orleans is known for its jazz, its eclectic cultural milieu and its gumbo, a thick stew usually anchored by beef stock and crowded with shrimp, chicken and sausage. So what the heck would vegan gumbo look and taste like? Your guess is as good as vegan chef Keith Kalmanowicz's, but he'll work it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Bee Heaven's Seventh Annual Farm Day Recap

    Anaïs AlexandreRelaxing in the sunshine, with plenty of food and music​Bee Heaven opened its doors to the public yesterday for its annual Farm Day. This year, they hosted food trucks (Dim Ssam a Gogo and the Real Sorbet Cart) to the crowds on their beautiful property.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Overtown's Roots in the City Farmers Market Will Open Tomorrow

    David Kehr​Last week, the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown announced it would close owing to a code enforcement violation notice. Now the sponsors say they will resume business tomorrow. It seems the permit issues with the city have been smoothed over, and the market will lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    City Cracks Down On Overtown, Liberty City Farmers Markets

    David KehrRoots in the City founder Marvin Dunn and a shopper at the opening of the Roots in the City Farmers Market​If today were a typical Wednesday, the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown would be ready for business by noon. But today there will be a demonstration in place of the mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Upper Eastside Farmers' Market Opens at Biscayne Plaza with Locally Grown Produce

    Locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers from about nine farms or homes around South Florida were looking good and affordable at the soft opening of The Upper Eastside Farmers' Market at Biscayne Plaza this past weekend.The market was organized by the Terranova Corporation and the two-year old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Green Mobility Network's Bike And Picnic This Saturday

    Photo by jHop99Last year's Redland Ramble​How about biking through the Redland and ending with a freshly prepared lunch? The Green Mobility Network is holding its Redland Ramble bike ride on Saturday, January 29. It's more fun than you think and a nice escape from Miami.The group, which "promotes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Bee Heaven Farms Is the Place This Sunday!

    Jacob Katel​Nothing to do this Sunday? Need something constructive for the kids? Jump in the car on a road trip south, and fill up on seasonal organic produce, heirloom tomato plants, dried fruit and raw honey. Bee Heaven Farms is turning this Sunday December, 19th into "Farm Day." Between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Roots in the City Market Reopens Today

    D. Kehr​The first Miami farmers market to double the value of food stamps reopens for the season this afternoon in Overtown. Launched in April, the Roots in the City Market is also the first market in Miami wholly operated by local farmers.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Blog Watch: More Food Trucks and Nose to Tail

    via Burger Beast​Last week in South Florida food blogs ...Redland Rambles writes about planting at Bee Heaven Farm.The food trucks keep popping up: Slow Food Truck over at Burger Beast.Snout to tail at The Genuine Kitchen.Food for Thought takes us to Restaurante Arzak in Spain.Kids can learn how t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Blog Watch: Chicken & Waffles and Pie

    Photo via ChadzillaChicken and waffles​Start your morning with the best from the food blogosphere.The Chowfather shares his Short Order Awards nomineesChicken and waffles by ChadzillaMore dispatches from Spain over at Food for ThoughtLots of pie at The Genuine KitchenFrench Fry Fairy reviews fries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Little River Market: Small Urban Farm with Big Flavors

    ​Muriel Olivares always excels at what she does. Her world is full of colors and creation. At age 11, she was accepted to the magnet art program at South Miami Middle School and from there she went to the New World School of the Arts. She did well and was accepted at the San Francisco Art Institut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Salmonella Solution: Eat Fresh, Organic Eggs

    Lee KleinI am the eggman, goo goo g'joob​So now it's our eggs. It should be obvious to most people that the massive agri-businesses supplying us with much of our food supply needs oversight -- real oversight, not the corrupted mimicry of such currently performed by the FDA. But with our presently ... More >>

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    January 16, 2003

    Car Food Survival: Altoids?

    Hey, those almost-empty water bottles and mints may go a long way someday