A few days ago, something strange happened. It was a sunless Monday, and the humdrum of lunch filled Wolfgang's Steakhouse downtown. Three guys chatted over steak salads, real estate tycoon Jorge Perez perused a lengthy report while sipping Diet Coke, and waiters scraped breadcrumbs off my white-tab ... More >>
It all started at Peter Luger, the legendary 125-year-old steakhouse in New York. Head waiter Wolfgang Zweiner learned from the best and decided to open his own place. Thus, Wolfgang's Steakhouse was born. With four restaurants in New York, one in Beverly Hills, and one in Hawaii, Wolfgang recentl ... More >>
There's a famous dicho Cubano that our grandmother used to say. And it goes, Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres. Roughly translated, it means you are the company you keep. And evidently, Justin Bieber's relationship with Floyd "Money" Mayweather has transformed the innocent 18-year-old p ... More >>
The state of Texas has bestowed upon this country many cultural delights: SXSW, phenomenal barbecue, and most importantly, Gary Busey. The man has the greatest set of teeth in history (they're perfect to Photoshop on sharks), and he's decided to use them to give back to the great state of his bir ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromA chopped salad includes ingredients that -- you guessed it -- have been cut to uniform size and then mixed in some fashion depending on the style of the salad.A simple enough concept, yet the folks at Jimmy'Z Kitchen missed the mark with the big bowl of green s ... More >>
So Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera just called up to say that yesterday's post trashing his proposal to ban gasoline-powered leaf blowers in Coral Gables was unfair. He claims to have said many other more intelligent things to a reporter than, "Some people look at leaf blowers as a necess ... More >>
These dishes didn't come easy.This interview with Nobu Matsuhisa, as told to Maggie Overfelt for Fortune Small Business, just came to my attention. It was first published back in 2009, but is so interesting as to be worth repeating for the many who missed it first time around. We've become accustome ... More >>
Our favorite reality show that we loved to hate, Miami Social, didn't do so well in the ratings. So it seemed it wouldn't get a second season.But industry bible the the Hollywood Reporter says Bravo is adding a fifth franchise to the Real Housewives series. No, not in Miami, but ... More >>
lee kleinNo more pâté at PiedAu Pied de Cochon: "Just what we needed", we crowed back in July -- a dazzling 1940s-style 24/7 indoor/outdoor South Beach bistro serving country French fare in a fun setting. And boy those mustard-coated, bread crumbed pig trotters were tasty, as were the lamb chop ... More >>
Fight at Miami City Hall. During a budget meeting, Mayor Manny Diaz said Commissioner Tomas Regalado had taken a cheap shot at him. Regalado said the mayor has been living like "the mayor of Beverly Hills." Diaz then reminded the commissioner that his office once spent $25,000 for coffee. Anyway, th ... More >>
Miami native Jose Canseco has made a post-baseball career out of snitching on his former teammates and getting punched in the face. This is not a dignified existence. And yet he insists on respect. Every time evidence emerges that a star did 'roids, he has to point out that he said in one of his cra ... More >>
Welcome to South Florida. This is dog country, dog gone it, so why can't you have brunch with your bulldog, lunch with your lab, or dinner with your Doberman? Well, you can. Here is a list of outdoor restaurants that are open to interspecies dining so you finally have a spot to take your Dalma ... More >>
Opinionated About Dining (OAD) released results of its second annual survey of dining establishments in the United States and Canada. The ratings cover over 900 restaurants ranging from fine dining to inexpensive. The only South Florida restaurants to make the grade were, perhaps to no surprise, the ... More >>
A Miami native turned roadmaster.
Interior view of The Grill on the Alley. I received two press releases today regarding a pair of upcoming dining establishments. One announced that The Grill on the Alley, a Beverly Hills hangout for Hollywood’s movers and shakers since 1984, would be opening in Aventura this October. The ambianc ... More >>
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