Imagine the Swine & Wine festival at the Biltmore Hotel, but with less wine and more bikini-clad bodies. This past weekend, Nikki Beach masterfully combined mojitos, bacon, and live DJs to create a uniquely Miami Fourth of July celebration. The pig binge was part of the Annual IndepenDANCE pool and ... More >>
At this point, our favorite Miami New Year's Eve tradition is the annual public reminder to not shoot your guns off into the air when the clock strikes midnight. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Police Chief Manuel Orosa, and Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson along with civic and religious leader ... More >>
For those of you missing chef Philippe Ruiz's exquisite artistry, your ship is ready to come in. Ruiz, who left the Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or restaurant in December, 2011, is finally set to take over the kitchen as executive chef at Lippi, the Mediterranean restaurant that's been in the works sin ... More >>
Dale! Pitbull may be Mr. 305 (where the vast majority of his fellow Cuban-Americans are voting for Mitt Romney), but he'll be stepping into the 954 on Sunday to join President Obama at a major pre-election rally.
Lee Brian Schrager is a visionary. He transformed a one-day annual event known as the Florida Extravaganza, held at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus, by moving the 5-year-old fete across the causeway in 2002 and renaming it the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Now it's a f ... More >>
Poking around Whole Foods down on Sunset Drive recently, I encountered a highly regarded delicacy that, according to many people's standards, is disgusting, promotes up-chucking and, if courageously ordered then viewed on a plate, often becomes impossible to swallow. Man up you wimps and let those l ... More >>
Al Roker, weather guy on NBC's Today Show, was munching on a juicy hamburger while some models in swimwear were showing off their tiny bathing suits. "We've got some really nice buns around here, and the burgers are good too."Jill Martin, also of the Today Show, was at the beach preparing for a c ... More >>
Photo by Marguerite GilJumping on the coat tails of the very successful yearly August and September Miami Spice, French restaurants have followed suit. Et pour quoi pas? Good, creative meals at reasonable prices ... c'est magnifique!This month-long promotion incites lovers of French food to dine ... More >>
A La FolieA sweet as can be crepe from A La Folie. Daniel Boulud's Miami outpost of DB Bistro Moderne captured the distinction of most fabulous French restaurant in our Best Of Miami 2011 issue, beating out oldies but goodies who have been serving up escargots for ages. Here's a round-up of our o ... More >>
Claire Robinson,the vivacious and spirited host of Food Network's 5 Ingredient Fix, combines her love for cooking and education to bring you infotainment at it's best. This Florida native started her career behind the camera but quickly found her groove after attending NYC's The French Culinary I ... More >>
Jacob KatelPhilippe Ruiz -- He still works it.There was a time when people became chefs because they loved to cook, and the only famous American chef went by the name of Boy-Ar-Dee. Nowadays those entering the profession not only love food and cooking, they also love, to an equal extent, fame, mo ... More >>
Forget about that full-body cleanse. It seems as though wine has just taken over the city this week. Miami plays host to a number of wino-centric events open to both trade and consumers. If you love Spanish wines, jump on the wine train Wednesday, October 13 at the Great Match at the Biltmore Hot ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Philippe Ruiz plates a Marinated Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna - Hawaiian heart of palm, lemon cream, Osetra Caviar.The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is a designated National Historic Landmark. It was built in 1926 by John McEntee Bowman and George Merrick as part of a grand hotel c ... More >>
Courtesy of ZagatThe Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or swept the Top Food, Decor and Service honors in this year's just released Zagat 2010 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants guidebook ($14.95). That's the Triple Crown baby -- and a well-deserved accolade. We like the way chef Philippe Ruiz cooks too.Hakkas ... More >>
The setting is ancient, but the cuisine is firmly anchored in the here and now — and, wow, is it good.
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Jackie SayetFrom the top: part of the raw bar at The Biltmore Hotel, and at the Four Seasons Hotel MiamiHave you ever had the feeling that you've bitten off more than you can chew? Try sizing up a brunch buffet, and you'll have the metaphor made literal. Die-hard brunchers have it down, and ... More >>
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Skip the martini and sip some sherry instead
Lets go get trashed at the Biltmore!
Street commemorates ugly past
Dade Heritage Trust
Cheap shots and high steaks