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    March 3, 2014

    Nina Compton on Life After Top Chef

    If you're a Top Chef fan (or fan of Miami's Nina Compton), you probably watched a bit smugly for Padma Lakshmi's pronouncement of the winner of this season, only to be in complete shock and denial when Nicholas Elmi was declared victorious. No doubt, all of Miami (and Saint Lucia) had thoughts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    "Boob God" and Real Housewife Win Latest Battle in War to Tear Down Star Island Mansion

    Star Island's most notorious residents have won the latest battle in their war to tear down a mansion they own on the island in order to build the dream home. The Miami Beach City Commission voted today not to designated the 1925 home as historic. See also: Real Housewife Made Rosie O'Donnell Flee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Jeff McInnis to Open Root & Bone in New York's Alphabet City

    Last evening, we received a Facebook invitation from Jeff McInnis to "like" a new restaurant. We immediately clicked over to the page and discovered that the handsome chef is opening a restaurant in New York's Alphabet City neighborhood. See also: Jeff McInnis Takes Time to Rediscover His Love of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Premieres, Snags Two Emmys

    CNN's gamble on having Anthony Bourdain host a travel/food show on its news network paid off last evening in a big way. Not only did the show begin its second season, with Bourdain visiting Jerusalem and getting the views of both Israeli and Palestinian people, but Parts Unknown walked away with tw ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    June 8, 2012

    Miami Chef Lorena Garcia Created Taco Bell's New "Cantina" Menu

    On July 5, the Taco Bell menu will transform into a new "upscale" Cantina Bell menu that some are saying rivals Chipotle.The new high-quality and value-driven menu comes from the mind of Miami chef Lorena Garcia. It will feature items like a Cantina Burrito, a Cantina Burrito Bowl and tacos mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Lorena Garcia, Robyn Almodovar on Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef Masters

    For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    CSI: Miami is Dead, But Here Are Ten Other Shows That Need Miami Spinoffs

    Did you hear the news? CSI: Miami has been canceled. Dramatically remove your sunglasses in silence to pay your respects.The series' execution puts a temporary end to one of our favorite Hollywood hack practices: take a successful movie or television show, and for a lazy sequel or spin-off transport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Bethenny Frankel Drinks A Lot and Engages in Inappropriate Conversation

    ​Bethenny Frankel won our hearts as the struggling single girl in a sea of diamond-clad wives in Bravo's Real Housewives of New York. Fans watched as she grew her Skinnygirl empire, found love, and had a daughter, Bryn. Bethenny Ever After follows Frankel, husband Jason Hoppy and baby on their sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    LuAnn de Lesseps in Miami Sunday: A Real New York City Housewife Who Can Cook

    ​If you're a fan of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York, you might want to get over the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village on Sunday at 3:15 p.m., to enjoy Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, who will be giving a cooking demo. Yep, one of the Housewives is in town with her daughte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Five Worst TV Singers Ever in Honor of NBC's The Voice Premiering April 26

    William "She Bangs!" Hung.​Damn, America. You really love yourself a generic televised singing competition, don't you? We already have good ole' reliable American Idol jamming up the airwaves with massacred Top 40 favorites. And now Simon Cowel's The X-Factor is slated to premiere this ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    June 14, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein To Be A Judge on Top Chef Once Again

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersMichelle Bernstein. ​Last night at a casual dinner at Michy's, Short Order found out that chef/proprietor Michelle Bernstein judged an episode of the new season of Top Chef, which begins this Wednesday night on Bravo. While Bernstein has officiated Top Chef in the past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Basketball Wives Episode One: Bad Blood and Booty Shaking

    ​Hollywood may still have problems finding complicated roles for women of a certain age, but it is a golden age on reality TV for ladies over the age of 30 (who want to act like 12 year olds). While Miami may never get its own Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, VH1 hit us last night with the prem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Chef Douglas Rodriguez Speaks: Will Return to His Roots with New Upscale Cuban Restaurant at the Hotel Astor

    Marsha TalianoffBack in the day is coming back. That's Rodriguez on the far left.​Although he calls Miami his home, we don't often hear much about what Chef Douglas Rodriguez is up to locally.  Sure, he still owns and operates OLA in the Sanctuary Hotel (among other restaurants in Philadelph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Top Chef 7 Miami Casting, In Pictures

    Jacob KatelProspective Top Chef contestants shoot the shit while they wait their turn to see the casting director.​Top Chef 7 is officially on its way to your signal box, and Magical Elves, the production company behind the hit Bravo series, was in Miami on Sunday looking for talent. Prospective c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Food News Roundup: Lee Schrager, Top Chef, and Bacon Camp

    Man wants tacos so bad he's willing to kill for them.....maybe he'll like the ones in prison...if they find him. [Herald]Mayor Daley from Chicago says "I'm moving to Miami, where there are no taxes on food and no state income tax." [ChicagoTribune]Lee Schrager talks about getting asked to unclog toi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    National Media Weighs in on Pitbull's Rebelution

    ​Pitbull's new album, Rebelution, officially came out yesterday, though in these parts we've been hearing lead singles "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" and "Hotel Room Service" (and even "Krazy") for what seems like forever already. And because Pitbull seems like such a Miami phenomenon, it's alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Tweet-Watching Reality: Top Chef Masters

    TwitterIn it together​Back in prehistoric times, you'd call up a friend and watch your favorite TV show together.  You'd laugh, maybe you'd both call out one of the characters for doing something stupid -- or each other for disagreeing on that assessment.  Maybe you'd give your undivided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Miami Social: Recapping a Show Where Nothing Actually Happened

    via BravoTVHow does one recap a show where nothing happens? Such is the problem of writing about Miami Social. Sure, "things" happened. Body party moved. Mouth opened, tongues twisted, and words came out (half the time that word was Gansevoort). Things vaguely resembling emotions were emoted. And ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    The Fashion Show: Sadder than a Pair of Harem Pants

    It doesn't bode well for The Fashion Show, Bravo's brand-new rip-off of its former flagship program, Project Runway, that the most entertaining thing during its premiere was the previews of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion that aired during the commercials. To the right is the desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Top Chef Fires Up Tonight With SoBe Chef

    Salman Rushdie will be in town to close up the Miami Book Fair, but his ex-wife Padma Lakshmi will be on television across the nation tonight hosting the season premier of "Top Chef: New York." We've already introduced you to constant Jeff McInnis, dubbed "hot chef of our dreams" in a Best of Miami ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008

    Must See (Public Access) TV – Will Rudy Crew Survive?

    Like an island full of desperate strangers or a house full of women throwing themselves at Flava Flav, the Miami Dade School Board’s public meetings apparently have become the stuff of great reality television. In fact -- fueled by the divisive drama of a recent campaign to oust Superintendent Rud ... More >>

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    October 18, 2006
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    August 24, 2006

    Lowest Forms

    Boo hoo! Some writer weve never heard of made fun of us! Boo hoo hoo!

  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    Vive le Cirque

    Performance art soars to new heights under the blue-and-yellow grand chapiteau

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    March 17, 2005