Chris Santos

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Wins Chopped, Again

    Last night, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and Taperia Raca competed in Food Network's first Chopped Ultimate Champions, where four winners were invited back into the kitchen. "No amateur is taking me down," Rapicavoli uttered even before the show began. See also: Giorgio Rapicavoli to Appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Q Kicks Off the Festival With Meaty Dishes, Dishing Chefs, and a Flavor Tie

    Last evening, this year's edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with the first big party, the Q. On the surface, the Q seemed like the familiar event that put the festival on the map -- a fete filled with barbecue provided by some of the best chefs in the country, accompanied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Follow Your Favorite SOBEWFF Personalities on Twitter, Instagram

    With the SoBeWFF just days away, celebrity chefs are leaving their hometowns to flood our sunny city with big personalities and debaucherous dalliances. This is their version of spring break, after all -- so anything can happen. This tendency towards troublemaking means you'd be wise to follow your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Take on Celebrity Chefs at Beach Volleyball Tournament

    Grab your sunscreen and your cameras and make plans to head out to the beach this Thursday for a once-in-a-lifetime sighting: A bevy of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models taking on a group of celebrity chefs in what we've coined, "The SOBEWFF Cheesecake vs. Beefcake Beach Volleyball Bonanza." Tomo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Norman Van Aken: Culinary School Will Definitely Make You a Better Chef

    It is 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and world-renowned chef Norman Van Aken is in his office at the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) with the third issue of critically-acclaimed Lucky Peach magazine, a "quarterly journal of food and writing." Inside the pages of the mag, created by Chef David Chang, an interest ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2000


    Miami's joyous Caribbean fete attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers each year. So why has it remained overlooked and underfunded? Let's put it this way: The event isn't held on Calle Ocho.