Christina Staalstrom

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Top Five Greek Restaurants: Beyond Best Of Miami 2011

    Lee KleinHoriatiki at Pega Grill​Mandolin Aegean Bistro emerged victorious as Best Greek Restaurant in this past years Best of Miami issue, and we're sticking with our decision. But that doesn't mean we never munch on moussaka elsewhere. What follows is the dope on opa -- five of our almost favori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Captain Rick's Hot Sauce Spices Up Your Bloody Mary at Scotty's Landing

    ​There are thousand's of hot sauces on the market varying in intensity and flavor with tantalizing names like -- Scorned Woman, Ass Blaster and Crazy Mother Pucker's -- each professing to be the hottest and baddest concoction out there. So what prompted Miami-based siblings Rick and Sharon Kahn to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Top Five Inexpensive Downtown Restaurants: Beyond Best Of Miami 2011

    In our Best Of Miami 2011 issue, Best Downtown Restaurant was declared to be Sparky's Roadside Barbecue. We love everything about Sparky's, from the pulled pork sandwich to the smoky, spice-rubbed brisket to the homemade pecan pie. But in recent years, downtown Miami has fairly exploded with interes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The Setai, Carrabba's, Cabana Beach Club: Boardwalk Dining for Locals

    ​An afternoon walk on the boardwalk that stretches between 21st and 46th streets on the Beach can be tourist hell in winter. But as the scorching heat slows things down, so does the poolside activity.  Great time for a walk and a bite, right? Surprisingly, only 3 resorts actively welcome non- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Elvis Waffle Recipe From Gonzalo Rivera

    Photo by Riki AltmanNow we know why he got so darn big...​It's not Elvis Presley's birthday, nor is it even the anniversary of his death, but we decided there's no need for any Elvis-related reason to enjoy this amazing creation. Chef Gonzalo Rivera boasted about it on his Facebook page, claiming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Try Caviar & Caviar at the South Beach Fest

    ​Michael E. Jalileyan will be serving caviar at South Beach Food & Wine Festival's Grand Tasting Village this weekend. To prepare you for the big event, he owner and president, of Caviar & Caviar. offers a plethora of hints for ingesting the stuff that has been the trea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Chef vs. Cook: Is There A Difference Between the Two?

    Nigella Lawson​In an interview with Eater, Nigella Lawson promotes her new cookbook, Nigella Kitchen. Yet this curvaceous cookbook author, TV personality, and all around fabulous foodie who has a way of making even a grilled cheese sound sultry and sexy stands fast that she is not a chef.Eater: Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    American Airlines Arena Chef, Eric Chopin, Feeds 13 Million Plus Homeless

    Photo by Riki AltmanConcession master, Chef Eric Chopin​Yesterday, our very own Christina Staalstrom shared a sneak peek at the new eats available at the American Airlines Arena, so today we thought we'd introduce you to Chef Eric Chopin, the man behind the meals.Chef Chopin was born in Brittany, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Zuma's Chef Bjoern Weissgerber Talks About a German Toque Making Japanese Food

    photo by Christina Staalstrom​In this second part of our talk with Bjoern Weissgerber, we discuss Zuma and his role there as executive chef. Read the first part of our interview with Chef Bjoern Weissgerber here.New Times: Why did you pick Miami as the first U.S. location for Zuma?Weissg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Zuma's Chef Bjoern Weissgerber Brings German Precision to Miami

    photo by Christina Staalstrom​When we first met Bjoern Weissgerber, executive chef at Zuma Miami, he wasn't what we expected. The young, charismatic German with Swedish roots is more reminiscent of a hip, energetic artist than a top toque at one of Miami's finest Japanese restaurants. Then ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dogs and Dining on Lincoln Road: Dodge Them or Love Them?

    In the August issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine Miami Beach is touted as a tourist destination gone "gaga" for dogs. Lincoln Road is seen as the epicenter of fashionable canine flaunting. But is this four-legged invasion a nuisance or can we peacefully coexist with our neighbors' furry companions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Cheez-It: Your July 4 Cracker

    photo by Christina Staalstrom​It's a holiday weekend and time to hit your local grocery store to stock up on party supplies. For most Americans, July 4 means burgers, hot dogs, ribs, coleslaw, and ice cream. And it seems everyone is jumping on the holiday discount bandwagon. A visit to a few local ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2008

    It's Raining Energy Drinks

    Miami is awash in power beverages. Might as well drink up!