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    July 31, 2014
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    May 8, 2014

    A Taste of Haiti: Food, Music, Culture

    While most of us in Miami have grown up on a steady stream of Cuban fare, the delights and taste infusions of Haitian food are harder to come by. That's a shame, because a good Haitian meal has many of the staples we love--beans and rice, fried plantains, goat, pork--plus bold hits of African and Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Big 105.9's Paul Castronovo Is a Food Blogger

    Paul Castronovo is a man who wears many hats. He's half of South Florida's favorite radio program, The Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, an avid fisherman, and president of Castronovo Vineyards. Castronovo is also a major foodie who frequently talks about South Florida restaurants on his show, ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Ms. Cheezious Semifinalist in Live With Kelly and Michael's Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off: Vote Now

    Ms. Cheezious, Miami's favorite mobile grilled cheese emporium, is on the cusp of national fame and recognition -- and fans of the food truck can help vote the bikini-clad cheese vixen to victory. See also: - Ms. Cheezious on Live With Kelly and Michael: Watch and Vote Now (Video) -Best of Miami: ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Melissa McCarthy, John Hamm, Justin Timberlake: Five Craziest SNL Food Skits

    Melissa McCarthy's second time hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend proved what we always knew -- that this is one extremely talented and fearless comedian.McCarthy is never better than when she goes for broke. And she did on SNL, dancing to Push It for a ham bake off, eating day-old pizza, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Pillsbury Bake-Off: Miami's Naylet Larochelle in Running for $1 Million

    Who doesn't love Pillsbury? With its adorable chubby Doughboy and love-handle-inducing cinnamon rolls, it's an American institution. And in search of top baking talent, the kitchen mega-brand is giving away $1 million in a bake-off. And because Miamians are multi-talented, it's no surprise that a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    November 2, 2012

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    As with all things, this week must come to an end. Umm... it's not like we're complaining, though. Check it out, gourmands: We've got a mini-list for you of the best food happenings this weekend. The weather's supposed to be awesome throughout the next two days, so hoist up your stretchy pants ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 17, 2012

    Slow Food Miami Hosting Pies & Thighs Pie Contest and Picnic

    The slow food movement's focus on local, seasonal and sustainably grown edibles tend to evoke small town sentiment - think pie contests, farmer's markets and bake sales. But the key to this growing global movement is bringing these ideas to communities large and small. Our local branch of the crusad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Iron Fork Competitor Daniel Serfer On How He's Prepping for Battle

    As you all know, the best fall food event, Iron Fork, is fast approaching. On October 18 at Grand Central, chefs Daniel Serfer (Blue Collar) and Kenny Gilbert (Top Chef alum and Swine Southern Table and Bar) will battle to the death in a cooking competition worth sweating over. And of course, we wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Braddock, Not MAST, Wins H.S. Culinary Cook-Off. Oops.

    ​Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Braddock Senior High, not to MAST Academy, at the first annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition as I stated in a post a couple days ago. The cook-off between the schools took place during the second annual M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Mast Academy Wins High School Culinary Cook-Off

    ​​Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Mast Academy last night at the First Annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition. The cook-off between Mast and Braddock Senior High was one of the Blazing Kitchen events that took place within the second annual M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trade Seminars: Celebrity Chefs Offer Insight for Insiders

    Food NetworkBobby Flay moderates a panel discussion on winning a televised cooking competition.​While thousands of people will be flocking to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village for some wine and a glimpse at a celebrity chef, those same chefs will be sneaking across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Last Week to Enter the $1,400 Whole Foods Holiday Bake-Off

    Photo by Bryan Ochalla/Wikimedia Commons​If one of your wild food fantasies includes running up and down the aisles of Whole Foods like a crazy person, filling your shopping cart with any and everything your heart -- and stomach -- desire, and doing it without spending your whole paycheck, read on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri: Cooking With The Stars?

    Food NetworkRay and Fieri to host Celebrity Cook-Off​First there was Dancing With The Stars, which re-introduced us to such has-beens celebrities as Donny Osmond, Florence Henderson, Drew Lachey, and most recently Chaz Bono. Despite our repeated efforts at tying this to the end of the world (or be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Thighs and Pies and Slow Food Miami Bring Earth-Friendly Comfort Food to The Barnacle

    dustin.askins via FlickrNot that we know her personally, but it's safe to say Mother Earth believes eating locally grown foods is preferable to munching on stuff picked before it was ripe and shipped 2,000 miles.Slow Food Miami, a chapter of Slow Food USA, is on her side, encouraging people to eat g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Cervezas, Big Game, and Lou's: Top Booze Events in August

    ​August is officially Miami's month for drinking hard, and it's no surprise. This midsummer month is really boring. So we're encouraging drinking. You already know about the Cigar City Dinner at Sustain Restaurant Bar, but what else is there to do during the rest of the month?Make sure you hit u ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    March 3, 2011
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    August 13, 2008

    New Times Iron Fork at the Miami Science Museum

    Amazing what you'll find out reading Miami New Times. Apparently we're putting on a terribly cool culinary event on September 10th: Iron Fork, in which "Top Chefs Battle Head to Head for the Prestigious Golden Fork Award." Who knew? Celeb judges include Susser, Dean James Max, Clay Conley, Zach Bel ... More >>

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    October 21, 2004
  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Food Fight!

    Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival