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  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Nina Compton Serves Six-Course, $125 Dinner Straight Out of Top Chef

    Walk into Scarpetta on any given Saturday and it's obvious that magic is happening. The charmed Nina Compton is responsible for it. The executive chef recently made it to the Top Chef: New Orleans finale, only to lose to Nicholas Elmi at the very end in an unusual twist of fate. And by twist we mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Trisha Yearwood Cooks and Sings at Southern Kitchen Brunch (Video)

    Lee Brian Schrager, the founder and organizer of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival declared on stage the Southern Kitchen Brunch is one of his most beloved events. "I don't know if it's because it's so pretty, because some of the best food of the weekend is here, or because it has one of my favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Top Chef: Nicholas Elmi Wins, Nina Compton is Fan Favorite

    From the start of competition during this season of Top Chef, Nina Compton has been the one to beat. Strong from the start, Compton wowed the judges with bold flavors derived from her Caribbean roots, formal training, and tenure in the kitchen at Miami Beach's Scarpetta. Now, after a long season, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fifth Anniversary, His New Book, and Miami's Food Scene

    Scott Conant has a lot of celebrating to do. The celebrity chef has just released The Scarpetta Cookbook ($22.71 on, which features 125 recipes from his award-winning Italian restaurant. Scarpetta's Miami outpost is also celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of special dinner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    The Fare Field: Kris Wessel Cooks Caribbean Roasted Guinea Hen

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but if you're so over the whole turkey-ocalypse, there are always other options. Caribbean roasted guinea hen, anyone? Miami's farm-based cooking show, the Fare Field, is featuring a Thanksgiving-appropriate menu in this week's online episode -- including t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach

    After years of wishful rumors and hopeful murmurs, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is officially setting up shop in Miami. And, as with many new endeavors, the announcement was made surreptitiously via Craigslist. An ad posted to the site yesterday announces his new outpost at the Shelborne Wyndham Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Top Chef New Orleans Recap: Miami is the Queen of the Swamps, Baby

    The first episode of every new season of Top Chef is chaotic. Montages of cheftestants pulling wheelie bags through airports and meeting their roommates takes up precious time. Plus, there are so many new faces to learn before the half dozen or so standouts rise up in the second or third episode. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Food Network City Eats at The Conrad Tonight

    9 to 5 might suck, but reverse it and you got yourself an extended happy hour. Now add some half priced drinks to that and a view of the Magic City from 25 floors up, and you're dealing with something television network worthy. The bar at The Conrad, lis teaming up with Food Network's City Eats to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Esquire Channel: Food Fights, Beer, and Travel for Metrosexuals

    Although there are hundreds of different cable channels, they really all boil down to a few different types -- news, sports, dumb sitcoms, or reality television. But what if you're a metrosexual who just wants to take a break from Jon Stewart? Well, Esquire Network is hoping you'll be enticed by it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Fabio Viviani Dishes About His Miami Restaurant (Video)

    The word's been out for a few months that Top Chef alum and major heartthrob Fabio Viviani is bringing his Italian comfort food to Miami. Siena Tavern is set to open on South Beach this year, with a menu that melds Italian favorites like lasagna and gnocci from Viviani's family recipes with dishes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Fabio Viviani's Siena Tavern Expanding to Miami Beach

    When Top Chef hottie Fabio Viviani was in town for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, he mentioned that he was opening a restaurant in Miami. Now, Chicago Business is reporting that Viviani and partners DineAmic Group of Chicago are bringing Siena Tavern to South Beach, with plans to open as ear ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    Khong River House Hosts Top Chef's Dale Talde For Chef's Table

    Khong River House's Chef Bee is sharing kitchen duty this Thursday, May 30, when Top Chef alum Dale Talde flies in from Brooklyn for this month's Upstairs at Khong Chef's Table. The family-style dinner starts at 8 p.m. and features both chefs serving up a host of their favorite dishes, while mingli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Anne Burrell Talks Karaoke, Diamond Dishes, and Women in the Biz

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Anne Burrell is the Food Network's bubbly, blond ambassador of good times and great eats. A frequent face on the network, she's taken turns on Iron Chef America and Best Thi ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012
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    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Best Thing I Ever Ate Serves Late-Night Munchies (Photos)

    All photos by Laine DossGetting down at SoBeWFF.​It's a fact. Most nights spent dancing and partying wind down in the local diner or coffee shop. Over some soggy fries and a tepid greaseburger, you wish that there was some place open where you could get some stone crab claws ... or Peking duck ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Free Tickets: Harry's Pizzeria Hosting Jonathan Waxman Pop-Up (Updated)

    ​Jonathan Waxman, chef/owner of Barbuto in New York, Top Chef Masters alum, and author is taking over Michael Schwartz's Harry's Pizzeria Wednesday, February 1.Waxman is hosting a pop-up dinner event, featuring dishes from his book, Italian, My Way: More Than 150 Simple and Inspired Recipes That B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Contestant Molly Brandt Talks About Working on a Ship

    ​Courtesy of Molly BrandtMolly Brandt, executive chef at 150 Central Park, dishes about Top Chef.​Top Chef: Texas premiered last week with a gigantic cast of cheftestants, including two chefs with local ties, Lindsay Autry, executive chef at Michelle Bernstein's restaurant at the Omphoy Palm Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Worst Cooks in America: Handicapping the Miami Hopefuls

    We wouldn't eat this for a million dollars.​View photos of Friday's casting of Worst Cooks in America at the Epic Hotel.Friday, Food Network's Worst Cooks in America brought hosts Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell to Miami's Epic Hotel to audition contestants for Season 2. People came from as far a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Mystery Solved (Sort Of), Cinco Coming, and The Chew on TV

    We found out the mystery café that had it's soft opening earlier this week will be called Crumb on Parchment. Michelle Bernstein's momma is making the baked goods. Stay tuned for an interview with her soon.Coral Gables is getting a new eatery: Cinco. Cinco is due--wait for it--on May 5 (uh, yeah, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Claire Robinson Describes Cooking on a French Barge and Chopped All-Stars, Her Next Project

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Bryan Voltaggio on Top Chef and Making an Impact

    ​Most people know Bryan Voltaggio from his participation in season six of Top Chef. But by the time he landed on the show, Voltaggio already had a pretty impressive culinary resume. He started cooking when he was 14 in Frederick, Maryland, and after attending the Culinary Institute of America, wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Bird Flu, Episode 14

    Photo by Joan Leong/BravoEric Ripert and Tom Colicchio.​So that's it. Arguably, Top Chef's most boring season comes to close. We started following season seven because local chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo was a contestant. But we had a feeling back during our pre-season interview that she wouldn't mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Making Concessions, Episode 11

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTiffany and Ed hit it out of the park this week.​Last night on Top Chef, we were treated to an opening sequence of frontrunner Ed donning a hideous yellow housedress as the roommates laughed. Actually, Ed was wearing Tiffany's dress. Hmmm. How did that happen?In anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Exclusive: Talula Sold, Eden Coming Soon -- Updated

    Chef Chris Lee will be creating farm-to-table dishes at Eden. ​Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo, along with hubby Frank Randazzo, has finally sold Talula. The long-suffering restaurant was put on the market a few months ago, despite Andrea's brief brush with fame on Top Chef.Coming in its place is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Covert Cuisine, Episode 10

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/Bravo​With the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Restaurant Wars, Episode 9

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTom Colicchio and Kenny.​Each season of Top Chef, everyone looks forward to one episode in particular: "Restaurant Wars." Last night, the show celebrated the episode with a bang. And the result was kind of surprising.Before "Restaurant Wars," however, we got a shot o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Power Lunch, Episode 7

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoPack up your knives, Andrea.​This episode began with some obligatory scenes in the Top Chef brownstone. While Angelo was missing ousted Tamesha, Kenny was still licking his wounds from being sent to Judges' Table by his peers: "For the last challenge I wasn't on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Everyone Gets Crabs, Episode 5 Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoAndrea is finally on top!​This episode of Top Chef marked the first of the show's fauxmances, with the pairing off of Angelo and Tamesha in one corner, and Ed and Tiffany in another. Is it a sign of gamesmanship or true love? Or are these lusty chefs getting lonely i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Andrea Finally Gets Some Airtime, Episode 4 Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTeam Kelly and Andrea!​Last week, we complained that local chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo was getting little airtime on this season's Top Chef, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. Good because it probably means she isn't going home anytime soon (the show is notorio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Intern Picnic Par-tay, Episode 3 Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoStop playing it safe Andrea!​Another episode of Top Chef, another episode of the same: Angelo and Kenny continue to whoop everyone's ass, Homegirl Andrea floats around in contestant purgatory, which isn't a good place to be. Her  food is passable for now, but ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Interview With Chef and TV Star To-Be Andrea Curto-Randazzo, Part One

    So is she the Top Chef or not? ​A lot has happened since we last interviewed Andrea Curto-Randazzo, co-owner and co-chef of Talula on Miami Beach. She and her husband began handling the kitchen at a second restaurant, The Water Club in North Miami. And she began preparing to compete on Top Chef Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Cooking Channel: The First 24 Hours

    Laura Calder: Because every food channel needs its own Rachael Ray.​Yesterday, if you skipped on the memorializing of our nation's veterans through grilling various meats, you might have parked yourself in front of your TV to catch the premiere of the Cooking Channel. The network replaced Fine Liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Tiramesu, Sardinia Chefs Face Off in Italian Cooking Show

    ​Chefs Luca Taretto of Tiramesu and Pietro Vardeu of Sardinia will face off on May 20 in an Italian cooking battle at the MiaCucina showroom in Coral Gables. The battle is the first of the Italian Cooking Show IV, a series of five monthly cook-offs organized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Real Reason Top Chef's Micah Edelstein Left Grass

    ​While it was ;reported that executive chef Micah Edelstein left Grass in the Design District a few weeks ago, no official reason was given for her departure. Short Order called the former Top Chef contestant and dug up the inside scoop. Edelstein says Grass' owners approached her and asked that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    The Return of Julia Child

    No, it's not another movie starring Meryl Streep. It was announced today that cooking legend Julia Child will return to the airwaves. Child, who passed away in 2004, will be resurrected via the new Cooking Channel. Beginning June 1, Julia's informative and oft-imitated show will be paired with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Carmen Gonzalez Wins in Second Episode of Top Chef Masters Season 2

    The only chef with a Miami connection in the second season of Bravo's Top Chef Masters won last night's episode. After a bout of unlucky events, Carmen Gonzalez seemed an unlikely winner in an elimination challenge that required the chefs to put their twist on soul food for actor Mekhi Phifer's bir ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010
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    November 10, 2009

    Ingrid Hoffmann Gets the 10 Questions

    Ingrid Hoffman​Now here's a chef who knows the meaning of caliente. For those of you who may not recognize this hometown girl (which rock have you been living under, huh?), she's the host of Food Network's Simply Delicioso, as well as Galavision/Univision's hit series, Delicioso, and she's authore ... More >>

  • News

    September 24, 2009
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    April 30, 2009

    Bobby Flay Says El Rey De Las Fritas Makes Best Burger In Florida

    image via Hearst Magazines On May 5th, Food Network Magazine will hit newsstands with a feature declaring Miami's own El Rey De Las Fritas as maker of the best hamburger in Florida; and that's according to celebrity chef Bobby Flay (and food critics across the country).In a recent Short Order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Paul and Young Ron Take on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Inveterate radio jocks Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer of Big 105.9 and 97.9 got all up in the SoBe Wine & Food Fest's businazz this morning, hosting an Iron Chef style cooking challenge live from the Fontainebleau (holy crap, did I spell that correctly?). The pair tested their cooking skills aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Escopazzo Sommelier Rich DiGacomo Talks Wine & Food 2009

    I cold-called Escopazzo out of our restaurant database and said, "Hey, I'm from the newspaper, what are you doing for Wine & Food?" Sommelier Rich DiGacomo had great answers for me. He talked about the Food Network, Rachel Ray, Key West prawns and drinking. Here's what he had to say:

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Axing the Property Tax

    Potamkins homestead has a market value of $21 million.... Raul Masvidal owes $33,639 in taxes for his four-bedroom residence.

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    March 8, 2007
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    March 8, 2007
  • News

    March 2, 2006

    Crazy Delicious

    The festival disappoints slightly, MIAMIntelligence tanks, Aquabooty continues to rock

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Eminem featuring Nate Dogg

    "Shake That" (Shady/Aftermath)

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004
  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Street Theater

    Praying with the Enemy

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