D. Rodriguez Cuba

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    March 28, 2011

    Miguel Pando, the Ritz-Carlton's Tanning Butler, Has Miami's Sexiest Job

    Laine Doss Tanning Butler Miguel Pando with his tools of the trade.​Twenty-year-old Miguel Pando is the world's only tanning butler. His job? To stroll around the Ritz-Carlton South Beach pool and beach and offer tanning supplies to guests. Oh, and to also apply the tanning lotion on hard t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    October 13, 2010

    Miami Culinary Tours: Eat Your Way Through South Beach

    Miami Culinary Tours​Last April, we first described Miami Culinary Tours, so we thought itw as time for a revisit.. The tours are every Friday and Saturday starting at 6pm, perfect for dinner. At $59 per person you are able to try out different food from all over while getting a bit of the lo ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Iron Fork Discount VIP Tickets, Today Only

    ​If you are still being indecisive about whether or not your attending New Times' Iron Fork event October 21 at Grand Central, you better make a decision soon if you want to take advantage of the today-only discount for VIP tickets -- on sale for $50.Let us break it down for you why you might want ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    De Rodriguez Ocean Set For Sneak Peek Benefit Night

    Lee Klein15 ceviches will be found at De Ocean​There has been surprisingly little hoopla over De Rodriguez Ocean, due to open at The Hilton Bentley at the tip of South Beach "late next month" (translation: October if we're lucky). Maybe folks figure it's just another branch of D. Rodriguez Cuba, a ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Cookbook: Nuevo Latino

    ​I received this copy of Nuevo Latino, which was first published in 1995, when I visited Douglas Rodriguez's former Aqualina restaurant in the San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico. It was a press junket, and I got the book for free -- price says $29.95. The 168-pager has lots of Rodriguez's signature recip ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    D. Rodriguez Cuba Offers Unlimited Sangria Sunday Brunch

    ​Concerning the sangria: It is unlimited. The Brunch: You start with choice of appetizer: yogurt parfait; chicken empanadas; ham croquetas over tomato marmalade; shrimp ceviche; or smoked salmon on cassaba flat bread with capers, red onion, and goat cheese. What -- a schmear of cream cheese isn't ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Innovative Cuban Sounds and Flavors on Friday Night, Courtesy of Felipe Lamoglia and Chef Douglas Rodriguez

    Lamoglia and Rodriguez​I guess a part of me is really excited about the re-emergence of jazz in South Florida. But the other part of me, the smaller, squeaky-voiced little guy inside who plays Devil's advocate keeps tugging at my strings hoping that this is no passing trend. I don't want it to be ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    D-Rod Cuba Gives Mom A Break

    ​Lots of expensive Mother's Day "deals" are being reported on Short Order and elsewhere, but here is an actual bargain:D. Rodriguez Cuba will be offering up a 3-course brunch with choice of items such as Torrejas, a Latin-style french toast, or a signature Latin Benedict. Unlimited Sangria will be ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Scoop on Doug Rodriguez's Ocean Coming in Waves

    Two sources have confirmed that Chef Doug Rodriguez, AKA D-Rod, AKA the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine," is planning on another Miami restaurant opening in the wake of his new D. Rodriguez Cuba in Miami Beach and OLA Cuba, coming soon to the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. W ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Sneak Review: D. Rodriguez Cuba

    ​A taste of next week's Cafe Review:Rodriguez' ceviches were once seen as radical departures from the lime/onion/cilantro norm. Nowadays you're as likely to encounter a creamed herring ceviche with bagel croutons as you are a traditional rendition, but D-Rod remains the master of marinated raw fis ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call 2009: Opened, Closed, and the Future

    via wikimedia​OMG 2009 is sooo eight days ago.Here's our Miami New Times Restaurant Roll Call for last year.We've rounded up the openers, shut down the closers, and written our predictions for the new year into existence.Note to foodies: If Wikipedia can do it, so can we. Please comment us with an ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 24, 2009

    Sneak Review of The Sneaky Year In Review

    An exceedingly short clip from next weeks' Cafe review, which will be an overview of Miami dining, 2009:Michelle Bernstein added the Omphoy in Palm Beach, Doug Rodriguez doubled his pleasure with D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor, and Jonathan Eismann quadrupled his on the western fringe of the D ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    A Dozen New Year's Eve Scenes For Under $100

    In alphabetical order:8 oz. Burger Bar: New Year's Eve After Party at 1:00 a.m. with DJ. Open all night, weekend brunch debuting 9:00 a.m. New Year's Day. 305.397.8246, No cover, $5 cocktail and beer specials.  Atrio/Level 25 at the Conrad Hilton: Four course dinner, champagne, open bar all nig ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    D. Rodriguez Cuba at Hotel Astor Debuts Tonight

    Photos courtesy of Diamond PRSofrito with Mariquitas (bread service)​D-Rod Cuba, as we like to call it, opens in the Hotel Astor on South Beach tonight. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. daily, and through the month of December all first-time diners will get choice of mojito or daiquiri on the house. Tapas ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Interview: Chef Doug Rodriguez Gets The 10

    Chef Doug Rodriguez​Oft labeled the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino," bestselling author and Chef Douglas Rodriguez has also been heaped with praise by Newsweek and Zagat, among others. But folks 'round here mostly just know him as "That guy who takes the flavors of Latin America and whips them up into ... More >>

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    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 >>