Daniel Serfer

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    July 10, 2014

    11 Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    It happens every year. The minute your hangover subsides from New Year's eve, it's already July. With half of the year gone, we decided to look forward to some of the restaurants that are coming up -- mostly in the fall. We're not listing restaurants that don't have a 2014 opening date, which is wh ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    23. Jason Starkman: Keeping Us Epicurious

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Bloggers Amp Up Burger Specials at Blue Collar

    May is National Burger Month, and as part of a rich and meaty tradition, Blue Collar is celebrating with blogger-created burger specials. In the past, creations have included the Fat Girl Hedonist burger -- made with chorizo, fried shallots, smoked Gouda, and chipotle mayo -- and the Food-E burger, ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer Talks About Mignonette

    Popular comfort food spot Blue Collar is about to get a salty sister with the opening of Mignonette, a new oyster bar concept by Daniel Serfer and Ryan Roman. Roman, by the way, writes the blog The restaurant, set to open in June, will be located at the old 18th Street Café loc ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Daniel Serfer and Wife Shoshana Welcome Son Henry Max

    There's another little chef-to-be in Miami. Daniel Serfer and his wife Shoshana welcomed a baby boy late last week. Henry Max Serfer was born January 29 at 2:59 p.m. The boy, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 21 inches long, already has a food-related nickname -- "Steak." Probably because ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Miami Chefs Share Their New Year's Resolutions

    What's your New Year's resolution? Is it to take better care of yourself or find a new job? Maybe you want to go back to school to finish that degree or pay down those credit cards.

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    November 29, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Eat, Drink, Shop

    Happy Black Friday, everyone. Now that stores are open on Thanksgiving, maybe we can actually find a parking spot at the mall today (we're not counting on it). This weekend mandates that you shop 'til you drop with day-after-Thanksgiving sales and "shop small" Saturday. Sunday? Take the day off an ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Wins Iron Fork 2013 (Photos)

    As promised, it was a great battle at the Adrienne Arsht Center last evening as two of Miami's most talented chefs competed at Miami New Times' Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Downtown Development Authority. Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House w ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    July 26, 2013

    Iron Fork Chefs DeRosa, Rapicavoli Get Into Twitter War

    We'll admit it. We kinda started it when we asked a few questions of Giorgio Rapicavoli and Jamie DeRosa, the two chefs set to compete in this year's Iron Fork and Miami Spice kickoff event, presented by the Downtown Development Authority, on August 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Iron Fork's DeRosa and Rapicavoli Prepare for Battle With Tasty Trash Talk: Get Discount Tickets Today

    Miami is sizzling hot right about now and, no, we are not talking about the weather. It's because of Miami New Times' Iron Fork. Presented by the Downtown Development Authority, Iron Fork also happens to be the official kickoff to Miami Spice. On August 1, the Adrienne Arsht Center will transform in ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff: DeRosa, Rapicavoli to Compete

    The super-mega Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, is getting closer, and two chefs are training hard for a battle of skills and wit in a challenge that is so intense that only one can make it out alive. What two Miami chefs are brave enough to acc ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Best Eats & Drinks This Week: Radio Bar, Macchialina Pop-Up, and WD 555

    After last week's holiday, this Monday seems even more painful than usual. Dreams of coffee alarm clocks and espresso showers were not enough to get us moving this week. Our motivation is rooted in something almost as important as caffeine: pay checks. The beginning of the month is always a killer ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Best Chefs in America: A Peer Review For Chefs Names Miami's Finest Toques

    There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Blue Collar's Chairs Stolen Overnight

    When Blue Collar chef-owner Daniel Serfer walked into his restaurant this morning, he thought it was just the start of another busy day in the life of a small business owner. Instead, when setting up he found out a curious theft had occurred overnight. All of the chairs from his outdoor patio had b ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Iron Fork: Food, Cocktails, and Two Incredible Battles (Photos)

    Thousands of hungry and thirsty people converged upon Grand Central Miami last evening to eat, drink and be merry at New Times' fifth annual Iron Fork.  Over three dozen of Miami's hottest restaurants served up some fine eats while a host of open bars attended to the liquid needs of party goers ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 15, 2012

    Iron Fork Competitor Phillip Bryant On How He's Prepping for Battle

    The fifth annual Iron Fork competition, set for October 18 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Grand Central, not only features good food and cocktails from some of Miami's best restaurants. It also showcasess an awesome death match-style battle where two of south Florida's finest chefs fight each other for the sup ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Win Two VIP Tickets to Iron Fork

    The mere thought of Iron Fork, the premiere Miami event on October 18 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Grand Central that features the best Miami restaurants serving up tasty morsels for your nibbling enjoyment has got your mouth watering.Add to that an open bar featuring crafted cocktails made with Smirnoff, Ca ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Blue Collar Turns Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Blue Collar's Daniel Serfer is renaming his restaurant Pink Collar for the month of October in honor of National Breast Cancer awareness Month.Read Also:-Blue Collar -- My Favorite Miami Restaurant- Eating a Blue Collar Corben with Billy CorbenFor the chef/owner of the small restaurant that was name ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Common Threads' World Festival Brings Together Good Chefs For a Better Cause

    We here at Short Order are enthusiastic supporters of good causes, especially when they include teaching kids about healthy eating, accepting other cultures and wielding an eight-inch chef's knife. Common Threads, the Chicago-based nonprofit founded by Oprah's former private chef Art Smith, does ex ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Iron Fork Tickets On Sale Now: Get Them Half Priced Today

    What yearly event brings you fighting food trucks, dueling chefs, and plenty of free food and drink? If you guessed New Times' Iron Fork, you're correct, grasshopper.The fifth annual New Times Iron Fork is set to dazzle your taste buds on October 18 at Grand Central. From 7 - 10 p.m. be prepared to ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Sausage Fest at Lester's on Saturday

    Advocate magazine snubbed the 305 earlier this year when it released its list of the 15 gayest cities in America, giving a nod to Fort Lauderdale, ranked two, and Orlando, ranked four. It wasn't Miami's decline as a gay capital that inspired the folks from Lester's in Wynwood and Proper Sausages to ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Memorial Day Grilling Tips From Miami's Top Chefs at Edge, Meat Market, Tudor House and More

    What's Memorial Day without the barbecue? Millions of us will fire up the charcoal and throw some steaks on the grill, beer in hand, as celebration of the unofficial start of summer (and in remembrance of our troops). But how many of us can successfully navigate our way around the fire pit without r ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Panther Coffee Now Serving a Blue Collar Dessert

    Panther Coffee is all the rage these days; Blue Collar, Daniel Serfer's working class American comfort food joint in MiMo, serves it by the thermos. Panther Coffee is now returning the favor, so to speak, by carrying Blue Collar's Butterscotch Heath Bar Bread Pudding in its shop.

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    May 8, 2012

    Chef Allen Susser Celebrates James Beard Awards With Alumni Dinner

    For decades, Chef Allen Susser has made an impact on the South Florida culinary scene, but rarely do you see a chef's legacy in person. Last evening's alumni dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation saw more than a dozen of Miami's best chefs celebrating the Beard Awards at Trio on the B ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Florida Woman Trades Sex For Cheeseburgers: Five Dishes Better Than Sex!

    Riptide reported yesterday that a 47-year old woman was arrested in a prostitution sting operation in southwest Florida.  That sounds like a typical evening for any police department. Except the woman requested a very specific trade-off for her services. According to the police report, Christin ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Blue Collar Brings On Brunch

    ​Beginning this Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., chef Daniel Serfer is adding brunch menu to his Blue Collar repertoire. Why brunch? "In a place like Miami, where there is such a strong nightlife scene, providing an exceptional brunch to follow is a necessity," replies Serfer, who has be ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Blue Collar Serves Simply Good Food

    ​Blue Collar on Biscayne Boulevard opens its doors tomorrow, and we dropped by for a visit to sample the food. The room's decor lives up to the blue collar name. Old metal lunch pails (the kind that steel workers take their meals in, not the ones with pictures of Scooby Doo) are nailed to the ligh ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Opening Friday in Miami's MiMo District, Blue Collar Offers An Unpretentious Dining Experience

    ​Who wants $40 tiny dishes and formalities in fancy upscale eateries? Not chef Daniel Serfer, who will open Blue Collar this Friday in the space formerly occupied by short-lived American Noodle Bar.A true working man's joint,it will focus a menu on contemporary American dishes from Serfer's e ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    February 12, 2009

    Behind the Line at Chef Allen's

    Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen's restaurant is a culinary pioneer, a renowned restaurateur and a cool dude. I recently spent several hours in the kitchen of Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura. I arrived at four, was provided with a chef jacket and promptly put to work. This was a kitchen where I'd ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Chef Allen's Allures in Aventura

    Better food, décor, and prices: Welcome back, Allen Susser!

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    August 15, 2008