Albert Trummer prefers being called a pharmacist to a mixologist. And, he's correct, in a fashion. Long before there were pills to be popped to assist your sleep, give you energy, or help you "get it up," pharmacists prescribed tinctures, elixirs, and potables that "cured what ailed you." Some of ... More >>
Albert Trummer, the "mad scientist" of cocktails, has announced the opening date for his new Miami Beach venture, the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge. The bar, located inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, will feature Trummer's own brand of cocktails that include botanicals, essences, herbs, ... More >>
Albert Trummer's Drawing Room Bar & Lounge is scheduled to open at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in October 2014. This lounge, along with Morimoto South Beach, is destined to put the resort on Miami's culinary map. Trummer, an Austrian-born mixologist, has worked with some of the best che ... More >>
When you consider the food-related restrictions in New York, you should cry fat, giant tears of joy that you live in Miami -- a city that considers rules and regulations mere trivialities of no concern to locals. Restaurants in the Big Apple have instituted an "unofficial" ban on food photography, f ... More >>
*Cocowok, an "upscale fresh Asian takeout/delivery café," is due to open sometime next month in Cocowalk. Rice, noodle, and vegetable dishes will fill the menu, with accompanying proteins cooked to order. Appetizers, soups, and salads round out the bill of fare. We can now make it official: F ... More >>
Kris with daughters on vacation; he's a chef, not a photographerThis is part two of our interview with Kris Wessel, chef/owner of Red Light Little River. You can read the first part of the interview here. Three influences that, culinarily speaking, got you to where you are today.Growing up in New ... More >>
Alphabetically except for the last:Alvaro Beade of Ideas Restaurant. His contemporary take on the cuisine of Castilla y León was exquisite. Not sure where he is now.Carmen Gonzalez of Carmen's The Restaurant. She merged modern American cuisine with traditional Puerto Rican. Then her eponymous resta ... More >>
Crazy Pianos Tuning UpThe new dueling piano bar, restaurant, and late night entertainment venue in Coconut Grove (second floor of CocoWalk at 3015 Grand Avenue) is offering brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday. Also: two-for-one drink specials Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Craz ... More >>
Criteria is simple:A great chef who made his or her mark in Miami and then moved on. David Bouley doesn't qualify, as he wasn't actually doing the cooking at Evolution. Carmen Gonzalez of the departed Carmen's might make my top ten, but I don't think of her as being in quite in the same league as th ... More >>
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"Miami has become a refugee camp."
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At Bouley Evolution, Mike serves raw fish with style
Clean, simple, and beautiful Mediterranean food washes into South Beach
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When the summer of ‘07 gets discussed years from now, it may very well be recalled as being the season that set the Miami dining scene back a decade. In January of 2003, the Spanish deconstructionist restaurant La Broche opened on Brickell Avenue, signaling that our town was ready to join other ... More >>
A new Surfside eatery’s aim is off
The evening begins with a cocktail reception, at a fabulous home in Indian Creek, with ten or twelve of your favorite friends. After the requisite mingling with other guests, including Dr. Arthur "South Beach Diet" Agatston, you will pick a number from a hat. This number dictates which of the limos ... More >>
"We are swimming in a sea of pollution."
The hullabaloo over Bouley’s Evolution is justified. And then some.
Table 8 Coming to a plate near you David Bouley Evolution, the South Beach outpost of one of New York's finest chefs, and Table 8, the South Beach outpost of one of Los Angeles' finest chefs, have opened their doors, almost simultaneously, less than two blocks apart from each other on Collins Aven ... More >>
The hound prefers Daft Punk, eschews Chocolate
A term synonymous with the heat and stagnation that defines Miami in August
Two benefit events compete for wine-and-diners
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