Best of Miami 2014 has finally arrived. You can pick up our epic guide to all things Miami on Thursday, or check out the full list of winners online now if you just can't contain yourself. This year's edition is filled with over 300 of our favorite bars, bites, and places to snack. Miami's culinary ... More >>
Executive chef and oystermind David Bracha has teamed up with the Brignonis of Wynwood Brewing Company for a special dinner tomorrow night that will be served family style at Oak Tavern's communal table. The dinner is a follow up to a beer dinner the restaurant and beer columnist Evan Benn hosted ... More >>
Miami's Oak Tavern is one of the few places, if not the only place, in the Design District where you can sip a watermelon martini, a drink that is part of the new cocktail menu. The menu is the creation of Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi, who was recently hired as Oak Tavern's new head bartender. Having sp ... More >>
Things are about to change in Brickell. Whether it will be for the better remains a mystery. At this moment, several stone-gray, nearly finished highrises loom on the skyline. Work is underway on Brickell City Centre, a massive, Hong Kong-financed gigaplex of shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. ... More >>
Oyster bash, shuck yeah! Last night, on the Hotel Victor rooftop, five chefs with seafood in their soul joined forces serving up some Island Creek Oysters. Boston chefs, Ming Tsai with Jeremy Sewall played host for the event, but it was those with restaurants in Miami that brought the heat. David B ... More >>
Just two weeks into their new brunch, the River Seafood and Oyster Bar has already made changes to its menu. They've lowered prices and tailored dishes to the mutable wants of hungry patrons. Short Order was recently invited to sample their revamped Sunday feast. Check out the pictures after the ju ... More >>
If someone asked you to describe your ideal brunch, your answer would probably involve eggs, oysters, charcuterie, and French toast. Oh, and of course, booze. Well, starting this Sunday, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar will be serving all of the above. There will also be a smorgasbord, an over-si ... More >>
Wednesdays suck -- except when it's the hump day before Thanksgiving. The five-day weekend is just around the corner. But this time can also be stressful, particularly if you're still scrambling for the perfect holiday recipes. Fret no longer. From organic turkey to butternut squash soup, Miami's l ... More >>
At last night's Oaktoberfest, Oak Tavern executive chef David Bracha and Esquire beer writer Evan Benn hosted a four-course, beer dinner. Some dishes were Oak Tavern staples, such as the deviled eggs, pork belly banh mi, and duck pizza. Other offerings were made especially for this brewtastic even ... More >>
Oktoberfest, Oaktoberfest. Kind of like potato, potahto -- except Oaktoberfest features beer, food, Esquire (and Miami Herald) writer Evan Benn, and Oak Tavern's David Bracha combining forces for a four-course meal next Wednesday, October 23. What's better than a four-course dinner? Not much we can ... More >>
Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take you to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You have become the Regina George of food, someone who bligh ... More >>
If you love a restaurant, you'll probably love its Miami Spice menu too. But certain places succeed for reasons beyond personal taste. These spots proffer great deals, extensive choices, or special items such as complimentary wine. As part of our Miami Spice coverage, we've checked out all the me ... More >>
Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>
Oak Tavern's wooden tables are worn -- their faded chocolate surfaces fashioned out of reclaimed lumber, their corners burnt with the logo of a majestic oak. Outside, a courtyard envelops the eponymous tree. Inside, red brick walls guard a precarious past. In less than a decade, the Design District ... More >>
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It's enticing to bring friends, in town for vacation, to Brickell and show them Miami's progress as an action-packed metropolis. They can walk to one of three Publix stores or buy cigarettes, Red Bull or whatever stimulant tickles their fancy at the shiny new 7-Eleven. Yet when time comes to grab a ... More >>
Chef David Bracha makes his way to a freestanding wine cooler located in the dining room of his Design District eatery, Oak Tavern. Nearby, cooks and waiters prepare for the Friday dinner rush. Burners are topped with pans of sautéed mushrooms. Pots are filled to the brim with slow-cooked sauces. I ... More >>
November in Miami saw many anticipated restaurants opening, and a few closings that had most people surprised, indeed. Some welcome additions to our local food scene include Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, Myron Mixon's Pride and Joy, and David Bracha's Oak Tavern.Read also:- Florida Cookery: Every ... More >>
Open your windows, turn off your air conditioner and enjoy this glorious weather! It's fall in Miami and as the temperature cools off, the restaurant scene heats up!Already we're seeing restaurants come onto the scene in anticipation of the arrival of snowbirds flying south for the winter, tourists ... More >>
Miami's culinary elite will come together Thursday evening, October 25, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach for the 15th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special "meet the chefs" reception, sees chef chair Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar ... More >>
Timon Balloo headlines the first Dinner in ParadiseParadise Farms Organic, under the elegant auspices of Gabriele Marewski, starts up another season of Dinners in Paradise. First lavish outdoor organic meal takes place December 12 with a chef lineup of Sugarcane's Timon Balloo, River Oyster Bar's ... More >>
Jacob KatelPhilippe Ruiz -- He still works it.There was a time when people became chefs because they loved to cook, and the only famous American chef went by the name of Boy-Ar-Dee. Nowadays those entering the profession not only love food and cooking, they also love, to an equal extent, fame, mo ... More >>
Paula NiñoMango varieties at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Mango BrunchFairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will open this year's Annual International Mango Festival with a Mango Culinary Conference, a day of panel discussions that pairs Fairchild's tropical fruit experts and local chef ... More >>
Photo by Simon HareMichael's Genuine pioneered fine dining in Miami's Design District.Let's end the year with a bang-bang look at the most important restaurants of the decade. Caveat: It must still be in business. And we're skipping those historically important places (like China Grill, Joe's Stone ... More >>
This Valentine's weekend might be your best chance in years to eat these aphrodisiacs.
Serve up and then slurp down everyones favorite salty aphrodisiac.
The River Oyster Bar
Hint: Skip the entrées and go straight for the oyster bar offerings...
Dig In, It's Endangered Species!
Hints for dining under the stars