When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>
Miami on Thursday will welcome fast-casual Asian eatery Pao Town, a project Abe Ng and his team, who run the Sushi Maki empire, have been working on for nearly a year.Local food enthusiasts began sneering at the fast-casual Asian concept almost as soon as it caught fire, yet the restaurants in ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain has been to Tokyo before, but this episode of No Reservations focuses on Cook It Raw, where 15 of the world's leading chefs travel to Japan to prepare a meal for 50 invited dignitaries and media types that apparently involves foraging and hunting for your ingredients -- un ... More >>
You might not recognize them yet, but their names should already be on your radar. These chefs are in the kitchen every day, building the culinary foundation for future success. They bring a newfound creativity to comfort foods that we traditionally consider less than great cuisine. Meatballs, sp ... More >>
Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of pain...by me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours? Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>
"This is what the food movement used to be all about -- honesty and integrity -- not hype." That's Alice Waters talking about Edward Behr's The Art of Eating, a quarterly food publication since 1986 and now a new cookbook subtitled "Essential Recipes From The First 25 Years."Authenticity and simp ... More >>
Bloise' bright cuisine now has a space to match.As explained in yesterday's introductory Michael Bloise Twitterview part one, the following "twitterview" is an unedited back and forth between the Sushi Samba chef and me in queries and answers of 140 characters or less.It's sort of like a regular int ... More >>
Eight years after opening his flagship restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village, David Chang is still on top of the food world and only getting bigger (cameos on Top Chef and HBO's hit show Treme, plus a new restaurant set to open in Sydney, Australia).
Carissa ChesanekWe have been seeing a lot of Asian noodle bars open recently. These trendy little places like Gigi, Sakaya Kitchen and the American Noodle Bar are the latest lust for the Miami area. Michael Bloise, owner and chef of the American Noodle Bar at 6730 Biscayne Blvd, says the increase ... More >>
Jackie SayetDisappearing act: Sakaya's new steamed pork buns.This is Wet Nap food. You know, the kind best consumed bent over, so the juices don't Jackson Pollock your pants. You eat it with your hands, because it tastes better that way, and you relish licking every last drop of sauce from your f ... More >>
If you have your pointer finger on the pulse of the global food community and its star chefs, you would know this past weekend was the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman's second annual Cayman Cookout. We're speaking of the island rendezvous of illustrious professional cooks including Jose Andrés, Da ... More >>
Courtesy of SoBe Wine & FoodDon't invite this man to your commune.The Chicago Tribune website last week printed a list of the ten worst dining trends of the past decade, as decided by various movers and shakers in the American food world. Miami's own Michael Schwartz weighed in, his pet peeve ... More >>
This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.)
Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station.
The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>