Zak Stern, better known as Zak the Baker, didn't see his Wynwood bakery with a bustling café when he envisioned the place. Then, a line cook at Michy's told him about a woman who was into farming and goats.
When Tudor House announced plans to close at the end of the summer, it was assumed by many that executive chef Jamie DeRosa would move on long before the restaurant's last service.Today, DeRosa officially announced his departure from the restaurant which was also his first foray into the Miami marke ... More >>
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 >>
Vic & Angelo's Coal Oven Enoteca, the mid-priced Italian eatery that replaced restaurateur David Manero's higher-priced eatery, DeVito, has closed. A visible for-lease sign hung on the building's facade when Short Order stopped by this afternoon.The South Beach outpost held a grand opening ... More >>
Late on Tuesday, three Florida state senators -- Mike Haridopolos, John Thrasher and Mike Fasano -- pushed through a resolution honoring so-called "crisis pregnancy centers," a symbolic gesture that has outraged the abortion rights movement. The problem, advocates say, is that such centers have reli ... More >>
The only thing worse than your boat breaking down 25 miles offshore is having a drunk man show up to rescue it. It doesn't end well. Just ask Lionel Casey and Lewis Dames of Fort Lauderdale.Their boat overheated off of Delray Beach Thursday night, so they radioed for help. Four hours later, 63-ye ... More >>
DeVito South Beach to transition into Vic & Angelo'sDeVito South Beach, the upscale collaboration between actor Danny DeVito and restaurateur David Manero is closing for good but, like a phoenix rising from its own ashes, it will reemerge as Vic & Angelo's.Manero already owns two Vic & ... More >>
Lee KleinAs a lad, I worked as a bagelmeister in Queens, New York, a large operation that provided bagels wholesale to various markets and restaurants around the city. This experience gives me an insight into bagels that many people don't possess. Like, for instance, you.Okay, now that my credibilit ... More >>
John ZurFrank ReiderFrank Reider says, "People shouldn't be intimidated by wine. They should come out and try and learn." His knowledge of the Chilean and Argentinean wines in his book, Wines of Passion: The Best of South America, is remarkable. The writing is reminiscent of a tour guide, whose z ... More >>
Passover is coming next week and for many, that means a monotonous existence of matzo, matzo, matzo and more matzo. What's a Jewish foodie to do? Thankfully, chef Allen Susser, whose eponymous restaurant is a longtime hit, is preparing two Passover meals at his Aventura eatery.Photo by Simon HareChe ... More >>
via slipandthespinouts.comFrontman SlipSlip and the SpinoutsThe Monterey Club, Fort LauderdaleSaturday, January 16, 2010The Review:The new Fort Lauderdale bar the Monterey Club is rockabilly through and through. There are hot rods parked out front, a flaming sacred heart painted on the wall behin ... More >>
It's the holidays, so expect more socializing and imbibing to wrap-up a busy year in local geekdom. Here are a couple of events going on in the 305:Social Media Club South Florida celebrates the season on Thursday, December 10 at John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables, starting at 7: ... More >>
Me teleporting to shows everywhereSo after weeks of very little excitement as far things that I would like to do, all of a sudden this weekend is chock full of some of my favorite things.First off Lucas Leyva and a few names I associate with the Borscht Film Festival, as well as some of the peopl ... More >>
via myspace.com/vivalevoxViva Le Vox and Alex Nelson Dada, Delray BeachFriday, August 7, 2009 Better Than: Anything else going down on Atlantic Avenue on Friday nightThe Review:Once the waiters start clearing the tables away from the front entrance of Delray hotspot Dada, it's clear that it ... More >>
Why did a gay-rights activist stab her wife with a screwdriver 222 times?
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers.Best-sellers for the week of July 6-10:via journalstar.comMichael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Number Ones" albums topped the chart at Uncle Sam' ... More >>
The Miami Heat superstar sure picked a dubious business partner.
Moving Units is a column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top sellers.Top Sellers for the week of June 22-26via Amazon.comRadio-Active Records sold out of all Michael Jackson albums on Friday, making his hits the top of ... More >>
screenshot from floridasecuritycouncil.org/The Security Council of Florida's website proudly heralds the key speaker of its upcoming Free Speech Summit as "Banned in London, Indicted in Holland, Guilty in Jordan, Welcome in Florida." Charming. Geert Wilder has indeed been banned in London, indicted ... More >>
You're not the only one in Miami falling asleep waiting for a gig.
Theyre more than one-hit wonders.
Thatsa bruciata! I don't usually approve of chains, but Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is definitely one of the good guys: Born in SoFla, where not long ago you couldn't get a decent slice of pie to save your soul, Anthony's has recently managed to put a coal fire pizza joint within reach of us all. No ... More >>
Google Trends reveals South Florida's penchant for salacious searches.
A filmmaker's exposé peeves the sugar powers.
If there's one thing Asheville, North Carolina, is good at exporting, it's sure-fire music talent — especially of the Afro-hippie variety. That town's got more dub, Afrobeat, and West African percussion acts fronted by Anglos than you can imagine. Interestingly, most of them are pretty good, but o ... More >>
Michael Berke did everything but remove his member. Now he's unsure about the change.
"Somebody stomping on a fish — it doesn't make sense how she would perceive that as abusive"
America's next great pop band just happens to hail from South Florida. Surprised? So are they
Suicide notes, psycho-babble, and skeptical readers
New evidence may exonerate Luis Diaz, imprisoned for 26 years as the Bird Road Rapist
Surely there's more to local literature than crime and exile
The Yoko Theory wakes up and smells the reggae
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
South Florida is at the heart of the Internet gambling boom -- and of the war to stop it
The church is Russian. The priest is from Boston. The founders were midgets. And the congregation is slim to none.
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.
Relief officials weren't looking for Sarita Kainen's help, but they didn't have a whole lot of choice in the matter