Doug Rodriguez

  • Dining

    January 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    The District Serves the Best Lechón in Buena Vista

    For Miami, Nuevo Latino cuisine is a comfort food of sorts. Chefs take the ingredients we know -- the stuff we grew up on -- and cook them in ways that would make our mamas proud. Once mashed into our baby food, malanga is now deep-fried, shaped into shells, and piled with togarashi and raw tuna. Yu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Big 105.9's Paul Castronovo Is a Food Blogger

    Paul Castronovo is a man who wears many hats. He's half of South Florida's favorite radio program, The Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, an avid fisherman, and president of Castronovo Vineyards. Castronovo is also a major foodie who frequently talks about South Florida restaurants on his show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    De Rodriguez Cuba's New Nuevo Latino Dishes

    Short Order was recently invited to De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean to check out updates to the menu. It's been a while since our last visit to the luxury Cuban restaurant helmed by the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine," Chef Doug Rodriguez, so we were excited to taste the changes. The bad news: there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Swine & Wine: Pork and Booze, Come Rain or Shine (Photos)

    On Sunday evening in the courtyard of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, there were more than 19 stations serving caja china roast pork, mojitos, and wine. A live band took the stage, and songs such as Rosario's "Meneito" filled the air. As the night wore on, a light drizzle fell upon SoBeWFF's Sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Brunch at Sea Was Smooth Sailing

    Mother Nature relented just in time yesterday; rain came down as guests of the Brunch at Sea arrived, but then it stopped moments before boarding. Immediately upon entering the ship, diners buzzed around, moving from station-to-station in an effort to try one of everything being offered while being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Five Worst Reviewed Restaurants of 2011

    ​Perusing the past year's restaurant reviews has brought to light something I suspected: I wasn't very mean in 2011. It was difficult to find five scathing critiques. In fact, I really didn't find any -- there was only mild sarcasm in a few of the following. Still, these were the most disappointin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    SBWFF 2012: Salsa at Sea, Geoffrey Zakarian, Brunch at the Botanical Garden

    ​I start my phone conversation with Lee Schrager by telling him about a recently unearthed 1991 issue of Food Arts magazine that featured the Miami dining scene of the time. "Did you say 1991?" he asks, as though he's heard me wrong. I add that he merited mention, and quotes about South Beach and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    What Chefs Can't Live Without in a Storm

    Red the Steakhouse executive chef Peter Vauthy plans an Italian-themed hurricane party.​You know the old game where you're asked the question, "If you're stranded on a deserted island, what couldn't you live without?" Most people answer with their favorite book, a musical instrument, or volleyball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    A Miami Chef Timeline (1986-2008)

    Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    12 Top Miami Chefs Who Were Not Too Big To Fail, Part Two

    Ben FinkIt was a genuine struggle to the top​In yesterday's installment, we listed six chefs, in alphabetical order, who at one point or another in their careers encountered a flop. We continue with the remaining half-dozen:7. Chef: Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank RandazzoFlop: Water ClubTalula fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    De Rodriguez Cuba Moves In With De Rodriguez Ocean

    Chef Doug Rodriguez​​Doug Rodriguez has announced that he is "relocating" his De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant to the Hilton Bentley hotel, where De Rodriguez Ocean opened just a couple of months ago. In other words, both restaurants will be merging into one. Name of the new restaurant? "De Rodrigue ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Doug Rodriguez Explains Absence At Ocean

    ​​​Last Tuesday, I suggested that certain local chefs have lessened their reputations by affixing their name to projects that they weren't fully participating in. One of the chefs I mentioned was Doug Rodriguez, writing that his new restaurant, De Rodriguez Ocean, was "clearly run without any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Big Name Consulting Chefs Make Reputations Smaller

    ​It is neither unusual nor unseemly for chefs to provide their names and consulting expertise to restaurants when they ultimately won't play an integral role. Nobody, for instance, really expects to see Wolfgang Puck twirling pizza dough in the kitchen of one of his 50 Wolfgang Puck Express restau ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Fake Chefs, Invisible Chefs, & Student Chefs As Props

    Eater reports that students from a Johnson & Wales Food Management Services class will be prepping and serving meals on Jefe's Original Fish Tacos and Burgers Truck as part of their Food Truck Restaurant Experience assignment. So far so good, but the notice goes on to note that there will be a " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Iron Fork Tonight

    ​Everybody is getting excited about tonight's Miami New Times Iron Fork event, to be held at Grand Central downtown. There will be great food and drink, all sorts of chefs and food industry personalities milling about, lively music, general festiveness, and - possibly the highlight of the evening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets on Sale October 25

    ​Get your wallets ready! Tickets for the 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale Monday, October 25.The festival, which takes place February 24 to 27, 2011, will be celebrating 10 years. Ten years since Lee Schrager took over the one-day wine festival that started at FIU, moved it to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone: Interview, Part Two

    Here's Part Two of our interview with celebrity chef Curtis Stone. You can read the first part He works hard. We'll let him sit through this line of questioning.​of the interview here.Who was the most impressive celebrity or dignitary you've ever cooked for/worked with, or the one person who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Food & Wine Magazine: Lazy and Anti-Hispanic? (Updated)

    ​This year's winners for Food & Wine magazine's best new chefs are out and the choices are an outrage. Not only did Miami get screwed again, but the absence of Hispanics in this respected mag's list is apparent and ugly.The issue names ten new chefs from across the country as tops. They hail f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Scoop on Doug Rodriguez's Ocean Coming in Waves

    Two sources have confirmed that Chef Doug Rodriguez, AKA D-Rod, AKA the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine," is planning on another Miami restaurant opening in the wake of his new D. Rodriguez Cuba in Miami Beach and OLA Cuba, coming soon to the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. W ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Sneak Review of The Sneaky Year In Review

    An exceedingly short clip from next weeks' Cafe review, which will be an overview of Miami dining, 2009:Michelle Bernstein added the Omphoy in Palm Beach, Doug Rodriguez doubled his pleasure with D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor, and Jonathan Eismann quadrupled his on the western fringe of the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Interview: Chef Doug Rodriguez Gets The 10

    Chef Doug Rodriguez​Oft labeled the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino," bestselling author and Chef Douglas Rodriguez has also been heaped with praise by Newsweek and Zagat, among others. But folks 'round here mostly just know him as "That guy who takes the flavors of Latin America and whips them up into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Chefs

    (New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon.)   Best ChefsCindy Hutson and Doug RodriguezPast honorees of this lifetime achievement-type award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Mango Festival and Brunch This Weekend

    International Mango Festival Date: July 12 - 13, 2008 Location: Fairchild Tropical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden invites you its 16th annual International Mango Festival featuring the mangoes of Africa. The weekend features, among many other activiti ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2008

    Doug Rodriguez Is Back

    New Latin cuisine moves to the Beach.

  • Dining

    August 2, 2007

    The Tides Has Turned

    Clean, simple, and beautiful Mediterranean food washes into South Beach

  • Dining

    February 2, 2006

    Replicating Rodriguez

    Not even a great imitation comes close to the real thing

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    What's the Matter with Miami?

    We just can't make anybody's A-list

  • Dining

    October 30, 2003

    Season Opener Part II: The Comeback Kids

    Get ready, this season is dishing up a lot of new restaurants

  • Dining

    December 14, 2000

    Room to Rumba

    Samba Room