E. Michael Reidt

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Miami's Best Team Up For March Of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    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 >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Michael Bloise Joins Area 31 as Executive Sous-Chef

    Area 31 executive chef E. Michael Reidt has announced that Michael Bloise has joined his culinary team as executive sous-chef. Reidt and Bloise have a longstanding relationship, forged in 2001 when Bloise worked under Reidt at Wish. Reidt said he handpicked Bloise for the position at Area 31 because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The Vegan & Vegetarian Guide to Miami Spice

    Miami Spice begins August 1. Like New York's Restaurant Week, it lets diners indulge in prix-fixe menus at the city's best restaurants at deeply discounted prices. We Miamians are actually even luckier than our friends up north, because our opportunity to "Spice" up our diets on a budget lasts ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Top Five Miami Restaurants for Dining During a Hurricane

    During the coming week, you'll be hearing and reading a lot about how this Friday kicks off the official hurricane season in South Florida. You will be privy to all manner of advice on how to best weather the potential storms, and the very word hurricane will blow into your ears over and over a ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Candlelight and Ocean Views: Miami's Ten Most Romantic Restaurants

    Miami is, by definition, an extremely romantic city. Palm trees sway in the balmy breeze, lightly scented by the nearby ocean. So it comes as no surprise that a multitude of restaurants take advantage of Miami's sexy vibe -- adding candles, moonlight, and plenty of champagne and oysters for good mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Zest Nominees Include McInnis, Erickson, Phillip Ho

    This Wednesday evening, pretty much every top chef in town will gather for what's turning out to be the Academy Awards of Miami dining: Johnson & Wales University's first annual Zest Awards.The invitation-only fete, to take place at the university's Academic & Student Center, is part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Easter Brunches in Miami: Nine of the Best and One Dinner

    ​We're not sure just when the tradition of stuffing your face like a crazy person on ham, roast beef, colored eggs, and copious amounts of baked goods started -- but we like it just the same. With Easter comes that age-old tradition, the brunch. Whether it's a sit-down style or a lush buffet compl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Miami Chefs Talk About Their Favorite Events

    ​Chefs are busy people. When the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town, many of them are even busier than usual. Poor, poor chefs: They're either working so hard at the festival or working so hard because of all the extra foodies in town for the festival that they don't g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Tonight: Lakers-Heat Pre-Game Prix Fixe Dinner at Area 31

    ​The Miami Heat take on the Los Angeles Lakers at home tonight, and Area 31 is set with a three-course pre-game meal for $34 per person (available from 6 pm to 7:30 pm before every home game). The acclaimed seafood restaurant, located just blocks from the Arena high up on the 16th floor of the Epi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    What Bernstein, D-Rod, Reidt, and Other Chefs Want For Christmas

    The Gastrovac. David, take note.There are thousands of comestibles and cooking gadgets on the market, but you would think most chefs have just about every conceivable piece of equipment they might possibly want -- and we know they have access to all sorts of foods. But it turns out that there are va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Art Basel Food Guide: Downtown Miami, Wynwood, and Design District (Updated)

    ​Art Basel is about to capture the minds and imagination of Miami. The self-billed "most prestigious art show in the Americas" showcases work by more than 2,000 artists. Crazy stuff is literally everywhere -- on the sides of buildings, in parks, in tents and galleries, and at the Miami Beach C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Common Threads World Festival (Photos of Big Names!)

    All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.​Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Twitterview Two: Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Chef Marco Ferraro No Longer at Wish

    ​Will Chef Ferraro wish to stay in Miami? Only time will tell.​We suspected something was up when Chef Marco Ferraro was replaced at Wynwood Kitchen recently (though, truly, we felt the caliber of his food was markedly better at Wish), but it still came as a surprise when an insider told us he h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Area 31 Dinner Benefits Common Threads (Updated)

    Foie gras fluff​Chefs E. Michael Reidt of Area 31, Sean Brasel of Meat Market, and Kris Wessel of Red Light are teaming up next week to raise money for Common Threads, an organization that teaches low-income children how to cook and eat healthy.The three chefs will prepare a five-course meal ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Fairchild's Mango Festival Showcases the Mangos of Hawaii

    Mangos for tasting at Fairchild Farm​ If it ever stops raining, Mapulehu, Exel and Momi K are some of the varieties you'll see this weekend at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 19th Annual International Mango Festival, which celebrates the Hawaiian version of this special tropical fruit. H ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Prince Edward Island: Mussels, Oysters and Clams

    Photo by Riki AltmanThis is part one of writer Riki Altman's visit to Atlantic Canada. Unlike her trip to Bangkok, this excursion did not involve ping pong balls, broccoli pies, nor drinks with bosoms.I recently traveled to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Brunswick with E. Michael Reidt, the much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Miami Heat Game 6: Top Five Places to Watch the Team on an Expense Account

    Morton's steak sandwich: better than bar wings. Trust us.​Here's the dilemma: if you stay home and watch Dirk Nowitzki in Sunday's Game 6, you'll swear at the TV set and probably break something. And your boss stuck you with the job of entertaining the new clients. You can't take them to the ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Twelve Bucks for A Few Eggs! No Sugar at World Resource Café and Gigi

    ​Love Bites is a regular column on Short Order. Find other installments here.Garfield, my favorite fat cat cartoon character when I was just a lass, once said, "Diet is 'die'... with a 't,'" and that's how I've always viewed the process. It's like a slow, painful death, especially for a food write ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Area 31 Chef Change: Critchley Out, E. Michael Reidt In

    Chef Reidt is coming back to townAnd that's the news in a nutshell -- or shall we say bombshell? Executive chef John Critchley had established himself as one of the city's culinary stars, but the Boston native has decided to return to the Northeast to be closer to family. He'll remain in the Kimpton ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Interview: Marco Ferraro Gets the 10

    Photo by Mia NuñezChef Marco Ferraro of Wish.​There's something about Wish that seems to make culinary dreams come true, and its latest superstar, Executive Chef Marco Ferraro, appears to be skipping along the same path as a long line of extraordinary talent. First was Gary Robins, who eventually ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 20, 2008

    South Beach's Wish Restaurant

    Good food at high prices.

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    August 23, 2007

    Wishful Shrinking

    One of the Beach’s best is just getting by

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    July 29, 2004
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    November 20, 2003

    Side Dish

    Ceviche masters and the return of Johnny V

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    January 9, 2003

    Nuevo Bistros and Restaurants

    Lots new and improved in the Miami dining scene

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    November 28, 2002

    You Wish!

    Online, there's a virtual culinary gift for everyone

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    May 23, 2002

    Do the Shuffle

    A number of famous South Beach chefs have ditched their dance partners

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    May 2, 2002

    Taste, the Final Frontier

    There is a limit to how many culinary charities you can donate your way through

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    March 14, 2002

    Wine Dine

    Miami has bottles for everything

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    September 27, 2001