For the second year, Brickell is getting in on this Oktoberfest business and celebrating arguably the largest beer festival in the world. It all takes place this Friday, October 5. Part of this year's event is the Bier Garden Pop-Up Restaurant hosted by top Michelin-rated chef Wolfgang Ban. C ... 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 >>
I spent some days cooking in Newport, Rhode Island last week, and managed to maneuver a return flight through New York -- getting to spend a Friday evening, Saturday, and Saturday night traipsing through the city with my wife. There were no dining plans nor reservations made, our trip meant to be a ... More >>
When it comes to New York City hardcore, Sheer Terror is one of just a handful of bands from the '80s to still be around and playing shows. The band's lead singer, Paul Bearer, got into punk rock as a kid in Staten Island. He's got a face like a bulldog, knuckles like rebar, a heart full of gra ... More >>
Lokal, a new burger joint in Coconut Grove, opened Christmas Eve after much renovation to the space on Commodore Plaza.When Short Order spoke with owner Matthew Kuscher in September, he spun a tale of a small neighborhood restaurant featuring locally sourced food and drink. Kuscher described a mu ... 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 >>
Photo by Bex WadeIt's a proven fact that the hottest thing in rock 'n' roll is a woman on drums. So Crossfade is superstoked that Tom Tom Magazine, the only print publication focused on female percussionists, will be bringing a notable showcase of lady drummers to Churchill's Pub for Art Basel M ... More >>
Evan SungMario Tolentino picks up where Sam Gorenstein left off at BLT Steak at The Betsy. We all know that Sam Gorenstein recently left his position at BLT Steak at The Betsy Hotel, to join forces with Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh, but the question remained until recently: who would take over ... More >>
Lesley ElliottAn old-fashioned made with baconized bourbon. We are lucky to be experiencing a libation renaissance -- when everything from vanilla beans to mint to rosemary can make old drink favorites shiny and new again. The modern bartender seems to be a liquid magician, infusing alcohol wit ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain loves a big gay ... ice cream.Miami has a thriving food truck scene. Over 70 trucks at last count are wrapped in elaborate murals of happy dancing pigs, cows and shrimp, all begging for you to come and sample their flesh. The truck names are witty and the owners themselves are co ... 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).
Michael's Genuine Food & DrinkOwner and Executive Chef Michael Schwartz and his hard-working sommelier Eric Larkee (who has been with Design District pioneer Michael's Genuine since 2009), are hosting a wine pairing dinner built completely around what they term "summer's most versatile gra ... More >>
Miamis got the literary goods
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