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Eating Out

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    June 18, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Restaurants

    Best of Miami 2014 has finally arrived. You can pick up our epic guide to all things Miami on Thursday, or check out the full list of winners online now if you just can't contain yourself. This year's edition is filled with over 300 of our favorite bars, bites, and places to snack. Miami's culinary ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    1. Michael Schwartz: Genuine Culinary Genius

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Kris Wessel's Oolite Opens in South Beach (Photos)

    Kris Wessel's new South Beach restaurant, Oolite, is open and we stopped in for a peek and a cocktail. Large signs outside the restaurant, located in the former Cooper Avenue space just off Lincoln Road, give a June 19 opening date, but the bar is open now at 6 p.m. (Earlier if there's a World Cup ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    2. Myles Chefetz: The King of South Beach

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Here are Some of the People That Made Food Great

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. When you think about it, the entire issue is about people. After all, for every delicious burger or soul-satisfying cafe con leche, there's a person lovingly creating it. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Oak Tavern Hosts David Bracha, Wynwood Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner Wednesday

    Executive chef and oystermind David Bracha has teamed up with the Brignonis of Wynwood Brewing Company for a special dinner tomorrow night that will be served family style at Oak Tavern's communal table. The dinner is a follow up to a beer dinner the restaurant and beer columnist Evan Benn hosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Benchwarmers in Midtown Is Open: Beer, Fries, and the World Cup

    Benchwarmers, the midtown sports bar by Cesar Morales, the owner of Wynwood's Wood Tavern, is open. The informal bar opened Saturday, just in time for World Cup fever, and I stopped in for a beer and some fries. See also: Benchwarmers: Wood Tavern's Owner to Open Sports Bar; Hiring Staff

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Dishcrawl 2014: Coconut Grove Hosts First Crawl Wednesday

    Dishcrawl, the national food tour that takes foodies on a walking culinary adventure through a neighborhood, is back. For the first crawl of the year, Dishcrawl organizers have appointed Coconut Grove as the dishing location of choice. What could possibly be better than savoring favorites from three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Miami's Brazilian-Themed Dishes, Drinks and Deals

    The 2014 World Cup began on Thursday in Sao Paulo, and fútbol fans officially are in game-watching mode. To celebrate Brazil's second time hosting the World Cup, restaurants are creating special Brazilian-themed menus and items. Get in on the deals and specials with this guide, from a classic pican ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Bunbury: Sommeliers Bring Argentinian-American Fare to Wynwood

    Though the understated exterior of Bunbury might not grab stares among Wynwood's shocks of color, its subtle style and ambiance might make it your new favorite chill spot. Bunbury, which opened on Northeast 2nd Avenue at the end of April, is run by Argentinian sommeliers who know a thing or two abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    5. Felipe Valls: From Santiago de Cuba to Versailles

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami

    North Miami may be the place you buy a car, do your Costco-ing, or hit up Yogurtland, but it's probably not where you initially think about dining outside of cookie-cutter chain restaurants. You are missing out, though, because this suburban city to the north is packed with hidden gems. What follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Study Finds Miami Food Trucks Cleaner Than Restaurants

    Question: Which is a safer bet to eat -- a food truck taco or a burger at your local gastropub? If you're one of the people who think a brick and mortar restaurant would be cleaner and under more scrutiny by the state, think again. Florida Watchdog.org has cited a recent study, conducted by the In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Father's Day Brunch in Miami: A Guide to Meat, Beer, and Cigars for Dad

    Father's Day is this Sunday, and chances are your dad might want nothing more than to stay on the La-Z-Boy and watch the game. But the recliner will always be there -- these Father's Day brunch specials will not. This Sunday, forgo buying yet another tie and show Dad some love by treating him at one ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    6. Stephen Sawitz: Stone Crab Legacy

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Guide to Eating and Drinking by Country in Miami

    Imagine this: You're ready to cheer on Spain in the 2014 World Cup, proudly defending your 2010 title, drinking some tasty sangria... and you're surrounded by Brazil fans. Or worse, clutching your chest, living and breathing for Germany... and getting drowned out by USA die-hards. Or, perhaps the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Miami Lacks a Quality, Affordable Big Salad

    As George Castanza once flailed his arms about, "You had to order the big salad?" The answer is simply yes. Jerry Seinfeld may say, for a laugh, that it has to have, "Big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs." Although, finding a fantastic, affordable big salad that can be your new best f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    El Atlacatl: A South Florida Institution

    At El Atlacatl, a decades-old restaurant in Little Havana, you have a better chance of being served by owner Napoleon Moreno's brown-eyed daughters than a waitress. Karla, 28 years old, and Flor, 25, have infectious smiles, hourglass figures, and long brown hair that fades to auburn around their nar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Klime and Anita Kovaceski to Open Pizza Restaurant, Crust

    Chef Klime Kovaceski and wife Anita are opening Crust, a pizza restaurant. The restaurant, located at 668 NW Fifth St., marks an addition to the burgeoning Middle River dining scene that includes Seasalt & Pepper and Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill. The restaurant is a collaborative effort for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Begins Today: Meal Deals, Classes, and More

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week begins today, offering Miami residents dining deals at 35 area restaurants. Similar to Miami Spice, restaurants offer locals the opportunity to dine at a discount by featuring prix fixe lunch, dinner, and even brunch deals for the duration of the event, which continues t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Tutto Il Giorno: Hamptons Favorite to Open in Edgewater

    It's a seaside town filled with the rich, famous, and beautiful. No, it's not Miami, it's Southampton. Every summer, 2 percenters flock to tan, drink, and eat at Tutto Il Giorno, the trendy Italian bistro. The family-owned bistro also has locations in Sag Harbor, TriBeCa, and, soon, Edgewater. Se ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014
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    June 5, 2014

    Where to Eat and Drink in Miami for the NBA Finals

    Tonight, the Miami Heat return to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year in a row and are just four wins shy of a three-peat. Ever wonder where the term three-peat even came from? It was coined by Byron Scott in 1988 and trademarked by none other than Pat Riley, who hopefully soon enough wil ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    June 5, 2014
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    June 4, 2014

    Brunch at Bulla: Bottomless Sangria and Cochinillo Hash

    Bulla is the go-to place for watching any World Cup game that Spain is playing. Warning: Be prepared to hear Spaniards brag about the defending champs and boast that their country is the best in the world. On a recent Saturday, the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid game was a major event at Bulla, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Fabio Viviani Moving to Miami in Anticipation of Siena Tavern's Opening

    Fabio Viviani might have caught the public's eye during season five of Bravo's Top Chef, but he's been in the restaurant industry since he was a teen. The Florence native began cooking in family kitchens as a child before landing his first job at the age of 14 at Trattoria Il Pallaio. Now the handso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    L'Echon Brasserie to Open Summer 2014 (Photos)

    L'Echon Brasserie, the French bistro by the Pubbelly team, has announced it will open summer 2014, to correlate with the completed renovation of the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach hotel. See also: Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Basil Park: Tim Andriola's Exciting Seasonal Fare

    Purple ruffles, African blue, turkey yakitori, red baby beats, raw chocolate pate. Sounds like poetry, doesn't it? There is a certain ethereal quality to the menu and ambiance at Basil Park, Tim Andriola's newest offering just a quick stroll from his other venture, Timo. Where the later is dolled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Magnificent on Multiple Levels

    You'll find all the usual suspects at the all-glass, four-story restaurant on Collins Avenue. There's the purr of Lamborghinis out front, the parade of Real Housewives in tight bandage dresses, and a short red carpet unrolled. But, like a beacon, the glowing fuchsia lights outside indicate something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Is Steve Martorano Relocating to SoBe?

    Nearly two dozen years ago, a burly cook from Philly leased a restaurant space in a questionable part of Fort Lauderdale with the thought of serving old-school Italian dishes. Now, Steve Martorano is a branded celebrity with two restaurants in Broward County, one in Las Vegas (with a second on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Last Chance to Vote

    Can you feel the electricity in the air? No, that's not an afternoon thunderstorm. It's the anticipation that's building for Miami New Times' annual Best of Miami edition, available online and in print on June 19.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    King Crab City: Inside the Fontainebleau's "Water World"

    The Fontainebleau has crabs, and it's exactly the type you're thinking -- king crab. These bad boys are the rulers of all crustaceans and an extreme delicacy not just in the states, but around the world. They make their way from the Nordic and Berin Seas down to South Florida and currently reside in ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Broken Shaker's New Chef, James Seyba, Creates Menu Designed to Pair with Cocktails

    The Broken Shaker's always been about turning out spectacularly crafted cocktails and now, with the addition of chef James Seyba, the lounge at the Freehand Miami is upping its game food-wise. Seyba, who recently served as chef de cuisine of 150 Central Park, Michael Schwartz's restaurant on Royal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Deadline to Vote for the Winners!

    Last chance to play, gamers. There's only 62 hours left to whip those nimble wrists, spring that trigger finger, crank that button thumb, and vote in New Times' Best of Miami 2014 readers' poll. So far, 3,800 locals have cast their ballots. But the final deadline is Wednesday, June 4, at midnight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill Closed for Good?

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill closed? Miami.com is reporting the restaurant has closed after being open just about two months, stating that "a walk-by during prime dinner time Saturday night revealed a dark, empty, shuttered restaurant." The answer, however, is not so cut and dry. See also: Porcao F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Larios on the Beach: New Spin on Cuban Classics

    The Estefans' restaurant, Larios on the Beach, reopened on May 16 with a new look and a revamped menu and we were invited to stop in for lunch. Larios features traditional Cuban food, such as ropa vieja (shredded beef in a tomato-based sauce) and arroz con pollo (chicken with yellow rice), fried pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The Restaurant at the Setai Introduces Monthly Wine Dinner Series

    Last night marked the second in the monthly series of innovative wine dinners at The Restaurant at the Setai. To kick off the series in style, we were invited to watch them pop some bubbly with an evening of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. To prepare for these four-course dinners, executive chef Mathias ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Happy Hours, Heat, and Scotch

    If you're still a wee bit hung over from Memorial Day weekend, we've got the cure: More partying. Come on, you're not in Kansas. This is Miami and things are happening this weekend. In case you needed an excuse to get out and enjoy life, it's Friday, the Miami Heat play the Pacers, and we've compil ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 29, 2014
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    May 29, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Returns: Win VIP Tickets to Taste of the Gables

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week is back, but don't let the name deceive you. The event is actually three weeks long, affording you ample time to eat your way around the neighborhood. From June 9 to June 29, more than 35 of the area's restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at a discount ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Ten Best Happy Hours in Miami

    What are the two best words in the English language? No, it's not "free money" (although we'll take that). It's "happy hour." For us workers of the world, happy hour is the one thing we have to look forward to. It's a chance to take a break after work and toss back a few with friends. But, although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    15. Shareef Malnik: The King of Wine and Beef

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    The Cafe at Books & Books: Where to Find Vegan Fare on Lincoln Road

    Let's say you're hot, tired, and ravenous after a long day of shopping for H&M sheath dresses and Victoria's Secret thongs on Lincoln Road. But you're vegan, and everywhere you look there are Cuban-inspired spots and pizza joints; tourist traps and overpriced meateries. What's an herbivore to do? T ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    345 Caffe Italiano: Casual Italian Fare in Coral Gables

    As seems to be the trend these days, 345 Caffe Italiano opened almost a year ago but celebrated its official "grand opening" last month. From the outside, it looks almost too manufactured to be decent. With the restaurant logo and pictures of food plastered across the red and white tables and walls, ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Iron Fork & Miami Spice Kickoff Returns: Pre-Sale Starts Today

    Iron Fork, presented by Downtown Development Authority, returns! The event, which combines our awesome chefs' competition with a preview of Miami Spice, is bigger and better than ever, with a new location, delicious food, and an epic battle between two of Miami's finest chefs. See also: Giorgio Ra ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Oak Tavern's Head Bartender Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi Introduces New Cocktail Menu

    Miami's Oak Tavern is one of the few places, if not the only place, in the Design District where you can sip a watermelon martini, a drink that is part of the new cocktail menu. The menu is the creation of Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi, who was recently hired as Oak Tavern's new head bartender. Having sp ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Gyu-Kaku: Japanese BBQ Giant Opens in Brickell

    Gyu-Kaku officially opens tonight in Brickell. The Japanese barbecue restaurant chain is huge, with 26 locations in the United States and Canada and over 700 restaurants worldwide, but this is the first location in Florida. See also: Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

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    May 27, 2014

    Taperia Raca Offers Rich, Easy-to-Enjoy Tapas in MiMo

    In Miami, ordering tortilla española is like playing a game of Russian roulette. In kitchens from Kendall to South Beach, the humble dish begs comparison to versions cooked by mothers, abuelitas, the great chefs of Spain, and that country's beloved tapas bars. Some argue the slices of potato should ... More >>

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