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Eating Out

  • Dining

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    DBGB Kitchen & Bar Brings Americana Menu to DB Bistro Moderne

    Daniel Boulud is a man of many talents -- and restaurants. At New York's DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Boulud fuses French bistro with American gastropub. This summer the casual eatery will celebrate its fifth anniversary, as well an expansion to Washington, D.C. DGBG's menu pays tribute to Americana, and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    18. Cindy Hutson: Jersey Girl Roots; Island Heart

    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Where to Get Brunch on Memorial Day

    So Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you're an adventuresome soul who's sticking around for the weekend, you need to be thinking ahead. Planning is key when it comes to driving, parking, boozing, and, of course, eating. Come Monday, we're betting you'll be sunburned, hung-over, and desperate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

    It's Memorial Day weekend, which means most of us have three whole days to enjoy Miami. And although this weekend tends to be quite hectic on the beaches, there's still plenty to do in the way of eating, drinking, and having a great time. From a killer barbecue that requires absolutely no work on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Cindy Hutson to Open Zest in Downtown Miami

    Chef Cindy Hutson is expanding her Miami presence with the announcement of the opening of her latest concepts, Zest and Zest Mrkt. The restaurant, set to open in fall/winter 2014, will be located at Southeast Financial Center at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. The 1.225-million-square-foot space is Florida' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    R House "Sunday Sauce" Brunch Adds Music and Bottomless Booze to the Mix

    Since its opening in January, R House has fused food and art. Now, with their recent addition of "Sunday Sauce" brunch service, they are adding music to that assembly of creative expression. DJs will rotate the turntables during the Sunday brunch and music series. The $35 per person brunch includes ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    El'eat in North Miami Beach: '70s Excess Meets Decadent Comfort Food

    At a recent media dinner, El'eat Restaurant & Lounge in North Miami Beach opened its doors to local journalists, bloggers, and some slightly suspicious Eastern-European socialites. Needless to say, the writers were the odd men out. Walking into El'eat is like walking onto the set of American Hustle; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Todd Erickson on Haven's Third Anniversary: "Don't Rest on Your Laurels"

    It's hard to believe, but Haven is celebrating its third anniversary this evening. The restaurant, touted as a gastro-lounge, opened in May 2011 and what could have been a typical SoBe/douchebag mix of house music, videos, and cocktails was tempered by the talents of its executive chef, Todd Erick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Australian Lamb Dish Competition: Vote for Your Favorite Chef, Win a Staycation

    Between Yelp, Four Square, Trip Advisor, and whatever else, we're all critics these days. Really, all it takes is a keyboard and some Internet access and you have an audience. Unfortunately, not many people get rewarded for their foodie opinions -- aside from maybe a complimentary meal every now an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    21. Barton G's Flair for Whimsy

    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

    May 21, 2014

    Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Returns for Second Year

    Stone crab season ended last week but it's never too early to start dreaming of its return. To mark the anticipated occasion, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Event is already planning their big celebration. After hosting more than 6,000 people for last year's inaugural event, the organizers are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    R House: With Time, Restaurant and Gallery Space Could Conquer Wynwood

    Rocco Carulli frantically darts among large canvases smeared with thick blobs of richly-hued oil paint. His smile is infectious, like that of a born entertainer, but there's also the nervous quiver of a new restaurateur. He sports a shaved head, a meticulously trimmed salt-and-pepper beard, and a sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    22. Lorena Garcia: Mentor to Miami Chefs

    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 its o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Top Ten Best Meatballs in Miami

    We've got meatballs on the mind. These rolled wonders vary in size, meat mixtures, texture, price, and quantities but when you break into a good ball, you just know. A dollop of cheese on top or spaghetti below, substantial meatballs can hold up and pass the sneeze test. We refuse to lose our poor m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Zak the Baker's Wynwood Cafe: The Bread's the Thing

    Though there's no signage yet, it's easy to find the place. Just follow your nose to the scent of freshly baked bread wafting though the neighborhood. Zak the Baker's Wynwood Bakery & Café is a perfect addition to Wynwood. Once an industrial part of the city, this bakery with a seating area is one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Almond Milk Lattes & Ice Cream Sundaes: A Vegan's Guide to Tallahassee

    North Florida is pretty awesome. People who dismiss anywhere above Boca as a no-man's-land are missing out on some of the Sunshine State's best assets, from gorgeous green forests to super-friendly folks, to totally unique eateries. Our state's capital, for example, has lots of amazing vegan options ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    La Palapa Hondureña: Hole-in-the-Wall Serves Tasty Honduran

    On the outside, La Palapa Hondureña (formerly known as Adelita's Café) is anything but memorable. Surrounded by louder venues such as a vapor shop and a Papa John's, the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows that are plastered with karaoke posters and the emblematic palapa, an open-sided dwellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Larios on the Beach Reopens to the Public Today

    Power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan's restaurant, Larios on the Beach, reopens to the public today. Last night members of the press were invited to a grand re-opening party to take a look at the new digs. "Tonight brings back memories from when we first opened Larios on the Beach 22 years ago," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    24. Mark Soyka: Pioneer of New Neighborhoods

    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 its o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    "Dig In" Mondrian's Saturday Brunch: Bloody Mary Bar and Eggs for Days (Photos)

    Brunch -- it's the most wonderful meal of the week. What's not to love about the combination of breakfast and lunch that's not only an excuse to eat anything and everything bad for you, but happens to be accompanied by copious amounts of alcohol? Nothing. We love everything about brunch. Especially ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Shikany in Wynwood: Foams, Dehydrated Foods, and Vanilla Cotton Candy (Photos)

    Open just a few weeks ago, Shikany has brought yet another new dining concept to Wynwood. It is, however, a stark contrast to the rest of the still gentrifying neighborhood. Housed in a completely renovated warehouse, the visually stunning restaurant offers global cuisine with modern techniques, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

    Things are about to change in Brickell. Whether it will be for the better remains a mystery. At this moment, several stone-gray, nearly finished highrises loom on the skyline. Work is underway on Brickell City Centre, a massive, Hong Kong-financed gigaplex of shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    25. Dewey LoSasso's Talents Go Five-Star

    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 its o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Kris Wessel to Open Oolite Restaurant & Bar at Former Cooper Avenue

    Kris Wessel is going big this spring with the announcement of Oolite Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant, to be located in the former Cooper Avenue space just off Lincoln Road at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., is scheduled to open May 30. The restaurant's name is derived from the limestone and coral rock fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Macchialina's Dim Sum-Style Brunch Adds Bottomless Cocktails

    Jen Chaefsky celebrated Mother's Day at Macchialina, which was fitting given the rustic Italian eatery is her love child. For the special day, chef Michael Pirolo did things a little differently. Rolling carts stacked with minuscule bowls of homemade pasta and other hot and cold delicacies darted in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Michy's to Close, Will Reopen as New Concept

    Michy's, Michelle Bernstein's flagship Miami restaurant, is closing. The restaurant, which opened in 2006, is closing Saturday, June 28, after eight years on Miami's Upper Eastside. See also: Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Ten Reasons to Try Bellmont Restaurant in Coral Gables

    Bellmónt Restaurant quietly opened on Miracle Mile last fall. On a busy street that seems to have a restaurant pop up weekly, it's not always easy to be the new kid on the block. Owner Sergio Catalina Bellmónt knows this firsthand. While the restaurant was originally set up to also be a bakery, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Tap 79: New Gastropub Features Beer, Burgers, and Scooby Snacks

    Tap 79 opened just about a month ago on 79th Street, providing a much-needed local haunt to grab a burger and a few beers. The gastropub, located just west of the first bridge to North Bay Village and the beach, takes over the old Buddha Sushi Bar space, and is the younger, more casual brother of wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Cavalli Miami: Fashion World Meets High-End Italian Food

    It starts before you arrive: the low guttural hum of expensive Italian sports cars -- vivid-yellow Lamborghinis, sleek black Maseratis, fire-engine-red Ferraris -- idling out front at the valet stand. Once you're inside, the opulence of Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge only escalates. Mismatched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    DB Bistro Brings Back Its Wine Dinner Series, Miami's Own, Tonight

    If you enjoy wine, and we mean good wine, you'll be excited to hear that DB Bistro Moderne has brought back its wine dinner series, Miami's Own. The event aims to promote awareness of local organizations through its "intimate dinner party" format, where guests and leaders can mingle and discuss th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Cecconi's Introduces 4-to-7 Happy Hour (Photos)

    Set in the posh Soho Beach House, Cecconi's Miami Beach serves up a taste of the sweet savory and boozy life for an affordable price. As the clock climbs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, you can get drinks and small and medium plates priced at either $4 or $7. "This is the first time w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

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

    This is the final round, gamers. All that frenzied, Mountain Dew- and Fruity Pebbles-fueled nominating action is over. But it's still Game On! for New Times' Best of Miami 2014 readers' poll. So loosen up those stiff wrists. Massage that that worn-out trigger finger. And chiropracticize your prec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Best of Miami Readers' Choice 2014: Vote Now!

    June is right around the corner and Miami is really heating up. No, we're not talking about the onset of summer humidity, we're talking about the annual Best of Miami edition, which hits our fair city on June 19, naming the best places to eat, things to do, and people to watch in 2014.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Burgers and Mother's Day Brunch

    This weekend might just be the biggest brunch day of the year. It's Mother's Day, and if you've got a mom, auntie, abuela, or big sister in MIami, Sunday is the time to celebrate -- and there's no better way to say thank you. So whether you've turned out to be a store clerk or a brain surgeon, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Rouge Flavor Fail Should Make Chef Blush

    As advantageous as fresh ingredients are to the quality of a meal, flavor is equally, if not more, important. We recently stopped by Rouge, a French-Morrocan restaurant in Normandy Isle, for dinner. The wide chasm that can exist between fresh ingredients and taste has rarely been more apparent. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    BLT Prime Opens at Trump National Doral

    It makes perfect sense. Maybe that's why it was two years in the planning, but BLT Prime has opened at the Trump National Doral. The restaurant, designed by Peter Niemitz, along with Eric Trump, replaces the former Mesazul and features scrolled ceilings, a circular bar, and Corinthian columns in a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Beer 360 Opens: 360 Different Brews and Filet Mignon "Christ Redeemer"

    Close your eyes and think of the first food fantasy that comes to mind. No...not the one where you slather Chrissy Teigen with chocolate. The one where you eat copious amounts of beef and beer. Ms. Teigen is unavailable, but you now can have your share of steak and your choice of hundreds of beers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Five Unconventional Mother's Day Meals in Miami

    Let's face it: Mother's Day can get a bit, well, stale. This Sunday, instead of treating Ma to a manicure or an overpriced brunch, why not hit her with the best meal of her life? Here are the top five unconventional places in Miami for every type of lady, from the domestic goddess to the big-shot la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    The Forge: Christopher Lee Keeps Things Classic (With a Few Twists)

    In the past few months, The Forge has gone through some changes, announcing the departure of Dewey LoSasso and the arrival of its new executive chef, Christopher Lee. Lee, who was hired by The Forge's owner, Shareef Malnik, back in January, comes with a long resume. The chef received a Rising Star ... More >>

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