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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Lemoni Pizza and Kitchen Launches New Menu, Concentrates on Raw and Vegan Items

    While dining alfresco at Lemoni Pizza & Kitchen in the Design District on a recent Thursday afternoon, I witnessed co-owner Maria Eugenia Pelati cheerfully greet a constant stream of regulars as they arrived via bike, skate, automobile, and foot. She seemed to know everyone, and everyone seemed to k ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014
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    May 1, 2014

    April 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    April showers not only bring May flowers -- they bring a host of new restaurants to Miami. This month's highlights were AQ by Acqualina, where chef Dewey LoSasso is making his new restaurant in the five-diamond resort local-friendly and Shikany, the long-awaited restaurant that offers degustation me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Uncle Tom's Barbecue to Reopen in May: Original Menu Items, Secret Sauce Are Back

    Uncle Tom's Barbecue was a Miami staple for generations. One of the last "old Florida" icons, the neon sign pointed weary and hungry travelers to some good old-fashioned grub since 1948, back in the days when SW 8th Street was the main way for folks to get from Miami to Naples. Then, after decades ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer Talks About Mignonette

    Popular comfort food spot Blue Collar is about to get a salty sister with the opening of Mignonette, a new oyster bar concept by Daniel Serfer and Ryan Roman. Roman, by the way, writes the blog miamirankings.com. The restaurant, set to open in June, will be located at the old 18th Street Café loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Barton G.'s New Cookbook: Bring Over-the-Top Flair to Your Food

    Most Miamians are familiar with Barton G. Weiss, the former professional ice skater, costume designer, and professional caterer who opened his first restaurant, Barton G. The Restaurant, in 2002 on South Beach. The combination of jaw-dropping visuals with fine dining blew minds and wallets wide open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Brunch at Verde: Pancakes and a View

    It's hard to believe that Verde, the restaurant inside PAMM, opened in just December. On a recent Tuesday, the restaurant was practically filled to capacity during lunch service. It's a Stephen Starr restaurant that we're talking about after all - excellence is expected. Saturdays are no different, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Prime Fish: Myles Chefetz's Newest Is Destined to Be a Winner

    For nearly two decades, Myles Chefetz has made a fortune by using decadence to attract diners. When the South Beach pioneer and chef-partner Michael Schwartz opened Nemo on Collins Avenue at First Street in 1995, the Asian-influenced seafood restaurant became an instant hit with the party creatures, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Shikany Opens on Saturday: Bacon Powder and Multi-Course Degustation Menu

    It's been in the works for over a year, but finally Shikany, Michael Shikany's dining concept opens to the public on Saturday, April 26. The restaurant is housed in a once-abandoned 4,000-square-foot warehouse, where the chef will offer both a la carte dining and a mullti-course degustation menu. ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014
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    April 23, 2014

    Ten Best Places to Watch the Heat Game

    The White Hot Heat is back. Whether you're a diehard fan who never misses a game or the kind who digs your number 6 jersey out of the back of your closet when playoffs roll around, it's always fun to rally behind the home team. With one win under its belt and tonight's game at 7 p.m. at home and br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Clean Bites on the Beach

    On a recent weekend trip to Grand Cayman, I was pleasantly surprised to notice how many restaurants participate in the slow food movement. Even on an island that's not known for its lush, rainforest environment, farmers are successfully growing everything from eggplant to guava. During the island's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    TiramesU Closing on Lincoln Road After 17 Years, Moving to SoFi

    After 17 years of serving al dente pasta alfresco, Lincoln Road staple TiramesU is closing its doors this Sunday, April 27. Fans of the restaurant need not be despondent, however, because the family-style pasta place plans to reopen at 101 Washington Ave., reclaiming the SoFi neighborhood where it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    15 Steps: Superior Seafood and Seasonal Cuisine in a Confused Space

    On a recent Sunday, two guests stand in front of a muted TV set near the entry of 15 Steps inside the Eden Roc hotel. They're laughing at America's Funniest Home Videos. Rich amber lighting and plush leather seating fill the center of this first-floor restaurant. An out-of-place communal picnic tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Norwegian Getaway: Bar Lab Cocktails, Dining by Geoffrey Zakarian on Board

    You might have seen her while driving along the MacArthur Causeway. She's the gigantic ship with the colorful mermaid, designed by Miami artist Lebo, dancing on her hull. That's Norwegian's newest cruise ship, the Getaway. The massive, 145,655-ton vessel can accommodate nearly 4,000 passengers on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Quattro Extends Lunch Hours, Adds Lower-Priced Special Menu

    Eating out can get expensive, especially when you don't cook. It can be tough when you want a nice and decadent meal, but you don't want to break the bank. Quattro Gastronomia, Lincoln Rd's upscale Northern Italian eatery has introduced weekly lunch specials to the menu, giving guests the option of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Red the Steakhouse Introduces Tapas-Style Menu for NBA Playoffs

    At Red the Steakhouse, animal flesh reigns, and it's not limited to beef. There's lobster, duck (liver), pig, and a surplus of charcuterie. In honor of the NBA playoffs, which began last night with a Heat win, and the overall small-plates culture Miami has grown to love, executive chef Peter Vauth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    MC Kitchen Is Miami's Power Lunch Hub

    Mad Men has returned for the first part of its last season, and if you've been watching, you know that a great amount of wheeling and dealing takes place in restaurants. That's not just fiction. Many business transactions take place in the restaurants of major cities, with the idea being that peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Easter, Passover, 4/20

    This weekend packs a lot of punch in the holiday department. First off, Good Friday is today, and if you're planning on having a fish dish, we've got you covered. Of course, Passover continues through the weekend, so be sure to stop at the market and take home some kosher Coca-Cola (it's made witho ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014
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    April 17, 2014

    Blackbrick Launches Brunch: Peking Duck and Waffles, Breakfast Fried Rice

    What do you get when your favorite Chinese dishes and American classic brunch items have a love child? We're picturing Peking duck and waffles; fried rice with scrambled eggs and sausage; and an omelet stuffed with Szechuan beef. Blackbrick's Richard Hales must be reading minds, because that's exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Dewey LoSasso on AQ by Acqualina: "Right Now, I'm Doing Some Research"

    When Dewey LoSasso was named Acqualina's executive chef in December 2013, he was taking time to get the feel of the resort before making major changes to the menus. He told Short Order: "Right now, I'm doing some research, and then we'll start testing some menu items after Christmas and New Year's. ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    April 16, 2014

    Five Must-Try Rabbit Dishes in Miami

    Beneath the floppy ears and cotton-ball tail of a rabbit is some seriously delicious meat. It truly does taste like chicken -- only leaner and slightly sweeter. Or perhaps it's like a more healthful duck. Other bonuses: Because rabbit is still a "boutique meat," most local restaurants use Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Try the Vegan Lunch Special at Green Gables Cafe

    They say vegans are lousy hunters, but sometimes it takes a predatory instinct to seek out a meatless meal in the 305. Luckily, Coral Gables' Green Gables Café offers a vegan lunch special that differs daily, so you don't have to choke down a PB&J every single day. See also: Miami's Ten Best Vegan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Verde at PAMM: Art Enthusiast or Not, You Will Be Lured by the New Café

    At Pérez Art Museum Miami, it's not important to appreciate or know anything about art. A dozen menacing bronze animal heads startle visitors emerging from the parking garage onto the museum's raised patio. A dragon readies to bellow a vaporizing fireball onto unsuspecting passersby. A bear snarl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    David's Cafe Closing Sunday After Nearly Four Decades

    After 37 years of serving cafecitos on South Beach, David's Café is closing. The restaurant that provided sustenance on a 24-hour basis to everyone in Miami Beach -- from ragged hospitality workers needing a strong cup of energy on a graveyard shift to club kids not wanting to end the night to tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Passover Special Dinners in Miami

    Sundown, April 14, marks the first night of Passover. For Jewish people around the world, this eight-day long holiday remembers their exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. Freed from slavery, it is said the Jewish people fled into the desert and could not bake their bread, which turned out hard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jamie DeRosa on Tongue & Cheek's First Anniversary

    On April 15, Tongue & Cheek, the playful South of Fifth restaurant by chef Jamie DeRosa, will celebrate its first anniversary. Truthfully, it seems like the restaurant's been around a lot longer. In its brief period on earth, chef/owner Jamie DeRosa has managed to attract a faithful clientele of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Eating House to Host 4/20 Dinner for Stoners

    It's no secret that the nation's official views on marijuana are changing for the better. States are ruling for the legalization of medical marijuana, and Colorado recently made history by becoming the first state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Even Florida might jump on the bandwag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    China Grill to Open in Brickell: Innovative Space With Individual Bird's Nests

    It's been nearly two years since China Grill, the restaurant that in 1995 essentially started Miami Beach's dining renaissance, closed its doors and announced a move to Brickell. In April 2012, China Grill Management and Jeffrey Chodorow announced China Grill Brickell would open "in the fourth quar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Ten Best Coladas And Cortaditos in Miami

    In this city, we tend to take a lot for granted. The beach, the lack of blizzards, and Cuban coffee are examples. You think it's easy to find a cup of Cuban rocket fuel in Chicago? A colada is like the Big Gulp of Cuban coffee. Instead of a single shot of espresso served in a tiny plastic cup, a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Choices Vegan Kitchen Now Open Near the Airport

    Miami's favorite spot for meatless eats, Choices Vegan Cafe, has given birth a new vegan eatery: Choices Kitchen, a spacious spot on NW 27th Ave. The new arrival is a twist on the company's other two locales. Instead of a written menu, they'll be offering up a daily plate of vegan eats for $12. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Easter Brunch in Miami

    Easter is Sunday, April 20, and whether you attend sunrise services, go on a hunt for colored eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, or sleep in, one thing is for certain: You'll need some fuel afterward. Luckily, many of Miami's best restaurants serve Easter brunch. We're talking elaborate spreads filled w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Mash Potatoes in South Miami Caters Good Eats to Locals

    Chef Scott Wise, classically trained in French cuisine at Johnson & Wales and in the French countryside, has taken his skills to the South Miami area for local diners to experience. Initially a catering business, his restaurant, Mash Potatoes, now has a small sit-down area. With an expansive menu, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Prohibition: Speakeasy Vibe Coming to Midtown

    Prohibition, a new restaurant and lounge, is set to open this month in midtown in the former George's Kitchen space. Taking a cue from its name, the place will have a Chicago speakeasy vibe, with servers dressed in newsboy caps and ties, à la 1930s. The restaurant, located in the former George's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    PB Fish, Pop-Up at PB Steak, Starts Today

    PB Fish, the new happy-hour pop-up by the Pubbelly boys, launches today at PB Steak. The fish-shack concept will serve affordable seafood dishes and rum cocktails weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. during PB Steak's happy hour (which has moved from the regular 6 to 8 p.m. time slot to accommodate PB Fish). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    DB Moderne Kicks Off Wine Dinner With Cultural Influencers Tonight

    Tonight, DB Moderne kicks off the first of a series of wine dinners that not only calls upon the DB Moderne team, but Miami's cultural influencers. Leaders from the arts, culture, and entertainment community will take turns hosting a monthly dinner that's emblematic of their persona and outside of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Brunch at 660 at the Angler's Gets Revamped: Chocolate-Covered Bacon and Nutella French Toast

    Brunch is to Sunday what booze is to happy hour. No Sunday is complete without it, especially when the brunch is overflowing with booze. At 660 at the Angler's, the intimate restaurant is more like an oasis. The Angler's recently joined the Kimpton Hotels family, so the company has revamped the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    La Mar: So Busy It Should Install a Revolving Door, but Does It Live Up To the Hype?

    La Mar, noted chef Gaston Acurio's new restaurant located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key, has been slammed with customers since it opened March 19. . The food is upscale gourmet Peruvian. Don't expect your abuela's causa. Twists on classic Peruvian dishes, such as lomo saltado serv ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014
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    April 3, 2014

    Orange Blossom: Classic Florida Dining to Open at Boulan South Beach

    Sometimes, with all the modern touches, it's difficult to remember Miami's glorious past since not much remains. Sure, we have Vizcaya and the Art Deco district, but our city isn't filled with brass plaques explaining every time a president visited or a writer spent his youth sitting at a certain ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Announces First Gastropub at Sea: Celebrates With Free Happy Hour Today

    Michael Schwartz is taking on the high seas once again with the announcement of his new gastropub concepts on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas class ships. The first, the Quantum of the Seas, launches Fall 2014, sailing from the New York area to the Caribbean. Michael's Genuine Pub is one of 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Chivas Express in Miami Lakes Offers BOGO Bandeja Paisa Wednesdays

    We don't often (or ever, really) refer to Miami Lakes as a culinary mecca, but the amazing deal we stumbled upon at Chivas, a gem inconspicuously located in a nondescript strip mall right off the Palmetto Expressway, is definitely worth mentioning. Although the restaurant specializes in Colombian f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Spring is in the air, bringing new beginnings and lots of restaurant openings. From small burger and beer joints to lavish multilevel dining experiences, it seems there's a new restaurant for just about everyone's taste and budget. Notable openings include 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Danny Grant's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine: A Culinary Oasis in a Pinecrest Strip Mall

    Tucked away in the corner of a Pinecrest strip mall is the urban culinary oasis Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine. You'll find three floor lamps of varying heights and colors, three wooden camel statues, and a wall adorned with three swords. Nearby are three booths. Are these trios symbolic of the Holy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Denny's: A Diner With Something for Everyone

    The yellow and red sign beckons you, but it's the staff at Denny's that makes you feel right at home. On a sunny Thursday afternoon, the location in midtown Miami (Biscayne Boulevard at NE 36th Street) was packed with parents and their broods, hungover teenagers, and elderly couples, but that didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub Opening Brickell Location

    Los Olas gastropub American Social is branching out to Miami. The pub that features craft cocktails, an extensive beer selection, and upscale pub grub is slated to open in Brickell this fall. American Social partners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares have just inked a deal for the second location of ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014
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    March 27, 2014

    Oscar Manresa on Perfecto: "Everything on the Menu... I Would Serve in Barcelona"

    "Everything on the menu at Perfecto, I would serve in Barcelona," chef-restaurateur Oscar Manresa says. Case in point: Both of the striking anchovy dishes proffered at Perfecto can also be ordered at Casa Guinart, Manresa's casual eatery inside Barcelona's storied market La Boqueria. The pickled boq ... More >>

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