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Eating Out

  • 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

    Miami Mother's Day Brunch Guide UPDATED

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. It's payback time. Payback for all the laundry and cleaning. Payback for the meals she made for your lazy self. Payback for those twenties she peeled out of her wallet to help pay your electric bill -- after you were way too old to ask for allowance. She did all ... 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 >>

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    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

    Go to Seasalt and Pepper for the View, but Not the Food

    A leggy, tan woman wearing a white halter top struts along a worn wooden dock overlooking the Miami River. Her lips curl to smile as she passes a glistening champagne bucket dripping with condensation and tables piled with cracked stone crab claws. A doe-eyed hostess escorts the woman and her husban ... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Zak the Baker's Wynwood Bakery and Cafe Now Open

    How does one celebrate the opening of a new bakery café? If you're Zak Stern, AKA Zak the Baker, you hire a band to play bluegrass tunes, you bake a bunch of bread, and you line your counters with sunflowers, wine bottles, and a handle of whiskey. Donors, supporters, friends, and family gathered ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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