If you're looking for the country's best Manhattan, look no further than Miami Beach. The Broken Shaker's Virginia King beat out a slew of bartender finalists, to earn the title Master of the Manhattan during the Manhattan Experience finale, held Monday, January 13 in (where else) Manhattan. See ... More >>
OK, so the event was held at the Broken Shaker and Virginia King had the home court advantage. The truth is King won the competition by making the best tasting cocktail. Her rendition of the classic Manhattan cocktail, the "Looking at me Like You Don't Want me to Go", ranked the overall favorite wit ... More >>
Although there are hundreds of different cable channels, they really all boil down to a few different types -- news, sports, dumb sitcoms, or reality television. But what if you're a metrosexual who just wants to take a break from Jon Stewart? Well, Esquire Network is hoping you'll be enticed by it ... More >>
It's that time of year when the global art world elite descends upon our fair city and has its way with it for a week. Unfortunately, Miami-Dade County has not yet declared this as a weeklong work-free holiday, and for us locals, it's easy to get either overwhelmed or way too lost in all the highbro ... More >>
Read also "Michy's Queen Scores with Sra. Martinez (2/26/2009)," "Michelle Bernstein to Leave the Omphoy" (Clean Plate Charlie) and "Fratelli Lyon Closes in Design District."Short Order has confirmed that Michelle Bernstein and her husband/partner David Martinez will close their celebrated Sra. Mart ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.The first gastropub is generally considered to have been The Eagle, in London. Michael Belben and David Eyre launched it in 1991, and it was si ... More >>
Andres AravenaAs if Edge Steak and Bar didn't offer enough already, this gem of a restaurant has announced the beginning of a new interactive dining experience, "Specialty Dinner Night," set to take place once a month. The Nose-to-Tail events will feature a trio of chefs who will collaborate to prod ... More >>
billwisserphoto.com1500 Degrees had a hot week.A brief look back at some events that transpired in the food world over the past week:On Monday, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group rolled out Dr. Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink aimed at men who "want a lower-calorie option without the diet imagery." ... More >>
Eat your f**king Brussels sprouts...before Samuel L. Jackson makes you.The much awaited release of Adam Mansbach's R-rated lullaby Go The F**k To Sleep, is set for sometime this week (in plenty of time for Sunday's Father's Day). Because Mansbach is both a great author and dad, Esquire Mag ... More >>
Chef Sean Brasel missed with his fatal KISSFinancial institutions are too big to fail. Chefs are not. Almost all of our highly regarded toques have wiped out in spectacular fashion at one point or another in their careers. We present a dozen such flops, in alphabetical order. Young chefs, heed th ... More >>
www.bourbonblog.comWhat do you get when Woodford Reserve bourbon teams up with Esquire magazine? The ultimate Manhattan challenge. The two companies are searching for the the quintessential Big Apple cocktail. At stake are a chance to win a trip to NYC for two, swag bags, prizes, and braggi ... More >>
The Miami Heat continue to take pages right out of the Hugo Chavez playbook when it comes to working with members of the press. If you write anything the organization doesn't particularly like you're pretty much banned. New Times itself has suffered such a fate, and now we welcome Esquire magazin ... More >>
Ortanique's Web site has an "Accolades" tab. One click on it lists 23 excellence awards. Esquire Magazine named it "Best New Restaurant in America." And the eatery was placed on Zagat's Top 10 Best Restaurant List nine times. The New Times has even shown its love more than once. Our Lee Klein wrote ... More >>
Photo by Peter TaylorWe lost Willis to NYWillis Loughhead's first South Florida gig was 14 years ago at the Palm Grill (locations in Key West and North Miami). Most locals, however, will remember him from when he was top toque at Tantra (1999 to 2002) and from when he ran Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carl ... More >>
Yes, this post is full of Dolphin pictures, but first:Chef John Critchley has made a strong impact on the local dining scene since joining up with Kimpton Hotel Group to head up all food operations at The Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. Area 31 was recently named an Esquire Magazine Best New Restaura ... More >>
Jackie SayetThe Presidente flowed as Chef John Critchley laid the culinary smackdown on Giancarla Bodoni for the 2009 Iron Fork title. Critchley is on a winning streak, with his seafood-celebrating Area 31 having been recently named one of Esquire magazine's best new restaurants this year.Our foc ... More >>
adam larkeywas mariani bowled over by this bolognese?Area 31, in the Epic Hotel downtown, has been named as one of the Best New Restaurants of 2009 in the November issue of Esquire magazine. When food and travel critic John Mariani dined at Area 31 this summer, he asked executive chef John Critch ... More >>
I reported yesterday that Area 31 was named as one of Esquire Magazine's Top 20 New Restaurants of 2009. Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez also made the list. On the one hand, I apologize for missing that. On the other hand, the woman gets more than enough press. One more acknowledgement: Kaitlin Y ... More >>
Inspired by the Late Summer Vegetable Salad dish recently devoured at Sra. Martinez, (soon to be named one of Esquire magazine's 20 best restaurants of 2009,) we whipped up this tasty take in about an hour. Suffice to say that mere minutes after that hour, a crumb and a puddle were about al ... More >>
Venus and Serena Williams are the latest celebs to take a tiny part of Dolphin's ownership. Let's home their winning ways rub off on the fins. [AP]The Miami man who allegedly stole data from 130 million credit and debit cards had some unusual High School habits: hacking into Government message board ... More >>
Chef Tim AndriolaChef Tim Andriola has been lauded by food critic John Mariani in Esquire Magazine as a "chef to keep your eye on," going on to say that he "definitely has the touch of a master."He started as a kid in Lee, New Hampshire at his family's restaurant, the Gateway. In South Florida he ... More >>
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