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    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Paula Deen Returns to South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    Add one more name to the celebrity roster at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Paula Deen. Deen will be hosting a cooking demonstration with her sons, Jamie and Bobby at the Grand Tasting Village on Sunday, February 23 at 4:15 p.m. See also: Post Diabetes: Paula Deen Talks Sweet Tea, Miami ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fifth Anniversary, His New Book, and Miami's Food Scene

    Scott Conant has a lot of celebrating to do. The celebrity chef has just released The Scarpetta Cookbook ($22.71 on, which features 125 recipes from his award-winning Italian restaurant. Scarpetta's Miami outpost is also celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of special dinner ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Bobby Flay to Attend Opening of Bobby's Burger Palace at Dadeland Mall

    Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP), celebrity chef Bobby Flay's version of a classic burger joint from days gone by, will officially open at Dadeland Mall on Friday, December 6, after months of anticipation. BBP will be located in Dadeland's new wing, on the second level (directly above the Microsoft sto ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Palatino Jamaican Restaurant: Homestyle Caribbean Fare in Wynwood

    During a recent visit to Palatino Jamaican Restaurant, my entrée took longer to make it to the table than it took Food Network's Sandra Lee, Anne Burrell, and Melissa D'Arabian to cook full meals onscreen. At this small Jamaican restaurant, there was more than an hour wait for lunch. During that t ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    July 30, 2013

    Chef Creole: The 'Slippery' Cook and His Cash-Cow Restaurants

    Wilkinson Sejour plunks his brawny arms on a paper-scattered desk, grins mischievously, and asks his buddy, who's smoking a blunt, to fetch him a Corona. It's a Wednesday at 11 a.m., and Sejour's cell phone rings every five minutes. When he answers, his words jumble Calle Ocho slang with Kreyol pato ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Taste of the Nation Fights To End Childhood Hunger July 25

    Who likes being hungry? Nobody. That's precisely why Share Our Strength, the country's leading anti-hunger group, exists. Their No Kid Hungry campaign is fueled by the objective of ending childhood hunger in America. To do this, the Share Our Strength organization is bringing back its highly respe ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Bring Back Paula Deen: Read the Deposition Transcript

    Paula Deen's Food Network career imploded last Friday after the cable network said it would not renew her contract. Though Food Network's simple statement, "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," did not mention a reason, it comes after a video d ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian's Star-Studded SoBeWFF Radio Broadcast Airs Tonight

    The tents have been taken down for another year and the 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is but a memory. There is, however, one way to relive the magic made when you get some of the world's funniest and most talented chefs together in one city and add some alcohol.During the f ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager's Favorite SoBeWFF 2013 Events

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Anne Burrell's Miami Dine-Around

    Anne Burrell sure gets around. The Food Network celebrity is finishing up filming a new season of Chef Wanted, which has the chef flying all over the states to visit restaurants in need of a new head of the kitchen.The final stop for filming was Miami Beach, where Burrell filmed on location at Nikki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announces Sunday Afternoon Fix

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has just announced a new way to eat and drink at the Grand Tasting Village for less money with the all new Sunday Afternoon Fix ticket.The ticket allows entrance into Sunday's Grand Tasting Village from 3 to 6 p.m. -- which is perfect for those of us who plan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2013: The Six Best Events Featuring Miami Chefs

    If you haven't purchased your tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, we suggest breaking out the credit card because many of the more famous events, like Burger Bash, are sold out.Luckily, the four-day long festival is filled with seminars, dinners, and parties -- ensuring there's an ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Top Five Tips for New Cooks In 2013: Resolve To Get Back In the Kitchen

    Come January, each and every one of us will be boasting about some ridiculous, noble new years resolution. Think juice cleanses, gym memberships, or renouncing all things pork. We've all been there. But, come February, after much whimpering and complaining, we'll be back to our bacon-eating and milk ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Biggest Food News Stories of 2012

    In the sea of headlines you'll read throughout the day, few will likely have anything to do with food. Unless that's your thing, of course. But if you're like us, it is your thing, and you thrive on hearing news about restaurants and chefs just as much (or maybe more) as you would hearing about w ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Top Restaurant Closings of 2012 in Miami

    In 2012, many notable eateries closed up shop. In some cases, we shed a tear as we watched them go. In others, well, our bets had been placed for quite a while. (Sustain Restaurant & Bar was just a few sad, happy hours away from my late-April wager.) This past year, most losses were felt in the Des ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Pizza Rustica: Iconic Miami Pizzeria Signs Leases In Middle East

    Pizza Rustica is a Miami original. First opened in South Beach, the popular pizzeria made a name for itself with large rectangular slices packed with toppings. Success spawned expansion to 20 locations worldwide, and now under a master franchise agreement, Pizza Rustica has signed its first two leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Scotty's Landing: Five Reasons to Save It

    Last week we wrote about the possibility that Scotty's Landing might be in jeopardy of going the way of the dodo bird.The City of Miami, which currently owns Grove Key Marina and the iconic dive bar/restaurant, is seeking bids for a 40-year lease to replace the slightly shabby waterfront with a mult ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Horacio Rivadero's Tips on Cooking Like an Inspired Restaurant Chef

    All photos by Emily CodikSick and tired of those dull, home-cooked dinners of buttered pasta? Instead, try following the advice of Horacio Rivadero, executive chef of The Dining Room in South Beach. With his advice, you can develop an inspired recipe of your very own.Chef Rivadero believes that trul ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    March 22, 2012
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    March 21, 2012

    Eating House Shows Rising Chef's True Potential

    ​So far, Miami has barely acknowledged the pop-up-dining movement that has captured many other cities' imaginations. The concept is simple: A restaurant pops up in an unused space for a limited, specifically planned period of time. It allows chefs and restaurateurs to operate with far less financi ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF Burger Bash: Michael Symon's Three-Peat

    ​View photos of Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.Although we had grand dreams that a local chef would take the prize, Symon's B Spot Burgers claimed the People's Choice Award yet again this year at last night's Burger Bash (that's a third consecutive win for him). Fellow Iron Chefs ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Gail Simmons: Let's Try an Eggstravaganza

    ​Gail Simmons has a lot on her plate, so to speak. She's just added author to her already insane resume as Top Chef judge, Top Chef:Just Desserts host, and special projects director for Food & Wine magazine.Gail's memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As a Professional Eater was just rel ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Six Best South Beach Club Parties This Weekend

    ​What can the South Beach Food and Wine Festival offer inebriated beat freaks? Well, funneling tubs of butter at Paul Deen's Sunday Brunch may be the best hangover cure after a weekend filled with deep house, tech-shit, and Dutch trance. The Food Network's invading the sands of South Beach over ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    1500 Degrees Sous Chef Adrienne Grenier on Chopped (Updated)

    1500 Degrees1500 Degrees Sous Chef Adrienne Grenier has fun with gingerbread​1500 Degrees sous chef Adrienne Grenier will compete on Food Network's Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.Short Order was told that chef Grenier would be on the December 6th episode, entitled Can't Catch Me I'm The Gingerbread ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011
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    October 4, 2011

    Guy Fieri Partners with Carnival Cruise Lines For Burger Joint

    ​Carnival Cruise Lines announced that it will partner with Food Network host and author Guy Fieri to bring Fieri's concept of a roadside burger joint to life.Guy's Burger Joint will feature Fieri's creations, as well as a variety of sauces ranging from chipotle mayonnaise and a special barbecue sa ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Finale: Outtakes From The Cutting Room Floor

    Tyler Florence hosts The Great Food Truck Race​Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race Season Two finale aired last night, pitting Hodge Podge Truck against The Lime Truck for a briefcase full of cash ($100,000 to be exact) and bragging rights as the greatest food truck.Though the trucks were fil ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Twitterview Two: Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba

    Bloise' bright cuisine now has a space to match.As explained in yesterday's introductory Michael Bloise Twitterview part one, the following "twitterview" is an unedited back and forth between the Sushi Samba chef and me in queries and answers of 140 characters or less.It's sort of like a regular int ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    The Secret Life of Food Truck Owners: Six Fun Facts

    Paul Huizenga One of Paul Huizenga's Art Basel entries.​About two years ago, food trucks began appearing in Miami almost as if by magic. Then, like rabbits, they started to multiply. But did anyone stop to think what went on in the lives of food truck owners before they started servin ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Live Blog: The Great Food Truck Race UPDATED

    Laine Doss Cleveland's Hodge Podge gets ready for a weekend in Miami.​The finale of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed all over the streets of Miami. Two trucks are competing to win the title and take home $100,000. Hodge Podge, from Cleveland Ohio is taking on The Lim ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian Files for Personal Bankruptcy

    Geoffrey Zakarian and Scott Conant at South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian filed for personal bankruptcy after several lawsuits were filed against him by former restaurant employees and partners, according to The New York Times. Zakarian, a j ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Charlie Sheen's "Winning" Cooking Video: Next Stop Food Network?

    Duh...Winning!​Charlie Sheen and his Adonis DNA have just made a cooking video for Funny or Die. In it, he announces his plan of total media domination. In the past week, he's appeared on every television network but one....The Food Network. In the demo -- which appears on the site run by c ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Is Geoffrey Zakarian Coming Back to the Beach?

    Photo by Riki AltmanWas Zakarian at Burger Bash to gage interest? Hopefully we'll have confirmation by the end of the week that Geoffrey Zakarian, chef/owner of New York's recent, yet notable Lambs Club, founding chef of the Delano's recently renamed Blue Door, and Food Network fave, will be putting ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Grand Tasting Village Was a Satisfying Feeding Frenzy

    Bill? Is that you? ​With the white sand, clear skies, and heat, SBWFF's Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village would have resembled the Sahara if it were not for the sparkling backdrop of the Atlantic.After receiving a Waterford glass, but no neck lanyard cup-holder to keep our eager paws free ( ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Bryan Voltaggio, Radio Personality, Top Chef and Food Network Star Guided Luncheon

    ​Hungry fans lined the courtyard of the Biltmore, sipping glasses of prosseco in the afternoon sun waiting to pile in, get a glimpse of celebrity chefs, and cook their hearts out. Once the doors opened, the frenzy continued as hundreds of guests devoured the ham and cheese appetizer sandwiches and ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Scott Conant of Scarpetta Talks Food, SoBe Food Fest

    ​Scott Conant is the charming and handsome executive chef and owner of Scarpetta in New York, Miami Beach (at the Fontainebleau), Toronto, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Conant and his restaurants have won almost every distinction imaginable, including a James Beard award for his restaurant L'Impe ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Tim Love: Rabbit Rattlesnake Sausage and Elk Strip Loin

    Courtesy South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Tim Love is known to some as the "cowboy chef." He is actually chef and owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, his flagship restaurant in the Stockyard District of Fort Worth, Texas. He also owns hamburger joint, The Love Shack, and the White Elephant ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Emeril's Cherry Cobbler Recipe: In Honor of President's Day

    George Washington - former vandal​Legend has it that long before George Washington became the first President of The United States, he chopped down a cherry tree. When his father saw the ruined tree he asked George if he did it and George said "yes father, I cannot tell a lie". George's fath ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    January 20, 2011

    2 Girls and a Cupcake Rep Hialeah on Next Week's Episode of Cupcake Wars

    ​Food Network's series Cupcake Wars pits four sets of cupcake makers against each other in a series of off-the-dome creative baking challenges.Bakers are eliminated in a series of rounds. A final challenge involves high-volume baking, and, usually, the creation of a massive, creative display for t ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill: Tonight's Featured Food Truck

    ​The upside of the staggering economy is that, thanks to desperation, many of us have been able to (or have been forced to, whatever) transform former hobbies into actual moneymakers (see Baturin, a financial planner, and Nick Diamond, a real estate developer, both found themselves o ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.

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    July 5, 2007

    Fame Game

    Chef Adrianne overachieves everywhere except the kitchen

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