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    August 26, 2014

    Giorgio Rapicavoli to Appear on Chopped Champions Tonight

    Remember two years ago when chef Giorgio Rapicavoli competed on Chopped and became the first Miami chef to win? The $10,000 gave Rapicavoli the chance to pop up Eating House, which has become a staple of Miami's dining and brunch scene. Well, tonight the chef is making his way back to the show tha ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Watch Sakaya Kitchen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Tonight

    When Guy Fieri visited Miami to film Sakaya Kitchen for his Food Network sensation Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, we were sure he'd have a great time. What we didn't know was how much he'd fall for Richard Hales' cuisine -- and the chef's sweet ride. Fieri wound up dubbing Hales the "Ninja of Flavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Geoffrey Zakarian's Farm-to-Table Brunch Includes Kale, Borscht, and Bloodys

    By the last day of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, even the most hardcore food fanatic is walking a little slowly. It could be the days filled with sipping wine and cocktails in the sun at the Grand Tasting Village or it could be all the parties, but sampling a few dozen burgers at Burger Bash ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Q Kicks Off the Festival With Meaty Dishes, Dishing Chefs, and a Flavor Tie

    Last evening, this year's edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with the first big party, the Q. On the surface, the Q seemed like the familiar event that put the festival on the map -- a fete filled with barbecue provided by some of the best chefs in the country, accompanied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes Talks Cupcake Wars, Vegan Baking, and Valentine's Day

    Mariana Cortez started baking vegan sweets back in 2009 as a way to fulfill her son's dietary restrictions. At the time, she never imagined she'd be the first person to open a vegan bakery in Miami. Now, Bunnie Cakes is celebrating its one year anniversary -- just a few days shy of Valentine's Day. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Food Network Filming New Show in Miami

    It's all so hush, hush and top secret that we can't share the name, but a new Food Network show about food trucks is filming in Miami tomorrow and next week -- and they're looking for people to be on camera. The competition-type show is looking for people to act as audience, with some people having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Groupon Offers "Epic" $5,000 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Package

    It's no secret that I love the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. That weekend is my Super Bowl, a time when I can revel in all things food and wine and cocktails. I happily traipse around the sand during the day, swirling wine while the sun burns my nose. At night, I wander the "tents" in the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    SOBEWFF 2014: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models on the Menu

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, presented by Food Network, has announced part of its lineup for the 2014 event, which takes place on Miami Beach and all around town February 20 to 23. The event draws nearly every major celebrity chef in America to our city for a little fun and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    SushiSamba's Chef Cara Thompson on Chopped Tonight: Restaurant Hosts Watch Party

    Another Miami chef is facing off on Food Network's Chopped.SushiSamba sous-chef Cara Thompson will battle three other chefs in an episode titled "Redemption Intention." Each contestant has been a runnerup on the popular cooking competition, which features picnic baskets filled with freaky foods desi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Women Rule Delta Diamond Dishes

    Look, we're not sports experts (unless you consider competitive eating a sport), but we will tell you that there's a frisson of electricity that runs through you when you step onto a major league baseball diamond. And that's what happened at last evening's South Beach Wine & Food Festival Diamon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian Talks Star-Studded Radio Show, BBQ, and a Miami Restaurant

    Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Ten Twitter Handles to Follow During SoBeWFF

    Can't make it to this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? We hear ya. Tickets are kind of expensive. Fret not. Luckily, Twitter allows complete strangers to pry into the lives of those who live publicly, like Cooking Channel and Food Network idols, for instance. This year, experience SoBe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Kardashian, Armstrong and More: Five Celebrities We Want to See Open a Miami Restaurant

    With the South Beach Wine & Food Festival a mere stone's throw away, we can't help but think of all the traffic, money, and celebrities the bash will bring. Sure, South Beach will be a pain in the ass to get around for those four days, but take into account all the tourism money and publicity this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs Celebrate Christmas: Anthony Bourdain's Easy Bake Oven, Guy Fieri's Puppy, Mario Batali's Speedball

    After the usual anticipation and rushing around, Christmas 2012 has come and gone. Santa is relaxing with an eggnog and the reindeer and elves have the day off after a job well done.It looks like our favorite celebrity chefs celebrated the holidays in style as well, and Tweeted about their Christmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Norwegian Breakaway's Test Kitchen: Crab Cakes, Lobster Ragout and Cake Pops

    Cruising is as much about eating as ocean views. But today's upscale lines pride themselves on gourmet eats, even tapping celebrity chefs to oversee their dining options (hence "cruise bloat").Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the Breakaway, is due to set sail in April 2013, and with 17 different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    La Camaronera Is Getting a Makeover, Adding Dining Space

    Soon we Miamians will be able to park our ever-rounder, ever-tanner culos in a seat where no human being has ever sat before -- at La Camaronera. Owner David Garcia, whose family has run the Flagler Street fish institution for nearly 40 years, says the restaurant has taken over an adjoining space a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Sugar and Sex: That's All Pat and Gina Neely Need

    Dinner with the Neelys is what a Food Network fanatic would call a dream come true. For sex lovers, however, it's what we'd call a wet dream come true.The Tennessee couple host Food Network's Down Home with the Neelys but last night, it was more of an All Out at The Biltmore kinda show. Unabashed by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Anne Burrell Tipsy When She Arrived for Lunch?

    We don't know for sure if she was in fact toasted upon arrival to her own event. Anne Burrell brought fun to the table so, who cares? Yesterday, we took part in the Barilla-sponsored interactive lunch with the Iron Chef season four runner-up. Was the food good? Well, that depended on who was cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine is Chained, Topless at Party Impossible (Video)

    All photos by Laine DossRobert Irvine goes topless.​It seems that whenever the South Beach Wine & Food Festival has a party at the Herzog & de Meuron parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, there's someone hanging by their feet.Last year's Let Them Eat Cake event hosted by Emeril Lagasse and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine Wants to Engage You at Party Impossible

    ​Robert Irvine is the buff star of Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, taking miserably failing restaurants and turning them into success stories. He's also the subject of many photographs at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, most memorably last year when he provided his back as transpo ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Edge, Lolita, and Mayfair: South Beach Wine and Food Fest Events Promoting Local Chefs

    Lesley ElliottSoBeWFF: Celebuchefs gone wild, or local culinary stage? ​Behind closed doors, local chefs complain a little about the lack of exposure during the festival, which brings a slew of Food Network celebrities who do tend to overshadow in the overall scheme of the South Beach Wine & F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trade Seminars: Celebrity Chefs Offer Insight for Insiders

    Food NetworkBobby Flay moderates a panel discussion on winning a televised cooking competition.​While thousands of people will be flocking to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village for some wine and a glimpse at a celebrity chef, those same chefs will be sneaking across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Unpacked: New Travel Channel Show Filming in SoBe (I'm Channeling My Inner Bourdain)

    Chow Down Grill South Beach is one of the stops in tonight's television shoot.​Over the years, Travel Channel has rivaled Food Network for providing great food-centric programming. And why not? There are only so many museums and beaches you can visit before someone in your traveling party says, "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cheap Seats: Tickets Under $100

    ​Although the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is still a month away, the time to get those tickets is now. Indeed, some of the more popular events are sold out. You've already missed the meaty Burger Bash, BBQ & The Blues hosted by Food Network's "Iron Chef" Michael Symon, and Paula Deen' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Rapicavoli Leaving 660 at the Angler's and Opening a Popup in February

    ​Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli formally announced that after his recently aired victory on Food Network's Chopped, his last day at 660 at the Angler's will be January 20. Come the first week of February, he'll open Miami's second popup, Eating House.Before getting the scoop on his new endeavors, however ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Makes Food Network Debut on Chopped Tomorrow

    ​​660 at the Angler's very own chef Giorgio Rapicavoli will be making his Food Network debut tomorrow at 10 p.m. on Chopped."While one chef appears to have a clearer plan than the other in the final round, whose [...] dessert will taste better?" the episode's description says. A nail-biting clif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    Iron Chef America Watch Party at Tudor House on Sunday

    Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor House​The season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Worst Cooks in America: Handicapping the Miami Hopefuls

    We wouldn't eat this for a million dollars.​View photos of Friday's casting of Worst Cooks in America at the Epic Hotel.Friday, Food Network's Worst Cooks in America brought hosts Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell to Miami's Epic Hotel to audition contestants for Season 2. People came from as far a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Sweepstakes: Nominate Your Favorite

    Laine Doss Cleveland's Hodge Podge Truck will be featured on season two of The Great Food Truck Race.​If you're a fan of the food trucks (and who in Miami isn't), chances are you have a favorite. It could be the cheesy goodness of CheeseMe, Sugar Rush's cupcakes or Jefe's fish taco, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Eat Street Films Miami Food Trucks, Short Order Blogger

    All photos by Laine Doss Latin Burger's Jim Heins shooting a segment for Eat Street​Eat Street, the Cooking Channel show that features America's best and craziest food trucks, was in Miami this weekend to film three of Miami's favorite food trucks. Mr. Good Stuff, Dim Ssam a Gogo and Latin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Food Trucks on Food Network and Bonnaroo; Trucks at Midtown Miami Tonight

    Brian Aaron Catch chef Brian Aaron on Food Network tonight.​Two bits of food truck news for you, courtesy of the food truck grapevine.Chef Brian Aaron of Aaron's Catering Express teamed up with fellow Miami chef, Andres Barrientos, to film an episode of Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Bat ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Chewing the Crust With Jonathan Eismann

    Photo by Riki AltmanAnother perfect pie​If you missed the first part of this interview yesterday, click here. And you can go here for one of Eismann's pizza recipes plus info about his upcoming cooking classes.New Times: Did your parents cook?Jonathan Eismann: My parents owned a hotel when I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Google Recipes: We Typed in "Penis" So You Don't Have To

    You're cooking what?​I love Google Recipes, the new search engine for cooks. Instead of Googling "pizza" and getting 300,000 places that deliver, the results will only include ways to actually make a pizza. Great idea! Hmmmm, I thought, If it works for "pizza," would it ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Two Chefs' Jan Jorgensen Talks Soufflés and Simple Food

    Photo by Letticia JorgensenJan Jorgensen has operated Two Chefs in South Miami since 1994. During that time he has successfully surfed the turbulent waves of South Florida's fickle economy, fussy diners, and vacillating trends, while putting out consistently great fare at his restaurant.In part one ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Dufresne, Conant, Burrell and Others Spotted at Star-Studded Scarpetta Soiree

    Photo by Riki AltmanMelissa D'Arabian, Scott Conant, Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson, and Maile Carpenter, editor in chief of Food Network Magazine.​The 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival didn't officially start until this morning, but Food Network magazine snuck in a star-studded soiree last ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Broke? Get to The South Beach Wine and Food Festival For Free

    Food Network Paula Deen needs her chicken!​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming this week and you can't even pay your FP&L bill, let alone shell out the $225 for a ticket to the Grand Tasting tents. Hell, you can't even ask your boss if he has an extra ticket because you wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets Still Available

    Food Network Party with Guy​Every year the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Rolls out its tents on the beach off Ocean Drive and every year you procrastinate, waiting to see if somehow some business associate or rich benefactor will bestow on you a complimentary golden ticket. If you ha ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Food Network Star Convicted of Hiring Homeless Men to Kill His Wife for $500

    via Flickr ronnie44052Juan-Carlos's new farmer's market?​This morning, when I first heard that a Food Network star had been arrested and sentenced to jail, I figured that either Rachael Ray or Guy Fieri had finally been charged with prostitution. Instead I find out that the crime is much more sev ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    May 20, 2010

    Crisp Calamari

    Freshly cooked, inexpensive Italian food in a casual, attractive setting.

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    April 30, 2009

    Bobby Flay Says El Rey De Las Fritas Makes Best Burger In Florida

    On May 5th, Food Network Magazine will hit newsstands with a feature declaring Miami's own El Rey De Las Fritas as maker of the best hamburger in Florida; and that's according to celebrity chef Bobby Flay (and food critics across the country).In a recent Short Order interview with Miami's resident e ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The SoBe Wine & Food Fest Stocking Stuffer

    Starting this morning at 9:00 a.m., the South Beach Wine & Food Festival  is offering a week-long 10% discount on all ticket orders (before tax and service fees). The deal closes Friday, December 19, at 5:00 p.m., and all orders placed by this time are guaranteed delivery before Christmas D ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Recession Busters

    Meet the real Miami spice, at a price that's real nice.

  • Dining

    February 22, 2007

    Martha and the Mondavis

    The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be honoring both Martha and the Mondavi winemakers at its annual tribute brunch this Sunday, and the aforementioned honorees are preparing the meal.

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    June 3, 2004
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    February 22, 2001

    Side Dish

    Gossip for foodies

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