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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    Ten Best Wynwood Restaurants

    There's no denying it: Wynwood is becoming a food mecca. Turn back the clock a decade, though, and there was virtually nowhere to grab a bite besides Enriqueta's. Joey's changed that in 2008, when Tony Goldman saw a gourmet future for the neighborhood. Today, Wynwood is the place to go for the c ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    FDA New Rules: Mandatory Calorie Counts on Everything, Even Popcorn and Booze

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just announced new rules that will affect nearly everything we, as diners and consumers, put into our mouths. That above statement is not hyperbole, by the way. The rules, a major extension of the 2010 law that required chain restaurants to disclose certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Company by Alberto Cabrera Opens Tuesday

    Alberto Cabrera is a big fan of the sandwich. That's why his Little Bread Sandwich Company, which opens in Little Havana on Tuesday, November 25, is a project the chef has been wanting to do for a long time. The question, of course, is how can you stamp your identity on something as seemingly simp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Books by Cooks, Beer, and Pubbelly Love

    If you're looking for a nice, peaceful weekend to catch up on chores before the family comes down from the Northeast to thaw out and eat turkey, forget it! There are simply too many tempting options not to get out and enjoy Miami. Plus, there's something for everyone -- like a gigantic book fair f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Pubbelly Turns Four This Sunday: Anniversary Brunch With Brad Kilgore

    Everyone's favorite gastropub, Pubbelly, is turning four this Sunday. To celebrate, the Sunset Harbour restaurant is inviting in Brad Kilgore for a special celebratory brunch that includes bacon jam, a Thanksgiving-style Benedict, and duck confit French toast. And because it wouldn't be a celebratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Study Says Fruits and Veggies May Make You Happier

    Everyone knows you should eat the rainbow, but it's not always easy to choose tomatoes and kale over cheese and pasta. Comfort foods feel so, well, comfortable. But as it turns out, the stuff you grow in a garden may actually make you happier than the alternative. A recent study conducted by the Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Dean Mike Hampton on Tomorrow's FIU's Brewfest: "This Will be a Lightbulb Experience"

    FIU's South Florida Brewfest comes to the university's Chaplin School of Hospitality this Saturday, November 22 and, although South Florida has a host of beer-related events (including Miami New Times' own Brew at the Zoo), FIU's is markedly different. The festival, now in its third year, started a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Diners: Where Grease Is King

    Despite the number of Northeastern transplants in Miami, the choice in Miami diners is slim. They are places to get a pizza burger, super crispy French fries hidden under a mound of greasy industrial cheese, or a solid plate of hash browns and over-easy eggs. A few are sprinkled across town, though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Discover Your Craft at South Florida BrewFest This Saturday

    A brewery, seminars, and beer -- sounds like college, right? It is. The South Florida BrewFest this Saturday at FIU's Kovens Center, except there's no entrance exam. If that doesn't sound enticing enough, then how about learning about the business of craft beer from some of the state's top craft b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Wynwood's Coyo Taco Taps Scott Linquist for Executive Chef Position

    Coyo Taco, the soon-to-open Wynwood taqueria, is serious about its cuisine. The small Mexican eatery, located next door to Panther Coffee, has tapped Scott Linquist as its executive chef. See also: Coyo Taco: Mexican Street Food and Margaritas Coming to Wynwood in November

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Mignonette Introduces Brunch: Turducken Burgers, Oysters, and Seafood Crepes

    Mignonette, Danny Serfer and Ryan Roman's ode to shellfish, introduces a "f**king fancy" brunch, starting this weekend. See also: Danny Serfer's Mignonette Is Edgewater's Pearl

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Fabio Viviani on Fabio's American Home Kitchen: "I Love America, Guys"

    Fabio Viviani, the Italian-born chef who won America's heart on Top Chef, is taking Miami by storm. First, the talented toque opened Siena Tavern in South Beach. The restaurant, a sister of the original Siena Tavern in Chicago, serves Viviani's takes on classic Italian cuisine, with many dishes ori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Brad Kilgore to Open Alter in Wynwood; Pop-Up at Miam Cafe Begins Tomorrow

    If the movie Chef taught us anything, it's that every chef yearns for the creative freedom to run a kitchen. The film also predicted the next trend in the food industry, at least in Miami: food bloggers partnering with chefs for their first solo endeavor. Blue Collar's Danny Serfer opened Mignonet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Cafe Babbo: Italian Wood-Fired Pizza Coming to the Heart of Wynwood

    Cafe Babbo, a new Italian cafe and wine bar, is set to open in the next few weeks -- right in Wynwood. The cafe, located at 97 NW 25th Street, is the brainchild of partners Antonio Chia and Alessandro Pazzaglia, childhood friends who have a combined passion for both good, hearty cuisine and art, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Boisterous Brunchers Can't Bog Down Miami Chefs

    A 50-pound pig is pumped full of brine for four days and then -- around midnight on a Saturday -- placed in a large wooden box just behind the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell. The box is closed, covered in hot charcoal, and left for hours beneath a tent that's shrouded by foliage. Around dawn, two co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein's Michy's Pop-Up Returns for Art Basel: Fried Chicken on the Menu

    For those of us that simply cannot wait for the reopening of Michy's, take comfort. Chef Michelle Bernstein's flagship restaurant will pop-up at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in time for Art Basel for a very limited run. Chef Bernstein's Michy's pops up from December 3-6 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Top Chef Nina Compton to Host Pop-Up at Cafe Mistral

    Since winning the fan favorite title on Top Chef, Nina Compton's been on the move. The talented toque, who resigned her position as chef de cuisine of Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in June, has been traveling, racking up experiences and (hopefully) recipes. Stops on the Compton world tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    David's Cafe to Reopen on Alton Road

    Rejoice, South Beach. David's Café is coming back. In April, the decades-old Cuban institution on Collins Avenue was shuttered because the surrounding construction hurt business, owners said. The closing followed the 2012 darkening of the Lincoln Road location (due to exorbitant rent), a caffeine- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Lunch at R House, White Truffles, and Rum at Broken Shaker

    Did you have a good weekend? Whether you were getting lucky at Lucky Rice, chowing down on Thanksgiving dishes at Top Turkey, or tailgating at the UM vs. FSU game, one thing is for sure: you did a whole lot of eating and drinking. To wind down, you might want to head to R House for the new lunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Pascal Oudin's Brasserie Central Opens Today

    Village of Merrick Park Shoppers getting an early start to their holiday shopping can enjoy an authentic French lunch today when Brasserie Central soft opens. The restaurant's official opening date is this Friday, November 21, but hungry diners eager for a taste can come in all this week for a sneak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Get LuckyRice and P.I.G. Out

    Miami is really gearing up for the upcoming season's worth of parties. To keep up with all the festivals and events, we suggest easing into the weekend with a casual happy hour on Friday (and we just happen to have discovered two new, fabulous ones). Then, on Saturday, partake in a little brunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Wynwood Diner to Soft Open for Art Basel

    Wynwood is smoking hot these days, with designers, construction crews, and artists scrambling to finish off on projects in time for Art Basel madness. Luckily for us, a lot of the projects involve new restaurants. Wynwood Diner, located in the Wynwood Block building at 2601 NW Second Ave., right ac ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014
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    November 13, 2014

    Cleo Opens Friday in SoBe: Chef Danny Elmaleh on His Mediterranean Concept

    This Friday, the Redbury Hotel South Beach will open the doors to Cleo, a Mediterranean eatery with an emphasis on small shared plates. Cleo is taking over the space formerly occupied by the Italian restaurant Lorenzo, which closed after less than a year in business. Expect a raw bar, a selection o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Ten Best Miami Restaurants to Bite the Dust

    It's difficult to believe, but the holidays are almost upon us. This is the time of year to get nostalgic about some of the restaurants we've loved and lost. Some of them had been around since we were kids, some came and went like a flash of lightning, but all captured our hearts. One thing is cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Chef Cesar Zapata's Waldorf Salad

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that's all about expanding belts and big portions. From the stuffing to the gravy to the mashed potatoes, it's all about the rich and filling. Greens are usually nowhere to be found -- other than buried in a casserole. But salad makes an excellent (and underrated) additio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Moonchine on the Seller's Block

    Moonchine Asian Bistro, the MiMo restaurant that's long been a staple with locals seeking a good bowl of pho, is up for sale. The 100-seat restaurant, named "Best Restaurant on the Upper Eastside" by Miami New Times, opened in 2007, back when the Biscayne corridor was little more than a series of b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Swanky SoBe Restaurant Bâoli Accused of Forgery and Fraud in Landlord's Lawsuit

    It's getting late at the South Beach restaurant Bâoli when ripped, shirtless waiters start pouring liquor directly into women's mouths. Bass lines thunder from the DJ booth built right in the middle of the Collins Avenue dining room. Soon dancers in sequined thongs leap onto the bar and gyrate to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Thanksgiving 2014: Guide to Restaurant Dinners in Miami

    It's nearly impossible to believe it, but Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. As always, you can shop for days, spend hundreds of dollars, and still never get that damn bird right (how could it possibly be both dry and raw?). Or you can take the family out to one of the many restaurants se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Scott Conant Dishes on the Opening of Corsair: "It's So F***ing Gorgeous"

    In a walkthrough of Corsair, celebrity chef Scott Conant's second Miami endeavor set to open in mid-December at Turnberry Isle, we learned quite a few things about the Chopped judge, Scarpetta owner, and father of two girls. For instance, he likes to curse. And he's a jokester. And in high school, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Morimoto's Miami Debut Is Cool, Collected, and Full of Surprises

    Masaharu Morimoto's latest outpost is so understated that a bellhop might have to steer you toward its discreet hiding place in the Shelborne Wyndham Grand's starchy white lobby, which is spotless after its recent $90 million face-lift.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    The Gang Miami: Food as a Concept of Life Headed to Wynwood

    Wynwood is getting a new eatery in time for Art Basel. The Gang Miami, billed as an Asian-fusion restaurant, is scheduled to open in a few weeks, in time for Art Basel madness. Husband and wife Bogdan and Jacquline Niculae are the co-owners of the Gang Miami, located at 3500 N. Miami Ave., next to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Gravity Brew Lab, Mojito Lessons, and Australian Lamb

    Only five more days till the weekend is back, but plenty to do this week. Like buckets of beer hand picked by Gravity Brew Lab's Diego Ganoza paired with Jose Mendin's McBellly, learning to make the perfect mojito at TK's, and two dollar cocktails for the ladies at SuViche (sorry fellas). Also hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    NeMesis Urban Bistro to Close in December

    Micah Edelstein's funky, soulful downtown restaurant that's become a cult favorite with one-off bites like alligator ribs will close next month. The shuttering, announced on NeMesis Urban Bistro's Facebook page, comes as Edelstein looks to move on to a new project.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Jugofresh Offering Vegan Pies for Thanksgiving

    Sadly, store-bought, traditional pumpkin pies are not vegan-friendly. Nor are they particularly healthy, unless you consider sweetened condensed milk some kind of vitamin supplement. Luckily though, Jugofresh has both health-conscious Miamians and meatless eaters covered when it comes to Thanksgivin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Michael Mina's Stripsteak Opens on Thursday

    Michael Mina's third Miami-area restaurant is slated to open this Thursday, November 13, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. Stripsteak takes over the 12,000-square-foot space formerly held by Gotham Steak. The two-story, 350-seat restaurant will offer both indoor and outdoor dining, as well a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Hannya's Vietnamese Brunch: Korean Pancake, Flash-Fried Spring Rolls, and Pho

    Miami has grown accustomed to the idea that brunch means bottomless booze and putting an egg on things, but in Vietnamese cooking, egg isn't a big part of the cuisine. Instead, pho and tea is the typical Sunday ritual. At Hannya, the Japanese restaurant in Brickell from the duo behind Akashi and Ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Four Seasons Food Truck Hits Miami: Try the Aussie Cubano

    If you happened to be jogging through Brickell Avenue last night, you might have encountered something strange: a food truck stationed outside the Four Seasons and a pop-up bar a few feet away serving coffee cocktails and flutes of prosecco. It was a preview party to kick off the five additional d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Ten Best Hotel Restaurants in Miami

    As tourist season heats up, things in the kitchens of our favorite hotels get even hotter. Most of our city's best chefs are involved in hotel restaurants: Michael Schwartz has one at the Raleigh in South Beach, and Michelle Bernstein will soon open Seagrape at the Thompson in North Beach. On top of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Proof Pizza & Pasta: Homemade Fennel Sausage, Oxtail Pizza, and Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

    There's something great about Neapolitan-style pizza. Perhaps it's the cloud-like dough that improves after every bite. Or the molten center that forms from the marriage of cheese and sauce. It's a unique style of pizza, and at Proof Pizza & Pasta in Midtown, it's the specialty. Executive chef and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    The Rum Line Features Tiki Cocktails and Classic Daiquiris

    The Rum Line doesn't want to be known as just a tiki bar. The new outdoor spot for cocktails, located on the patio adjacent to Lure Fishbar, would rather you recall the romance of Miami Beach in the 1940s and '50s, when it was a playground for the well-heeled who liked a bit of sand in their toes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    The Dutch's Conor Hanlon, Miami's Lambassador, Recipes For Barbecue Harissa Lamb and Lamb Bolognese

    If you are looking for a lamb feast, try the Dutch's Winter Wonderlamb dinner on November 13 at 7 p.m. Priced at $45 a person, this dinner party will consist of live-action stations and will feature a menagerie of guest chefs, each debuting their signature lamb dish. Some interesting facts about ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    London's Duck & Waffle Coming to Miami

    The last time I spoke with Richard Woods, the bar manager for Duck & Waffle in London, described some of his cocktails in a way that made me green with envy for our seaside city. Woods, by the way, has also created the cocktails for Sushi Samba and Bocce Bar, both in Miami. Now, the London sensatio ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    This Is Why Lucali's Meatballs Are Ridiculously Good

    When it comes to our favorite dishes, more often than not it's best to avoid finding out what makes them great. Ignorance can be oh so blissful. But since taking my first bite of the meatballs at Lucali, I just had to know why they're so insanely delicious. Apart from these ranking among the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    CVI.CHE 105 Invades South Beach (Photos)

    In 2007, when downtown Miami was not a desirable place to be after 5 o'clock, Juan Chipoco and Luis Hoyos took a chance and purchased a sliver of space known as La Cibeles Cuban Restaurant. After flipping Cuban sandwiches in a city that offers better Cuban food than the island itself didn't prove to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Top Chef Jeff McInnis in Miami for Earl's Kitchen Bar Fall Launch

    Jeff McInnis, who left Miami to open Root & Bone in New York City with partner Janine Booth, is back in Miami, albeit for just a few days. McInnis is in town for a collaborative dinner to launch the fall menu at Earl's Kitchen Bar, the Canadian-based restaurant located at Dadeland Mall. McInnis i ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Siena Tavern Opens November 10: Numbered Bar Lab Cocktails, Exclusive Wynwood Brew

    Siena Tavern opens to the public on November 10 at 6 p.m. and the hotly anticipated restaurant by former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani is gaining buzz before the first diner chows down on the social media-savvy (and savory) meatball. But what's behind the restaurant that's taken over the expans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    STK to Reopen at 1 Hotel & Homes December 12

    Come December 12, STK will reclaim its proper place on South Beach inside the newly renovated 1 Hotel & Homes (formerly the Perry and the Gansevoort South Beach). The chic steak house was originally supposed to stay open during the transformation into an eco-friendly lodge, but it shuttered for a ... More >>

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