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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Scarpetta's Marlon Rambaran Unveils New Dishes (Photos)

    Pasta lovers shed a tear when it was announced that Nina Compton would be leaving Scarpetta. Since the swank restaurant opened almost six years ago at the Fontainebleau, Scarpetta's kitchen has bid farewell to two great chefs: first Michael Pirolo, who went on to open Macchialina, and recently Compt ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Week-Long Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Starts Today

    The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival returns for its second year with a host of dinners and events. Starting today October 22, South Beach will get fishy with dinners, a wine-and-dine around, and a chef showdown before the grand event festival happens on Saturday, October 25, at Lummus Park ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    A Day With Daniel Boulud at Swank Farms and Night at DB Bistro (Photos)

    After spending an entire day with Daniel Boulud, I realized why the 60-year-old chef and restaurateur with 14 properties under his belt is showing no signs of slowing down. So many chefs have come out of Daniel's kitchens. In Miami alone, I can think of three (outside of his restaurant, of course) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Doral Japanese-Peruvian Gem Tira.D.Toss Hides in Plain Sight

    Take a pull of chicha morada -- a sweet, bluish drink made with Peruvian purple corn, pineapple, and orange accented by the spicy aroma of cinnamon and cloves. Nibble an anticucho of a half-dozen juicy, glistening chunks of beef heart seasoned with little more than garlic, salt, and a good sear. Rel ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Toro Toro Offers Free Drinks During Top Shelf Cocktail Competition

    Toro Toro, the restaurant located in the swanky InterContinental, is currently competing in the semifinals of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Top Shelf Cocktail Competition. The contest is between all of the North American InterContinental hotels in a bid to create Bacardi-inspired drinks. The ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Pascal Oudin to Open Brasserie Central in Coral Gables

    Pascal Oudin, the chef/owner of Pascal's on Ponce, known for contemporary takes on classic French cuisine, is opening a new bistro, making Coral Gables a mecca for Francophiles. See also: Ten Best Restaurants in Coral Gables

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Seed's Vedge Dinner: Alicia Silverstone, Salt-Roasted Beets, and Korean Eggplant Tacos

    This weekend, Miami's love for all things meat played second fiddle to the newest star in the culinary constellation: the mighty vegetable. On Friday night, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, the duo behind Philadelphia's Vedge and just-opened V Street, made kitchen magic with a rainbow-hued spectrum of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Daniel Boulud, Virginia King, and Michael Pirolo

    Plenty to do this week, so let's get to it. We'll start off by letting you know Daniel Boulud is in town, and he's cooking up all new fall dishes with locally sourced produce. And, hey, there's a dinner to try the new menu. Then we'll keep it going by informing you of Broken Shaker veteran Virgin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Klima Restaurant and Bar To Open on Miami Beach

    Klima Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant inspired by cuisine from the Mediterranean and Barcelona, is set to open in November at 210 23rd Street in Miami Beach. The 7,700-square-foot venue, formerly home to Tosca, Eden, and Talula, has been completely redesigned to feature a ground floor restaurant an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

    It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly. In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outpos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Michael Mina's Stripsteak to Open at Fontainebleau in November

    Celebrity chef Michael Mina is "doubling down" on his Fontainebleau presence when Stripsteak, his second venue at the Miami Beach resort opens sometime in November. The new restaurant, described as "an innovative and contemporary steakhouse concept", replaces Gotham Steak as the major carnivorous d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Ten Best Dinners Under $15 in Miami

    The economy is improving, but let's face it -- the recovery has yet to hit the young, urban demographic. It's a constant struggle out there, made no easier by the desire to treat your date to the standard weekend dinner out on the town. Between valet, drinks, appetizers, mains, dessert, and tip, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Mandarin Oriental Chefs Cook at James Beard House and Bring Menu Back to Miami

    The Mandarin Oriental can shine a little brighter in Brickell Key. Azul Chef William Crandall and La Mar by Gastón Acurio Executive Chef Diego Oka hosted a dinner at the James Beard House in New York this past Saturday. We got a peek into the kitchen of this home turned foundation and exclusive ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Moye in Brickell Opens on Tuesday

    Moye, the latest restaurant concept from Sardinia Enoteca owners Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu, is set to open its doors in Brickell this Tuesday, October 21, bringing Apulian cuisine to the neighborhood. If you're wondering what Apulian cuisine is, chances are you're not the only one. To educate d ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014
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    October 15, 2014

    Joe's Stone Crab Opens Its Doors for Stone Crab Season Today

    According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, stone crab season officially begins October 15, meaning there's a seven-month stretch for Floridians to enjoy the sweet, succulent crabs. October 15 also marks the beginning of Joe's Stone Crab's 101st season, when the iconic resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Third-Annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal Begins Tonight

    The real Oktoberfest ended several days ago, but in Miami the spirit lives on in the third-annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal this Wednesday and Thursday. It will be the third year in a row that local homebrewers gather in Coconut Grove and offer free samples of some of the finest brews in town. Eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Via Emilia: Northern Italian in the Style of Bologna and Modena

    Francheso Pradini and chef Giancarlo "Wendy" Cacciatori provide a small peek into the cuisines of Bologna and Modena at their South Beach restaurant, Via Emilia. The name reflects their idea of establishing a non-Americanized Italian restaurant in Miami. When asked what makes them different from al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Burgers & Bordeaux at DB Bistro: A Meal for the Price of a Sandwich

    Miamians look forward to October for many reasons. It means the weather finally begins to cool. It's an excuse to indulge in pumpkin everything. And of course there's All Hallows' Eve and its festivities, candy, booze, and haunted houses. There's another reason to love the tenth month: foie gras an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Scott Conant to Open Corsair at Turnberry Isle in November

    It's official! Celebrity chef Scott Conant has announced the opening of his second Miami-area restaurant. Corsair by Scott Conant will open in November at Turnberry Isle Miami, in the former Cascata Grill space, lining the resort's Miller Golf Club. See also: Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Chef Katsuya Uechi to Host Pop-Up Dinner Tonight at Katsuya by Starck

    Chef Katsuya Uechi, the man behind the Katsuya restaurant family, is coming to South Beach to personally prepare a meal for Miami fans of his sushi. The pop-up family-style dinner will be held tonight, October 14 from 7 - 10:30 p.m. at the chef's namesake Katsuya by Starck at the SLS South Beach. I ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Opening Harry's Pizzeria in Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove has officially been deemed the next cool neighborhood. First Panther Coffee, now, Michael Schwartz has announced the opening of a Harry's Pizzeria in the tree-lined area. This second Harry's Pizza comes at the cusp of the casual eatery's third anniversary and will be located at 2996- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    New on the Menu at the Dutch, Eating House, and Pubbelly Sushi

    Miami is all about looking beautiful, knowing the it spots, and keeping up with the Perezes. Sometimes you don't need a full facelift, but maybe a small nip and tuck. And just like the beautiful people of Miami, restaurants feel the need to keep it new, eye-catching, and updated. So what's new on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Save the Tatas, Omakase Dinner, J. Wakefield Beer Pairing, One-Dollar Stone Crab

    There are two kinds of people in Miami today: those who are working on this glorious Columbus Day and with nothing much to look forward to besides lunch and those who have the day off and thus need somewhere to revel. Either way, the week starts now and the forecast includes an omakase dinner with ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Bernstein and Cabrera to Collaborate at Thompson Miami Beach

    When the Thompson Miami Beach opens on November 14, it will mark the reunion of a powerful South Florida duo in the Miami restaurant scene. Michelle Bernstein will once again team up with mixologist Julio Cabrera on several of the property's project including Seagrape, 1930's House, and Crown Room. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Croquetapalooza 2014: Barley & Swine Wins People's Choice

    Yesterday, hundreds of croqueta lovers gathered to celebrate Miami's quintessential finger food: 10,000 of them. The brainchild of Sef Gonzalez (Burger Beast), the first-ever Croquetapalooza brought together the city's best fried cylinders under one roof to vie for the title of Best Croquetica. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co. to Open in Little Havana

    If Chicago has the hot dog and New York has the mile-high pastrami sandwich on rye, Miami's sandwich is the Cuban (although Tampa has its own claims on the lunchtime treat). The origins of the "Cuban" date back to the late 1800's when it was the favorite mid-day meal of Cuban workers in cigar facto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Proof Pizza & Pasta Brings Neapolitan Style to Midtown

    If you happen to drive by the former Copperbox space, you'll notice it has windows. And it's no longer copper, but rather white. That's because Proof Pizza & Pasta opened quietly last Friday. The Neapolitan-style pizza joint comes to Midtown from Justin Flit, whose prior experience includes Daniel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Shuck Breast Cancer: Mignonette, Fontainebleau, and More Go Pink in October

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this time every year we're hit in the face with everything pink. NFL players don rose-hued uniforms and the White House and Empire State Building are bathed in a pink glow. But what's behind all the colorful hoopla? According to Breastcancer.or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Alicia Silverstone on Kind Living, Picky Kids, and Seed Food & Wine Festival

    It's likely you know her best as Cher, the fashion-forward, well-intentioned Beverly Hills high-schooler who created pop culture legend in 1995's Clueless. But Alicia Silverstone is much more than a pretty face and Aerosmith video vixen -- she's also a dedicated mom, author, and vegan activist. Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Underrated Restaurants

    Like most people, Miamians are drawn to shiny, new restaurants. Sure, there are gems in obvious places, but we're here to highlight the lesser-known spots -- the places without big-name publicists and trendy menus. They simply serve great food. Here are the ten best restaurants that consistently se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Barley & Swine Closes, Barley & Wich to Open

    In what could be called a Barley & Swine kind of pun, Jorgie Ramos, owner of B&S Gastropub (AKA Barley & Swine) is making a purse out of a sow's ear. The restaurateur/chef closed his Kendall restaurant after the condominium his restaurant was located in began work on improvements that covered up hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Miami Smokers: Miami's First All Natural Smokehouse Opens Monday

    Happier pigs lead to better bacon, at least that's what the duo behind Miami Smokers believes and practices. Miami natives Andres Barrientos and James Bowers cure and smoke Heritage Breed pasture-raised pigs that are allowed to walk and eat as they please. Chances are you've had a taste of their no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    SooWoo Bringing Teppanyaki, Korean/Japanese Cuisine to South Beach

    If the name SooWoo sounds familiar to you, it's likely you've visited or heard about the Korean/Japanese restaurant's former location in Doral. But come the end of October, a revamped, sleeker SooWoo will open on Washington Ave. in South Beach. Along with Korean dishes like bulgogi (thinly sliced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Barley & Swine Owner on Possible Closure: "I Have 20 People Working For Me" UPDATED

    UPDATE: B&S Gastropub has, indeed closed. According to Jorgie Ramos, "We closed the doors last night. We're hoping it's just temporart, but not sure." Stay tuned for updates to this story. Kendall's B&S Gastropub's owner Jorgie Ramos is in a bitter feud with the condominium his restaurant is locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Hannya Opens in Brickell: Larry Chi Continues the Akashi Legacy and Then Some (Photos)

    Larry Chi has been working with fish in raw form since his early 20s. His restaurant, Akashi, which opened in 1993 near Sunset Place was among the first sushi bars in South Miami. Twenty-one years later, it is a landmark of the local culinary scene. Two decades, two Akashi's, and one renovation la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Burger Beast's Croquetapalooza This Sunday: 10,000 Croquetas and a Flan Fight

    If you can't get enough of the fried goodness that is a croqueta, you'll be glad to know that this coming Sunday you can find about 10,000 of them. Dubbed Croquetapalooza, the event is the brainchild of local blogger Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast. BB is at it again, and this time it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    J&G Grill Changes: Jean-Georges Opening Two New Restaurants

    It seems that just over a year after Bradley Kilgore was named the chef de cuisine at J&G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Hotel, the chef is leaving the building Miami.com reported that Kilgore would be leaving to open his own restaurant. Though details are murky, the chef's departure was, indee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Cantina La Veinte: 20 Kinds of Delicioso

    In a yawning space surrounded by inky, lacquered shelves stacked with Mexican folk art, sharply dressed business types negotiate over pale-green margaritas. Two men wearing matching Piguet watches and Ferragamo belts are trailed by their wives, both pushing strollers and toting Chanel purses as they ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    New Dishes at Verde Complement PAMM Exhibit by Brazilian Artist Beatriz Milhazes

    Looking for refuge from the heat and rain? The Perez Art Museum Miami has the AC on high and is inviting art-loving-foodies to pair art and food with new menu items at it's restaurant, Verde. The new dishes are inspired by the recently opened "Jardim Botânico" exhibit by Brazilian artist Beatriz Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Bocce Bar's New Menu: Oxtail Canneloni, Beet Ravioli, and Squid Ink Gnocchetti (Photos)

    Back in July, Bocce Bar announced a change in its kitchen staff. Timon Balloo, who opened the Italian restaurant with a bocce court out front, would give up his role and stick at the neighboring Sugarcane, and Daniel Tackett would take over Bocce's kitchen as executive chef. Together with chef de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Yardbird Turns 3 and a Whole Lotta Wine-Tasting

    If you don't have plans for eating and drinking this week, that's about to change. There's plenty to do, from a five-course wine-pairing dinner at BLT Prime, featuring vintage wines personally selected from one of the world's 219 master sommeliers, to Yardbird turning 3 years old and celebrating wit ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing Wins Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival

    Barely a year after celebrating a year on the job, Wynwood Brewing Company brings home a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival, the country's largest beerfest, which was held from October 2-4 this year. Wynwood Brewing's flagship beer, Pop's Porter, took first place in the Robust Porter ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink to Turn Eight; Introduces Raw Bar

    It's hard to believe but Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is turning eight in a few months, a rare feat considering that about 30 percent of restaurants are doomed to failure, according to a recent UCF study. So what keeps Michael's Genuine relevant? Restaurateur Michael Schwartz's answer is as genu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove's Indian Series Launches Today

    It is no easy feat to find sensational Indian food in Miami. The profound level of spices and ingredients in Indian dishes are quite difficult to replicate and perfect. Luckily, the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is bringing back its Indian cuisine with a six-week long experience. Executive chef Ramesh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Fabio Viviani's Siena Tavern Opening in November

    One of the most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in Miami this fall is Siena Tavern. The restaurant, which hails from Chicago, will open in the old China Grill space, a massive 10,000-square-foot space. Viviani, who garnered fame from his two seasons on Bravo's Top Chef franchise and whose ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    At Blue Collar and Mignonette, Danny Serfer Serves Comfort With Style

    When Danny Serfer opened Blue Collar at the beginning of 2012, the chef/restaurateur had humble aspirations for the small restaurant on Miami's Upper Eastside. "I just wanted a job. I came back down here from New York and no one would hire me." Instead of pounding the pavement, Serfer took a balls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Ten Best Sandwiches in Miami

    Something about meat and condiments shoved between two pillowy slices of bread does it every time. Sandwiches are worthy of love sonnets and dying words. They can even unite the world. "All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Panther's Joel and Leticia Pollock on Changing Local Coffee Culture: "There Aren't Baristas Falling Off Trees in Miami"

    What began in a hip little shop in a once-blighted neighborhood has morphed into a drink that discerning diners seek in restaurants across Miami. First brewed in 2011, Panther Coffee has become required drinking for owners who aspire to greatness. Sure, places might buy produce from Homestead and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Mansion Opens New '80s-Themed Cocktail Bar

    When you think South Beach megaclub, you think excess, sexy dancers, hand-crafted cocktails... Wait, do you? This weekend, SoBe's Mansion will unveil the Cocktails & Dreams bar as part of its new weekly Mansion Made Me Do It party. The bar is all '80s wham and glam, while the new Saturdays organi ... More >>

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