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Food and Cooking

  • Dining

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Ticety Iced Tea Bar Coming to Coral Gables

    Everyone knows that Miami is a coffee-lover's paradise. You can get a solid cafecito in just about any neighborhood. What Miami really lacks is a solid tea presence -- with the exception of Teavana, there aren't a ton of places in South Florida that focus exclusively on tea. European founders Valeri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Five Reasons You Need to Go to New Times' Iron Fork 2014

    On Thursday, July 31, New Times' Iron Fork Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, and you don't want to miss all the excitement. There's much to do at Iron Fork. Of course, there will be lots of noshing on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Shuckers Waterfront Grill Reopens Tomorrow

    Just in time for an early start to the weekend, Shuckers Waterfront Grill will open tomorrow at noon. The iconic waterfront bar and grill that saw so many Miamians beat the heat with a cold beer and a breeze over the water, opens its new patio Thursday, July 24, at noon. See also: Shuckers to Reop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    At AQ in Sunny Isles Beach, Dewey LoSasso Gets Fancy and Fanciful

    Dewey LoSasso likes to have fun. At AQ by Acqualina, the stylish restaurant that opened in a towering, Venetian-style Sunny Isles Beach hotel-condo this past April, the mustached chef plays with dishes such as green eggs and ham. A 20-minute wait precedes a bubbling martini glass layered with swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Bistro BE's Belgian Fare: Fruity Beers, Mussel Pots, and Dill-Stuffed Waffles (Photos)

    What do you know about Belgian cuisine? Chances are not much. Well, with the opening of Bistro BE in Brickell last Friday you'll be able to eat your way through the country most known for its waffles. Short Order was invited to check out Bistro BE's 100 percent Belgian fare and extensive beer sele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Liberty City Icon Jumbo's, the Temple of Fried Shrimp, Set to Close After Sale

    After leading Miami's desegregation in the '60s, surviving the race riots of the '80s, and persevering despite a pickup truck slamming through its front and killing two customers in 2012, the legendary Liberty City soul food spot Jumbo's will close its doors Wednesday. Bobby Flam, who took over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Cantina La Veinte: High-End Mexican Restaurant Opens Next Monday in Brickell

    Seems like Miami is hungry for high-end Mexican food. At least that's what the folks behind Cantina La Veinte think. Part of Cinbersol Group, which has opened over 30 concepts in Mexico, this is Cantina La Veinte's first U.S. location (the other three are all in Mexico City). Like the restaurant, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Brunch at Terrazza: DIY Bloody Mary Bar and Well-Stocked Buffet

    As Miami's brunch evolves into a sea of bottomless options and dozens of eggs being cooked in different and inventive ways, restaurants are looking to take the Sunday feast to the next level: A day to revel and give into the week-long battle with gluttony, Sunday is undoubtedly meant for brunch. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Il Mulino Opens South of Fifth: Classic Italian in a Art Deco Setting

    SoFi just got way more luxurious with Il Mulino, the popular Italian New York outpost, opening its doors today. You might be thinking "but there's an Il Mulino in Sunny Isles at Acqualina," and you're right. But not having to trek to indulge in an overabundance of Italian delights is so much better. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    H2Ombre Brave the Bar Competition: Vote for Your Favorite Cocktail

    If the staggering heat of our Miami summer is getting to you and you don't have a pool in your backyard, maybe you should consider heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a refreshing dip at the theater. H2Ombre is playing at the Miami entertainment complex and it's an interactive show that featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse Opens in Brickell

    Brickell is turning into one big beer and sausagefest with the opening of Prost Wurstgrill and Bierhouse. The restaurant was opened by a group of German investors, led by Michael Sponaugle, last week with a limited "soft opening" menu. Prost is now open daily for dinner and will open for lunch and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    AltaMare Introduces New Interior and Oyster-Heavy Happy Hour

    With plenty of fish in the sea, options are plentiful -- finding that special catch is no easy task. Miami isn't lacking seafood restaurants, but there are some that keep themselves well hidden. Take AltaMare, the Italian-inspired "hook-to-table" seafood joint that's décor exudes an pretentious air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Threefold Cafe: Aussie Breakfast All Day Long

    When Melbourne transplants Teresa and Nick Sharp arrived in Miami, they soon discovered a culinary void. While Cuban tostadas, French croissants, and New York bagels run rampant, authentic Aussie eats are hard to come by. The couple decided to blend their native city's coffee philosophy with fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Station 5 Table and Bar Opening in South Miami

    About two minutes into speaking with Julia Ning, it becomes abundantly clear that her passion in life is feeding people. Massachusetts-born Ning is no stranger to the restaurant business -- her family immigrated from China in the 1920s and set up shop with a restaurant in Harvard Square. Ning is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    South Florida Brew Bus Delivers South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Porfirio's Offers Upscale Mexican Classics: Enchiladas, Taquitos, and Manchego Cheesecake

    With Viva Mexico, the Magic City got a taste of authentic Mexican tacos and incomparable carnitas, but what about upscale Mexican food that still has a touch of homestyle cooking? And no, Rosa Mexicano doesn't count. Enter Porfirio's, SoFi's newest addition to the neighborhood from Grupo Anderson, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    La Bottega di Via Verdi to Open on Biscayne

    Via Verdi Cucina Rustica is known for its unfussy, rustic, and delicious Italian cuisine featuring house-made pastas and sauces helmed by partner Nicola Carro. Now, those same sauces and pastas, along with a selection of wines and other small batch, local items, will be available for home when La B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week: GastroPod Pop-Up, Eat in the Dark, and Martinis

    Oh hai, Monday -- it's you again. We were hoping this weekend was just a dream, only to wake up this morning and realize that Lebron leaving our home to go back to his is still true. You know what eases the pain? Booze. And food. There's plenty of that going on this week to make you forget all abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Tapas y Taps: Whole Foods Coral Gables' New Boozy Hangout

    Have you ever walked through Whole Foods and thought, "I really need a drink"? Maybe that feeling comes while perusing their extensive wine selection. Perhaps it hits when your shopping companion won't stop complaining about that awesome soccer match he's missing at home. Well now, there's a spot wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to Open in Vegas, Baby

    So all that chow chow about Yardbird flying off to Vegas for a fling is true. 50 Eggs confirmed that Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is opening a location at the Venetian Las Vegas some time early 2015. The restaurant will share much of the same menu and Southern charm, but with a little more space - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Bastille Day: Five French Eateries in Miami for the Non-Elite

    "Let them eat cake." These immortal words supposedly spoken by Marie Antoinette still live on today, but now we can take them literally. On July 14, 1789, inspired by the American revolution, the French people finally rose up against King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, stormed the Bastille, and k ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    11 Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    It happens every year. The minute your hangover subsides from New Year's eve, it's already July. With half of the year gone, we decided to look forward to some of the restaurants that are coming up -- mostly in the fall. We're not listing restaurants that don't have a 2014 opening date, which is wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    T&W Barbecue: Award-Winning Ribs and Barbecue in Cutler Bay

    After a few years of owning a small chain of local sandwich shops, Tom Wills decided he needed more. So the longtime Redlands man started traveling to Georgia and South Carolina to learn barbecue. He bought a trailer, started smoking baby back ribs, briskets and chicken wings, and winning competitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Tasting Menus: Miami's Gateway to the Big Leagues

    Perfectly ironed white tablecloths are topped with open glass orbs holding fresh-cut roses floating in water. The stems are twisted and tied around delicate blooms, creating bows that rise from the bowls. The rich cherry hardwood floor of Palme d'Or -- the opulent, awarded-winning French culinary te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Love Is Blind Brunch: Hangover Wreckers and 99 Cent Mimosas

    Many Miami brunches offer unlimited mimosas for a fee, but before you say yes to that deal think a moment. Just how many fizzy beverages are you actually going to consume over the course of a meal? If your limit is three at best, maybe that $20 all-you-can-drink offer isn't so wonderful, after all. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Hannya Asian Cuisine to Open in Brickell This September

    Sushi never goes out of style. The Japanese restaurant Hannya is set to open in September at 1060 Brickell Ave. As recently reported in South Florida Business Journal, a 16-year lease worth $3.5 million was recently brokered for the restaurant's space. Hannya will be walking distance from Mary Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch the Finals

    World Cup fever is reaching epidemic levels in Miami with only four teams left vying for the crown. Two of those teams are Brazil and Argentina, which has both expatriates and locals amped up for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These games will turn Miami into a festive shit show with diehard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    MiMo Art Café: Coffee Shop Serves Croissants and Community

    The MiMo neighborhood is seeing a real resurgence, with vintage motels getting facelifts and restaurants opening weekly. One of the new places is the tiny MiMo Art Café. The coffee shop, tucked behind an artist's studio at 592 NE 77 St., is easy to miss. Hence, the sandwich board on busy Biscayne B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Fourth of July Edition

    Happy birthday, America. You look great for a lady turning 238. Seriously, Independence Day is here and that means picnics, beach days, brunches, cocktails, and fireworks. Here's our guide to the best places to eat and drink this long holiday weekend. Weekend starts now! See also: Make Super Easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Ten Best Nutella Dishes in Miami

    Nutella turns 50 this year and we couldn't let the occasion pass without some fanfare. Whether lathered in a hot crepe from a cart on the sidewalks of France or scooped straight out of the jar with your finger, this hazelnut spread of the gods deserves our utmost appreciation. New York City is cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    N by NAOE opens on Brickell Key

    After at least a year and a half of delays due to struggles with permitting, N by NAOE, Kevin Cory's follow up to his striking, 12-seat omakase restaurant that in 2012 moved from Sunny Isles to Brickell Key is now open next door to his lauded restaurant. What N is, however, couldn't be more opaque. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Bianca at the Delano: Summer Lunch Kept Light with Salmon Carpaccio, Bruschetta, and Watermelon Granita

    Restaurants not participating in Miami Spice are taking advantage of the hot summer months and offering customers a bargain before the two-month restaurant promotion sets off August 1. Bianca at The Delano is offering up prix-fixe summer fare lunch and dinner offerings that started June 16 and cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Buns & Buns: Balance Could Lift Heavy, Rich Dishes

    Buns & Buns established its affinity for the misogynistic era of the 1950s early last summer when it released a minute-long teaser video that opened with dozens of women's tanned, oiled backsides sunbathing on an unidentified beach. "Incontestably, we all like our buns hot and steamy," it said befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Taste of Doral: Local Favorites and Chains Offer Deals Throughout July

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week just ended, and Miami Spice begins in one month. So where can you find discounted prix fixes in the interim? Try the third-annual Taste of Doral. Organized by the Doral Chamber of Commerce, the event is intended to boost economic development while exposing visitors and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    June 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Talk about one hot month. As spring turned into one wet summer, Miami restaurants decided to open like flowers in a garden! Most anticipated were the openings of L'Echon Brasserie, featuring French fare by the Pubbelly boys and Oolite, Kris Wessel's new restaurant just off Lincoln Road. June als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Aoki in Dadeland Continues Benihana Legacy

    Chances are you've heard of Benihana, the famous teppanyaki chain that spread like wildfire across America. Well, did you know that the son of Rocky Aoki (the founder of Benihana) is the founder of Doraku, and that he's related to the global superstar DJ Steve Aoki, and that the new teppanyaki joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Jeff McInnis Opens Root & Bone in New York City

    Miami lost not one, but two great chefs when the James Beard finalist and Janine Booth decided to team up on Root & Bone in the Big Apple. Instead of reflecting on things that could have been had the talented duo decided to open a place in, say, MiMo or Wynwood, let's look on the positive side -- n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    First Annual Bacon Beach Bash: Bikini Bods and Bacon Grease on Nikki Beach

    In a city obsessed with physical appearances as much as porcine, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to put the two together. The first-annual Bacon Beach Bash is happening this Saturday, July 5, as part of 'Merica's birthday celebration at Nikki Beach. Because if there's one thing A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Porfirio's Restaurant to Open in SoFi; Señor Frog's Miami Coming Soon

    Groupo Anderson, one of Mexico's largest restaurant groups, is opening Porfirio's Restaurant on Thursday, July 3. The restaurant, which launched in Mexico City in 2012, is bringing its brand of fine dining to SoFi with traditional Mexican dishes. The 200-seat restaurant, located at 850 Commerce St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: Restaurants Announced; Ticket Prices Go Up on Sunday

    The New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, brings Miami's best restaurants under one roof for one night only. On Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Hyatt Regency Miami will turn into nirvana as dozens of South Florida's best restaurant ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    L'echon Brasserie: The Pubbelly Mafia Kill With French Cuisine

    The Pubbelly boys are as dangerous to the Miami food scene as the Corleone family was to the New York crime scene. It all began in 2010, with the opening of the Asian gastropub Pubbelly (heard of it?). Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner were first-time owners, dewey-eyed and confiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    National Ceviche Day Saturday: Five Deals and Specials to Celebrate

    Ahh, ceviche. You truly deserve your own holiday. Soaking in citrus and spice, this is one of South Florida's favorite dishes to slurp down. Lucky for us, it's never hard to come by -- it's even sold out of the back of people's trucks down here. If you prefer to celebrate National Ceviche Day this S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    A Look at Loba: Latin and Literary Flavors Meet Friday in MiMo

    "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." That quote is just one of the details at Loba, a new joint opening in MiMo this Friday. It's one of Jessica Sanchez's favorite quotes, and one that exemplifies her well. The 28-year-old realtor- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Bistro BE Coming to Miami: Belgian Waffles, Chocolate, and Beer Galore

    Miami's international cuisine scene is getting a European flair with Bistro BE, scheduled to open at 1111 SW First Ave. in downtown Miami this summer. The restaurant, by Emmanuel Verschueren, a businessman who made his career in plastics (cue The Graduate jokes), as well as restaurants in Europe, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    My Ceviche Owners Acquire Latin Burger & Taco Restaurant

    My Ceviche has acquired Latin Burger & Taco restaurants. My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte finalized a deal Monday with Latin Burger & Taco's Jim Heins to purchase the Latin Burger restaurant in Coral Gables. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, does not at this time affect the pink- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Jose Mendin and Brad Kilgore Mash-Up: Six-Course Sneak Peek Dinner Before Miami Spice

    Miami Spice may not officially kick off till August 1, but for the entire month of June six selected chefs are giving diners a preview of what's to come for the two month long restaurant promotion. In anticipation for Aaron Brooks and Todd Erickson battling it out come Iron Fork (the preview event ... More >>

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