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Food and Cooking

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    September 19, 2014

    Miami Brewers Alliance Unites Craft Beer Scene

    Take a break from bottled imports and domestic beer drudgery. Craft beer has joined the party. The Miami Brewers Alliance aims to bring the word to the street by educating vendors, consumers, and local government officials about the emerging craft brewing industry. Ross Appel, executive director a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Pubbelly Brunch Fare: Media Noche McBelly and Granola With Yuzu

    The Pubbelly boys might be growing an empire, but that's not keeping them from keeping the location that started it all fresh and exciting. Since opening in 2010, Pubbelly has lacked one thing: brunch. If you wanted the breakfast-meets-lunch indulgence in the form of French toast sticks, you headed ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Gaston Acurio at La Mar for James Beard Benefit Next Tuesday

    If you have yet to make it to La Mar and try Gaston Acurio's Peruvian fare, you might want to mark your calendar for next Tuesday, September 23, because the celebrity chef will be making an appearance at Brickell Key's snazzy cebicheria. In benefit of the James Beard Foundation, La Mar and executi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein to Host Michy's Pop-Up Dinner at Crumb on Parchment

    Miami's culinary darling is hosting a special pop-up dinner this Friday, and it looks like it's been flying under the radar. This Friday, at 7:30 p.m., Bernstein will put on the four-course tasting menu with table-side plating at her Design District bistro, Crumb on Parchment. She will personally e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    New Times' Pairings Is Tonight: Five Reasons to Go

    New Times' Pairings is here! South Florida's best foodie event happens this evening when the Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts over 40 restaurant, each serving amazing food paired with a fine wine or craft beer. If you haven't already snagged tickets, don't worry. Tickets available onli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    J. Wakefield Tap Room to Open Next Month: "It's About Growing the Community"

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company is finally set to open in the coming weeks. According to founder Jonathan Wakefield, the brewery will start production at the end of September in anticipation of an October opening of the tap room. "We are in our last leg of the completion process," Wakefield says. "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    La Gazzetta in Mary Brickell: Try the Pizzettes and Desserts in Jars (Photos)

    Sit down in La Gazzetta and you'll be welcomed with a monthly newspaper -- or actually a menu. The modern Italian restaurant, which quietly opened three months ago in Mary Brickell Village where El Vato used to be, boasts an outdoor terrace and a large indoor space occupied by booths, high tops, and ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Montefiore Café: Kosher with a Twist of Lemon and Parsley

    The atmosphere is what you might expect from a kosher restaurant in Mid Beach: an Israeli having a pressed bagel sandwich while talking business on his cell phone, two Orthodox women wearing tichels (kerchiefs) on their heads and donning casual uniforms of long denim skirts. Located at 41st Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Basil Park: Tim Andriola's Long-Awaited Follow-Up Will Change How You Eat

    Things aren't what they seem at Basil Park, the airy 4-month-old bistro in Sunny Isles Beach. A dollop of sour cream atop some tacos has no dairy. It's made from cashews soaked overnight in water, puréed with yeast and live bacteria, and then fermented for 12 hours to create a tangy, rich blend. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Morimoto South Beach to Open October 1

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has finally picked a date for the opening of his Miami Beach restaurant. Morimoto South Beach opens October 1 at the newly renovated Shelborne Wyndham South Beach Hotel. See also: Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Babylon Turkish Restaurant: Authentic Cuisine and Belly Dancing

    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon remain the most mysterious of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Unlike the Great Pyramid of Giza, which can still be visited, scholars and historians are still debating over whether the gardens ever existed at all. Whether fact or fiction, the gardens are legenda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Five Best September Miami Spice Menus

    Have you been late to indulge in Miami Spice meals? Have no fear, some of the September menus were worth waiting for. While it isn't necessary to change up your spice menu from August to September, some restaurants choose to do so, and we are grateful. (There are even those who do it weekly -- wink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Miam Cafe & Boutique: European Cafe Life Comes to Wynwood

    Two years ago, Miam Cafe's owner, Alexis Jacot, was on vacation with his wife from Switzerland, when he fell in love with the idea of opening a cafe in Wynwood. The former Proctor & Gamble executive noticed a vacancy inside the Wynwood Building and, right then and there, made a deal to snag the spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Ten Best $5 Lunches in Miami

    After previously covering Top Ten Lunch Specials in Miami for Under $10 and Best Food Items in Miami for $1 it was time to find some middle ground with that midday meal. A $5 lunch should leave you just full enough and with the sweet satisfaction that you got a good deal. The following meals don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Tamarina to Replace Lippi in Brickell

    The husband-and-wife team of Yona and Tunu Puri are opening Tamarina, a new restaurant-bar concept at 600 Brickell Ave., in the former Lippi space. See also: Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    The Vagabond Hotel's Pool Bar Is Open for Business

    The much-anticipated pool bar at Vagabond Hotel is officially open for business. The place received its liquor license just this week and is ready to welcome the neighborhood and hotel guests in the newly renovated, retro-luxe space. While the pool is open to hotel guests only, the hotel's bar will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Brickell's Bistro BE Brings Cold-Weather Comfort to a Hot Neighborhood

    The rust-hued gravy enveloping tender, slightly gamey braised rabbit is a textbook winter dish. The salty bacon matchsticks and tangy, sweet prunes are intensely satisfying, especially paired with a Belgian tripel ale so deeply colored that sunlight doesn't pass through. But on a Miami summer night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Ironside Pizza: Italian Off the Beaten Path

    Just south of NE 79th Street and west of Biscayne Boulevard is a soon-to-be-hot neighborhood called Ironside. Started by a local visionary, Ofer Mizrahi, it is still mostly warehouses and commercial space on the railroad tracks. But it is becoming a trendy, unique, and green-friendly atmosphere of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Marlins Park Hosting Miami Octoberfest October 4

    Marlins Park is turning out to be a handy location to host a beer festival. The baseball team announced that the stadium will host the Beck's 2014 Miami Octoberfest, formerly known as Brickellfest, October 4. The worldwide beer festival celebrating the fall harvest will be an extravaganza of Germ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Five Wines in Two Hours, Half-Off Tapas, Ceviche Delivery

    How is it September already? With only a couple of more weeks's left of Miami Spice and 174 restaurants serving up three-course meals, you have plenty to do this week. But just in case you're craving ceviche or copious amounts of wine for $10, we've rounded up this week's best eats and drinks. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Lee Schrager on SOBEWFF 2015: Meatopia, Tiki Cocktails, and the Cronut King

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to the sands of South Beach February 19 through 22, 2015, and this time, expect to choose from more then 75 dinners, tastings, seminars, and parties over the four-day span. The official SOBEWFF website goes live today, featuring the entire celebrity-fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Ten Best Spicy Dishes in Miami

    Some do like it hot. And in Miami, we're bringin' the heat for real. When we are not quoting Marilyn Monroe movie titles and Will Smith lyrics, we are stuffing our faces with a rainbow of hot peppers thrown into every cuisine imaginable. It doesn't help that our beloved sports team is named the Hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Baseball, and a Toast to Summer

    Summer may be unofficially over, but there's still plenty of life left in the 'ole girl. This weekend is all about getting in those last summer-related activities. So, whether you enjoy a tail-wagging yappy hour that benefits puppies, sample craft beers and take in a ball game, or savor a Miami Spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Cafe Mistral Brunch: Bottomless Mimosas or Passion Fruit Bellinis for $5

    Last month we discovered the best mimosa brunch deal in town over at Love is Blind where a dollar gets you a long way. But over at Café Mistral, an extra $5 will get you unlimited mimosas poured throughout your entire meal all weekend long. Did we mention the orange juice is freshly squeezed (that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Best Places to Watch the Dolphins Opener

    The Miami Dolphins open the season this Sunday at home against the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. And it seems the same old questions loom: Will quarterback Ryan Tannehill improve? Will the offensive line hold it together? Do we have a running game? Is Bill Lazor's new offense going to bring some e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    My Ceviche and George Stone Crab to Open at Miami International Airport

    Grabbing a bite at Miami International Airport is improving vastly from the usual pre-made sandwich with the announcement of My Ceviche and George Stone Crab inking a deal to open a location there. The co-branding, a seafood lover's dream, will be located at American Airlines Terminal's new marketp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Is Scott Conant Opening a Second Miami Restaurant?

    Celebrity Chef Scott Conant has a lot on his plate. The chef, who is frequently seen on many Food Network shows including Chopped, is a successful cookbook author and restaurateur. His Scarpetta first opened in New York City in spring 2008. A Miami Beach location, at the Fontainebleau, opened late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Seven Dials in Coral Gables: Foie Gras on Zak the Baker Toast and Fried Kalamata Olives

    Coral Gables isn't nationally known as a dining destination, but the place is actually swarming with hidden gems and restaurants that have put the area on the map. Sure, you have the ever-popular Ortanique on the Mile, Eating House, and Swine. But there are also lesser-known options like Uvaggio and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    August 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    August may be traditionally a slow month for Miami's restaurant industry, but you could hardly tell from the extensive list of openings. Notable openings include Mignonette, the intimate oyster bar by chef Danny Serfer (Blue Collar) and blogger Ryan Roman; and Cantina la Veinte, the first foray int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Drunken Dragon Fires Up Trendy Korean Barbecue in South Beach

    The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.

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    September 2, 2014

    Estrella Damm Tapas Journey: Three Tapas and a Beer For $20 Through September

    When was the last time you had three plates and a beer for $20? If this sounds familiar, you probably participated in last year's Estrella Damm Tapas Journey, which took lovers of the Barcelona beer through Wynwood for a taste of Spanish culture. Estrella Damm has brought back the tour, extending ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 28, 2014
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    August 28, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami Beach

    North Miami Beach is extremely confusing. First, its name is a misnomer. It is not part of Miami Beach (or North Beach) and no longer has a beach in its city limits. It is also distinctly different from neighboring, similarly named North Miami. Though Miami doesn't have a Chinatown, Thai Town, Jap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Mojito Madness Now Available at TK's at the Villa Mayfair

    Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito, so it should be no surprise that the cocktail can be found almost anywhere in Miami, especially at TK's at the Villa Mayfair where Mojito Madness is now available. Mojito Madness is an all-mojito cocktail menu. It includes at least 20 flavors: classic, watermel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub to Open Brickell Location

    American Social, the Las Olas gastropub that features dozens of craft beers and tap tables, is expanding to Brickell. American Social, or AmSo, will open just after Labor Day at 690 SW First Ct., on the ground floor of the Neo Vertika building. The Miami-area location, nearly triple the size of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Cigar City Beer-Pairing Dinner at Verde Thursday

    When thinking of Verde, Stephen Starr's restaurant at Pérez Art Museum Miami, craft beer doesn't necessarily spring to mind. Yet this Thursday, chef Nicolay Adinaguev will be collaborating with brewmaster Wayne Wambles of Tampa's Cigar City to create a beer-pairing dinner that will be sure to pleas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Finka Table & Tap Takes Bold Flavors to Miami's Hinterland

    Far beyond Miami International Airport and that tangle of Dolphin Expressway construction traffic, a rising stretch of asphalt threatens to launch you into the sawgrass abyss. Only it doesn't. The road narrows and curves south, spitting you onto SW 137th Avenue and into a maze of low-slung auburn st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    The Seven Dials American Gastropub Opens in Coral Gables

    There's a new gastropub in town, and its chef and owner was the former toque at the Local Craft Food and Drink. Andrew Gilbert, who also worked the kitchens of Michy's and Sra. Martinez, quietly opened the Seven Dials last week on a quiet street in Coral Gables. "My wife and I have been looking fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Florida Blogger on Killing Starbucks Pay-It-Forward Chain: "I Don't Want the Grim Reaper of Karma to Come for Me"

    Last week was tops in sales for a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks. It was also, you might say, a day when the nice guys won -- for awhile. Last Wednesday, a pay-it-forward chain ended when the 379th customer of the day didn't understand the concept and simply wanted to buy her own regular coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Miami's Six Best Blood and Guts Dishes: From Veal Kidney to Pig Stomach

    Conventional forms of meat consumption are so passe in our post- Andrew Zimmern world. Ever since Bizarre Foods came on the scene, budding foodies have been trying to outdo themselves in the consumption of exotic and stomach-churning meals. Along with insect larvae, and durian, offal (a euphemism fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Todd Erickson Talks Beer, Hosts Ommegang Pairing Dinner at Haven

    While it is better known for inventive cocktails than craft beer, Haven South Beach is catering to lovers of brew with its upcoming beer pairing dinner. Executive chef Todd Erickson will collaborate with Brewery Ommegang for the dinner on Tuesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. The affair will offer 30 guests ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Whole Foods One Day Rotisserie Chicken Sale: Weekend Recipes for Your Whole Roasted Bird

    Roasted chicken might just be everyone's go-to comfort meal. In celebration of the crispy yet juicy bird, Whole Foods is hosting a one-day national sale today on their humanely raised, antibiotic-free and all organic seasoned whole roasted chicken. Five dollars will get you a long way today -- din ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 21, 2014
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    August 21, 2014

    Vicky Bakery and Cafe Coming to Coral Gables

    Vicky Bakery, the Miami-based chain that features classic Cuban treats, is coming to Coral Gables with an expanded concept. The new location will not only feature their famous pastelitos, cakes, and pastries, but it will offer a full-serve cafe on premises. See also: Mitt Romney to Hang at Vicky B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Ten Best Chicken & Waffles in Miami

    Everybody likes chicken and waffles. How could you not? This dish is having a moment, with good reason. The perfect combination of savory and sweet means you don't have to choose one over the other. In the past couple of years, we've seen this duo pop up in brunches all over town and even claim its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Janette & Co. Opens in Coral Gables: French Macarons Done Right

    Let's start with the basics: macarons and macaroons are not the same thing. So dispel any image in your head of coconutty cake balls (macaroons) and instead, visit Janette & Co for a taste of France's beloved sweet treat (macarons). Quentin and Agnes Garrigou opened their first shop in South Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Can National Hotel Chef Gaston Sanchez Match SLS, Delano, Ritz?

    The National Hotel, a Miami Beach landmark, has undergone a $12 million renovation that promises to bring the property up to par with neighbors that include the Delano, SLS, and Ritz-Carlton. Part of the renovation includes the hiring of Gastón Sánchez as executive chef of the hotel. Sánchez is ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    L'echon, the Pubbelly Team's French Brasserie, Is a Glimpse of What's to Come

    While navigating Miami Beach's treacherous construction traffic, you zip past the Hilton Cabana. Damn! You circle the block for another pass. The red pin on your cell phone's map must be out of place. It's doesn't seem possible that a hip restaurant sits amid the dozens of hotels on Mid-Beach's chop ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Cantina La Veinte in Brickell: A Shared Mexican Meal (Photos)

    Driving through Phillipe Starck's columned entrance at the Icon makes you feel as if you're in the Flintstones. Well, prepare to go from the Stone Age to the Roaring Twenties as you make your way back to Cantina La Veinte, Miami's newest high-end Mexican restaurant. This is the Cinbersol Group's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Vagabond Hotel Opens Today; Restaurant Coming in October

    The completion of Biscayne Boulevard's Vagabond Hotel culminates with a party this evening to celebrate the MiMo beauty's full restoration. The Vagabond Restaurant will follow suit shortly, with an opening slated for some time in October. See also: Inside the Vagabond Hotel, Biscayne Boulevard's R ... More >>

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