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Food and Cooking

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    April 16, 2014

    Five Must-Try Rabbit Dishes in Miami

    Beneath the floppy ears and cotton-ball tail of a rabbit is some seriously delicious meat. It truly does taste like chicken -- only leaner and slightly sweeter. Or perhaps it's like a more healthful duck. Other bonuses: Because rabbit is still a "boutique meat," most local restaurants use Florida ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Try the Vegan Lunch Special at Green Gables Cafe

    They say vegans are lousy hunters, but sometimes it takes a predatory instinct to seek out a meatless meal in the 305. Luckily, Coral Gables' Green Gables Café offers a vegan lunch special that differs daily, so you don't have to choke down a PB&J every single day. See also: Miami's Ten Best Vegan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Verde at PAMM: Art Enthusiast or Not, You Will Be Lured by the New Café

    At Pérez Art Museum Miami, it's not important to appreciate or know anything about art. A dozen menacing bronze animal heads startle visitors emerging from the parking garage onto the museum's raised patio. A dragon readies to bellow a vaporizing fireball onto unsuspecting passersby. A bear snarl ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    David's Cafe Closing Sunday After Nearly Four Decades

    After 37 years of serving cafecitos on South Beach, David's Café is closing. The restaurant that provided sustenance on a 24-hour basis to everyone in Miami Beach -- from ragged hospitality workers needing a strong cup of energy on a graveyard shift to club kids not wanting to end the night to tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Mo Bar Offers Mad Men-Style Cocktails and Class (Recipes)

    The final season of Mad Men premeired last night, which means it's time to start salivating. While some of us will froth at the mouth over Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and others will drool over Joan Harris (played by Christina Hendricks) all of us will slobber over the slew of classic cocktails ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Passover Special Dinners in Miami

    Sundown, April 14, marks the first night of Passover. For Jewish people around the world, this eight-day long holiday remembers their exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. Freed from slavery, it is said the Jewish people fled into the desert and could not bake their bread, which turned out hard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jamie DeRosa on Tongue & Cheek's First Anniversary

    On April 15, Tongue & Cheek, the playful South of Fifth restaurant by chef Jamie DeRosa, will celebrate its first anniversary. Truthfully, it seems like the restaurant's been around a lot longer. In its brief period on earth, chef/owner Jamie DeRosa has managed to attract a faithful clientele of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Eating House to Host 4/20 Dinner for Stoners

    It's no secret that the nation's official views on marijuana are changing for the better. States are ruling for the legalization of medical marijuana, and Colorado recently made history by becoming the first state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Even Florida might jump on the bandwag ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    China Grill to Open in Brickell: Innovative Space With Individual Bird's Nests

    It's been nearly two years since China Grill, the restaurant that in 1995 essentially started Miami Beach's dining renaissance, closed its doors and announced a move to Brickell. In April 2012, China Grill Management and Jeffrey Chodorow announced China Grill Brickell would open "in the fourth quar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Ten Best Coladas And Cortaditos in Miami

    In this city, we tend to take a lot for granted. The beach, the lack of blizzards, and Cuban coffee are examples. You think it's easy to find a cup of Cuban rocket fuel in Chicago? A colada is like the Big Gulp of Cuban coffee. Instead of a single shot of espresso served in a tiny plastic cup, a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Choices Vegan Kitchen Now Open Near the Airport

    Miami's favorite spot for meatless eats, Choices Vegan Cafe, has given birth a new vegan eatery: Choices Kitchen, a spacious spot on NW 27th Ave. The new arrival is a twist on the company's other two locales. Instead of a written menu, they'll be offering up a daily plate of vegan eats for $12. S ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    April 9, 2014

    Easter Brunch in Miami

    Easter is Sunday, April 20, and whether you attend sunrise services, go on a hunt for colored eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, or sleep in, one thing is for certain: You'll need some fuel afterward. Luckily, many of Miami's best restaurants serve Easter brunch. We're talking elaborate spreads filled w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Mash Potatoes in South Miami Caters Good Eats to Locals

    Chef Scott Wise, classically trained in French cuisine at Johnson & Wales and in the French countryside, has taken his skills to the South Miami area for local diners to experience. Initially a catering business, his restaurant, Mash Potatoes, now has a small sit-down area. With an expansive menu, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Prohibition: Speakeasy Vibe Coming to Midtown

    Prohibition, a new restaurant and lounge, is set to open this month in midtown in the former George's Kitchen space. Taking a cue from its name, the place will have a Chicago speakeasy vibe, with servers dressed in newsboy caps and ties, à la 1930s. The restaurant, located in the former George's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    PB Fish, Pop-Up at PB Steak, Starts Today

    PB Fish, the new happy-hour pop-up by the Pubbelly boys, launches today at PB Steak. The fish-shack concept will serve affordable seafood dishes and rum cocktails weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. during PB Steak's happy hour (which has moved from the regular 6 to 8 p.m. time slot to accommodate PB Fish). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Remembering Barry Alberts, Miami Wine Educator

    If you've ever been to a wine tasting or a pairing dinner in Miami, chances are you've met local wine educator Barry Alberts. Alberts died suddenly this past weekend. His daughter, Lexi, posted the news on Alberts's Facebook page on Saturday, April 5. Alberts also had a son, Chad, who lives in Por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    DB Moderne Kicks Off Wine Dinner With Cultural Influencers Tonight

    Tonight, DB Moderne kicks off the first of a series of wine dinners that not only calls upon the DB Moderne team, but Miami's cultural influencers. Leaders from the arts, culture, and entertainment community will take turns hosting a monthly dinner that's emblematic of their persona and outside of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Brunch at 660 at the Angler's Gets Revamped: Chocolate-Covered Bacon and Nutella French Toast

    Brunch is to Sunday what booze is to happy hour. No Sunday is complete without it, especially when the brunch is overflowing with booze. At 660 at the Angler's, the intimate restaurant is more like an oasis. The Angler's recently joined the Kimpton Hotels family, so the company has revamped the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    La Mar: So Busy It Should Install a Revolving Door, but Does It Live Up To the Hype?

    La Mar, noted chef Gaston Acurio's new restaurant located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key, has been slammed with customers since it opened March 19. . The food is upscale gourmet Peruvian. Don't expect your abuela's causa. Twists on classic Peruvian dishes, such as lomo saltado serv ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014
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    April 3, 2014

    Orange Blossom: Classic Florida Dining to Open at Boulan South Beach

    Sometimes, with all the modern touches, it's difficult to remember Miami's glorious past since not much remains. Sure, we have Vizcaya and the Art Deco district, but our city isn't filled with brass plaques explaining every time a president visited or a writer spent his youth sitting at a certain ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer

    The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the Doubletree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center for three days of rum tastings, seminars and festivities April 25 to 27. Now in its sixth year, the festival features more than 80 rum producers worldwide offering tastes of over 200 rums to rum enthu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Announces First Gastropub at Sea: Celebrates With Free Happy Hour Today

    Michael Schwartz is taking on the high seas once again with the announcement of his new gastropub concepts on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas class ships. The first, the Quantum of the Seas, launches Fall 2014, sailing from the New York area to the Caribbean. Michael's Genuine Pub is one of 1 ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    April 2, 2014

    PepperJelly Co.'s Kickstarter Campaign for Cuban Sriracha

    Hot sauce is a staple on the Cuban table and Michael Diaz's family is no exception to that rule. His grandfather, who recently passed away, left behind a hot sauce legacy. What he didn't leave behind? The recipe. That prompted Diaz to hit the kitchen with hopes of recreating it. "One day I mixed sr ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Chivas Express in Miami Lakes Offers BOGO Bandeja Paisa Wednesdays

    We don't often (or ever, really) refer to Miami Lakes as a culinary mecca, but the amazing deal we stumbled upon at Chivas, a gem inconspicuously located in a nondescript strip mall right off the Palmetto Expressway, is definitely worth mentioning. Although the restaurant specializes in Colombian f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Spring is in the air, bringing new beginnings and lots of restaurant openings. From small burger and beer joints to lavish multilevel dining experiences, it seems there's a new restaurant for just about everyone's taste and budget. Notable openings include 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Danny Grant's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine: A Culinary Oasis in a Pinecrest Strip Mall

    Tucked away in the corner of a Pinecrest strip mall is the urban culinary oasis Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine. You'll find three floor lamps of varying heights and colors, three wooden camel statues, and a wall adorned with three swords. Nearby are three booths. Are these trios symbolic of the Holy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Denny's: A Diner With Something for Everyone

    The yellow and red sign beckons you, but it's the staff at Denny's that makes you feel right at home. On a sunny Thursday afternoon, the location in midtown Miami (Biscayne Boulevard at NE 36th Street) was packed with parents and their broods, hungover teenagers, and elderly couples, but that didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub Opening Brickell Location

    Los Olas gastropub American Social is branching out to Miami. The pub that features craft cocktails, an extensive beer selection, and upscale pub grub is slated to open in Brickell this fall. American Social partners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares have just inked a deal for the second location of ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014
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    March 27, 2014

    Oscar Manresa on Perfecto: "Everything on the Menu... I Would Serve in Barcelona"

    "Everything on the menu at Perfecto, I would serve in Barcelona," chef-restaurateur Oscar Manresa says. Case in point: Both of the striking anchovy dishes proffered at Perfecto can also be ordered at Casa Guinart, Manresa's casual eatery inside Barcelona's storied market La Boqueria. The pickled boq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    The Cypress Room Turns 1 Year Old With a Poem

    On March 25, 2013, Michael Schwartz opened his first fine-dining concept, the Cypress Room. Many restaurants mark their first anniversary with a dinner special or perhaps a signature cocktail created for the occasion. But how many celebrate it with a poem? When you think about it, though, a literar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    How Salad Dressing Can Save Your Life

    Salad dressing is incredibly important, and it's not dramatic to say it can save your life. But not just any salad dressing. It has to be the right one, and the right salad dressing will generally be one you make yourself. A thoughtfully crafted homemade salad dressing can help you accomplish two ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Toscana Divino in Brickell Introduces Three-Course Weekday Lunch for $23

    If your weekday lunch needs a makeover from that sad microwaveable frozen meal or wrinkly brown paper bag, head to Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village. A couple of weeks ago, this sleek Italian eatery launched L'originale: Lunch Italiano, offering a rotating three-course lunch menu for $23 on w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Roots & Freens: Gourmet, Organic Food Delivered To Your Doorstep

    At Roots & Freens, organic all the way is the motto. Chef and co-partner Carlos Torres has a resume that spans a decade in the kitchens of top toques Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, and Michael Mina. Now, he's bringing healthful and gourmet cuisine and cold pressed juices right to your door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Loba: Latin Spice and Southern Comfort Headed to MiMo

    Not everyone grows up dreaming of owning their own restaurant and the desire to feed hungry folks who sometimes complain simply for the sake of complaining. No, it takes a special breed of person to dream about owning and operating a restaurant. Meet Jessica Sanchez, a financial analyst who took the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Perfecto in Brickell Gets It Right With Tapas and a Snappy DJ

    A man in a pink button-up and slicked-back hair raises a flute of rosé cava and whispers into the ear of the young blonde perched beside him. She sports a perfectly teased topknot and tilts her head ever so slightly to angle her cheek in the direction of his lips. Four other people sit at their tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    My Little Organic Bistro: Try the Grilled Coconut Cheese Sandwich

    Forget blink-and-you'll-miss-it; you could be staring wide-eyed at My Little Organic Bistro and still miss it. There's no real signage, and it's tucked into a nondescript Bird Road strip mall. The only hint that something special lies within is a window proclaiming, "Organic health." But once you'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Taperia Raca Opens Friday: Giorgio Rapicavoli Tells Us What to Expect

    Taperia Raca opens this Friday, bringing chef Giorgio Rapicavoli's spin on Spanish small plates to MiMo. The restaurant, the second endeavor from Rapicavoli and business partner Alex Casanova, will seat only 16 people inside, but an outdoor garden will serve 40 guests. Rapicavoli will split his tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Three Great Dining Spots In the Upper Keys, From Burgers to Tacos to Hogfish

    No one has ever accused the Upper Keys of being a hotbed of fine dining. Lukewarm-bed, maybe. Cold-bed, even. But over the past couple of years the local dining scene has started heating up, giving diners who just can't choke down the thought of one more plate of fried shrimp with a side order of M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Hotel Astor Debuts The Downstairs

    It seems nothing is ever easy in the wild 'n' wacky world of Miami restaurants. Just ask the folks at Hotel Astor. As part of a three-pronged relaunch that seeks to regain the buzz it had in days gone by, the 1936-vintage South Beach boutique hotel last Friday unveiled The Downstairs, a subterranea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    A Little Bit of Philly in Virginia Gardens: Try the Cheesesteak and Meatball Sub

    Miami Springs is home to some wonders between bread, take for example the outside is in burger at JR's Gourmet Burgers or the fried chicken sandwich at Crackers Casual Dining. Although, neighboring Virginia Gardens has a contender as strong as Rocky Balboa. A Little Bit of Philly is home to a chees ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Gorgeous Food in a Mad Men Setting

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge has been open for only a month, but already the restaurant has been generating buzz. Scarpetta's Nina Compton tweeted pictures of her date night at the restaurant and at a recent awards ceremony, several chefs discussed the restaurant. It could be the restaurant's multi-lev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    "Medical Mixologist" Ryan Pafford Creates Cocktails That Will Make Your Head Spin

    When you tend bar at a restaurant where the kitchen is helmed by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh it can be difficult to stand out, but Catch Miami mixologist Ryan Pafford uses his experience as a health professional to create mind-blowing cocktails sure to attract attention. With a graduate degree in ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Prime Fish Is Open in Former Nemo Space: Massive Menu and Fresh Fish

    After successfully coaxing your out-of-town guests to treat you to dinner at the pricey Prime Fish, there's still one more hurdle you must face: deciding what to order. The menu is massive, which is just one of the many things the month-old spot has in common with its sister restaurants: Prime One T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Ten Reasons South Miami Is the Best Dining Neighborhood

    Fine and fashionable restaurants have been opening in South Beach, downtown, midtown, and the Design District for years. These areas seem to attract all the major chefs. So why venture to South Miami and nearby Pinecrest? Well, down here, you won't find many major openings, but you will find reasona ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014
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    March 19, 2014

    La Mar by Gaston Acurio Opens at the Mandarin Oriental Tonight and You Can Win a Trip to Peru

    Breathtaking views and super fresh seafood dishes are what to expect at La Mar by Gaston Acurio. The restaurant will open tonight at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key. Diners can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor waterfront seating while nibbling on cebiche mixto or sipping on piscos at ... More >>

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