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Food and Cooking

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Wynwood Brewing to Host Oktoberfest Beer Garden at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

    Miami's own Wynwood Brewing Company is teaming up with the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in what promises to be the classiest Oktoberfest celebration in South Florida. The brewery's Brignoni family have collaborated with the Coconut Grove tony resort's chef Ramesh Kaduru to create the Beer Garden, loc ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Midtown Oyster Bar to Open This Month

    Good things supposedly happen in threes, so we can only hope that a third oyster bar will open in Wynwood/midtown. Midtown Oyster Bar will start operation sometime in October, making it the area's second oyster bar this year, after Mignonette. Midtown Oyster Bar is the brainchild of the Graspa Gro ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    September 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September 2014 in Miami will be remembered for two things -- endless days of torrential rain and the opening of Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant at the Shelborne Wyndham South Beach. Of course, the "official" opening isn't until today, but if you've been on social media, you've seen practically every ... More >>

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    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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    September 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer's Mignonette Is Edgewater's Pearl

    It's 9 p.m. and it's raining in sheets outside Mignonette, a new oyster bar and seafood eatery off NE Second Avenue across from the City of Miami Cemetery. Gentlemen pull their cars onto the sidewalk to let their ladies scurry in (relatively) dry. But there's nevertheless a wait to be seated at this ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Michael Mina on Chefs Needing Social Skills, Miami's Strip Steak

    Pretend for a moment you're chef de cuisine at one of Michael Mina's 22 restaurants and want to add something to the menu. You must first face the "Recipe Exchange." You conceptualize, execute, and sell the dish as a special for three days. Still like it? Good. Next, you upload a picture of it, the ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Pubbelly Going Vegan for One Night Only October 2

    In a sign that the times are most definitely a' changin', the kings of pork are embracing plants. Notable Miami Beach eatery Pubbelly (whose owners were once called the Sovereigns of Swine by the New Times), is going vegan. In partnership with Jugofresh, the team is hosting a pop-up vegan spread on ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Lure Fishbar to Host Botran Rum Mixology Showdown Today

    The Botran Rum Mixology Showdown pits mixologist versus mixologist at Lure Fishbar in a competition to make the best cocktail with Botran rum. Today's competition is open to the public and runs from noon to 3 p.m. Simone Caporale, who was named International Bartender of the Year at this year's Ta ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Miami Gastropubs Risk Steering the Trend the Wrong Way

    Miami today is replete with truffle oil fries, Brussels sprouts studded with pork bits, and fried-egg-crowned burgers. From the beach to the suburbs, from north to south, scores of restaurants all serve the same predictably heavy fare under the gastropub banner. The concept was borne of England's p ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    National Coffee Day Is Monday: Where to Get Free Java

    There's not much that can make a Monday morning much better. After a weekend of too much sun, too many cocktails, and that brunch buffet that you're now regretting (why, oh why, did you go back for thirds?), the alarm clock is screeching and you've got to prepare for five days of monotony with occas ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Parties, Brunch, and Miami Spice Last Call

    This week was pretty exciting in the Miami food scene, rainy days notwithstanding. This weekend is no slouch, either, with a host of free events, openings, and, of course, the last weekend in which to indulge in a three-course Miami Spice meal. Weekend starts now! See also: Miami Spice 2014: Ten B ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Batch Gastropub Brunch: All-You-Can-Drink and Chicken & Waffles for $20

    What do you say to chicken and waffles at Batch Gastropub in Brickell along with all-you-can-drink for $20? See also: Ten Best Chicken & Waffles in Miami

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    September 26, 2014

    Ted's at YoungArts, a Gastro-Entertainment Venue, to Open in December

    The YoungArts campus is launching an interesting space, come December. Ted's at YoungArts is being billed as an "intimate cultural lounge and eatery," by Paul T. Lehr, the National YoungArts Foundation's president and CEO. See also: Bacardi Buildings Sold to National YoungArts Foundation for $10 M ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Ten Best Falafel Places in Miami

    Falafel is at its best when it has the yin and the yang. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These meatless wonders show the depth of rich flavors that are possible in snackable form. You can dip them in a tahini or tzatziki bath, stuff them in a pita, or display them on a platter with hu ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Gaston Acurio's Leche de Tigre Gang Makes Ceviche at La Mar

    On Tuesday, world-acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio was joined by his leche de tigre gang and they continued their ceviche tour with a stop in one of the chef's outpost -- La Mar -- where Miami chefs and industry folks gathered for the chance to be in the presence of the culinary mastermind. The Astrid ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Chef Adrianne Calvo: "I've Never Been One to Follow Trends"

    It's been seven and a half years since Adrianne Calvo first opened Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Bar and much has changed, both in terms of her culinary development and the industry. "When I opened we had a similar menu to the one we have now where everything was farm-to-table, organic, an ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Jen Karetnick, Lee Schrager, Fabio Viviani Represent at Book Fair 2014

    The Miami Book Fair International is a big deal. Not just for book nerds and wannabe authors, but for foodies, too, since the lineup of chefs, food writers and edible events gets more impressive every year. The roster for November's fair, announced on Friday night, includes a whole host of Miami's ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Seasalt and Pepper Chef Alfredo Alvarez Walks Out

    The drama at chic Seasalt and Pepper continued this week when executive chef Alfredo Alvarez along with his sous and pastry chefs walked out over the weekend. Someone should pitch this as a telenovela. Odio y Comida might be a good working title. See also: Seasalt and Pepper to Open Modern Garden; ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Uvaggio and Touche: Top Chef Alums in Miami Have a Spotty Record

    Bravo's hit reality cooking show, Top Chef, which debuted in 2006, changed the way we look at chefs and the people who prepare high-end dishes. Its judges have included culinary luminaries like Anthony Bourdain and Food & Wine magazine editor Dana Cowin. And it has thrust more chefs before a nationa ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Seasalt and Pepper to Open Modern Garden; Partners' Lawsuit Settled

    The lawsuit between Seasalt and Pepper owners has been settled, with partner Carlos Miranda taking sole charge of the restaurant. It also seems that Miranda is already moving forward with plans for an expansion of the tony seafood restaurant. Modern Garden at Seasalt and Pepper is scheduled to open ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks in Miami This Week: Bombers, Oyster Happy Hour, and a Whole Lotta Bourbon

    So much to do this week, so little time. Whether you want to go healthy, indulge in some 22-ounce bombers paired with caviar and truffle, or bourbon it up for Bourbon Month, there's something to satisfy every palate this week. And it includes $2 oysters at Mignonette, "Old Fashioned" ice cream at Lu ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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

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