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Food and Cooking

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Where to Eat and Drink in Miami for the NBA Finals

    Tonight, the Miami Heat return to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year in a row and are just four wins shy of a three-peat. Ever wonder where the term three-peat even came from? It was coined by Byron Scott in 1988 and trademarked by none other than Pat Riley, who hopefully soon enough wil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Brunch at Bulla: Bottomless Sangria and Cochinillo Hash

    Bulla is the go-to place for watching any World Cup game that Spain is playing. Warning: Be prepared to hear Spaniards brag about the defending champs and boast that their country is the best in the world. On a recent Saturday, the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid game was a major event at Bulla, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Fabio Viviani Moving to Miami in Anticipation of Siena Tavern's Opening

    Fabio Viviani might have caught the public's eye during season five of Bravo's Top Chef, but he's been in the restaurant industry since he was a teen. The Florence native began cooking in family kitchens as a child before landing his first job at the age of 14 at Trattoria Il Pallaio. Now the handso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    L'Echon Brasserie to Open Summer 2014 (Photos)

    L'Echon Brasserie, the French bistro by the Pubbelly team, has announced it will open summer 2014, to correlate with the completed renovation of the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach hotel. See also: Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Van Aken's No Experience Necessary Whets the Appetite With Tales of Kitchens Past

    Norman Van Aken may not be a household name like some of his friends, but that's probably the way he wants it. Credited with being one of the founders of New World Cuisine, Van Aken paved the way for his publicly celebrated friends, such as Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali by creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Basil Park: Tim Andriola's Exciting Seasonal Fare

    Purple ruffles, African blue, turkey yakitori, red baby beats, raw chocolate pate. Sounds like poetry, doesn't it? There is a certain ethereal quality to the menu and ambiance at Basil Park, Tim Andriola's newest offering just a quick stroll from his other venture, Timo. Where the later is dolled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Magnificent on Multiple Levels

    You'll find all the usual suspects at the all-glass, four-story restaurant on Collins Avenue. There's the purr of Lamborghinis out front, the parade of Real Housewives in tight bandage dresses, and a short red carpet unrolled. But, like a beacon, the glowing fuchsia lights outside indicate something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Is Steve Martorano Relocating to SoBe?

    Nearly two dozen years ago, a burly cook from Philly leased a restaurant space in a questionable part of Fort Lauderdale with the thought of serving old-school Italian dishes. Now, Steve Martorano is a branded celebrity with two restaurants in Broward County, one in Las Vegas (with a second on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Last Chance to Vote

    Can you feel the electricity in the air? No, that's not an afternoon thunderstorm. It's the anticipation that's building for Miami New Times' annual Best of Miami edition, available online and in print on June 19.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    King Crab City: Inside the Fontainebleau's "Water World"

    The Fontainebleau has crabs, and it's exactly the type you're thinking -- king crab. These bad boys are the rulers of all crustaceans and an extreme delicacy not just in the states, but around the world. They make their way from the Nordic and Berin Seas down to South Florida and currently reside in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Broken Shaker's New Chef, James Seyba, Creates Menu Designed to Pair with Cocktails

    The Broken Shaker's always been about turning out spectacularly crafted cocktails and now, with the addition of chef James Seyba, the lounge at the Freehand Miami is upping its game food-wise. Seyba, who recently served as chef de cuisine of 150 Central Park, Michael Schwartz's restaurant on Royal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Deadline to Vote for the Winners!

    Last chance to play, gamers. There's only 62 hours left to whip those nimble wrists, spring that trigger finger, crank that button thumb, and vote in New Times' Best of Miami 2014 readers' poll. So far, 3,800 locals have cast their ballots. But the final deadline is Wednesday, June 4, at midnight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill Closed for Good?

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill closed? Miami.com is reporting the restaurant has closed after being open just about two months, stating that "a walk-by during prime dinner time Saturday night revealed a dark, empty, shuttered restaurant." The answer, however, is not so cut and dry. See also: Porcao F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Ardbeg Auriverdes Scotch Whiskey Release Party at Blackbird Ordinary This Sunday

    Foosball competitions, soccer players and rivers of whiskey as thick as a Scottish accent are abound this Sunday evening at Blackbird Ordinary, which is hosting Ardbeg Day, the annual celebration of the single malt Scotch whiskey from the Isle of Islay. The day commemorating the World Cup is the cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Larios on the Beach: New Spin on Cuban Classics

    The Estefans' restaurant, Larios on the Beach, reopened on May 16 with a new look and a revamped menu and we were invited to stop in for lunch. Larios features traditional Cuban food, such as ropa vieja (shredded beef in a tomato-based sauce) and arroz con pollo (chicken with yellow rice), fried pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The Restaurant at the Setai Introduces Monthly Wine Dinner Series

    Last night marked the second in the monthly series of innovative wine dinners at The Restaurant at the Setai. To kick off the series in style, we were invited to watch them pop some bubbly with an evening of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. To prepare for these four-course dinners, executive chef Mathias ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Happy Hours, Heat, and Scotch

    If you're still a wee bit hung over from Memorial Day weekend, we've got the cure: More partying. Come on, you're not in Kansas. This is Miami and things are happening this weekend. In case you needed an excuse to get out and enjoy life, it's Friday, the Miami Heat play the Pacers, and we've compil ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Returns: Win VIP Tickets to Taste of the Gables

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week is back, but don't let the name deceive you. The event is actually three weeks long, affording you ample time to eat your way around the neighborhood. From June 9 to June 29, more than 35 of the area's restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at a discount ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Ten Best Happy Hours in Miami

    What are the two best words in the English language? No, it's not "free money" (although we'll take that). It's "happy hour." For us workers of the world, happy hour is the one thing we have to look forward to. It's a chance to take a break after work and toss back a few with friends. But, although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    15. Shareef Malnik: The King of Wine and Beef

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    The Cafe at Books & Books: Where to Find Vegan Fare on Lincoln Road

    Let's say you're hot, tired, and ravenous after a long day of shopping for H&M sheath dresses and Victoria's Secret thongs on Lincoln Road. But you're vegan, and everywhere you look there are Cuban-inspired spots and pizza joints; tourist traps and overpriced meateries. What's an herbivore to do? T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    345 Caffe Italiano: Casual Italian Fare in Coral Gables

    As seems to be the trend these days, 345 Caffe Italiano opened almost a year ago but celebrated its official "grand opening" last month. From the outside, it looks almost too manufactured to be decent. With the restaurant logo and pictures of food plastered across the red and white tables and walls, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Iron Fork & Miami Spice Kickoff Returns: Pre-Sale Starts Today

    Iron Fork, presented by Downtown Development Authority, returns! The event, which combines our awesome chefs' competition with a preview of Miami Spice, is bigger and better than ever, with a new location, delicious food, and an epic battle between two of Miami's finest chefs. See also: Giorgio Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Oak Tavern's Head Bartender Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi Introduces New Cocktail Menu

    Miami's Oak Tavern is one of the few places, if not the only place, in the Design District where you can sip a watermelon martini, a drink that is part of the new cocktail menu. The menu is the creation of Anthony "Tibor" Vecsesi, who was recently hired as Oak Tavern's new head bartender. Having sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Gyu-Kaku: Japanese BBQ Giant Opens in Brickell

    Gyu-Kaku officially opens tonight in Brickell. The Japanese barbecue restaurant chain is huge, with 26 locations in the United States and Canada and over 700 restaurants worldwide, but this is the first location in Florida. See also: Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    DBGB Kitchen & Bar Brings Americana Menu to DB Bistro Moderne

    Daniel Boulud is a man of many talents -- and restaurants. At New York's DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Boulud fuses French bistro with American gastropub. This summer the casual eatery will celebrate its fifth anniversary, as well an expansion to Washington, D.C. DGBG's menu pays tribute to Americana, and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    18. Cindy Hutson: Jersey Girl Roots; Island Heart

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Taperia Raca Offers Rich, Easy-to-Enjoy Tapas in MiMo

    In Miami, ordering tortilla española is like playing a game of Russian roulette. In kitchens from Kendall to South Beach, the humble dish begs comparison to versions cooked by mothers, abuelitas, the great chefs of Spain, and that country's beloved tapas bars. Some argue the slices of potato should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Where to Get Brunch on Memorial Day

    So Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you're an adventuresome soul who's sticking around for the weekend, you need to be thinking ahead. Planning is key when it comes to driving, parking, boozing, and, of course, eating. Come Monday, we're betting you'll be sunburned, hung-over, and desperate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

    It's Memorial Day weekend, which means most of us have three whole days to enjoy Miami. And although this weekend tends to be quite hectic on the beaches, there's still plenty to do in the way of eating, drinking, and having a great time. From a killer barbecue that requires absolutely no work on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Cindy Hutson to Open Zest in Downtown Miami

    Chef Cindy Hutson is expanding her Miami presence with the announcement of the opening of her latest concepts, Zest and Zest Mrkt. The restaurant, set to open in fall/winter 2014, will be located at Southeast Financial Center at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. The 1.225-million-square-foot space is Florida' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    R House "Sunday Sauce" Brunch Adds Music and Bottomless Booze to the Mix

    Since its opening in January, R House has fused food and art. Now, with their recent addition of "Sunday Sauce" brunch service, they are adding music to that assembly of creative expression. DJs will rotate the turntables during the Sunday brunch and music series. The $35 per person brunch includes ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    El'eat in North Miami Beach: '70s Excess Meets Decadent Comfort Food

    At a recent media dinner, El'eat Restaurant & Lounge in North Miami Beach opened its doors to local journalists, bloggers, and some slightly suspicious Eastern-European socialites. Needless to say, the writers were the odd men out. Walking into El'eat is like walking onto the set of American Hustle; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Todd Erickson on Haven's Third Anniversary: "Don't Rest on Your Laurels"

    It's hard to believe, but Haven is celebrating its third anniversary this evening. The restaurant, touted as a gastro-lounge, opened in May 2011 and what could have been a typical SoBe/douchebag mix of house music, videos, and cocktails was tempered by the talents of its executive chef, Todd Erick ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Australian Lamb Dish Competition: Vote for Your Favorite Chef, Win a Staycation

    Between Yelp, Four Square, Trip Advisor, and whatever else, we're all critics these days. Really, all it takes is a keyboard and some Internet access and you have an audience. Unfortunately, not many people get rewarded for their foodie opinions -- aside from maybe a complimentary meal every now an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    21. Barton G's Flair for Whimsy

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Returns for Second Year

    Stone crab season ended last week but it's never too early to start dreaming of its return. To mark the anticipated occasion, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Event is already planning their big celebration. After hosting more than 6,000 people for last year's inaugural event, the organizers are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Ruben Ruiz: Miami's Own Food Network Star

    Bobby Flay. Giada De Laurentiis. Guy Fieri. They're just a few of the chefs and hosts that have worked their way into the kitchens of America through their entertaining shows on Food Network. A coveted hosting gig is the aspiration of many young chefs and cooks who dream of being behind the stove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    R House: With Time, Restaurant and Gallery Space Could Conquer Wynwood

    Rocco Carulli frantically darts among large canvases smeared with thick blobs of richly-hued oil paint. His smile is infectious, like that of a born entertainer, but there's also the nervous quiver of a new restaurateur. He sports a shaved head, a meticulously trimmed salt-and-pepper beard, and a sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    22. Lorena Garcia: Mentor to Miami Chefs

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's Culinary All-Stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city its o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Top Ten Best Meatballs in Miami

    We've got meatballs on the mind. These rolled wonders vary in size, meat mixtures, texture, price, and quantities but when you break into a good ball, you just know. A dollop of cheese on top or spaghetti below, substantial meatballs can hold up and pass the sneeze test. We refuse to lose our poor m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Zak the Baker's Wynwood Cafe: The Bread's the Thing

    Though there's no signage yet, it's easy to find the place. Just follow your nose to the scent of freshly baked bread wafting though the neighborhood. Zak the Baker's Wynwood Bakery & Café is a perfect addition to Wynwood. Once an industrial part of the city, this bakery with a seating area is one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Almond Milk Lattes & Ice Cream Sundaes: A Vegan's Guide to Tallahassee

    North Florida is pretty awesome. People who dismiss anywhere above Boca as a no-man's-land are missing out on some of the Sunshine State's best assets, from gorgeous green forests to super-friendly folks, to totally unique eateries. Our state's capital, for example, has lots of amazing vegan options ... More >>

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