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Food and Cooking

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    November 5, 2014

    This Is Why Lucali's Meatballs Are Ridiculously Good

    When it comes to our favorite dishes, more often than not it's best to avoid finding out what makes them great. Ignorance can be oh so blissful. But since taking my first bite of the meatballs at Lucali, I just had to know why they're so insanely delicious. Apart from these ranking among the best ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Moroccan Hideaway Fez Is a Reason to Reconsider Española Way

    The beige bulb of crackly pastry dough sprinkled with white powder could be hiding anything. You punch a fork into the flaky shell and a wisp of steam fills the air, which is already thick with incense and the blare of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" set to a Middle Eastern rhythm.

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    November 4, 2014

    Four Seasons Food Truck Comes to Miami; Edge Steak & Bar Hits the Streets

    When you think of a brand like Four Seasons, street food doesn't necessarily spring to mind. But come Thursday, that perception might change. This is because the Four Seasons Food Truck East Coast tour concludes with a five-day visit to the Magic City. Yep. Four Seasons has a food truck, and it ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Dolce Italian and BLT Prime Offer Stellar Happy Hours

    Who's tired of dropping a ridiculous amount of money for drinks after work? You? Well, here are two restaurants that won't break the bank.

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    November 4, 2014

    STK to Reopen at 1 Hotel & Homes December 12

    Come December 12, STK will reclaim its proper place on South Beach inside the newly renovated 1 Hotel & Homes (formerly the Perry and the Gansevoort South Beach). The chic steak house was originally supposed to stay open during the transformation into an eco-friendly lodge, but it shuttered for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks in Miami This Week: Julio Cabrera Happy Hour Cocktails, 20 Burgers, and Pop-Up at Harry's

    We hope you didn't eat or drink that much during the weekend, because this week you have 20 burgers, eight new handcrafted cocktails from Julio Cabrera and pizza from James Beard award winner Matt Molina at Harry's. Well, let's get to it. Week starts now. See also: The Rum Line Opens November 6: ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    October 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    October in Miami is still considered a transitional month. Although the weather is getting better, many restaurants are still working on their progress, hosting family & friends dinners and putting the finishing touches on their menus in anticipation for a late fall opening in time for Art Basel and ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Blackbrick Now Offering Daily Dim Sum

    Richard Hales' Blackbrick has undergone some positive changes, recently. The Midtown Chinese restaurant recently hired Christine Guzman as its general manager. At 26, Guzman already has an impressive resume, previously working at Tudor House, the Phuc Yeah pop-up, the Breakers in Palm Beach, and, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Loba in MiMo Debuts Brunch Sunday: Free Mimosas For All

    Miami isn't exactly overflowing with praiseworthy brunch spots, so we get unusually excited anytime a cool restaurant launches a brunch program. This weekend it happens to be Loba, an intimate gastrobar in MiMo serving Latin and South American cuisine. The hybrid meal is owner Jessica Sanchez's fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Scaring Up a Good Time

    This weekend is supposed to give us a break in temperatures, with fall-like evenings. In other words, it's a boo-tiful time to scare up a few guys and ghouls and enjoy Halloween and Day of the Dead festivities around town. Miami is filled with fiendish delights from costume parties to brunches. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Naked Taco's Weekend Brunch: Eggs and Tequila Crush Your Hangover

    Bored with the same old brunch? Tired of eating lemon ricotta pancakes while sipping on a mimosa? Think the whole breakfast/lunch combo-thingy is just a little too twee? In other words: Ever wish there was a brunch with balls? Then, check out Naked Taco's weekend brunch, launching this Saturday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Tamarina Opening on Tuesday in Former Lippi Space

    Come Tuesday, the Brickell space where Lippi formerly operated under star chef Philippe Ruiz, will re-open its doors. The owners are the same, but the new restaurant will be called Tamarina. Owners Tunu and Yona Puri have teamed up with restaurateur Arjun Waney for a coastal Italian restaurant conc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Pane & Vino in South Beach: Try the Pear Stuffed Pasta

    There are few dishes that I remember with such fondness as a pear stuffed pasta that I once enjoyed at a trendy restaurant in Barcelona. The sweetness paired with sharp cheese in its soft doughy casing left a lasting impression. Imagine my surprise when a similar dish appeared on the menu of a charm ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Vicky Bakery Opens in Coral Gables Today

    Vicky Bakery officially opens the doors today, October 29, to its Coral Gables location. This will mark the 13th location for the classic Cuban bakery, which was established in 1972. It will be the first to offer a full-service cafe, which will open in November. See also: Vicky Bakery and Cafe Com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Thirty Years of Tropical Chinese: "Chinese Way Is to Fill the Tummy"

    A five-year restaurant run in this city is quite an accomplishment. Now multiply that times six and you'll get the magic number of years Tropical Chinese has seen steamed dim sum carts roll throughout its crimson, lantern-lit interior. The 30th anniversary came with a celebration last night that in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Pubbelly Announces Pubbelly Media Group, Full-Service Media Company

    Social media and the internet has changed our world and how we do just about everything. In Kenya, Maasai warriors who have no electricity or running water are on Facebook, sharing political views and conservation efforts. Information on wars are now brought to us via citizens who tweet about attac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Loba in MiMo Draws a Pack of Admirers

    Bathroom talk is usually off-limits during meals, but at Loba, a 3-month-old restaurant in MiMo, the lavatory is a conversation piece. That's because apart from the complimentary dental floss (greatly appreciated), the wallpaper is composed of pages torn from the classic children's book Where the Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Seven Seas Restaurant & Fish Market: Little Haiti's Hidden Gem

    Don't let its proximity to the Design District fool you -- Seven Seas Restaurant & Fish Market is all about the food. More specific, this blink-and-you'll-miss-it gem in Little Haiti features inexpensive and expertly prepared Dominican and American dishes. Owner Nicholas Paulino and his wife, Ana, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Five Best Vegetarian Dishes to Try Before the Month Is Over

    October is a festive month in Miami, full of celebratory eats and drinks. Beer for Grovetoberfest, candy for Halloween -- pumpkin spice lattes as often as possible. And the 10th month is also all about vegetarian awareness -- as good a time as any to start eating your veggies. October is almost ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops

    October is almost over and if you still don't have a costume for Friday, don't fret. It's better to spend your money on the more important things in life -- like food. That is especially true when the eats are inspired by one of the best horror films of all time, Silence of the Lambs. Yep, chefs Ces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Jamie DeRosa To Open Izzy's Fish & Oyster

    Jamie DeRosa's soon-to-open Izzy's Fish & Oyster is a true family affair. The restaurant, scheduled to open late fall 2014 and named after daughter Isabela Grace, is an homage to New England seafood shacks. Coincidentally, it's located on the same block as DeRosa's Tongue & Cheek. Although the two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    New on the Menu at Blue Collar, the Federal, and Tongue and Cheek

    As we move from summer to fall, many local restaurants are taking a heartier approach that is supposed to make us all feel like we are seeing the leaves falling from trees and the temperatures drop... as if it were the time of year when the jeans and long-sleeve shirts come out to play. Lack of M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Seafood, and Spooky Stuff

    There are a lot of options for your weekend festivities -- and many of them include beer, which is not too shabby. Tobacco Road celebrates "last call," and although plans have been announced for the bar to move (and take a well-deserved cruise), it's a safe bet that thousands of people will show up ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Bistro BE Launches Brunch This Weekend: Try the Stella Artois and Herb Waffle

    This weekend, consider stopping by Bistro BE, located in the Axis building in Brickell. Why? Because on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this chic Belgian eatery will be hosting a contemporary and interesting Belgium brunch with a twist. See also: Brickell's Bistro BE Brings Cold-Weathe ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Scarpetta's Marlon Rambaran Unveils New Dishes (Photos)

    Pasta lovers shed a tear when it was announced that Nina Compton would be leaving Scarpetta. Since the swank restaurant opened almost six years ago at the Fontainebleau, Scarpetta's kitchen has bid farewell to two great chefs: first Michael Pirolo, who went on to open Macchialina, and recently Compt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Week-Long Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Starts Today

    The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival returns for its second year with a host of dinners and events. Starting today October 22, South Beach will get fishy with dinners, a wine-and-dine around, and a chef showdown before the grand event festival happens on Saturday, October 25, at Lummus Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    A Day With Daniel Boulud at Swank Farms and Night at DB Bistro (Photos)

    After spending an entire day with Daniel Boulud, I realized why the 60-year-old chef and restaurateur with 14 properties under his belt is showing no signs of slowing down. So many chefs have come out of Daniel's kitchens. In Miami alone, I can think of three (outside of his restaurant, of course) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Doral Japanese-Peruvian Gem Tira.D.Toss Hides in Plain Sight

    Take a pull of chicha morada -- a sweet, bluish drink made with Peruvian purple corn, pineapple, and orange accented by the spicy aroma of cinnamon and cloves. Nibble an anticucho of a half-dozen juicy, glistening chunks of beef heart seasoned with little more than garlic, salt, and a good sear. Rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Toro Toro Offers Free Drinks During Top Shelf Cocktail Competition

    Toro Toro, the restaurant located in the swanky InterContinental, is currently competing in the semifinals of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Top Shelf Cocktail Competition. The contest is between all of the North American InterContinental hotels in a bid to create Bacardi-inspired drinks. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Pascal Oudin to Open Brasserie Central in Coral Gables

    Pascal Oudin, the chef/owner of Pascal's on Ponce, known for contemporary takes on classic French cuisine, is opening a new bistro, making Coral Gables a mecca for Francophiles. See also: Ten Best Restaurants in Coral Gables

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    October 20, 2014

    Seed's Vedge Dinner: Alicia Silverstone, Salt-Roasted Beets, and Korean Eggplant Tacos

    This weekend, Miami's love for all things meat played second fiddle to the newest star in the culinary constellation: the mighty vegetable. On Friday night, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, the duo behind Philadelphia's Vedge and just-opened V Street, made kitchen magic with a rainbow-hued spectrum of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Daniel Boulud, Virginia King, and Michael Pirolo

    Plenty to do this week, so let's get to it. We'll start off by letting you know Daniel Boulud is in town, and he's cooking up all new fall dishes with locally sourced produce. And, hey, there's a dinner to try the new menu. Then we'll keep it going by informing you of Broken Shaker veteran Virgin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Klima Restaurant and Bar To Open on Miami Beach

    Klima Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant inspired by cuisine from the Mediterranean and Barcelona, is set to open in November at 210 23rd Street in Miami Beach. The 7,700-square-foot venue, formerly home to Tosca, Eden, and Talula, has been completely redesigned to feature a ground floor restaurant an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

    It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly. In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outpos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Michael Mina's Stripsteak to Open at Fontainebleau in November

    Celebrity chef Michael Mina is "doubling down" on his Fontainebleau presence when Stripsteak, his second venue at the Miami Beach resort opens sometime in November. The new restaurant, described as "an innovative and contemporary steakhouse concept", replaces Gotham Steak as the major carnivorous d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Ten Best Dinners Under $15 in Miami

    The economy is improving, but let's face it -- the recovery has yet to hit the young, urban demographic. It's a constant struggle out there, made no easier by the desire to treat your date to the standard weekend dinner out on the town. Between valet, drinks, appetizers, mains, dessert, and tip, the ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Mandarin Oriental Chefs Cook at James Beard House and Bring Menu Back to Miami

    The Mandarin Oriental can shine a little brighter in Brickell Key. Azul Chef William Crandall and La Mar by Gastón Acurio Executive Chef Diego Oka hosted a dinner at the James Beard House in New York this past Saturday. We got a peek into the kitchen of this home turned foundation and exclusive ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Moye in Brickell Opens on Tuesday

    Moye, the latest restaurant concept from Sardinia Enoteca owners Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu, is set to open its doors in Brickell this Tuesday, October 21, bringing Apulian cuisine to the neighborhood. If you're wondering what Apulian cuisine is, chances are you're not the only one. To educate d ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Joe's Stone Crab Opens Its Doors for Stone Crab Season Today

    According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, stone crab season officially begins October 15, meaning there's a seven-month stretch for Floridians to enjoy the sweet, succulent crabs. October 15 also marks the beginning of Joe's Stone Crab's 101st season, when the iconic resta ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Third-Annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal Begins Tonight

    The real Oktoberfest ended several days ago, but in Miami the spirit lives on in the third-annual Homebrewers Bash at Lokal this Wednesday and Thursday. It will be the third year in a row that local homebrewers gather in Coconut Grove and offer free samples of some of the finest brews in town. Eac ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Via Emilia: Northern Italian in the Style of Bologna and Modena

    Francheso Pradini and chef Giancarlo "Wendy" Cacciatori provide a small peek into the cuisines of Bologna and Modena at their South Beach restaurant, Via Emilia. The name reflects their idea of establishing a non-Americanized Italian restaurant in Miami. When asked what makes them different from al ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Burgers & Bordeaux at DB Bistro: A Meal for the Price of a Sandwich

    Miamians look forward to October for many reasons. It means the weather finally begins to cool. It's an excuse to indulge in pumpkin everything. And of course there's All Hallows' Eve and its festivities, candy, booze, and haunted houses. There's another reason to love the tenth month: foie gras an ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Scott Conant to Open Corsair at Turnberry Isle in November

    It's official! Celebrity chef Scott Conant has announced the opening of his second Miami-area restaurant. Corsair by Scott Conant will open in November at Turnberry Isle Miami, in the former Cascata Grill space, lining the resort's Miller Golf Club. See also: Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fi ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Chef Katsuya Uechi to Host Pop-Up Dinner Tonight at Katsuya by Starck

    Chef Katsuya Uechi, the man behind the Katsuya restaurant family, is coming to South Beach to personally prepare a meal for Miami fans of his sushi. The pop-up family-style dinner will be held tonight, October 14 from 7 - 10:30 p.m. at the chef's namesake Katsuya by Starck at the SLS South Beach. I ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Opening Harry's Pizzeria in Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove has officially been deemed the next cool neighborhood. First Panther Coffee, now, Michael Schwartz has announced the opening of a Harry's Pizzeria in the tree-lined area. This second Harry's Pizza comes at the cusp of the casual eatery's third anniversary and will be located at 2996- ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    New on the Menu at the Dutch, Eating House, and Pubbelly Sushi

    Miami is all about looking beautiful, knowing the it spots, and keeping up with the Perezes. Sometimes you don't need a full facelift, but maybe a small nip and tuck. And just like the beautiful people of Miami, restaurants feel the need to keep it new, eye-catching, and updated. So what's new on t ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Croquetapalooza 2014: Barley & Swine Wins People's Choice

    Yesterday, hundreds of croqueta lovers gathered to celebrate Miami's quintessential finger food: 10,000 of them. The brainchild of Sef Gonzalez (Burger Beast), the first-ever Croquetapalooza brought together the city's best fried cylinders under one roof to vie for the title of Best Croquetica. To ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co. to Open in Little Havana

    If Chicago has the hot dog and New York has the mile-high pastrami sandwich on rye, Miami's sandwich is the Cuban (although Tampa has its own claims on the lunchtime treat). The origins of the "Cuban" date back to the late 1800's when it was the favorite mid-day meal of Cuban workers in cigar facto ... More >>

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