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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 13, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Save the Tatas, Omakase Dinner, J. Wakefield Beer Pairing, One-Dollar Stone Crab

    There are two kinds of people in Miami today: those who are working on this glorious Columbus Day and with nothing much to look forward to besides lunch and those who have the day off and thus need somewhere to revel. Either way, the week starts now and the forecast includes an omakase dinner with ... 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 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 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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    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 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    July 9, 2014

    T&W Barbecue: Award-Winning Ribs and Barbecue in Cutler Bay

    After a few years of owning a small chain of local sandwich shops, Tom Wills decided he needed more. So the longtime Redlands man started traveling to Georgia and South Carolina to learn barbecue. He bought a trailer, started smoking baby back ribs, briskets and chicken wings, and winning competitio ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    First Annual Bacon Beach Bash: Bikini Bods and Bacon Grease on Nikki Beach

    In a city obsessed with physical appearances as much as porcine, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to put the two together. The first-annual Bacon Beach Bash is happening this Saturday, July 5, as part of 'Merica's birthday celebration at Nikki Beach. Because if there's one thing A ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    National Ceviche Day Saturday: Five Deals and Specials to Celebrate

    Ahh, ceviche. You truly deserve your own holiday. Soaking in citrus and spice, this is one of South Florida's favorite dishes to slurp down. Lucky for us, it's never hard to come by -- it's even sold out of the back of people's trucks down here. If you prefer to celebrate National Ceviche Day this S ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Comfort Foods

    In case you forgot to pay your favorite newspaper a visit, the 2014 Best of Miami has finally arrived. There are hundreds of categories, but the food and drink is the most vast. And the most comforting of all? Those junk food categories. If you have been wondering where to get a hearty bowl of chil ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Father's Day Brunch in Miami: A Guide to Meat, Beer, and Cigars for Dad

    Father's Day is this Sunday, and chances are your dad might want nothing more than to stay on the La-Z-Boy and watch the game. But the recliner will always be there -- these Father's Day brunch specials will not. This Sunday, forgo buying yet another tie and show Dad some love by treating him at one ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Ten Best Food Items in Miami for One Dollar

    Miami may be home to a thousand dollar ice cream sundae, a $65 burger, and other extravagant offerings, but this fair city can also offer affordable fare. But looking beyond the golden arches for dollar menu items is not easy. We scoured the city on a George Washington dollar bill budget. We will a ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Miami Mother's Day Brunch Guide UPDATED

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. It's payback time. Payback for all the laundry and cleaning. Payback for the meals she made for your lazy self. Payback for those twenties she peeled out of her wallet to help pay your electric bill -- after you were way too old to ask for allowance. She did all ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Miami Shores Couple to Village: Let Us Grow Our Vegetable Garden

    For 21 years, Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll have lived in a modest three-bedroom house in Miami Shores, a quiet village of about 10,000 residents with well-maintained houses and well-manicured lawns. There, the married couple grew vegetables on their front lawn for nearly two decades. Ricketts, ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    The Forge: Christopher Lee Keeps Things Classic (With a Few Twists)

    In the past few months, The Forge has gone through some changes, announcing the departure of Dewey LoSasso and the arrival of its new executive chef, Christopher Lee. Lee, who was hired by The Forge's owner, Shareef Malnik, back in January, comes with a long resume. The chef received a Rising Star ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014
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    April 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer Talks About Mignonette

    Popular comfort food spot Blue Collar is about to get a salty sister with the opening of Mignonette, a new oyster bar concept by Daniel Serfer and Ryan Roman. Roman, by the way, writes the blog The restaurant, set to open in June, will be located at the old 18th Street Café loc ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Prime Fish: Myles Chefetz's Newest Is Destined to Be a Winner

    For nearly two decades, Myles Chefetz has made a fortune by using decadence to attract diners. When the South Beach pioneer and chef-partner Michael Schwartz opened Nemo on Collins Avenue at First Street in 1995, the Asian-influenced seafood restaurant became an instant hit with the party creatures, ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Red the Steakhouse Introduces Tapas-Style Menu for NBA Playoffs

    At Red the Steakhouse, animal flesh reigns, and it's not limited to beef. There's lobster, duck (liver), pig, and a surplus of charcuterie. In honor of the NBA playoffs, which began last night with a Heat win, and the overall small-plates culture Miami has grown to love, executive chef Peter Vauth ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor Debuts in Miami March 10

    Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor, a distinctly different type of spirits, will be making its debut in the Miami market for the first time on March 10, according to William Grant and Sons Distillers, the Scottish distillery responsible for brands such as Sailor Jerry rum, Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisk ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Cookie King Delivers Colossal Sweets to South Miami

    Cookie delivery has become a thing. We've seen several late-night delivery services pop up during the past couple of months, but none offers healthful, eggless, vegan alternatives. For that, there's On Nom Nom Cookies -- Miami's first fully vegan and healthy cookie business that takes cookies from t ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Recall of Nearly Nine Million Pounds of Beef Could Affect Florida

    A California-based meat processor has issued a recall of nearly nine million pounds of beef products, and Florida is one of the states involved. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website, Rancho Feeding Corporation, based in Petaluma, is recalling approximately 8,742,7 ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Doma Polo Bistro: Now Serving Tapas Towers

    Would you leave everything you know behind just to help a friend? Hernan Rodriguez traveled 4,408 miles from Buenos Aires to downtown Miami to help Doma Polo Bistro owner Diego Verzino, his friend of 23 years. "That's the way people in Argentina are," Rodriguez says. "We will do whatever we can to ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Super Bowl Party Grilling Tips From Meat Specialist Pat LaFrieda Jr.

    Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away and Miamians have one large advantage over just about any place in the country for the big game -- It's one of the few places warm enough to fire up the grill without your beer freezing inside the can! With grilling for the game in mind, we asked meat maven ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 23, 2014
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    January 21, 2014

    Miami's Best Baguettes: Le Royal, Buena Vista Deli, and More

    In France, stopping at the boulangerie for a baguette is like hitting up your neighborhood Cuban café for a colada. It's a daily event. The word "baguette" comes from the Latin word baculum, or "stick," and relates to the bread's long, narrow shape. Simple yet complex in taste, this traditional br ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    Jackson Soul Food in Overtown: Pancakes, Fried Fish, and Smothered Chicken Wings

    Ever since Antwan Wimberly, son of Jackson Soul Food owner Shirlene Ingrahan, was old enough to chew and walk, he has been munching on any and everything off the restaurant's menu. But it hasn't been the food he has enjoyed most. "The best part of working here has been the familiar faces," Wimberly ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    January 16, 2014

    Ricardo Trillos of Cao Chocolates on the Fairchild Chocolate Festival, Single-Origin Cacao, and Life as a Chocolatier

    If not for cacao beans, we wouldn't have chocolate, not to mention Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival, a fest scheduled to take place from January 24 to 26. With enticing cooking demos, a "Choco-Walk," bean lectures, decadent tastings, and even poetry -- guess who's the muse - ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Key West: Where to Score the Best Hogfish, Donuts, and Shrimp

    An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls stomp through the water, sheets of rain smacking their bright-orange suits. They head toward Hogfish Bar & Grill, a rickety restaurant beside the old ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    January 7, 2014

    Zak the Baker Makes the Best Bread in Miami

    Before daybreak, Hialeah's streets are dark and quiet, lit up only by blinking traffic lights and the fleeting gleam of truck headlamps. But from within an unmarked building wafts a faint, uncanny sound. Though it seems unlikely, it's real: Taylor Swift is trilling about never, ever getting back tog ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    The Butcher Shop in Wynwood: Confusion Reigns

    It's Sunday night, and the graffiti-stamped walls of the Butcher Shop, a Wynwood restaurant/beer garden, are vibrating with the sound of what must be the work of Skrillex and Marilyn Manson's love child. Things could be softened by two beers, one beer, anything. But the busboy can't find the waitres ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Real Housewives of Miami's Ana Quincoces Shares Recipe for Pumpkin Tres Leches

    Not all Thanksgiving dinners are created equally. While the usual turkey and trimmings always make for a delicious meal, trading in pumpkin pie for pumpkin tres leche is an easy way to add Cuban flare to your holiday. And let's be honest, leche condensada (condensed milk) makes everything better. T ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts: Pumpkin "Cheezecake," Pecan Pie, Pecan Caramel Truffles (Recipes)

    Thanksgiving can be rough for vegans. Even side dishes tend to be packed with animal products, like chicken broth and heavy cream. But expend a little effort, and it's not as tough as you might imagine to concoct a cruelty-free menu. Short Order's own Camille Lamb is the Whole Foods Coral Gables' h ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Ten Best Thanksgiving Dinners at Miami Restaurants

    Repeat after us: Sanksgiving. It's the proper way to pronounce Thanksgiving in Spanglish. (Please don't call it día de acción de gracias, you dweeb.) Anyway, have you begun prepping for the big day? Because it takes a long time. You have to brine the bird, mix the stuffing, peel the potatoes, min ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival: Stone Crabs, Fresh Fish, Warm Day

    The inaugural Coconut Grove Seafood Festival brought the first stone crabs of the season and fresh fish to Peacock Park yesterday afternoon. With weather better suited for July than October, the sun scorched everything it touched for the first few hours of the event, which began at 11 a.m. Then, m ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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