Frank Bruni

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Paula Deen on Today: "I Is What I Is"

    It seems that everyone but Paula Deen has weighed in on the scandal that followed the celebrity chef's admission in a legal deposition that she used the N-word. Both Food Network and Smithfield have severed ties with her. Deen's statements have polarized both the culinary community and the world. A ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    Year in Review: Miami Food Scene 2012

    In the past couple of years, Miami's food scene has joined the ranks of the nation's greatest dining destinations. The New York Times' Frank Bruni cited the rising Design District, including Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, for its great potential. Bon Appétit named Yardbird Southern Table & Bar amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Tertulia's Seamus Mullen Speaks at Book Fair Sunday: Spanish Fare for Your Health

    Long before he was a competitor in the Food Network's culinary hazing extravaganza The Next Iron Chef, Seamus Mullen, chef and owner of Tertulia in New York City, was one of countless young cooks who bought a one-way ticket to Spain in hopes of landing a job as a free labor stagier in one of the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Bourdain: Short Order "Offended" Me and My "Sense of Pride"

    On Monday evening, the season eight premiere of No Reservations took Anthony Bourdain to Mozambique.The next morning, I blogged that the episode was a departure from most of Bourdain's usually snarky world view. A few hours later, Bourdain Tweeted the following:

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Arlo Haskell and the Key West Literary Seminar Take On Food

    Arlo Haskell​Arlo Haskell is a Key West native, a poet and, for the last three years, a member of the small staff responsible for putting on the annual Key West Literary Seminar.In January 2011 the annual event -- which started in 1983 and has a different theme each year -- will explore food in li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Hang Out with Ruth Reichl, Michael Ruhlman, and Jonathan Gold in Key West

    Courtesy State Archives and Library of FloridaErnest Hemingway posing with sailfish in Key West.​Key West is known for its funkiness, its natural beauty, and its lovely weather in winter. It's also been a popular spot for literary types over the decades, including Annie Dillard, Shel Silverstein, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Blogger's Bout: Michael's Genuine

    ​Blogger Hannah Littman and New Times editor Chuck Strouse disagree about Design District pioneer and national powerhouse Michael's Genuine. What follows are their disparate views:Walk into Michael's Genuine, the much applauded, infrequently dissed Design District restaurant and you note it right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Restaurant Wars, Episode 9

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTom Colicchio and Kenny.​Each season of Top Chef, everyone looks forward to one episode in particular: "Restaurant Wars." Last night, the show celebrated the episode with a bang. And the result was kind of surprising.Before "Restaurant Wars," however, we got a shot o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Sam Gorenstein, Hedy Goldsmith and Eos James Beard 2010 Award Semifinalists

    Photo by Jacob KatelBLT Steak's Sam Gorenstein is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year.​In anticipation of the nominees set to be announced March 22 in New Orleans, the James Beard Foundation has revealed the 2010 semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards -- and Miami is definite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    New York Times' Frank Bruni Says, "In Miami, Chefs Are The New Stars"

    ​New York's alright if you like saxophones, but, everything else is better in Miami. Especially in the winter. Particularly the food.Former restaurant critic Frank Bruni's upcoming article in the Travel section of the Sunday Times has already hit the web, and he's got almost nothing but great, gus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Lido, Canyon Ranch, Frank Bruni, Klime Kovaceski, Julie & Julia

    ​*Frank Bruni, recently retired restaurant reviewer from The New York Times, has been all over the media of late to promote his memoir, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater. Bruni writes about food as well as any critic in the country, some of his more cutting comments collected her ... More >>