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Frank Randazzo

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Is Maison d'Azur Owner Trying Again In Eden South Beach Space?

    Will owner of Maison d'Azur take over the burden -- er, garden of Eden? One of my most reliable sources, Strep Throat, has passed on word that Stephan Fortier, the man behind Maison d'Azur, is planning to move an upscale French/Med restaurant into the 23rd Street space formerly occupied by Eden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Twitterview Two: Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba

    Bloise' bright cuisine now has a space to match.As explained in yesterday's introductory Michael Bloise Twitterview part one, the following "twitterview" is an unedited back and forth between the Sushi Samba chef and me in queries and answers of 140 characters or less.It's sort of like a regular int ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    A Miami Chef Timeline (1986-2008)

    Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2011

    Route 9 Revisited

    ​I didn't want to have to respond to the Route 9 brouhaha, but so many untruths are out there that I really have no choice. I made four factual errors in one review -- it's pretty hard to imagine making more, and something like that obviously should never happen. I sincerely apologize to readers f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Where to Eat in Miami This Valentine's Day

    ​Valentine's Day is just around the corner and even Pollo Tropical has a Valentine's Day special going (two dine for $9.99, if you must know). If you haven't made your plans, you should probably do so now before restaurants fill up (the lovely Gibraltar is fully booked) and events sell out. Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Big Name Consulting Chefs Make Reputations Smaller

    ​It is neither unusual nor unseemly for chefs to provide their names and consulting expertise to restaurants when they ultimately won't play an integral role. Nobody, for instance, really expects to see Wolfgang Puck twirling pizza dough in the kitchen of one of his 50 Wolfgang Puck Express restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    The Randazzos Discuss Departing the Water Club

    ​Andrea Curto-Randazzo is one of Miami's best known chefs, and the restaurant she ran with her husband Frank, Talula, was for years one of Miami Beach's finest eating establishments. Last year, they left to help start a new venture -- as executive chefs of the Water Club in North Miami Beach.Yeste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Did Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo Leave the Water Club? (UPDATE)

    Has ACR left the building?Miami New Times was alerted to a Twitter post announcing Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo has bailed on her latest venture. "Former Top Chef contestant Andrea Curto-Randazzo is no longer part of The Water Club," @Miamitude reports.There's no announcement on the restaurant's websi ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Exclusive: Talula Sold, Eden Coming Soon -- Updated

    Chef Chris Lee will be creating farm-to-table dishes at Eden. ​Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo, along with hubby Frank Randazzo, has finally sold Talula. The long-suffering restaurant was put on the market a few months ago, despite Andrea's brief brush with fame on Top Chef.Coming in its place is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Talula at The Water Club, DJ at Essensia, Ortanique at School

    ​The Water Club is scheduled to open in late May in the former Miami Shooters location in the Intracoastal Mall, on the Intracoastal Waterway (3969 N.E. 163 St., North Miami Beach). The Water Club has undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishing and will seat more than 400 diners in a mix of indo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Two Opposing Views on Talula

    ​My editor told me about a dinner he'd had at Talula, and noted the lack of customers. He thinks it deserves better, while my take is that there is a reason for those empty seats. He wrote his thoughts down, and I responded:Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse: I love Talula. The 23rd Street joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Behind the Scenes: MasterChef Casting Call, Miami

    Jacob Katel​Gordon Ramsay is an asshole -- that's why he's fun to watch. So let's all watch him make amateur cooks feel like shit about themselves and their crappy food.MasterChef is new to FOX, but the program is already a UK and Australia phenomenon that has broken television viewing records in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    How Does Cork Tenderize Octopus?

    The long answer:An acquaintance of mine recently raved about a Mediterranean-style octopus dish she had at Talula. It was called "cork-braised" octopus, so her natural question to me, Mr. Restaurant Reviewer, was what effect the cork had. I answered confidently and forthrightly, as reviewers are sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Interview: Andrea Curto-Randazzo Gets The 10

    Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo​Now here's a gal who really knows her way around a kitchen: Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo of Talula. She co-owns and co-cooks with husband Frank Randazzo and has been since June 2003, dishing up eclectic eats inspired by Italy, Asia and the Southwest. They labeled their sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Talula & Rigatoni, Oceanaire & Caymus, Gonzalo & Olé, the FTC & Me

    ​Talula turns ItalianTalula restaurant recently launched Buon Appetito!, also known as Wednesday pasta night.  "We wanted to give our diners a special taste of the type of food we love cooking at home for our families," says Andrea Curto-Randazzo, the Italian chef/co-owner who opened Talula i ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2007

    Upscale Downplayed

    Talula can be what you want; the “fine” line is now more difficult to divine

  • Dining

    September 20, 2007

    The French Perfection

    Like a fine wine, Pascal’s has gotten only better with age

  • Dining

    February 22, 2007

    Martha and the Mondavis

    The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be honoring both Martha and the Mondavi winemakers at its annual tribute brunch this Sunday, and the aforementioned honorees are preparing the meal.

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005
  • Dining

    July 29, 2004
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004
  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Roe Rage

    Fish eggs, fish eggs roly-poly fish eggs; fish eggs, fish eggs, eat them up, yum

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003

    Side Dish

    See how well you know our culinary scene

  • Dining

    November 27, 2003

    The Hunt for Bubbly

    Taking the town by Dom Pérignon storm

  • Dining

    October 30, 2003

    Season Opener Part II: The Comeback Kids

    Get ready, this season is dishing up a lot of new restaurants

  • Dining

    September 4, 2003

    Talula, Baby

    The main ingredient in Talula's terrific taste? Um, it's all good

  • Dining

    July 17, 2003

    Side Dish

    It's the dog days of summer, so thank God Talula is here

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003
  • Dining

    February 27, 2003

    Birth of a Notion

    Two chefs, a marriage, and a restaurant

  • Dining

    August 29, 2002

    Honey, I Shrunk the Greens

    Micro-greens and miniature roses are all the rage in Homestead's organic farms

  • Dining

    August 15, 2002

    Norman to Open New Nest

    The king of New World cuisine is finally branching out

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    Loews Gauchos

    Gotcha: The Gaucho Room under a new chef still leaves a great taste

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Buns in the Ovens

    A chef's life leaves little room for baby

  • Dining

    September 20, 2001

    Drink in Life

    The terrorism in the Northeast can bring us together

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    A Rumi Rumination

    Rumors of its debut have been greatly exaggerated

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    Time to Wine Down

    Summer cellars

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001

    Best Steak House

    The Gaucho Room

  • Dining

    June 29, 2000

    Dish

    New Generation Chefs?

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Dish

    The Truth About Parrilladas

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000

    Side Dish

    Take her to B.E.D.

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999

    Best Steak House

    The Gaucho Room (in the Loews Hotel)

  • Dining

    February 11, 1999
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    October 2, 1997
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    July 24, 1997
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