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    September 30, 2014

    Chopped Champions Winner Diana Sabater Talks Giorgio Rapicavoli and Moving to Miami

    Last week, Giorgio Rapicavoli found himself in familiar territory as he faced Chopped judges for the third time in the dessert round of the first-ever Chopped Champions. The only difference this time around was that once Ted Allen lifted the silver cloche, Rapicavoli lost. Diana Sabater, a single m ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Five Wines in Two Hours, Half-Off Tapas, Ceviche Delivery

    How is it September already? With only a couple of more weeks's left of Miami Spice and 174 restaurants serving up three-course meals, you have plenty to do this week. But just in case you're craving ceviche or copious amounts of wine for $10, we've rounded up this week's best eats and drinks. See ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Ice Cream at Icebox Cafe, Dinner and a Movie at SushiSamba

    Not-so-happy Monday. The weekend came and went too fast -- another year, another Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week in the books. If you missed the action, don't feel so bad. You got to skip out on deadly traffic, nightmarish parking, and walking through puddles with shoes in hand -- what some people ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week: GastroPod Pop-Up, Eat in the Dark, and Martinis

    Oh hai, Monday -- it's you again. We were hoping this weekend was just a dream, only to wake up this morning and realize that Lebron leaving our home to go back to his is still true. You know what eases the pain? Booze. And food. There's plenty of that going on this week to make you forget all abo ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Restaurants

    Best of Miami 2014 has finally arrived. You can pick up our epic guide to all things Miami on Thursday, or check out the full list of winners online now if you just can't contain yourself. This year's edition is filled with over 300 of our favorite bars, bites, and places to snack. Miami's culinary ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Veritage Miami Interactive Dinner: Guests Cooked With Miami's Top Chefs (Photos)

    Anyone who is even remotely into food should also be into cooking classes. Unless, you work in a kitchen yourself, chances are you could always use a few tips and pointers. This past Friday night, Veritage Miami's Interactive Dinner at the InterContinental Miami brought together local culinary ent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Miami Chefs Share Their New Year's Resolutions

    What's your New Year's resolution? Is it to take better care of yourself or find a new job? Maybe you want to go back to school to finish that degree or pay down those credit cards.

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    November 22, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Books, Movies, Beer, and PIG

    This weekend is a multimedia extravaganza of entertainment with something for just about everyone. Do you miss Carrie Bradshaw and the girls? Why not make a date to have Cosmopolitans with them! Nose always stuck in a book? There's an entire weekend of activities for you. And if your tastes run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Macchialina Splits with Pubbelly, Plans Additional Changes

    Macchialina, the rustic Italian restaurant on Alton Road, has parted ways with the Pubbelly Restaurant Group. It had operated under the same umbrella as Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi, Barceloneta, and PB Steak. Now, chef Michael Pirolo and general manager Jen Chaefsky have assumed full control of operat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Blue Collar's Danny Serfer Lists His Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Danny Serfer gets a lot of love. Blue Collar fans rave over the tiny restaurant's $16 veggie plate. They also laud his less salubrious offerings: vaca frita-topped tostones, wild Florida shrimp jambalaya, and the famed "Corben" -- a heaping portion of brisket, Portuguese muffins, jus, latkes, and ap ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2013
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    October 4, 2013

    Giorgio Rapicavoli's Five Favorite Miami Restaurants

    At Eating House in Coral Gables, Giorgio Rapicavoli serves Tang mimosas, Cap'n Crunch pancakes, and croquetas banh mi. When he isn't at his restaurant, the playful chef seeks out cool spots and laid-back, neighborhood joints. Here, in his own words, are his favorite restaurants in Miami.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Beer, Bourbon, and Chicken

    Beer shows up a lot in this weekly guide. It could be that there are just lots of local free beer events all the time, and it could also be that we have a free beer radar. Either way, we offer you a couple things to keep yourselves busy this week after work. And, yes, free beer is included.

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    August 27, 2013

    Cluck Miami: Fried Chicken, Champagne, and a 25 Percent Discount

    Got any plans for the evening of Friday, September 27? Let's hope not. Cluck Miami will kick off its first annual chicken-and-champagne event that night. Along with a slew of chefs from greater Miami, the proceeds from Cluck will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, which work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    El Rey Takes the Crown at Magic City Casino Frita Showdown

    In a shock to attendees, frita fanatics and the Miami Twitterverse El Rey de las Fritas' Cuban hamburger bested the creation of Ortelio Cárdenas, El Mago de las Fritas, at Burger Beast's first ever Frita Showdown at Magic City Casino Wednesday night. See also: Miami's Top Ten Fritas Cubanas

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    August 1, 2013
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    July 29, 2013

    Iron Fork Pre-Sale Ends This Afternoon

    This year's biggest event for food lovers, the Miami New Times' Iron Fork and Miami Spice kickoff event, presented by the Downtown Development Authority, is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, August 1. Today is your last chance to purchase ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 11, 2013
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    July 9, 2013

    John Kunkel's Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Chefs and restaurant owners spend their days dedicated to the fryer, the office, and the dining room. Which means that when they have time to dine out, they stick to the places they love. John Kunkel has opened three successful restaurants in the past two years: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Khong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Edge, Red, J&G Grill, Charles Street and More Join Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff at Arsht Center

    The summer's biggest gastronomic gathering is less than a month away. Miami New Times' Iron Fork and the Miami Spice Kick Off will take place on August 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Guests of the culinary soiree will watch chefs Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek and Giorgio Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits

    Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    8. Larry Carrino of Brustman Carrino Public Relations

    We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Top Chefs Name Favorite Beers: Flying Dog in Heat Wheat Among Them

    The restaurant industry basically runs on booze and cigarettes, so it's no surprise that most chefs have more than a little knowledge when it comes to libations. Pair a trained palate with a taste for craft brews -- and you've got yourself some serious experts on all things beer. So in honor of Ame ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    11. Paula DaSilva of 1500° at Eden Roc

    Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it. As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    12. Robert Tejon of Misfits Home-Brewers and Gravity Brewlab

    A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls. But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    13. Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann of Proper Sausages

    Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts. What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    14. Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream

    You won't find tostones at Azucar on Calle Ocho. Nor will you turn up flan, at least not in its usual form. Suzy Batlle's ice cream shop, inspired by the memory of her abuela -- hand-makes ice cream and yogurt every day. The flan comes in three different flavors; pumpkin, caramel and coconut. Yet B ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    16. Muriel Olivares of Little River Market Garden

    The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done. There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    17. Margie Pikarsky of Bee Heaven Farm

    Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Brooks vs. Erickson at Heart of a Chef

    Two of Miami's best chefs will go head-to-head this Sunday at the annual Heart of a Chef festival and culinary competition. Normally, we'd frown on chefs fighting, but this epic battle is for a good cause. Heart of a Chef is a fundraiser for the Florida Heart Research Institute. This Sunday, Apri ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Miami Eats at Miami Science Museum: The Science of Food

    For most people, dinner appears on the table, as if by magic. But what, exactly, goes on in the process of getting all those fruits, vegetables, and proteins to your family?  Tomorrow, April 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Miami Science Museum will explore that theme with their totally cool Miami ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Best Chefs in America: A Peer Review For Chefs Names Miami's Finest Toques

    There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Announces 2013 Semifinalists: Miami Gets Several Nods

    The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for 2013, and South Florida has seven reasons to be very proud.This is actually the beginning of the long road to winning a coveted James Beard Award. The semifinalist list will be whittled down Mar ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Sear'N Gears: Michael's Genuine Chef Plans Gourmet Fare on a Bike

    Meet Aleric Constantin, current grill cook at Michael's Genuine and the cycling chef. Aleric attended Le Cordon Bleu, and upon his graduation worked in the kitchen of Eating House for a six-month period before moving on to Michael's Genuine.His time with Giorgio Rapicavoli and presently Michael Schw ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Happy Repeal Prohibition Day: Miami's Chefs Tell Us Their Favorite Drinks

    If you think government is meddling in your affairs now (we're talking to you, Fox News), you should have been around in the early 20th Century, when Christian organizations and the federal government decided that most of our country's ills -- such as poverty, mental illness, crime, and bad behavior ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    November 9, 2012

    Crumb on Parchment MB Closes, OTC, Eating House to Open, Bourdain Gets a Chocolate Bar

    It's Friday and we know you're counting down the hours until you can head out for happy hour, but there's a lot happening in the food world that we want to share with you. We figure we'll break all this intel into bite-sized pieces, easily digestible for the start of the weekend:

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    October 24, 2012

    Miami's Best Team Up For March Of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    Miami's culinary elite will come together Thursday evening, October 25, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach for the 15th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special "meet the chefs" reception, sees chef chair Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Eating House, The Broken Shaker Turn Easter Candy Into a Boozy Brunch

    On Sunday, the Easter Bunny will hippity hop over to Miami, leaving a trail of candy in his wake. You could just eat the Peeps and Cadbury creme eggs he leaves you-- or you can turn them into a delicious boozy Easter brunch.We asked Miami's favorite pop-ups -- Eating House and the Broken Shaker to s ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Miami Chefs Talk About Their Favorite Events

    ​Chefs are busy people. When the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town, many of them are even busier than usual. Poor, poor chefs: They're either working so hard at the festival or working so hard because of all the extra foodies in town for the festival that they don't g ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    What Bernstein, D-Rod, Reidt, and Other Chefs Want For Christmas

    The Gastrovac. David, take note.There are thousands of comestibles and cooking gadgets on the market, but you would think most chefs have just about every conceivable piece of equipment they might possibly want -- and we know they have access to all sorts of foods. But it turns out that there are va ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Charles Robinson Benefit: 660 at The Angler's to Host Basel Jazz Brunch December 4

    Courtesy of 660 at The Angler'sA monstrosity of a burger (and by monstrosity, we mean beauty)​In an effort to offer great food for a great cause, 660 at the Angler's is hosting a Jazz Benefit Brunch December 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be a perfect finale to Art Basel weekend in Miami Beach.D ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    12 Most Memorable Bites of 2010

    Lee KleinBuena Vista Deli's Quiche​I can't say with certainty that these are the best meals I had over the past year -- I'm probably forgetting a taco grabbed on the road to Homestead or something. But these 12 dishes somehow seared themselves most upon my memory, which is what a great plate of fo ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Martorano and 660 Expand, Chowhound Splits, Nobu Goes On The Road

    ​Bet On This Being A WinnerSteve Martorano of the famous Café Martorano on Oakland Park Boulevard, brings his brash Italian fare to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this February with the opening of Martorano's -- a 7,400-square-foot restaurant with inside and outside seating for approxi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Chefs Club Miami & Whole Foods Market: An Unholy Alliance

    ​"Begun in 2006 as a series of intimate, word-of-mouth chef gatherings at restaurants all across South Florida, Chefs Club Miami -- now boasting a membership of more than 30 of the town's culinary innovators and restaurant industry honchos -- is proud to announce its recent partnership with Whole ... More >>

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