Grand Cayman

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    1. Michael Schwartz: Genuine Culinary Genius

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a unique flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Hedy Goldsmith Inspired by Rare Rum: A Cupcake is Born (Recipe)

    If you've ever wondered how a recipe is created, here's a chance to get inside the head of one of Miami's sweetest chefs. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's executive pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, has created a Stormy Seven Fathoms cupcake with coconut lime frosting. The cupcake is an Island holiday i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    18. Cindy Hutson: Jersey Girl Roots; Island Heart

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Cindy Hutson to Open Zest in Downtown Miami

    Chef Cindy Hutson is expanding her Miami presence with the announcement of the opening of her latest concepts, Zest and Zest Mrkt. The restaurant, set to open in fall/winter 2014, will be located at Southeast Financial Center at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. The 1.225-million-square-foot space is Florida' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Camana Bay in Grand Cayman: Miami Connections, Local Flavors

    Just about an hour's flight from Miami lies Grand Cayman, the largest of three islands that make up the Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman is best known for two things -- beautiful beaches and international banking. The island, filled with pristine hotels and condos lining the sugar sands of Seven Mile Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Clean Bites on the Beach

    On a recent weekend trip to Grand Cayman, I was pleasantly surprised to notice how many restaurants participate in the slow food movement. Even on an island that's not known for its lush, rainforest environment, farmers are successfully growing everything from eggplant to guava. During the island's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Sixthman's Non-Stop 2014 Music Cruisin' Lineup: Kid Rock, Kiss, Paramore, More!

    Ever dream about drinkin' a brew with Kid Rock in Redneck Paradise? Well, wake the hell up. Because that's a real place, where golden sands, bikini-less babes, tatted-up dudes, and treasure chests of American Badass-brand beer await. So if you wanna party on a boat with the U.S. of A's favorite ra ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013
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    October 29, 2013

    Restaurant Michael Schwartz: The Prettiest Outdoor Dining on the Beach

    South Beach has never looked as good as it does this sun-drenched afternoon. You're sitting beneath the sea grape tree at Restaurant Michael Schwartz and watching two dudes play catch with a foam football in the Raleigh Hotel pool. Children romp in the water and beg their parents for more soda and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

    This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Talks Work, Home Brew, and What's Ahead For Miami

    Michael Schwartz isn't sure about a few things. He doesn't know how many hours he works in a day, whether his employees think he's a good manager, or where exactly he's taking his restaurant group next. What he does know is this: a lot has changed since he landed his first restaurant gig 33 years ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 18, 2013
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    July 18, 2013

    Niven Patel Takes Over Michael's Genuine Food & Drink; Bradley Herron Promoted

    Changes abound at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, the flagship restaurant by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. Bradley Herron, formerly chef de cuisine at the Design District staple, now serves as executive chef for the Genuine Hospitality Group -- a brand that includes Harry's Pizze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The Cypress Room Keeps It Classy in the Design District

    The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Dishes About Cypress Room and New Projects

    Michael Schwartz has a lot on his plate.While the paint has barely dried on his new Design District restaurant, the Cypress Room, the chef and restaurateur is working on finalizing his place at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and is planning an eatery at the new SLS Hotel in Brickell, schedule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Florida Man Nearly Dies After Swallowing Two Pounds of Coke on Cruise

    Ever get home and regret eating that gas-station hot dog earlier in the day? You got nothing on Norman Mosch. Or maybe you have a friend who always talks you into doing stuff you inevitably question later, like that extra shot of Patrón at LIV? Norman Mosch scoffs at your woe.Police say Mosch, 65, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Chefs

    Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Michael Schwartz to Open the Cypress Room March 27 (Photos)

    Michael Schwartz is not a white-tablecloth kind of restaurateur. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, his flagship place, uses placemats. Harry's Pizzeria, a neighborhood pizza shop, has bare tables. But his fourth restaurant (his third is an outpost of Michael's Genuine in Grand Cayman) has many white ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain's Crazy Cayman Tweets: "Clearly We Are Fucked"

    At first maybe we thought Anthony Bourdain hired a new publicist....or got stronger meds because we haven't heard much "bad boy" stuff coming from the author/television host/chef.Instead of the usual snark, bile, and teeth, the new year brought a new Bourdain complete with live-tweeting an episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Ortanique's Cindy Hutson Advising Bahamas Resort's Restaurant

    Cindy Hutson, chef and co-owner of Coral Gables mainstay Ortanique on the Mile, has been hired by the Dunmore Resort at Harbour Isles in the Bahamas to revamp the restaurant's menu and in-room service. Dunmore owner Gil Besing, who bought and revamped the property in 2010, discovered Hutson via a G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Mickey Mouse vs. Micky Arison: Disney Bringing Cruises to Port of Miami

    ​Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Create Menus for Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

    ​Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Take Over Restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel

    Photo by Ben FinkMichael Schwartz to take over F&B operations at the Raleigh Hotel.​The Raleigh Hotel has confirmed that Michael Schwartz is on board to create a new restaurant concept for the iconic South Beach hotel.In addition, Schwartz will oversee all food and beverage operations at the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Follow-Up MGFD With Harry's Pizzeria

    Courtesy of Michael's Genuine​It was only a matter of time, right? Michael Schwartz will follow up his two Michael's Genuine Food & Drink locations in Miami and Grand Cayman with Harry's Pizzeria, a "casual neighborhood joint featuring the chef/restaurateur's fresh, simple, pure, and local foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Interview With Chef Josh Becker of the DiLido Beach Club, Part 1

    Chef Josh Becker working beachside at the DiLido.​At 28 years old, chef Josh Becker is riding high. He's behind the burner at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club, where he serves meals in a gorgeous beachside setting, and his cuisine is being featured in Lufthans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Tortuga's Rum Cakes Can't Get You Drunk, But They Do Pack A Punch

    via Niehoff Marketing Associates4 oz. rum cake with berries​Recently, a friend delivered a six-pack of 4oz. Tortuga rum cakes ($66.95 for 2-six packs shipped to the U.S.) from Nassau, Bahamas. They came in an ornate, hexagon-shaped box vacuum-sealed to lock in freshness. I first smelled rum and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Books & Books is Finally Bringing a Bookstore to Downtown Miami

    ​Shamefully there's only one bookstore within City of Miami limits, and that's in Coconut Grove. Which isn't exactly centrally located. Finally, local, independent book chain Books & Books is opening a window to the literally world in the urban core of the city with a small location set to ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ortanique in Grand Cayman, Ducasse in Puerto Rico

    File under "So Near And Yet So Far"...Ortanique opened in Grand Cayman last week, joining Michael's Genuine Food & Drink as well as Eric Ripert's Blue (in the Ritz-Carlton). Executive chef is Sara Mair, a Caribbean native best known as a contestant on Top Chef: Miami, but who was also chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Royal Caribbean Gourmet Series Features Local Chefs

    Michael Schwartz will be hosting a foodie cruise onboard the Freedom of the Seas in early January. ​Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is offering a special gourmet series aboard its Freedom of the Seas with some of the top chefs in the country. Guests will participate in a cocktail reception with a cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Cayman Cookout Chef Interview: Host Eric Ripert Shares How to Eat Local On-Island, Proves Chivalry is not Dead

    If you have your pointer finger on the pulse of the global food community and its star chefs, you would know this past weekend was the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman's second annual Cayman Cookout.  We're speaking of the island rendezvous of illustrious professional cooks including Jose Andrés, Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Cayman Correspondence: Post-Flight Sushi at Taikun, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

    Jackie Sayet​Taikun is an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 1, 2009
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    June 11, 2009

    Queensryche wrapping up Summer Tour November 14 at Revolution

    Can't afford/don't want to spend a few hundred dollars to get Ship Rocked? That's understandable, but no excuse to eschew your responsibility as an American to support heavy metal. Queensryche is touring all summer and has announced a date at Revolution just before heading off to Grand Caym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Get Shiprocked with Queensryche, Skid Row, Tesla and More

    Looking to go on a music cruise but can't stand the sight of hippies? Well the Jam Cruise is out of the question, but Shiprocked could be right up your alley. Departing on Sunday, November 15, Shiprocked will head to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman before returning to Port Everglades ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    Rapture of the Deep

    A voyage into the murky underworld off Key Largo turns deadly

  • News

    December 19, 1996

    Bud Men

    Despite the risks, local pot farmers have taken homegrown high-tech

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Sell It or Smell It

    Potatoes are plentiful, but green beans are scarce. Okra abounds, and tomatoes are holding their own. If it weren't for Allapattah's terminal market, Miamians would have no food for thought.