Greek Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    DB Moderne Kicks Off Wine Dinner With Cultural Influencers Tonight

    Tonight, DB Moderne kicks off the first of a series of wine dinners that not only calls upon the DB Moderne team, but Miami's cultural influencers. Leaders from the arts, culture, and entertainment community will take turns hosting a monthly dinner that's emblematic of their persona and outside of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Barmeli Miami: Wine and Tapas in the Upper Eastside

    When Liza Meli closes one restaurant door, she doesn't waste any time opening another one. The former owner of the now-closed Ouzo's Greek Island Taverna, Meli is currently at Barmeli Miami -- a wine shop that serves Mediterranean tapas in Miami's Upper Eastside. Fans of Ouzo's will be pleased to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    The Fare Field: Mandolin Aegean Bistro's Anastasia Koutsioukis Cooks a Fresh Feast

    With Thanksgiving in the wind and a few weeks of detox time before holiday feasts begin again, now's the perfect time to commit (at least temporarily) to eating clean, fresh, and local food. And that's what the Fare Field, Miami's local, farm-based cooking show, is all about. The third four-minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Debuts New Dishes for Art Basel

    It's starting to look a lot like Basel. Murals are going up, artists are finishing up their work, and restaurants are prepping for the madness that's up ahead. Located at the heart of Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has created new dishes and cocktails for this arty week. Short Order was recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Kouzina: Charming Greek Taverna in Midtown

    Greek cuisine is amazing when done right. If you've been to the Greek islands, you know it's all about using fresh, local ingredients like seafood taken from the Mediterranean, fresh-pressed olive oil, and local produce and making simple food beautiful. Unfortunately, many Greek restaurants in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Mina's Mediterraneo Now Open on Upper Eastside

    Yasmine Kobt's deep brown eyes have a hard time hiding her real feelings about her restaurant, Mina's Mediterraneo. The large, airy space was a dry-cleaning facility decades ago, but when Kobt recently purchased the property, it was a skeleton of a building. In a project that took more than a year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Poseidon South Beach: New, Greek, and Wonderful

    It ain't easy to open an eatery on South Beach, much less on Washington Avenue, a whirl of wandering tourists and traipsing whack jobs. But despite common misconceptions, it is possible to maintain a level of culinary integrity while setting up shop in the Wild West (South, whatever). Just ask the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Acropolis Greek Taverna to Host Grand OPA-ning Party: Free Food and Drink

    Walk into Acropolis Greek Taverna and you might swear you've just become an extra in the comedy favorite "My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The small Tampa-based restaurant chain, which has locations in New Tampa; Ybor City; Riverview; and St. Petersburg, has just opened in Coconut Grove, serving a dose of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Kouzina Greek Bistro to Open Thursday

    A month ago we jumped some plants to get a better view of the old Tapas & Tintos in midtown. This Thursday, the space will open as the Greek bistro Kouzina. Guys with strange names moved here from Greece to open the first of what they promise to be many food establishments. Kouzina will be their o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Acropolis Greek Taverna to Bring Ouzo and Belly Dancing to Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove residents get ready for an influx of belly dancing, live Greek music, flowing rivers of ouzo, and fresh seafood. Acropolis Taverna, the Florida-based small chain of Greek tavernas is planning on opening in Coconut Grove sometime late winter.The restaurant will be located on Main Highwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Taverna Opa Opens In Mary Brickell Village

    See also: Milos Estiatorio to Open in SoFi, Taverna Opa to Move to Brickell. After almost a year hiatus, Taverna Opa has finally reopened its doors. This Monday, the former South Beach spot officially relocated to Mary Brickell Village bringing along ouzo, belly dancing, napkin throwing and pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Ouzo's Is Back... On the Little River

    Look's like our hunch about River Shack was right."It was short, but not so sweet" said Liza Meoli who says the River Shack project was dropped and the location is no longer going to be sold. Instead, she has decided to bring back her old restaurant, Ouzo's, who won the New Times' Best Mediterranean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World To Miami, Part One

    Walking down Coral Way is like taking a trip around the world. Beneath the shade of the evergreen canopy created by the 90-year-old banyan trees that line Southwest 24th Street (the other name for Coral Way), doctors' offices, law firms, Radio Caracol, banks, and gas stations make up a community of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Greco Boys Grill Brings Great Greek Gyro to South Beach

    Greco Boys Grill is a new and shiny Greek gyro/souvlaki place on Alton Road and 17th Street in South Beach -- something that area was in sore need or. Obligatory blue-hued murals of the Greek islands line the walls above beige wainscot, the floors are set in cobblestoned brick for extra effect, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    78. Horiatiki at Egg & Dart

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to​78. Horiatiki at Egg & DartIt isn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Top Five Greek Restaurants: Beyond Best Of Miami 2011

    Lee KleinHoriatiki at Pega Grill​Mandolin Aegean Bistro emerged victorious as Best Greek Restaurant in this past years Best of Miami issue, and we're sticking with our decision. But that doesn't mean we never munch on moussaka elsewhere. What follows is the dope on opa -- five of our almost favori ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Gyromaniakz Debuts Today at Cauley Square, and More Trucks in Kendall

    Gyromaniakz Gyromaniakz serves fresh takes on classic Greek food.​A new food truck, Gyromaniakz, will roll for the first time tonight after several false starts and delays. The truck looks like a cross between a classic Greek diner coffee cup (the ones that read, "It's Our Pleasure to Serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Saint Sophia Greek Festival Fed a Community

    Those potatoes would have made your day. This past weekend's Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral provided just as delicious cuisine, but with a warm, old country feel.This year marked the 33rd of the family affair, which cost $5 to enter. There were tables of jewelry for sale, chatty teenagers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Bitchin' Crabcakes at Lou's Beer Garden

    John Zur​Finding Lou's Beer Garden, 2010 Best of Winner for New Bar/North, is made easier by the bright neon sign in front of The New Hotel. But it's not easy to find.The entrance is on the side of the hotel. You follow a path wreathed with green on either side, then emerge onto a concrete pool de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Where It At? Greek Salad

    Paula Niño​Since Lee Klein is on vacation, we thought we'd bring you one of his regular features. Why does he get to have all the fun? And we made it really, really easy. This is a Greek salad. Where it at? We know, all you get is bragging rights, but humor us and leave your best guess in the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Ladies Night at New Taverna Opa at Dolphin Mall

    ​The loud and lively Taverna Opa opened its third outpost last week, the latest venue being the Dolphin Mall. As with the original, which opened in Hollywood, Florida, in September  1997, and with Taverna two in South Beach, the draw is solid Greek food (including this nice looking salad) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Chef Michael Psilakis's Spicy Shellfish Yiouvesti Recipe

    Psilakis's spicy shellfish yiouvestiStill can't get enough of chef Michael Psilakis, even after last week's two-part interview, huh? We understand. After all, many Americans haven't ventured too far past Greek salad, gyros, and the occasional stuffed grape leaf, so we just gobble up whatever tidbit ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Dinner for 2 at Ariston: $34.95

    Ariston Restaurant, New Times' 2009 winner for Best Greek Restaurant, has just premiered a new set menu that makes it the Least Expensive Greek Restaurant as well. Deal is $34.95 -- for two! -- for a three course meal that includes: Choice of Greek salad, dip of the day with pita bread, or soup; gri ... More >>

  • News

    July 23, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of July 23, 2009

    "Kudos to you for aiding and abetting a scheming con artist who is out to take down one of Miami's African-American stars."

  • Dining

    July 16, 2009

    Anise Taverna Opens on Miami's Upper Eastside

    It's been here, it's been there, but this Greek place is still neither here nor there.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Restaurant Preview 2

    Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez will be debuting this Monday in the  Design District. On Tuesday the Wynwood hood, which has been quiet as an empty canvas concerning food, will finally have a restaurant: Joey's, a contemporary Italian café at 2506 N.W. 2nd Avenue. Developer Joey Goldman and ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2008

    Greek to Miami

    Ariston angles to break the curse of its Beach location.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2007

    Ouzo's Goes South

    As it becomes a bistro, the former Greek place slides in more ways than one.

  • Dining

    July 26, 2007

    Greek to Me

    Maria’s has outlasted most, for good reason

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007
  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004


    Ouzo's Greek Taverna & Bar

  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004


    Hellas Imports: Greek Food Specialties

  • Dining

    May 22, 2003

    The Opa Cabana

    The place to eat, drink, and be very very merry

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003


    Ouzos Greek Taverna & Bar

  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    Med, White, & Blue

    A Greek tavern that's friendly and inexpensive on the Beach -- why should this be unique?

  • Restaurants

    May 16, 2002
  • Dining

    July 12, 2001

    Grecian Normula

    Mylos Restaurant & Bar

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001
  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000

    Best Greek Restaurant

    Mykonos Restaurant

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999
  • Dining

    October 8, 1998
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    November 16, 1995
  • Dining

    July 14, 1993

    Zeus Would Not Be Pleased

    Greek House Restaurant

  • Dining

    March 3, 1993