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    October 14, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Opening Harry's Pizzeria in Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove has officially been deemed the next cool neighborhood. First Panther Coffee, now, Michael Schwartz has announced the opening of a Harry's Pizzeria in the tree-lined area. This second Harry's Pizza comes at the cusp of the casual eatery's third anniversary and will be located at 2996- ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Burger Beast's Croquetapalooza This Sunday: 10,000 Croquetas and a Flan Fight

    If you can't get enough of the fried goodness that is a croqueta, you'll be glad to know that this coming Sunday you can find about 10,000 of them. Dubbed Croquetapalooza, the event is the brainchild of local blogger Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast. BB is at it again, and this time it's ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink to Turn Eight; Introduces Raw Bar

    It's hard to believe but Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is turning eight in a few months, a rare feat considering that about 30 percent of restaurants are doomed to failure, according to a recent UCF study. So what keeps Michael's Genuine relevant? Restaurateur Michael Schwartz's answer is as genu ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Ravenous Pig, Terrapin, Ommegang, and Cigar City

    Another Monday morning rears its ugly head. On the bright side, this week is full of eating and drinking opportunities. From the Ravenous Pig chef and owner James Petrakis bringing his swine to Tongue & Cheek to the Broken Shaker and Pubbelly teaming up for an epic one night only Miami Spice dinner, ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    14. Bruce Ozga: School Pride Shines Through

    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 >>

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    March 19, 2014

    James Beard Finalists Announced: Miami Snubbed

    No need to book a trip to New York City for the 2014 James Beard Foundation's awards gala on May 5th, because there will be no South Florida chefs or restaurateurs to root for when the awards are announced. The James Beard finalists were announced yesterday and not one Miami connection was among th ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Ten Reasons the Design District Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Dear Design District: Thank you. On any given day, your restaurants know what I want and have what I need. Although I'm not in the habit of picking favorite neighborhoods, your eateries have impressed me the most. And they've done so consistently, which is no simple feat. It's no secret your small ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    May 9, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Take Out-Of-Towners

    Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chic ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Restaurant Michael Schwartz to Open at The Raleigh April 22 (Photos)

    We first heard that Michael Schwartz was taking over the restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel back in 2011. Now, about 1.5 years later, the opening date (and name) for the endeavor has finally been released.Restaurant Michael Schwartz will open Monday, April 22, at the iconic South Beach Art Deco hotel a ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Inexpensive Restaurants

    Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Slow Food Miami's Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Eat Locally, Start a Movement

    Slow Food Miami is holding its second annual Snail of Approval tasting party this Friday, March 15, at the James Royal Palm Hotel. From 7 to 10 p.m., the nonprofit group dedicated to advancing the local slow-food movement will honor Miami restaurants that have won the coveted Snail of Approval, a de ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Pop-Up Veuve Clicquot Champagne Trailer Coming to the Moore Building

    Trailers and booze have a long symbiotic history, but it usually involves pre-painted aluminum panels and Bud Select. Leave it to Veuve Clicquot to up the combo's class factor with an Airstream trailer tour. To celebrate the arrival of spring, the luxe champagne brand will tour the count ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Fun and Fit as a Family: For the Whole Gang

    What makes a successful culinary scene? Demand for innovation, quality and a steady pipeline of talent. Working to instill that passion in the next generation of foodies is Florida Blue who will present Fun and Fit as a Family February 23 and 24, sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitche ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Sugarcane's Dinner With Friends Series Ends With Share Our Strength Fundraiser

    Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill's Dinner With Friends series is about to come to a close with one last blow-out dinner party to benefit Share Our Strength.The series, which pairs Sugarcane's Timon Balloo with a visiting guest chef, will host its final dinner at the restaurant's new private dining space, the ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013: The Five Best Events Under $100

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is only a month away and tickets are already selling out. We know..we know. SoBe Fest is all lovely and all..and you'd love to hang out with Anthony Bourdain and Rachael Ray, but you don't have the money to invest in both Burger Bash and a car payment. We hear ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    November 1, 2012

    Michael Schwartz to Open Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Café at Design Miami

    Art Basel Miami Beach is about a month away. So it's time to stop day-dreaming about Mike Kelly's cuddly stuffed animals from last year's Tony Shafrazi booth. It's time to start making dinner reservations, before all the out-of-towners shun us from our favorite eateries. See also: - Michael Schwar ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Slow Food Miami Hosting Pies & Thighs Pie Contest and Picnic

    The slow food movement's focus on local, seasonal and sustainably grown edibles tend to evoke small town sentiment - think pie contests, farmer's markets and bake sales. But the key to this growing global movement is bringing these ideas to communities large and small. Our local branch of the crusad ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Miami's Top Ten Italian Desserts

    Because there are as many traditional Italian desserts as there are towns in Italy, Miami New Times has begrudgingly taken it upon itself to round up the top ten Italian desserts in Miami (yes, that's sarcasm, folks), because sometimes the best (and most affordable) way to get an authentic taste of ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Instagram Accounts For Great Photos of Food

    Instagram, the wildly popular photo sharing social media application, has garnered over 100 million users since its founding in 2010. Today, smart phone users now share breakfast moments and coffee breaks with the press of two or three buttons. But, for the most part, these quick snaps and shares h ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Harry's Pizzeria: My Favorite Miami Restaurant

    "What's your favorite restaurant?" That question, recently batted around at our weekly editorial meeting, got us all thinking. If we had to choose one favorite at gunpoint, what would that restaurant be, and why? Each week, a different Short Order blogger will celebrate his or her favorite eatery -- ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Chefs For Obama: Miami's Best Chefs Cook For Fundraiser

    Last evening's Chefs for Obama was a veritable who's who of the Miami culinary scene in Miami. Hosted by chef Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink) and congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the event, held at the Moore Building, was one of a ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Acme Bakery & Coffee: Finally Great Bread and Pastries Starting September 14

    See also: Acme Bakery & Coffee to Open in Midtown, Will Serve Panther Coffee, Pastry Chef Cindy Kruse Out of Acme Bakery & Coffee. Miami needs a good bakery. In fact, Miami just needs good bread. Before you start naming an endless array of mediocre bakeries in the comments section of this ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Wessel, Schwartz to Cook For Obama's Campaign Coffers

    In what could be a brash attempt to enrage some of their well-heeled, Cuban patrons, a handful of Miami's leading chefs will gather at the Moore Building in the Design District on September 18 to cook for a $250-a-head fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. For a cool grand y ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Desserts

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 in newsstands now.When dining out, it can be tough to make everyone in a group happy.; We ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Zest Nominees Include McInnis, Erickson, Phillip Ho

    This Wednesday evening, pretty much every top chef in town will gather for what's turning out to be the Academy Awards of Miami dining: Johnson & Wales University's first annual Zest Awards.The invitation-only fete, to take place at the university's Academic & Student Center, is part of ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Scott Conant, Laurent Tourondel Talk Diamonds and Dishes

    ​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is taking a detour out of South Beach for one of 2012's most unique dinners. The Diamond Dishes event on Saturday, February 25 allows a lucky few an advance peek at the new state-of-the-art Marlins' ballpark long before the very first pitch.The sold-out even ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Harry's Pizzeria Disappoints

    Most of you know by now that Michael Schwartz has opened a pizzeria named for his son Harry in the former Pizza Volante Design District space. The room has been tinkered with a bit -- industrialized, so to speak -- but the wood-burning brick hearth still spits out pizzas with thin, well-charred crus ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today

    Laine DossBourdain will be back at the 2012 SBWFF​Tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale today.If you attended last year's event you might recall Anthony Bourdain's Wheel of Death, Paula Deen riding Robert Irvine, or Guy Fieri making pizzas for one thousand of his closest ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Resorts World Miami Includes Plans For Over 50 Restaurants

    Resorts World Miami rendering shows lots of little people eating at lots of restaurants.​Resorts World Miami, the mega resort/casino/condo/convention center being planned by Genting may not be finished for a few years, but one thing's for sure -- it's going to add a hell of a lot of dining options ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Thighs and Pies and Slow Food Miami Bring Earth-Friendly Comfort Food to The Barnacle

    dustin.askins via FlickrNot that we know her personally, but it's safe to say Mother Earth believes eating locally grown foods is preferable to munching on stuff picked before it was ripe and shipped 2,000 miles.Slow Food Miami, a chapter of Slow Food USA, is on her side, encouraging people to eat g ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Michael's Genuine Celebrates Summer Wines

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink​Owner and Executive Chef Michael Schwartz and his hard-working sommelier Eric Larkee (who has been with Design District pioneer Michael's Genuine since 2009), are hosting a wine pairing dinner built completely around what they term "summer's most versatile gra ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Best Thing I Ever Ate at the Beach Was Feh

    Photo by Riki AltmanKC wasn't really shaking any booty, but he had a few girls on stage doing the job.​It's no secret that different types of crowds are attracted to particular events offered during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Those who love schwag and want to drink their ticket pric ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Chef Michael Schwartz Launches Cookbook With A Talk and A Potluck

    ​As we wrote yesterday, chef Michael Schwartz's cookbook -- Michael's Genuine Food -- is finally out. And Schwartz will make his first Miami appearance at Books & Books Coral Gables on Saturday, February 19 at 7 p.m. This isn't your average book signing, though. After a Q&A with the ch ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Five Events Under $151

    Photo courtesy of South Beach Wine & Food FestivalMing Tsai at last year's Dim Sum & Disco​As we mentioned last week, tickets to the 2001 South Beach Wine and Food Festival go on sale on October 25. But with so many high-priced tickets, how do you choose where to spend your dollars? Here a ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Merrick House Slow Food Pie Picnic in Pictures

    Trina Sargalski​It was pie heaven at the Merrick House in Coral Gables this Saturday. About two dozen pies were submitted for the contest at the Slow Food Pie Picnic.Hedy Goldsmith, pastry chef at Michael's Genuine, was the Chief Justice of Pie. The other judges were: Ariana Kumpis (Ariana's Etiqu ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Handicapping the James Beard Awards

    Consider it March Madness for gastronomic geeks: This Monday, March 22 the esteemed semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards 2010 will be whittled down to the even more esteemed finalists. In the combined spirit of great cooking and great bookies, we are offering the betting odds for who wil ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Food News Roundup: Competition, Hedy Goldsmith, Robbery, and Marlins Stadium

    There's a new food blog in town and they want to give you a Miami culinary tour. [OnlinePR]Miami-based Benihana may get bought out. [Riptide]MGFD's pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith joins "World's Largest Girlfriends Getaway" at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. [PRweb]Miami Lakes convenience store robbed for $50,0 ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    February 22, 2010

    Kris Wessel Interview, Part One

    ​Kris Wessel, a tall, lanky New Orleans native, is Miami's blue-collar superstar chef. He looks and acts it -- a laid-back demeanor, a hard work ethic, and a no-nonsense, populist approach to dining. His acclaimed Red Light Little River was carved from a ruinous space wedged in a formerly seedy mo ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    James Beard Awards 2010 - Semifinalists Announced

    And the local nominees are:Best Restaurateur - Myles Chefetz, Myles Restaurant Group, Miami Beach, FLRising Star Chef of the Year - Sam Gorenstein, BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

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    February 11, 2010

    Exclusive Interview With Katie Lee

    One of the stars of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Katie Lee is heading to Miami in two weeks to start whipping up some of her signature Southern-flavored recipes. The gorgeous cookbook author (she has two tomes out) and former wife of crooner Billy Joel, Katie Lee is a culinary force to ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Out of Season? Not at Michael's Genuine.

    Jackie SayetLeggo my lycheesIt's in between tropical downpours in the Design District as I wade through the humidity to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Summer's making its usual graceful entrance, and I'm curious about what happens to a restaurant with a menu that celebrates local foods when the ... More >>

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    February 24, 2005
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    January 16, 2003

    Car Food Survival: Altoids?

    Hey, those almost-empty water bottles and mints may go a long way someday

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    May 23, 2002

    Do the Shuffle

    A number of famous South Beach chefs have ditched their dance partners

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    June 14, 2001

    The Sweet Fruit of Hard Labor

    Living the lychee life

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    May 24, 2001

    So Good Shoji

    Shoji Sushi

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