Short Order was recently invited to De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean to check out updates to the menu. It's been a while since our last visit to the luxury Cuban restaurant helmed by the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine," Chef Doug Rodriguez, so we were excited to taste the changes. The bad news: there ... More >>
Ben FinkIt was a genuine struggle to the topIn yesterday's installment, we listed six chefs, in alphabetical order, who at one point or another in their careers encountered a flop. We continue with the remaining half-dozen:7. Chef: Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank RandazzoFlop: Water ClubTalula fo ... More >>
David SamayoaFriday was the grand opening celebration for Douglas Rodriguez's new restaurant at the Hilton Bentley Hotel in South Beach. Party-goers gathered around the poolside terrace. Douglas Rodriguez doppelgangers, clad smartly in beige and black hats, served mojitos and platters of appetize ... More >>
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As Short Order reported last week, Gaia Ristorante, the latest venture of seasoned restaurateur Tom Billante, has opened at 101 Ocean Drive (Hilton Bentley Hotel)-- which I erroneously cited as the site of Billante's last Ocean Drive venue, ViVi. In fact, Prime Italian has moved into that space, and ... More >>
Gaia Ristorante opens today at the Hilton Bentley Hotel at 101 Ocean Drive in South Beach. This is the latest venture from Tommy Billante, the man behind Carpaccio, Luna, and a whole bunch of other successful Italian places. Gaia moves into the space formerly occupied by Vivi, one of Billante's few ... More >>