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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Uvaggio and Touche: Top Chef Alums in Miami Have a Spotty Record

    Bravo's hit reality cooking show, Top Chef, which debuted in 2006, changed the way we look at chefs and the people who prepare high-end dishes. Its judges have included culinary luminaries like Anthony Bourdain and Food & Wine magazine editor Dana Cowin. And it has thrust more chefs before a nationa ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    "Medical Mixologist" Ryan Pafford Creates Cocktails That Will Make Your Head Spin

    When you tend bar at a restaurant where the kitchen is helmed by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh it can be difficult to stand out, but Catch Miami mixologist Ryan Pafford uses his experience as a health professional to create mind-blowing cocktails sure to attract attention. With a graduate degree in ne ... More >>

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    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Oyster Bash Was on Fire, Top Chef Injured, and Bracha's Fire-Roasted Oysters

    Oyster bash, shuck yeah! Last night, on the Hotel Victor rooftop, five chefs with seafood in their soul joined forces serving up some Island Creek Oysters. Boston chefs, Ming Tsai with Jeremy Sewall played host for the event, but it was those with restaurants in Miami that brought the heat. David B ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Bulldog Barbecue's Howie Kleinberg to Appear on Pitmasters (Video)

    Howie Kleinberg is no stranger to television. After all, he gained star status and his nickname from his stint on Top Chef Miami in 2007, along with Nemesis Urban Bistro's Micah Edelstein and Catch's Hung Huynh. Kleinberg, of course, is the chef/owner of Bulldog Barbecue and Burger. Kleinberg move ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    Catch Miami: Cool Scene, Middling Cuisine

    Hardy Hill is a man of many vests. They hide beneath his tailored suits, both lustrous and gray. He has a strong chin and coiffed George Clooney-colored hair. He favors vintage Porsches, was once listed among Extra's Most Eligible Bachelors, and rose to momentary fame after appearing on the CBS real ... More >>

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    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF: The Best of Best of The Best 2013

    If you felt slightly overwhelmed walking into last evening's Best of The Best at the Fontainebleau Hotel, you weren't alone.After receiving your complimentary Riedel glass, you were accosted by nearly 50 of the world's best chefs serving the most decadent dishes you could wrap your head and your lip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Top Chef Season 11 Miami Open Call: Michelle Bernstein Gives Us Advice

    Bravo cooking competition Top Chef has given the culinary world a lot of new names. You could argue that talented toques like Jeff McInnis, Lindsay Autry, Micah Edelstein, and Hung Huynh would have made it to the head of the class with or without a stint on the popular reality show. The competition, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    December 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The last month of the new year saw a lot of anticipated 2012 restaurants opening under the wire. Ralph Pagano's Alba at Sole On The Ocean provides classic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood with a panoramic ocean view to the northernmost parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Although the official opening i ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Catch at James Royal Palm to Open Next Week

    Catch is set to open at the James Royal Palm Hotel the first week of 2013, making it one of the first restaurants of the new year. The restaurant is the second Catch, the flagship restaurant having opened in Manhattan's Meatpacking district in 2011. As you can tell by it's name, Catch focuses on int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    November 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    November in Miami saw many anticipated restaurants opening, and a few closings that had most people surprised, indeed.  Some welcome additions to our local food scene include Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, Myron Mixon's Pride and Joy, and David Bracha's Oak Tavern.Read also:- Florida Cookery: Every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    October 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Open your windows, turn off your air conditioner and enjoy this glorious weather! It's fall in Miami and as the temperature cools off, the restaurant scene heats up!Already we're seeing restaurants come onto the scene in anticipation of the arrival of snowbirds flying south for the winter, tourists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    September 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September is a transitional month for Miami. It's the time when tropical storms and hurricanes tend to be their most active (though we had one scare it luckily turned out to be a non-event), snow birds are still up north, and many folks (especially those in the biz) take a break or a quickie vacatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    August 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Though generally slow-moving, August in Miami saw a surprising amount of new growth in the restaurant biz.Many restaurants opened including Michelle Bernstein's Crumb at the Webster and the reemergence of pop-up favorite Eating House.Speaking of pop-ups, Dining Room closed its doors on Washington Av ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, July 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, June 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings May, 2012And so it came to pass that in the month of June, in the year of 2012, The Bazaar by José Andrés finally opened in the SLS Hotel South Beach. And with it, the also-heralded (if less so) Katsuya by Starck.After numerous permit delays, Macchialina Ta ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, May 2012

    May was certainly an eventful month concerning Miami dining. A trio of favorites closed shop (Anise Taverna Rustica, Fratelli Lyon, Sustain Restaurant Bar), and newcomer Mare Nostrum dropped away faster than squid on a stripper pole.There were quite a few openings, the ones of note mostly debuting ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings, April 2012

    The return of Kevin Cory's incredible Naoe and the debut of Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing were the most notable local openings in April. China Grill's shuttering in South Beach was the big closure (although it will reopen in Brickell). Other than that, our list of exciting establishments ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, February 2012

    ​February was not the most active month for our restaurant scene. We welcomed a few notable newcomers such as Juvia, Cafe 46, and the popup Eating House, and said farewell to just a few places that really were on nobody's radar anyway -- that's probably why they closed.The real excitement is to be ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Bird Flu, Episode 14

    Photo by Joan Leong/BravoEric Ripert and Tom Colicchio.​So that's it. Arguably, Top Chef's most boring season comes to close. We started following season seven because local chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo was a contestant. But we had a feeling back during our pre-season interview that she wouldn't mak ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Top Chef and Barilla: For the Foodie in All of Us

    "You have to respect your ingredients. You have to respect the food." This according to Top Chef Ilan Hall is the recipe for success. Other advice to amateur foodies included the typical "start at the bottom, even if it means peeling garlic." And then keep a clean workspace. However his brief answer ... More >>