Jackie Sayet

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    June 27, 2014

    Ten Best Salads in Miami

    It's summertime, and the eating is easy and light. It's too hot for ovens, stoves, and heavy dressings and sauces. Cold food reigns supreme. Yes, we're talking salads. But not all are limited to sides and diet-conscious duty -- some are meant to be stars. Fresh produce is highlighted with hunks of m ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Best Pasta and Pastries On Calle Ocho

    Southwest Eighth Street, which runs from the edge of Brickell near Biscayne Bay straight west into the Everglades, is for many reasons considered the heart of Miami. In the latter half of the 20th century Little Havana grew up around it as hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled Cuban dictator Fidel Ca ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Renovates Kitchen, Set to Close For a Week

    In anticipation of the fall and winter season, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink will close for a week to undergo some renovations.The restaurant will close on Monday, September 17 and reopen on Monday, September 24. In that week, Michael's Genuine will undergo kitchen and upstairs office renovatio ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    When Great Chefs Flop: Bloise, Hales, Ruiz, and Others Name Menu Hits & Misses

    Photo by Jackie SayetChocolate soup is a big hit at Charlotte Bistro.​A restaurant menu is the blueprint for a chef's imagination, a compilation of creations assembled with the hope that ingredients and descriptions will prove popular with diners. Regardless of the type of restaurant -- from hot d ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Is New Breeding Ground for Talented Cooks

    Photo by Jackie Sayet​The Miami Culinary Institute, the culinary arts school of Miami Dade College, celebrated the opening of its 34,000-square-foot green building April 14. The school, which took its first group of students in January, will try to change culinary education by training students to ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Sakaya Kitchen A Go-Go Coming Soon to a Street Near You

    Jackie SayetAll in fun: Burger Beast hands over the keys at Saturday's art walk​You read right: more mobile Sakaya Kitchen is coming Miami's way. With the popularity of Dim Ssam a Go Go, Sakaya Kitchen chef/owner Richard Hales already had plans of doing a second food truck. And the opportunity arr ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    The Genuine Kitchen: Florida Lobster 13 Ways, Plus a Recipe for Miniseason

    Ben Fink, Ben Fink PhotographyWhat lies beneath is tasty.​The Genuine Kitchen column features recipes and tips for your home cooking by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz and his team at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. His first cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Oysters at Area 31

    Jackie Sayet​As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to

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    May 7, 2010

    New Times Finalist for Three Association of Food Journalist Awards

    Photo by C. StilesThese pigs unfortunately couldn't Babe their way out of their fate.​The finalists for the Association of Food Journalists Awards were revealed yesterday, and the Miami New Times was nominated for three awards, more than any other alternative weekly in the country.Staff writer Gus ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    James Beard Award Semifinalist Interviews: Michael Schwartz and Hedy Goldsmith

    Jackie SayetMichael's Genuine talent.​This week we're interviewing our local culinary superstars up for James Beard Awards. This is the first year that the Foundation has released its "long list" of semifinalists, stretching out the waiting period one more month. On March 22, restaurant and chef f ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chocolate Soup at Charlotte Bistro

    Jackie Sayet​As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to

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    February 16, 2010

    The Genuine Kitchen: Roses Are Red... These Cupcakes Are, Too

    Jackie SayetHedy Goldsmith's Red Velvet Cupcake​The Genuine Kitchen column features recipes and tips for your home cooking by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz and his team at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. For this installment, Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith guest blogs ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 30, 2009

    The Genuine Kitchen: All Hot and Buttered Rum

    Jackie SayetRyan Goodspeed's Hot Buttered Rum, complete with cinnamon-dusted cinnamon swizzle stick, of course​James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink brings his and his team's knowledge to your home cooking with The Genuine Kitchen column. A guest b ... More >>

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    December 20, 2009

    Travel Channel's Man V. Food Plans Live "Entertainment Extravaganza" in Miami for Superbowl

    Jackie SayetKingdom come?​Man V. Food, a Travel Channel show chronicling the competitive eating adventures of host Adam Richman, is now promoting a live eating challenge event in Miami on the Wednesday before Superbowl. You can visit the show's website for a sneak peek of the February 3 festivitie ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    The Genuine Kitchen: Hedy Goldsmith is Sweet on Basil Ice Cream

    James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink brings his knowledge to your home cooking with a new column, The Genuine Kitchen. A guest blogger for this installment, Michael's Genuine Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith shares a recipe and thoughts on basil ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    A Joy Wallace BBQ & Picnic Production Now Parking and Peddling Smoked Ribs Outside Gardner's Markets

    Jackie SayetFollow the signs.​Thanks to a newly minted marriage of convenience between the folks at Gardner's and local catering outfit, A Joy Wallace, you can now go crazy on freshly-smoked pork ribs and sauce in the gourmet grocery's parking lots across the city. In exchange for a cut of the sal ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Conquering the Lunch Crunch with Seafood Salad at Mr. Yum

    Jackie SayetSeafood Salad at Mr. Yum​Who: Food Tweeters @ktchntrvwr and @ergagit joined by three work buddies What: Seafood SaladWhere: Little Havana at Mr. YumWhen: This past Friday, 1:00 p.m. Why: @ergagit lost a Top Chef bet to @ktchntrvwr (guessing who would win last Wednesday's Bocuse d'Or ep ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    The Genuine Kitchen: Grilled Leg of Lamb with Cranberry Salsa Verde

    Jackie Sayet​Big, fat, oven-roasted turkey - check.  Stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce - check.  Grilled leg of lamb with cranberry salsa verde? Oh yes! Check please! Whether it's Thanksgiving, or a big family get-together, this twist on a traditional staple will wow 'em.  Bone-in l ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    "Shame on Them" Says La Sandwicherie Owner Regarding Case of Deja Chew At La Baguette

    Jackie SayetSeeing Double: Can you tell the difference? We did when we tasted both. La Sandwicherie had the decency to shmear a bit of mayo on the bread, which actually made a huge difference. And they didn't forget the olives.​La Baguette, the sandwich counter that recently opened up shop at 427 ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Cookie Monster Veggie Monster: Top 5 Unhealthy Vegetable Meals

    I'm still the Cookie Monster biatch!​One of the top 10 searches on Google this hour is Cookie Monster Veggie Monster, and we are happy to report that the good old blue and cookie lovin' Cookie Monster the world knows and loves is here to stay, he will not be replaced by Veggie Monster as internet ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    On the Presidential Menu: Health Care Reform and Sinking Chocolate Ball?

    Jackie SayetThe President's "Sinking Chocolate Ball"? Nah, this one's from Meat Market. ​Health care reform may not yet be a slam dunk for the President, but sinking was a theme on the menu at the Democratic Party fundraiser last night at the Fontainebleau Hotel on South Beach.A source present at ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Gulas y Gambas: Don't Get Squirmish, Eat These Baby Eels with Shrimp

    Jackie SayetCreepy, squiggly, tasty. Gulas (baby eels,) get them in your belly.​Gulas sound like something you'd more likely find lurking in your neighborhood on Halloween than on your dinner plate.  But last night at Xixon, the Coral Way Spanish tapas restaurant with a New Times Best Of to ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour Shines Sweetly at W South Beach Hotel: Pistachio Semifreddo and Olive Oil Ice Cream

    Jackie SayetUnusual trio delights the palate.​During a complimentary press dinner Tuesday night at Solea, we were treated to a dip in humidity and a pistachio semifreddo that signaled talent was making pastries in the W South Beach Hotel kitchen.  The man behind this cooling and creamy lime g ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    A $30 Hamburger? If It Says Kobe, Don't Buy It

    Jackie SayetWhere's the boeuf? Gordon Biersch's new "German Kobe Burger" is one tasty number, but it's neither from Germany nor Japan.​Twenty-five dollar hot dogs? $30 hamburgers? That's what Prime 112 charges for what it calls Kobe beef.The problem is, the high buck meat isn't always what is adv ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    September 11, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Inevitable

    Jacob KatelStay tuned. Next week Short Order goes Behind The Line at MIA at Biscayne.​Did you know that there's a Miami Police Department Café...and that back in 08' they caught a restaurant inspection violation for "identity of food product misrepresented?". According to WPLG10 it was for mislab ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Pig Out: Au Pied De Cochon Flips the Switch on 24/7 Due to Late Night Liquor License Issues

    Jackie SayetMore light than night for this little piggy​It's official. As of last Sunday (August 30,) the Au Pied de Cochon outpost on South Beach is the only one company-wide unable to sustain a 24 hour business.According to the general manager, the restaurant was unable to secure late night auth ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Plato Royale: Shrimp Pad Thai Takeout at Sushi Siam Vs. Siam Rice

    Jackie SayetIt's a takeout takedown: Sushi Siam (left), Siam Rice (right)​Even distribution of components. Balance of both sweet and savory, raw and cooked. The right color.  Perfect protein doneness.  Above all else, perfect noodle clump.  You guessed it.  It's time to rate As ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    10 Reasons Why We're Flipping Out about Dolphin Mall's First Ever Restaurant Week

    Jackie SayetHeeeere Flipper, Flipper...​Yesterday the Dolphin Mall announced a new restaurant week promotion, running September 11 - 20.  Here are 10 reasons to dig right in!10. There's nothing quite like spending 9/11 shopping and stuffing your face at the mall.9. They so generously squeezed ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Man Holey: If Had Asked, We Think the Manliest Miami Restaurants Are...

    Jackie SayetOld Spice sent us a press kit for its new deodorant. Residue is not manly.​ is running a poll to find America's most macho man caves, and we're weighing in -- not that they asked or anything.  Currently listed as Miami's entry (via,) is Kingdom, which ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Asian Home Cooking Demystified, One Wok Star at a Time

    Angie ChenWokking it out​What do three accountants, two food bloggers, a planning director at Macy's, a college student and his mom, and a special events associate at United Way have in common?  Don't feel bad if you're stumped, because last week, the answer would be not much.  Not even ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Plato Royal: Po' Boys at Bulldog BBQ and The Spot

    Jackie SayetTop to bottom: Jerk Fried Shrimp Po' Boy with seasoned fries at The Spot and Shrimp & Oyster Po' Boy with sweet potato fries at Bulldog BBQ​From a pizza invasion to po' boy sandwiches.  Ok, it's not quite an invasion yet, but down home Louisiana cuisine seems to be surfacing i ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    New Ownership at The Gastropub at Jake's in South Miami also Opening "Cherry on Top" in Coconut Grove... Plus, Gables Rivera Pizza Shutters

    Jackie SayetSame face manning the bar, Sean Patrick Gilroy​It was a deal owner Patrick Gleber (also of Tobacco Road) couldn't refuse.Baruch Pletner, an Israeli entrepreneur, strolled into Jake's last Tuesday and expressed interest in purchasing the newly renovated Jake's.  Fast forward to tod ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Mr. Chow Arrives, Oscar G Is Coming, And More Pizza, Hot Dogs, BBQ On The Way

    Jackie SayetThe red and white tiles are in​Mr. Chow, located in the W South Beach (2201 Collins Avenue), will begin to take reservations today, August 3rd, and open the doors tomorrow, Tuesday night. For reservations call 305-695-1699.Five Guys is at it again. John and Raquel Catalano, owners of t ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Dining Out with Hialeah Mayor Robaina and a Top 11

    Jackie Sayet Taberna owners Ignacio and Laura are the bread in this mayor sandwich The "City of Progress" will finally live up to its moniker if Julio Robaina has anything to do with it.  But don't expect him to go behind the line if it involves more than a photo op!  Trust us; we t ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    You Know You've Impressed Fellow Animal Lovers At Bar Rosso's Pooches and Piccolini When...

    Jackie SayetI fetch like a dog. Can I come, too?Your frisky feline struts her stuff to the soiree on a leash. Kitty extends a peace paw to Jack Russell.You show up dressed as your pet.Your pet shows up dressed as you. Fido gets carded, and flashes his own collar-handy ID, his graduation certifi ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Plato Royal No. 1: Oriental Ceviche at La Cofradia Ceviche Bar Vs. Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & LATAM Grill

    Jackie SayetThe Oriental Ceviche battle: La Cofradia (top,) Jaguar (bottom)They're taking over Miami, one lime-cured corvina morsel at a time.  You know what I'm referring to...  The dish of the moment is ceviche!  We are a town obsessed with piles of lipsmacking, citrus-cured seafood ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Sushi Siam at the Plaza on Brickell: The Countdown Goes On, and On, and On

    Jackie Sayet When will it be our turn to chow? What a tease.  Ever since Sushi Siam shuttered at its former home in the Four Ambassadors Hotel last year, Brickell has had a serious shortage of good quality, upscale casual Asian eats.  So when the Coming Soon sign hiding on that open ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Ode to the Publix Cafe Lady

    Jackie Sayet The commuter-friendly 'grab and go' counter is the first of its kind for Publix in Miami(To the tune of Adam Sandler's Lunch Lady Land)Open up at 6 a.m.Got on my sage green polo Served croquetas de jamonCon un poco de amorGot no clue why we sell gallon jugs of milkJust know every ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    When the Going Gets Tough, Christine's Roti Shop Does Breakfast

    Jackie Sayet Surviving with a smile Raise a white flag in trying times?  Nonesense.  After 17 years in business, Christine Gouveia flipped a big white bird at all the naysayers, the pouters and the wallowers, and instead chose to open her Roti Shop four hours&nb ... 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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    May 22, 2009

    Drink Up at Level 25, Luna Cafe, Meat Market and More

    It's going to be a long weekend, whether or not you plan to get all up in the Memorial Day craziness.  Here are some classy liquid opportunities to wind up before ....or down after... Jackie Sayet Keep the planet top of mind at Go Green Tuesdays, menu to be announced soonBody Mind and Pl ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Jake's in South Miami Goes Gastro

    Jackie Sayet This little piggy goes to the kitchen. Cue the violins. Jake's in South Miami has come of age, and it's feeling a little frisky. Now dubbed The Gastropub at Jake's, this neighborhood watering hole est. 2001 has updated its decor and menu, focusing on shareable dishes. "It was im ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Ray the Hot Dog Man: An artist sells eats

    Jackie Sayet Nothing's fishy about Ray Trout's dogs Ray Trout is owner of Sun, Cloud & Rain Hot Dog Stand. "I realized after I named it, that I'd have to be out here no matter what," he says.  It's a hearty commitment, but Ray looks the part.  His sombrero shades ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    Complimenti, Cioppino

    Jackie Sayet Rissoto that's the real dealIf your DNA contains X and Y chromosomes and you have a pulse, it's impossible to strut the streets of Italy without learning how to handle constant harrassment from cliques of brazen young Italian stallions. "Complimenti!" ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    The Ike Turner Friday - Weekly Wrap Up

    Stay tuned and maybe next week we'll tell you what the hell this is. Friday, beautiful Friday, baby I missed you so much, it's been too long, good to see you. Glad you're back, don't ever leave girl, promise, I need you in my life right now. This past week's been nothin' without you, all those ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    No Curry? No Worry

    Jackie Sayet Just chop and saute the warty Karela (bitter melon) with curry to jazz up rice, noodles or a saladKnow how to tell when an ethnic restaurant is authentic? Check out the regular clientele. At Spice 'N' Curry in Sweetwater, you won't find tourists or South Beach jet set. Just some ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Bali Hai Preview with Chefs Oscar del Rivero and Sean Brasel

    This Sunday, April 5, will mark the 15th annual Bali Ha'i event, an outdoor soiree of culinary delights from restaurants around Miami to celebrate the Kampong. On Thursday, I set out to get advance tastes of one fish dish and one meat dish, from two talented and charming chefs, Oscar del Rivero of ... More >>

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