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Jacob Anaya

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Fit to Fight: Chefs Look Back at the Shed Pounds

    In the beginning of the summer, a dozen Miami chefs entered the Fit to Fight challenge. The challenge, created by Top Chef alum Mike Isabella, started in Washington D.C., where the toque enlisted his Beltway peers to work out and raise over $30,000 for cancer support and research. The challenge was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Ten Best Chicken & Waffles in Miami

    Everybody likes chicken and waffles. How could you not? This dish is having a moment, with good reason. The perfect combination of savory and sweet means you don't have to choose one over the other. In the past couple of years, we've seen this duo pop up in brunches all over town and even claim its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Azul's William Crandall Fuses French, Asian Influences With German Heritage on New Menu

    The upscale restaurant inside Brickell Key's Mandarin Oriental, has been helmed by many top toques. Michelle Bernstein, Clay Conley, Joel Huff and Jacob Anaya have all led the kitchen of Azul at some point since its inception. A sudden closure last year during the hotel's renovation period had many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Tuesday is National Oyster Day: Get the Best Shucking Deals Around Town

    Look alive, Miami. It's time for another made-up food holiday and all the prime-priced perks that come with it. If you're all about shucking and slurping, then get excited: National Oyster Day is tomorrow. Tons of places are serving up specials in celebration of the briny aphrodisiac. Whether you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Fit to Fight: Miami Chefs Compete in Weight Loss Challenge for Charity

    Last year Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars alum Mike Isabella participated in a challenge to save lives and shed pounds in Washington, D.C. dubbed Fit for Hope. The fundraiser pitted 12 chefs against each other over the course of 12 weeks and raised over $30,000 that went towards the American Cancer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

    Things are about to change in Brickell. Whether it will be for the better remains a mystery. At this moment, several stone-gray, nearly finished highrises loom on the skyline. Work is underway on Brickell City Centre, a massive, Hong Kong-financed gigaplex of shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Third Annual Ommegang HopChef Competition at the Biltmore April 28

    Brewery Ommegang is busting out with its third annual HopChef Competition at the BIltmore Hotel on April 28, pitting several Miami chefs against each other to see who can make the best beer and food pairing. Eight prominent Miami chefs are currently in the process of developing their dishes for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Drink Like a Lannister, Eat Like a King

    On Sunday, Game of Thrones returns. After last season's bloodbath, frankly we'll need a little liquid courage before we turn on the telly. Thankfully, Ommegang Brewery has timed the release of its newest Game of Thrones-inspired creation with the season premiere. It's the new Fire and Blood Red Ale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    British Library "Discovers" Unicorn Cookbook; Miami Chefs Provide Unicorn Meat Recipes

    In celebration of April Fool's Day, we're sharing what just might be the best food-related, April Fool's Day prank ever. A while back, the jokesters at the British Library pulled a dastardly prank on the world's literate populace, which, sad to say, includes conspiracy theorists and people who eng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    OTC and Wynwood Brewing Company Three-Course Dinner Pairing and Special Release Beer Tomorrow Night

    Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami's first craft production microbrewery, has been years in the making. After two years of heavy anticipation, their taproom opened in October of last year. A grand opening was held in December, which means you have no excuse of why you've yet to sample any one of their b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Try Funky Buddha's Maple Bacon Coffee Porter at OTC Tonight

    It's Monday. You're tired, the week just got started, and Friday happy hour seems like a lifetime away. But good news! You don't have to wait five more days. Tonight, head on over to OTC from 4 p.m. through 8 p.m. and check out a very special happy hour hosted by Esquire beer columnist and Miami H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Jacob Anaya of OTC: "We're at the Beginning Stages of the Next Food Mecca"

    Since OTC opened in Brickell last year, it has become one of Miami's most popular gastropubs, known for its craft beers and eclectic food selections. There's no question that owner Michael Sullivan has a hit on his hands. In November, Sullivan brought in a new chef to helm the kitchen. Jacob Anaya, ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    OTC in Brickell: Forging a New Identity

    It's impossible to miss the mimosas at OTC, the year-old Brickell sensation. On a recent Sunday morning, they adorn every table on the porch like fizzy orange vases. The line of patrons is equally obvious. A young crowd clusters by the restaurant's counter and forms a string of cool kids that extend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    What the Heck Is a 63-Degree Egg?

    You might have seen the 63-degree egg. It pops up on several menus around town -- at OTC, MC Kitchen, Eating House, among others. But what the hell is it exactly? "It's an egg that's cooked in its shell in a water bath," explains Jacob Anaya, the executive chef of OTC in Brickell. "The water is k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Grovetoberfest, Seafood Fests, and Trader Joe's Opening

    Let's take a step back for a second to appreciate the meaning of October in Miami. While our northern counterparts are currently shivering their hind quarters as they waddle to their jobs, we're sitting on the front porch, sipping a fresh smoothie while writing this guide. Damn, it feels good to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Get Your Grove On: Grovetoberfest, Florida's Largest Beer Festival, Takes Place This Saturday

    October is such an awesome month. We sweat less and our hair doesn't get as frizzy, there are a ton of beer-guzzling Oktoberfest events, and it ends wth Halloween. One other reason that Miamians look forward to October is the annual Grovetoberfest event in Coconut Grove. Now in its third year, Grov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

    Hell yeah, it's Friday. That means it's time to eat, get hammered, and then eat again. But before you start all the revelry, let's go over the proper linguistics of Miami food and booze. Una hartura: A state of gluttony spawned by consuming excess edibles. Symptoms include paunch, immobility, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Grovetoberfest 2013: Rare Keg Tappings, Celebrity Chefs

    Grovetoberfest, the celebration of all things beer, returns to Peacock Park for a third year, bringing tents filled with over 200 different brews to the historic village of Coconut Grove on Saturday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. (Beer socialites get entry in the festival at 3 p.m.; VIP's enter at 2: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Cluck Miami: Fried Chicken, Champagne, and a 25 Percent Discount

    Got any plans for the evening of Friday, September 27? Let's hope not. Cluck Miami will kick off its first annual chicken-and-champagne event that night. Along with a slew of chefs from greater Miami, the proceeds from Cluck will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, which work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Azul Temporarily Closes; Chef Jacob Anaya Joins OTC

    Azul, the upscale restaurant that launched the careers of some of the best names in south Florida dining like Michelle Bernstein and Clay Conley, has closed temporarily during the Mandarin Oriental Miami's renovation. Cafe Sambal, located underneath Azul, has also closed. According to the hotel's P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo: Azul's Gazpacho Water Recipe

    If you've been celebrating Cinco de Mayo as long as we have -- you might be over the standard drink-cheap-margaritas -till-you-puke plans. So if you're looking for a more refined (yet still booze-heavy) approach to the holiday -- we've got you covered. This year, instead of shooting tequila - you c ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Best Chefs in America: A Peer Review For Chefs Names Miami's Finest Toques

    There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    April 10, 2012

    Azul: Huff Out, New Menu Items In

    Rumors have been swirling regarding the future of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after it was made known that executive chef Joel Huff left, almost exactly a year after he started his duties at the posh and gorgeous restaurant.Eater Miami reported that a source revealed a celebrity chef was che ... More >>

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