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James Beard Foundation

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Gaston Acurio at La Mar for James Beard Benefit Next Tuesday

    If you have yet to make it to La Mar and try Gaston Acurio's Peruvian fare, you might want to mark your calendar for next Tuesday, September 23, because the celebrity chef will be making an appearance at Brickell Key's snazzy cebicheria. In benefit of the James Beard Foundation, La Mar and executi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Carla Pellegrino's James Beard Dinner Preview: An Ode to Seafood

    If Tuesday night was a practice run for Carla Pellegrino's date at the James Beard House next week, we wish we were residents of New York so we could relive it all over again. Come June 11, Carla will make her way to he James Beard House where she will host her sixth dinner at the JBF. In case you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Carla Pellegrino Hosts James Beard Dinner Preview at Touche Tuesday

    Carla Pellegrino is a forced to be reckoned with. The Top Chef alum went head to head with Bobby Flay in Throwdown With Bobby Flay and won. She's opened establishments in New York (Baldoria), Las Vegas (Rao's) Henderson, N.V. (Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina), and as of February brought her talents ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    James Beard 2014 Semifinalists Announced: Miami Talent Included

    The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2014 Restaurant and Chef award categories today, and a smattering of Miami culinary professionals made the list. The total number of South Florida semifinalists for 2014 is five, down from last year's seven. The announcement took pl ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014
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    January 21, 2014

    Lorenzo: Classy Italian Eats in South Beach

    Sitting on the front porch at Lorenzo in South Beach on a bright afternoon, a crew of reality TV stars bickers in French. They reek of cologne and spray-on tan. The leader, a stern man with slick hair and a crisp button-down shirt, looks like a portly Bruce Jenner. His wife, wearing white sunglasses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Tout Sweet Patisserie's Yigit Pura on First Visit to Miami: "I'm Excited to Have the Taste of a New City"

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America national tour kicks off in Miami Friday, and with it come big names like internationally renowned culinary pioneer Norman Van Aken, favorite TV personality Ted Allen, and West Coast pastry chef Yigit Pura of Top Chef Just Desserts fame. Raised in Turkey and no ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    September 12, 2013

    Taste America: Mendin, Van Aken, Rapicavoli, Susser, and Others Describe Worst Cooking Moments

    Every chef has to start somewhere, and given that those who've reached celeb status have often spent absurd amounts of time in front of a hot stove -- it's no surprise they've had more than a few miserable moments in the kitchen. Add to it the pressure of serving event guests, and the biggest recipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Michy's Launches Brunch This Sunday, Offers Free Drink

    Michy's, the Biscayne Boulevard restaurant helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, wants you to eat this meal every Sunday: fried chicken and waffle sandwiches stuffed with maple syrup and gravy. Michy's also wants you to drink. The Upper Eastside staple is launching its inaug ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 18, 2013
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    July 18, 2013

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America: Tickets On Sale Now

    It might seem like there's a music festival in South Florida every other weekend, and that's probably true, but we foodies want to have our fun too. Filling the void between our own Iron Fork August 1 and South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February, is the James Beard Foundation's Taste America, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The Cypress Room Keeps It Classy in the Design District

    The tale of the frogs' legs begins as you'd expect, but then it takes an unexpected turn. There they were, leaping through a mosquito-infested bog in the Everglades, when suddenly they resurfaced in a very different environment. Chefs at the Cypress Room, a posh Design District restaurant filled wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Juvia Wins James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design

    Juvia, the stunning restaurant atop the Herzog & de Meuron-designed structure at 1111 Lincoln Rd. in Miami Beach, was recognized by the James Beard Foundation last night and received the Outstanding Restaurant Design award for spaces 76 seats and over. The restaurant, designed by Alejandro Barrios- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Chefs

    Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    While everyone else in Miami throws on their second pair of neon sequined tutus and triangle bikinis, foodies will be eating their way through the city. This week, James Beard Award nominees Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmithadvanced to the finals, and the proper way to celebrate such pride in our ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmith Finalists for James Beard Awards

    The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, and two Miami toques have made the list within the restaurant and chef categories. Jeff McInnis, executive chef and partner at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at Michael' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Khong River House Review: Boat Noodles, Cool Digs, and Hot Hooch in SoBe

    Khong River House is buzzing on a chilly Friday night. Waiters add to the clamor, adeptly pronouncing Thai ingredients such as khaep mu (crisp pork rinds) and nam prik num (green chili pepper salsa). Across the dining room, hipsters, bloggers, and socialites cram tightly packed tables. They tweet, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Announces 2013 Semifinalists: Miami Gets Several Nods

    The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for 2013, and South Florida has seven reasons to be very proud.This is actually the beginning of the long road to winning a coveted James Beard Award. The semifinalist list will be whittled down Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Harry's Pizzeria To Offer Brunch Starting January 6

    Harry's Pizzeria, the casual pizza joint owned by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, will be launching a new brunch service starting Sunday, January 6. The brunch menu, spearheaded by chef de cuisine Manny Sulbaran, is short but sweet. It features only six dishes, in addition to weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Jeff McInnis on South Beach's Farm-To-Table Renaissance and What's Ahead for Yardbird, Part Two

    Jeff McInnis incorporates his eclectic kitchen background into Yardbird's menu. "I use Caribbean influences in dishes from time to time depending on what's in season," he explains. And there is always a hint of French fare. After all, he says, "Classic French is the foundation of almost all American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    The Perfect Roast Chicken: Tips From Andrew Carmellini, Jeff McInnis and Michael Schwartz

    Emily CodikA roast chicken is a lot like a chocolate chip cookie. Both are obviously prepared in an oven, but aside from that, both are one of the most popular subjects tackled by food writers, alongside other classics like the perfect pie crust or chicken noodle soup. Just like every pastry cookboo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Win a Delicious Tee From Flavour Gallery

    Using "nothing but the most delicious fabric available" (no, these tees are not actually edible), Flavour Gallery shirts are all culinary-themed -- attire truly fit for foodies. They produce lines for both the South Beach and New York wine and Food festivals, and will soon launch a new col ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012
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    June 27, 2012

    My Ceviche: Sam Gorenstein's Fishy Business Is a Welcome Addition

    After quite a bit of deliberation at the teeny counter of My Ceviche, I decided to order ceviche. It might seem the obvious choice, but it's not necessarily an easy one to make when seafood tacos are also on the menu. Seafood tacos are on my shortlist of both must-order and must-avoid dishes, depend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    James Beard Awards Screw Latino Workers

    Last night, as many of our loyal readers watched NBC's The Voice, ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Travel Channel's No Reservations, a bit of virtual battle was taking place on Twitter. Perhaps a few (likely from the culinary industry) tuned into the live webcast of the James Beard Foundation award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Chef Allen Susser Celebrates James Beard Awards With Alumni Dinner

    For decades, Chef Allen Susser has made an impact on the South Florida culinary scene, but rarely do you see a chef's legacy in person. Last evening's alumni dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation saw more than a dozen of Miami's best chefs celebrating the Beard Awards at Trio on the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Hedy Goldsmith's Cookbook Available For Presale: We Have a Preview

    2012 is turning out to be a good year, indeed, for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. The modest and talented chef is on her way this weekend to New York City for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, May 7, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Hedy Goldsmith Talks James Beard, Cookbooks, and Tattoos

    ​On Monday, the 2012 James Beard finalists were announced, leaving Michael's Genuine Food & Drink pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith the last hope of Miami taking home a coveted Beard award this year. Her boss, Michael's chef/owner Michael Schwartz, received the Beard award for Best Chef South in 2010 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Will Miami Ever Be Home to a First-Class Bakery?

    Despite being home to many James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs, Miami continues to lack a first-class bakery. I'm not talking about those obscure places offering bland baguettes and lackluster pastries, and I definitely don't mean those cupcake shops that keep popping up just about everywh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Acqua to Close at Four Seasons; Last Brunch This Sunday

    Last oink this Sunday ​Acqua will be serving a "Farewell Brunch" at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami this Sunday, July 14. It's your last chance to indulge in the expansive buffet that includes a whole roasted pig, a sprawling raw bar, and a dessert display overflowing with 30-plus types of mini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Saveur's Newest Cookbook: Worldwide Recipe Espionage

    The New Comfort Food/Chronicle Books​James Beard award-winning magazine, 'Saveur', has released a cookbook that does more than simply regurgitate a back-log of published recipes. For The New Comfort Food, editor-in-chief and Top Chef judge, James Oseland, sought secrets from chefs aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Zach Bell Makes The 2011 James Beard Awards Finalist List

    ​Zach Bell of Café Bouloud in Palm Beach is the sole Florida chef nominated for a 2011 James Beard Award. Finalists for this highest honor in the culinary world were announced today in Portland, Oregon and on Twitter by the James Beard Foundation.Bell is a finalist in the Best Chef: South categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Interview With Christopher Lee, Executive Chef at Eden South Beach

    ​As a teenager, Christopher Lee became fascinated with food. "I always knew that I wanted to be a chef. In high school, I used to ditch classes just to watch cooking shows on TV."He went on to study at the California Culinary Academy and sharpen his knife at some of the nation's most renowned rest ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2010
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    September 23, 2010
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    July 16, 2010

    IIzabela Wojcik of the James Beard Foundation Talks About Beard House

    Izabela Wojcik from The James Beard Foundation​Before we begin describing the amazing Bastille Day dinner the Biltmore's chef, Philippe Ruiz, created for the esteemed James Beard House this week, first we thought it best to inform those of us who are willing to admit ignorance what this honor was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Cooking Channel: The First 24 Hours

    Laura Calder: Because every food channel needs its own Rachael Ray.​Yesterday, if you skipped on the memorializing of our nation's veterans through grilling various meats, you might have parked yourself in front of your TV to catch the premiere of the Cooking Channel. The network replaced Fine Liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Edgar Leal Will Show You How to Cook

    There are cooking instructors and then there are cooking instructors. Executive Chef Edgar Leal of Cacao Restaurant, 2009 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef in the South falls into the latter group. This coming Saturday, March 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Leal will demonstrate ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    A Cacao Concerto

    On Saturday, March 21, Cacao Restaurant in Coral Gables will hold a symphonic celebration following the Miami Symphony Orchestra's performance at Guzman Concert Hall earlier that evening. Guests will have a chance to mingle with world-renowned Miami Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    James Beard Nominations Confirm Our Secret Crushes

    The James Beard Foundation has announced its nominees for the best chefs around the country, and two of our hunky, homegrown hubbas are among this year's picks: Chef Dean James Max (pictured left) of 3030 Ocean, in Fort Lauderdale; and Chef Zach Bell of Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. It seems as th ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2003
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    August 1, 2002

    The Teté Offensive

    And the trend continues -- five-star prices for three-star quality

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    May 2, 2002

    Taste, the Final Frontier

    There is a limit to how many culinary charities you can donate your way through

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    Side Dish

    Signs of spring

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    December 9, 1999

    Dish

    Cooked Up in Miami

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    October 7, 1999

    Side Dish

    Juicy food gossip

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