James Beard Foundation

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    October 17, 2014

    Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

    It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly. In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outpos ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Fest Announces All-Star Chef Lineup: Matthew Kenney Cuisine, Rich Landau, and More

    Meatless eaters and veg-curious foodies are counting down the days until the city's first plant-based extravaganza, Seed Food & Wine Festival. And to add to the anticipation, the five-day festival, kicking off in October, just announced some major additions to its lineup. The official participants ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    10. Norman Van Aken: The Father of Fusion

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Animal in Los Angeles: South Florida Born Chefs Nominated for James Beard Award

    Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are to Los Angeles what Jose Mendin, Andreas Schreiner and Sergio Navarro are to Miami. Born and bred in South Florida, the buddy duo opened Animal on the busy street of Fairfax (hipster central) in 2008. As the name suggests, animal is the main attraction in this joint, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Dinners and Pop-Ups During the Festival

    With about 70 different parties, dinners, and seminars to choose from, you'd think there wasn't room on your culinary dance card to fit in one more morsel of food or one more sip of a delicious libation. Of course, to the truly insatiable foodie, there's always a bit of wiggle space for just one mo ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Ten Reasons the Design District Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    Dear Design District: Thank you. On any given day, your restaurants know what I want and have what I need. Although I'm not in the habit of picking favorite neighborhoods, your eateries have impressed me the most. And they've done so consistently, which is no simple feat. It's no secret your small ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 3, 2014

    Michael Mina's Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    To say Michael Mina knows good food is an understatement. Last year, the Egyptian-born chef was named to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. He owns 20 restaurants across the nation, including the Michelin-starred Michael Mina in San Francisco. His empire encomp ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Michelle Bernstein to Offer Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go

    This year, Michelle Bernstein can cook your Thanksgiving turkey. For the first time in her career, the James Beard Award-winning chef will be offering entire holiday dinners to-go from her Design District restaurant, Crumb on Parchment.

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    October 23, 2013

    Michelle Bernstein Lists Her Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Michelle Bernstein will drive for food. The James Beard Award-winning chef of Michy's ventures north to Lauderhill for Korean barbecue, down to South Miami for Middle Eastern fare, and east to Bal Harbour Shops for Japanese cuisine. Here, in her own words, are her favorite restaurants in town.

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    October 4, 2013

    Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

    This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Miami's Five Best Poolside Dining Spots

    If Miami is synonymous with ocean views and gorgeous beaches, why is it so hard to dine by the water? As locals know and tourists quickly find out, there are very few Miami joints that actually offer waterfront dining. And with the recent collapse of the Shuckers deck, many are left scratching their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Khong's Chef Bee Headed To Oishi Thai

    Ladies and gentlemen, Bee has left the beach. See Also: Khong River House Review: Boat Noodles, Cool Digs, and Hot Hooch in SoBe

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 24, 2013

    Jamie DeRosa Gets Frisky With His Nosh at South Beach's Tongue & Cheek

    Quick question. Remember that swanky spot Tudor House at the Dream South Beach hotel? If so, you'll likely remember Jamie DeRosa, the chef who led the kitchen until the restaurant closed last year. DeRosa, a portly 40-year-old with spiky brown hair and a toothy grin, made a name for himself with, a ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week: Dishcrawl Midtown to $2 Eats and $6 Drinks

    It's Monday and we're not the least bit sad. Sure it's the end of the weekend and the start of the work week, but we can take it. After all, we're champions people! The city celebrates today with a parade for our Miami Heat and the rest of the country groans and drinks their bitter hater-ade. You, ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    NYC Introduces the Cronut, Will Miami Follow?

    There's a new kid on the breakfast block, and his name is cronut. Half croissant, half donut. Yeah, we know. Homer Simpson can't believe it either. The hybrid hails from the kitchen of Dominique Ansel Bakery, a quaint place in New York's Soho District. Owned by 2013 James Beard Award finalist for ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks this Week: From A Four-Course $10 Meal to a $2 Dinner

    Another weekend has flown by and it's time to get back to the daily grind. No lamenting loss of freedom. , we're already sipping some serious cold brew and we've snagged an exclusive deal on free coffee for you. From $2 meals to healthy dinner demonstrations, this week's eats are mostly budget fri ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Miami Restaurants Make OpenTable's Top 100 Dining Hot Spots

    OpenTable has just released its annual Top 100 Dining Hot Spots list, and 14 South Florida restaurants made the cut, including nine in Miami-Dade. The list, which came out today, has the state of Florida outranking New York in the number of "hot spot" restaurants, with 18 winning establishments ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Giveaway: Win Tickets to the Sold-Out Trade Talks at Lacoste on Lincoln Road for SoBeWFF

    Like free stuff? Course ya do. Like winning? Probably more than getting free stuff. That's why we're bunching the two together and giving you a chance to win two tickets to Trade Talks 2013. The SoBeWFF satellite event will give you the chance to rub elbows and speak candidly with the likes of ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Hedy Goldsmith, Jeni Britton-Bauer, Paulina Naranjo Share a Love for All Things Frozen and Sweet

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Credit three ladies for making this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival just a little bit, um, cooler: Hedy Goldsmith, James Beard award-nominated executive past ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 6, 2012
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    October 11, 2012

    Toro Toro, Pan-Latin Steakhouse, to Open at InterContinental Hotel

    The thought of hotel restaurants doesn't sound the least bit appealing to most locals. If South Beach were a mouse trap for tourists, over-priced, mediocre quality hotel restaurants would be the cheese. Of course, there are exceptions to this. Restaurants like Hakkasan at The Fontainebleau and D.B ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    José Andrés's Love Affair with Miami, Part One: The Tale Behind The Bazaar

    Born in the Asturias, José Andrés is widely credited with introducing avant-garde Spanish cuisine to the United States. This remarkable feat was accomplished through his empire of highly regarded restaurants. His status as a Made in Spain PBS Food television star didn't hurt either. A majority o ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Memorial Day Weekend in Miami: Try These James Beard-Certified Dishes

    Rain is forecast this Memorial Day weekend, so you might want to rethink those beach plans. Have a wonderful meal at one of Miami's best restaurants.As an incentive, seven Miami establishments are participating in Serving Up James Beard. Participating restaurants feature a signature dish, with one d ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Gastropubs

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.​The first gastropub is generally considered to have been The Eagle, in London. Michael Belben and David Eyre launched it in 1991, and it was si ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Expensive Crystal, Sexy Wine at Bloomingdale's Aventura

    ​Usually when you take something without paying for it at Bloomingdale's you also get a free limo ride -- to the nearest police station.But next Wednesday, March 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., Bloomingdale's Aventura is inviting you to indulge in some very good wine while trying out some pricey crystal fro ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Miami People 2011 Issue Out On Newsstands Today

    Orietta De Luque​For months, we've been working hard to put together our Miami People 2011 issue. We dedicated most of this week's editorial space highlighting 30 of the city's most intriguing artists, athletes, intellectuals, and visionaries through photographs and interviews. Not all of them are ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Chophouse Miami Reboots With New Chef, New Menu, and Whole New Vibe

    JVSChef Jacques Van Staden, of the soon to be new and improved Chophouse Miami. ​Once upon a time, Manny's Steaks became Chophouse Miami, but nothing really changed all that much -- big hunks of meat, creamed spinach, and the expected steak-house vibe (leather banquettes, dark wood, white tableclo ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    James Beard Awards: Nominations Are Open and You Can Vote

    Michelle Bernstein won the 2008 Beard Award for Best Chef: South​The nomination process is open for the 2012 James Beard Awards and everyone, including non-members can vote for their favorites. There are 21 categories, including Best Chef: South (which includes Florida), Outstanding Pastry Chef, O ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Special Prix Fixe: Botran Rum Menu at De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean Through April 15

    Florida lobster ceviche with local heirloom tomatoes and avocado, topped with stone crab mustard and Botran Rum ice cream.​Riding the momentum of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean (inside the Hilton Bentley) and Botran Rum is offering a special rum-tastic prix fi ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Morimoto Disciple To Open Eatery, Balloo To Cook At Beard Bash, and The Kosta Is Clear

    Lee KleinWill Morimoto chef serve Morimoto sake?​Restaurateur Stephen Starr (Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale) is set to debut his second South Florida Restaurant, Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops, in late March. Why are we genuinely optimistic? Namesake chef Makoto Okuwa is a disciple of the famed Chef Mo ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Michael's Genuine Food Cookbook Giveaway

    ​Finally, it's out today. We're talking about Michael Schwartz's cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food.If the jacket is any indication, Schwartz can already count people like Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, and Daniel Boulud as fans of his simple-looking but packed-with-flavor recipes. The James Beard Aw ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Interview: Mark Kurlansky's Edible Stories, Part 2

    Courtesy Riverhead Books​This is part two of an interview with journalist, author, and historian Mark Kurlansky.  (Part one is here.) Some of his best known books are the international best-sellers Salt, Cod (which won a James Beard award) and A Basque History of the World.  His latest b ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Michael's Genuine Food Cart's Menu For Saturday

    Michael's Genuine food cart is hitting the Design District again this weekend. This month the menu has a decidedly Asian flair to it. James Beard Award winner and Michael's Genuine proprietor Michael Schwartz will be serving banh mi with house-cured pork, pickled vegetables, torn herbs and sambal ai ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    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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    July 25, 2008

    Chef Allen Gets A Facelift

    I recently saw Chef Allen at an event and thought to myself, “Hmm, he’s getting on in years; now might be a good time for some nip-and-tuck.” Well, wouldn’t you know that he’s gone ahead and done just that. Oh, wait a minute, sorry -- I read the release wrong. It’s Chef Allen’s, the re ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Mango Festival and Brunch This Weekend

    International Mango Festival Date: July 12 - 13, 2008 Location: Fairchild Tropical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden invites you its 16th annual International Mango Festival featuring the mangoes of Africa. The weekend features, among many other activiti ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    Mark's Closes Shop in South Beach, West Palm

    Mark’s, which New Times cited as one of Miami’s few “solid, serious venues” for dining, is shutting its doors on South Beach and in West Palm Beach. “I’m sorry to inform you that we have closed this location,” says a recording at the former South Beach restauarant, located at the Nash ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008

    Bourbon Buzz

    The latest Michael Mina venture is as fine as fine dining gets around here.

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    August 3, 2006

    Dog Day Chronicles

    A term synonymous with the heat and stagnation that defines Miami in August

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    September 4, 2003

    Talula, Baby

    The main ingredient in Talula's terrific taste? Um, it's all good

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    May 29, 2003

    Wine Song

    Sip among the feathers at the new Parrot Jungle on Watson Island

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    April 17, 2003
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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

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    March 23, 2000

    Side Dish

    Kudos and kvetches

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