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    March 25, 2014

    Perfecto in Brickell Gets It Right With Tapas and a Snappy DJ

    A man in a pink button-up and slicked-back hair raises a flute of rosé cava and whispers into the ear of the young blonde perched beside him. She sports a perfectly teased topknot and tilts her head ever so slightly to angle her cheek in the direction of his lips. Four other people sit at their tab ... 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 18, 2014

    Tom Colicchio to Open Farm-to-Table Restaurant at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

    Top Chef mentor/judge Tom Colicchio will officially join the roster of celebrity chefs with Miami Beach restaurants when his new restaurant opens at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach in fall 2014. The chef co-founded Gramercy Tavern with Danny Meyer in 1994, then opened Craft in 2001. He also owns s ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Michael Mina 74: Like You're at the Club, But With Really Fancy Food

    Michael Mina 74 might remind you of a nightclub. Lingering behind the ivory counter in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lobby, a leggy hostess in a tiny red dress is the restaurant's gatekeeper. She subtly eyes you and then escorts you downstairs, her black heels clacking on the marble steps. Inside th ... More >>

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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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    December 10, 2013

    Lippi Serves Poised, Precise Fare for the Brickell Crowd

    At Lippi, you should really eat your vegetables. The handsome Brickell restaurant, perched amid shimmering Christmas trees, offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu that features $75 Dover sole and $30-per-ounce Kobe beef. But perhaps more interesting, it also proffers roasted baby carrots and turnips f ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Norman Van Aken on His New Book, Miami's Food Scene, and Hanging Out With Anthony Bourdain

    Norman Van Aken is one of the most celebrated chefs in Miami, but before he found his calling in the kitchen, he sold flowers in Hawaii, traveled the country as a carnival worker, and painted houses. His new book, No Experience Necessary, tells the type of tale that foodies gobble up. His memoir is ... 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 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 >>

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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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    July 9, 2013

    Allen Susser Hosts Free Cooking Class at Whole Foods Market

    Summertime is here, and you're desperately trying to figure out some easy and healthful meals to whip up in no time. Looking at all the beautiful seasonal fruits, you know there must be a way to use them creatively, but you chicken out and stock up on frozen dinners instead. James Beard Award-winn ... 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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    April 25, 2013

    27. Sam Gorenstein of My Ceviche

    New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up our top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session will be includ ... 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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    March 13, 2013

    Dena Marino Launches Mercato: Casual Breakfast and Lunch in the Design District

    Michelle Bernstein must be feeling the heat. Last year, just a few months after the James Beard Award-winning chef closed her acclaimed restaurant Sra. Martinez, Dena Marino made her debut in the Design District with MC Kitchen, a fine-dining establishment serving craft beers and delectable Ita ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Swine & Wine: Pork and Booze, Come Rain or Shine (Photos)

    On Sunday evening in the courtyard of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, there were more than 19 stations serving caja china roast pork, mojitos, and wine. A live band took the stage, and songs such as Rosario's "Meneito" filled the air. As the night wore on, a light drizzle fell upon SoBeWFF's Sw ... 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 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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    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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    April 18, 2012

    Sam Gorenstein's Tips on Fresh Fish, Part One: Shop for Guts, Slime, and Bloodlines

    Photo Courtesy of My CevicheThe phrase "catch of the day" might evoke thoughts of family-run fishing boats, quaint coastal towns and early morning markets. Add a couple of seagulls, a few fishmongers wearing yellow rubber overalls and you have quite the romanticized vision of fresh fish.Unfortunatel ... 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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    February 27, 2012

    Chipotle's Steve Ells and Nate Appleman at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    ​Chipotle Mexican Grill founder, Chef and co-CEO Steve Ells (WSJ Magazine "Innovator of the Year" award winner), along with chef Nate Appleman (James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef), gave an intense, 45-minute demonstration of some of the Chipotle's famous dishes this weekend.Guests enjoyed sam ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Rapicavoli Leaving 660 at the Angler's and Opening a Popup in February

    ​Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli formally announced that after his recently aired victory on Food Network's Chopped, his last day at 660 at the Angler's will be January 20. Come the first week of February, he'll open Miami's second popup, Eating House.Before getting the scoop on his new endeavors, however ... 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 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 14, 2010

    Steven Raichlen's New Grilling Cookbook Goes International

    Barbecue guru Steven Raichlen. ​Memorial Day is upon us, and just in time for grilling season barbecue expert Steven Raichlen has released a new cookbook devoted to cooking outdoors. Planet Barbecue! covers grilling in 60 countries; Raichlen personally visited 53 of them for his research. Dishes s ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    August 28, 2008

    Tap Tap Has the Haitian Eats in Miami Beach

    And don't miss the live Haitian folk-jazz band.

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    April 10, 2008

    Doug Rodriguez Is Back

    New Latin cuisine moves to the Beach.

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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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    March 23, 2000

    Side Dish

    Kudos and kvetches

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