James Beard

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    October 10, 2014

    Broken Shaker Named One of the World's 50 Best Bars

    It's official. Miami is one of the best places in which to imbibe. The annual list of the World's 50 Best Bars has been released for the sixth year, and a Miami bar has finally been deemed worthy of a spot. See also: Broken Shaker, Regent Cocktail Club Nominated for Tales of the Cocktail Spirited ... More >>

  • 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

    July 29, 2014

    Bocce Bar Announces New Executive Chef; Timon Balloo at Sugarcane Full Time

    Samba Brands Management (SBM) has announced a personnel change in some of their Miami restaurants. The company, which operates Sushi Samba, Bocce Bar, and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, has announced that Daniel Tackett will take on duties as executive chef of Bocce Bar, replacing Timon Balloo as top to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Jeff McInnis Opens Root & Bone in New York City

    Miami lost not one, but two great chefs when the James Beard finalist and Janine Booth decided to team up on Root & Bone in the Big Apple. Instead of reflecting on things that could have been had the talented duo decided to open a place in, say, MiMo or Wynwood, let's look on the positive side -- n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Here are Some of the People That Made Food Great

    The 2014 edition of Best of Miami is live and it's filled with over 300 of our favorite restaurants, bars, shops...and people. When you think about it, the entire issue is about people. After all, for every delicious burger or soul-satisfying cafe con leche, there's a person lovingly creating it. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    3. Michelle Bernstein: Miami's Culinary Darling

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue is here. 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 unique flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    7. Allen Susser: Mango Magnate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Klime and Anita Kovaceski to Open Pizza Restaurant, Crust

    Chef Klime Kovaceski and wife Anita are opening Crust, a pizza restaurant. The restaurant, located at 668 NW Fifth St., marks an addition to the burgeoning Middle River dining scene that includes Seasalt & Pepper and Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill. The restaurant is a collaborative effort for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Fest: "We Want This to Be a Movement"

    A vegan food fest may not be revolutionary in some parts of the world, but in a city that worships all things pork, an entire weekend revolving around leafy greens and plant-based protein is pretty amazing. Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber's brainchild is a new breed of plant-based celebration -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Roots & Freens: Gourmet, Organic Food Delivered To Your Doorstep

    At Roots & Freens, organic all the way is the motto. Chef and co-partner Carlos Torres has a resume that spans a decade in the kitchens of top toques Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, and Michael Mina. Now, he's bringing healthful and gourmet cuisine and cold pressed juices right to your door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Raw Guru Matthew Kenney on His Upcoming Wynwood Restaurant and Culinary Academy

    Matthew Kenney recently visited five countries in the span of a week. It was an educational trip for the American chef, and Kenney's eager to put his unique spin on the knowledge he's accumulated. One of his stops was in Denmark, as Copenhagen is home to some of the world's most innovative chefs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Pubbelly and Makoto Team Up for Miami Spice Pop-Up

    Last year, Pubbelly and Eating House combined forces for what was the first pop-up to correlate with Miami Spice. Now, the Pubbelly Miami Spice pop-up returns with a new chef pairing. This year, Pubbelly chef and two-time James Beard semi-finalist Jose Mendin teams up with Makoto Okuwa of Stephen S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Lippi: Chef Philippe Ruiz Returns With New Venture on Brickell

    For those of you missing chef Philippe Ruiz's exquisite artistry, your ship is ready to come in. Ruiz, who left the Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or restaurant in December, 2011, is finally set to take over the kitchen as executive chef at Lippi, the Mediterranean restaurant that's been in the works sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Toro Toro's Richard Sandoval to Appear on Top Chef Masters: Watch Party Scheduled (Video)

    Andres AravenaRichard Sandoval set to heat up Top Chef Masters.When Top Chef Masters season five premieres Wednesday, July 24, on Bravo, Miami will have someone to root for. Chef Richard Sandoval, the man behind Toro Toro at the InterContinental Miami, will pit his skills against a dozen other big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    For Ceviche Day: Make Sam Gorenstein's Key Lime Ceviche

    What's so perfect about national ceviche day being held on June 28 is the fact that ceviche is the perfect dish for sultry summer days in Miami. Seafood and vegetables are kissed by citrus to make a cool and refreshing meal. My Ceviche chef/partner Sam Gorenstein knows a thing or two about ceviche. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Watch Michelle Bernstein's New Lean Cuisine Salad Commercial

    Here's the scenario: It's 8 p.m. and you're just leaving the office after a 12-hour marathon work session with the new boss. You're exhausted and hungry. In fact, the mere thought of even stopping to pick up a pizza is too taxing. How does a salad prepared by Miami chef extraordinaire Michelle Ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Chef Adrianne Calvo Celebrates Six Years: $75 Prix-Fixe Dinner Tonight

    Talk to any successful chef and he (or she) will tell you that opening a restaurant takes grit and guts. Expect to drop substantial cash, kill your social life, and put an end to luxuries like sleep and days off. To top it off, you must enter the culinary battlefield knowing most restaurants won't m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Dishes About Cypress Room and New Projects

    Michael Schwartz has a lot on his plate.While the paint has barely dried on his new Design District restaurant, the Cypress Room, the chef and restaurateur is working on finalizing his place at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach and is planning an eatery at the new SLS Hotel in Brickell, schedule ... 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

    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF's The Q: Paula Deen and a Host of Famous Faces

    The 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with Moët Hennessy's the Q, the bash that brings bubbly, barbeque, and famous faces to the beach.Thousands of guests converged under the SoBeWFF party tents to drink good Champagne and hand crafted cocktails and to eat barbeque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Cask Chronicles: Pop-Up Bar and Menswear in the Design District and Cocktails for SoBeWFF

    Head to the Design District this weekend for the Miami premiere of the Cask Chronicles, a one-of-a-kind collaboration between high-end menswear designer Duncan Quinn and barrel-aged spirit Zacapa 23.Outfitted in a customized 1966 double-decker bus (that came from Miami's Churchill's Pub!), the Cask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Seven Best New Restaurants of 2012 In Miami

    If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified. We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012
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    May 22, 2012

    Seattle Dining In Photos, Part One

    How well can a person get to know a city in one week? Let me answer by saying this: Seattle is one of the sunniest places I've ever been; I doubt folks living there even know what a cloud looks like. And the reuben sandwich I ate at the shop pictured above? Best sandwich in Seattle! Or at least as g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Bourdain In Japan: Sperm Galore

    Anthony Bourdain has been to Tokyo before, but this episode of No Reservations focuses on Cook It Raw, where 15 of the world's leading chefs travel to Japan to prepare a meal for 50 invited dignitaries and media types that apparently involves foraging and hunting for your ingredients -- un ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 15, 2012
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    December 30, 2011

    Philippe Ruiz Has Left the Biltmore and Palme d'Or

    Ruiz leaves. One of Miami's top chefs is leaving one of the town's best restaurants.The higher-ups at the Biltmore had no choice but to bid farewell to chef de cuisine Philippe Ruiz -- a Chevalier de l'Ordre Du Mérite Agricole, two-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef in the South, and arguably o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef Texas Recap: Motherf**king Snakes and a Quinceañera

    Photo by Virginia Sherwood/BravoUnfortunately, Padma wasn't the quinceañera.​The dust of more than a dozen would-be cheftestants hauling it back to where they came from has finally cleared, and now it's time to really start the new season of Top Chef: Texas. The show promises to move around the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Contestant Molly Brandt Talks About Working on a Ship

    ​Courtesy of Molly BrandtMolly Brandt, executive chef at 150 Central Park, dishes about Top Chef.​Top Chef: Texas premiered last week with a gigantic cast of cheftestants, including two chefs with local ties, Lindsay Autry, executive chef at Michelle Bernstein's restaurant at the Omphoy Palm Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Sam Gorenstein Leaving BLT Steak To Join Forces With Michael Schwartz

    Is there more to this story than meats the eye?​Is there a chef-leaving-South-Beach-steakhouse epidemic going on or what? First Ralph Pagano announced that he was leaving STK Miami, then days later we learn that Daniel Ganem is on his way from Kane Steakhouse, and now Sam Gorenstein has informed S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Scott Fredel of Pilar Is a Fisherman, a Family Man, and Once Worked at EuroDisney

    Miami born and raised, Chef ​Scott Fredel grew up enjoying Florida's fertile waters, fishing all the time. The chef left our sunny shores only for a taste of the Big Apple's Culinary Institute of America, and for a jaunt at EuroDisney, but we won't ruin his story for you. You can read it here your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Azul's Joel Huff Talks About His Last Meal, Portion Sizes

    Watch out yellowtail! Here comes Huff.If you missed the first part of our interview with Azul's new chef, Joel Huff, please click here.So how will you be changing Azul's menu?It will evolve very organically. Cooking the way it feels right is my motto. It's not about the style of cuisine -- it's more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Food Porn from Wine Dine Design

    Photo by Riki AltmanThe Blue Group started with this green dish. And that was the beginning of the confusion.Wine Dine Design was held last night in the ever-growing Design District, home to a handful of our city's most popular eateries. Here's how the event worked: Ticketholders gathered in fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Top Chef's Gail Simmons on Miami, Just Desserts

    Courtesy South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Gail Simmons, of Top Chef and Food & Wine, returns to Miami in a few weeks for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year, she'll host the sold out Dolce Brunch at Blue Door Fish. She co-hosts with James Beard winner Michael White (of Mare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Interview With James Beard Semifinalist Myles Chefetz, Part Two

    Photo by Seth Browarnik/Red Eye ProductionsMyles Chefetz ​In Part Two of our interview with restaurateur Myles Chefetz, we discuss celebrities who dine at Prime One Twelve, his new hotel, and other upcoming projects. For more information about the James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurat ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    Interview With James Beard Semifinalist Myles Chefetz of the Prime One Twelve Empire, Part 1

    Photo by Seth Browarnik/Red Eye ProductionsMyles Chefetz​A veteran Miami restaurateur, Myles Chefetz owns some of the hottest eateries in town -- all of which are within a block of one another. First came the eclectic Nemo, which was followed by the amped-up diner Big Pink. Chefetz really hit his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Interview with Sam Gorenstein of BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, Part One

    BLT Steak's Sam Gorenstein​It's no surprise that Sam Gorenstein was nominated for a James Beard award. Not only is the young chef a budding talent on Miami's food scene, but his selection was accidentally leaked two weeks prior to the announcement. Nevertheless, the Colombian-born toque is produci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 19, 2002

    Moving On

    Celeb chefs are giving the old house the heave-ho and getting cooking elsewhere

  • Dining

    August 15, 2002

    Norman to Open New Nest

    The king of New World cuisine is finally branching out

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    May 23, 2002

    Do the Shuffle

    A number of famous South Beach chefs have ditched their dance partners

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Suddenly Sushi

    Nobu, as in no business?

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    June 3, 1999
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    March 4, 1999
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    July 24, 1997