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James Royal Palm Hotel

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Fourth of July Fireworks and Fare: Where to Dine and Watch The Big Shows

    On Fourth of July, nearly every city in South Florida celebrates with spectacular fireworks in the evening. While grabbing a blanket and packing a picnic is fun, sometimes you just want to watch the fireworks at a restaurant, cocktail in hand. Whether you head to these restaurants before the big sh ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Kris Wessel to Open Oolite Restaurant & Bar at Former Cooper Avenue

    Kris Wessel is going big this spring with the announcement of Oolite Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant, to be located in the former Cooper Avenue space just off Lincoln Road at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., is scheduled to open May 30. The restaurant's name is derived from the limestone and coral rock fou ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Big Gay Ice Cream Social Returns During SoBeWFF

    We have good news for those who like to fight for marriage equality in Florida in the sweetest way possible. The Big Gay Ice Cream Social will return to Miami Beach during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Join celebrity chef Art Smith poolside for an afternoon of fun and free ice cream for a ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Rekorderlig Party at Broken Shaker Last Night: Rain Couldn't Stop the Cider from Flowing

    Streets were flooded and umbrellas were popping like bottles, but Miami's weather tomfoolery couldn't keep the crowd away from the official launch of Rekorderlig cider at the Broken Shaker last night. The ciders are made with water from the Boulder-Ridge river, which runs through the Swedish town o ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Kris Wessel Leaves Florida Cookery, Forms Consume Restaurant Group

    Just a year after opening, Kris Wessel has cut ties with Florida Cookery, the restaurant based on old-Florida recipes. Wessel, who named the restaurant after his grandmother's cookbook, leaves the restaurant, located inside the James Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach, to pursue other career avenues. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Slow Food Miami's Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Eat Locally, Start a Movement

    Slow Food Miami is holding its second annual Snail of Approval tasting party this Friday, March 15, at the James Royal Palm Hotel. From 7 to 10 p.m., the nonprofit group dedicated to advancing the local slow-food movement will honor Miami restaurants that have won the coveted Snail of Approval, a de ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013
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    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Florida Cookery: Great Food, Poor Service

    Florida Cookery's manager, an unflappable and poker-faced woman dressed in an austere black-and-white uniform, set a heavy spiny lobster dish on our table. Around her, the dining room lit up with that unique razzle-dazzle that South Beach restaurants often possess Saturday nights. It had been 25 mi ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Master Sommeliers Can Get It Wrong

    If you're reading this blog post, you probably like wine. But however well versed you think you are, we highly doubt you have the knowledge of a master sommelier. There are only 129 in North America. Well, whether you are a wino or a wine connoisseur, Delta's Taste Wine Like a Master Sommelier at th ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    SoBeWFF for Free: Satellite Events Around Town Offer Gratis Food and Drinks

    Sure, SoBeWFF is expensive -- if you can even scrounge tickets for the mostly sold-out festival. But there are ways to have some SoBeFun without the SoBEWFF sticker shock.Each year there are events and freebies all around the festival -- some "official" and some not. Frankly, it doesn't matter ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian Talks Star-Studded Radio Show, BBQ, and a Miami Restaurant

    Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Let's Get Spiked! Celeb Chef Volleyball Tournament: Free VIP Tickets UPDATED

    It's not unusual to see people playing volleyball on South Beach's shoreline. But come next week, don't do a double take when the person spiking the ball happens to actually be Spike... as in Mendelsohn.The Top Chef alum (and owner of some of the Presidential family's favorite Washington D.C. restau ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Chill Out for the Cause at Big Gay Ice Cream Social During SoBeWFF

    Disney World: Where dreams come true. Florida: Where dreams of equal marriage are crushed. Well, for now, at least. Ah, Florida... we have such a happy place nestled right in the bosom of our state, but all around us, gay couples are advocating for the right to marry. How can we be truly happy i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    SL Miami at the James Royal Palm Hotel Adding to South Beach's Intimate Nightlife Trend

    Does South Beach need another hotel ultra-lounge? Probably not. That's not stopping the EMM Group, the company behind hotspots like Tenjune and Catch Roof in New York, from trying.SL Miami, the South Beach outpost of the Meatpacking District lounge of the same name, is bring its high-end nightlife e ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013: The Five Best Events Under $100

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is only a month away and tickets are already selling out. We know..we know. SoBe Fest is all lovely and all..and you'd love to hang out with Anthony Bourdain and Rachael Ray, but you don't have the money to invest in both Burger Bash and a car payment. We hear ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Catch at James Royal Palm to Open Next Week

    Catch is set to open at the James Royal Palm Hotel the first week of 2013, making it one of the first restaurants of the new year. The restaurant is the second Catch, the flagship restaurant having opened in Manhattan's Meatpacking district in 2011. As you can tell by it's name, Catch focuses on int ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    Top Restaurant Closings of 2012 in Miami

    In 2012, many notable eateries closed up shop. In some cases, we shed a tear as we watched them go. In others, well, our bets had been placed for quite a while. (Sustain Restaurant & Bar was just a few sad, happy hours away from my late-April wager.) This past year, most losses were felt in the Des ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    November 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    November in Miami saw many anticipated restaurants opening, and a few closings that had most people surprised, indeed.  Some welcome additions to our local food scene include Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, Myron Mixon's Pride and Joy, and David Bracha's Oak Tavern.Read also:- Florida Cookery: Every ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    A Caribbean Thanksgiving: Kris Wessel Shares His Recipe for Pigeon Pea Rice

    It's a muggy, hot afternoon in mid-November and Santo Domingo's congested streets are packed with whizzing motorcyclists and banged-up taxis. Sidewalks are lined with vendors selling dried-up holiday pine trees. Across the bustling Caribbean city, eateries offer a variety of catered Thanksgiving din ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Kris Wessel on Why Red Light Little River Closed

    Red Light Little River is closed. Read Also: Kris Wessel: Florida Cookery at the James Royal Palm is PersonalThe restaurant seemed more like dining at the small house party of a friend who cared more about things like making beautiful food than location, location, location. Miami's Restaur ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Kris Wessel: Florida Cookery at the James Royal Palm Hotel Is Personal

    What does a chef do before opening a new restaurant in a luxury South Beach hotel?If you guessed taking his daughters on an extended road trip, you might have gotten the same email we did from Kris Wessel. If you speak with Wessel for more than 30 seconds, you'll learn that everything he does -- fro ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, July 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, June 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings May, 2012And so it came to pass that in the month of June, in the year of 2012, The Bazaar by José Andrés finally opened in the SLS Hotel South Beach. And with it, the also-heralded (if less so) Katsuya by Starck.After numerous permit delays, Macchialina Ta ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Kris Wessel On His New Joint, Florida Cookery -- And On Sunshine State Cooking In General

    When I spoke with Kris Wessel by phone yesterday, he was in the Atlanta airport eating a Crystal Burger while waiting for his delayed flight to board. I was curious about his new upcoming restaurant, Florida Cookery, at the revamped James Royal Palm Hotel (originally built in 1939, the hotel is ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Abe & Arthur's Coming To New James Royal Palm Hotel

    Plates at Abe & Arthur's in New York.​Folks on South Beach will remember the James Royal Palm Hotel as the Royal Palm Hotel, which is what it was known as when it opened on Collins Avenue in 1939 and for decades after that. KSL Capital Partners purchased the property and are remodeling it into ... More >>

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