James Royal Palm

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Miami Spice: Florida Cookery's Vegetarian-Friendly Lunch

    I have a wonderful friend who lives in Palm Beach. Blame it on easy communication over the Internet, but even though we're only an hour drive from each other, we barely get together in person. So, whenever either of us finds ourselves within 15 minutes of one another, we drop everything and make ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Yelp Pours It On: $6 Cocktails and Bartender Battles All September Long

    Social portal and user-review meccaYelp is all about educating the masses on the eats, drinks and other diversions cities have to offer. Be it godawful service or orgasmic edibles - Yelpers are the ultimate experts. Yelp Miami's newest endeavor is designed to introduce folks to the 305's mixology l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    August 2, 2013

    Iron Fork 2013: The Top Ten Instagrams of the Evening (We Have a Winner)

    It's pretty clear you enjoyed last evening's Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Downtown Development Authority. How do we know? By the awesome Instagram photos you took! And you guys got creative! From night shots of the beautiful venue, to selfies with clown noses, to the food ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 18, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    Catch Miami: Cool Scene, Middling Cuisine

    Hardy Hill is a man of many vests. They hide beneath his tailored suits, both lustrous and gray. He has a strong chin and coiffed George Clooney-colored hair. He favors vintage Porsches, was once listed among Extra's Most Eligible Bachelors, and rose to momentary fame after appearing on the CBS real ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Slow Food Miami Awards: Celeb Chefs, Grey Goose Cocktails, and the City's Best Sustainable Eats

    Screw fast food and all its unhealthy connotations. Slow food is where it's at. Such is the aim of Slow Food Miami, an organization dedicated to embracing local growers and artisan food producers who focus on fair pay, sustainability, and local produce. Each year, they host the swanky Snail of Appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian's Star-Studded SoBeWFF Radio Broadcast Airs Tonight

    The tents have been taken down for another year and the 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is but a memory. There is, however, one way to relive the magic made when you get some of the world's funniest and most talented chefs together in one city and add some alcohol.During the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    January 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Happy New Year!  2013 looks like it's going to be a great year for Miami food lovers. It seems that since the first of the year, either a new restaurant has opened -- or announces plans to join the scene.Some trends we've been noticing -- New York restaurateurs continue to open southernmost out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    April 11, 2011

    The Royal Palm, Miami Beach's First Black-Owned Hotel, to Become Yet Another Fancy Chain Hotel

    ‚ÄčThe Royal Palm hotel was the first black-owned hotel in all of Miami Beach, and as our Francisco Alvarado once put it, "was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past." After it re-opened on 16th and Collins in 2002, a string of bad business calculations and bitter d ... More >>