Jeff O'Neill

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    June 2, 2014

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill Closed for Good?

    Is Porcao Farm to Grill closed? is reporting the restaurant has closed after being open just about two months, stating that "a walk-by during prime dinner time Saturday night revealed a dark, empty, shuttered restaurant." The answer, however, is not so cut and dry. See also: Porcao F ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Porcao Farm to Grill in Brickell: Cart Service and Fresh Flavors (Photos)

    Porcao Farm to Grill is lots of things. Downstairs, it's a farm-to-table restaurant with its own herb garden and dry-aging meats room. Upstairs, it's a private club, KAO Lounge, equipped with full bottle service, as well as a smoking place, KAO Smoke, outfitted with faux cork leather floors and lock ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Porcao Farm to Grill Opening in Mary Brickell Village

    Porçao Farm to Grill, a steak house serving clean meats, local produce, and sustainable seafood, is coming to Mary Brickell Village in the early fall. The restaurant, which features premium meats dry-aged in house, an extensive wine cellar, molecular cocktails, and two adjacent lounges, will open ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    17. Flash Marinated Snapper Ceviche at The Villa by Barton G

    New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to Flash Marinated Snapper Ceviche at The Villa by Barton GThose fortunate enough t ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    The Villa by Barton G.: Dining for the 1%

    ​The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans take home 24 percent of all national income, own 40 percent of the country's total wealth, and are most likely to be seen dining in any restaurant where Jeff O'Neill is the chef.O'Neill, who cut his chops in the masterful New York City kitchens of Daniel Boul ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Top Five Restaurants For Outdoor Dining: Beyond Best of Miami 2011

    Sitting outdoors at Red Light won't cost you a fortune.​Last year, we bestowed our Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining to Cecconi's Miami Beach for its lovely garden patio with retractable roof. And, of course, we like the food there too, a factor too often overlooked in "Best Outdoor Dining" compi ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    November 22, 2011

    The Villa by Barton G at the Versace Mansion In Pictures

    ​You won't be running into any of your friends from Occupy Miami at the Villa by Barton G. The one-percenter stronghold is heavily secured, full of Versace's original designs, and marked in more gold, mosaic, and fresco than the palace of a Russian Czar. If anybody in Miami could take the hous ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Villa By Barton G. (AKA Marriage Proposal Central): A First Taste

    Photo by Riki AltmanPour some sugar on me, baby!Gentlemen, we know you probably already spent thousands of dollars more than you ever anticipated on that little sparkly stone, but fork out a few more bucks if you want to make sure she accepts your proposal this Valentine's Day, take her to The Villa ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Recipe For The Villa's Clementine-Carrot Velouté

    ​Yesterday we wrote about the dazzling new menu unveiled by chef Jeff O'Neill at The Villa By Barton G. The chef has generously agreed to share his recipe for what he said was becoming a signature of the house: Clementine carrot velouté with peas, mascarpone cheese, and pumpernickel croutons. Her ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    The Villa by Barton G. Debuts Dazzling New Menu

    The Villa's soy-cured bigeye tuna.​Mustard caviar. Compressed cucumber. Celeriac mousse. Carbonated grapes. Dill pearls. Roquefort ice cream. These are just a few of the creative and eclectic ingredients on the sassy new menu just released by chef Jeff O'Neill at The Villa By Barton G.O'Neill, who ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    12 Most Memorable Bites of 2010

    Lee KleinBuena Vista Deli's Quiche​I can't say with certainty that these are the best meals I had over the past year -- I'm probably forgetting a taco grabbed on the road to Homestead or something. But these 12 dishes somehow seared themselves most upon my memory, which is what a great plate of fo ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    September 15, 2010

    Short Order Awards 2010 Nominees Are In... Vote Now!

    ​Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    New Gibraltar Chef Comes From The Stanley Hotel

    Jacob Katel The Gibraltar kitchen that awaits Melendez​We reported on Friday (see post below) that chef Jeff O'Neill had left The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa for The Villa by Barton G. So the obvious question becomes: Who takes over at Grove Isle? A manager at the hotel informed me that the ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    The Villa By Barton G Plucks Chef O'Neill From Gibraltar

    Chef Jeff O'Neill with a new backdrop​Gibraltar's loss is The Villa's gain: Chef Jeff O'Neill has been selected as the new executive chef of Barton G's elegant restaurant in Casa Casuarina. O'Neill opened Gibraltar last January, and earned raves for his Mediterranean fare there. His background inc ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Save the Date for Fairchild's Mango Culinary Conference

    Paula NiñoMango varieties at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Mango Brunch​Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will open this year's Annual International Mango Festival with a Mango Culinary Conference, a day of panel discussions that pairs Fairchild's tropical fruit experts and local chef ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Oil Spill Seafood: Miami Chefs Sound Off

    via Commercial and Recreational Fishing Closure in the Oil-Affected Portions of the Gulf of Mexico as of May 25th, 2010. Click for full size map.​The BP Oil Spill is now responsible for the closure of slightly more than 22 percent of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico's "exclusive econo ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Behind the Line: Gibraltar on Grove Isle

    photos by 305247.comOutside at Gibraltar on Biscayne Bay​Gibraltar on Grove Isle is one of the sexiest dinner joints in Miami. Set on a romantic island floating in Biscayne Bay just a stones throw from South Bayshore Drive, the location has seen more weddings than a Vegas chapel.Last Friday, Short ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Chefs with a Purpose Haiti at Hotel InterContinental in Pictures

    Paula Niño​Some 12 chefs came together last night at the InterContinental Miami to raise funds for International Firefighters Assistance in Chefs with a Purpose: Haiti, hosted by Channel 4 and the InterContinental. While some of the toques advertised, like Tim Andriola and Cindy Hutson, were not ... More >>