Jeffrey Chodorow

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    22. Lorena Garcia: Mentor to Miami Chefs

    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 its o ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    China Grill to Open in Brickell: Innovative Space With Individual Bird's Nests

    It's been nearly two years since China Grill, the restaurant that in 1995 essentially started Miami Beach's dining renaissance, closed its doors and announced a move to Brickell. In April 2012, China Grill Management and Jeffrey Chodorow announced China Grill Brickell would open "in the fourth quar ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2013
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    August 13, 2013

    Biscayne Tavern's Fare Pairs Perfectly With a Cold Drink

    Smoked salmon spring rolls aren't the obvious choice at Biscayne Tavern, a downtown restaurant that peddles more fried potatoes than lox. So when your waiter says he prefers the dish over the "crispy Gulf shrimp dynamite," you order the rolls halfheartedly and glare at the shrimp platters passing by ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Plenty of Beer and Choice at Biscayne Tavern During Miami Spice

    Miami Spice is imminent and if you haven't already taken the time to peruse the menus of participating restaurants it's high time you do so. Here's a couple quick pieces of advice: You're looking for menus that offer a wide array of choices for each of the three courses. You're looking for restaura ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Biscayne Tavern Opens Tomorrow: Free Craft Beer With Dinner

    Whether you live or work in downtown Miami, you will have a new spot for burgers and beers when Biscayne Tavern officially opens tomorrow at the b2 Miami Downtown hotel.Decorated in modern dark brown tones and peppered with many, many flat screens, the tavern is an inviting place to watch your favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    March 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The term "March Madness" applied to the restaurant scene in Miami in March. Several heavily anticipated venues by some heavy hitters arrived:Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management has opened Biscayne Tavern at the b2 hotel in Downtown Miami. Though the restaurant is still in its "soft opening" p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    My Top Ten NYC Restaurants: What I Ate This Summer, Part Two

    It's such a challenge to select only ten little restaurants in a culinary mecca like New York City, but I don't want to overwhelm you (or embarrass myself by publicly declaring every item I consumed over the summer). If you didn't catch the first part of my back to school essay on 'What I Ate This S ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Miami Spice 2012: The Good, The Great and The Grudging, Part One

    Over the next three days, in the run-up to the August 1 roll-out of Miami Spice, I will rate the deals of some 50-plus menus as being good, great, or grudging.There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2012

    China Grill Moving From South Beach to Brickell

    The restaurant that in 1995 ushered in the contemporary era of South Beach dining, is closing its doors on Saturday, April 28th.China Grill Management and Jeffrey Chodorow announced that the shuttering of the iconic establishment will be a prelude to the opening of China Grill Brickell "in the fourt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Jonathan Eismann Shares His Secrets

    Photo by Riki AltmanChef Eismann takes quality control seriously.​Last week we told you about the pizza-making classes chef Jonathan Eismann hosts at Spartico (Have you signed up yet?), but now we'll delve a little deeper, both into the chef's personal story and his pizza-making background.Let's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Marc Randazzo's Cooking School of Hard Knocks

    Photo by Riki Altman Marc Randazzo left the boxing ring for the kitchen. And he never turned back.[This just in: Beginning tonight and running through December 23, bring your Fighter movie ticket stub to Randazzo's and get a free set of 'balls. Meatballs, that is. And we promise they'll be bi ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Eismann Talks 'Bout The Pacific Time/Q/El Scorpion Deal

    Jonathan Eismann speaks out on the Miami restaurant exchange program.The first thing restaurant genius Jonathan Eismann wants you to know is that Pacific Time will remain open throughout the summer. Some folks thought otherwise because of the big news that dropped in recent days: Jeffrey Chodorow an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Philippe Chow to Reopen in East Hampton

    Philippe Chow. ​While Philippe Chow is ostensibly still in a war with Mr. Chow in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles, the posh Hamptons still seem to be the sole domain of Philippe Chow. Last summer, Philippe Chow debuted a summertime outpost of their gourmet Chinese restaurant concept in East H ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 1, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Bacon Guacamole at El Scorpion

    The bacon craze is not new to South Florida, and the nation. However, this smoky trend is now infiltrating our Mexican restaurants. At nascent hot spot El Scorpion (in the old Tuscan Steak space on South Beach) pork-loving patrons can order bacon with their guacamole, nachos and tacos. The "Elvis" g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Mex Texts: Beer at Salsa Fiesta, Tequila (and Michelle) at Clarke's, Taco Bell in San Bernadino, and El Scorpion in Tuscany

    Photo by Lee Klein​SoFi AgaveThe transformation is complete: Starting today, the old Tuscan Steak space is El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen Tequila Bar. Ownership includes group that runs Maxim Prime Steakhouse in Atlanta,  Jeffrey Chodorow, and son Zach Chodorow -- said to have a heavy influenc ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009

    Asia de Cuba Wows in South Beach

    Big, distinctive food and a distinctively big bill.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Restaurant Preview 2

    Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez will be debuting this Monday in the  Design District. On Tuesday the Wynwood hood, which has been quiet as an empty canvas concerning food, will finally have a restaurant: Joey's, a contemporary Italian café at 2506 N.W. 2nd Avenue. Developer Joey Goldman and ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 2, 2008

    DiBono's Italian Café Opens in North Miami Beach

    Savor the South Philly flavor of Cheez Whiz.

  • Dining

    June 12, 2008

    Kobe Raises the Steaks

    This is the steak house of Marilyn Manson's dreams.

  • Dining

    September 21, 2006

    Chino-Latino No Go

    Here’s a sound machine for Gloria Estefan: the cash register — Ka-ching! Ka-ching!

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    The Tesseract

    In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.

  • News

    September 30, 2004
  • Dining

    June 17, 2004

    Spaghetti Star

    Forget Rocco's; try Randazzo's

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Side Dish

    Carmen the dynamo and the Eager Latina

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Reality TV Bites

    A new TV show goes live at The Restaurant

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Going, Going, Gone

    China Grill dismantles its empire

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Food Fight!

    Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Side Dish

    Restaurant openings, closings and changes

  • Dining

    June 7, 2001

    Putting Up a Billboard, Live

    It's no breeze opening one of the grandest club concepts yet

  • Dining

    February 1, 2001

    Side Dish

    Cheap shots and high steaks