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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Lee KleinSoFi 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 >>
Big, distinctive food and a distinctively big bill.
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 >>
Savor the South Philly flavor of Cheez Whiz.
This is the steak house of Marilyn Manson's dreams.
Here’s a sound machine for Gloria Estefan: the cash register — Ka-ching! Ka-ching!
In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.
Forget Rocco's; try Randazzo's
Carmen the dynamo and the Eager Latina
A new TV show goes live at The Restaurant
China Grill dismantles its empire
Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival
Restaurant openings, closings and changes
It's no breeze opening one of the grandest club concepts yet
Cheap shots and high steaks