The Miami food scene really came into its own in 2013, with local Miami chefs opening innovative restaurants and the culinary community evolving into a sophisticated and cohesive entity. It's also been a year of drama and tragedy. In 2013, Terrazza's executive chef, Stefano Riccioletti, was struc ... More >>
The Miami Herald is reporting that chef/restaurateur Jonathan Eismann is being charged with a felony in connection with a car crash that occurred this past October, resulting in a pedestrial fatality. Read Also: Jonathan Eismann Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run
In the sea of headlines you'll read throughout the day, few will likely have anything to do with food. Unless that's your thing, of course. But if you're like us, it is your thing, and you thrive on hearing news about restaurants and chefs just as much (or maybe more) as you would hearing about w ... More >>
Just a short 18 months ago, chef Jonathan Eismann was one of the biggest names in Miami's restaurant scene with acclaimed eateries Pacific Time, Fin, Q, and Pizza Volante under his management. By last April, his enterprises began toppling: The restaurants folded, lawsuits piled up, and his Venetian ... More >>
Local 10 is reporting that former restaurateur-turned-realtor Jonathan Eismann has been involved in a fatal hit and run accident in Miami.The accident occurred around 8:47 a.m. Wednesday, on the corner of NW Third Street and 72nd Avenue.Eismann was driving a Ford Explorer and was involved in a crash ... More >>
Jonathan EismannEarlier this week, Miami New Times sat down with restaurateur Jonathan Eismann to discuss the disappearance of his restaurant empire and his new pizza venture (read the two-part interview here and here). At the helm of four successful venues last year (Pizza Volante, Fin, Q, ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanAnother perfect pieIf you missed the first part of this interview yesterday, click here. And you can go here for one of Eismann's pizza recipes plus info about his upcoming cooking classes.New Times: Did your parents cook?Jonathan Eismann: My parents owned a hotel when I ... 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 >>
We'll miss seeing this little guy parked on N. Miami AvenuePizza Volante, what was left of Jonathan Eismann's mini-restaurant empire in the Design District, has shut its doors. Less than two years after opening, the small pizza place on North Miami Avenue followed the fate of its siblings, Pacifi ... More >>
Eismann goes from Pacific Time to Pizza ManOh where, oh where has Jonathan Eismann been? Before he recently shuttered three of his four restaurants -- including Pacific Time, we heard rumblings he was consulting with the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove. But when we interviewed him, ... More >>
Courtesy of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill and South Florida FoodiesMiami's First Annual Ceviche Throwdown is Sunday, October 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. Participating chefs include Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill), Clay Conley (formerly of Azul), Jonathan Eismann (Fin), Douglas Rodriguez (Ocean/De Rodri ... More >>
Fin crab cake can now be grabbed for lunch.Fin and Q American Barbeque begin serving lunch this Wednesday, September 22. Both of Jonathan Eismann's restaurants will open at 11:30 a.m. and offer lunch until 5 p.m. -- and then dinner from 5 until 11 p.m. Think salads, burgers, and sandwiches stuffe ... More >>
Lee KleinSpanish mackerel at FinWith all the hubbub over Norman's 180 debut, perhaps you missed the news that Fin, Jonathan Eismann's local, sustainable seafood restaurant in the Design District, opened its doors last night. Short Order sampled some of Fin's dishes back in December, including a d ... 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 >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Jonathan EismannJonathan Eismann and Dewey LoSasso Past winners of our annual lifetime achievement type of award (where seniority counts!): Van Aken, Militello, Suss ... More >>
via U.S. Coast GuardIncendiary device prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico.The BP oil spill has put all of South Florida in an officially declared State of Emergency. Not long before that announcement was made, we reached out to seafood industry folks ... More >>
An exceedingly short clip from next weeks' Cafe review, which will be an overview of Miami dining, 2009:Michelle Bernstein added the Omphoy in Palm Beach, Doug Rodriguez doubled his pleasure with D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor, and Jonathan Eismann quadrupled his on the western fringe of the D ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinFinA fun time was had by all at the Jonathan Eismann restaurant tour last week. The event was held in cahoots with Friends of the James Beard Foundation as a means of raising funds for the organization as well as to showcase new developments on the west side of the Design Distri ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinPalm Beach Spanish Mackerel at FinSupport Miami's Schoolchildren The Design District will be celebrating Family Day tomorrow, December 12, and proud daddy Jonathan Eismann will be taking part by: Exhibiting beautiful artwork by the talented students of South Pointe Elementary sc ... More >>
A few years ago I wrote a feature in New Times called Foie Wars, in which a dozen local chefs offered their views on the bloated liver controversy. I bring this up not to revisit the debate, but rather as a cheesy way to recycle a past article for self-promotional reasons. And also because I thought ... More >>
Jonathan Eismann, Chef/Owner Pacific Time and Pizza VolanteBest Squid in Ho Chi Minh City, cooked over a fire in a old steel drum in the street, Best Pork Chops in history there, too. Saigon Killer Pork Chops!Best Chinese and Dim Sum at a place right next to the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.B ... More >>
Jonathan Eismann's Pacific Time in the Miami Design District is just over a year old. According to Eismann, it reminds him of his old Lincoln Road location (back when the outdoor mall was an empty strip). "In a lot of ways, it's very similar. I remember Lincoln Road in '93 being very quiet at night. ... More >>
It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>
In 2008, our city's gastronomic curve trended sharply upward.
I recently came into possession of a half-dozen back issues of Esquire, a magazine somewhat obsessed with naming the best of this and the best of that. The food section is no exception -- three of the issues I thumbed through featured such listings. I took a tally to see how Miami fared:MARCH ISSUE: ... More >>
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