The restaurant industry basically runs on booze and cigarettes, so it's no surprise that most chefs have more than a little knowledge when it comes to libations. Pair a trained palate with a taste for craft brews -- and you've got yourself some serious experts on all things beer.
So in honor of Ame ... More >>
May may be National Hamburger Month, but Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez doesn't want the burger's Latina cousin to be forgotten amidst all the meaty hoopla.
New York may have a White Castle obsession and Minneapolis might be manic about their Juicy Lucy, but we have our fritas. The frita, a seasoned bur ... More >>
When the Pubbelly boys open restaurants, they call them concepts. Their strategies, though, are not about location. It's not décor. Or cuisine. Or even target crowd.
The concept, rather, is Pubbelly.
The word describes not food or ambience, but brand. And PB Steak -- the latest South Beach restau ... More >>
There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>
On Sunday evening in the courtyard of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, there were more than 19 stations serving caja china roast pork, mojitos, and wine. A live band took the stage, and songs such as Rosario's "Meneito" filled the air. As the night wore on, a light drizzle fell upon SoBeWFF's Sw ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for 2013, and South Florida has seven reasons to be very proud.This is actually the beginning of the long road to winning a coveted James Beard Award. The semifinalist list will be whittled down Mar ... More >>
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill's Dinner With Friends series is about to come to a close with one last blow-out dinner party to benefit Share Our Strength.The series, which pairs Sugarcane's Timon Balloo with a visiting guest chef, will host its final dinner at the restaurant's new private dining space, the ... More >>
If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified.
We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... More >>
If you think government is meddling in your affairs now (we're talking to you, Fox News), you should have been around in the early 20th Century, when Christian organizations and the federal government decided that most of our country's ills -- such as poverty, mental illness, crime, and bad behavior ... More >>
Just when cows were breathing a sigh of relief over the pork craze created by Pubbelly comes bad news for bovines...but good news for us!Pubbelly partners Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin have just announced the opening of PB Steak in the former Joe Allen space on Purdy Avenue in M ... More >>
The team behind the Pubbelly quartet of restaurants in Miami Beach is bringing their growing empire to the mainland and is planning another Barceloneta, their Spanish tapas concept, to South Miami.The team in late September filed papers with the state forming Barceloneta Management Group, LLC and Ba ... More >>
Macchialina Taverna Rustica is something of a stretch for the Pubbelly team of Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner. It stretches the perimeter of their little empire from the Sunset Harbour section of South Beach -- where Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi, and Barceloneta are all bundled on 20 ... More >>
Johnson & Wales University graduates hang their toques at some of South Florida's best restaurants. Chefs like Timon Balloo, Michelle Bernstein, and Jose Mendin have gone from JWU's campus to some of the finest and most lauded kitchens in Miami.
Johnson & Wales University and Miami Spice have gotten together to reward you for what's probably your most annoying habit ...taking pictures of your dinner and then tweeting them. Hey, we do it all the time, under the pretense of "it's our job".Here's how it works: Just enjoy a meal at one of t ... More >>
Pubbelly and its sister restaurants Pubbelly Sushi and Barceloneta Spanish Bistro & Mercat were game changers for the restaurant scene in Miami Beach. Gone was the wide breach between expensive dining and the "grab a bite" restaurants and cafes that lined Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Here was a ... More >>
Johnson & Wales University North Miami is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a unique contest. And to help them, they've enlisted the aid of some of their culinary school alumni.Alumni who, by the way, happen to be behind the burners at some of Miami's best restaurants.To celebrate JWU's N ... More >>
Not so long ago, the South Beach dining scene was one big tourist trap of overpriced and overhyped restaurants. But then came the enterprising team of chefs Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro and managing partner Andreas Schreiner, a crew that has been single-handedly filling the trendy zip code with ... More >>
Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin of Pubbelly.Almost a year after opening Pubbelly, the dream team behind South Beach's favorite Asian-inspired gastropub is bringing two new distinct flavors to Miami. Owners Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin are opening Pub ... More >>
Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarra, Andreas SchreinerOverly eager business owners and publicists are notorious for announcing new restaurant births only to have the public wait, and wait, and wait for an actual opening. Pubbelly, Miami's newest Asian-inspired gastropub, is no exception.We announce ... More >>
We spent Sunday afternoon at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village, walking around the massive tents around 13th and Ocean tasting mostly liquor. It's no secret that this event has become less about the bites and more about the booze -- well, and the celebrity ... More >>