Joshua Marcus

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    December 31, 2013

    Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    A fresh, new year is upon us. Time to make resolutions and plans. It's also a good time to anticipate new restaurants about to open in Miami. And there are a bunch of them. From food trucks continuing to go brick-and-mortar like Latin Burger & Taco, to celebrity chefs staking their claim under our s ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Soups

    Soup isn't the obvious choice in Miami, a city that runs on sunshine year-round. But every now and then, the temperature dips below the seventies and we get the urge to put on a scarf and slurp a delicious bowl of soup. That's why we've listed the top soups in town. So if you need to feed your so ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Blue Collar's Danny Serfer Lists His Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Danny Serfer gets a lot of love. Blue Collar fans rave over the tiny restaurant's $16 veggie plate. They also laud his less salubrious offerings: vaca frita-topped tostones, wild Florida shrimp jambalaya, and the famed "Corben" -- a heaping portion of brisket, Portuguese muffins, jus, latkes, and ap ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Underground Dining Guide: Kulinary Therapy to Cobaya to Shelley-belly to Copperbox

    Underground dinners and pop-up events are two very different things. When you sign up for a pop-up, you know where you'll be dining, what you'll be eating, and who will be cooking your meal. Underground dinners -- also known as supper clubs -- are planned clandestinely. You might pay for a seat be ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Josh's Deli Scores Small Business Grant, Launches Donuts

    Josh's Deli received the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant from Miami-Dade county yesterday. The grant, which provides financial assistance to for-profit small businesses, awards different sums to each grantee. The Surfside deli, known for its house-cured meats and homespun eats, was granted $2,500. ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    John's Tacos: Nighttime Co-Op With Josh's Deli Brings Mexican Fare to Surfside

    John O'Connell studied classic French cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America, but it's his zeal for Mexican fare that led to John's Tacos, a nighttime co-op with Joshua Marcus, owner of Josh's Deli in Surfside. O'Connell, who moved to Miami from New York three years ago, takes over the accla ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    December 18, 2012

    Seven Best New Restaurants of 2012 In Miami

    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 >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Latkes for Hanukkah: Joshua Marcus of Josh's Deli Shares His Recipe

    If you want to make latkes like Joshua Marcus of Josh's Deli, then you must first make chicken soup. After you have made chicken soup, then you must cool it in the refrigerator. After a few hours, a white, pasty substance will rise to the brim of the surface. Skim it off with a spoon and reserve. T ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    July 4, 2012

    Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing: The Love Comes Through The Surfside Eatery

    By the time Joshua Marcus and his partners opened Chow Down Grill in Surfside during the spring of 2010, he had already exhibited his talents at a number of well-known Miami establishments, including La Sandwicherie, Timo, North One Ten, China Grill, and BLT Steak. Last year, Marcus debuted a second ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Passover: Three Award-Winning Matzah Ball Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

    Three matzah ball recipes. One, from Joshua Marcus (Chow Down Grill, Josh's Deli & Appetizing), uses duck schmaltz and ginger beer ("I own an Asian restaurant so the ginger beer and duck schmaltz seemed apropos."). Another, from Sharon Locke of Delray Beach, calls for rolling the balls in a cinn ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. 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​99. Chow Fun at Chow Down GrillNoodles m ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Chow Down Fridays Start December 2 at Chow Down Grill SoBe

    Courtesy of Chow Down Grill Chow, drink and be merry​Chow Down Grill announces yet another reason to be there almost every night of the week (not that we're complaining). In addition to Sweet & Low Tuesdays, Munch Wednesdays, TakeOut Thursdays, and once a month Dig Sum Dim Sum Burlesqu ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Gigi's, Jimmy'z, Tapas y Tintos: Can Second Restaurants Equal Their Forebears?

    ​For a popular restaurant to spawn a second locale is nothing new. Indeed, some restaurateurs claim that this is the only way to start seeing any real profits. Until recently, however, this phenomenon hasn't happened much in these parts. Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Le Sandwicherie, Sushi Maki and nu ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Chef Brana at Chow Down Grill Tomorrow For Common Threads Benefit

    billwisserphotos.comChow down for a good cause.​As part of a week-long series of benefit events, Chef Jeffrey Brana will check in as guest chef at chef/owner Joshua Marcus' Chow Down Grill tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 7th, to help raise funds for Common Threads. Brana will create a multi ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Blog Watch: Cobaya, Burgers and Pancakes

    Paula NiñoGiant oyster with habanero-citrus cauliflower by chef Joshua Marcus at the latest Cobaya dinner​Food for Thought offers a recap of the latest Cobaya dinner at Chow Down Grill.Chadzilla suggests we check out American Noodle Bar and Pastry is Art.Les Dames d'Escoffier are holding the ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    The Weekly Wrap-Up: Noisy Sun Chip Bags and Rare Bananas

    Trina Sargalski​This week in Short Order ...Are those Sun Chip bags really that noisy?Chef Paula Da Silva talks about her new job at 1500 Degrees RestaurantWho has the best bandeja paisa?David New of Ability Explosion talks madeleines and dining in the dark.Food writing luminaries are headed to Ke ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Joshua Marcus of Chow Down Grill Is a Chopstick Nazi​Chef/owner of Chow Down Grill Joshua Marcus doesn't stock chopsticks. No way. No how. Why? It makes sense to him, but not to many others. At one time, it caused a bit of a stir on his Facebook and Twitter pages. We wanted to know what he had to say about the whole aff ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    Chow Down Grill: Fresh, Asian-Inspired Fare in Surfside

    Paula NiñoChop Down Chop​Chow Down Grill has been serving Asian-inspired fare in Surfside for a little over a month but the restaurant has already created quite a bit of buzz. The small, cozy restaurant is the creation of Joshua Marcus, who formerly worked in the kitchens of BLT Steak and China ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Oceanaire Seafood Room Brickell Hosts Chef's Club

    Jacob KatelCan you name all these chefs?​ Monday night at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Brickell, Chef Sean Bernal hosted the Chef's Club, a semi-monthly meeting of some of the tri-county's best food talent for eats, drinks, talkin' smack, and hanging out. Just some of the chefs who came through w ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Chow Down Grill's Chef Talks Ingredients

    via​ You might have heard about new Surfside restaurant Chow Down Grill on Eater, Power Rankings, or even the restaurant's construction blog on Facebook, but here's what former China Grill executive sous chef and BLT Steak alum Joshua Marcus hasn't told anybody:"I will be op ... More >>