Mina's Mediterraneo opened a few months ago but feels like it's been around for years. You could credit the food, which features cozy dishes like mac 'n' cheese, coq au vin, and spaghetti Bolognese. Or perhaps it's the setting -- a refurbished Haitian church on the Upper Eastside's NE 79th Street, a ... More >>
For a celebrity, being in the news is a fact of life. But Paula Deen's fall from grace is the kind of media coverage that's not exactly PR driven. Since June, the Southern "lady" has been dropped by Food Network (although her page is still featured on their site, along with over 2,000 recipes); Tar ... More >>
Talk to any successful chef and he (or she) will tell you that opening a restaurant takes grit and guts. Expect to drop substantial cash, kill your social life, and put an end to luxuries like sleep and days off. To top it off, you must enter the culinary battlefield knowing most restaurants won't m ... More >>
The Miami chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier welcome everyone to their fourth annual Tropical Brunch on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schnebly Redland's WineryThis weekend, the fundraising event is catered by Les Dames (for which I am secretary of the local chapter) as well as numerous culinary s ... More >>
C. Stiles Jeff McInnisIt was while watching the PBS show Point of View about the Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition (Kings of Pastry) -- in which classically-trained pastry chefs undergo intense training and pressure to vie for the honor of being one of France's finest ... More >>
Arlo HaskellArlo Haskell is a Key West native, a poet and, for the last three years, a member of the small staff responsible for putting on the annual Key West Literary Seminar.In January 2011 the annual event -- which started in 1983 and has a different theme each year -- will explore food in li ... More >>
Say you wanted to kill someone you admire -- not that we're advocatin'.
Jacques PépinDid you know Emmy-winner, author, and celebrated French chef Jacques Pépin will be here in our very own city November 13 to take on Mr. Michelin 3-star Eric Ripert in a cook-off? Damn, it's going to get really hot in the Arsht Center that night, especially since our favorite kitche ... More >>
Come to us Todd.Still not announcing any concrete plans to move into our neighborhood, Todd English continues to make us swoon from afar. Now that he's got da Campo Osteria in Fort Lauderdale, Figs in Palm Beach Gardens, and Wild Olives coming to Boca in the old Opus 5 location (oooh--was I suppo ... More >>
The Terminator is back. Plus 39 other movies we can't wait to see this season.
Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>
It stops sharks and sunburn. Hell, it costs less than $10 per bottle.
Ortanique on the Mile