Miami is getting pretty fancy-schmancy this Columbus Day weekend, people. If you have "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" but your wallet implies more of a beer budget, fret not, dear friends because we've got you covered. Visit one of two swanky special food trucks this weekend when both the Cl ... More >>
It's hard to believe but Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is turning eight in a few months, a rare feat considering that about 30 percent of restaurants are doomed to failure, according to a recent UCF study. So what keeps Michael's Genuine relevant? Restaurateur Michael Schwartz's answer is as genu ... More >>
With plenty of fish in the sea, options are plentiful -- finding that special catch is no easy task. Miami isn't lacking seafood restaurants, but there are some that keep themselves well hidden. Take AltaMare, the Italian-inspired "hook-to-table" seafood joint that's décor exudes an pretentious air ... More >>
A leggy, tan woman wearing a white halter top struts along a worn wooden dock overlooking the Miami River. Her lips curl to smile as she passes a glistening champagne bucket dripping with condensation and tables piled with cracked stone crab claws. A doe-eyed hostess escorts the woman and her husban ... More >>
Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>
Maybe it's fitting that Valentine's Day's beginnings were filled with tales of saints and martyrs. If you feel forced to celebrate the day with poems, hearts, and flowers, blame it on 18th-century England, where the day evolved into what we now recognize as the opportunity for confectioners and flor ... More >>
Danny Serfer is no stranger to breast cancer. "My mother died 11 years ago this month," he says. With a mission to raise awareness, he's teamed up with Cobaya founders to host a one-night-only Pink Collar dinner featuring the best caviar, the best stone crabs, and the best truffles (which were plu ... More >>
Another Monday has come and slapped us in the face. This week's caffeinated fantasy includes a bedside espresso machine and beer bongs rigged to dispense chilly cold-brew coladas as we hit the snooze. If coffee is merely the "how" in our our start to the week, we must lean hard on the "why" to get ... More >>
Every evening, swarms of rich, hungry people roam the blocks south of Fifth Street in South Beach, looking for a place to plunk down big bucks for an upscale dinner.Or at least that seems to be the scenario envisioned by a couple of restaurateurs who recently moved into the neighborhood. Estiatorio ... More >>
We previously tweeted with Executive Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba Dromo about his departure from American Noodle Bar, but when we sat down with him to try out Samba's newest menu items, called Gunkan sushi (which translates to "battleship" in Japanese), we just had to ask what it was like t ... More >>
Lesley ElliottTomorrow is National Oyster Day, as if we needed an excuse to honor the most delectable of readily edible seafood, fit for consumption as soon as it is pulled from the sea. We begged Executive Chef Sean Bernal of Blue Door Fish at the Delano, for public insight into his private coll ... More >>
This Valentine's weekend might be your best chance in years to eat these aphrodisiacs.
Ply her with aphrodisiacs all night, and you've got it made, right? This week in New Times, Robb Walsh dispenses pearls of wisdom on the world's favorite bivalve here. And below, a plan to spend your V-Day shelling out:Sage Bistro and Oyster Bar 2000 Harrison St,, Hollywood, 954-391-9466 This sw ... More >>
The new Fontainebleau joint stakes its claim as a great Miami Beach steak house.
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be honoring both Martha and the Mondavi winemakers at its annual tribute brunch this Sunday, and the aforementioned honorees are preparing the meal.
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