Larry Carrino

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits

    Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    6. Kevin Cory of Naoe

    Kevin Cory -- sushi master, soft spoken chef, and seafood overlord -- is the man behind Naoe, an omakase-style Japanese restaurant in Brickell Key where dinners start at $160 and most of the menu is chef's choice. Sounds amazing, right? Wouldn't you just love to go tonight? Well, you can't. Cory is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    7. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Broken Shaker

    A few years back, you could get a good cocktail or two in Miami, sure. But more than likely, you'd be served Margaritas made with a corn syrup-laden mix. Maybe you could get a decent martini, but you'd probably wind up with Red Bull and vodka in a plastic cup at a trendy hotel pool bar, instead. Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    8. Larry Carrino of Brustman Carrino Public Relations

    We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Avoid Amy's Baking Company Freakout: Five Tips From PR Guru Larry Carrino

    Yesterday, the Internet completely blew up with the story of the war between Amy's Baking Company owners Amy and Samy and everyone on the planet earth (with the possible exception of some cats). The Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurateurs have the dubious distinction of having Kitchen Nightmares host Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    What Happens at Chef's Club Stays at Chef's Club

    Chef's Club, an informal gathering of some of Miami's hottest talent, has been meeting about every other month since about 2006. This invitation-only gathering of chefs and industry-insiders has a pretty simple goal -- to build and nurture a sense of community among South Florida restaurant professi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Michy's-To-Go is a No-Go (For Now)

    ​Chef/restaurateur Michelle Bernstein might be opening a new "to-go" version of Michy's in the same neighborhood as her flagship restaurant, Open Media Miami reported yesterday.Chariff Realty Group posted the enticing rumor on its Facebook page. A picture of the groundbreaking ceremony of the 10,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Giveaway: $50 Gift Certifcate for Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi at the Catalina Hotel on South Beach

    Jacob KatelChef Josh Wahler of Hell's Kitchen fame works tuna magic at Kung Fu Sushi on South Beach.​Last night, members of Miami's own Chef's Club got together over food and drink on the rooftop lounge of the Catalina Hotel's Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi on South Beach to network, knock a few b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    The Chefs Club, Where South Florida's Best Chefs Eat, Network, Make Deals and Bust Balls In Pictures

    Jacob Katel​ The mafia's got a way of referring to itself called "this thing of ours." Chefs are the same, not a mob, but a network of bosses, underbosses, and soldiers who put in work to bring home the fattest envelopes and be recognized for their accomplishments. It's no secret society, the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Winners and Losers at the SoBe Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting Village

    Saturday and Sunday marked the South Beach Wine & Food Fest's premier event, the Grand Tasting Village, which cordoned off a huge strip of South Beach the size of three or four football fields and filled it with hundreds of restaurants, distributors, wine vendors, and wineries, all flinging so m ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Basket Case

    That food package that says everything you want it to say

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    You and Me, Global Brother

    Boycott French wines or Asian restaurants? Let's get real, people!

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of November 9, 2000

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000
  • Dining

    September 14, 2000

    Side Dish

    Ciao to Chow and more