The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, and two Miami toques have made the list within the restaurant and chef categories. Jeff McInnis, executive chef and partner at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at Michael' ... More >>
2012 is turning out to be a good year, indeed, for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. The modest and talented chef is on her way this weekend to New York City for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, May 7, whe ... More >>
On Monday, the 2012 James Beard finalists were announced, leaving Michael's Genuine Food & Drink pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith the last hope of Miami taking home a coveted Beard award this year. Her boss, Michael's chef/owner Michael Schwartz, received the Beard award for Best Chef South in 2010 ... More >>
I used to think living in Miami was hard. It's pretty tough dealing with the traffic, the heat, and the chulos psst-psst-ing at you when you're just trying to walking down the street in peace. But I was wrong. Living in the 305 is easy in comparison to the Big Apple. New York is a bitch. And like ... More >>
Lee KleinWill Morimoto chef serve Morimoto sake?Restaurateur Stephen Starr (Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale) is set to debut his second South Florida Restaurant, Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops, in late March. Why are we genuinely optimistic? Namesake chef Makoto Okuwa is a disciple of the famed Chef Mo ... More >>
A joint project by FUNDarte and the Miami Light Project, the Global Cuba Fest returns for its third annual edition this weekend. But where last year it was a multiple-day, stand-alone event with daily concerts that weren't cheap, organizers have wised up this year. It's now being mounted in one e ... More >>
Back on April 2, I wrote about Gregory “Silk” Thomas, a colorful character living on Miami Beach who's had more than his fair share of run-ins with the city’s PO-lice. Thomas, a tall man with graying dreadlocks and gold teeth, reached out to me after he was fired from his custodial job at 1100 ... More >>
Two Men with the Blues (Blue Note)
Miami Beach Police just won't let Gregory "Silk" Thomas go straight.
"Miami residents should take development where we can get it. Its basically our last chance."
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten had big fun with a very big legend
A Southern-style church service is a magnet for eerie, heavenly harmonies
Erstwhile Smiths spin in Miami
Our bodies are temples so we better dance
In South Florida theater, what's old is the next new thing
Another generation of "Isadorables" dance across the Colony's stage
So there is a sleeping theater giant waiting to be awakened in Broward
Out of the past, an Italian classic finally reaches America, and Miami
Guaco is salsa's best kept secret
Reinaldo Arenas detested Miami's exile culture as much as Castro's tyranny, and he wasn't shy about saying so
Yes, there are drums in Colombia
You know you've got an image problem when ...
The frontier mentality
When he appeared in Miami last year, jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba ignited a firestorm of controversy. Though he now lives in South Florida, he just wants to play music, not politics.
The Castro government is marketing music, and the whole world is buying. Except Miami.
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
They induced the best national acts to play in a small barroom, and now they're shutting down. Blame the owners. Blame the Beach. Blame yourself.