This Thursday, Miami's best chefs will utilize their collective culinary skills to combat childhood hunger at Taste of the Nation -- a gastronomic gathering that benefits Share Our Strength, the nation's leading anti-hunger group. A great cause, gourmet eats -- what's not to love? Of course, many ... More >>
Who likes being hungry? Nobody. That's precisely why Share Our Strength, the country's leading anti-hunger group, exists. Their No Kid Hungry campaign is fueled by the objective of ending childhood hunger in America. To do this, the Share Our Strength organization is bringing back its highly respe ... More >>
People often say Miami isn't quite part of the South. Yet Magic City chefs put out the best food at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Southern Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel late Sunday morning, even if they didn't have the longest lines. A little more than an hour into the event Em ... More >>
The last month of the new year saw a lot of anticipated 2012 restaurants opening under the wire. Ralph Pagano's Alba at Sole On The Ocean provides classic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood with a panoramic ocean view to the northernmost parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Although the official opening i ... More >>
Miami Beach is getting a new place for serious seafood when Lure Fishbar docks at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The restaurant is set to open in the former Emeril's space in the fall of 2013. This is the second Lure Fishbar to open. The New York City flagship garners consistent high marks for its c ... More >>
A painting by French modernist master Henri Matisse had been missing for more than a decade, but authorities uncovered it yesterday at, of all places, the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach during an undercover sting. The painting, which is estimated to be worth upward of $3 million, is the property of Sof√ ... More >>
Miami Spice Price Rise in 2012As soon as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau announced last month that it would be raising the Miami Spice price $4 for the "luxury" class of restaurants, and dropping the price $2 for those establishments deemed merely "fine dining"...well, I knew it w ... More >>
‚ÄčThe Loews Miami Beach Hotel's ballroom was filled with the good smells of Southern home cookin' yesterday at the annual Paula Deen Sunday Brunch. The room's crystal chandelier glistened as guests took their seats (most welcome after a weekend spent trying to juggle a plate and wine glass while st ... More >>
A woman was struck outside the Loews. ‚ÄčIn today's roundup of horrible things: a hit-and-run sends a woman flying into the air in South Beach, someone slams a car into a Hialeah McDonald's, a toddler who went for a tumble should be fine, and there might be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow in d ... More >>
Lee KleinGraeter's is the purple one.‚ÄčThe ice cream industry is really pushing the "National Ice Cream Month" promo this year, but in South Florida, every month is ice cream month. That's probably why local hotels are finally getting into the act with a new focus on inventive ice cream offerings ( ... More >>
‚Äč*Miami Spice is gearing up for another run. As always, there will be restaurants where the Spice price represents real value, and restaurants where you'd be better off dining √† la carte. It will run from August 1 through the end of September, and tickets have just gone on sale for the July 31 ki ... More >>
There's a new food blog in town and they want to give you a Miami culinary tour. [OnlinePR]Miami-based Benihana may get bought out. [Riptide]MGFD's pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith joins "World's Largest Girlfriends Getaway" at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. [PRweb]Miami Lakes convenience store robbed for $50,0 ... More >>
Miami Beach residents have a new reason to wake up at 4 in the afternoon -- the all new Miami Beach INcard! Released yesterday, the free sliver of black plastic issued by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce gives residents discounts at clubs, museums, hotels, restaurants and shops. And since that so ... More >>
Restaurateurs are increasingly seeking new ways to boost sales. I say: A good motto never hurts. And also: But a bad motto is funnier. In that spirit, allow me to lend some ideas for catchy tag lines -- don't worry restaurant owners, no charge for the suggestions!Motto for Einstein Bros. Bagels on A ... More >>
Eat, drink, and spend at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Sushi SoBe landed in the lobby of Loews Miami Beach Hotel with less razzmatazz than one might expect -- especially in light of the menu having been developed by one of just six Master Sushi Chefs in the United States. That would be Fuji Fujita, executive sushi chef for Loews Hotels. Execution of the ... More >>
Alejandro (Alex) Pinero has just been named chef de cuisine at Fratelli Lyon, the great regional Italian bistro that opened last May in Miami's Design DIstrict. Pinero, 35, is a Miami native who graduated Johnson & Wales University with honors. Between 1996 and 2004 he worked his way through th ... More >>
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Ocean Drive anniversary party
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The Gaucho Room (in the Loews Hotel)