MCI Inc.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Holiday Gift Guide: Ten Presents for the Miami Foodie

    The holidays revolve around eating, which is why it makes perfect sense for your gift-giving to revolve around eating too. And with Christmas less than two weeks away, it's officially shopping crunch time. To help get your gift list squared away, we've rounded up a selection of food-themed present ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Good Beer Larry on Super Bowl Food and Brew Pairings

    Let's face it, Super Bowl Sunday isn't about touchdowns, halftime shows or hot cheerleaders. Second only to Thanksgiving in the quantity of food consumed by Americans, it's a foodie holiday more than anything else. And for this particular caloric onslaught, beer is the beverage of choice. But don't ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Casa Vinicola Zonin's Italian Culinary Experience Showcases Puglia Region With Help From Ritz-Carlton Chef Ezio Gamba

    Step off the elevator and onto the third floor at the Miami Culinary Institute's main building downtown, and you come across an impressive facility. About 50 seats surround a stage kitchen where some of the city's finest culinary practitioners and educators lecture on the art and science of fine din ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Norman Van Aken: Culinary School Will Definitely Make You a Better Chef

    It is 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and world-renowned chef Norman Van Aken is in his office at the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) with the third issue of critically-acclaimed Lucky Peach magazine, a "quarterly journal of food and writing." Inside the pages of the mag, created by Chef David Chang, an interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Give Tuyo a Chance!

    ​In the last few days, Short Order has published several posts excoriating Miami Dade College's new Tuyo restaurant for not hiring college students. I stand behind those articles.I want to make clear, though, the place is just getting started. We will review it after it's a little more established ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Already Failing Its Students

    ​I'll never forget the dread of marching from kitchen to dining room towards the table I was serving with a bottle of French wine in hand. It was at the Culinary Institute of America's fine French restaurant -- the first time I had ever waited on a table, and the second time I was taking this part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Why Doesn't Miami Dade College's Tuyo Employ Students?

    ​The Miami Culinary Institute cultivates culinary talent but doesn't put it to good use, at least not at its new, high-end restaurant, Tuyo, which opened a few days ago on its top floor. With 40 students inducted last spring into Miami Dade College's newest addition and 90 more this fall, director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Digs in to New Organic Edible Garden

    Courtesy Gabriele Marewski ​Miami Dade College's Miami Culinary Institute will soon welcome some new buds into its kitchen.  On July 14, the MCI will host the grand opening of its organic garden, where every plant will provide edible fruits, berries, herbs, or even flowers. These crops ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Building a Better Nightclub

    Can the developers of a new superbar keep the dance floor packed?

  • Culture

    August 15, 2002

    Drama Cubano

    The voices of Cubans, here and from the island, are resounding onstage

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Teele’s (Or)Deal

    A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Requiem for a Lightweight Nightclub

    Billboardlive is still blaming Sept. 11 for its many troubles

  • Dining

    March 8, 2001

    Side Dish

    The next Lincoln Road and more

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Bean Counter's Paradise

    Miami finally hired an auditor with talent and fortitude. His work thus far will enrich the city and turn your stomach.

  • News

    June 3, 1999
  • News

    January 16, 1997
  • Music

    January 18, 1996
  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Reach Out and Really Touch Someone

    Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.

  • Music

    September 21, 1994
  • News

    June 9, 1993

    The Cuban Connection

    "You've reached Fidel Castro's voice mail. Please press 1 to leave a message, or 2 to hear his opinion about this new telephone service."