• Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Five Wines for Five Occasions from Master Sommelier Larry Stone

    If you're anything like the rest of us in the first world, you've spent many a panic-induced 10 minutes scanning the shelves of a liquor store before heading to a party. Choosing the right booze is one of those etiquette skills most of us never learn, leaving us as the loser who always shows up spor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    db Bistro Moderne Named One of Wine Enthusiast's Top Wine Restaurants

    There's more to downtown's swanky db Bistro Moderne than sleek digs and elegant eats -- there's also wine. Lots and lots of wine. Proof: the contemporary, French-inspired bistro is getting official props for its impressive vino selection in the newest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine. They've be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Whole Foods North Miami Opens May 1

    Residents of North Miami will now have a place to buy sustainable seafood, prepared foods, and local produce when Whole Foods Market opens Wednesday, May 1.The art-deco-inspired shop is the company's 19th Florida store. Another Whole Foods, located in downtown Miami, is in the works.Whole Foods is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Miami Spice 2012: The Good, The Great and The Grudging, Part One

    Over the next three days, in the run-up to the August 1 roll-out of Miami Spice, I will rate the deals of some 50-plus menus as being good, great, or grudging.There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Meat Market's Sarah Almand Gives Good Wine Advice

    Courtesy of Meat Market​When we hear sommelier we think well-suited-gentleman with a stiff upper lip who looks down his nose at you for ordering anything less than a $100 bottle of wine. Sarah Almand, Meat Market's delightfully spirited sommelier, is different.A Florida native, she was a geography ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Gibraltar Brunch Buffet for Father's Day

    John ZurThe view from an outside table. ​Gibraltar, at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, in Coconut Grove, is an oasis within a tropical paradise. Spectacular views of Biscayne Bay from both indoor and outdoor dining areas make it a worthy destination. On Sundays, executive chef Rafael Melendez rolls out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Vita by Baoli Serves Classic Tournedos Rossini

    ​Serious culinary students learn about tournedos Rossini the way aspiring rock 'n' rollers pick up the licks to "Johnny B. Goode." It's a classic. On the other hand, you see tournedos Rossini on contemporary menus about as often as you hear the Chuck Berry tune on contemporary radio. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Thanksgiving Restaurant Deals: The Worst, The Best, and The Rest

    ​​Let's forget all the obligatory turkey talk and get down to the wavy gravy: A slew of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving Day specials, and we've sorted through them for you. This means a studious scrutiny of the menus as they relate to value and overall allure (listed prices do not include ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Oprah's Vegan Chef at Sublime

    Dude comes with a price tag. Deconstructed Press Release: Ft. Lauderdale—Fresh from his stint as Oprah Winfrey's chef for her 21-Day Cleanse... um, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of a "cleanse" to stop eating for a while? Don't you drink a lot of juice and warm water with lemon? An ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2008

    Escopazzo Goes Organic

    Italian restaurant shows slow-food roots.

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    July 21, 2005
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    May 26, 2005

    Lost in Translation

    Suffering from a stifling case of Wynter blues

  • Dining

    August 5, 1992