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    November 26, 2014

    Chef Peter Vauthy's Ultimate Turkey Tips For Thanksgiving Success

    Thanksgiving is tomorrow and you're probably getting ready to pick up your turkey. Before you lay one finger on that bird, let Red the Steakhouse's Peter Vauthy show you how to get the most from your turkey. What, you say? A steakhouse chef who talks turkey? Let's just put it this way. At a recent ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Get LuckyRice and P.I.G. Out

    Miami is really gearing up for the upcoming season's worth of parties. To keep up with all the festivals and events, we suggest easing into the weekend with a casual happy hour on Friday (and we just happen to have discovered two new, fabulous ones). Then, on Saturday, partake in a little brunch ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    Burger Beast's Top Turkey This Saturday: Thanksgiving Dishes From Your Favorite Food Trucks

    Don't want to wait for Thanksgiving to stuff your face with turkey? Burger Beast is here to save the day. This Saturday, more than 20 food trucks will gather at Magic City Casino for the third-annual Top Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge, where they'll duke it out for bragging rights and a trop ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    The Dutch's Conor Hanlon, Miami's Lambassador, Recipes For Barbecue Harissa Lamb and Lamb Bolognese

    If you are looking for a lamb feast, try the Dutch's Winter Wonderlamb dinner on November 13 at 7 p.m. Priced at $45 a person, this dinner party will consist of live-action stations and will feature a menagerie of guest chefs, each debuting their signature lamb dish. Some interesting facts about ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

    It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly. In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outpos ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Pop-Ups, Made-Ups, and Tatas

    This weekend is all about the pop-up, the made-up, and the tatas. And all come in pairs! First the pop-up: There are two different pop-ups this weekend: a speakeasy and a beer garden. Then the made-up: As in made-up holidays. Again, there are two. National Taco Day and National Vodka Day happen ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Ten Best Sandwiches in Miami

    Something about meat and condiments shoved between two pillowy slices of bread does it every time. Sandwiches are worthy of love sonnets and dying words. They can even unite the world. "All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Montefiore Café: Kosher with a Twist of Lemon and Parsley

    The atmosphere is what you might expect from a kosher restaurant in Mid Beach: an Israeli having a pressed bagel sandwich while talking business on his cell phone, two Orthodox women wearing tichels (kerchiefs) on their heads and donning casual uniforms of long denim skirts. Located at 41st Street ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Aaron Brooks Cooking Class at Edge: Chef Has Lost 20 Pounds (Photos)

    Aaron Brooks is one of 12 Miami chefs participating in the Fit to Fight weight loss challenge, which is just two weeks shy of coming to closing. So far the executive chef of Edge Steak & Bar has lost a whopping 20 pounds, most of which he attributes to his new found diet. In order to share the wea ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Whole Foods One Day Rotisserie Chicken Sale: Weekend Recipes for Your Whole Roasted Bird

    Roasted chicken might just be everyone's go-to comfort meal. In celebration of the crispy yet juicy bird, Whole Foods is hosting a one-day national sale today on their humanely raised, antibiotic-free and all organic seasoned whole roasted chicken. Five dollars will get you a long way today -- din ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    NIU Kitchen: Catalan Tapas Spot Shows Promise for Downtown Dining

    Not long after sunset, downtown Miami is so deserted the click of a changing traffic light echoes like a gunshot. Once-bustling cafeterias and shops closed hours ago. In the inky darkness, steel shutters rattle in the wind. But then you turn a corner and a cool-yellow glow pours onto the stained si ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    One Empanada to Rule Them All: Where to Find Empanadas de Pabellon

    Argentineans, Cubans, Colombians, please accept my apologies. Your empanadas pale in comparison to Venezuela's beef, bean and sweet plantain-filled empanadas de pabellon. Yes, your empanadas are delicious. Their flaky crusts, either baked or friend, are tantalizing. The savory fillings -- from Cuba ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Albie's Sub Factory Serves Substantial Steak, Breakfast, and Burger Sandwiches

    Albie, also known as Alberto Ruiz, knows subs. For more than a decade, he worked at his family's business Subs on the Run. He has recently broken free and created a sub factory all his own. On a recent visit to Albie's Sub Factory, the six-week-old deli right where a sign welcomes you to Uleta neig ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    June 5, 2014

    Chef Phillip Bryant's Ten Tips For a Perfect Backyard Barbecue

    In every part of the United States people are rejoicing at the end of a long, tough winter and the start of the best season of all -- grilling season. Granted, a harsh winter for us means we had to break out a sweatshirt from time to time, but Miamians still love to grill their hearts out. With Fath ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Magnificent on Multiple Levels

    You'll find all the usual suspects at the all-glass, four-story restaurant on Collins Avenue. There's the purr of Lamborghinis out front, the parade of Real Housewives in tight bandage dresses, and a short red carpet unrolled. But, like a beacon, the glowing fuchsia lights outside indicate something ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    King Crab City: Inside the Fontainebleau's "Water World"

    The Fontainebleau has crabs, and it's exactly the type you're thinking -- king crab. These bad boys are the rulers of all crustaceans and an extreme delicacy not just in the states, but around the world. They make their way from the Nordic and Berin Seas down to South Florida and currently reside in ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Top Ten Best Meatballs in Miami

    We've got meatballs on the mind. These rolled wonders vary in size, meat mixtures, texture, price, and quantities but when you break into a good ball, you just know. A dollop of cheese on top or spaghetti below, substantial meatballs can hold up and pass the sneeze test. We refuse to lose our poor m ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Top Ten Warning Signs You're Dating a Foodie

    Foodies -- they're like regular people, only more obnoxious and food-obsessed. Relax, we can say that -- we wear our douche-baguette card like a sad badge of honor that we would steal from a little old lady holding the last marble rye. Sure, Julia Child may have said, "People who love to eat are al ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    April 1, 2014

    Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine: A Culinary Oasis in a Pinecrest Strip Mall

    Tucked away in the corner of a Pinecrest strip mall is the urban culinary oasis Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine. You'll find three floor lamps of varying heights and colors, three wooden camel statues, and a wall adorned with three swords. Nearby are three booths. Are these trios symbolic of the Holy ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    March 25, 2014

    Perfecto in Brickell Gets It Right With Tapas and a Snappy DJ

    A man in a pink button-up and slicked-back hair raises a flute of rosé cava and whispers into the ear of the young blonde perched beside him. She sports a perfectly teased topknot and tilts her head ever so slightly to angle her cheek in the direction of his lips. Four other people sit at their tab ... More >>

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    February 23, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Master Griller Chris Lilly Shares Barbecue Tips, Recipe for Sauce

    The only problem with Chris Lilly's beef brisket is that from here on in -- all others will pale in comparison. Tender and expertly seasoned, the succulent meat was all anyone wanted to talk about during the question and answer session following yesterday's barbecue seminar. Titled "Mapping the Sauc ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Miami's Five Most Over-the-Top Desserts

    Dessert is always a luxury. However, there is a line, when that cherry on top of the dessert becomes just plain over-the-top. Miami, a town known for extravagance, is so indulgent in sweets that we are actually leaving out the Guinness World Record-holding $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendip ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Nothing but the Best: French Fusion Cuisine in the Roads

    It's an old complaint: Miami needs more French food. Enter Yann Rio, who owned three restaurants in France, including Sequoia in Montpellier, which earned a "three forks" designation in the Michelin Guide. Rio has moved to the States and delivers French fusion with nontraditional ingredients to Mi ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Bocce Bar Is Midtown's New Italian Darling

    Timon Balloo doesn't want to dazzle you. At Bocce Bar, he cooks things simply -- braising duck legs in stock before plunging them into a pan with orecchiette, squash, and Parmesan. They are finished in a sauce that's thick enough to coat a wooden spoon and tastes of sage and thyme. They are unencumb ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Super Bowl Party Grilling Tips From Meat Specialist Pat LaFrieda Jr.

    Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away and Miamians have one large advantage over just about any place in the country for the big game -- It's one of the few places warm enough to fire up the grill without your beer freezing inside the can! With grilling for the game in mind, we asked meat maven ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    How to Roast Your Thanksgiving Turkey in La Caja China

    When it comes to Thanksgiving, there's no right or wrong way of celebrating the holiday -- especially here, where various customs and traditions are merged into one. In Miami, as long as you have a good spread of food and are surrounded by friends and family, it doesn't matter whether you're eating ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Thanksgivukkah Latkes, Hors D'Oeuvres, and Leftovers, Danny Serfer Style

    Thanksgivukkah eve is upon us and whether or not you're celebrating this holiday mashup where Maccabees meet turkeys, we can all agree on one thing: Potato latkes are delicious. See also: Thanksgivukkah: Turbrisket, Menurkey, and a Movie (Video)

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    November 27, 2013

    Andrew Carmellini, David Bracha, Paula DaSilva, and Brian Nasajon's Thanksgiving Recipes

    Wednesdays suck -- except when it's the hump day before Thanksgiving. The five-day weekend is just around the corner. But this time can also be stressful, particularly if you're still scrambling for the perfect holiday recipes. Fret no longer. From organic turkey to butternut squash soup, Miami's l ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    DB Bistro's Jason Pringle Builds the Perfect Turkey Sandwich (Recipe)

    On Black Friday, most of us will just stuff leftover turkey between two slices of white bread and call it a day. But we're selling ourselves short. An extra bit of effort can yield bigger -- and tastier -- rewards. On Thanksgiving day, DB Bistro Moderne will be handing out complimentary to-go turke ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Soups

    Soup isn't the obvious choice in Miami, a city that runs on sunshine year-round. But every now and then, the temperature dips below the seventies and we get the urge to put on a scarf and slurp a delicious bowl of soup. That's why we've listed the top soups in town. So if you need to feed your so ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 15, 2013

    Miami's Best Pho

    Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take you to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You have become the Regina George of food, someone who bligh ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

    Hell yeah, it's Friday. That means it's time to eat, get hammered, and then eat again. But before you start all the revelry, let's go over the proper linguistics of Miami food and booze. Una hartura: A state of gluttony spawned by consuming excess edibles. Symptoms include paunch, immobility, and ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Burger Beast Blogiversary Party: Pig's Head, Rapicavoli, and Mojo Doughnuts

    Sef Gonzalez isn't just the Burger Beast of food blog fame. He's the sultan of stick-to-your-ribs food, the powerhouse of pastelitos, and Miami's all-seeing, all-eating king of comfort food. Last night, at Sakaya Kitchen Downtown, the king himself mingled with his loyal foodie followers at his five- ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Top Ten Restaurants in Coral Gables

    If Coral Gables were a pop star, it would be Justin Timberlake post-FutureSex/LoveSounds. You still dig the '90s man: Brillo-curled hair, frosted tips, and the damn sexiest denim outfit in history. But you also love his new, sleek sound. This city has evolved too. It once catered to law firm types ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    The Hidden Kitchen Sunday Suppa: Comfort Food and Vodka in a Surprise Location

    The e-mailed instructions were slightly mysterious. "Please arrive during the reception hour, as we will sit for supper promptly at 5 p.m. Please find your way to the single door, also located on the north side of the building. There will be a member of our team dressed in black waiting to escort yo ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Bar Crudo Now Serving Seafood in SoFi

    SoFi seafood lovers officially have a new spot to call their own. Bar Crudo is now open at 40 South Pointe Drive, and it is doling out ocean delicacies like snapper ceviche, beet-cured hamachi and shrimp crostini. From crab to cocktails, the cozy cafe was the brainchild of owners Andy Travaglia an ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013

    Simpsons at Universal Studios: We Drink Duff Beer and Eat Krusty Burgers (Photos)

    Who would have thought that an animated TV series about a jaundiced, dysfunctional family would become the longest-running scripted show in history? Homer, Bart, and the extended Simpsons family have grown from a comic into an entire industry, with movies, branding opportunities, and an area of Un ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    At Maracuya in North Beach, Try Fried Plantain Masterpiece Called the Yoyo

    YOLO (you only live once) has become the motto and tagline sprawled across muscle tees and booty shorts of neon-clad tourists throughout Miami Beach. Little do they know that a stroll up Collins to North Beach offers a sandwich that must be devoured if one is to live a truly rich life. The "Werewol ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Vegetarian Grilling Options for Fourth of July (Recipes)

    Summer holidays beget booze, beach time and grilling. Lots and lots of grilling. But when the sausage, steak and ribs hit the heat, what's a vegetarian to do? After all, Boca burgers get old after a while. So for our herbivorous friends, we spoke to Jordan Wolfe, healthy eating and green mission sp ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Miami's 14 Best New Eats and Drinks for Summer

    In an effort to always bring you The Best, we rounded up a few eats and drinks from around town that are mostly new for the season, starting with a summer classic: Ceviche. Its acidity energizes, its light, yet filling and when done right, it never sacrifices flavor. For a place that's got it down, ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    May 27, 2013

    Fiorito: Stunning Argentine in Little Haiti

    Sit on Fiorito's front porch on a Saturday afternoon. Watch men with dreadlocks kill time outside the Little Haiti Supermarket across the way. Listen to the one-two beats of compas blast from a nearby speaker. Check out that guy! He's selling T-shirts from the back of his Jeep. Behold neon-painted b ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Memorial Day Burgers: Hard Rock Executive Chef Gideon Horowitz Gets Back to Basics

    Memorial Day is fast approaching, so what does this mean for food? Burgers. Lots and lots of thick and juicy burgers. And grilling them over an open flame, turning raw slabs of bovine muscle protein into delectable, denaturized eats. It's all about the meat, the bun, and the grill. Everything else ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    First-Ever Bacon Dogs by Oscar Mayer

    Oscar Mayer, the first name in hot dogs and makers of the original ear worm jingle (just try to get "Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener" out of your heads now that we placed it there), has announced the launch of its most innovative product -- just in time for summer grilling season.

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    April 10, 2013

    Yardbird's Jeff McInnis Makes Fried Chicken at the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen (Video and Recipe)

    You'd expect to be served some great fried chicken at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. After all, the restaurant's slogan is "run, chicken, run" as in some guy with a very sharp knife is coming for you, little one.But making fried chicken in the Bon Appetit test kitchen? That's quite an honor for ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Cochon 555 Epic Pork Battle Preview: Chef Timon Balloo's Heritage Porkchop (Recipe)

    Pork belly. Candied bacon. Pig's feet. It seems no one can get enough of Porky Pig these days, from tip to tail. Such is the premise behind Cochon 555, the annual competition that pits notable local chefs against each other in a piggy battle royale. During the battle, chefs must use every last inch ... More >>

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