Malka Espinel

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Ten Best Desserts of 2010

    Lee KleinHedy's dynamo doughnuts at Michael's Genuine​These are the desserts I enjoyed most during the past year. Looking over my list, I can't help but note that three contain bananas, and only one is chocolate-based. I love chocolate desserts, but so often the only restaurant menu choice is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Short Order Awards 2010 Nominees Are In... Vote Now!

    ​Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Free Dessert Day Tomorrow!

    Photo by Scott Schafer/BravoThe judges of Top Chef Just Desserts: Johnny Iuzzini, Gail Simmons, Hubert Keller, and Dannielle Kyrillos.​This just in: Tomorrow is Free Dessert Day, sponsored by Bravo and OpenTable in honor of the show Top Chef Just Desserts premiering at 11 p.m. What does this mean ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Johnny V's Drunken Mojito Rum Cake

    Malka Espinel started working with pastries at Grove Isle, back in the day when Mark Militello was running the restaurant there. The Colombian-born chef went on to work at a couple of other notable spots (such as 1220 at The Tides) and then teamed with Johnny Vinczencz at his original Astor Place es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007
  • Dining

    March 8, 2007


    He’s come marching home again all right, but our hurrahs are decidedly muted

  • Dining

    July 20, 2000