Mario Batali

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to Open in Vegas, Baby

    So all that chow chow about Yardbird flying off to Vegas for a fling is true. 50 Eggs confirmed that Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is opening a location at the Venetian Las Vegas some time early 2015. The restaurant will share much of the same menu and Southern charm, but with a little more space - ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Van Aken's No Experience Necessary Whets the Appetite With Tales of Kitchens Past

    Norman Van Aken may not be a household name like some of his friends, but that's probably the way he wants it. Credited with being one of the founders of New World Cuisine, Van Aken paved the way for his publicly celebrated friends, such as Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali by creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Anthony Bourdain World Market: Authentic or Epcot?

    Meet Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author, television host, comic book writer, publisher, professional Twitterer, and now food court mogul. Oh, yes, kiddies. Page Six of the New York Post has shared the exclusive scoop that Bourdain is planning on opening a food court spotlighting all the street food he' ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Yardbird Southern Table & Bar's Clayton Miller on The View (Video)

    It was a longer trip than most Yardbirds ever make, but the Miami Beach restaurant's chef Clayton Miller flew to New York City recently to compete in the New York City Wine and Food Festival's Chicken Coupe. The "coupe" was hosted at Chelsea Piers by comedian/television host Whoopi Goldberg and fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Marcella Hazan, Dead at 89, Taught America How to Cook Italian

    Here's a simple equation for foodies: Julia Child is to French cooking as (blank) is to Italian cooking. If you said Marcella Hazan, you're both correct and saddened. Ms Hazan, the woman who brought Italian cuisine to American homes, died Sunday in Longboat Key, Florida at the age of 89. Hazan w ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Yardbird Southern Table and Bar Named One of the Best Bourbon Bars in the Country

    Call it a "spirit revival" or call it "getting back to basics", but bourbon has gained immense popularity in the past few years. Although it's commonly referred to as Kentucky bourbon, the spirit does not have to be produced in Kentucky. In 1964, Congress declared the whiskey as a distinctive produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain on Geraldo Rivera Topless Rant

    Anthony Bourdain is at it again. The celebrity chef and author is on yet another Twitter rant. and the object of his scorn is none other than Geraldo Rivera. First, a few weeks ago, Bourdain tweeted a completely justified message about Justin Bieber's pissing in a restaurant bucket instead of walki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    14. Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream

    You won't find tostones at Azucar on Calle Ocho. Nor will you turn up flan, at least not in its usual form. Suzy Batlle's ice cream shop, inspired by the memory of her abuela -- hand-makes ice cream and yogurt every day. The flan comes in three different flavors; pumpkin, caramel and coconut. Yet B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Now That It's Over, Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim Offers Tips For Making a Great Cocktail at Home

    Cocktails took a spotlight at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival, with a host of events revolving around the art of mixology. Indeed, there's a nationwide revival of the art of making a beautiful cocktail, with bartenders and restaurants working together to form classic cocktails tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs Celebrate Christmas: Anthony Bourdain's Easy Bake Oven, Guy Fieri's Puppy, Mario Batali's Speedball

    After the usual anticipation and rushing around, Christmas 2012 has come and gone. Santa is relaxing with an eggnog and the reindeer and elves have the day off after a job well done.It looks like our favorite celebrity chefs celebrated the holidays in style as well, and Tweeted about their Christmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy Chefs: Tweets From The Front Line of the Storm

    We've all been watching the shocking reports from New York that show the damage that Superstorm Sandy did to the the northeast. Many of us have been up all night, glued to the television and thinking of friends and family riding out the storm.ABC News is reporting that over seven million people have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Seattle Dining In Photos, Part One

    How well can a person get to know a city in one week? Let me answer by saying this: Seattle is one of the sunniest places I've ever been; I doubt folks living there even know what a cloud looks like. And the reuben sandwich I ate at the shop pictured above? Best sandwich in Seattle! Or at least as g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Hostess Twinkies, Going the Way of the Dinosaurs?

    Can we all agree that TV Daily World News is horrific? 2012, according to the Maya culture and numerous other civilizations are predicting the end of humanity, as we know it.. this year! The economy, global change, earthquakes...what else could possibly go wrong? Well, here comes le coup de grace. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Chopped: Ronnie Vincent, Past Contestant, Loves Food, Football and Bench Presses 275

    ​On a past episode of Food Network's Chopped, Ronnie Vincent lost out in a closely matched dessert round. The executive sous chef at Joe's Stone Crab comes from Overtown. Despite the loss, his appearance has since brought him many accolades.Raised by a single father who worked three jobs to suppor ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2011
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    December 23, 2011

    15 Dining Predictions For 2012

    ​Earlier this week, I mentioned that I'd be dusting off my Ouija board in time for the annual predictions post, but of course I was just kidding; obviously one cannot accurately foresee the future solely by sliding ones hands over some letters. That's why the Ouija board only accounts for par ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 8, 2011
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    December 5, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's NYC Layover: Short Order Style

    All photos by Laine DossNew York Hot Dog cart with Chrysler Building​In last week's episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain showed us what to do in New York City with only 24 hours in the Big Apple (read our recap here). We wanted to do something similar, but with a twist.We landed in New York ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Simpsons Top Secret Food Blog Photo Leaked (Photo)

    Courtesy FoxThe Three Mouthkeeters break bread with bloggers​Last night's Simpson's episode, "The Food Wife", had Marge, Lisa, and Bart blogging about food (including the best places to eat in Springfield).The episode was jam-packed with foodie references, including a don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Daphne Oz and Our Impression of ABC's The Chew

    Photo by ABC/Ida Mae AstuteDaphne Oz​If you haven't heard of Daphne Oz, we're pretty sure she'll be a household name in a month or so. She's the 25-year-old author of The Dorm Room Diet and daughter of the famous Dr. Oz.And, she's a host on ABC's newest View spin-off, The Chew, which incorporates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Top Three Celebrity Food Products

    Food, chef, and celebrity all in one tomato sauce.​Celebrity food products are all over the shelves of supermarkets these days. Some bear labels with Hollywood names such as Paul Newman and Paul Sorvino; others derive from TV chefs like Lidia Bastianich, Emeril Lagasse, and Giada de Laurentiis. Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Santana, Pharrell, and Lil John: Celebrities With Liquor Brands

    ​These days it's not enough to have just one job. In this economy, you have to be a hustler to get by. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even be successful.Celebrities are no different; they like to have their hands in the cookie jar too. It's easy to criticize stars -- say they're sellouts. We say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Mario Batali is Hiring on

    Mario Batali wants you (if you speak Italian and know Microsoft Office)​Back in the day when I was unhappy with my previous 80-hour-a-week job, I submitted my resume to This morning, I received a rather curious email stating "Celebrity Chef Mario Batali is looking for a motivat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Mystery Solved (Sort Of), Cinco Coming, and The Chew on TV

    We found out the mystery café that had it's soft opening earlier this week will be called Crumb on Parchment. Michelle Bernstein's momma is making the baked goods. Stay tuned for an interview with her soon.Coral Gables is getting a new eatery: Cinco. Cinco is due--wait for it--on May 5 (uh, yeah, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Five Dumb Halloween Apps

    BrianBoyd via Flickr​From a $4.99 Mario Batali recipe app that'll inevitably result in a greasy screen, to the Hipstamatic indie-cam for a $1.99, the iTunes store offers thousands of apps to suit every demographic imaginable. And like a strip mall welcoming a temporary fly-by-night Hallo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Sneak Peek at the SoBe Wine & Food Cookbook

    The new cookbook from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. ​Short Order got our hands on an advanced copy of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America's Hottest Chefs. Penned by Festival guru Lee Brian Schrager, the 256- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Let's Talk Chef Shoes, Part One

    Lee KleinCool, comfy, colorful.​Through the early years of my career in professional kitchens, I wore ankle-high, steel-toed, Velcro-strapped, taupe-colored leather chef shoes made by the esteemed French chefwear company Bragard. They looked like nurse shoes in a straightjacket. Regardless of wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cooking Channel is the Food Network Minus the Annoying TV Hosts

    ​You've seen it, the commercial on Comcast or DirecTV announcing the launch of the Cooking Channel May 31. First thought that probably ran through your head is we already have a cooking channel called Food Network. Don't worry then, this channel doesn't seem like its going to cater to you.In f ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Sneak Review: The Unofficial SBWFF Highlight Reel

    ​Next week, in place of our restaurant review will be an overview of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Here's a taste:"The most motherfucking stars of any Spanish restaurant in the U.S.," bellowed Mario Batali from the stage in describing what he thought to be an overly generous rating. Th ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
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    December 30, 2009

    How Does Cork Tenderize Octopus?

    The long answer:An acquaintance of mine recently raved about a Mediterranean-style octopus dish she had at Talula. It was called "cork-braised" octopus, so her natural question to me, Mr. Restaurant Reviewer, was what effect the cork had. I answered confidently and forthrightly, as reviewers are sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Lord's Prayer

    Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. ​Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Dewey LoSasso Gets the 10 -- Questions, That Is...

    Dewey LoSasso​Where, oh where did Dewey LoSasso go? After recently closing his beloved North One 10, some suspected that perhaps this "Mango Gang" co-founder tossed aside his skillets for a stint as a guitarist, but fans will be thrilled to know they will find behind the line as executive chef at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Michelle Bernstein Wins in Food & Wine's 25 Best Cookbooks 2009

    ​Congratulations to Michelle Bernstein for winning a spot on Food & Wine's top 25 cookbooks of 2009.According to Publishers Weekly, "Every year, about 24,000 new cookbooks hit bookstore shelves." Michelle Bernstein's book Cuisine á Latina is available at all major retailers and online.Big ups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Mario Batali's Carne Machaca Taco Filling

    Last week, Mario Batali unveiled a new recipe at an event to benefit his equally new charity, The Mario Batali Foundation.The recipe was for machaca, which comes from the Mexican word machacado -- 'pounded' or 'crushed'. The preparation originated with the ranchers and cowboys of northern Mexico, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Food And Wine 2009 - Chef De Cuisine Jason Smith Talks Table 8

    Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    All the Nasty Bits from an Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali

    Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    The Great List Swindle

    Dick Manitoba's new book of punk rock lists.

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    June 7, 2007
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    June 7, 2007
  • Dining

    December 14, 2006

    Sardi Hearty

    Sardinia is a welcome newcomer in a crowded field

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality

  • Dining

    February 9, 2006

    The Mysteries of Parioli

    Not everything is better left to the imagination

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    February 24, 2005
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    November 12, 1998
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