Just before 11 a.m. yesterday, a woman pulled up to the JW Marriott Hotel downtown in a sparkling Lexus she'd only recently driven off the dealer's lot, still decked out with paper license plates. She stepped out of the luxury ride as valets pulled her luggage from the trunk. Suddenly, a disheveled ... More >>
MasterChef, the Fox cooking competition that has "real people" competing just wrapped up season five, with judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot choosing Courtney Lapressi, an aerial dancer from Philadelphia, as the victor. Now, it's on to season six. MasterChef is seeking contest ... More >>
Zak Stern, better known as Zak the Baker, didn't see his Wynwood bakery with a bustling café when he envisioned the place. Then, a line cook at Michy's told him about a woman who was into farming and goats.
On a recent Sunday, two guests stand in front of a muted TV set near the entry of 15 Steps inside the Eden Roc hotel. They're laughing at America's Funniest Home Videos. Rich amber lighting and plush leather seating fill the center of this first-floor restaurant. An out-of-place communal picnic tab ... More >>
Tonight, DB Moderne kicks off the first of a series of wine dinners that not only calls upon the DB Moderne team, but Miami's cultural influencers. Leaders from the arts, culture, and entertainment community will take turns hosting a monthly dinner that's emblematic of their persona and outside of ... More >>
From November 30 through December 9, db Bistro Moderne's terrace will be transformed into a chic afternoon bistro (complete with fluffy pillows for lounging) when it hosts the Beluga Noble Russian Vodka Terrace. The special Art Basel pop-up will offer cocktails crafted with Beluga vodka, made with ... More >>
Wine sommeliers are the understated cool kids of the restaurant industry. Everyone forgets about them, but every high-end restaurant has one. Lurking in the corners of dark wine cellars, these experts are there to assist guests with the vino. You'd think the type of people who fall into this profes ... More >>
If you invented an inspired excuse to get out of work today and you're headed downtown to revel in the glory of the Heat -- we're jealous. But all of that madness is likely to leave you with an appetite -- it's not easy banging pots and pans, cheering till your voice gives out, and sweating profuse ... More >>
Veritage Miami is the multi-day wine and beer event that features notable chefs, prestigious wineries, and craft brewers all coming together to benefit the United Way.Veritage Miami, formerly the United Way Wine & Food Festival, is celebrating its 18th year with an impressive roster of events wh ... More >>
Brad Stonesifer thought he'd found the perfect Ultra Music Festival party pad for himself and five pals. The 41-year-old electronic dance music aficionado from York, Pennsylvania, booked a four-night stay at the Residences at Bayside, directly across from Bayfront Park where his crew planned on enjo ... More >>
The thought of hotel restaurants doesn't sound the least bit appealing to most locals. If South Beach were a mouse trap for tourists, over-priced, mediocre quality hotel restaurants would be the cheese. Of course, there are exceptions to this. Restaurants like Hakkasan at The Fontainebleau and D.B ... More >>
See also Julie Frans' San Diego Roots and Matthew Oetting of BLT Steak: From NYC to MIA.As Miami makes its culinary mark, chefs of every stripe are making their way to the Magic City - and not just via other U.S. destinations. European talent is also finding its way to our sunny shores, lured by big ... More >>
During the coming week, you'll be hearing and reading a lot about how this Friday kicks off the official hurricane season in South Florida. You will be privy to all manner of advice on how to best weather the potential storms, and the very word hurricane will blow into your ears over and over a ... More >>
How does the new generation of Regional Mexican acts feel about genre trends, violence, and online promotions? Will Pitbull's Dr. Pepper print campaign beat out Daddy Yankee's Western Union ads for a Music Marketing award? These are just some of the topics that are being discussed at this year's B ... More >>
Big drama at two of Miami's best known hotels this weekend, as two iconic resorts had some dramatic shake-ups on the business side. The owners of the Eden Roc, a Miami Beach classic, are taking their management company to court. Meanwhile, the owners of the Setai, a member of the new guard of Miami ... More >>
The 2012 James Beard finalists were recently announced in Las Vegas. South Florida was shut out from most of the categories, with Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink the only south Florida chef (or restaurant) making it this far in this year's awards process.Chef Goldsmith was na ... More >>
The 2012 James Beard semifinalists have been announced and several Miami chefs and restaurants got a much-needed nod. Semifinalists can bask in the glory until March 19, when the finalists are announced in Las Vegas. The South Florida semifinalists are: Best New Restaurant Yardbird Southe ... More >>
Fried chicken at Tudor House is offered at a "like spice" priceIt's October, which means restaurants are gearing up for a busy season as tourists make reservations and snowbirds plan their imminent arrival. For locals, October means a break in the weather, with cool nights enticing us into going ... More >>
Lesley ElliottAdmist the skyscrapers downtown, there are few breakfast and lunch offerings for worker bees. In fact, on a street filled with hotels catering to business clients and crowded with foreign consulates, La Provence has had quite the monopoly. Enter Maje Café, a restaurant that has qui ... More >>
Andrew Balick (back left) and his kitchen crew After working at Azul for six years, Andrew Balick got the opportunity to head the kitchen at Pied a Terre, a small restaurant inside the Cadet Hotel in South Beach. In the first part of the interview, he spoke about why he wants people to try his ta ... More >>
An afternoon walk on the boardwalk that stretches between 21st and 46th streets on the Beach can be tourist hell in winter. But as the scorching heat slows things down, so does the poolside activity. Great time for a walk and a bite, right? Surprisingly, only 3 resorts actively welcome non- ... More >>
Lesley ElliottDB's cavatelli with crispy pork belly. Tonight , the Miami Heat takes on the Celtics in game 2 of the NBA finals eastern conference semifinals (at 7 p.m.). Local restaurants DB Bistro Moderne, Chophouse and Oceanaire are hailing the team with high-end menu specials and freebies on g ... More >>
billweisserphoto.comDining room at 1500°.Looking for Easter brunch spots in Miami-Dade? Here are some options. All prices exclude tax and gratuity. Make sure you call to reserve. 1500° Omelets, cheese blintzes, fresh salads, roasted leg of lamb, and honey-glazed ham are just some of the dishes ... More >>
Today, Miami plays host to some of Italy's finest treasures -- wine treasures that is. JW Marriott Marquis serves as the stage for Simply Italian and the Italian Wine Masters Series.. One of the largest wine expositions in South Florida, Simply Italian will feature products from re ... More >>
Jeremy and Paola Goldberg of Route 9Coral Gables residents with chain restaurant fatigue will be heartened by a new establishment on the block (though off the Mile): Route 9, set to open February 20. Located just down Ponce de Leon Boulevard, near Coral Gables Elementary, the 50ish-seat spot is a ... More >>
Wynwood Kitchen & BarThere were quite a few openings in November, including American Noodle Bar, Pubbelly, DB Bistro Moderne and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. Here are notable openings and closings in November (or earlier and not included in our October roll call).Openings American Noodle Bar, 6 ... More >>
DB Bistro Moderne opens its doors to salivating Miami diners on October 29 in the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, located at 345 Avenue of the Americas. Three-time James Beard Awarded chef Chef Daniel Boulud's arrival reaffirms Miami as a top culinary destination.Executive Chef Jarrod Verbiak will hel ... More >>
Man wants tacos so bad he's willing to kill for them.....maybe he'll like the ones in prison...if they find him. [Herald]Mayor Daley from Chicago says "I'm moving to Miami, where there are no taxes on food and no state income tax." [ChicagoTribune]Lee Schrager talks about getting asked to unclog toi ... More >>
Photo by Carlos Miller Herald staff, writers and local twitterati at Crazy Pianos in Coconut Grove. If tweetups were a burrito, the South Florida social media scene would be bursting at the tortilla. This past week was crazy busy and the rest of the month isn't going to calm down. Miami Heral ... More >>
image via goetter's flickrYou too can get toe up from the flo up at Miami's uneven bars Finally, a sports bar in Miami with tv's, beer, and chicken wings. Oh, you say that's been done before? Well, the new Champion Sports Bar at the Courtyard Marriott by the airport isn't even open yet. That happ ... More >>
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