Masaharu Morimoto

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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 11, 2014

    Morimoto's Miami Debut Is Cool, Collected, and Full of Surprises

    Masaharu Morimoto's latest outpost is so understated that a bellhop might have to steer you toward its discreet hiding place in the Shelborne Wyndham Grand's starchy white lobby, which is spotless after its recent $90 million face-lift.

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    September 16, 2014

    Morimoto South Beach to Open October 1

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has finally picked a date for the opening of his Miami Beach restaurant. Morimoto South Beach opens October 1 at the newly renovated Shelborne Wyndham South Beach Hotel. See also: Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach

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    July 10, 2014

    11 Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    It happens every year. The minute your hangover subsides from New Year's eve, it's already July. With half of the year gone, we decided to look forward to some of the restaurants that are coming up -- mostly in the fall. We're not listing restaurants that don't have a 2014 opening date, which is wh ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Mix It Up With Morimoto and Robert Irvine Doing Karaoke (VIDEO)

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto hosted his first late-night SOBEWFF event last night, and it was a hit -- a part pool party, part late night market. Asian delicacies from top Miami restaurants were served, poolside karaoke with a cameo by a Food Network stars happened, along with flowing sake cocktail ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Follow Your Favorite SOBEWFF Personalities on Twitter, Instagram

    With the SoBeWFF just days away, celebrity chefs are leaving their hometowns to flood our sunny city with big personalities and debaucherous dalliances. This is their version of spring break, after all -- so anything can happen. This tendency towards troublemaking means you'd be wise to follow your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Luckyrice Festival Bringing Famous Chefs and Good Drinks to the Raleigh Hotel

    For the second year in a row, the Luckyrice Festival is making its way to Miami with Eastern-inspired food, cocktails, and jaw-dropping decor. This unique soiree will feature edible creations by 30 big-name chefs, mixologists, and eateries including Masaharu Morimoto, Restaurant Michael Schwartz, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Shelborne South Beach

    After years of wishful rumors and hopeful murmurs, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is officially setting up shop in Miami. And, as with many new endeavors, the announcement was made surreptitiously via Craigslist. An ad posted to the site yesterday announces his new outpost at the Shelborne Wyndham Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Dena Marino on Home Economics, MC Kitchen, and Her Advice For Aspiring Chefs

    For Dena Marino, everything changed after her first home economics class. It was in that unlikely place -- in a football-crazed high school in a middling city near the Jersey shore -- that the petite blonde had an epiphany. She wanted to become a chef. It didn't come as a total surprise. Growing up ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Burger Bash: Bobby Flay Wins, Knocks Michael Symon Off Winning Streak

    Victory is sweet for those who've patiently waited for the spotlight. Bobby Flay threw an accomplished fist in the air as Rachael Ray announced the people's choice first place winner -- his green chile burger won. The burger, which Flay made in the name of his New Jersey restaurant, Bobby's Burg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013 Events Everyone's Talking About

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. A look at the full events lineup of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival can be dizzying. There are more celebrity chefs than you can shake a ladle at and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Five Extravagant Holiday Gifts for the Ultimate Food Lover

    There are certain extravagant holiday gifts that impress only because of their price tag -- particularly when it comes to shopping for the ultimate food lover. For these gift recipients, bottle openers and knife sets just won't do. The food-obsessed home cook would love an electric wine cellar or ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    SoBe Wine & Food Fest Opens Ticket Presale Today for MasterCard Holders; Six Events to Buy Before They Sell Out

    Here's a reason to get excited! The South Beach Wine & Food Festival ticket presale starts today. The presale, which is exclusively for MasterCard holders, gives SBWFF and FIU-benefitting lovers a whole two weeks to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public October 22. Festival ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Buddha Sushi Bar: Now Floating Fish Your Way

    Buddha Sushi Bar soft-opened a few weeks ago, quietly launching on the Upper Eastside amid the September restaurant craze. After throwing a grand-opening party this past weekend, the restaurant is officially ready and willing to serve you fresh fish (but you'll have to catch it yourself). Decide wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Japanese Iron Chef Comeback On Fuji TV

    Do you remember watching Japanese Iron Chef with English subtitles? It was the best. Sometimes the Cooking Channel and Food Network air old reruns late at night when they think no one is watching (pfft... we're awake to notice). Still, it's something of a forgotten treasure.Luckily, a remake of the ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    From Michaud to Morimoto, Makoto Sushi Chef's Famous Influences

    See also: Miami Is Like Vegas; Cooking From One Country to Another, From NYC to Miami and San Diego Roots.As world-renowned chefs flock to open outposts in our little piece of paradise, Miami may move up from second tier status as a culinary city. From Jose Andres to Daniel Boulud, the biggest names ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Burger Bash Awards We'd Like to See

    Courtesy of SoBeWFF​Each year at the Burger Bash, standard awards are doled out for people's choice, best-dressed burger, best side dish, and judges' favorite at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which opens Thursday.. Some chefs cheat by offering the same burger every year, yet nevertheless ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 28, 2011
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    June 9, 2011
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    April 26, 2011

    Blade Sushi Returns to Fontainebleau

    Blade Sushi to share space with Vida restaurant.​When Blade Sushi closed at the Fontainebleau about a year ago, the starving model types who frequent LIV must have had heart attacks trying to find low-carb alternatives at Scarpetta.Well, Blade is back (mostly), sharing space with the resort' ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Makoto Talks About His Bal Harbour Restaurant Opening This Sunday

    Chef Makoto Okuwa​This coming Sunday, March 27, marks the opening of Makoto at the Bal Harbour Shops. "Makoto Okuwa worked for us at Morimoto in Philadelphia and New York," explains Stephen Starr (who is known locally for Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale, but whose restaurant group includes a host of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Area 31's John Critchley Gets The 10...

    Chef John Critchley​Executive chef John Critchley of Area 31 at Epic seems to be a man of few words--as is evidenced by his interview below--but perhaps that's because his focus is more on action, nowadays. As a matter of fact, on November 20, he'll present a donation check to the Marine Mamm ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Beer of the Week: Rogue Morimoto Hazelnut

    Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Short Order will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like featured in Beer of ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Dinner at Morimoto Sushi Bar

    Ever since Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto unveiled his latest restaurant, Morimoto, in Boca Raton Resort & Club, Short Order has been dying to go. I mean, the man is an Iron Chef, both on the original Japanese program and the new Food Network creation, Iron Chef America, and this restaurant, a simp ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Iron Guest List: Morimoto at the Boca Raton Resort

    "Peace out, New Times."Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's new restaurant in the Boca Raton Resort is exclusive.  So exclusive, in fact, that New Times can't get in.Last week we made a call down to the resort to see if we could snag a table at the month-old sushi bar and restaurant, Morimoto. Normall ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.