Would you wait 20 minutes for a bite of fine chocolate? If so, then you might have enjoyed the Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show, held this past weekend at Pinecrest Gardens. We're not sure if the show producers were worried about rain or warm weather affecting the delicate confections, but the cho ... More >>
Just a short 18 months ago, chef Jonathan Eismann was one of the biggest names in Miami's restaurant scene with acclaimed eateries Pacific Time, Fin, Q, and Pizza Volante under his management. By last April, his enterprises began toppling: The restaurants folded, lawsuits piled up, and his Venetian ... More >>
Paul Huizenga One of Paul Huizenga's Art Basel entries.About two years ago, food trucks began appearing in Miami almost as if by magic. Then, like rabbits, they started to multiply. But did anyone stop to think what went on in the lives of food truck owners before they started servin ... More >>
Cooking Channel Eat Street's James Cunningham is coming back to MiamiEat Street, the Cooking Channel show that features host James Cunningham chomping his way through America's food truck scene, will feature The Fish Box on television tonight. The episode airs at 8:00 p.m. and again ... More >>
What does Coconut Grove taste like? We're guessing left-over granola, beer, chicken wings, a side of college recklessness, and a bit of seafood fresh off a yacht docked at the marina. But a more precise sampling of the flavors of this neighborhood, will be found at the free outdoor festival this ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanWanna learn to make this work of art? Soon you can.We have a whopper of a two-part interview with Chef Jonathan Eismann next week, where we'll discuss everything from what happened to his mini Miami restaurant empire to what he's up to next. But since it's Friday, we thought we s ... More >>
Chef Sean Brasel missed with his fatal KISSFinancial institutions are too big to fail. Chefs are not. Almost all of our highly regarded toques have wiped out in spectacular fashion at one point or another in their careers. We present a dozen such flops, in alphabetical order. Young chefs, heed th ... More >>
Red Mango Coming To South BeachThe all natural frozen yogurt store is moving into the Shops At Alton Road, lined up on Fifth Street along with Subway and upcoming Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company and Pizza Fusion. Here's how Red Mango is described on the website: "The only 100% all natural, ... More >>
We'll miss seeing this little guy parked on N. Miami AvenuePizza Volante, what was left of Jonathan Eismann's mini-restaurant empire in the Design District, has shut its doors. Less than two years after opening, the small pizza place on North Miami Avenue followed the fate of its siblings, Pacifi ... More >>
Cocowalk Cocowalk is at 94% occupancy.Ask someone to play a word association game with various neighborhoods in Miami and you'll likely get "beautiful" for South Beach, "arty" for the Design District and "weird" for Coconut Grove. The Grove has always had a reputation for being a hippy enc ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanAs reported last month, the new Spartico opened in Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove. The menu is influenced by Jonathan Eismann. We didn't love the pies here as much as Pizza Volante's, but perhaps in time this resto will find its groove.
Eismann goes from Pacific Time to Pizza ManOh where, oh where has Jonathan Eismann been? Before he recently shuttered three of his four restaurants -- including Pacific Time, we heard rumblings he was consulting with the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove. But when we interviewed him, ... More >>
Rafael MontillaGeeks in a tropical setting.Held November 18 at the Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, Refresh Miami was tame but very tropical. The location just about upstaged last month's meeting at the Mayfair Hotel, what with the Mutiny being a grand dame of the 1980s, notorious for drug ac ... More >>
From Dominguez's presentation.Old skool versus web design on steroids.This month's Refresh Miami was held at the elegant Mayfair Hotel ballroom in Coconut Grove. It seemed like an unlikely place for geeks, what with the fancy decor and mood lighting. Had we all been wearing tuxes and gowns, it co ... More >>
ILoveMiamiSpice.comYou know that during Miami Spice more than 100 restaurants have reduced fixed prices for lunch and dinner. You may not know clubs, spas, and even hotels have a special deal too. It's called the "443," meaning that four people can get admission to a par ... More >>
image via Hans Vink's flickr "Wine education" sounds so much better than "wine guzzling," don't you agree? But whether you want to educate your taste buds or just give them a high-quality buzz, local wine maven Barry Albert can help with his weekly wine tastings at Angelo & Maxie's Steakh ... More >>
Dogfish, Shipward, Lefthand, Terrapin, and Stone are five of the seven microbrews being poured tonight at Angelo & Maxie's Steakhouse. It's the latest in this restaurant's series of Thursday night beer tastings, which run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For twenty dollars, patrons can quaff the aforement ... More >>
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The three most important considerations when opening a restaurant are "location doesn't matter, location doesn't matter, location doesn't matter". Or at least that seems to be the operating principle of the folks behind Angelo & Maxie's Steakhouse, who selected the Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Cocon ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez will be debuting this Monday in the Design District. On Tuesday the Wynwood hood, which has been quiet as an empty canvas concerning food, will finally have a restaurant: Joey's, a contemporary Italian café at 2506 N.W. 2nd Avenue. Developer Joey Goldman and ... More >>
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