Lesley Elliott The juicy burger at Burger & Beer Joint. While the origins of "National Burger Month" are difficult to trace, the popularity of hamburgers goes back to the early 20th century. When factory workers needed a quick meal that fit in one hand (for productivity? Those early in ... More >>
Serious culinary students learn about tournedos Rossini the way aspiring rock 'n' rollers pick up the licks to "Johnny B. Goode." It's a classic. On the other hand, you see tournedos Rossini on contemporary menus about as often as you hear the Chuck Berry tune on contemporary radio. But ... More >>
John Zur Halibut.On a recent Saturday night, we visited South Beach's Red, the Steakhouse and were delighted that Chef Peter Vauthy would amicably send some plates our way to taste. The entrees consisted of the du jour item, halibut, and the 8-oz. filet mignon. The SurfAs our knowledgeable ... More >>
Mia GuerraExecutive Chef Alejandro PiñeroSustain, in Midtown Miami, opens its doors to the public this Saturday, December 18. The concept of the restaurant is: sustainable, seasonal, and simple. The focus on sustainability is supposed to encompass both the food and the physical space.Executive C ... More >>
Photo by Mia NunezChef Marco FerraroAhead of the heavily anticipated November grand opening, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is creating much buzz around Miami. Executive Chef Marco Ferraro, the culinary artist behind Miami Beach restaurant Wish, gave the New Times a one-on-one sneak peek.Described as ... More >>
Lee KleinSugarcane's El Topo is not on the Spice menuToday brings the last installment of our Deal/No Deal series; a few dozen restaurants still haven't linked menus with the Miami Spice website. In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), five (Coral Gables), six (Coconut Grov ... More >>
Jacob KatelSTK steak -- but no steaks are on STK's Miami Spice menuIn parts one and two of this series, we introduced our mission statement so to speak: To separate those Miami Spice deals that are worth taking advantage of, and those that are not. We decide between the two by asking: Should a $5 ... More >>
Lee KleinOy, stop with the pickle nonsense already!Let's say the Democratic Party is a corned beef sandwich, and the Republican Party is a pastrami sandwich (if you're a Democrat who prefers pastrami, or a Republican who prefers corned beef, feel free to switch around the meat metaphor). And let' ... More >>
Baseball strip steak, potatoes not included.The fall 2009 Allen Brothers catalogue has just been released. For those not familiar with the mail-order meat company, Allen Brothers has been America's leading source of USDA Prime beef since 1893. The company has also been one of the main sponsors of th ... More >>
Two sandwich shops. One is tops, the other flops.
via brandi666's flickr95 SouthWhat do you get when you cross kosher meats, non dairy cheese, and the largest buyer of Florida tomatoes in the world? Kosher Subway, that's what.According to the Jewish Tribune, Ghazi Faddoul, a Lebanese Christian, opened the first kosher Subway in Cleveland in 2006 ... More >>
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 >>
SoBe's Betsy Hotel houses a winner.
image via thebittenword.com's flickrLeave it to the nofunsters at the FDA to take a beautiful concept like BBQ, the most perfect cooking method in in the history of civilization, and ruin it with their salmonella this, and cleanliness that.What they think is so hard about doing it right, I jus ... More >>
Pan sauteed diver scallops with braised short ribsThis weeks recipe comes from one of Miami's elite chefs, Pascal Oudin of Pascal's On Ponce. Oudin has trained under Ducasse, Vergé, and Jean-Louis Palladin, who mentored the young Frenchman when he first came to the States in 1982. After a lengthy s ... More >>
A few epicurean ways to tell that special lady you love her.
via basyke's flickr some random picture I found on the internet on a "mother's day" image searchThis post is dedicated to the time I got arrested on Mother's Day when I was 15. Do not -- I repeat -- do not, get high with your friends on the roof of a parking garage in Coral Gables and throw r ... More >>
A new 'cue joint in North Miami is a winner.
The steakhouse is South Florida's culinary equivalent of the undead, an immortal presence stalking the earth in search of new victims, attracting ever-larger numbers of flesh-munching zombies. Must. Eat. Meat.So if you're jonesing for animal protein (cattle, not human. . . sorry, George Romero) stil ... More >>
It's expensive and mostly satisfying — not enough from a superstar chef.
Climate and clientele meld into one dizzying, effervescently sexy scene.
The barrage of burgers continues unabated. Two more Five Guys are poised to proffer their patties to the public -- one in the old Dogma space at Washington Ave. and 15th Street in South Beach, the other in Aventura Mall. But a bigger burger banner headline is that Govind Armstrong and the folk ... More >>
So consistent, so reliable, so comforting in its predictability.
Solid soul food at a bargain price — to go.
A new downtown steak house keeps 'em smiling.
This is the steak house of Marilyn Manson's dreams.
Milan it ain't, but this basic Italian joint is a downtown deal.
Don't let the retro-future chic fool you; there's nothing new here.