Sari Maharani had barely opened the doors to her downtown Miami restaurant Little Lotus when she says her landlord was already trying to find a way to kick her out without just cause. Now the former paralegal of Indonsesian descent is locked in an epic legal fight with Abram Aminov, a millionaire Ru ... More >>
Area 31 executive chef E. Michael Reidt has announced that Michael Bloise has joined his culinary team as executive sous-chef. Reidt and Bloise have a longstanding relationship, forged in 2001 when Bloise worked under Reidt at Wish. Reidt said he handpicked Bloise for the position at Area 31 because ... More >>
"Backed into the Corner" is the provocative name of a new research report that found almost nine out of 10 Miami restaurant workers do not receive any paid sick days and that nearly 50 percent of these employees have gone to work sick. An even larger majority -- 63.6 percent -- said they had no acce ... More >>
It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba DromoS ... More >>
Planning a meal in seconds with limited ingredients, based upon a food mystery in a basket, is no easy feat, even for a seasoned professional.Last night on Chopped, Adrienne Grenier beat out a bunch of guys with more experience, who talked a lot of trash, each claiming with bravado that he was c ... More >>
Lesley ElliottAll in favor of decapitation, say "aye." When you think of a bunch of the city's top chefs getting together to celebrate the holidays, what do you picture? A whole roasted pig and caipirinhas? No? Well, at Sugarcane in Midtown, Timon Balloo pulled out all the stops Monday evening to ... More >>
Photo by Jackie SayetChocolate soup is a big hit at Charlotte Bistro.A restaurant menu is the blueprint for a chef's imagination, a compilation of creations assembled with the hope that ingredients and descriptions will prove popular with diners. Regardless of the type of restaurant -- from hot d ... More >>
We previously tweeted with Executive Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba Dromo about his departure from American Noodle Bar, but when we sat down with him to try out Samba's newest menu items, called Gunkan sushi (which translates to "battleship" in Japanese), we just had to ask what it was like t ... More >>
Bloise' bright cuisine now has a space to match.As explained in yesterday's introductory Michael Bloise Twitterview part one, the following "twitterview" is an unedited back and forth between the Sushi Samba chef and me in queries and answers of 140 characters or less.It's sort of like a regular int ... More >>
Does 1500 Degrees deliver on its Miami Spice menu?Miami Spice 2011 begins in five days. Each year, we like to take a look at the menus being offered and share our take on them. Some restaurants, as most already know, embrace this annual $35, three-course promotion with more enthusiasm than others ... More >>
Photo by Alexandra LeonAmerican Noodle Bar, the diminutive restaurant nestled inside a MiMo motel at 6730 Biscayne Blvd., closed last week for remodeling.Chef Stephen Cataldo, who took over after former Wish chef Michael Bloise left in April, has also left the establishment. After hearing of his ... More >>
Will Chef Ferraro wish to stay in Miami? Only time will tell.We suspected something was up when Chef Marco Ferraro was replaced at Wynwood Kitchen recently (though, truly, we felt the caliber of his food was markedly better at Wish), but it still came as a surprise when an insider told us he h ... More >>
1500° at the Eden Roc The tomato salad at 1500°, made with local burrata.Next Thursday, our New Times Best of Miami edition will once again name more than 350 of the finest restaurants, hottest clubs, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop till you drop dead as a zombie."The ... More >>
Photo by Jacob Katel13 is Philippe Ruiz' number30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the ... More >>
Coming to midtown...As Waylon Jennings might have put it, we were looking for Miami's up-and-coming dining scene in all the wrong places. Like, for instance, the Design District. When Michael's Genuine Food & Drink took off, followed by Fratelli Lyon, Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez, and J ... More >>
Michael Bloise, who looks nothing like Franz KafkaJust a sip from next weeks bowl of restaurant review:As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic pork belly...
Last night's Signature Chefs and Wine Extravaganza at Jungle Island to raise money for the March of Dimes is deserving of some commentary, so without further ado: Photo by Riki AltmanThe award for the most unexpected dish goes to Michael Bloise from American Noodle Bar (ETA early November) for his y ... More >>
Carissa ChesanekWe have been seeing a lot of Asian noodle bars open recently. These trendy little places like Gigi, Sakaya Kitchen and the American Noodle Bar are the latest lust for the Miami area. Michael Bloise, owner and chef of the American Noodle Bar at 6730 Biscayne Blvd, says the increase ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelGonzalo Rivera, executive chef at La Marea at The Tides.If Miami had the rotten luck to get hit with a major storm and power was knocked out, what would chefs want in their hurricane pantries? From Michael Bloise, chef/owner of [soon open] American Noodle Bar:Fish sauce. It's ... More >>
After years of working in high-end restaurants, former Wish chef and South Florida Rising Star, Michael Bloise, is turning to something more casual at his soon-to-open restaurant, American Noodle Bar."I've done upscale food for a while now and I kinda found that the food that I was cooking was sp ... More >>
Jacob KatelA lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.Dinner in Paradise is a celebration of gourmet farm dining and was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms and chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.The $165.50 cost of each dinner (there will ... More >>
Sean BraselSean Brasel is the chef/co-owner of Miami Beach's sultry steakhouse known appropriately as Meat Market. The restaurant sits in the space formerly occupied by Jonathan Eismann's Pacific Time [You know it's now in the Design District, right? Yeah. Thought so.] and, seemingly, being there ... More >>
Jackie SayetThe Presidente flowed as Chef John Critchley laid the culinary smackdown on Giancarla Bodoni for the 2009 Iron Fork title. Critchley is on a winning streak, with his seafood-celebrating Area 31 having been recently named one of Esquire magazine's best new restaurants this year.Our foc ... More >>
The latest monthly installment of Dinner in Paradise takes place this Sunday, February 8th. Set outdoors amidst the picturesque rural setting of Gabrielle Marewski's Paradise Farms in Homestead, an organic, multi-course meal is prepared by a varying set of three top local chefs -- and this upcoming ... More >>
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