Michael Mina

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    March 26, 2014

    Roots & Freens: Gourmet, Organic Food Delivered To Your Doorstep

    At Roots & Freens, organic all the way is the motto. Chef and co-partner Carlos Torres has a resume that spans a decade in the kitchens of top toques Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, and Michael Mina. Now, he's bringing healthful and gourmet cuisine and cold pressed juices right to your door ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    James Beard Finalists Announced: Miami Snubbed

    No need to book a trip to New York City for the 2014 James Beard Foundation's awards gala on May 5th, because there will be no South Florida chefs or restaurateurs to root for when the awards are announced. The James Beard finalists were announced yesterday and not one Miami connection was among th ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    February 2014 Openings and Closings

    February was a huge month for the Miami food scene. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival brought a slew of celebrity chefs -- all wanting to be enchanted by our city's restaurants and bars. And if the likes of Geoffrey Zakarian, Martha Stewart, and Rachael Ray were feeling peckish, they had a host o ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Miami's Ten Most Unusual French Fries

    The term "French fries" may refer to elongated pieces of fried potatoes, but it can mean so much more. You can have them straight, curly, fat, thin, sweet, garlicky or crinkle cut. Although the options don't end there. This is Miami, we like our papas accessorized, blinged out. We have them fried ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 6, 2014
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    February 5, 2014

    Dolce Italian Celebrates Anniversary With Menu Change

    In celebration of its first anniversary, Dolce Italian has revamped its menu and added tasty new offerings to showcase chef Paolo Dorigato's skills. Located in the Gale Hotel, the Italian restaurant is unassuming yet charming. Short Order sampled the new offerings in celebration of the anniversary ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Carol's in Downtown: Affordable Italian-Brazilian Fare

    When Carolina Moura worked long hours as an implementation consultant for restaurants, she would eat at Gigi -- a lot. A regular at the bar, she quickly bonded with sous-chef, Kris Hillborn. In fact, Moura even went so far as to tell him: The day she opens her own place, she's going to hire him as e ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Michael Mina 74: Like You're at the Club, But With Really Fancy Food

    Michael Mina 74 might remind you of a nightclub. Lingering behind the ivory counter in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lobby, a leggy hostess in a tiny red dress is the restaurant's gatekeeper. She subtly eyes you and then escorts you downstairs, her black heels clacking on the marble steps. Inside th ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Michael Mina's Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    To say Michael Mina knows good food is an understatement. Last year, the Egyptian-born chef was named to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. He owns 20 restaurants across the nation, including the Michelin-starred Michael Mina in San Francisco. His empire encomp ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    January 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The first month of the new year included the opening of many anticipated restaurants including Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge, the chic Italian bistro by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, and Batch Gastropub, which features upscale takes on pub grub, like chili-glazed chicken wings with blue cheese esp ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Will Michael Mina Take Over Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau?

    It seems as though Michael Mina is very bullish about restaurant opportunities at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. The chef recently opened Michael Mina 74, an upscale restaurant/lounge at the mega-resort, where diners can feast on burgers with duck fat fries and fresh seafood straight off a d ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    December 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Goodbye 2013, hello 2014. If you're reading this, you've made it through yet another New Year's eve and are probably enjoying a nice cleansing juice after a five mile run (let's see how long this healthy resolution will last). In this past year, we've said hello to some great new restaurants like ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Michael Mina 74 Is Open: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    What do you get when you cross a celebrity-chef-driven restaurant with a Miami-style nightlife joint? The answer: Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Located in the space once home to Arkadia below LIV, Michael Mina 74 opened quietly two weeks ago. Short Order was recently invited ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Michael Mina Chats About Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Michael Mina's new restaurant, Michael Mina 74 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, opened in time for the crush of people flocking to Art Basel. The new restaurant, bar, ultra-lounge is a departure from his classic and reserved Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. But, as the chef and resta ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    October 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Here we go... The official end of hurricane season, the start of cooler weather, and an influx of restaurants opening in Miami. With tourist season and Art Basel coming down the pipeline sooner than we realize, restaurants are clamoring to finish that paint job, install those burners, and open the ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Michael Mina 74 to Open at Fontainebleau

    Michael Mina's new restaurant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is scheduled to open in November 2013 -- in time for the rush that Art Basel and the holiday season brings. Michael Mina 74 will open in the iconic resort's lobby, in the Arkadia space and is quite a departure from Mina's reserved Bourb ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Bourbon Steak's Miami Spice Menu: A First Bite

    It's kind of hard to believe that half of 2013 is over and Miami Spice is about to kick off on August 1 with the New Times' Iron Fork event at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, click here and use promo code FOODIE for a $5 discount, courtes ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Somm to Premiere at O Cinema Tonight: Think You Know Your Wine?

    "I cried when my parents died. I cried when my children were born. The only other time outside of that, that I cried, was when I passed this exam," says an American Master Sommelier on camera. Somm, a documentary, takes you into the lives of four men who will literally stop at nothing to have their ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Michael Mina Opening Restaurant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    A rep for the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel has confirmed that "Michael Mina will be opening a new restaurant in the Arkadia space." We called the Mina Group in San Francisco, and were told that no further information was available at this time. See also: Michael Mina On Local Product and Miami' ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmith Finalists for James Beard Awards

    The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, and two Miami toques have made the list within the restaurant and chef categories. Jeff McInnis, executive chef and partner at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at Michael' ... More >>

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    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF: The Best of Best of The Best 2013

    If you felt slightly overwhelmed walking into last evening's Best of The Best at the Fontainebleau Hotel, you weren't alone.After receiving your complimentary Riedel glass, you were accosted by nearly 50 of the world's best chefs serving the most decadent dishes you could wrap your head and your lip ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Spots for Free Food

    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at don't know who first said, "Nothing is free except my love," ... More >>

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    November 27, 2012

    Best French Fries in U.S. Are at Bourbon Steak, Says CNN

    In 2008, Bourbon Steak, located on the ground lobby of the Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort in Aventura served greater Miami the finest upscale steakhouse its seen in ages. In 2011, it was named one of Miami's top five steakhouses by New Times. We've told you about their jerk chicken, fried chicken ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    A Vegan in Vegas: Thai Basil Salad, Beautiful Beets, and More

    See also Vegans Can Carbo Load in LA, Beet Reporter Finds Vegan Glory in LA Yesterday, my friends and I were walking up the Las Vegas strip in desiccating 115-degree heat. My skin felt deflated, dehydrated and stretched to my bones. I looked to my left and to my right and saw nothing but i ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Preview: Miami Spice at Bourbon Steak Gets a Check Plus

    Miami Spice couldn't come fast enough for restaurants in the slow, slow Miami summer, particularly for places like Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak, tucked out of the way for many South Florida foodies. But the staffers at Bourbon Steak aren't the only ones who should be excited for the upcoming August ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Michael Mina On Local Product and Miami's "Crazy" Seasons

    Michael Mina is the only chef to have a restaurant in both Miami (Bourbon Steak in Aventura) and Seattle (RN74), a fact relevant to last week's Seattle-Miami comparison. The celebrated toque will be in town at the end of this month, in order to help kick off Bourbon Steak's Miami Spice 2012 menu. We ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Mario Tolentino Takes Over BLT Steak, Says He Moved South For the Sunshine

    Evan SungMario Tolentino picks up where Sam Gorenstein left off at BLT Steak at The Betsy. ​We all know that Sam Gorenstein recently left his position at BLT Steak at The Betsy Hotel, to join forces with Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh, but the question remained until recently: who would take over ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Kane's Young Executive Chef Takes His Steak Seriously (Part 2)

    Andres Aravena​Yesterday, Short Order spoke with Executive Chef Daniel Ganem of SoFi's newest meat market, Kane Steakhouse. If you missed Part 1, just click here. What we really wanted to know is how those onion rings manage to be so crispy every time, and the secret behind Kane's steakhouse sauce ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    More Reasons We're Sweet on Mommy-To-Be Andrea Sans Araiza

    We're still counting down the days until Chef Andrea from Bourbon Steak pops. See yesterday's interview for her She'll whip the kitchen into shape before baby arrives​thoughts on being pregnant and unable to eat sweets.New Times: Which dessert is seen way too often on American menus ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    The Bourbon Steak Pastry Chef Who Wouldn't Eat Sugar

    Pastry chef Andrea Sans Araiza's got one in the oven.​Born in Miami to Cuban parents, Chef Andrea Sans Araiza left the city years ago to study pastry at the French Culinary Institute. The Fates must've been pacified, for right out of school she got a job working for Bobby Flay in both of his New Y ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Chef Gonzalo Rivera Says Adios to La Marea

    Photo by Riki AltmanSave that last empanada for us, amigo!Though most of the crowd at last night's March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event was all smiles, yours truly suffered a broken heart when La Marea's executive chef, Gonzalo Rivera, mentioned he has given notice and won't be at the restaurant aft ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Three Flavors of Fries and Sauces at Bourbon Steak

    ​Bourbon Steak, located in Aventura at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, is a restaurant created by celebrity chef Michael Mina. It's situated just off the lobby of the clubhouse and offers a modern and sophisticated atmosphere. Yes, there are steaks, seafood, and a complete menu ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Passion Fruit Panna Cotta at Bourbon Steak

    Jacob Katel​As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to

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    March 24, 2010

    Lazy Breakfast at La Marea at the Tides

    Paula NiñoCoctel de camarones​Feeling like you're on vacation without leaving town is always a good thing. And you can definitely feel like you're on vacation when dining under the sun with all the tourists at a nice hotel on Ocean Drive. La Marea at the Tides South Beach launched the "Lazy Break ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Michael Mina Cooks It Up at Bourbon Steak

    Photo by Lee KleinMiso glazed sea bass, toasted pearl pasta, mushroom consommé; with Clos Uroulat Jurançon Sec, France 2006​One of the things I liked about a media dinner attended last Friday at Bourbon Steak Miami is that nothing in particular was being plugged. Nothing, that is, other than del ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 14, 2009

    Behind the Line: La Marea at the Tides South Beach

    Jacob KatelLa Marea's executive chef, Gonzalo Rivera, in the kitchen.​Chef Gonzalo Rivera says Miami is on its way to becoming a real food city. The well-traveled Michael Mina protégé from Northern Cali says, "Homestead is the new California."Rivera is from Chico, "about an hour north of Sacrame ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    New Chef's New Menu at La Marea at The Tides

    ​Gonzalo Rivera didn't garner much attention when he took over as executive chef at the Tides South Beach last spring. A first generation Mexican-American, Rivera graduated the California Culinary Academy in 2004 and promptly got work in Michael Mina's restaurants, including a four year stint as e ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Catching Up: Hello Eater Miami, Vidal at Soleá, and Beaujolais; Goodbye Bancroft

    ​Eater GreeterWhile I was away, Lesley Abravanel and Eater Miami gracefully traipsed into our incestuous little food blog world. So far it has been an interesting and visually arresting blog, a bit of original snark sandwiched between the sort of local linking that South Florida Menu Pages Blog us ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Miami Food Scene Is Stalled

    ​ For a while there, when Michy's, Michael's, Fratelli Lyon, North One 10, Pacific Time 2 and Red Light were all newish news, it looked as though Miami was on its way to becoming a cool food town -- the sort with a community of chefs who open restaurants that reflect their vision, and that, t ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Burger Battle '09

    Where can the best burger for the buck be bought?

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    March 26, 2009

    Bourbon and Blues -- Drink Up, Eat Right, Jam Out

    Here's what you missed last night if you weren't at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak in Aventura: 25 percent off whiskey and bourbon from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. with live blues by local legend Albert Castiglia.No problemo. They're doin' it again next week, a ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008

    Bourbon Buzz

    The latest Michael Mina venture is as fine as fine dining gets around here.

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    December 27, 2007

    The Year in Dining

    2007 might go down as pivotal for Miami gastronomy.

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    August 16, 2007

    Here's the Beef

    PrimeBlue sets out to become a national meatery, starting in Miami

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    July 27, 2007
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    July 27, 2007
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