This isn't a popularity contest. This is about influence. These people have shaped our city's dining scene. They operate fabled restaurants, mentor budding chefs, grow organic vegetables, and roast the best damn coffee in town. What follows is a list of the top ten influential figures in Miami din ... More >>
Want silky-smooth deviled eggs? Begin with a blender. Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food and Drink is showing off his blended-deviled-egg technique along with the many uses of small kitchen appliances this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Best Buy store in Aventura. The event is part ... More >>
Bon Appetit has just released its 50 Best New Restaurant nominees and Florida's only nod comes as absolutely no surprise. The Cypress Room, chef Michael Schwartz' restaurant that calls to mind the sophisticated supper clubs of yesteryear, was named one of the magazine's nominees for the top spot of ... More >>
Taste of the Nation, the annual event to end childhood hunger in America took place last night in the grand Americana ballroom at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. It was an evening filled with lots of food, drinks, chefs, and prizes. The event was followed by a Chef After Party where chefs and VIP tic ... More >>
Changes abound at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, the flagship restaurant by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. Bradley Herron, formerly chef de cuisine at the Design District staple, now serves as executive chef for the Genuine Hospitality Group -- a brand that includes Harry's Pizze ... More >>
The term "March Madness" applied to the restaurant scene in Miami in March. Several heavily anticipated venues by some heavy hitters arrived:Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management has opened Biscayne Tavern at the b2 hotel in Downtown Miami. Though the restaurant is still in its "soft opening" p ... More >>
The last month of the new year saw a lot of anticipated 2012 restaurants opening under the wire. Ralph Pagano's Alba at Sole On The Ocean provides classic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood with a panoramic ocean view to the northernmost parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Although the official opening i ... More >>
It was 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and there was a long, winding line at Design Miami. The line, however, wasn't exactly where you'd expect. It wasn't by the entrance, or by the stunning Glithero Perrier-Jouet installation. And it wasn't by the ladies' bathroom, either. This line was at Michael S ... More >>
In anticipation of the fall and winter season, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink will close for a week to undergo some renovations.The restaurant will close on Monday, September 17 and reopen on Monday, September 24. In that week, Michael's Genuine will undergo kitchen and upstairs office renovatio ... More >>
When Michael Schwartz announced he would be putting his name to a brew, I was excited to be the first kid on the block to try some. After all, Schwartz is at his best when working with simple, honest flavors and ingredients, and what's simpler or more honest (and satisfying) than a good beer?The cla ... More >>
"Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relati ... More >>
It's that time of year 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. Rock Shrimp Pizza at Harry's PizzeriaHarry ... More >>
Williams-SonomaForget farm to table. Backyard to table is the next big thing. If you ever thought the car ride from the farmer's market to your dining table was too long, then I have great news. Williams-Sonoma announced last week it would sell chicken coops, beehives, edible gardens and even D ... More >>
The phrase "farm to table" to me implies lush green produce being wrenched from the ground, maybe run under a garden hose, and then plopped onto your waiting plate.Apparently, I need to consult my rural dictionary, because what happened to the locally sourced and fresh fruits and veggies between ... More >>
Is there more to this story than meats the eye?Is there a chef-leaving-South-Beach-steakhouse epidemic going on or what? First Ralph Pagano announced that he was leaving STK Miami, then days later we learn that Daniel Ganem is on his way from Kane Steakhouse, and now Sam Gorenstein has informed S ... More >>
With the news that former Pacific Time chef/owner Jonathan Eismann is now a realtor, it seemed like an opportune time to reflect upon potential second careers for other local chefs. After all, we know that the restaurant biz is a bitch, and dining establishments don't last forever, and...well, le ... More >>
We agree!We technically live in the South, but the food resembles more a Latin American country than a Confederate state. Suggestions for great fried green tomatoes and collard greens usually always lead to cricket sounds. Thankfully, you can hold off your Southern food pangs and that road trip y ... More >>
Jeannetti gets up close and personal with his food.Yesterday, we chatted with the guy we affectionately referred to as Chef Green Jeans, Essensia's Frank Jeannetti. Click here to read the first part of this interview.You claim your restaurant is organic but, really, with the incredibly high cost ... More >>
The national Baja Fresh Mexican Grill chain has been around since 1990, and has two locations in Miami-Dade: At 1021 S Miami Ave. and at 220 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. The corner of Washington Avenue and 12th Street in South Beach, former home of Michael Schwartz's Afterglo, will house Miami B ... More >>
Michael's Genuine Food & DrinkChef Michael Schwartz's cookbook isn't due out for a couple of months but, to coincide with Art Basel, the restaurant is showing a behind-the-scenes look at what went into putting the book together. A short film, produced by the book's photographer, Ben Fink, wil ... More >>
Courtesy of Marc Averette via Wikimedia CommonsThe Herald's Sunday article about Midtown's growth mentioned the opening or planned opening of multiple restaurants. Turns out at least two of the reports are questionable.
Michael's Genuine food cart is hitting the Design District again this weekend. This month the menu has a decidedly Asian flair to it. James Beard Award winner and Michael's Genuine proprietor Michael Schwartz will be serving banh mi with house-cured pork, pickled vegetables, torn herbs and sambal ai ... More >>
Friday's opening shoe post was mostly about my own experiences with kitchen footwear. Today we find out what Miami's real chefs wear when they're working -- and why.Michelle Bernstein, Michy's, Sra. Martinez: Clogs, as they not only help me from falling on my back side but they also give me those co ... More >>
An exceedingly short clip from next weeks' Cafe review, which will be an overview of Miami dining, 2009:Michelle Bernstein added the Omphoy in Palm Beach, Doug Rodriguez doubled his pleasure with D. Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor, and Jonathan Eismann quadrupled his on the western fringe of the D ... More >>
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