Michelle Bernstein

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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Jorge Padrón Wins Peoples Choice Award at Swine & Wine

    At an event titled Swine & Wine, you'd expect plenty of pork fat and rivers of alcohol flowing. This was most certainly the case last night at the Goya-sponsored, Michelle Bernstein-hosted event at the Biltmore Hotel. The porcine-centric evening brought some of the best chefs from all around the c ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Miami Chefs at SOBEWFF Provide a Taste of the City

    When food enthusiasts from around the world descend on Miami Beach for the SOBEWFF festivities, it would be a shame not to partake in the events of local chefs. When in Miami, eat and learn from the locals. Hedy Goldsmith, Sam Gorenstein, Antonio Bachour, and Michelle Bernstein will all showcase the ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Steve Martorano, Makoto, Michelle Bernstein at Epicure's Cooking on the Courts Fundraiser

    This past weekend, Jason and Diana Starkman opened their Bay Harbor home to 60 guests for a dinner party. Jason Starkman is owner of Epicure Gourmet Markets and Jerry's Famous Deli. But it wasn't just any dinner party. The $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida -- titl ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Top Ten Influential Figures in Miami Dining

    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 >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Swine & Wine: Pork and Booze, Come Rain or Shine (Photos)

    On Sunday evening in the courtyard of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, there were more than 19 stations serving caja china roast pork, mojitos, and wine. A live band took the stage, and songs such as Rosario's "Meneito" filled the air. As the night wore on, a light drizzle fell upon SoBeWFF's Sw ... More >>

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    February 24, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Women Rule Delta Diamond Dishes

    Look, we're not sports experts (unless you consider competitive eating a sport), but we will tell you that there's a frisson of electricity that runs through you when you step onto a major league baseball diamond. And that's what happened at last evening's South Beach Wine & Food Festival Diamon ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Michelle Bernstein Creates Wine & Food-Inspired Havaianas

    Truth be told, you live, breath and sleep food -- so why not wear it, too? We're not talking Lady Gaga meat-suit or Katy Perry lollipop bra. Instead, you can now rock flip flops made for foodies. Miami celeb chef Michelle Bernstein has created a series of custom pins for what are arguably the world ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Orchid's Preview Ruined After Power Failure. Refunds Available.

    Last night's preview of Orchid, Where Desire Blooms, was rudely interrupted by a transformer failure. According to a night watchman close to the problem area, "A little after 6:30 p.m., I heard the explosion, then all the lights went out east of NE Second Avenue south of NE 41st Street. I came out t ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Miami's Top Three Dining Streets

    The question was posed to me in an email from some food television media type for an unspecified project:What is the best restaurant street in Miami? Think in terms of diversity or history or kitchen talent -- whatever quality makes it interesting and worth eating one's way from one end of the stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Cochon 555 Miami at Four Seasons Hotel: A Pignificant Way to Celebrate Pork

    ​We didn't know what to expect from Cochon 555 -- a national, pig-centric culinary event that made its way to Miami for the first time this past weekend at the Four Seasons. We knew that five chefs would be playing with pig parts from five heritage breed animals, but we had no idea how long they h ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Anniversary Contest: Eat, Tweet, And Win

    ​Johnson & Wales University North Miami is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a unique contest. And to help them, they've enlisted the aid of some of their culinary school alumni.Alumni who, by the way, happen to be behind the burners at some of Miami's best restaurants.To celebrate JWU's N ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Tonight: Timon Balloo Cooks a Five-Course Meal at His Own Banquet

    Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill's Chef Timon Balloo will be honored this evening at his alma mater, Johnson & Wales University North Miami, and they'll hold a dinner to recognize him as the school's Distinguished Visiting Chef. The cost is $85 and proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in the university ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Common Threads World Festival (Photos of Big Names!)

    All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.​Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Crumb on Parchment: Oh, Those Savory Scones (Recipe)

    Lesley ElliottBacon, date, and blue cheese scones​Michelle Bernstein was kind enough to post her recipe for Crumb on Parchment's cherry-vanilla scones on Tasting Table. If you haven't had the pleasure, the scones are oversize and somehow both dense and fluffy. It's quite an achievement. The scone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Win a $120,000 Food Truck! Buy a Ticket and Enter the Raffle

    Are you feeling lucky?​If you've been going to some of Miami's food truck roundups with a wistful gleam in your eye and dreams of being the next big food truck sensation, this could be your lucky day. Burger Beast tipped us off that Tania Ramirez of Food Truck U.S.A. is raffling off a food t ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go Will Bring Michelle Bernstein's Summer Favorites to BTTR

    ​Everyone's getting in on the food truck action. Even Macy's is taking the popularity of the mobile meal and using the talents of famous chefs to market to the good old U.S.A. Miami is the first stop on the national Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go food truck tour, which will be showcasing Macy's Culinary Cou ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    May 5, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    A Miami Chef Timeline (1986-2008)

    Chef Allen helped launch the modern Miami dining scene in 1986The closing of Chef Allen's last week represented the end of an important chapter in Miami restaurant history. There was a time in the mid-'90s when the main restaurant debate at gatherings focused on whether Allen Susser, ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Five Best Croquetas in Miami

    via jlastras​At the risk of exposing my bad-Catholic tendencies, I'll admit that as a kid, I looked forward to Lent. All the Cuban restaurants in my neighborhood would roll out special seafood menus, and the coffee windows would beckon with extra shelves of bacalaitos, malanga fritters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Mystery Solved (Sort Of), Cinco Coming, and The Chew on TV

    We found out the mystery café that had it's soft opening earlier this week will be called Crumb on Parchment. Michelle Bernstein's momma is making the baked goods. Stay tuned for an interview with her soon.Coral Gables is getting a new eatery: Cinco. Cinco is due--wait for it--on May 5 (uh, yeah, t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Midtown Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

    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 >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    Miami Chefs Return from NoLa Ready to Support

    Photo by Pete Souza/White House​Five months after the Deepwater Horizon spilled more than 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans economy is still hurting. Three locals toques, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, and Peter Vauthy, recently visited re-opened waters, spent ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Five Best Gourmet Foods in a Hurricane

    The weather stinks today. Almost a hurricane. Who said just because the power is out you need to scrimp? In the event of a hurricane-caused power outage, one can only eat so much tuna or canned beans. And we don't even want to bother trying cheeseburgers, sandwiches, (AKA candwiches), or whole chick ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Easter Brunch in Miami: Where to Go?

    ​Easter Sunday is not only about Easter bunnies, egg hunts and Hallmark greeting cards. It's also a time for festive meals in the company of family and many local restaurants have created special menus to celebrate the occasion. We've selected the best around town.(In alphabetical order) Angelique ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein's Check, Please! Season 3 Premieres

    via Check, Please! on FacebookEpisode 303: Doc Arrue, Michael Mayo, Michelle Berstein, and Mia McDonald.​We might have to get a TV.Michelle Bernstein's awesome, public television restaurant review show, Check, Please!, premiered January 18.They haven't started streaming the episodes online yet, bu ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Sneak Review of The Sneaky Year In Review

    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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    August 11, 2009

    All You Can Eat Fried Chicken Every Wednesday at Michy's in Miami

    Jacob KatelMichy's fried chicken and sides.​Why did the chicken cross Biscayne? To take a hot bath at Michy's, in bubbling oil. Fried is to chicken as cold is to beer. If chicken was the first female president she would be called Aberhen Lincoln. Think out of the bawks. What came first the chicken ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Bernstein, Eismann, and Johnny V Forsake Helpless Animals

    A few years ago I wrote a feature in New Times called Foie Wars, in which a dozen local chefs offered their views on the bloated liver controversy. I bring this up not to revisit the debate, but rather as a cheesy way to recycle a past article for self-promotional reasons. And also because I thought ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Michy's Launches Summer Wine Series, Updates Menu

    TwitterBoiling it down on the Twittermonster... you go girl!Michelle Bernstein knows not to mess with a good thing.  But it's nice to see that a busy bee who juggles ownership of three restaurants, her own TV show, a consultancy with Delta, and a leadership role with nonprofit Common Threads is ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Miami Chefs Offer Their Takes On "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"

    Foodnetwork.comOur turn!Giada, Guy, Bobby and friends are sounding off on the favorite things they've eaten -- EVER, EVER -- on a new Food Network special called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate."  This week's episodes are about fried food and BBQ.  So it got us thinking...  What unmatched ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Patrick Bachelier, a Gary's Seafood Salesman, Talks High Quality Fish Product

    image via cold Patrick Bachelier sells fresh, high quality seafood and specialty products to some of the finest, quality minded chefs in South Florida, like Michelle Bernstein. He is the tri-county and Caribbean salesman for Gary's Seafood, an Orlando company that has been ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009

    Michy's Queen Scores with Sra. Martinez

    She sells tapas in the Design District.

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    November 7, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
  • Dining

    July 13, 2006

    Foie Wars

    Force-feeding amounts to either animal farming or grotesque torture, but do our chefs give a duck?

  • Dining

    June 22, 2006

    The Skinny on Social

    Darn good food that’s darn good for you

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Never, or Then?

    The chief cuts loose, Michys opens, Carmel Ophir and La Gata rock on

  • Dining

    October 30, 2003

    Season Opener Part II: The Comeback Kids

    Get ready, this season is dishing up a lot of new restaurants

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003

    Michelle Bernstein

    Personal Best

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003
  • Dining

    November 15, 2001

    Miamian Beauty

    Naked breasts and rose petals in the name of WTC relief

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    November 1, 2001

    Who's Cooking?

    Expendable chefs are the order of the day

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    Dish TV

    Karetnick is convincing in this miniseries

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001
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    February 22, 2001

    Side Dish

    Gossip for foodies

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    February 8, 2001
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