The best place to sit at Blackbrick is certainly the kitchen bar. From there, you can watch the 63-year-old chef from Hong Kong stir-fry mustard greens in his red-hot wok. The way he works is soothing -- how swiftly he moves and how intently he waits, hands behind his back, while you eat. He hopes f ... More >>
Some may criticize Porketta, the porcine-centric Italian restaurant just off Flagler Street, as being too similar to a New York City restaurant with a similar name. Yet Northern Italians for centuries roasted pig-stuffed pig, traditionally with lungs, kidneys and other offal, wrapped in a crispy ski ... More >>
It is said that the average diner peruses a menu for a mere 109 seconds. Before we get on to improving menus, I'd suggest diners improve their chances of getting a good meal by spending more time than that. But it is what it is, at least according to a feature story called Menu as Marketing Tool in ... More >>
I spent some days cooking in Newport, Rhode Island last week, and managed to maneuver a return flight through New York -- getting to spend a Friday evening, Saturday, and Saturday night traipsing through the city with my wife. There were no dining plans nor reservations made, our trip meant to be a ... More >>
I never have much good to say about chain restaurants, but I've long touted Chipotle Mexican Grill as being better than the rest. The two main two reasons: Its tacos and burritos are tastier than any dishes served up by McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, et al. And there's its commitment to "Food with In ... More >>
The new Marlins Park park opens this week and Levy Restaurants invited me for a food tour. First thought: Centerfield sculpture notwithstanding, the stadium is just beautiful. As far as the concession foods go, I arrived at the park rather skeptical. The stuff served ... More >>
South Moon Photography/Alissa DragunThe CG Burger. The recent proliferation of burger joints has left a remarkable trail of options, so does Miami really need yet another burger chain? Last week Damn Good Burger opened with a burger give-a-way, and now CG's attempts to win fans with a similar bri ... More >>
Disney Louis the Chef from The Little Mermaid... Disney is evil!Ok, well maybe they didn't barbecue out back or light up the city in fireworks on the Fourth of July... But the people who brought you such culinary classics as Jacques Pépin, Le Cordon Bleu, les poissons, ... More >>
Best Hamburger8 oz. Burger Bar1080 Alton Rd.Miami Beach 33139305-397-82468ozburgerbar.comBurgers are big -- as in big across-the-board sales during stressed economic times. There are big profits for burger barons, and big-shot chefs putting 'em on their big-price restaurant menus. Govind Armstrong a ... More >>
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 >>
The interior of The Grill at The Setai (as well as The Restaurant portion) is arguably one of the most beautiful in Miami-Dade. When it comes to the Zen-like outdoor pods-on-the-pond dining area there is no argument -- this is the most beautiful al fresco setting. The cuisine here has always been am ... More >>
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