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Norman Van Aken

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    January 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Food and Drink in Paradise

    The polar vortex may be gone, but we won't forget the day we actually had to wear a sweater. All kidding aside, the rest of the country is still pretty frozen (did you see the pictures of Niagara Falls) and we're looking at a pretty lovely weather with temperatures in the low 80's. That's a pretty ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Miami Book Fair International: Meet Your Favorite Cookbook Authors

    The 30th Miami Book Fair International has been going on all week, but the fair really gets heated up today, Friday, November 22, when the fair turns a large part of downtown Miami around Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus into a bookworm's dream, with hundreds of thousands of books for sale, autho ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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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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    July 18, 2013

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America: Tickets On Sale Now

    It might seem like there's a music festival in South Florida every other weekend, and that's probably true, but we foodies want to have our fun too. Filling the void between our own Iron Fork August 1 and South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February, is the James Beard Foundation's Taste America, ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Miami Book Fair International 2012: Best Food Authors

    It's your month, hungry literati. Tom Wolfe kicked of the Miami Book Fair last night and many great authors are in town. Some of them will speak about food during the event, which stretches from November 11 to 18 at Miami Dade College's Wolfson campus in downtown Miami. 2012 marks the 29th year the ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    The Grind in a Bind: It's Hard to Judge With Smoke in Your Eyes, Mouth, and Nose

    ​Walking into the Miami Entertainment Complex at 5:30 this past Saturday, I knew something wasn't exactly kosher (and I'm not talking about the bacon burgers either). The building, a converted school warehouse, was smoky and warm. The show wasn't even open yet, many restaurants hadn't really begun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Tuyo Delivers Classic Norman Van Aken New World Cuisine

    ​After a brief elevator ride to the top floor of the new Miami Culinary Institute, diners entering Tuyo are instantly captivated by the sweeping view afforded by dramatically framed floor-to-ceiling windows. The breathtaking vista brings the illuminated Freedom Tower and American Airlines Arena fr ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Visit Fairchild's Chocolate Fest Today Because Chocolate Can't Get You Pregnant!

    Calling all chocoholics - Fairchild's sixth International Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday. $25 admission gets you in on the 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. choco-scene at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. There's something for everyone.​The Cho ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    South Beach Dining 1991: A Look Back (Part One)

    Greg SchneiderLeft to right: Aran Tantana (Thai Toni); Norman Van Aken; Johnny Circharo (Johnny's); Louis Leichter (Lucky's)​"The Beach is a trendy place," says Lee Brian Schrager. "Who knows what will be in vogue next year or even next month?""It's like Cannes and Nice in the Forties," adds Tony ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    May 26, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Big Name Consulting Chefs Make Reputations Smaller

    ​It is neither unusual nor unseemly for chefs to provide their names and consulting expertise to restaurants when they ultimately won't play an integral role. Nobody, for instance, really expects to see Wolfgang Puck twirling pizza dough in the kitchen of one of his 50 Wolfgang Puck Express restau ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    December 30, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Blog Watch: Mamey Ice Cream, Soul and Noodles

    Photo via chadzilla​Time for the highlights from South Florida food blogs ...Food for Thought offers a first look at American Noodle Bar.Crepes on wheels over at Burger Beast.Tinkering with Dinner shows how to make mamey sapote ice cream.Chadzilla gives a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    A Preview of Norman's 180 in Coral Gables

    ​As Lee Klein reported earlier today, chef Norman Van Aken's new restaurant, Norman's 180, will open in Coral Gables tonight. It's a homecoming of sorts for Van Aken, whose return to the neighborhood has been highly anticipated. And he's very happy to be back. Short Order got a peek of the restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Opening Dates for Norman's 180, Burger & Beer Brickell Announced

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersNorman Van Aken (pictured with Emeril Lagasse) is all set to open Norman's 180 at the end of the month. ​Two new anticipated restaurants are debuting in the next few weeks in Miami.Norman's 180, from famed chef Norman Van Aken, officially launches in Coral Gables on Tu ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Let's Talk Chef Shoes, Part 2: What The Pros Wear

    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 >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Chef Brandon Benack Jumps From Emeril's to Norman's

    Lee KleinEmeril's BBQ Shrimp, prepared by...​A call to Emeril's Miami Beach confirmed that executive chef Brandon Benack left the establishment in mid-April in order to go work for Norman Van Aken's restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. They are currently in search for a replacement; the webs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Tickets Still Available for South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2010

    ​If you thought it was too late to score tickets to the delicious South Beach Wine & Food Festival, think again. Several marquee events still have room for all the foodies out there. Most exciting is the fact that there are general admission tickets for the Perrier-Jouet BubbleQ for sale for $ ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
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    December 30, 2009

    Interview: Norman Van Aken Gets the 10

    Chef Norman Van Aken​In some ways, it's all about the new when it comes to homeboy and Chef Norman Van Aken. The guy who spawned New World Cuisine is back on the scene again, this time with a new restaurant on the way and a new hosting gig.But his restaurant -- now pay attention, especially if you ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch

    image via willjogforfood.com image via burgerbeast.comimage via dailycocaine.blogspot.comimage via tinkeringwithdinner.blogspot.comAs Ali G would say, "Respec. Booyakasha." All you blogsters out there are stepping your game up and taking your craft seriously. Photos are looking better and better eve ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    What's the Matter with Miami?

    We just can't make anybody's A-list

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    May 12, 2005
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    May 15, 2003

    BEST MALL

    Village of Merrick Park

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    May 15, 2003
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    March 28, 2002

    The Perfect Slider

    When you simply must have the classic greasy burger, head for the Castle

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    January 24, 2002

    Generous Miami ... Say What?

    Here's a surprise. We're a hot spot for celebrity chefs and charitable diners

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    November 15, 2001

    Miamian Beauty

    Naked breasts and rose petals in the name of WTC relief

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    October 4, 2001

    Dish TV

    Karetnick is convincing in this miniseries

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    June 29, 2000

    Dish

    New Generation Chefs?

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    May 4, 2000
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    April 20, 2000

    Dish

    Anywhere but Here

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    March 16, 2000
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    November 25, 1999

    Dish

    Whining about Wine

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    November 18, 1999

    Dish

    What's That on Your Plate?

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    June 3, 1999
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    April 25, 1996
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    March 23, 1995
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    May 18, 1994
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    September 29, 1993
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    August 18, 1993
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    May 19, 1993

    Mano a Mano

    The oven mitts are off: Norman Van Aken, former executive chef of South Beach's best-known restaurant, is fighting his ex-boss for the name

  • Dining

    November 11, 1992
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