North-American Food and Cooking

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    August 22, 2014

    Whole Foods One Day Rotisserie Chicken Sale: Weekend Recipes for Your Whole Roasted Bird

    Roasted chicken might just be everyone's go-to comfort meal. In celebration of the crispy yet juicy bird, Whole Foods is hosting a one-day national sale today on their humanely raised, antibiotic-free and all organic seasoned whole roasted chicken. Five dollars will get you a long way today -- din ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Cantina La Veinte in Brickell: A Shared Mexican Meal (Photos)

    Driving through Phillipe Starck's columned entrance at the Icon makes you feel as if you're in the Flintstones. Well, prepare to go from the Stone Age to the Roaring Twenties as you make your way back to Cantina La Veinte, Miami's newest high-end Mexican restaurant. This is the Cinbersol Group's f ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Cantina La Veinte: High-End Mexican Restaurant Opens Next Monday in Brickell

    Seems like Miami is hungry for high-end Mexican food. At least that's what the folks behind Cantina La Veinte think. Part of Cinbersol Group, which has opened over 30 concepts in Mexico, this is Cantina La Veinte's first U.S. location (the other three are all in Mexico City). Like the restaurant, ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 2, 2014

    Naked Taco: SoBe Joint Is Crazy Fun

    As soon as you sit down at Naked Taco in South Beach, a bubbly waiter toting a frosty shaker measures out two grapefruit-tequila shots in heavy, preplaced glasses. "You have to be a little mad to have fun with us," he says while shaking out the last drops of the precious nectar. Maybe you're mad. B ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Mexico City Restaurant Cantina La Veinte Opening Brickell Location

    Cantina La Veinte, a waterfront Mexican restaurant and bar, is opening at Icon Brickell this summer. The restaurant, which has three locations in Mexico, is being brought to the U.S. by Cinbersol Group, a hospitality company that has launched more than 30 restaurants and lounges throughout Mexico. ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Naked Taco: Ralph Pagano's SoBe Spot Opening for SOBEWFF

    The joint finally has a name and an opening date. Naked Taco, formerly known as "Ralph Pagano's Yet-Unamed Mexican Joint," is set to open Friday, February 21 -- just in time for South Beach Wine & Food Festival attendees and celebrity chefs to seek refuge from the elements and enjoy a few tacos bef ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana: Try the Beef Tongue Tacos

    Carne asada is for amateurs. For more adventurous beef tacos, head to El Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana in West Flagler. This taqueria offers affordable eats -- tacos cost only $6 for three. There are more than 12 kinds of tacos, including varieties such as mushroom and pork stomach. So let the combina ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    The DiLido Beach Club Hosts Day and Night Brunch Party Tomorrow

    The only thing better than a beachside brunch during Basel is a nighttime beachside brunch during Basel. Who doesn't want eggs benedict for dinner? This weekend, the DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton will host a Day and Night brunch party, an event originally made famous in the Hamptons. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Paquito's Mexican Restaurant: Mediocre Food in a Cute, Kitschy Environment

    "This place is more Mexican than Cabo," said a woman who was dining with co-workers at Paquito's Mexican Restaurant during a weekday lunch. Looking around at the colorful, over-the-top décor, I understood exactly what she meant. It was kitschy and charming, but like Cabo San Lucas, I feared it wou ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Los Magueyes: Holy Mole Poblano

    Ah, mole, the sauce as personal and versatile as curry. It can come in an array of delicious colors: red, green, yellow or brown and most are said to have upwards of twenty ingredients. Discovering your perfect sauce is like finding your soulmate. At Los Magueyes they offer up two potential lovers: ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Taco Belly, Summer Pop-Up at PB Steak, Seeks a Permanent Space

    Taco Belly isn't just a pop-up; it's the best damn taqueria in South Beach. Will its bulgogi tacos ever win any authenticity awards? Probably not. But those spicy tacos -- stuffed with tender Korean-marinated steak, kimchee, avocado, and gochujang -- are absolutely delicious. And they're really po ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Taco Tuesdays Makes Mercadito in Midtown Worth the Trip

    Over the past few years, the Mexican-food market has grown in Miami. Where we could find only non-fast-food tacos at only a handful of places, we now have options available all over the city, from hole-in-the-wall mom-and-pop joints to more upscale, cloth-napkin spots. One of the local eateries fea ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Talavera's Oscar Del Rivero Celebrates Mexican Independence Day with Favorite Chiles en Nogada

    Americans love to use other cultures' holidays as an excuse to eat and drink. We celebrate Cinco de Mayo like no other, prancing around and proclaiming it the day that Mexicans gained independence. But what do tequila-tipsy Yankees know anyway? Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16, whi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Devon Seafood & Steak: Spice It Up Without Miami Spice, Tonight Only

    Just cause you live in the suburbs doesn't mean you can't spice things up. In celebration of a lack of Miami Spice, Devon is heating things up at a lower cost and with a fourth course. Located in Town and Country in Kendall, the seafood and steakhouse is getting "caliente" tonight, with an evening o ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, Mexican Sports Bar, Coming to Brickell

    If there's one thing Miami doesn't have nearly enough of (besides courteous drivers), it's Mexican food. West Coast transplants are all too familiar with guacamole withdrawal. But Brickell is about to get a shiny new option with La Mexicana Cantina & Grill. And this spot isn't just about tasty eat ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Burger Beast Celebrates the Hot Dog at Tobacco Road Saturday

    We know what you're thinking. How in the world can someone called Burger Beast betray his love of the meat patty and celebrate the hot dog? Only once a year does Sef Gonzalez, AKA Burger Beast, turn into alter ego Hot Dog Hound in celebration of national hot dog month. We asked Gonzalez why his t ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Announced

    Coconut Grove, with its quaint, tree-lined streets and bayfront vistas, is the perfect setting for a seafood festival. Which is why the announcement of the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival makes such perfect sense. The inaugural festival is set to take place Sunday, October 20, from 11 a.m. till sund ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week

    As the alarm clock rings for the millionth time, you stumble out of bed with the sad realization that it's time to be responsible. You must return to work, emails, rush-hour traffic, and showering. If the stark reality of the workweek has given you a permanent case of the Mondays, don't panic. Whet ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    September 7, 2012

    Whiskey Joe's: Biker Nights, Boater's Catch and Cops

    Whiskey Joe's is a fun, new, outdoor place that is priming up for the 2012-2013 season. Open only two months, the place with tiki hut roof and fishy decor welcomes with an outdoor, casual setting and a friendly staff that is ready to cater to your culinary desires. "We get all kinds of clients here, ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Overtown Music Project's Supper Club: Feed Your Soul Friday

    In an effort to bring to bring nightlife back to the historically black center of Miami, the Overtown Music Project has teamed up with Jackson's Soul Food for the first installment of their Supper Club, It will include soul food, drinks and jazz (with a bit of blues). "There hasn't been a nighttime ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Hugh Acheson on Southern Cooking, Bourbon, and His Harry's Pizzeria Pop-Up

    Hugh Acheson joins the ever-growing list of guest chefs to take over Michael Schwartz's Harry's Pizzeria for a pop-up dinner.Acheson, who received two James Beard awards this year (for best chef southeast and for his cookbook, A New Turn in the South)  will bring his Atlanta-based Empire State ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    March 7, 2012

    Lolita Lights Up Nemo's Staid Old Space

    ​Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar wants you to have fun while eating dinner. They call it "burlesque-inspired Mexican dining." That's why the decor, with its red velour walls, chandeliers, and tequila cages, looks a bit like an S & M bordello in Tijuana. But you know, the classy kind.And that's ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Rosa Mexicano Debuts Jonathan Waxman's Take On Mexican

    Lesley ElliottWaxman takes over Rosa Mexicano's kitchen. ​Jonathan Waxman's Mexican food roots lead us on a winding road from Chez Panisse to Rosa Mexicano. Growing up in El Cerrito, California, apparently influenced his choice in "go-to comfort food," Last night we got a first taste of what it me ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Opens Today in SoFi

    ​Lower Beach-dom welcomes the addition of Mexican food today with the opening of Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, in the space previously occupied by Nemo. It's a branch of the existing Lolitas in Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, two fairly conservative areas we would not necessarily peg as fans ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    A Plea to Ethnic Restaurants Everywhere: Give Authentic Foods a Fighting Chance

    Mercadito via FacebookBut where are the rajas?!I recently went to Mercadito's Taqueria in Midtown. It had been a long day at the office and a solid, close-by taco lunch was in order. I pulled up the menu online and the blood drained from my face. "Where are the rajas?" I thought.I quickly dialed the ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The MexZican Gourmet Opens in South Miami Tonight

    ​Chef Ze Carlos Jimenez's The MexZican Gourmet has opened today in South Miami.The restaurant features an expanded menu of chef Jimenez's authentic Mexican cuisine, using flavors and dishes from his hometown just outside of Mexico City.Chef Jimenez's "simply authentic" menu will please his food tr ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef Texas Recap: Motherf**king Snakes and a Quinceañera

    Photo by Virginia Sherwood/BravoUnfortunately, Padma wasn't the quinceañera.​The dust of more than a dozen would-be cheftestants hauling it back to where they came from has finally cleared, and now it's time to really start the new season of Top Chef: Texas. The show promises to move around the s ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Nemo Space Gives Way To Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

    Lee Klein​The guessing game -- looking for Nemo's replacement -- is over: Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar has posted it's sign in the window. Lolita has branches in Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, seems to have a rep for good tacos and an extensive inventory of tequilas.The Greenwich menu start ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Jerry's Famous Deli Serves $18.50 Tacos and Corned Beef For Almost the Same

    Lee KleinFajita beef burrito plate.​"Why would anyone go to a Jewish-style delicatessen to eat Mexican food?" I asked upon espying tacos, burritos, and fajitas at Jerry's Famous Deli on South Beach. Then the answer popped into my head faster than chopped liver slides through a digestive system: To ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Salsa Fiesta Introduces New Menu Items

    The new tamarindo medium salsa. ​The seemingly endless road construction on Biscayne Boulevard never stopped the massive lunch crowds from rolling into Salsa Fiesta. The flagship location (a second will be opening in Pembroke Pines) has a new salsa bar, a remodeled terrace, and new menu item ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Rosa Mexicano, Mercadito, Talavera: Cinco de Mayo for Foodies

    Lesley ElliottRosa Mexicano wants you to eat, drink, and be de mayo'd, all day long this Thursday. ​Cinco de Mayo, coming this Thursday, is actually an American tradition that predates the college-drinking whoop-de-doo. A holdover from the good old days when pillaging was considered the equivalent ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Why I Pay $14 For Rosa Mexicano's Guacamole

    Laine Doss Green and beautiful.​When I was a student at New York University, my boyfriend and I used to eat cheap Mexican food practically every day. At Panchito's on MacDougal Street you could get a giant platter of nachos and guacamole for about $6. Plus, they served alcohol to minors wit ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    February 25, 2010
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    March 20, 2009

    Destination: Food... Chicharron tacos @ Tacos al Carbon

    Each week on Destination: Food, Short Order pays tribute to the restaurants - dives and chichi joints alike - that serve South Florida's "go-to" meals. These are dishes that you think about when you're toiling at work; that you still taste in your mouth hours after you've finished them; that you'd b ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Eat for Mardi Gras, Give It Up For Lent

    They don't call it Fat Tuesday for nothing. Or Fat Monday, for that matter. We may as well stuff ourselves silly today and tomorrow, because you know what follows is a big long drag: Lent, which promises to zap all the fun from our lives for the following 40 days of fasting and prayer. To usher ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Hope for Overtown

    At 11:45 this morning, Jackson Soul Food restaurant at 950 NW Third Ave. was standing-room-only. Overtown and Liberty City residents packed every booth, table, and counter inside the storied and recently  remodeled soul food eatery as they watched President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony on ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Good Food at Fair Prices on Biscayne Boulevard

    Sabor a Perú and Burritos Grill Café offer bargains on the city's main drag.

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    July 29, 2008

    Creolina's Bites Dust

    The Gumbo Be Gone According to South Florida Menupages, Lauderdale's oldest and best beloved Cajun restaurant, Creolina's has closed. It was at this Himmarshee landmark that we sampled our first gator tail nugget, met the city's happiest waitress, and wooed our loving spouse into etoffee-splattered ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2007

    Eats Worth Finding

    This trio of restaurants has unexpected brio

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    October 4, 2007

    Honduran Hideaway

    Adelita's Café is a hole-in-the-wall worth finding

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    July 13, 2007

    Ask the Food Critic: What's Up With Crabby's Smoke House?

    Lee, Do you know if Crabby's Smoke House BBQ and Seafood are still open? I have heard conflicting reports Ani Corbett Orlando Florida Ani, I had assumed that Crabby’s was very much still going strong, but after reading your email I tried calling and, sure enough, the phone has been disconne ... More >>

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    January 8, 2004

    Emeril's Coasts

    The spirit of America's favorite chef is absent from his Miami Beach namesake

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    August 22, 2002

    Mucho Gusto

    Each meal serves a family of four -- and it's pretty friendly too

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