• Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Moye Opens in Brickell: Housemade Mozze and Rum-Spiked Granita

    Brickell isn't exactly a dining destination, but Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu hope to change that. If those names ring a bell, it's likely because you've downed bowls of pasta at their South Beach outpost, Sardinia Enoteca. Last week the duo quietly opened Moye in the center of Brickell, bringing ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Via Emilia: Northern Italian in the Style of Bologna and Modena

    Francheso Pradini and chef Giancarlo "Wendy" Cacciatori provide a small peek into the cuisines of Bologna and Modena at their South Beach restaurant, Via Emilia. The name reflects their idea of establishing a non-Americanized Italian restaurant in Miami. When asked what makes them different from al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Bocce Bar's New Menu: Oxtail Canneloni, Beet Ravioli, and Squid Ink Gnocchetti (Photos)

    Back in July, Bocce Bar announced a change in its kitchen staff. Timon Balloo, who opened the Italian restaurant with a bocce court out front, would give up his role and stick at the neighboring Sugarcane, and Daniel Tackett would take over Bocce's kitchen as executive chef. Together with chef de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Chef Adrianne Calvo: "I've Never Been One to Follow Trends"

    It's been seven and a half years since Adrianne Calvo first opened Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Bar and much has changed, both in terms of her culinary development and the industry. "When I opened we had a similar menu to the one we have now where everything was farm-to-table, organic, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Miami Pastry King Antonio Bachour to Open Brickell Cafe

    On the heels of releasing his second cookbook, the tireless, social media-happy Antonio Bachour will open his own eponymous bakery and café on Brickell Avenue. Bachour, who will remain executive pastry chef at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, finalized plans for his 1,700-square-foot space at 60 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Janette & Co. Opens in Coral Gables: French Macarons Done Right

    Let's start with the basics: macarons and macaroons are not the same thing. So dispel any image in your head of coconutty cake balls (macaroons) and instead, visit Janette & Co for a taste of France's beloved sweet treat (macarons). Quentin and Agnes Garrigou opened their first shop in South Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Burgerlove in Brickell Key: For the Love of Honest Food

    There is no such thing as too many burgers, except maybe when you're trying to make up your mind on which one to order at Burgerlove, the newest addition to Brickell Key. Burgerlove opened this past Tuesday and is the brainchild of Vanessa Diaz, who also owns the Juicery Bar next door. Diaz wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    L'echon, the Pubbelly Team's French Brasserie, Is a Glimpse of What's to Come

    While navigating Miami Beach's treacherous construction traffic, you zip past the Hilton Cabana. Damn! You circle the block for another pass. The red pin on your cell phone's map must be out of place. It's doesn't seem possible that a hip restaurant sits amid the dozens of hotels on Mid-Beach's chop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Illegal Bakery Pop-Up at Taperia Raca: Cutest Lunch in Town

    Walking in to the Illegal Bakery pop-up at Taperia Raca is sort of like entering a time warp. Frank Sinatra croons on the stereo as an adorable couple in matching old-school soda-jerk-meets-'50s-diner garb greets you upon arrival. The two, adorned in matching wooden bows (around neck for him, in ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Ice Cream, Beer, and Swim Week Parties

    Happy Friday, Miami. The weekend is here and there are all sorts of ways you can enjoy. From celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a sweet offer, to going to a Swim Week party at the Broken Shaker -- it's all here for your indulgence. Weekend starts now! See also: L'echon Brasserie: The Pubbell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Rap's Ten Best Songs About Big Butts

    What is every rapper's favorite body part? C'mon, that's an easy one. More MCs have put their mind to the big butt issue than there are scientists working on curing cancer. And obviously, in rap music, the bigger the booty, the better. Modern asses are reaching colossal proportions, but not all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    First Annual Bacon Beach Bash: Bikini Bods and Bacon Grease on Nikki Beach

    In a city obsessed with physical appearances as much as porcine, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to put the two together. The first-annual Bacon Beach Bash is happening this Saturday, July 5, as part of 'Merica's birthday celebration at Nikki Beach. Because if there's one thing A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Lorenzo: Seafood is the Star of Chris Wyman's New Menu (Photos)

    Celebrity chef Tony Mantuano and wife Cathy flew in to the Magic City for just one night to get a taste of Lorenzo's new menu. Chris Wyman, whose most recent stint was at Scarpetta in New York, has made his way back to Miami to helm the kitchen. Prior to Wyman heading down to sunny Florida, the Man ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 29, 2014
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    March 10, 2014

    The Food at the 2014 PGA Tour and Cadillac Championship

    The Cadillac Championship and PGA Tour brought an influx of tourists to watch the world's best in golf play this past week. It didn't even matter whether you were a fan of golf or understand the sport -- there was entertainment for everyone who attended. From a Carolina Herrera fashion show and co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Eating House Tartare Bar Pops-Up at Cadillac Championship

    The Cadillac Championship starts today at 11a.m. with thousands of golf enthusiasts head out to the Trump National Doral Miami to see the world's best golfers compete on the completely renovated Blue Monster course. If you think watching the likes of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, and Rory McIlroy swing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Symon Wins Burger Bash, but We Vote for the Frita

    Michael Symon won the Amstel Light People's Choice Award at the Amstel Light Burger Bash last night for his "The Fat Doug Burger" -- a beef patty topped with pastrami, Havarti cheese, cole slaw and mustard. It was the high point of an evening filled with flesh, as thousands jammed an ocean-side ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Pizza Pazza in Omni: We Get a First Bite

    Pizza Pazza, a Neopolitan-style pizzeria on Biscayne Boulevard and 18th Street, is just shy of celebrating its two-month anniversary, yet it already has repeat customers -- including ones straight from Naples, Italy. We assumed they were locals after we witnessed a lively exchange of air kisses an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Via Verdi Opens in the Upper East Side: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    It's every chef's dream to own his or her own restaurant. Via Verdi has turned brothers Fabrizio and Nicola Carro and mixologist Cristiano Vezzoli's dream into a reality. After leading the kitchen at Quattro Gastronomia for eight years, the twins decided it was time for something of their own. Alth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Trader Joe's Cookie Butter: Lotus Biscoff Spread Is Better

    If you're on the Trader Joe's bandwagon, it's likely you've heard rumblings about their Speculoos Cookie Butter -- if you're not already addicted to the stuff. This crushed-up-cookie spread has created a sugar-induced hysteria that's caused nationwide shortages and a gangbusters black market busine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Moloko Comedy Happy Hour: $3 Grilled Cheese and Draft Beers, Free Laughs

    The second week of the month is busy in Wynwood, with art walk this Saturday. Add a little comedy to that mix on Thursday at Moloko in the Shops at Midtown, which offers laughs the second Thursday of every month. Share some laughs and some happy hour specials with friends. See also: Moloko: Crepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Pizzas

    There are two kinds of pizza lovers in this town: traditionalists and radicals. Traditionalists want extra cheese, but never fontina or gorgonzola. Did you just ask them to pay 15 bucks for a 12-inch pie? They probably threw some figs and prosciutto in your face. They like pepperoni. A lot. Radica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Free Mimosas, Bites at Moonchine, and More

    If Miami was your girlfriend (be it the dating kind or the platonic kind), what would you do with her this weekend? There are plenty of options (like Flugtag at Bayfront Park, and DWNTWN Art Days, and so on) but there is also an Italian dinner in South Beach, a sports bar grand opening happening in ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Mojo Donuts Free Today at Preemo Computer Repair Near UM

    Donuts are cool. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If you agree with this statement, then you should show everyone you mean it by snagging a free one at Mojo Donuts when they come to Miami this morning. Starting at 8 a.m. they will start their promotion. But before you claim your fair share, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Bâoli's Tempting Tuesdays: Half-Priced Menu With New Asian-Inspired Eats

    Bâoli Miami recently launched Tempting Tuesdays, a way to get the full Bâoli experience for less. Now through October 29, the entire menu -- abounding with new Asian-inspired dishes courtesy of a July revamp -- is half-off on Tuesdays. Short Order was invited to try out the menu with some new Asi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Open Kitchen's Chef Says Fresh, Local Ingredients Can Beat the Summer Heat

    Any decent chef will tell you a meal is only as good as the ingredients used to create the dish. You can drop serious cash to score exotic elements or you can do what the ladies at Open Kitchen are doing. Instead of running scared from the heat like most of us Miamians, Sandra Stefani and Ines Chatt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Love Is Blind in Coral Gables: Shrimp and Prosciutto Dumplings, Nutella Pizza

    If love is blind, it's a serious shame, because that means it can't get a gander at the striking digs of its namesake new eatery in Coral Gables. Walk into Love Is Blind, adjacent to Merrick Park, and you're face-to-face with a glowing panorama of mounted candles, a tulip-topped gramophone, and a va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    20. Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House

    Giorgio Rapicavoli was the first Miami winner of Food Network's Chopped. He used the momentum of his win to open a pop-up restaurant on Ponce named Eating House. The concept was so successful that Rapicavoli ended up taking over the space and turning Eating House into a permanent fixture. Recently n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Andrew Koussevitzky Chronicles World Tour Eats on the Hungry Drummer

    You'd think the life of a rock star would be all bottle-popping and pretty girls. This might be the case for some, but not for the likes of Stellar Revival's drummer, Andrew Koussevitzky. The Miami-based music man lives a simple life in a Brickell high-rise with bills, high gas prices, and bad res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Cooks at Casa Vincola Zonin Event, Leaks New Projects

    At yesterday's Italian Culinary Experience at the Miami Culinary Institute, a few dozen public-relations professionals, chefs, and writers were treated to a wine-pairing lunch featuring Casa Vincola Zonin wines from Tuscany. These Italian Culinary Experience (ICE) lunches are part of a series that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Hedy Goldsmith, Jeni Britton-Bauer, Paulina Naranjo Share a Love for All Things Frozen and Sweet

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Credit three ladies for making this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival just a little bit, um, cooler: Hedy Goldsmith, James Beard award-nominated executive past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern's Truck and Many More on Midtown Tracks for SoBeWFF

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. By the time 2012 was upon us, more than 100 food trucks were rolling around Greater Miami. It seemed only natural some of them should feed the gastrophilic masses of the Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Sear'N Gears: Michael's Genuine Chef Plans Gourmet Fare on a Bike

    Meet Aleric Constantin, current grill cook at Michael's Genuine and the cycling chef. Aleric attended Le Cordon Bleu, and upon his graduation worked in the kitchen of Eating House for a six-month period before moving on to Michael's Genuine.His time with Giorgio Rapicavoli and presently Michael Schw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Capriccio On The River Coming Soon

    A new restaurant is opening on the Miami River. A sign has risen in front of the walkway of the swanky high-rise Brickell on the River's North Tower, near Tobacco Road and The Capital Grille. Follow the brown-brick road and you're led to the back end of the tower where there's a huge terrace and wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Doomsday: Where To Eat Your Final Meal In Miami

    With Christmas coming soon, we almost overlooked one minor detail. Doomsday is this Friday. Dun, dun, dun. The Mayans finished their calendar with a last cycle ending on December 21, 2012, which has fueled countless theories about the world ending on this date at precisely 11:11 (UTC). Make a wish ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Miami's Top Ten Italian Desserts

    Because there are as many traditional Italian desserts as there are towns in Italy, Miami New Times has begrudgingly taken it upon itself to round up the top ten Italian desserts in Miami (yes, that's sarcasm, folks), because sometimes the best (and most affordable) way to get an authentic taste of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    FroYo From Coco Limon: Birthday Month Just Got A Little Lighter

    Birthday Month, every office has one. The term, named by the office birthday expert Pam Beesly, refers to 'that' month when there is a birthday in the office nearly every other day. This often translates into being crammed into the kitchen eating sheetcake under a fluorescent light followed by the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    The Best of Miami Spice 2012, Part Three

    See also Miami Spice, the Good, the Great and the Grudging, Part One and Part TwoThis three-part look at Miami Spice comes just as the dining program gets set to begin on August 1. There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxur ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Miami Spice 2012: The Good, The Great and The Grudging, Part One

    Over the next three days, in the run-up to the August 1 roll-out of Miami Spice, I will rate the deals of some 50-plus menus as being good, great, or grudging.There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012
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    July 2, 2012

    Giotto Pizza Is A Fresh Find

    Giotto Pizza opened on West Avenue in South Beach about a year ago, but I just made it in for the first time this past weekend. The storefront is bookended between a Starbucks to the left and the kosher West Avenue Cafe to the right. Outdoor tables of the three venues line up side by side, those of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Art Deco Weekend Offers Cheap Tastings All Along Ocean Drive

    ​In its 35th year, Art Deco Weekend kicks off today, January 13, at noon and then continues until 11pm January 15. It  will highlight the second annual ADW Fashion Show and music performances. In addition, it will feature the annual Art Deco Weekend Parade, a classic car show, a lecture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Eight Great New Year's Day Brunches In Miami

    Technically, on January 1 your resolutions to live healthier, better and wiser in 2012 should kick in. But the truth is, most of the world wakes up on New Year's Day with a hangover (which, usually comes paired with a tinge of regret) and a craving for comfort food. So why not start off the year wit ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 15, 2011
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    May 12, 2011

    Dog Eat Dog at Totally Truckin' Thursdays: New Location With Beer Pong

    Dog Eat Dog, the new all-dog truck rolls out tonight at TTT​Totally Truckin' Thursdays rolls into its new home tonight in a big way. TTT will instantly become one of the larger rallies tonight as 40 food trucks serve dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Century Marketplace on NW Eighth Street and ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Local Valentine's Day Edible Gift Ideas For a Sweetheart With a Sweet Tooth

    Heart-shaped sandwich cookies from Cookie Couture​Don't be that guy (or girl) who settles for any of these unforgivable last-minute Walgreens candies (or, worse, a teddy bear holding a heart.) If you're reading this blog, chances are you have particular culinary taste -- and probably so does your ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Decadent Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes With Recipe Just in Time for Turkey Day

    Photo by Nayda MercadoPumpkin Pie Cupcake​As Thanksgiving gets closer, the smells of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and all spice become increasingly more irresistible, especially when referring to dessert. Two words - PUMPKIN PIE.Despite the fact that pumpkin pie can be made all year round thanks t ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    Fame Game

    Chef Adrianne overachieves everywhere except the kitchen

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    December 30, 2004
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    December 18, 2003

    The Crêped Crusader

    Shopping and strolling and munching on crêpe

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