Organic Foods

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    March 27, 2014

    BuzzBar Boozy Ice-Cream Treats: Try Them Free During Miami Music Week

    If you plan to hit the beach this weekend for one of Ultra's satellite parties, you're in for a warm time. Not to worry, because BuzzBar is there to cool you off. BuzzBar is a new line of alcohol-infused ice-cream and sorbet bars. It's like being a kid again -- only with bourbon or rum or cognac.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Smoothie King Is Terrible for You

    Not long ago, I set foot in my first and last Smoothie King. At the time, I was a smoothie-making fiend in my own home, gulping down bags of expensive organic frozen berries like flappers guzzled bathtub gin. So I was psyched when I walked in the door of this "Nutritional Lifestyle Center" at 14200 ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    Greening Up: An Important Video on South Florida's Young Farmers

    David Laws thinks organic farming is almost like civil disobedience. "Organic farming is by definition against the grain," says Laws, the farmer behind Treehugger Farms in Davie. "There's a huge monstrous, mechanized market out there that's really out to stop all that we are doing. But things are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Miami's Five Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    We're quite pleased that the weather has taken a turn for the better here in the 305. Last week's miserable rain and constant drizzle made us feel like dogs. And that ain't cute. But the balmy humidity's back, and so is the steamy heat. Miami could not be more herself right now, so it's time we ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    New York, Listen Up: Top Five "Healthy" Sodas, From Cola to Lychee

    In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.The ingredients in regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Challah for Hanukkah: Step-By-Step Guide

    The best holiday dinners go down a little like this: the host or hostess drops off a juicy, slow-cooked brisket, a platter of latkes, and a golden homemade challah atop a linen-topped dining room table. Eyes light up. Is it the candles or all the champagne? We just don't know. Everyone sighs and mur ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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    June 13, 2012

    Brad Herron, Todd Erickson, Timon Balloo in the Ultimate Locavore Battle: Python Anyone?

    Chefs Brad Herron (chef de cuisine at Michael's Genuine), Timon Balloo (executive chef at Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill), and Todd Erickson (executive chef at Haven) are competing to win the strangest award ever seen in a press release, the title of "Best Invasivore Chef." Local non-profit organi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Local Food in Miami: Phonies, Freeloaders, and the Real Deal

    Flickr CCJeff McInnis grew up among a family of farmers. As the chef and partner at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, he strongly advocates a farm-to-table ethic."People should know where the food they are eating is coming from," he says. "It's the responsibility of all chefs to know as well, and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Essensia Tropical Tour: New Gardens With a Side of Vino

    ​Walk through the Palms Hotel lobby and you'll find two large double doors at the end. They open onto a vast, dining terrace belonging to the restaurant, Essensia. Walk further down some stone steps, onto a pebble-covered pathway, and stroll past loads of lush foliage, peppered with tropical flow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Essensia Lounge's New Happy Hour: Half-Off Organic Wines

    ​The Essensia Lounge, the speakeasy portion of The Palms Hotel & Spa, has a new happy hour tailored specifically for local sommeliers: Uncorked & Unplugged Thursdays, half off wines by the glass and bottles beginning this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.Ok, that's great, but what's so great about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Paradise Farms Kids Fruit Happening and Brunch January 15

    Making plans for next weekend, already? Perhaps Sunday brunch in paradise sounds appealing.Paradise Farms, an organic produce farm to the local restaurant industry originally had the intentions of hosting an Avocado Drop and brunch, on Sunday, January 15. However, "Whole Foods Markets has bought the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2011
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    November 16, 2011

    Qmilch: Make Your New Jeans From Milk

    ​Cotton, silk, flax, hemp -- all of those natural materials are used to make fabric. But now milk? German fashion designer and microbiologist Anka Domaske and a small team of researchers at the Fiber Institute at the University of Bremen successfully invented a textile made of milk, according to t ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Real Sorbet Cart Serves Cold Treats Made With Local Fruits

    ​Looking for something to cool you down on these hot summer days? Real Sorbert, a new cart debuting this week, may be just what you need. Husband and wife, Nick and Tessa Mencia, moved to Miami six months ago to start cart. It was a learning process, says Nick, but they're no ready to serve t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Homestead Farmers Market: A Real Farm-to-Table Experience

    ​A lot of farmers' markets display beautiful fruits and vegetables, but look closely and you might see boxes marked "grown in Colombia" or anywhere else that's not local. If you want to shop for produce that was still in the ground or on the vine as of this morning, the Homestead Farmers Marke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Ethnic Breakfasts, Culinary Cocktails and Local Chow Hot in 2011

    ​Isn't it a little sad that child nutrition is a trend? Hey, let's feed kids nutritious food because, you know, everyone is doing it.A National Restaurant Association survey asked 1,500 chefs to predict the hottest menu ideas for 2011 by rating 226 items as "hot trend," "yesterday's news" or "pere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Chipotle's $2 Meal come in after 6 p.m. on Halloween--that would be this Sunday for those of you who live under a rock--and you are costumed in the manner of a horrifying processed food product. [As if you could think of any other type of processed food product.] We're told proceeds of up to $1 million wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Time Magazine Contradicts Itself Over Organic Food

    ​The most recent issue of Time magazine features a basketful of articles on organic food -- an overview of the pros and cons. Except if one were to read the headline shown in photo, the assumption would be that in taste tests to be described, the panelist's conclusions would illustrate that organi ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 19, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Friday Food Funnies: Silly Stuff

    Sign on bakery window: Cake 66 cents; upside-down cake 99 cents.Diner: Waiter, do you have any lobster tails?Waiter: Certainly, sir. Once upon a time there was a little lobster...Sign at dairy farm: You can whip our cream, but you can't beat our milk.One thing is for certain about organic farms: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    New Spa Restaurant In South Beach

    Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa (3025 Collins Ave., South Beach) will be making its debut this Mother's Day, May 10th, with a holiday brunch. The Palms' executive chef Gerd Richter has created a menu of "nourishing gourmet cuisine" that according to Maria Bond, Director ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    The Water Club To Dock In Intracoastal Mall

    Chef Chris Sepe The Water Club (no relation to Tony Chan's Water Club) is slated to open late May in the Intracoastal Mall at 3969 N.E. 163 St., North Miami Beach (the former locale of Shooters Waterfront Bar and Restaurant, which closed in 2001). The new indoor-outdoor venue will encompass 27,500-s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    Go Green

    Fairchild hosts festival for foodies

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    March 20, 2008

    Blow Out the Candles!

    Do gardens cry at their first birthday party?

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    September 7, 2006
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    May 11, 2006
  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005


    South Florida Farmers Market

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    April 28, 2005
  • Dining

    September 5, 2002

    Eat It Raw

    The counterculture is changing the dining culture

  • Finest Foods

    May 11, 2000

    Best Health Food Store

    Whole Foods Market

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000

    Sprout's Last Stand

    The Last Carrot