For a moment, it looks like the standup comedian is about to cry. From behind thick black glasses, he peers out -- pupils contracted by the glare -- at the roomful of strangers and says nothing. Then he turns away from the crowd and pulls a crumpled piece of paper from his pocket. The audience shift ... More >>
Don't sweat it. Just let loose, grab that microphone, and do your thing. Open-mic nights are the missing link between the karaoke bar and throwing your own concert. They're a place to pour your heart out to complete strangers. A place where first timers and old timers share the stage. Are you ... More >>
Benihana Inc., the Miami-based chain of interactive Japanese restaurants that also owns the RA Sushi and Haru brands, has just announced a new corporate head. Industry veteran Steve Schlemon was named the company's new president and chief executive officer by Benihana's board of directors. Shlemon, ... More >>
Christmas is over, but if you went to mom's for dinner, you probably were sent home with a Tupperware full of uneaten food. Depending on who's cooking, there could be anything from ham to lasagna in that container and let's face it -- chances are you took the leftovers home to "be nice."Then, in a f ... More >>
As writers of all things food and drink, we take particular notice to the trends that rise and fall throughout the years. 2012 included its fair share of relatively new trends that make us wince, and it had even more stuff that has been building over the past few years. With that in mind, here is S ... More >>
World of Beer, a Tampa-based chain of beer bars, is opening its second Miami location in Kendall on December 3 at 3 p.m. The new WOB will be centrally located within the shops at The Palms in Town and Country, across from Outback Steakhouse.Schenbly Miami Brewing Company will also be on-hand providi ... More >>
Happy Veteran's Day to all of the devil dogs, squids, airdales, boonie rats, coasties and active duty men and women. And a bravo zulu to all reservists too. Veteran's Day is this Sunday and what does that mean for our vets besides a parade and a marathon of war movies on The Military Channel? Free g ... More >>
A rally, organized by the Florida AFL-CIO to oppose Florida Senate Bill 2106 is planned for this afternoon, February 21 at 3 p.m. in front of Outback Steakhouse in Miami Lakes. The Florida AFL-CIO is inviting all restaurant workers who work for tips and union members to show up in 1980s garb and ... More >>
Attention all active duty military personnel and veterans, clear the chow hall and skip the parades, South Florida's taking you out for lunch, and dinner. With proof of active duty military or veteran status, you can enjoy free grub at several restaurants. When you wake up in the morni ... More >>
Fontainebleau Miami BeachBanquet Chef de Cuisine Simon Bowker moved to the U.S. to take on the kitchen management of a massive event space at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In the first part of our interview we got the lowdown on what it's like to work in Dubai, and how he handled the press ... More >>
Miami-Dade Parks Foundation and Chamber SouthThe Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Chamber South are hosting a "Taste Of The Town" in South Miami this weekend, with local restaurants providing a sampling of bites in a truly fancy location - the rooftop deck of a parking garage. Now, this garage ... More >>
Nigella LawsonIn an interview with Eater, Nigella Lawson promotes her new cookbook, Nigella Kitchen. Yet this curvaceous cookbook author, TV personality, and all around fabulous foodie who has a way of making even a grilled cheese sound sultry and sexy stands fast that she is not a chef.Eater: Wh ... More >>
via Guardian UKAre we there yet?Almost two quarters into 2010 and restaurants are dropping like so many flies at a swatter factory.Did your favorite neighborhood joint close? Yes. So did some big-money startups, middling little guys, and corporate behemoths' touristic appendages.Our records indic ... More >>
Bradford's rainbow wristsLast week and this week, we had the pleasure of following the adventures of our very own Meatist, Bradford Schmidt, during his first visit to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. In addition to providing us with coverage, he tweeted and blogged his face off. Get all of ou ... More >>
Photo by Bradford SchmidtKarnivool (L-R): guitarist Andrew Goddard, singer Ian Kenny, guitarist Mark HoskingBuilding on our obvious love for music and meat from down under, there aren't enough bands out there like Australia's Karnivool. Delivering monumentally thunderous riffs that still sound b ... More >>
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Editor's Note:Meatless in Miami columnist Lolo Reskin is ba-a-a-ack. In her first column, she talked about becoming a vegetarian. She'll be writing on the site regularly. MYTH: It's hard to be a vegetarian in Miami.REALITY: It's actually a breeze, and only getting breezier...This is the main ... More >>
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