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    September 4, 2014
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    June 18, 2014

    Taste of the Nation: South Florida's Best Chefs Serve Up a Great Evening

    Taste of the Nation South Florida, the fundraising gala that benefits Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, took over the Loews Miami Beach Hotel last night. Just about every chef worth his or her salt was at the event -- either serving their best bites or mingling as a guest. The event feat ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Food Network Filming New Show in Miami

    It's all so hush, hush and top secret that we can't share the name, but a new Food Network show about food trucks is filming in Miami tomorrow and next week -- and they're looking for people to be on camera. The competition-type show is looking for people to act as audience, with some people having ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Art Basel and Beyond

    It's Art Basel weekend and everyone from Kimye to Martha Stewart is in town to eat, drink, and peruse the galleries. Of course there are about a grillion different fabulous parties where you can wait on line for about an hour to grab some Chardonnay in a plastic cup. But there are so many other thi ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Taste of the Nation Fights To End Childhood Hunger July 25

    Who likes being hungry? Nobody. That's precisely why Share Our Strength, the country's leading anti-hunger group, exists. Their No Kid Hungry campaign is fueled by the objective of ending childhood hunger in America. To do this, the Share Our Strength organization is bringing back its highly respe ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Miami Fourth Best Food Truck City in America

    Miami's food truck scene is alive and well and, apparently, a destination choice for hungry travelers, according to two prominent online food-and-travel sites. Jetsetter, an online travel magazine that also books custom upscale trips such as tiger safaris and tours of California's wine country, has ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Best of Miami 2013: Best Restaurants, Bars, and Everything

    Macchialina is the best restaurant in South Beach. Joe's Take Away makes the best fried chicken. Bread Butter has the best pan con lechón. Best of Miami 2013 is here, cousin, and you will enjoy it. It includes not only all of our favorite picks, but also yours -- almost 100 Readers' Choice ite ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Burger Beast Bares All: Largest Food Truck Event Ever on 4/20

    Ever wanted to be part of a Guinness World Record? How about making history while stuffing your face? The time has come my friends, prepare for battle. Tomorrow, April 20, at Magic City Casino, Burger Beast plans to break the record for "World's Largest Food Truck Event." Free admission? Yes. Free ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Since we can't all be in New Orleans this weekend cheering on our favorite teams (by the way, are you a Ravens or a 49ers fan?) the party is just going to have to come to us. And, sure, we're under a lot of national humiliation right now with Dan Marino's affair and love child gone public and all ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Nominate Miami's Sweetest Culinary Couple, Win a Gift Card

    Throughout history there have been famous couples that have worked together. in just about every industry.Some duos that come to mind are Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall; Bonnie and Clyde; John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Hillary and Bill Clinton; Masters and Johnson; Irene and Frederic Joliot-Curie; Car ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Miami's Ultimate Food Truck Is The Health Nut on Wheels (Photos)

    A new food truck was crowned supreme at Magic City Casino Saturday night, when The Health Nut on Wheels won the Ultimate Miami Food Truck Competition, beating out seven other food trucks to win the title and a cool $5,000 cash prize.Attendees were treated to an interactive evening, with each food tr ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Win Tickets To the Ultimate Food Truck Battle With Shaggy and Sean Kingston

    Miami loves its food trucks. Whether we catch one on the side of the road for a lunchtime snack or head over to a roundup to eat out way through several dozen offerings, we're sweet on all the goodness coming from those mobile munch units.But which truck is the best in all of our fair city?

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    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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    November 13, 2012

    Miami Heat Season Opener Party with Mario Chalmers in Miami

    The Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers is throwing a party to celebrate the kick-off of another white hot season of beating the crap out of every other team (we hope). The party, hosted by Chalmers and attorney Michael Grieco is being held at the Hilton Downtown Miami Hotel on Sunday, November 18, from 7 p ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Iron Fork: Food, Cocktails, and Two Incredible Battles (Photos)

    Thousands of hungry and thirsty people converged upon Grand Central Miami last evening to eat, drink and be merry at New Times' fifth annual Iron Fork.  Over three dozen of Miami's hottest restaurants served up some fine eats while a host of open bars attended to the liquid needs of party goers ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Iron Fork's Tonight! Food Truck Competitors Alfredo Montero and Robyn Almodovar Say It's War

    Robyn Almodovar and Alfredo Montero are normally very good friends.  After all, they have a lot in common. Both of their food trucks, Mr. Good Stuff and Palate Party, have won countless awards for their creative menus and delicious foods and  both chefs have been featured on television (Mo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Iron Fork: One, Two, Three, Four..Look Who Started a Twitter War

    When I spoke with the Iron Fork Food Truck Battle contestants to get a little piece on strategy, I thought it would be the usual "the other chef is so talented...I'll do my best...blah blah blah."Read Also: Iron Fork's Tonight: Food truck Competitors Alfredo Montero and Robyn Almodovar Say It's WarL ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 9, 2012

    Iron Fork: New Chef Announcement and Half-Priced VIP Ticket Offer

    The fifth annual Iron Fork competition, set for October 18 at Grand Central, has a new chef lineup for its featured competition. In it, two of Miami's top chefs battle in a gladiator-style competition of wits and skill using knives, fire, and raw meat as their weapons of choice. Only one will remain ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Iron Fork is Back: Save Ten Bucks Today!

    We may be a little biased when we say that Iron Fork is our favorite fall food event in Miami, but even if this weren't a New Times event we'd still be buying our tickets for the biggest, baddest, tastiest night out in the 305.The fifth annual Iron Fork is October 18 at Grand Central. From 7 to 10 p ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Taste of the Beach September 29 and 30

    The first annual Taste of the Beach and End of Summer Block Party will be presented by The Beach Channel on September 29 and 30. It's an inaugural community driven, two-day event that will feature notable chefs, local restaurants, music and fun activities for the kiddies including face painting and ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Iron Fork Tickets On Sale Now: Get Them Half Priced Today

    What yearly event brings you fighting food trucks, dueling chefs, and plenty of free food and drink? If you guessed New Times' Iron Fork, you're correct, grasshopper.The fifth annual New Times Iron Fork is set to dazzle your taste buds on October 18 at Grand Central. From 7 - 10 p.m. be prepared to ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Whole Foods' Fill The Grill Competition: Jim Heins Takes Round One

    When Michael Jacobs, chef for the Miami Heat players, announced the two competitors for the first round of the Fill the Grill Challenge at the Coral Gables Whole Foods Market, one of the contestants asked for a slight change in title."Just call me Jim. Robyn's the chef around here," said Jim Heins, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Taste of the Nation Celebrates 25th Anniversary on July 19

    Taste of the Nation, the event that brings together Miami's best chefs to benefit Share Our Strength, is celebrating its silver anniversary with a stellar lineup of food and drink.On Thursday, July 19, over three dozen restaurants will offer their best bites to sample at the Turnberry Isle Miami. So ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Hell's Kitchen Watch Party Tonight at Tobacco Road With Cheftestant Robyn Almodovar

    Palate Party chef/owner Robyn Almodovar has been battling for culinary supremacy since the June 4 premiere of Hell's Kitchen.Hell's Kitchen is the cooking show that pits chefs not only against each other in a series of culinary challenges -- but also against Gordon Ramsay, the potty-mouthe ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Lorena Garcia, Robyn Almodovar on Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef Masters

    For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    CheeseMe by Latin Burger: A First Peek And Weekend Truck Tracker

    Jim HeinsCheeseMe, powered by Latin Burger.​A few days ago, we announced that CheeseMe was acquired by Latin Burger. According to owner Jim Heins, the CheeseMe truck was in the process of a makeover and that it would be back on the streets by the end of the week.The truck's logos and wrap were red ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Art Basel Food Guide: Food Trucks

    ​Art Basel is coming to town, turning the entire city into a roving band of art connoisseurs. Each year, we travel to pop-up art galleries and tents filled with shards of broken glass, painted bananas, interactive tunnels, and sometimes even the occasional paint-on-canvas.Pondering all this art ge ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Sir Mixx-a-Lot: Baby Got Banana (and Mango and Mamey); Weekend Truck Tracker

    Sir-Mixx-A-LotBaby got banana at Sir Mixx-a-Lot.​It doesn't matter where you are. When you hear rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," the anthem for curvy gals, you have to stop and shake it!  The same goes for Sir Mixx-a-Lot, a new food truck that features shakes, smoothies, and batidos. F ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Homestead al Gusto: The First-Ever Food Truck Chef's Challenge (Photos)

    All Images by Anais AlexandreChef Challenge winning plate by Palate Party.​Homestead Main Street organized Homestead al Gusto, a food truck festival this past weekend that included a chef's challenge. Local farmer's donated veggies from their first crop and the food truck chefs picked out which on ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Homestead Al Gusto Challenges Food Trucks To Use Local Produce

    At Homestead Al Gusto, food trucks will cook with local produce​Though no one's going to accuse all food trucks of serving seriously health-conscious eats, many owners make an effort to use fresh and local ingredients.Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burger owner Jack Garabedian, for instance, goes d ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    B.C. Tacos Beats Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burger at Iron Fork

    All photos by Laine DossChefs from Jefe's Original Fish Taco and B.C. Tacos pose with moderator Allen Susser​B.C. Tacos beat out Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burger in last night's Fighting Food Truck's Taco Tangle at the Miami New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in Miam ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Meet the Girls of Aphrodisiac Ice Cream, Miami's Sexiest Food Truck

    Aphrodisiac Ice Cream via FacebookCo-owner Jacqueline Suzanne eats the profits.​We're kicking ourselves for not thinking of this first: an ice-cream truck filled with hot chicks. Yes, it sounds like the makings of one of those coming-of-age movies starring models and pubescent boys, but this is re ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Full Moon Party at Tobacco Road Tonight, Sabor Hispano at Jungle Island Tomorrow

    Fire dancing, drumming and food trucks at Tobacco Road's Full Moon celebration tonight​Howl at the moon tonight, salsa till you drop tomorrow as food trucks roll out to some interesting and exotic parties and festivals this weekend. Here's the deal:Friday, October 14Tobacco Road is hosting the Dow ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Win Tickets to Jay-Z, Kanye at Eat With the Heat Today; Trucks at Hard Rock Tonight

    Win tickets to see Jay-Z and Kanye at Eat with the Heat​Almost a dozen food trucks will be out at the monthly Eat With the Heat food truck roundup today at the American Airlines Arena. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., food truck and Heat fans will be able to grab lunch and snag goodies and merchandise ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Bay, Beer, Trains and Freaks: Food Trucks This Weekend

    ​Name your poison this weekend, because food trucks are out to serve you a side of entertainment with your street food.This weekend's food truck roundups offer high entertainment value with little out of pocket expense. Choose from viewing a beautiful sunset on the bay, hanging out in an antique r ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Palate Party Resumes Service at Tropical Park Tonight

    Palate PartyChef Robyn Almodovar resumes service at Palate Party.​Last week, Short Order reported that chef Robyn Almodovar, owner of Palate Party, was airlifted to the hospital after being burned in a propane accident on her food truck. Almodovar assured us that although she suffered facial burns ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Palate Party Food Truck Owner in Accident; Weekend Truck Tracker

    Palate PartyPalate Party owner and chef Robyn Almodovar was airlifted to Broward General Hospital, then Jackson Memorial Hospital after an accident on her Palate Party truck left her with burns to her face.​We spoke with chef Almodovar, who was released from the hospital yesterday evening. " ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Star Wars Release Party at Food Truck Roundup Tonight

    Dress like this at the food truck roundup and you'll probably get some attention...​You know how the story starts: "A long time ago at a food truck invasion far, far away ...." At least that's the story tonight when Tamiami Park hosts a Star Wars themed food truck roundup to celebrate the Blu-Ray ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Burger Beast Announces Award Nominees; Food Trucks at Wynwood and 9/11 Memorials

    Sugar Rush is a Burgie Award nominee for best food truck.​The Burger Beast announced the nominees for his annual Burgie Awards. Voting begins Monday, September 19 on his website and the winners will be announced at the 2011 Burgies event in early November. Here's the list of food truck nominees (f ... More >>