Wine sommeliers are the understated cool kids of the restaurant industry. Everyone forgets about them, but every high-end restaurant has one. Lurking in the corners of dark wine cellars, these experts are there to assist guests with the vino. You'd think the type of people who fall into this profes ... More >>
Ahh. Miami Spice. True, it's a great value but like everything in life, the two month-long promotion comes with a few catches -- like the fact that many restaurants don't offer the three-course prix fixe Spice menu on weekends. That sucks, because a lot of us simply have too many things "on our pla ... More >>
"I cried when my parents died. I cried when my children were born. The only other time outside of that, that I cried, was when I passed this exam," says an American Master Sommelier on camera. Somm, a documentary, takes you into the lives of four men who will literally stop at nothing to have their ... More >>
Sometimes in life we often take greatness for granted. Just because something or someone has been around for a while, we get complacent and do not feel the need to visit them or show just how special they are to us. That we need them.Joey's hasn't forgotten to show love to the Wynwood community. I ... More >>
Last night was the official launch of "A Feast for the Eyes" at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar and we were invited to check it out. In what Chef Miguel Aguilar hopes will become a monthly series, the restaurant exhibits the work of an artist and offers a four-course prix fixe menu that celebrates the artist' ... More >>
If you're reading this blog post, you probably like wine. But however well versed you think you are, we highly doubt you have the knowledge of a master sommelier. There are only 129 in North America. Well, whether you are a wino or a wine connoisseur, Delta's Taste Wine Like a Master Sommelier at th ... More >>
When 50 Biscayne was completed on the corner of Flagler Street and US-1 as Miami's fourth tallest building, it was supposed to quickly fill ground level storefronts with bustling enterprises. Now as the city's 14th tallest building, the massive 554-foot structure may have finally reached that goal. ... More >>
Carnivores take note: a new parrilla-style Argentinean grill is opening soon in Coral Gables. Siga la Vaca ("follow the cow") has taken over the old Novecento space on the ground floor of Alhambra Towers at 121 Alhambra Plaza and is scheduled to open by the end of October.According to Carlos Ba ... More >>
If it ain't broke, tinker with it.That's apparently the thinking at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau in regards to its highly successful Miami Spice program. An email was sent out over the weekend by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau that states, "Restaurants will ... More >>
Tomorrow, March 20, is ravioli day and there are at least two restaurants taking advantage of this pasta holiday, Terrazza at the Shore Club and Cafe Prima Pasta.For lunch and dinner at Terrazza, three house-made ravioli dishes crafted by executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. The three dishes are:
Earlier this week, we shared a list of restaurants that offer reasonably-priced ways to bid farewell to 2011.But what about if you're a Maybach-driving playa for whom money is no object? You're going to want to start your evening with a nice (i.e. expensive) New Year's Eve extravaganza. We've got ... More >>
Wikipedia defines price gouging as a "pejorative term referring to a situation in which a seller prices goods or commodities much higher than is considered reasonable or fair." Sounds like New Year's Eve in Miami, when local restaurants dig deep into the pockets of tourists determined to pay fo ... More >>
South Beach newcomer Yardbird has us all thinking of fried chicken, bourbon, and biscuits. We gave you a brief preview of the food and a glimpse inside the opening party madness, but what you may not know is that they also cultivated an extremely user-friendly wine list. Offerings are separated i ... More >>
Courtesy of Meat MarketWhen we hear sommelier we think well-suited-gentleman with a stiff upper lip who looks down his nose at you for ordering anything less than a $100 bottle of wine. Sarah Almand, Meat Market's delightfully spirited sommelier, is different.A Florida native, she was a geography ... More >>
Photo by Andres AravenaThe addition of recently opened Kane Steakhouse to the SoFi restaurant landscape presented an opportunity for executive chef Daniel Ganem. When execs at the Glazier Group (Strip House in NYC, Michael Jordan's the Steak House) began searching for a head toque, they found th ... More >>
Foie gras fluffChefs E. Michael Reidt of Area 31, Sean Brasel of Meat Market, and Kris Wessel of Red Light are teaming up next week to raise money for Common Threads, an organization that teaches low-income children how to cook and eat healthy.The three chefs will prepare a five-course meal ... More >>
Last oink this Sunday Acqua will be serving a "Farewell Brunch" at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami this Sunday, July 14. It's your last chance to indulge in the expansive buffet that includes a whole roasted pig, a sprawling raw bar, and a dessert display overflowing with 30-plus types of mini ... More >>
via The Dining RoomAppropriately nestled south of Fifth, in South Beach, The Dining Room is the two-month old, intimately-sized restaurant of OLA owner Brian Lieberman. Pulling double duty between Lieberman's kitchens is The Dining Room's executive chef, Horacio Rivadero. Sous chef, Christi ... More >>
Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarra, Andreas SchreinerOverly eager business owners and publicists are notorious for announcing new restaurant births only to have the public wait, and wait, and wait for an actual opening. Pubbelly, Miami's newest Asian-inspired gastropub, is no exception.We announce ... More >>
www.creatureseast.comWhat are you eating this Halloween? Sure, candy is a must, but why not stock up on some hearty foods before you start chowing down on those Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and mini Snicker bars. Some restaurants on Lincoln Road will offer a Halloween prix fixe menu for your treat. ... More >>
Jacob KatelGibraltar's menu is bright.In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), and five (Coral Gables, posted this morning), we perused Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not the deal was worth taking advantage ... More >>
So is she the Top Chef or not? A lot has happened since we last interviewed Andrea Curto-Randazzo, co-owner and co-chef of Talula on Miami Beach. She and her husband began handling the kitchen at a second restaurant, The Water Club in North Miami. And she began preparing to compete on Top Chef Se ... More >>
Paula DaSilva, chef de cuisine at Dean Max's 3030 Ocean, will leave the Fort Lauderdale seafood restaurant in June to head a new restaurant at the Eden Roc. If you don't know DaSilva from 3030 Ocean, you may remember her for coming in a close second in season five of Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitche ... More >>
Maitardi in the Design District. Get ready to live La Dolce Vita next week at Mai Tardi in the Design District. The Italian restaurant is hosting a "Look Sexy, Feel Sexy" event on Wednesday, May 19. The festivities will kick off with complimentary proseco in the courtyard. As you're downing the b ... More >>
Could be a steep climb.At one point during his career, Tim Powers simultaneously controlled six restaurants rated in the Top 10 for both Zagat and Harden's London Restaurant Guide. Two of these, The Ivy and Le Caprice, held either the number one or number two spot for more than 12 years. Po ... More >>
A teeny sneak preview of the New Times restaurant review for next week. Eating at Balans is like buying clothes at The GAP. It's like reading a novel by John Grisham. It's like being a Blue Dog Democrat. In a word: Meh.Balans 901 S. Miami Ave. 305-534-9191.
Image via joeyswynwood.comJoey's Italian Cafe in Wynwood opened in December 2008 and have stayed true to their concept of a down-to-earth neighborhood joint with great food and wine selection.It's with that in mind that they've introduced a new thirteen pizza menu ($8 - $16) with wine by the glas ... More >>
I cold-called Escopazzo out of our restaurant database and said, "Hey, I'm from the newspaper, what are you doing for Wine & Food?" Sommelier Rich DiGacomo had great answers for me. He talked about the Food Network, Rachel Ray, Key West prawns and drinking. Here's what he had to say:
...is the answer to: What might you find at a Puerto Rican-owned piano bar/café? Merly Velazquez, niece of the late fashion designer David Fernandez, has partnered with Raymond Klein in opening Miami Arts Café across the street from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (255 NE 1 ... More >>
If you sit down for this sequel, don't think too hard about the original.
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Italian restaurant shows slow-food roots.
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Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
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The artist Britto designed the décor, the diner unknown is yet to fill the seats