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Restaurants and Food Services

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Confirmed

    Burger King and Tim Hortons have just reached an agreement to merge, essentially creating the world's third-largest quick-service restaurant. According to a news release issued early this morning, the newly created company will be based in Canada. Each of the original fast-food brands -- Burger Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Democratic Senator Calls for Boycott of Burger King

    Burger King's merger with Canadian coffee join Tim Hortons is official. While the company will keep the burger chain's corporate headquarters right here in Miami, the corporation will become a corporate citizen of Canada. That means they'll be paying their corporate tax bill to our northern neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

    Burger King, the Miami-based fast food behemoth, is strongly considering purchasing the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would essentially merge the two food service companies. The deal is sometimes called a corporate inversion, which is "used by companies that receive a significan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    McDonald's Times Your Drive-Thru Experience Throughout August

    McDonald's is doing a lot of things to stay relevant in a marketplace of consumers in a constant search for the newest, fastest, cheapest, and best thing out there. Earlier this year, Ronald McDonald, the chain's creepy clown mascot, received a makeover. The company also tried giving away its coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Haute Dining to Debut in Miami: Learn About Membership Over Free Bites at Red the Steakhouse Tonight

    Groupon. Living Social. Deal Chicken. Voice Daily Deals. With so many online deal programs, you have to break down the massive list into categories to even tell them apart. Now, Miami restaurant lovers can join the money-saving club with a new program called Haute Dining, the brainchild of Buzzy Skl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Miami Fast-Food Workers to Protest at Miami McDonald's for Fair Wages

    Last week, McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan filed class-action lawsuits against the fast-food giant. They claim Mickey D's "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Brickell Irish Pub to Close, Havana 1957 to Open in its Place

    After four years of flip nights, red headed sluts (the shot, duh), and U2 cover bands -- Brickell Irish Pub is closing its doors. This massive bar/eatery is going out in a blaze of glory with a "Last Call Closing Party" this Saturday night. See also: The Hoxton in Brickell Has Closed

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Miami-Based Burger King Costs Taxpayer $356M a Year Due to Low Employee Pay

    Burger King is one of the largest companies with global headquarters in Miami-Dade. Which is, in theory, great for the local economy, but BK's practice of paying its restaurant employees low wages may not be so great for the American economy. A new study estimates that Burger King employees might co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Michael Schwartz Talks Work, Home Brew, and What's Ahead For Miami

    Michael Schwartz isn't sure about a few things. He doesn't know how many hours he works in a day, whether his employees think he's a good manager, or where exactly he's taking his restaurant group next. What he does know is this: a lot has changed since he landed his first restaurant gig 33 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Capital Grille Protest: "It Is Shameful to Have a Governor Who Doesn't Respect Workers"

    Ashley Maddox, 28, is a waitress at Deco Sandwiches on South Beach. Before her shift began last week, she stood outside the Capital Grille with a few dozen others to speak out against the recently signed HB655 bill, which preemptively bans local governments from creating laws requiring paid sick tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Capital Grille Protest: Restaurant Workers to Demonstrate Today

    The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) of Miami is teaming up with other South Florida organizations to support workers and staging a protest outside the Capital Grille on Brickell Avenue at 1:30 today. It's not their first protest, but it is the first time the group is targeting others besides r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Sosta on Lincoln Road Closes

    With all the new pizzerias opening, it looked like Miami would become the new Manhattan, where every street corner sells hot and savory pies in one form or another. Which is why it's surprising to learn that the Lincoln Road pizzeria Sosta Enoteca & Pizzeria quietly closed Sunday, April 21. Read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Red Lobster Parody Spotlights Restaurant Workers Without Paid Sick Days (Video)

    With a major flu epidemic going around the United States, have you ever wondered whether or not your server sneezed on your all-you-can-eat shrimp?A video, produced by ROC United, spoofs Red Lobster's commercials that spotlight happy employees serving seafood to even happier guests. In this video, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Closes

    Lolita lights up Nemo's staid old space.Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar: South Beach cantina is all about fun, but food is more than an afterthoughtLolita Cocina & Tequila Bar has closed. The restaurant bar, which was known for its selection of over 100 tequilas, border town bordello decor, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    McDonald's Tops on Twitter and Facebook, Plus Other Fast Food and Social Media Findings

    Burger King has seen 105% fan growth on Facebook since January. McDonald's follower growth on Twitter has seen a 118% growth in the same period. Mickey Dee's also responds quickest to tweets than any other chain -- an average of 29 minutes.Compare that to Burger King, which takes over 60 hours to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Darden Buys Yardhouse Restaurants for $585 Million

    As if restaurant giant Darden needed any more popular eateries in its catalogue, the good folks at the world's largest full-service restaurant group have just agreed to purchase  Yard House Restaurants, including four in the South Florida area for a steep $585 million. It adds the loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Benihana Going Private in Buyout Deal

    Benihana, the Miami-based interactive dining chain, is being acquired by private equity group Angelo, Gordon, and Co.'s., in a deal that will take the publicly-traded restaurant company private.According to NASDAQ.com, Angelo, Gordon, and Co.'s will pay $16.30 per share in cash, approximately $296 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Burger King Food Truck to Roll Into Miami

    In an attempt to claw its way back into the number two spot for U.S. fast food sales, Miami-based Burger King is trying a hell of a lot of stale innovative campaigns.For instance, a new campaign has stellar celebs Jay Leno, David Beckham, Salma Hayek, and the over-used Sofia Vergara in ads that tout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Ruby Tuesday's To Buy Lime Fresh Mexican Grill UPDATED

    Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday Inc. announced Wednesday that it will be acquiring Miami's Lime Fresh Mexican Grill for $24 million.The deal includes Lime's intellectual property rights as well as the assets of seven company-owned restaurants, and will offer Ruby Tuesday an opportunity for growth, part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    LeBron James Promotes Pork Donuts and Ice Cream in China

    ​It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Workers Storm the Capital Grille in Miami; Cite Discrimination, Wage Theft

    ​Yesterday evening, over 60 restaurant workers and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United supporters from several union and labor groups walked into the Capital Grille in Miami during the restaurant's dinner service, interrupting the bankers and power brokers who dine there to read a letter to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine Wants to Engage You at Party Impossible

    ​Robert Irvine is the buff star of Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, taking miserably failing restaurants and turning them into success stories. He's also the subject of many photographs at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, most memorably last year when he provided his back as transpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Burger King Does Delivery: The Next Step In Fast Food

    ​Get burgers and fries your way, right away at Burger King, and you don't even have to show up. BK is now testing delivery service at a few Washington, D.C.-area locations. Customers can order two ways: by calling 1-855-ORDER-BK or through the delivery website.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Capital Grille's Generous Pour Offers Custom Wine Tasting Experience

    It's wine time at Capital Grille​The Capital Grille's Generous Pour promotion, which runs through September 4th, offers patrons the opportunity to sample up to nine wines picked by master sommelier, George Miliotes, especially for the event They include the Tarima Hill Monastrell, which is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Jeff McInnis to Open Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in South Beach

    Jeff McInnis is coming back to South Beach​Jeff McInnis, the cute Top Chef who left Gigi to the consternation of many Miamians, is set to open Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. According to Melissa Trimp, marketing and public relations manager at 50 Eggs Restaurant Group in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Miami is America's Fourth Most Fast Food Loving City

    ​The Daily Beast opens up its latest little listicle with this supposedly stunning little factoid: "In Miami, there are twice as many Burger King locations than tanning salons." Of course, Miami is home to both the corporate headquarters of BK and the unofficial US capitol of natural sunshine, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Michael Caine Scraps Cuba Restaurant Plan Because He's Scared of Miami Backlash

    Creative Commons photo via Robert Wade Actor/culinary communist Michael Caine​British actor Michael Caine is known for riveting performances in dozens of movies including The Dark Knight, Inception, Austin Powers: Goldmember, and, perhaps most Oscar-worthy, A Muppet Christmas Carol. The sil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    The Capital Grille Offers Tableside Wine Tour

    ​Phase One of The Capital Grille's summertime Master Wine Tasting Event, which runs through September 5, includes Napa Valley wines such as Bancroft Ranch Merlot from Beringer Vineyards; a Cabernet Sauvignon from Sella & Mosca Marchese di Villamarina; and Pinot Noir along with other varietals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    White Castle Celebrates Hamburger Month

    With an estimated 14 billion hamburgers eaten annually in the U.S. alone (roughly 45 burgers a person each year), the burger has become one of the most celebrated American foods to date.This month is national hamburger month, a holiday that the nation's first fast-food hamburger chain White Castle h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Fancy Steakhouse Morton's Not Making As Many Millions as They Used To

    image via wellohorld's flickrAnd restaurant executives take to graffiti​Morton's Restaurant Group, the company responsible for Morton's, The Steakhouse, must be cryin' like a New York stripper in her New York Strip after she only made $300 in lap dance money on a Friday night and her inner thighs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    EVOS Burgers Coming To Miami, Eventually

    EVOS has signed an agreement with Foodies Miami Inc.(headed up by Roland Rafuls and Rosana Emanuelli) for three franchise locations to be opened in South Florida "by early 2011". Which begs the question: What is EVOS? According to the release:EVOS offers a full menu of burgers, fries, and shakes tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Consumer Reports: Capital Grille Tops Steakhouse Chains

    Capital GrilleKing of meatsIn the ongoing battle for best white table cloth beef, the dining public has spoken. Walletpop.com reports that Capital Grille is a cut above, ranking No. 1 over its national rivals in a recent survey of 70,403 Consumer Reports subscribers.Other results of the dining tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    How-To Video - Italian-Style Roasted Swordfish

    Italian-Style Roasted Swordfish from Miami New Times on Vimeo.  Ever wanted to make swordfish roasted inside parchment paper with tomatoes, olives, and capers? Chef Odel Arencibia from The Capital Grille Miami shows you how. This simple Italian dish has great flavor and aroma. Don't feel like doi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Making Black Truffle Mac 'N' Cheese

    Up till I shot this video, I had never seen a real-life truffle. I've shot in the kitchens of some fine, highly rated restaurants in Miami, but I've only ever seen truffle oil. This mac 'n' cheese recipe uses actual truffles baked right in to a crispy, hot, cheesy mass of creamy, delicious goodness. ... More >>

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    September 24, 2007
  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004

    BEST COFFEEHOUSE

    Luna Star Café

  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004
  • Best of Music

    May 13, 2004
  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003

    BEST STEAK HOUSE

    Capital Grille

  • Restaurants

    May 16, 2002

    BEST CHAIN RESTAURANT

    On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002

    BEST BLACK BEAN SOUP

    Ayestaran Restaurant

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 17, 2001

    Best Lesbian Bar

    Bars at the American Airlines Arena

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000
  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000

    Best Coffeehouse

    Luna Star Café

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000

    Best Steak House

    Morton's of Chicago

  • Bars and Clubs

    May 11, 2000
  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999
  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Uncorked

    Want to know why restaurants charge so much for a bottle of wine? Because they can get away with it, that's why.

  • News

    February 10, 1993
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