Richard Blais

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Symon Wins Burger Bash, but We Vote for the Frita

    Michael Symon won the Amstel Light People's Choice Award at the Amstel Light Burger Bash last night for his "The Fat Doug Burger" -- a beef patty topped with pastrami, Havarti cheese, cole slaw and mustard. It was the high point of an evening filled with flesh, as thousands jammed an ocean-side ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Tongue and Cheek To Open in SoFi: We Chat With Chef/Partner Jamie DeRosa

    Jamie DeRosa has finally announced the project he's been working on since leaving his position as executive chef at Tudor House in July 2012 with partner Michael Reginbogin.Tongue and Cheek, which will open in the former Kane Steakhouse spot in SoFi, will serve "approachable, ingredient-driven, Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Top Chef Cruise Adds Fabio Viviani, Hubert Keller Dance Party

    Once again the good people at Bravo have found a way to delight us and scare the pants off of us at the same time. The cable network that has given us all those Real Housewives, Rachel Zoe, and Padma Lakshmi know how to put on a good train wreck. So now it's time for the most awesome shipwreck of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Celebs Party at Satellite Events, Restaurants

    ​The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Priciest SoBeWFF Tickets and Cheaper Alternatives

    ​Now that Super Bowl is over, we can concentrate on the next big event -- the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which opens February 23. Like the big game, the SoBeWFF offers lots of opportunities to max out your credit card on parking, food, and booze. Tickets are expensive for the vario ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trade Seminars: Celebrity Chefs Offer Insight for Insiders

    Food NetworkBobby Flay moderates a panel discussion on winning a televised cooking competition.​While thousands of people will be flocking to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village for some wine and a glimpse at a celebrity chef, those same chefs will be sneaking across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    NYC Marathon: Chefs Richard Blais, Nate Appleman, and Joe Bastianich Bite From the Big Apple

    ​The New York City Marathon is the weekend and for the first time in years, I didn't make the uber competitive lottery and won't be running it (here's my not-too-swift race history).There's something life changing about the marathon that extends far beyond the simple fact that one has run 26.2 mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Michelle Bernstein and Jeremiah Bullfrog on the Closing of El Bulli

    The Kitchen at El BulliLast Saturday, El Bulli, former world's best restaurant and trailblazer for culinary creativity, served its last meal. El Bulli is not dead, however; it will become a private culinary think-tank which plans to catalogue its findings and disseminate the information at chef's co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars Premieres Tonight

    Matthias Clamer/Bravo ​Top Chef Season Eight premieres tonight with a cast of all-stars (contestants from previous seasons who didn't take the title) and it sounds like we may be in for a treat. It really won't take much for this season to outshine Top Chef: Washington, D.C. -- likely the worst s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Barton G.'s Molecular Experiment Goes Bust

    Always hungry Barton G. Weiss of Barton G. The Restaurant is South Florida's most ambitious restauranteur, constantly working with his chefs to develop outrageously clever menus and eye-popping presentations, only to revamp and start again the next season with newly brilliant concepts and concoctio ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Dog Day Chronicles

    A term synonymous with the heat and stagnation that defines Miami in August