Rodriguez Ocean

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Roots & Freens: Gourmet, Organic Food Delivered To Your Doorstep

    At Roots & Freens, organic all the way is the motto. Chef and co-partner Carlos Torres has a resume that spans a decade in the kitchens of top toques Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, and Michael Mina. Now, he's bringing healthful and gourmet cuisine and cold pressed juices right to your door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    De Rodriguez Cuba's New Nuevo Latino Dishes

    Short Order was recently invited to De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean to check out updates to the menu. It's been a while since our last visit to the luxury Cuban restaurant helmed by the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine," Chef Doug Rodriguez, so we were excited to taste the changes. The bad news: there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Coconut Grove Over South Beach? 50 Reasons That's Just Dumb

    ​As you may or may not know, Short Order is having a little Snackdown! Over the next few weeks, we will be pairing eight Miami-Dade neighborhoods and pitting one against the other in an NCAA-bracket sort of tournament. The first entry, last Thursday, was Coconut Grove versus South Beach.Admittedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    660 at The Angler's Names Carlos Torres as New Chef

    Torres takes over 660.​660 at The Angler's has announced that Carlos Torres will be replacing the recently departed Giorgio Rapicavoli as executive chef. The indoor/outdoor contemporary American restaurant will keep its signature dishes, but chef Torres will slowly integrate his own dishes into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Five Worst Reviewed Restaurants of 2011

    ​Perusing the past year's restaurant reviews has brought to light something I suspected: I wasn't very mean in 2011. It was difficult to find five scathing critiques. In fact, I really didn't find any -- there was only mild sarcasm in a few of the following. Still, these were the most disappointin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Timon Balloo and Carlos Torres On Upcoming Chef vs. Chef Match

    ​The 4th Annual Iron Fork event takes place Thursday, October 20th, from 7 to 10 pm at Ice Palace Film Studios in Downtown Miami (make sure to bring earmuffs -- I've heard it said that ice palaces can be cold). Lots of restaurants will be participating -- too many to list here, but a few highlight ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    12 Top Miami Chefs Who Were Not Too Big To Fail, Part Two

    Ben FinkIt was a genuine struggle to the top​In yesterday's installment, we listed six chefs, in alphabetical order, who at one point or another in their careers encountered a flop. We continue with the remaining half-dozen:7. Chef: Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank RandazzoFlop: Water ClubTalula fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    February 2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    billweisserphoto.comDe Rodriguez Ocean is now De Rodriguez de Cuba on Ocean.​It's time again to list the restaurants that have opened and closed in February (or those not included in our January roundup). A notable loss is Pizza Volante, but we're happy to see life again at the old Pacific Time lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    De Rodriguez Cuba Moves In With De Rodriguez Ocean

    Chef Doug Rodriguez​​Doug Rodriguez has announced that he is "relocating" his De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant to the Hilton Bentley hotel, where De Rodriguez Ocean opened just a couple of months ago. In other words, both restaurants will be merging into one. Name of the new restaurant? "De Rodrigue ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Doug Rodriguez Explains Absence At Ocean

    ​​​Last Tuesday, I suggested that certain local chefs have lessened their reputations by affixing their name to projects that they weren't fully participating in. One of the chefs I mentioned was Doug Rodriguez, writing that his new restaurant, De Rodriguez Ocean, was "clearly run without any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Sneak Review: De Rodriguez Ocean

    Lee KleinCorvina with shellfish​Morsels from next week's Cafe review of De Rodriguez Ocean:Comfortably cushioned seats surround dark wooden tables; red votive candles, glassware, flatware, and salt/pepper shakers culled from the low-end pages of a Sysco catalogue sit atop. Dinner here is an expens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Big Name Consulting Chefs Make Reputations Smaller

    ​It is neither unusual nor unseemly for chefs to provide their names and consulting expertise to restaurants when they ultimately won't play an integral role. Nobody, for instance, really expects to see Wolfgang Puck twirling pizza dough in the kitchen of one of his 50 Wolfgang Puck Express restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Black Friday Deals for Foodies

    Courtesy Romanico's ChocolatesThe Miami Sushi chocolate and candy box from Romanico's Chocolates​Here are some Black Friday deals for those who have a hankering for specialty food products or for those hoping to get the perfect gift for the foodies in their life. Even better: none of these deals r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Savoring South Beach: A Food Blog By Red Pepper

    Red Pepper is a food blogger who arrived in Miami this past summer "from the tundra of Minnesota." "While in hibernation in the great north for more years than a single woman should be allowed to stay, I started and maintained a popular food blog called Twin Cities Eats focused on restaurants, food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Miami's October Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Now open: De Rodriguez Ocean​Time again for our restaurant roll call. Here are notable openings and closings in October (or earlier and not included in our September roll call).Openings 1500 Degrees, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami BeachCecconi's, Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach De Rodri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    De Rodriguez Ocean Set For Sneak Peek Benefit Night

    Lee Klein15 ceviches will be found at De Ocean​There has been surprisingly little hoopla over De Rodriguez Ocean, due to open at The Hilton Bentley at the tip of South Beach "late next month" (translation: October if we're lucky). Maybe folks figure it's just another branch of D. Rodriguez Cuba, a ... More >>