Roger Duarte

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    My Ceviche and George Stone Crab to Open at Miami International Airport

    Grabbing a bite at Miami International Airport is improving vastly from the usual pre-made sandwich with the announcement of My Ceviche and George Stone Crab inking a deal to open a location there. The co-branding, a seafood lover's dream, will be located at American Airlines Terminal's new marketp ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    My Ceviche Owners Acquire Latin Burger & Taco Restaurant

    My Ceviche has acquired Latin Burger & Taco restaurants. My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte finalized a deal Monday with Latin Burger & Taco's Jim Heins to purchase the Latin Burger restaurant in Coral Gables. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, does not at this time affect the pink- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    My Ceviche Celebrates Birthday: Free Food Today

    It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since My Ceviche opened on South Beach, giving us affordable, chef-driven seafood. My Ceviche's Brickell location, turned one this past March. It seems in the blink of an eye, our ceviche and burrito babies have grown up. How do you celebrate a ceviche ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Miami's Food Emperors

    In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.

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    December 17, 2013

    In 2013, Miami's Food Scene Finally Blossomed

    The time has come: Miami is finally a fine-food town. The signs are everywhere. The 305 is home to coffee roasters, supper clubs, a ramen house, and a northern Thai restaurant. Sourdough bread is a thing. The word "local" is sprinkled on menus like pepper on steak. The city's beverage scene, once r ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    My Ceviche to Open in South Miami

    What started as a tiny seafood shack has now become a full-fledged fish empire. My Ceviche, the fast-casual brand owned by Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte, is opening a third location. The restaurant will be located in South Miami -- at 5900 SW 73 street. See also: Sam Gorenstein's Leap of Faith H ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Sam Gorenstein's Leap of Faith Has Paid Off at My Ceviche

    Sam Gorenstein began with breakfast. As a kid in Barranquilla, Colombia, the chef and owner of My Ceviche would step into the kitchen every weekend morning and cook omelets and frittatas for his entire family. "From the moment I was tall enough to reach the knobs on the stove, I started playing arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Stone Crab Season Ends Today: Six Places Offering Last Call For Claws

    The 2012-2013 stone crab season closes tomorrow, May 16, with the last day of harvest today. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, traps must be removed from the water within five days. All restaurateurs and stores must obtain their stone crabs by May 16. It's been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Inexpensive Restaurants

    Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    My Ceviche Brickell Opens Today: Sam Gorenstein Reveals What's New (Photos)

    Certain things make ceviche taste better: the crunch of spiced popcorn, the piquant flavors of chili peppers, the burst of citrus from a squeeze of orange or lime. But the menu at the new My Ceviche has something else -- something beyond the red onions, herbs, and aji. At the S. Miami Ave. location ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    La Camaronera: Fish-Fry Staple Now Open For Dinner on Fridays and Saturdays

    In the past two years, La Camaronera has evolved from simple shrimp shack to full-service, casual restaurant. In 2012, the 40-year-old West Flagler staple broadened its menu to include non-fried items such as shrimp tacos and fish fillet with rice. Then, this January, the spot expanded its dining r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    My Ceviche to Open Second Location in Brickell

    When My Ceviche opened in SoFi, there was much to love about the tiny shop that featured fresh-from-the-sea ceviche and stone crab. Except, of course, if you wanted to sit down and dine at a leisurely pace. The little shop had very few seating options. You could eat at the youth hostel next door, ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager's Favorite SoBeWFF 2013 Events

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Seven Best New Restaurants of 2012 In Miami

    If you were to look back at the restaurants openings of 2012 in Miami, you might notice a bit of a trend. Our epicurean vista has evolved and diversified. We are now home to more mid-priced, chef-driven eateries: Surfside gained a deli; South Beach has a ceviche joint run by a James Beard nominee; ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Stone Crab Season: My Ceviche, Kitchen 305, Capt. Jim's and More Offer Deals

    Stone crab season is as uniquely South Florida as the neon-colored strip on Ocean Drive. Sure, Joe's Stone Crab and Joe's Takeaway are "the" places to grab some claws and mustard sauce, but there are many other places in Miami to get your claws on some fresh stone crabs -- many at great values.While ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Obnoxious Tourists Here: Brickell Oktoberfest, My Ceviche and Promotions Galore

    Around October and through around April, those lovable tourists start flooding the streets of Miami wearing sun visors and holding flimsy Kodaks. Locals find themselves dodging groups of people speaking strange languages just to get to their favorite spots for a bite to eat. Thankfully, those same e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein On Fish Pricing

    Groupers have giant heads, which combined with neatly pressed white napkins and tasteful interiors, explain why a good piece of fish comes at a high price. Great seafood in South Florida is as ubiquitous as bad driving, and some of the best can be had at prices as low as few bucks. Keeping it cheap ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012
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    June 27, 2012

    My Ceviche: Sam Gorenstein's Fishy Business Is a Welcome Addition

    After quite a bit of deliberation at the teeny counter of My Ceviche, I decided to order ceviche. It might seem the obvious choice, but it's not necessarily an easy one to make when seafood tacos are also on the menu. Seafood tacos are on my shortlist of both must-order and must-avoid dishes, depend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Sam Gorenstein's Tips on Fresh Fish, Part One: Shop for Guts, Slime, and Bloodlines

    Photo Courtesy of My CevicheThe phrase "catch of the day" might evoke thoughts of family-run fishing boats, quaint coastal towns and early morning markets. Add a couple of seagulls, a few fishmongers wearing yellow rubber overalls and you have quite the romanticized vision of fresh fish.Unfortunatel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    My Ceviche: Sam Gorenstein Is Taking Orders

    Here's an actual conversation overheard at My Ceviche last evening:Sam Gorenstein: Hi. Welcome to My Ceviche.Young couple: [Perusing the menu board] Hi!Gorenstein: Is this your first time here?Man in couple: Yes. I know someone who works at the Raleigh, and she said that Sam Gorenstein ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Gorenstein Set To Open My Ceviche "Very Soon" (And Ignite Stone Crab War?)

    Gorenstein will soon be looking at lots of fish.‚ÄčThe rumor mill was spinning yesterday that Sam Gorenstein, Beard-nominated chef formerly of BLT Steak, was set to open his new venture called My Ceviche at 235 Washington Avenue in South Beach. Miami's Restaurant Power Rankings reported this back in ... More >>