Each year, we celebrate our country's independence by sharing a meal with family and friends, then watching the skies light up as a cap to the festivities. And, in most cases, that meal happens to be from the grill. We're not sure why burgers and hot dogs became the classic all-American meal (espec ... More >>
In an effort to always bring you The Best, we rounded up a few eats and drinks from around town that are mostly new for the season, starting with a summer classic: Ceviche. Its acidity energizes, its light, yet filling and when done right, it never sacrifices flavor. For a place that's got it down, ... More >>
At Mandolin Organic Garden, Ahmet Erkaya shades his eyes from the gleaming afternoon sun. He walks towards a young cranberry hibiscus plant and rapidly pulls a leaf from the vibrant violet-red herbage. He eagerly hands it over for me to sample. "He's completely obsessed with this plant," says his wi ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.Miami native Chelsea Antoun has an important task this a ... More >>
On June 12, 18-year-old Cuban-American high school student Lynette Bofill emerged from a field of ten young, aspiring chefs to take $10,000 in Le Cordon Bleu's Future Chef of America Culinary Scholarship Competition. Today, Lynette offers the recipe for her winning dish, chicken paprikash with br ... More >>
No stews or soups this time of year! Chef Jeff McInnis is sharing the perfect summer recipe-- I'll have an extra shot of nitrogen, thanks. light, flavorful and exploding with all the colors of the season. Yeah the sorbet takes a little technical know-how, and finding verjus and gelati ... More >>
In this week's Home Cooking edition, I get lazy and throw together a salad for one. That's fine by me, because I love salads, and not for health reasons. This one in particular makes a filling lunch or light dinner. I dressed it with vinaigrette made from a recipe in The Greek Cookbook by Tess Mallo ... More >>
Inspired by the Late Summer Vegetable Salad dish recently devoured at Sra. Martinez, (soon to be named one of Esquire magazine's 20 best restaurants of 2009,) we whipped up this tasty take in about an hour. Suffice to say that mere minutes after that hour, a crumb and a puddle were about al ... More >>
Sometimes, especially in a pinch, a taco is just a taco.
This week's NT review is of Petit Rouge, a charming 24-seat French bistro in North Miami. Chef/owner is Neal Cooper (formerly of Neal's and Il Migliore); chef de cuisine is Daniel Small. In keeping with our recent theme of light, summertime recipes, here's one for Petit's delicious Frisee lardon sal ... More >>
I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for you schmucks who haven't given one second's thought to what you're doing for MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY -- since personally my 2008 Thanksgiving has been in planning and development since last May. I've ordered (and received) my absurdly expensive Heritage turkey, I ... More >>
Top eats near home.
The Lunch Room is an unlikely find
A good rule of thumb is never eat at restaurants that are not really restaurants
AV Grill and Prezzo make magic in north Miami-Dade
Was the restaurant being reinvented, or was it a printing error?
Pretty place, Pescado, but need more fish
Upscale Caribbean cuisine takes to the boulevard
At Floridita, try the roast pork Floriwrap and the New York cheesecake
Panna reminds us of why we migrated to Miami
When you pop into Poppy, it sure looks nice