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    November 5, 2014

    CVI.CHE 105 Invades South Beach (Photos)

    In 2007, when downtown Miami was not a desirable place to be after 5 o'clock, Juan Chipoco and Luis Hoyos took a chance and purchased a sliver of space known as La Cibeles Cuban Restaurant. After flipping Cuban sandwiches in a city that offers better Cuban food than the island itself didn't prove to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Jamie DeRosa To Open Izzy's Fish & Oyster

    Jamie DeRosa's soon-to-open Izzy's Fish & Oyster is a true family affair. The restaurant, scheduled to open late fall 2014 and named after daughter Isabela Grace, is an homage to New England seafood shacks. Coincidentally, it's located on the same block as DeRosa's Tongue & Cheek. Although the two ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

    It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly. In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outpos ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Back for Second Year; Skydiver to Drop Stone Crab Tomorrow Morning

    After its inaugural success last year, the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is coming back this Sunday, October 19, for the second year in a row. Festival organizer Tony Albelo has rounded up a roster of local restaurants to be vendors for the event. They will all be cooking up delicacies of the sea. ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Save the Tatas, Omakase Dinner, J. Wakefield Beer Pairing, One-Dollar Stone Crab

    There are two kinds of people in Miami today: those who are working on this glorious Columbus Day and with nothing much to look forward to besides lunch and those who have the day off and thus need somewhere to revel. Either way, the week starts now and the forecast includes an omakase dinner with ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Midtown Oyster Bar to Open This Month

    Good things supposedly happen in threes, so we can only hope that a third oyster bar will open in Wynwood/midtown. Midtown Oyster Bar will start operation sometime in October, making it the area's second oyster bar this year, after Mignonette. Midtown Oyster Bar is the brainchild of the Graspa Gro ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer's Mignonette Is Edgewater's Pearl

    It's 9 p.m. and it's raining in sheets outside Mignonette, a new oyster bar and seafood eatery off NE Second Avenue across from the City of Miami Cemetery. Gentlemen pull their cars onto the sidewalk to let their ladies scurry in (relatively) dry. But there's nevertheless a wait to be seated at this ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Five Best September Miami Spice Menus

    Have you been late to indulge in Miami Spice meals? Have no fear, some of the September menus were worth waiting for. While it isn't necessary to change up your spice menu from August to September, some restaurants choose to do so, and we are grateful. (There are even those who do it weekly -- wink ... More >>

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    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 26, 2014

    National Ceviche Day Saturday: Five Deals and Specials to Celebrate

    Ahh, ceviche. You truly deserve your own holiday. Soaking in citrus and spice, this is one of South Florida's favorite dishes to slurp down. Lucky for us, it's never hard to come by -- it's even sold out of the back of people's trucks down here. If you prefer to celebrate National Ceviche Day this S ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    El'eat in North Miami Beach: '70s Excess Meets Decadent Comfort Food

    At a recent media dinner, El'eat Restaurant & Lounge in North Miami Beach opened its doors to local journalists, bloggers, and some slightly suspicious Eastern-European socialites. Needless to say, the writers were the odd men out. Walking into El'eat is like walking onto the set of American Hustle; ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Miami Mother's Day Brunch Guide UPDATED

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. It's payback time. Payback for all the laundry and cleaning. Payback for the meals she made for your lazy self. Payback for those twenties she peeled out of her wallet to help pay your electric bill -- after you were way too old to ask for allowance. She did all ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014
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    April 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer Talks About Mignonette

    Popular comfort food spot Blue Collar is about to get a salty sister with the opening of Mignonette, a new oyster bar concept by Daniel Serfer and Ryan Roman. Roman, by the way, writes the blog The restaurant, set to open in June, will be located at the old 18th Street Café loc ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Prime Fish: Myles Chefetz's Newest Is Destined to Be a Winner

    For nearly two decades, Myles Chefetz has made a fortune by using decadence to attract diners. When the South Beach pioneer and chef-partner Michael Schwartz opened Nemo on Collins Avenue at First Street in 1995, the Asian-influenced seafood restaurant became an instant hit with the party creatures, ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Easter Brunch in Miami

    Easter is Sunday, April 20, and whether you attend sunrise services, go on a hunt for colored eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, or sleep in, one thing is for certain: You'll need some fuel afterward. Luckily, many of Miami's best restaurants serve Easter brunch. We're talking elaborate spreads filled w ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    PB Fish, Pop-Up at PB Steak, Starts Today

    PB Fish, the new happy-hour pop-up by the Pubbelly boys, launches today at PB Steak. The fish-shack concept will serve affordable seafood dishes and rum cocktails weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. during PB Steak's happy hour (which has moved from the regular 6 to 8 p.m. time slot to accommodate PB Fish). ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Fish Fish: Old-School Fried Goodness in North Miami

    The singer sways his hips and croons an indistinguishable tune. In almost all circumstances, he'd be considered unusual: a thin man with a floppy fishing hat, blue shirt, and pleated khakis pulled too high on his waist. He looks like Gilligan in a cruise ship's karaoke bar. Gyrating in the back of F ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 4, 2014

    Michael Mina 74: Like You're at the Club, But With Really Fancy Food

    Michael Mina 74 might remind you of a nightclub. Lingering behind the ivory counter in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lobby, a leggy hostess in a tiny red dress is the restaurant's gatekeeper. She subtly eyes you and then escorts you downstairs, her black heels clacking on the marble steps. Inside th ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    Jackson Soul Food in Overtown: Pancakes, Fried Fish, and Smothered Chicken Wings

    Ever since Antwan Wimberly, son of Jackson Soul Food owner Shirlene Ingrahan, was old enough to chew and walk, he has been munching on any and everything off the restaurant's menu. But it hasn't been the food he has enjoyed most. "The best part of working here has been the familiar faces," Wimberly ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    January 14, 2014

    Key West: Where to Score the Best Hogfish, Donuts, and Shrimp

    An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls stomp through the water, sheets of rain smacking their bright-orange suits. They head toward Hogfish Bar & Grill, a rickety restaurant beside the old ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival: Stone Crabs, Fresh Fish, Warm Day

    The inaugural Coconut Grove Seafood Festival brought the first stone crabs of the season and fresh fish to Peacock Park yesterday afternoon. With weather better suited for July than October, the sun scorched everything it touched for the first few hours of the event, which began at 11 a.m. Then, m ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival: Local Flavor, Fresh Seafood

    The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is this Sunday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Peacock Park. The festival is part celebration of the start of stone crab season, part celebration of the Grove itself. The small tropical village, established in 1873, is celebrating its 140th anniversary -- a ... 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 >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Bâoli's Tempting Tuesdays: Half-Priced Menu With New Asian-Inspired Eats

    Bâoli Miami recently launched Tempting Tuesdays, a way to get the full Bâoli experience for less. Now through October 29, the entire menu -- abounding with new Asian-inspired dishes courtesy of a July revamp -- is half-off on Tuesdays. Short Order was invited to try out the menu with some new Asi ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013

    Miami Spice: The Good, the Best, and the Misses (Part 3)

    If you love a restaurant, you'll probably love its Miami Spice menu too. But certain places succeed for reasons beyond personal taste. These spots proffer great deals, extensive choices, or special items such as complimentary wine. As part of our Miami Spice coverage, we've checked out all the me ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Miami Spice Summer Seafood: Where To Get Ocean Delicacies at a Discount

    Miamians are fortunate enough to have access to fresh seafood year-round, but when summer hits, the need for light, refreshing fish and shellfish becomes almost a necessity. We rather munch down on ceviche and shrimp cocktails than baby back ribs and baked potatoes when the temperature hits 90 degre ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Devon in Kendall Adds Summer Fish To the Menu

    This has been the year of the suburbs, especially Kendall. The south got a ton of new culinary additions, from a boutique seafood and steakhouse to a cupcake shop and even New Orleans style fast-casual barbecue. In our annual Best of Miami 2013 -- which hit stands a couple of weeks ago -- the boutiq ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    For Ceviche Day: Make Sam Gorenstein's Key Lime Ceviche

    What's so perfect about national ceviche day being held on June 28 is the fact that ceviche is the perfect dish for sultry summer days in Miami. Seafood and vegetables are kissed by citrus to make a cool and refreshing meal. My Ceviche chef/partner Sam Gorenstein knows a thing or two about ceviche. ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Announced

    Coconut Grove, with its quaint, tree-lined streets and bayfront vistas, is the perfect setting for a seafood festival. Which is why the announcement of the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival makes such perfect sense. The inaugural festival is set to take place Sunday, October 20, from 11 a.m. till sund ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Best Mother's Day Brunch Deals in Miami

    Your mother birthed you, fed you, clothed you, and defended you from the bully down the street. She put Bactine on your skinned knees and nursed you through your first heartbreak. Her thankless job included getting up early to wake your lazy butt for school, loaning you money when you spent your ren ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Chef Nilton Castillo Takes Over Kitchen at the Dome

    On a busy restaurant street, the Dome Restaurant & Caviar Bar hides between monsters Hillstone and Graziano's. The quaint eatery seats no more than 40, but that's enough for an executive chef who's been around the kitchen block. Good news, then, that a new executive chef has been appointed ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 25, 2013

    My Ceviche Brickell Opens March 29

    Brickell residents can look forward to reasonably-priced fresh seafood when My Ceviche opens its doors this Friday, March 29.The original 240-square-foot location opened a year ago and quickly became a hit with locals and tourists alike despite the small size and limited seating area. After all, who ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    February 19, 2013

    Miami's Best Fish Markets

    It was a warm Sunday afternoon, and Brickell's high-rises loomed on the hazy horizon beyond the nearby Miami River. Quaint fishing boats bobbed on the water's rippling surface, and rays of sunlight glimmered upon the soft waves. But a few steps from these quiet waters, dozens of shoppers elbowed ea ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Valentine's Day Dinner for Two Under $100 in Miami

    One of two things happened when you read the headline. You either a) let out a loud groan and thought "ugh, it's not Valentine's Day again, is it? Screw love," or b) thought "ugh, I'm too broke for a dinner." We can't really help if love has screwed you over (though we do offer our sincerest condo ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Fish Fish Restaurant Bar and Market Brings Fresh Seafood to North Miami

    We live in South Florida, a subtropical paradise, surrounded by some of the bluest waters in the world. And yet, somehow, we have a surprisingly low number of places in which to enjoy fresh seafood. Sounds fishy, no?Fish Fish Restaurant Bar and Market (13488 Biscayne Boulevard) is a new source of fr ... 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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    September 20, 2012
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    September 13, 2012
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    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 >>

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