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 >>
There was a time in Miami when good ceviche was hard to find. Fortunately, nowadays you can't walk two blocks without discovering the fresh raw fish marinated in lime and/or lemon and spiced with chili peppers, onion, salt, and cilantro, among other things.In Peru, which is most often associated ... More >>
Valentine's Day is upon us once again, and soon we'll all be scrambling to get flowers and chocolates and godawful stuffed animals to show our significant others we give a damn. (By the way, if you do, skip the stuffed animal and go for something original, like a live iguana or a Maserati, depend ... More >>
Hog snapper at Fifi's Place.The most apt adjective for many Miami restaurants would be "overrated." With a non-stop public relations machine grinding out release after release of hyped-up claims about this place and that, and food bloggers eagerly rewording the PR praises in exchange for unspecif ... More >>
Does 1500 Degrees deliver on its Miami Spice menu?Miami Spice 2011 begins in five days. Each year, we like to take a look at the menus being offered and share our take on them. Some restaurants, as most already know, embrace this annual $35, three-course promotion with more enthusiasm than others ... More >>
Lesley ElliottMorgan's in Midtown.Yelp Eats 2011 is officially on this week, with participating restaurants offering 50 percent off a special selection of menu items through Sunday. Build your own prix fixe dinner from an assortment of starters, entrées, and desserts; just ask for the "Yelp menu ... More >>
John ZurEverglades blue claw crabsNot to be confused with The Crab House in North Miami Beach, The Original Crab House, is located in Kendall at the end of an unassuming strip mall off US 1 and SW 98th Street. The place lacks any view of water. This should have been a warning sign. But with crab ... More >>
Rickenbacker Fish Company Restaurant and Fresh Fish Market is brand new, and located right at the end of the Rickenbacker Causeway -- a guppy's throw from the Rusty Pelican and possessing equally breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Brickell.The menu looks to be a typical driftwood-inspir ... More >>
Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis FloresView photos from Iron Fork 2010 at Grand Central here.De Rodriguez Cuba's Jose Luis Flores won the 2010 Iron Fork title last night in a battle against defending champ John Critchley of Area 31. The chefs were given 45 minutes to prepare one appetizer and one entree ... More >>
Grab a burger and beer at this neighborhood eatery.
Photo by Christina Staalstrom"It feels like an aquarium." That's what Thierry Matamoros, executive chef at Mediterraneo Brickell wants you to say when dining at his restaurant located in Jade residential tower on Brickell Bay Drive. The blue lights, clean lines, fluid walls, and blue back-lit bar ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersFresh grilled hog snapper at Fifi's Place. While Fifi's Place was voted Best Under the Radar Restaurant by the Miami New Times in 2009, this seafood joint in mid-Beach is still a hidden gem. Clearly, success has not gone to owners Nelson and Mayneth "Fifi" Sanchez's ... More >>
Daily happy hour, even in the rain.Place: Monty's Raw Bar and Grill2550 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove305-856-3992 Hours: Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m. Deals: Half off all cocktails and beer discounts. $3 Stone Crab claws and $2 for two shrimp, oysters or clams from raw bar. ... More >>
Lee KleinSugarcane's El Topo is not on the Spice menuToday brings the last installment of our Deal/No Deal series; a few dozen restaurants still haven't linked menus with the Miami Spice website. In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), five (Coral Gables), six (Coconut Grov ... More >>
Michy's croquetas are on the Spice menu.In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses), four (hotels), five (Coral Gables), and six (Coconut Grove), we perused Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not the deal was worth taking advantag ... More >>
Lee KleinPascal is offering berries instead of his baked alaskaIn parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses) and four (hotels) of our series, we perused Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not the deal was worth taking advantage of. ... More >>
Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersNew-style sashimi at Nobu.As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersJoe's Stone Crab. Stone crab season officially ends on Saturday. The tasty crustaceans are taking their annual vacation to regenerate and reproduce until October 15. Until recently, that used to mean that Joe's Stone Crab, the country's leading stone crab emporium, wo ... More >>
Fish much? Not anymore. New federal regulation outlaws fishing for Red Snapper in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.The U.S. government says the red snapper population off the Atlantic coast is at 3 percent of what it was 60 years ago, and is still dwindling.Fishermen disagree. The one NPR spoke ... More >>
via http://www.flickr.com/photos/88158121@N00/ / CC BY 2.0Red Snapper on ice at boat dock.The Federales have deemed the Atlantic coast's red snapper population overfished.January 4, regulations went in place to outlaw angling for them.The government says that red snapper populations are at 3 perc ... More >>
via wikimedia commonsJoe'sToday, October 15, 2009 stone crab season officially opens and runs through May 15, 2010. We have assembled some trivia you may find useful around the dinner table, at a bar with friends, or if you ever end up on a quiz show. Enjoy.10. Stone crabs are found along the Atl ... More >>
Mexican Independence Day takes place this Wednesday, September 16, and Rosa Mexicano is celebrating all week. Starting today and running through Sunday, September 20th, the Mary Brickell restaurant will be offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu "inspired by the patriotic holiday celebrated in ... More >>
Compare these two top Sunday-morning miracle makers.
Heavenly fish tacos have arrived on the stretch of Red Road between Bird and Flagler at Fish Shack Market. One of the best dishes: the daily Triple Tail catch. Thick pieces of fish are seasoned and seared a la plancha. They land on crunchy strips of julienne green cabbage inside a flash fried corn ... More >>
Jackie SayetThree times is a charmHeavenly fish tacos have arrived on the stretch of Red Road between Bird and Flagler at Fish Shack Market. First, thick pieces of the daily Triple Tail catch are seasoned and seared a la plancha and land on crunchy strips of julienne green cabbage ins ... More >>
Gonzalo Rivera Jr. has been named as the new executive chef of The Tides South Beach. Rivera will be responsible for all culinary operations at the recently redesigned La Marea and Coral Bar, as well as the hotels' other catering functions. Rivera earned a Bachelor of Science in Gastronomy from the ... More >>
A few epicurean ways to tell that special lady you love her.
via basyke's flickr some random picture I found on the internet on a "mother's day" image searchThis post is dedicated to the time I got arrested on Mother's Day when I was 15. Do not -- I repeat -- do not, get high with your friends on the roof of a parking garage in Coral Gables and throw r ... More >>
This North Beach spot sells top-grade seafood.
Guaranteed cure for a case of the crabs.Truluck's seafood restaurant got its start in Texas, but its appearance in Florida is reason for stone-crab lovers to rejoice: The company keeps its own crab fishing fleet of 16 boats outside of Naples, Florida, where it hauls in enough crab to provide the cha ... More >>
You're sure to snag something great.
A South Beach favorite goes north.
This growing Beach strip chalks up another fine eatery.
Baleen continues to coast.
The Bar remakes the Conrad Hotel's 25th floor.