Sean Brasel

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    November 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Gravity Brew Lab, Mojito Lessons, and Australian Lamb

    Only five more days till the weekend is back, but plenty to do this week. Like buckets of beer hand picked by Gravity Brew Lab's Diego Ganoza paired with Jose Mendin's McBellly, learning to make the perfect mojito at TK's, and two dollar cocktails for the ladies at SuViche (sorry fellas). Also hap ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Fit to Fight: Chefs Look Back at the Shed Pounds

    In the beginning of the summer, a dozen Miami chefs entered the Fit to Fight challenge. The challenge, created by Top Chef alum Mike Isabella, started in Washington D.C., where the toque enlisted his Beltway peers to work out and raise over $30,000 for cancer support and research. The challenge was ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Bourbon Pairing Dinner and $1 Beer

    If you were one of the many at Broken Shaker's Bloody Mary competition yesterday, then we feel your pain this Monday. We hope you didn't say anything about no drinking till the weekend, because this week starts with bourbon and ends with beer. From a bourbon pairing dinner at Meat Market tomorrow ni ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Boxing and Brunch, Giant Jackfruit, and Italian Tailgating

    Happy Friday. If you've been inside just about any store, you've noticed pumpkins, ghouls,and candy on display -- which means that Miami is gearing up for fall -- even though it's still about a grillion degrees outside. With fall come some amazing activities like football (and tailgates!), walks in ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Ferran Adria's Master Class on Creativity and Culinary Arts

    Last evening, an intimate group of people gathered at the SLS Hotel South Beach, not for a cocktail party or to fête a supermodel, but for an evening that was much more cerebral -- although food and drink were certainly involved. Ferran Adrià, arguably the world's most award-winning chef and head ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Fit to Fight: Miami Chefs Compete in Weight Loss Challenge for Charity

    Last year Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars alum Mike Isabella participated in a challenge to save lives and shed pounds in Washington, D.C. dubbed Fit for Hope. The fundraiser pitted 12 chefs against each other over the course of 12 weeks and raised over $30,000 that went towards the American Cancer ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Australian Lamb Dish Competition: Vote for Your Favorite Chef, Win a Staycation

    Between Yelp, Four Square, Trip Advisor, and whatever else, we're all critics these days. Really, all it takes is a keyboard and some Internet access and you have an audience. Unfortunately, not many people get rewarded for their foodie opinions -- aside from maybe a complimentary meal every now an ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Third Annual Ommegang HopChef Competition at the Biltmore April 28

    Brewery Ommegang is busting out with its third annual HopChef Competition at the BIltmore Hotel on April 28, pitting several Miami chefs against each other to see who can make the best beer and food pairing. Eight prominent Miami chefs are currently in the process of developing their dishes for th ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Meat Market: Now Serving Lunch (Photos)

    Meat Market, the Lincoln Road restaurant helmed by chef Sean Brasel, opened for dinner five years ago. Now, for the first time since its inception, you can also dine there for lunch. Short Order was recently invited to try their new offerings. Check out more details and pictures after the jump. Se ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Wins Iron Fork 2013 (Photos)

    As promised, it was a great battle at the Adrienne Arsht Center last evening as two of Miami's most talented chefs competed at Miami New Times' Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Downtown Development Authority. Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House w ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    July 31, 2013

    Miami Spice at Meat Market: Juicy Cuts & Atomic Horseradish

    We've all been waiting for Jamie De Rosa and Giorgio Rapicavoli to battle it out at New Times Iron Fork on Thursday. But another battle commences today tomorrow, too: Miami Spice. OK, so it's not much of a battle between the chefs and restaurants as it is a battle of the mind. With all the restauran ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Meat Market's Sean Brasel Bringing Sizzling South Beach to James Beard House

    Meat Market's Sean Brasel is having one good spring. First, the chef was proclaimed a "grilling god" by Food Republic. He's also planning to open two new Meat Market locations, in Puerto Rico and Palm Beach. Now, Brasel is headed to New York City to represent Miami Beach at a special James Beard Ho ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week: Chefs Storm SoBe, $10 Off Culinary Tour

    Another Monday has come and slapped us in the face. This week's caffeinated fantasy includes a bedside espresso machine and beer bongs rigged to dispense chilly cold-brew coladas as we hit the snooze. If coffee is merely the "how" in our our start to the week, we must lean hard on the "why" to get ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Gouda Tater Tots From Meat Market's Sean Brasel

    Thanksgiving is only a week away. Friends and family are making the trek to Miami for a little well-needed sunshine and you're tasked with preparing a fabulous dinner. Don't stress because Short Order's got your back. We've asked Miami's hottest chefs and bartenders for tips and recipes to make your ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Halloween on Lincoln Road: Where to Eat With Your Ghoul

    Though there were a bunch of Halloween parties this past weekend, the big one is on Lincoln Road. We've seen it all -- drag queens in full regalia, space aliens, zombies, slutty nurses, and hairy Hooters girls that look more like Tom Selleck than someone named Bambi. The best way to see this night o ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Iron Fork: Food, Cocktails, and Two Incredible Battles (Photos)

    Thousands of hungry and thirsty people converged upon Grand Central Miami last evening to eat, drink and be merry at New Times' fifth annual Iron Fork.  Over three dozen of Miami's hottest restaurants served up some fine eats while a host of open bars attended to the liquid needs of party goers ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Miami's Top Ten Dog-Friendly Restaurants

    ​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're everywhere. Four-legged fur babies are out and a ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Meat Market Starts Its Cocktail Renaissance With Mixologist John Lermayer

    Meat Market's Culinary & Cocktail Dinner with Mixologist John Lermayer Where: Meat Market When: Monday, June 25, 2012 Cost: $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) Rundown: World-renowned mixologist John Lermayer, who has lived in Miami for the past six years while spearheading cocktail p ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Schwartz, Carmellini, and Other Chefs Force-Feed Readers With Weak Foie Gras Logic

    "Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relati ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Memorial Day Grilling Tips From Miami's Top Chefs at Edge, Meat Market, Tudor House and More

    What's Memorial Day without the barbecue? Millions of us will fire up the charcoal and throw some steaks on the grill, beer in hand, as celebration of the unofficial start of summer (and in remembrance of our troops). But how many of us can successfully navigate our way around the fire pit without r ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Meat Market's Sunday Supper Mixes Tradition and Style

    South Beach has many distinctive qualities, however traditional and affordable are not the first ones that come mind. And generally the carnivorous Lincoln Road hot-spot, Meat Market is neither.But every Sunday, Meat Market dishes out wood grilled, slow roasted slabs of prime rib for $38.Plan on it ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Despite Fears, Adrienne Grenier Triumphed On Chopped Last Night

    ​Planning a meal in seconds with limited ingredients, based upon a food mystery in a basket, is no easy feat, even for a seasoned professional.Last night on Chopped, Adrienne Grenier beat out a bunch of guys with more experience, who talked a lot of trash, each claiming with bravado that he was c ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    STK Steals New Executive Chef From Meat Market

    Photo courtesy of STK Miami/The One GroupSTK's Aaron Taylor. ​STK has finally replaced Ralph Pagano (who left the top toque position in October to take over at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale) with new executive chef Aaron Taylor. He's worked at Pierre's restaurant in Islamorada, and the Keystone Ra ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Common Threads World Festival (Photos of Big Names!)

    All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.​Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Area 31, Meat Market, Quattro Gastronomia: Halloween Menus and Drink Specials For Foodies

    Area 31The "Formula 31" cocktail.​Okay, so you're unwilling to don a blue wig, feathers or leather, and have zero desire to party big on Halloween. And you're too old to trick or treat. What to do on Monday? Take advantage of the Halloween-themed menu specials at restaurants with other foodies who ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Meat Market to Open Brickell Location ... or Not

    Meat Market in Brickell? Maybe.​Meat Market on Lincoln Road is set to expand to the mainland with a restaurant at the newly announced BrickellHouse ... or is it?Short Order received a press release from BrickellHouse's representatives stating, "Among the earliest retail tenants is Meat Market Stea ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Wine Dinner Line-Up: DB, The Setai and Meat Market's Last Stand

    db Bistro ModerneChef Verbiak's "pressee" of poultry and foie gras.​There seems to be an abundance of wine pairing dinners happening both on and off the beach, providing a glorious opportunity to do a little high-end boozing. Sure, these prix-fixe gatherings can get a little expensive, but since t ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Area 31 Dinner Benefits Common Threads (Updated)

    Foie gras fluff​Chefs E. Michael Reidt of Area 31, Sean Brasel of Meat Market, and Kris Wessel of Red Light are teaming up next week to raise money for Common Threads, an organization that teaches low-income children how to cook and eat healthy.The three chefs will prepare a five-course meal ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011
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    April 13, 2011

    United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

    A juicy buffalo tenderloin with chili-espresso mole butter from Meat Market. ​If you prefer giving back while enjoying the finer things in life, you're in luck. This week the United Way will host its 16th annual Miami Wine & Food Festival, featuring flowing wine and whiskey and tons of fantast ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

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

    Chef Sean Brasel missed with his fatal KISS​Financial institutions are too big to fail. Chefs are not. Almost all of our highly regarded toques have wiped out in spectacular fashion at one point or another in their careers. We present a dozen such flops, in alphabetical order. Young chefs, heed th ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    A Stupid, Fake Event: Battle of the South Beach Steakhouses Chefs

    ​Firstly, it took place as a way to celebrate Whole Foods Market's 3rd year in Coral Gables. Which begs the question: Who the fuck throws a birthday party for a grocery store? And then there is the awkwardness of the name: Steakhouses Chefs? But worse is that it wasn't a real competition, just a p ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Sunbox Eleven Winemaker Dinner at Meat Market

    Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersSmoked, pan-seared scallop with coconut "caviar," griddled corn cake and hazelnut pesto. ​Last night, Meat Market hosted a winemaker dinner with Sunbox Eleven, a local winery. While Sunbox Eleven is based in Miami, the boutique company creates small-batch artisan wine ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    A Rub, a Marinade, and an Herb Cure for July 4

    Chef Sean Brasel​Meat Market chef/owner Sean Brasel shares his secrets for great rubs, marinades, and cures for home cooks. Among them is a chili-espresso rub: "I've always found that bold spicing can bring out amazing flavors in even the most unexciting cuts of beef," Brasel says. "I use th ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Feelin' Groovy: Beaujolais Nouveau Luncheon at Au Pied de Cochon

    ​Another year, another Beaujolais luncheon, another boast that the current crop is the best in years. "You get a vintage like this every century. Last one as good was 1947," insisted winemaker Stéphane Queralt. I didn't want to say this to Stéphane, but in spite of a positive spin on the 2008 vi ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Interview: Sean Brasel Gets The 10

    Sean Brasel​Sean Brasel is the chef/co-owner of Miami Beach's sultry steakhouse known appropriately as Meat Market. The restaurant sits in the space formerly occupied by Jonathan Eismann's Pacific Time [You know it's now in the Design District, right? Yeah. Thought so.] and, seemingly, being there ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Newcomers and Some Oldies Shine at Iron Fork 2009: Critchley Victorious, Whisk and Others Raise the Bar

    Jackie Sayet​The Presidente flowed as Chef John Critchley laid the culinary smackdown on Giancarla Bodoni for the 2009 Iron Fork title. Critchley is on a winning streak, with his seafood-celebrating Area 31 having been recently named one of Esquire magazine's best new restaurants this year.Our foc ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Critchley, Bodini Finalists for New Times' Iron Fork in October

    Executive chef and Iron Fork finalist John Critchley of Area 31.​Last night, New Times held the pre-chef challenge for its Iron Fork event at La Cuisine Gourmet in Coral Gables. Four chefs competed: executive chef Maria Manso of the Blue Door at the Delano, executive chef John Critchley of Area 31 ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Chefs Club Miami & Whole Foods Market: An Unholy Alliance

    ​"Begun in 2006 as a series of intimate, word-of-mouth chef gatherings at restaurants all across South Florida, Chefs Club Miami -- now boasting a membership of more than 30 of the town's culinary innovators and restaurant industry honchos -- is proud to announce its recent partnership with Whole ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    It's a Mango Tango for Brasel, Hoffmann

    Brustman Carrino PR The dynamic duo, muy delicioso at Meat MarketWhat could be sexier than two of Miami's hottest chefs cooking up original dishes for your pure and utterly unadulterated indulgence?  When they do it together, of course.That's what you have to look forward to this Wednesd ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Bali Hai Preview with Chefs Oscar del Rivero and Sean Brasel

    This Sunday, April 5, will mark the 15th annual Bali Ha'i event, an outdoor soiree of culinary delights from restaurants around Miami to celebrate the Kampong. On Thursday, I set out to get advance tastes of one fish dish and one meat dish, from two talented and charming chefs, Oscar del Rivero of ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    A Cut Above

    Climate and clientele meld into one dizzying, effervescently sexy scene.

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    February 4, 2009

    Sunday In Paradise

    The latest monthly installment of Dinner in Paradise takes place this Sunday, February 8th. Set outdoors amidst the picturesque rural setting of Gabrielle Marewski's Paradise Farms in Homestead, an organic, multi-course meal is prepared by a varying set of three top local chefs -- and this upcoming ... More >>

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    June 13, 2002

    Going, Going, Gone

    China Grill dismantles its empire

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