In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.
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 >>
Is there anything Anthony Bourdain can't do? Now pretty much retired from the kitchen, Bourdain is a television star, producer, writer, wannabe mixed martial artist, and Brony (a male fan of My Little Pony)! Unlike most of us, who spent the summer trying to get in as much beach time as possible, Bo ... More >>
Overachiever Anthony Bourdain has a lot planned for fall. The television host/book producer/chef is looking forward to two of his television projects premiering their second seasons. Parts Unknown on CNN is gearing up for a second season of travel, food, and political chow chow.
Quick question. Remember that swanky spot Tudor House at the Dream South Beach hotel? If so, you'll likely remember Jamie DeRosa, the chef who led the kitchen until the restaurant closed last year. DeRosa, a portly 40-year-old with spiky brown hair and a toothy grin, made a name for himself with, a ... More >>
"Like I said, we're really sorry, but there's not much we can do for you," says a stout man with a handlebar mustache protruding nearly an inch outside both sides of his face. He did seem genuine. Just a few minutes earlier we were beyond thrilled that a trip to the Carolinas would provide the foo ... More >>
Since 2009 David Rosendorf -- better known as Frodnesor on Twitter or by his blog, Food For Thought -- has offered even-keeled commentary on Miami's ever-changing scene. As a co-founder of Cobaya, Miami's not-so-underground underground-dining group, he and co-conspirators have helped set the city's ... More >>
Jamie DeRosa has finally announced the project he's been working on since leaving his position as executive chef at Tudor House in July 2012 with partner Michael Reginbogin.Tongue and Cheek, which will open in the former Kane Steakhouse spot in SoFi, will serve "approachable, ingredient-driven, Amer ... More >>
Pappy Van Winkle is undeniably the "it" spirit. Distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky, these America spirits are rare, expensive, and the drink of choice of celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Sean Brock, and Mario Batali. The bourbons, which are rated near perfect by Wine Enthusiast magazine and T ... More >>
The Miami cocktail scene has just gotten a little more interesting with the opening of the permanent edition of the Broken Shaker. Read also:- Best Pop-Up Bar: Broken Shaker- Best Bartender: Gabriel OrtaBar Lab's Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi opened Miami's first pop-up cocktail lounge last January. It ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain has been to Tokyo before, but this episode of No Reservations focuses on Cook It Raw, where 15 of the world's leading chefs travel to Japan to prepare a meal for 50 invited dignitaries and media types that apparently involves foraging and hunting for your ingredients -- un ... More >>
Two of the plates I tried while chatting with with Scarpetta's new chef de cuisine Nina Compton (who just took over the helms this week), and outgoing chef de cuisine Michael Pirolo (who is moving on to Macchialina Taverna Rustica) were new pasta compositions that chef Compton has created for the me ... More >>
The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>