Miami, you take food fusions to a whole other level. You have pastelito hamburgers, sweet plantain ice cream, and Chinese bao buns stuffed with lechón asado. But you're even crazier when it comes to sushi. What follows are the top ten wackiest sushi rolls in Miami. In this list, you'll find bage ... More >>
Have you ever heard of mock apple pie? In The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten references an early-19th-century pie recipe that uses smashed Ritz crackers instead of apples. Flavored with cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice, the crackers taste just like fruit. Sometimes, seasonings can fo ... More >>
In a world where plastic surgery is as easy as running to your nearest Whole Foods and picking up a quart of milk, we have just one thing to say: America, girl! You are looking good for your 237 years. And with virtually little work done! Really, she doesn't look a day over 200. So while the nati ... More >>
Another Miami landmark restaurant has closed. The Crab House closed Sunday evening, marking an end to more than 30 years of waterfront dining. Designed to look like a lighthouse, the Crab House on the 79th Street Causeway was a beacon for people wanting a decent seafood meal at a reasonable price ... More >>
For those of you keeping track of food holidays, happy International Sushi Day. The "holiday" was first listed in Chase's Calendar of Events in 2010. Restaurant chain RA Sushi was actually responsible for making this holiday official, declaring the day a "holiday" in 2010 and having the sushi-cent ... More >>
Last night, it seemed as if Tthe Federal, that trendy Biscayne strip-mall eatery, was feeding an actual army. Crawdaddy Tuesday may just be the worst thing that's ever happened to crawfish. The specials, crawfish 'n' grits ($12), crawfish fritters ($8), and the traditional crawfish boil ($20 per po ... More >>
Siam Rice has different tasty specials every night. Most of them under $10. Check the bullentin board for daily specials.
As if you needed another excuse to gorge yourself with delicious crustaceans -- the first full moon in May officially marked the beginning of the soft-shell crab season. The blue crab, callinectus saidus, is harvested along the Eastern seaboard of the United States when it sheds its tough shell. For ... More >>
Now in its 35th year, Art Deco Weekend has grown from a small neighborhood party into a 15 block, open-air, historical and often hysterical Festival. This past weekend's three-day event , offered a visual feast for the eyes and yummies for the tummies in a unique architectural environment...oh an ... More >>
The classic Shelborne Resort in Miami Beach has a modern vibe now. It's a whole new show. In addition to glam brasserie Vesper and Lucy's taco shack out back, Bar Tanaka brings sushi to the lineup. Modern American, Mexican, and Japanese -- all restaurant bases are covered. The menu comes cou ... More >>
Pop quiz: what are strip clubs good for, other than watching hard-working girls dance for their college tuition? In Miami, they're also a hidden spot to find some good eats.No lukewarm, all-you-can-eat buffets here; just good, honest cuisine served with a smile and a lap dance. Okay, so they won't b ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Dogma features old-school sandwiches in addition to its vast dog selection.Dogma, the Biscayne Boulevard hot doggery that was recently purchased by partners Mark Soyka and Frank Crupi, has expanded its food options to include a full line of old-school sandwiches, a ... 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 >>
Dungeness crab at The Crab HouseI once made and sold jewelry on the streets of San Francisco. Sometimes I'd sell by Fisherman's Wharf, other times in the courtyard of the Embarcadero Center downtown. Quite a tidy profit was made, especially during a short period when I found myself ahead of the c ... More >>
Stone crab lovers, get ready: The season officially begins today and runs through May 15, 2011.The sweet and succulent claw meat of stone crabs is one of Florida's famous delicacies. The crustaceans live in waters off North Carolina to the Yucatan Peninsula, and 2.4 million claws were harvested c ... More >>
This is a damn crying shame.Fresh Market is supposed to be a place where a yuppie can go and not be afraid. They play classical music. They give you tiny cups of premium coffee. Their organic yogurt selection is enviable. And in Aventura, even the coconuts on the trees are Louis Vuitton brand. S ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTiffany and Ed hit it out of the park this week.Last night on Top Chef, we were treated to an opening sequence of frontrunner Ed donning a hideous yellow housedress as the roommates laughed. Actually, Ed was wearing Tiffany's dress. Hmmm. How did that happen?In anot ... More >>
Let's face it. Some jobs are more interesting than others, and when we met Alisa M. McGowan, we knew she had it figured out. A caterer to the jet set, she spends her days making sure Wyclef Jean has his soul food going on, the Victoria's Secret models' chocolate chip cookie stash is full, and the ... More >>
Last night marked the return of 660's Front Porch Supper, held each Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. on the swank hotel's secluded terrace. This time around it's a barbecue; back in April it was a $26 lobster boil. The $17.95 price includes a main course and three fixin's.The former features sweet & ... More >>
Paula NiñoCoctel de camaronesFeeling like you're on vacation without leaving town is always a good thing. And you can definitely feel like you're on vacation when dining under the sun with all the tourists at a nice hotel on Ocean Drive. La Marea at the Tides South Beach launched the "Lazy Break ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinFinA fun time was had by all at the Jonathan Eismann restaurant tour last week. The event was held in cahoots with Friends of the James Beard Foundation as a means of raising funds for the organization as well as to showcase new developments on the west side of the Design Distri ... More >>
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