Simon Hare

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Ten Best Dinners Under $15 in Miami

    The economy is improving, but let's face it -- the recovery has yet to hit the young, urban demographic. It's a constant struggle out there, made no easier by the desire to treat your date to the standard weekend dinner out on the town. Between valet, drinks, appetizers, mains, dessert, and tip, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Pizzas

    There are two kinds of pizza lovers in this town: traditionalists and radicals. Traditionalists want extra cheese, but never fontina or gorgonzola. Did you just ask them to pay 15 bucks for a 12-inch pie? They probably threw some figs and prosciutto in your face. They like pepperoni. A lot. Radica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Restaurants

    Your buddies just don't understand. You had an earth-shattering rossejat at the Bazaar. You loved the place -- that is, until you heard some tragic news. Your pal once had a bad bao con lechón there. Now that guy's never going back. Disgruntled patrons rarely forget a dinner done wrong. Strokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Tikl Raw Bar and Grill Joining the Crazy Brickell Restaurant Scene in Late July

    Read also "Altamare Team to Open Tikl on Brickell" and "Altamare's Simon Stojanovich talks Tikl.""It's pronounced 'tickle,' like, as in tickle your taste buds," clarifies executive chef Simon Stojanovic, part of Miami Beach's Altamare team. He is referring to the small-plates concept Tikl resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Gotham's New Lounge Kicks Off With Wine Specials

    Simon Hare The Lounge at Gotham Steak.​The new lounge at Gotham Steak is celebrating its recent opening with a wine deal lasting until the end of June. Sommelier David Mokha (named Sommelier of the Year for 2010 by Food & Wine magazine), has selected 50 wines from the extensive list to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    La Caja China's Roberto Guerra, Patron Saint of Pigs

    photo by Simon Hare and ObrMarketing​Back in 1985 Roberto Guerra's father told him about a wooden box he had seen in a Chinatown in Cuba. It was used to cook pigs. Two years later, La Caja China was born. Some speculate this box was invented by Chinese workers who were brought to Cuba in the 1800s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Allen Susser's Passover: Finally An End To Grandma's Gefilte Fish

    Passover is coming next week and for many, that means a monotonous existence of matzo, matzo, matzo and more matzo. What's a Jewish foodie to do? Thankfully, chef Allen Susser, whose eponymous restaurant is a longtime hit, is preparing two Passover meals at his Aventura eatery.Photo by Simon HareChe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Top Ten Most Important Miami Restaurants of the Decade

    Photo by Simon HareMichael's Genuine pioneered fine dining in Miami's Design District.Let's end the year with a bang-bang look at the most important restaurants of the decade. Caveat: It must still be in business. And we're skipping those historically important places (like China Grill, Joe's Stone ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2008

    The Sex Doll Diaries

    Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.