Slow Food International

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Slow Food Miami Accepting Nominations for Snail of Approval Awards

    Just a few short years ago, Miami's food scene wasn't exactly known as a thriving mecca of locavore cuisine. Even with its proximity to oceans teeming with fish and farms that raised everything from tropical fruit to cattle, South Florida establishments ordered more from Sysco than farmer Joe. See ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Slow Foods Miami Snail of Approval Awards: Huahua's, Edge Steak & Bar Have Best Bites

    It was a beautiful, balmy evening at the Raleigh Hotel, as hundreds of fans of slow food and renowned chefs gathered poolside for Slow Food Miami's 2014 Snail of Approval Awards party. Nineteen of South Florida's best restaurants and shops, each committed to providing food from the most local sourc ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Rum, Vegan Heaven, and Dinner in Paradise

    This weekend is all about the yin and yang of eating and drinking in Miami. Jimmy Buffet may sing, "I treat my body like a treat yours like a tent", but we encourage you to do both. You can enjoy some of our finest local chefs embracing the slow food movement, dine at a farm (there are ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Clean Bites on the Beach

    On a recent weekend trip to Grand Cayman, I was pleasantly surprised to notice how many restaurants participate in the slow food movement. Even on an island that's not known for its lush, rainforest environment, farmers are successfully growing everything from eggplant to guava. During the island's ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Slow Food Miami's Ark of Taste: Michael Schwartz Takes on the Everglades Tomato

    In Miami, much like the rest of this country, most people have no clue where their food comes from. Slow Food, an international non-for-profit organization that combats the standardization of taste and culture brought on by the popularization of fast food, is looking to change that. "Any time you c ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Slow Food Miami Awards: Celeb Chefs, Grey Goose Cocktails, and the City's Best Sustainable Eats

    Screw fast food and all its unhealthy connotations. Slow food is where it's at. Such is the aim of Slow Food Miami, an organization dedicated to embracing local growers and artisan food producers who focus on fair pay, sustainability, and local produce. Each year, they host the swanky Snail of Appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Slow Food Miami's Snail of Approval Tasting Party: Eat Locally, Start a Movement

    Slow Food Miami is holding its second annual Snail of Approval tasting party this Friday, March 15, at the James Royal Palm Hotel. From 7 to 10 p.m., the nonprofit group dedicated to advancing the local slow-food movement will honor Miami restaurants that have won the coveted Snail of Approval, a de ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend

    An entire week of nearly-perfect can only be topped by one thing: A weekend in the Redlands. Now, before you write off South Florida's farmlands, remember this: There is barbecue down there. The weather won't get any better. While you're there, you can pick up local vegetables for the week. Also ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 17, 2012

    Slow Food Miami Hosting Pies & Thighs Pie Contest and Picnic

    The slow food movement's focus on local, seasonal and sustainably grown edibles tend to evoke small town sentiment - think pie contests, farmer's markets and bake sales. But the key to this growing global movement is bringing these ideas to communities large and small. Our local branch of the crusad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Paradise Farms Kids Fruit Happening and Brunch January 15

    Making plans for next weekend, already? Perhaps Sunday brunch in paradise sounds appealing.Paradise Farms, an organic produce farm to the local restaurant industry originally had the intentions of hosting an Avocado Drop and brunch, on Sunday, January 15. However, "Whole Foods Markets has bought the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Today: Slow Food Miami Celebrates Terra Madre Day. You Can Too.

    If you're hankering for some last minute plans this weekend, do something that benefits you and the rest of the world. Slow Food, a global organization promoting good, clean and fair food, is hosting two events for December 10, Terra Madre Day.Translated to Mother Earth, it's a day to celebrate and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Food Justice Film Series at O Cinema

    Still from "Fork Over Knives".​O Cinema in Wynwood has been a hit since its opening in February. They even rocked the food world earlier in the summer with two dinner-and-a-movie specials with local favorite Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. The cinema's about to rock the socks off the food worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Thighs and Pies and Slow Food Miami Bring Earth-Friendly Comfort Food to The Barnacle

    dustin.askins via FlickrNot that we know her personally, but it's safe to say Mother Earth believes eating locally grown foods is preferable to munching on stuff picked before it was ripe and shipped 2,000 miles.Slow Food Miami, a chapter of Slow Food USA, is on her side, encouraging people to eat g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Slow Food Truck on Leaderboard to Win Title of America's Favorite

    Slow Food TruckSlow Food Truck is slowly climbing the charts to win Food Network's $10,000 prize.​Slow Food Truck is in the top ten to win $10,000 and the title of America's Favorite Food Truck in Food Network's Great Food Truck Race.Slow Food Truck is the only South Florida food truck in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Free Admission, Food Trucks at Fairchild Tropical Garden; Truck Tracker for the Weekend

    Photo by Laine DossLotus Blossom at Fairchild Tropical Garden​Fairchild Tropical Garden, the 83 -acre oasis of plants, butterflies and art, is offering free admission (normally $25 for adults) this Sunday and every remaining Sunday in August. What does this have to do with food? A lot, actually.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Super Summer Kegger Bash at Tobacco Road; Weekend Truck Tracker

    Super Summer Kegger Bash is Saturday. Togas optional, beer mandatory.​Tobacco Road is holding a Super Summer Kegger Bash tomorrow night. Miami's oldest bar will turn into what sounds like a giant frat party for grownups with live music, DJs, food trucks and beer, beer and more beer.Over a dozen fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The Secret Life of Food Truck Owners: Six Fun Facts

    Paul Huizenga One of Paul Huizenga's Art Basel entries.​About two years ago, food trucks began appearing in Miami almost as if by magic. Then, like rabbits, they started to multiply. But did anyone stop to think what went on in the lives of food truck owners before they started servin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Food Trucks Invade South Florida This Weekend: Nine Roundups Planned!

    Dim Ssam a Gogo and every other truck in South Florida will be out and about this weekend.​Yesterday's roundup listing was anemic, perhaps because all of those food trucks were resting their little tires and batteries for this weekend. Tonight through Sunday, there are nine roundups planne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Food Truckers' Last Meal Requests (In Case The World Ends Saturday), Street Food Friday

    Death might be your dinner date this Saturday if the wackos are right.​On Saturday, May 21st at about 6:00 pm, the world is going to end. At least that's what 89-year old radio evangelist Harold Camping says (hell, when you're 89 every day might just be your last). We're betting we'll wake ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Will the County Nix Food Trucks Today? BTTR Tonight

    Jefe's owner Jack Garabedian will speak on behalf of food truck owners at today's Commission meeting.​At today's meeting, the Board of County Commissioners will hear almost two dozen agenda items, ranging from re-naming streets to issuing bonds. What's on the minds of the dozens of food truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Paul's Sub Shop To Slow Food Truck: You're A Dagger In My Heart

    Slow Food Truck's Owen Bass (on Left) is surprised to find local opposition to his truck.​Paul Ripa, owner of Paul's Sub Shop in North Miami Beach, was Googling North Miami Beach election results when he found something interesting -- a notice on the City's website announcing Slow Food Truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Celebrate National Burger Month with Specials at BTTR Tonight

    Latin House Grill The Mad Love burger is back for a limited time only.​May is National Burger Month, a celebration of the meat sandwich that we all love so much. Eat your way through multiple burgers tonight at BTTR, adjacent to Johnson & Wales University, where several of the best mobi ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    The Motha Trucker at BTTR: Take the Latin House Challenge

    LHG guys -- prize-worthy photo?Get out those cameras and cell phones tonight, because if you win the Shoot the Motha Trucker contest, you'll receive a free meal every week for a year. Latin House Grill has announced a photo competition with the easiest rules ever. Simply take a picture of ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    Panther Coffee's Long Awaited Debut at Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup Tonight

    Laine Doss Red Koi Food Truck Rolls into BTTR for the first time.​Joel and Leticia Pollock, the husband-and-wife team behind Wynwood's Panther Coffee, will debut their "coffee trike" tonight at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup. Panther specializes in small batch coffees, roasted and grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Food Trucks Hit the Streets This Weekend: Welcome, Mr. Good Stuff and Sakaya Kitchen

    Sakaya Kitchen Sakaya Kitchen truck debuts today.​Food trucks are all over the Miami area this weekend, which makes it easier to find a truck roundup close to home. New trucks rolling out this weekend include Mr. Good Stuff and Sakaya Kitchen, the second truck by Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Ha ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup Johnson & Wales Tonight

    Laine Doss Caza Crepes will be at the BTTR tonight.​If you're looking for food trucks, look no further than the BTTR tonight from 5:30 to 10 at 127th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, adjacent to Johnson & Wales University. The roundup is now one of the largest, with more than two dozen tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wheelin' Dealin' Street Food Festival at Magic City Casino Tomorrow

    Laine Doss The chefs of Slow Food Truck.​This Friday, come hungry to The Magic City Casino for the first street food festival. The event, which will be held in the casino's parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature free parking, music, giveaways and 25 trucks, serving up lunch and fu ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Biscayne Triangle Food Truck Roundup In Pictures

    All photos by Laine Doss This way to the food trucks​It was a beautiful evening for the Biscayne Triangle Food Truck Roundup, held in the parking lot of American Legion Post #29 off Biscayne and 64th. Food truck lovers spread blankets or dined on small picnic tables, enjoying the bay breeze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Food Truck Rundown: So You Know Where to Find Them

    Seems everyone in Miami is hungry for sustenance on wheels these days. And mobile food courts are the rage. This week a few of the meet-up locations are changing. Tomorrow the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up, which was meeting on Tuesdays on Biscayne Boulevard and 109th Street, will be closed while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Friday Night Food Truck Meetup Moving

    ​Friday night's Tamiami Truckers Food Court, which is held at 12795 SW 137th Ave., will be moving, reports organizer Caza Crepes. The new location will likely be nearby.Here are some of the trucks to keep an eye on: Wing Commander, MonTaco, Caza Crepes, La Camaronera's Fish Box, Latin House G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Slow Food Truck Vendor Defends His Mission

    ​Oren Bass, who launched the Slow Food Truck with Zachary Schwartz just over a month ago, wasn't pleased with yesterday's post regarding their menu. I had questioned the accuracy of the "Slow Food" part of the truck moniker; Oren politely disagreed over the phone, and told me why. Because the busi ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Food Truck Court's Most Annoying Vendor

    Lee KleinThe Slow Food Fast Food Truck​Hundreds of people descended upon last night's food truck court gathering at Biscayne Boulevard and NE 109th Street. Not only are the crowds getting larger at these events (Look! Up in the sky! It's Superfad!), but food vendors seem to be popping up overnight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Blog Watch: Fried Anchovies and Salt-Baked Shrimp

    Photo courtesy of Slow Food MiamiWhole roasted pig at Slow Food Miami's Ark of Taste dinner​Last week in the South Florida food blogosphere ... After a summer hiatus, Tinkering with Dinner is back with salt-baked shrimp.Redland Rambles interviews Farm Bureau director Katie Edwards.Gagit recaps Slo ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Slow Food Miami Nominates Hua Moa Banana for Ark of Taste

    Noel Ramos​Slow Food Miami has nominated the rare Hua Moa banana for the Slow Food USA Ark of Taste.  Just as the bible's Noah preserved and protected the animals in the tale of the flood, Slow Food seeks to save disappearing foods.  Fruits, vegetables, seafood, legumes, or rare heritage ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Slow Food Miami Ingredients Screening

    ​Last night, Short Order was invited to attend the first East Coast screening of producer Brian Kimmel's most recent foray into the world of food cinematography with his film Ingredients. The feature length documentary takes a revealing look at the people in the forefront of movements to bring bac ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Slow Food Miami Presents Ingredients

    ​Slow Food Miami is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Ingredients this Thursday at Coral Gables Museum. This is the first screening on the East Coast. The film describes the farmers, chefs and the other dynamic people who are behind the movement to bring back sustainable food. D ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Slow Food Miami Conference in People and Pictures

    Jackie SayetTHIapet!​Last night in an Upper East Side event space called the Coverings Showroom, Slow Food Miami's membership met for its annual conference.  With a musical booth buffet, orchestrated by Chef Kris Wessel of nearby Red Light Little River, the evening was less structured meeting ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Slow Food Conference Miami 2009​ What do you call a cow on a unicycle, a pig stuck in rush hour, or a potato calling an insurance company? Slow food.Others seem to think the term refers to an internationally renowned "member supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life." ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Save the Date: Slow Food at the Sagamore April 29

    It may seem counterintuitive to dine on six-hour osso buco and goat milk ice cream so that the hungry of Darfur might eat, but Slow Food Miami and the Sagamore Art Hotel in South Beach are inviting you to do just that Wednesday, April 29. The new Whitehall Restaurant at the Sagamore, cheffed by Manu ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Save The Date: Cooking with Michelle Bernstein

    Mark Tuesday, March 10th in indelible ink and reserve now if you fancy the chance to cook with Miami star chef Michelle Bernstein: Bernstein will be demonstrating recipes from her new book Cuisine a Latina that night for a Miami Slow Food event sponsored by Whole Foods. In case you've had your head ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    James Beard Nominations Confirm Our Secret Crushes

    The James Beard Foundation has announced its nominees for the best chefs around the country, and two of our hunky, homegrown hubbas are among this year's picks: Chef Dean James Max (pictured left) of 3030 Ocean, in Fort Lauderdale; and Chef Zach Bell of Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. It seems as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Slow Booze at Lola's

    To celebrate their recent Golden Spoon Award for Best Place for a Cocktail, Lola's on Harrison is teaming up with the Glades to Coast Slow Food Chapter on February 17th for a night of locavore mixology and finger foods. Cost is $25*** for cocktails and canapes. Join them for a mini mixology workshop ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Slow Food Gets Maxed Out at 3030

    This month's Slow Food Glades to Coast dinner, on Thursday January 15, focuses on our local waters with a meal hosted by Chef Dean James Max at 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale. Max, as we know, has a masterly way with anything that sports fins, scales, or claws, and his menu for the event includes Whi ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Next Slow Food Miami Dinner, December 10th

    Every dog must have his truffle, and tis the season for the famous fungi, which fruits most prolifically in autumn in Piedmont. Thus, tickets are going fast for the next Slow Food Miami Dinner, which features Terra Madre and the cuisine of Piedmont, famous for its white truffles and mushrooms -- the ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Miami's Slow Lamb

    Getting ready for a slooooow night. I managed to get the world's worst photos of the lovely Navajo Churro lamb dinner hosted by Slow Food Miami on Wednesday night at the Standard Hotel, so I'll have to rely on whatever powers of description I have left. The dinner was one of those events that takes ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008

    Slow Food Navajo Churro Lamb Dinner

    "Baaa...the chef will prepare me four ways." The Slow Food event of the season is coming up at the Miami Standard Hotel's Lido restaurant on October 22nd, when Lido chef Mark Zeitouni wows locavores with a menu focused on Navajo Churro lamb courtesy of the Navajo Churro Sheep Association.

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    Ramble On

    Fairchild is full of music and delight

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    November 8, 2007

    A Measured Message

    Alice Waters preaches the slow-food gospel

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