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Spanish Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    NIU Kitchen: Catalan Tapas Spot Shows Promise for Downtown Dining

    Not long after sunset, downtown Miami is so deserted the click of a changing traffic light echoes like a gunshot. Once-bustling cafeterias and shops closed hours ago. In the inky darkness, steel shutters rattle in the wind. But then you turn a corner and a cool-yellow glow pours onto the stained si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Taperia Raca Offers Rich, Easy-to-Enjoy Tapas in MiMo

    In Miami, ordering tortilla española is like playing a game of Russian roulette. In kitchens from Kendall to South Beach, the humble dish begs comparison to versions cooked by mothers, abuelitas, the great chefs of Spain, and that country's beloved tapas bars. Some argue the slices of potato should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Ten Reasons to Try Bellmont Restaurant in Coral Gables

    Bellmónt Restaurant quietly opened on Miracle Mile last fall. On a busy street that seems to have a restaurant pop up weekly, it's not always easy to be the new kid on the block. Owner Sergio Catalina Bellmónt knows this firsthand. While the restaurant was originally set up to also be a bakery, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Kitchen Hop Takes Off at Mary Brickell Village

    A new concept put together by Zevents called Kitchen Hop kicked off its first event Saturday in Mary Brickell Village. For just $35, guests enjoyed a dish from seven different restaurants: Delores, Brother Jimmy's, Tapas Benidorm, Toscana Divino, Oceanaire, Balan's and Taverna Opa from 2 to 4 p.m.. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Starbucks' Caramel Flan Latte Is Delicious

    If you grew up in Miami, you probably have a soft spot for flan. It's the perfect dessert: Eggy, creamy, and topped with silky caramel. As kids, we'd wait around for the custard, lick the plate clean, and then beg for more. As adults, we pretty much do the same thing -- when nobody's watching, of co ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Sergio's Adds Craft Beer and Tapas to Its Menu

    Sergio's Restaurant, the old guard for Cuban comfort food in Miami, is adding to its skinny selections by adding craft beer and tapas to their menu. Known as one of the neighborhood bastions of Cuban eats in Miami for almost four decades, the place hasn't changed much over the years. But Sergio's v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Happy Wine: New Place Offers Tapas in a Wine Shop (Photos)

    Happy Wine on SW 8th Street has long been the place to go for really good prices on wine. Their new Happy Wine location, on Bird Road in Coconut Grove, brings a similar selection of inexpensive wines along with tapas and music.If you're into a candlelit spot in which to drink wine, you might just wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    The Grind Burgers Announced

    ​The Grind, Miami's home town burger competition, is this Saturday and we're finally counting down to burger madness.On March 31 at 7 p.m., 30 local restaurants will compete with their meat at Wynwood's Miami Entertainment Complex. Tickets are still available for $75 in advance, $85 at the door. V ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011
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    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Lizarran's Pinchos Are Tabletop Toast Art

    ​Who can forget Cher as the flamboyant Mrs. Flax in the '90s classic Mermaids. Her favorite dinner is finger food followed by marshmallow kebabs. She says, "Anything more represents too much of a commitment." Mrs. Flax, it seems, was a bit ahead of her time. From Asian tapas at Little Lotus, meze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    The Pork Shop Is Pig Heaven; Truck Tracker for the Weekend

    The Pork Shop The Pork Shop serves, um, pork? Ding, ding, ding! Correct!​In this pork-obsessed world of ours, we're surprised that a food truck dedicated solely to all things piggy didn't happen sooner. But, like all good things, the Pork Shop was worth the wait. Vegans need not apply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Language Barriers at Lizarran in Coral Gables

    Photo by Riki AltmanMaybe we are what we eat, but would someone tell us what the heck it is?​We realize this critique may spark some ire, but what the hell. We're just going to say it: Servers need to freakin' speak at least basic English if they are "serving" in our country. Yes, even in Miami an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Tonight: Tapas y Tintos Midtown Celebrates Grand Opening

    The interior of Tapas y Tintos Midtown.​Lately, it seems Miami Beach restaurants are venturing into new territory on the other side causeway. Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Primo Pizza, La Sandwicherie, Half Moon Empanadas, Miss Yip, and Jimmy'z Kitchen are just a few of those who have migra ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    Five Great Restaurant Dishes For $20 or Under

    billwisserphoto.comBistro 555 charcuterie plate​Here at Short Order, our collectively beady eyes are always on the lookout for delectable plates of food that do not require a ransom to acquire. On the one hand, there are more than five such deals; on the other, there aren't as many as one might th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Miami's Top Spanish Restaurants To Go Mano A Mano At Paella Showdown

    ​In collaboration with the Miami International Film Festival, El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade is marching into the Miami Beach Botanical Garden next Wednesday, March 9. Following a screening of Fernando Leon de Aranoa's "Amador", the chefs from ten of our local Spanish restaurants will come togethe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Where It At? Paella

    Lee Klein​What it is? Paella Valenciana with mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, lobster, and chorizo.Where it at? That's the question I shellfishly ask. Don't clam up -- go for the bait and take a guess in the comments section below. We'll have the answer on Monday if you don't get it first.Bonus q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita's Desserts as Yummy as Cheap and Sweet Can Be

    John ZurChurros​Lolita, modestly priced restaurant, you tease my tongue. Your eggplant timbales and Chilean sea bass were great, and your dessert even better. Lo-lee-ta, you're sweet.My attraction to Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita's desserts began with a coy glance at the simple menu and allu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Wine Depot & Bistro 555 Looks Like A Winner

    Lee KleinBistro 555 salad and charcuterie plateYesterday evening my wife and I checked out the brand new Wine Depot & Bistro 555, which opened last week at 555 Jefferson Ave. in South Beach (just up the block from the Meridian Market). The portion is a lofty, industrial space divided into a wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Cafeina Lounge in Wynwood on the Happy Hour Hunt

    ​Welcome to the new darling of Wynwood. The sexy gallery-meets-lounge-meets-outdoor oasis manages to be warm and welcoming without being stuffy. Every corner of Cafeina is lined with simplistic detail layered over a romantic color palate; damask table tops with geometrically curious legs, a lamp s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Xixón Cafe to Reopen on May 15

    ​If you ever visited Xixón, the Spanish tapas restaurant on Coral Way, chances are you went through a little bit of withdrawal when it closed to move into a newer, bigger space. But the wait is almost over. Xixon will hold an opening party for friends and family on May 14 and will reopen to the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Turrón, Latin American Christmas Snack Tradition

    ​Every year, the world turrón consortium battles Baby Jesus for Christmas supremacy. The nutty nougat bars always lose to the son of God, but major Christmas inroads have been made by the sometimes chewy, sometimes crunchy sweet of 15th century Spanish origin.Turrón is celebrated at Christmastim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Michy's Croquetas Recipe

    You asked, we fetched. Mercy wrote in: "I tried making Michy's croquetas and matched up the ingredients well -- but what breading is used?  Can you give me the receipe for the croquetas and fig marmalade? It is one of my favorites."The recipe for croquetas with blue cheese and jamón serrano is ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009

    Michy's Queen Scores with Sra. Martinez

    She sells tapas in the Design District.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008
  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    Merry Tapas

    Give the gift that keeps them eating.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2007

    Rice With Spice

    A Latin dish, served German style

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007

    The 'Tude Gang

    A new Surfside eatery’s aim is off

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2006
  • Dining

    December 8, 2005

    An Arrival and a Return

    AV Grill and Prezzo make magic in north Miami-Dade

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005

    BEST RISING CHEF

    Jordi Vallés

  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005
  • Dining

    January 20, 2005
  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004

    BEST TURKEY BURGER

    The Secret Sandwich Co.

  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002

    BEST TAPAS

    Casa Juancho

  • Finest Foods

    May 16, 2002

    BEST FLAN

    Joe's Stone Crab

  • Dining

    February 21, 2002

    Delicious Delicias

    Is Spanish for yum

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001
  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Finger-Food Good

    La Rosa Bakery

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001
  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    Fan of La Mancha

    Don Quixote Restaurant

  • Finest Foods

    May 11, 2000

    Best Tapas

    Macarena Tavern and Restaurant

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    Basic Basque

    Phillipe Restaurant

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    April 9, 1998
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    November 27, 1997
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    June 1, 1995
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