Stephen Starr

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    September 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September 2014 in Miami will be remembered for two things -- endless days of torrential rain and the opening of Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant at the Shelborne Wyndham South Beach. Of course, the "official" opening isn't until today, but if you've been on social media, you've seen practically every ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    August 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    August may be traditionally a slow month for Miami's restaurant industry, but you could hardly tell from the extensive list of openings. Notable openings include Mignonette, the intimate oyster bar by chef Danny Serfer (Blue Collar) and blogger Ryan Roman; and Cantina la Veinte, the first foray int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Cigar City Beer-Pairing Dinner at Verde Thursday

    When thinking of Verde, Stephen Starr's restaurant at Pérez Art Museum Miami, craft beer doesn't necessarily spring to mind. Yet this Thursday, chef Nicolay Adinaguev will be collaborating with brewmaster Wayne Wambles of Tampa's Cigar City to create a beer-pairing dinner that will be sure to pleas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    July 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    July was a surprisingly strong month for openings, with well over a dozen new spots for Miamians to try smack dab in the middle of what used to be "off season." Notable restaurants include Finka Table & Tap, a gastropub by the owners of CubanCube food truck; Centolire, the New York Italian trattoria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    June 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Talk about one hot month. As spring turned into one wet summer, Miami restaurants decided to open like flowers in a garden! Most anticipated were the openings of L'Echon Brasserie, featuring French fare by the Pubbelly boys and Oolite, Kris Wessel's new restaurant just off Lincoln Road. June als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Lee Schrager's Fried & True Launch Party: Fried Chicken from Paula Deen, Michelle Bernstein, and More

    Last night, 300 members of the local community gathered at PAMM to celebrate the launch of Lee Scharger's second cookbook, Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken & Sides. Stephen Starr Events took care of the food and catered the event, replicating recipes from the boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    Lee Schrager Celebrates Fried & True Book Launch at PAMM on Tuesday

    Besides bringing the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to our Magic City, Lee Brian Schrager also will be the reason you crave fried chicken every day of your life. Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides is out and available now. So how does Lee Schrager celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Brunch at Verde: Pancakes and a View

    It's hard to believe that Verde, the restaurant inside PAMM, opened in just December. On a recent Tuesday, the restaurant was practically filled to capacity during lunch service. It's a Stephen Starr restaurant that we're talking about after all - excellence is expected. Saturdays are no different, ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014
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    April 15, 2014

    Verde at PAMM: Art Enthusiast or Not, You Will Be Lured by the New Café

    At Pérez Art Museum Miami, it's not important to appreciate or know anything about art. A dozen menacing bronze animal heads startle visitors emerging from the parking garage onto the museum's raised patio. A dragon readies to bellow a vaporizing fireball onto unsuspecting passersby. A bear snarl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    James Beard 2014 Semifinalists Announced: Miami Talent Included

    The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2014 Restaurant and Chef award categories today, and a smattering of Miami culinary professionals made the list. The total number of South Florida semifinalists for 2014 is five, down from last year's seven. The announcement took pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Verde Restaurant and Bar: Gazpacho, Hamachi, and Squash Blossom Pizza (Photos)

    At Pérez Art Museum Miami's Verde Restaurant and Bar, the menu is all about keeping it green. The Stephen Starr restaurant upholds the museum's organic and sustainable motif. Short Order was recently invited to sample executive chef Nicolay Adinaguev's eco-friendly offerings. Check out the pictur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Verde Restaurant and Bar's Nicolay Adineguev on PAMM, Art Basel, and Opening Day

    The Pérez Art Museum Miami made its debut last week, and so did Verde Restaurant and Bar, the museum's culinary destination. The restaurant is the brainchild of namesake Jorge Pérez and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Short Order chatted with Verde's executive chef, Nicolay Adineguev, about the rest ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
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    August 7, 2013

    Pubbelly and Makoto Team Up for Miami Spice Pop-Up

    Last year, Pubbelly and Eating House combined forces for what was the first pop-up to correlate with Miami Spice. Now, the Pubbelly Miami Spice pop-up returns with a new chef pairing. This year, Pubbelly chef and two-time James Beard semi-finalist Jose Mendin teams up with Makoto Okuwa of Stephen S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Makoto for Miami Spice: Glitzy With Vegetarian Options

    There's no shortage of glamour at Makoto Okuwa's Bal Harbour restaurant. It hits you before you step inside the dimly lit, black and light brown space. You've schlepped yourself clear across town for a chance to taste the Morimoto protégé's fare at a reasonable price. Miami Spice is that oh-so-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Stephen Starr to Bring Seasonal, Waterfront Eats to Pérez Art Museum Miami

    Come December, there'll be another star in Miami's sky. Stephen Starr, to be exact. The man behind Buddakan, Morimoto, Makoto and Steak 954 has been named the exclusive restaurateur and caterer for the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The new, highly anticipated Herzog & de Meuron-designed space wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Sushi Bars: Hunting for Fresh Fish

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Sushi seems so easy -- raw fish, rice, wasabi. So it would seem that really good sushi bars should be on every corner, sorta like Starbucks. OK, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Gets New Executive Chef

    Lesley ElliottThe tempura'd cod and fries at WKB.​The ever popular Wynwood Kitchen & Bar welcomes a new kitchen leader. Miguel Aguilar has been appointed Executive Chef, replacing the Goldman's longtime collaborator, Marco Ferraro, who continues to helm Wish at The Hotel on SoBe. There's no of ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011
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    June 7, 2011

    Best Of Miami Teaser: Best New Restaurant

    1500° at the Eden Roc The tomato salad at 1500°, made with local burrata.​Next Thursday, our New Times Best of Miami edition will once again name more than 350 of the finest restaurants, hottest clubs, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop till you drop dead as a zombie."The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Makoto Talks About His Bal Harbour Restaurant Opening This Sunday

    Chef Makoto Okuwa​This coming Sunday, March 27, marks the opening of Makoto at the Bal Harbour Shops. "Makoto Okuwa worked for us at Morimoto in Philadelphia and New York," explains Stephen Starr (who is known locally for Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale, but whose restaurant group includes a host of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Morimoto Disciple To Open Eatery, Balloo To Cook At Beard Bash, and The Kosta Is Clear

    Lee KleinWill Morimoto chef serve Morimoto sake?​Restaurateur Stephen Starr (Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale) is set to debut his second South Florida Restaurant, Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops, in late March. Why are we genuinely optimistic? Namesake chef Makoto Okuwa is a disciple of the famed Chef Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    New Word on Stephen Starr's Bal Harbour Restaurant

    Bullfrog & Baum​We learned a little something more about the new Stephen Starr restaurant opening in Bal Harbour.Last Friday at Fashion's Night Out, there were samplings from the venue which included a delicious tuna tartare. The restaurant is still lacking a name and in hopes to finding one, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Stephen Starr Opening Japanese Restaurant at Bal Harbour Shops in 2011

    Restaurateur Stephen StarrWord has been leaked that award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr (you know him from Buddakan, Morimoto, and Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel), will be debuting a new 200-seat Japanese concept restaurant in Bal Harbour Shops early 2011.A press release mentions "expan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Interview With James Beard Semifinalist Myles Chefetz of the Prime One Twelve Empire, Part 1

    Photo by Seth Browarnik/Red Eye ProductionsMyles Chefetz​A veteran Miami restaurateur, Myles Chefetz owns some of the hottest eateries in town -- all of which are within a block of one another. First came the eclectic Nemo, which was followed by the amped-up diner Big Pink. Chefetz really hit his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Stephen Starr Restaurant to Open in Lauderdale

    Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr thinks opening a restaurant is like going to war. Starr was named Restaurateur of the Year by Zagat, and he's said in an interview that restaurant reviews  "are the enemy. We're like the Marines going into battle." Well Starr and his crew are gearing up f ... More >>