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Steve Martorano

  • Blogs

    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 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

    June 3, 2014

    Is Steve Martorano Relocating to SoBe?

    Nearly two dozen years ago, a burly cook from Philly leased a restaurant space in a questionable part of Fort Lauderdale with the thought of serving old-school Italian dishes. Now, Steve Martorano is a branded celebrity with two restaurants in Broward County, one in Las Vegas (with a second on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    April 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    April showers not only bring May flowers -- they bring a host of new restaurants to Miami. This month's highlights were AQ by Acqualina, where chef Dewey LoSasso is making his new restaurant in the five-diamond resort local-friendly and Shikany, the long-awaited restaurant that offers degustation me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    March 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Spring is in the air, bringing new beginnings and lots of restaurant openings. From small burger and beer joints to lavish multilevel dining experiences, it seems there's a new restaurant for just about everyone's taste and budget. Notable openings include 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Danny Grant's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    February 2014 Openings and Closings

    February was a huge month for the Miami food scene. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival brought a slew of celebrity chefs -- all wanting to be enchanted by our city's restaurants and bars. And if the likes of Geoffrey Zakarian, Martha Stewart, and Rachael Ray were feeling peckish, they had a host o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Veritage Miami Announces Events and Best in Glass Wine Challenge Winners

    Veritage Miami was founded 20 years ago, back when it was known as the United Way Wine and Food Festival. Since then, it has been dedicated to exposing South Floridians to the best in wine and eats while raising money for charity. Changing its name to "Veritage" last year has not diminished its infl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Steve Martorano, Makoto, Michelle Bernstein at Epicure's Cooking on the Courts Fundraiser

    This past weekend, Jason and Diana Starkman opened their Bay Harbor home to 60 guests for a dinner party. Jason Starkman is owner of Epicure Gourmet Markets and Jerry's Famous Deli. But it wasn't just any dinner party. The $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida -- titl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    January 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The first month of the new year included the opening of many anticipated restaurants including Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge, the chic Italian bistro by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, and Batch Gastropub, which features upscale takes on pub grub, like chili-glazed chicken wings with blue cheese esp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    December 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Goodbye 2013, hello 2014. If you're reading this, you've made it through yet another New Year's eve and are probably enjoying a nice cleansing juice after a five mile run (let's see how long this healthy resolution will last). In this past year, we've said hello to some great new restaurants like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Ten Miami Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

    A fresh, new year is upon us. Time to make resolutions and plans. It's also a good time to anticipate new restaurants about to open in Miami. And there are a bunch of them. From food trucks continuing to go brick-and-mortar like Latin Burger & Taco, to celebrity chefs staking their claim under our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    November 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Even as 2013 winds down, Miami heats up with Art Basel taking over both the beach and the mainland as thousands of people swarm to our city for parties, food, and drinks -- all in the name of art. With that, many restaurants are planning pop-ups, while others plan to open their doors this week. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    October 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Here we go... The official end of hurricane season, the start of cooler weather, and an influx of restaurants opening in Miami. With tourist season and Art Basel coming down the pipeline sooner than we realize, restaurants are clamoring to finish that paint job, install those burners, and open the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    September 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September marks the beginning of the busy fall season. All over Miami, life renews as shops, restaurants, and hotels spiffy up for the winter season. Retooled menus, chef changes, and reworked decor are all par for the course -- as are the openings of a plethora of new and interesting restaurants. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    August 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Though August is probably the most uncomfortable and lethargic of all times in our fair city, we manage to survive, bolstered by frequent trips to the beach and fortified by Miami Spice meals. Though few restaurants opened and closed, they were memorable. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop, which was closed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    July 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    July is usually a slow month in Miami. Overly warm days make us feel torpid, wanting only to wait in a humidity-induced semi-coma for August to bring Miami Spice and the relief of dining frugally in air-conditioned restaurants. But, this summer's seen an incredible amount of activity, with many re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Latin Burger, Ms. Cheezious Film Local Television Shows

    ‚ÄčLatin Burger and Ms.Cheezious were the stars of some local television shows as film crews for Livin' La Vida and Deco Drive featured local food trucks for their show segments.Livin' La Vida stars Stella Vidal and Stuart Warren Dansby were on the Latin Burger truck to film a cooking segment for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    SBWFF 2012: Antonio Banderas, Andrew Zimmern, and Plenty of Food Carts

    Lee KleinWe spoke by phone with Lee Schrager this week about upcoming new events at the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (February 23 through 26). Monday was part one; today we talk about BubbleQ losing its Bubble, the one-of-a-kind affair at 1111 Lincoln, and the grand closing party that l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Breaking 'Balls with Macaluso's Chef/Owner Michael D'Andrea

    It's all in the eyes. And the balls.‚ÄčIf the Staten Island accent and amber peepers don't get you, Michael D'Andrea's meatballs certainly will. And then there's his unyielding appreciation for his mama. "My Mom, our last meal was my food," he'll tell you with a glint in his eye. Macaluso, by the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Joey Chestnut Eats 50 Martorano Meatballs To Win Championship

    Young American makes $1,500 for all the balls he put in his mouth. Meatballs that is.World champion professional competitive eater Joey Chestnut has just won the first ever Martorano's Masters Meatball Eating Competition in Las Vegas.Steve Martorano is a South Florida restaurateur with a namesake j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Food News Roundup: Meatballs, Burger King, Drug Lords, Tourism, and Cuban Food Stamps

    Steve Martorano from his namesake cafe in Lauderdale didn't win Meatball Madness up in NYC, but it looks like the festival went off pretty well anyway. [NewYorkTimes]Crispin Porter & Bogusky hired four new employees. Get ready for more craptastic ads. Maybe even for Burger King. [NewYorkTimes]Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Cafe Martorano Media Blitz

    Ft. Lauderdale's Cafe Martorano and its owner Steve Martorano exert the media-industry equivalent of gravitational pull. He and his restaurant attract attention. Da guy's a star yaknowwhadamean? He's got his landmark South Florida headquarters, a joint in Vegas, national tv spots cookin meatballs, G ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 16, 2002

    On the Steaks of South Philly

    Hey you, famous person! Wait in line!

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