Taverna Opa Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch the Finals

    World Cup fever is reaching epidemic levels in Miami with only four teams left vying for the crown. Two of those teams are Brazil and Argentina, which has both expatriates and locals amped up for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These games will turn Miami into a festive shit show with diehard ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014
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    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

    August 1, 2013

    Iron Fork: A Guide to What You'll Be Eating Tonight

    What you need is a game plan. Miami New Times' Iron Fork starts at 6 p.m. tonight, launching four hours of eating and drinking from the stations of over 45 restaurants. So here's a guide to your feast, featuring each dish that will be served.

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    July 8, 2013

    Edge, Red, J&G Grill, Charles Street and More Join Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff at Arsht Center

    The summer's biggest gastronomic gathering is less than a month away. Miami New Times' Iron Fork and the Miami Spice Kick Off will take place on August 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Guests of the culinary soiree will watch chefs Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek and Giorgio Ra ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff: DeRosa, Rapicavoli to Compete

    The super-mega Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, is getting closer, and two chefs are training hard for a battle of skills and wit in a challenge that is so intense that only one can make it out alive. What two Miami chefs are brave enough to acc ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013
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    March 20, 2013

    Brickell Food & Wine Fest: Don Julio Cocktail Competition, Ceviche Sampling, Free Kids' Zone

    If it were up to us, every weekend would entail a food and wine fest of some sort. After all, you can never have too much food/booze/revelry. So we're pretty stoked about the third annual Brickell Food & Wine Festival, hitting the Miami Circle this weekend. The festival will feature sampling from m ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Taste of Brickell Valentine: Score Cheap VIP Couple's Pass Here

    Come March, memories of the South Beach Wine & Fodd Festival (SOBEWFF) will be fading fast -- and you'll need some new bacchanalia to look forward to. Luckily, the third annual Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival is bringing eats, drinks, and entertainment to the Miami Circle on March 23 an ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Praying for Better Brickell Restaurants

    It's enticing to bring friends, in town for vacation, to Brickell and show them Miami's progress as an action-packed metropolis. They can walk to one of three Publix stores or buy cigarettes, Red Bull or whatever stimulant tickles their fancy at the shiny new 7-Eleven. Yet when time comes to grab a ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Miami New Year's Eve Dinners: 1500 Degrees to Acqualina to the Betsy UPDATED

    With the new year fast approaching (or the end of the world, if that's how you see it), time is working against us to start making New Year's Eve plans. Because Miami is an NYE party destination, locals have to make particularly savvy arrangements to ensure a successful evening. No one likes to ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Arrest Made in Halloween Murder at Taverna Opa

    Revelry turned to tragedy this past Halloween at Taverna Opa in Mary Brickell Village when a man in a red devil mask punched another man so hard it eventually lead to his death. Months later, Miami police have now arrested Sagy Shachar for the deadly attack.

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    September 27, 2012

    Tonight: Free Drinks at Taverna Opa Tweet Up

    Join the New Times crew tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Taverna Opa at Mary Brickell Village for this month's Tweet Up event. Celebrate the near-end of the work week with free Flor de Caña rum and Radeberger German beer. Free light bites from Taverna's menu will also be passed around. Live Tweeting wil ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Burger, Beer And Balls Bash Brings Foodie Joy To Brickell on Saturday

    Worried you'll have nothing to do this Saturday afternoon after a week's worth of hard work? Swing by the Inaugural Burger, Beer and Balls Bash presented by Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival at the historic Miami Circle, 401 Brickell Ave., next to The Icon Brickell, from 4 to 10 p.m."Its a g ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, July 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Taverna Opa Opens In Mary Brickell Village

    See also: Milos Estiatorio to Open in SoFi, Taverna Opa to Move to Brickell. After almost a year hiatus, Taverna Opa has finally reopened its doors. This Monday, the former South Beach spot officially relocated to Mary Brickell Village bringing along ouzo, belly dancing, napkin throwing and pla ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    2011 Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings

    ​We noted the opening of some 100-plus restaurants this past year; only half that number was on our "closed" list. Thee may be more of the latter: PR firms rarely trumpet the shuttering of businesses.It was, overall, a great time to be a diner in Miami (you can read why in my yearly wrap-up). So m ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Philippe by Philippe Chow's Stratis Morfogen: "Gansevoort Sucked the Air Out of Our Restaurant"

    ​Philippe by Philippe Chow is scheduled to open any day at its new SoFi location. The restaurant/celebrity magnet abruptly left its location at the Gansevoort Miami Beach back in June, announcing it would open a Boca Raton location, as well as move farther south on Miami Beach.We spoke with Strati ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    July 2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    Morgans's second location opens in South Beach​There didn't seem to be many interesting restaurant openings in July other than Morgans' second outpost in the old Joe Allen space. August is shaping up to be more promising with the openings of Egg & Dart in the Design District and Chow Down Gril ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Milos Estiatorio to Open in SoFi, Taverna Opa to Move to Brickell

    We're hoping Milos brings its famous dsplay of seafood to Miami Beach.​SoFi is seeing more restaurant real estate activity this week, Last week, we reported that Philippe is moving into the Taverna Opa space, located at 36-40 Ocean Drive, and that the restaurant spaces of the former Nemo's a ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Taverna Opa's $25 Surf & Turf: Deal or No Deal?

    John Zursurf & turf​The South Beach location of Taverna Opa has a $25 surf and surf entree. This is interesting because down the block is Prime 112, where an 8-ounce filet mignon goes for $38. I know, I know, how much hope can you have for a Greek restaurant serving up steak, but there's mor ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Iron Fork 2010: Jose Luis Flores Takes the Pan; Short Order Award Winners Announced

    Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis Flores​View photos from Iron Fork 2010 at Grand Central here.De Rodriguez Cuba's Jose Luis Flores won the 2010 Iron Fork title last night in a battle against defending champ John Critchley of Area 31. The chefs were given 45 minutes to prepare one appetizer and one entree ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010
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    May 27, 2010
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    May 25, 2010

    Greek Restaurant Sues a Cyber-Squatting Belly Dancer

    Gudrun Holde-Ortner via Wikimedia CommonsSure, she can dance. But how are her binary skills?​Last week, New Times brought you the story of "soupnazi," the Miami superhacker who stole more than 41 million credit card numbers. This week's featured cyber-pirate looks a lot better in midriff-exposing ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Ladies Night at New Taverna Opa at Dolphin Mall

    ​The loud and lively Taverna Opa opened its third outpost last week, the latest venue being the Dolphin Mall. As with the original, which opened in Hollywood, Florida, in September  1997, and with Taverna two in South Beach, the draw is solid Greek food (including this nice looking salad) and ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch: Bankrupt, Opa!, Oktoberfest, Beer, Fish, Bacon, and Money

    via wikimedia commonsHey, look, a blog.​Short Order knows we're not the only game in town. That's why we take this opportunity to highlight some other local voices in the community. Here are some recent posts from folks around the way.South Beach Restaurant Authority isn't....they're Chapter 11 af ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    A Little Bellyaching

    Just back from Guatemala, and jonesing for raw fish and the curative powers of pickled ginger, we dragged our sorry carcasses and knotted, rebellious intestines over to Sushi Jo in West Palm Beach late Sunday for a bit of s&s. We just couldn't resist that Guatemalan street food, could we? Had to hav ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Stiff Drinks

    Fresh energizers come our way

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Opening Night Done Right

    Dos and Don'ts when opening a restaurant -- owners take heed

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    May 22, 2003

    The Opa Cabana

    The place to eat, drink, and be very very merry

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    April 3, 2003

    Recipes for Success

    Look at what the chef is doing right, in his own words, er, recipes

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    March 13, 2003

    Openings of March

    You could get culinary fatigue if you managed to get to every new opening this month