Ted Allen

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Chopped Champions Winner Diana Sabater Talks Giorgio Rapicavoli and Moving to Miami

    Last week, Giorgio Rapicavoli found himself in familiar territory as he faced Chopped judges for the third time in the dessert round of the first-ever Chopped Champions. The only difference this time around was that once Ted Allen lifted the silver cloche, Rapicavoli lost. Diana Sabater, a single m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Defeated in Chopped Champions Finale

    As host Ted Allen best put it at the beginning of last night's Chopped Champions grand finale: "We could not be more pumped about this ultimate tournament grand finale lineup. Three amazing bold amateurs versus one strong and steady pro." That pro was Giorgio Rapicavoli, chef and owner of Eating H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Bartenders

    Anyone can get behind a bar and mix a drink. For that matter, anyone can walk into a kitchen and prepare a meal. After all, we've all cooked for ourselves at home, haven't we? But, bartenders, like chefs, have many different levels of expertise. While the person who pops your Budweiser can at a be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Broken Shaker's Virginia King Makes the Country's Best Manhattan

    If you're looking for the country's best Manhattan, look no further than Miami Beach. The Broken Shaker's Virginia King beat out a slew of bartender finalists, to earn the title Master of the Manhattan during the Manhattan Experience finale, held Monday, January 13 in (where else) Manhattan. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Tout Sweet Patisserie's Yigit Pura on First Visit to Miami: "I'm Excited to Have the Taste of a New City"

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America national tour kicks off in Miami Friday, and with it come big names like internationally renowned culinary pioneer Norman Van Aken, favorite TV personality Ted Allen, and West Coast pastry chef Yigit Pura of Top Chef Just Desserts fame. Raised in Turkey and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Iron Fork Chef Battle: Danny Serfer Offers Words of Wisdom to Jamie DeRosa, Giorgio Rapicavoli

    On Thursday, August 1, people from all over South Florida will gather for one of the best food and drink events ever: Miami New Times' Iron Fork. If you haven't heard already, this year it's even bigger and better, since we're partnering with Miami Spice for a kickoff party. But while we wait for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America: Tickets On Sale Now

    It might seem like there's a music festival in South Florida every other weekend, and that's probably true, but we foodies want to have our fun too. Filling the void between our own Iron Fork August 1 and South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February, is the James Beard Foundation's Taste America, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Ralph Pagano To Open Alba at Sole on the Ocean

    When Ralph Pagano left STK Miami to head food and beverage operations at Gulfstream Park, it seemed like a match made in heaven. At the time, Pagano told out sister blog, Clean Plate Charlie, that he only moved to south Florida for the racetrack.But a gambling man can never turn down a good bet. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    1500 Degrees Sous Chef Adrienne Grenier on Chopped (Updated)

    1500 Degrees1500 Degrees Sous Chef Adrienne Grenier has fun with gingerbread​1500 Degrees sous chef Adrienne Grenier will compete on Food Network's Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.Short Order was told that chef Grenier would be on the December 6th episode, entitled Can't Catch Me I'm The Gingerbread ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Michael Symon Wins Burger Bash Again, Celebrity-Sightings Abound

    He hit the B Spot again.View more photos from the Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach here.​"Last year it was pastrami. This year it's salami. It's meat on meat, baby!" is what Michael Symon had to say last night as he accepted his second consecutive People's Choice Award at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Ted Allen Tonight at Nectar

    A reminder to all you forgetful foodies out there: Tonight and tomorrow, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and Iron Chef America alum Ted Allen will be at Nectar Lounge in  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, signing copies of his latest cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes. Th ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 23, 2006

    Food for Thought

    Celebrity chefs set the stage for a show of sustenance