The James Beard Foundation

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    May 4, 2010

    Michael Schwartz Wins James Beard Award

    Michael Schwartz: A Beard to go with his beard.You hear that? That's the sound of prices at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink going up after Chef Michael Schwartz won yesterday the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South. Eater reminds us that the last time a Miami chef won the award was in 2008 whe ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Casa Toscana Is A Hidden Gem

    The bonuses of being a food writer include trying out new restaurants, sampling exotic dishes and interviewing up-and-coming chefs. While it sounds glamorous (okay, I won't lie, it is!), sometimes I miss my tried-and-true foodie haunts. However, there is one restaurant that is always on my mind -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Michael Schwartz, Zach Bell in James Beard Final Nominees List

    Photo via​Chefs Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Zach Bell of Café Boulud in Palm Beach were the only Florida chefs to move onto the James Beard Awards nominees short list.While 11 chefs from Florida -- four from South Florida -- were named among the semif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Handicapping the James Beard Awards

    Consider it March Madness for gastronomic geeks: This Monday, March 22 the esteemed semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards 2010 will be whittled down to the even more esteemed finalists. In the combined spirit of great cooking and great bookies, we are offering the betting odds for who wil ... 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 1, 2010

    SBWFF 2010: George Stone Crab with Laurent Tourondel for Cocktails and Claws

    "Aaah this is perfect," said guests when George Stone Crab and Chef Laurent Tourondel teamed up for Cocktails and Claws, an all inclusive food and drink event on the rooftop of the Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive late Friday afternoon.Jacob KatelGot crabs?​James Beard Awards Rising Star candidate Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Interview with Sam Gorenstein of BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, Part One

    BLT Steak's Sam Gorenstein​It's no surprise that Sam Gorenstein was nominated for a James Beard award. Not only is the young chef a budding talent on Miami's food scene, but his selection was accidentally leaked two weeks prior to the announcement. Nevertheless, the Colombian-born toque is produci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    James Beard Award Semifinalist Interviews: Michael Schwartz and Hedy Goldsmith

    Jackie SayetMichael's Genuine talent.​This week we're interviewing our local culinary superstars up for James Beard Awards. This is the first year that the Foundation has released its "long list" of semifinalists, stretching out the waiting period one more month. On March 22, restaurant and chef f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Sam Gorenstein, Hedy Goldsmith and Eos James Beard 2010 Award Semifinalists

    Photo by Jacob KatelBLT Steak's Sam Gorenstein is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year.​In anticipation of the nominees set to be announced March 22 in New Orleans, the James Beard Foundation has revealed the 2010 semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards -- and Miami is definite ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Interview with Willis Loughhead, Part One

    Photo by Peter TaylorWe lost Willis to NY​Willis Loughhead's first South Florida gig was 14 years ago at the Palm Grill (locations in Key West and North Miami). Most locals, however, will remember him from when he was top toque at Tantra (1999 to 2002) and from when he ran Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Genuine Kitchen: All Hot and Buttered Rum

    Jackie SayetRyan Goodspeed's Hot Buttered Rum, complete with cinnamon-dusted cinnamon swizzle stick, of course​James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink brings his and his team's knowledge to your home cooking with The Genuine Kitchen column. A guest b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Miss One Ninety? Get Your Fix at Luuur

    ​Live music, good and affordable food, and a bohemian vibe made One Ninety popular among locals back when it operated in Buena Vista. It then closed and reopened at a new location after a two-year absence. And then it closed again to the disappointment of many.The man behind it all, however, chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    First Peek at Jonathan Eismann's Q and Fin

    Photo by Lee KleinFin​A fun time was had by all at the Jonathan Eismann restaurant tour last week. The event was held in cahoots with Friends of the James Beard Foundation as a means of raising funds for the organization as well as to showcase new developments on the west side of the Design Distri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Peking Turkey at Philippe Now, Family Day at Pacific Time Tomorrow, Q and Fin on Monday, Tuscany in Spring

    Photo by Lee KleinPalm Beach Spanish Mackerel at Fin​Support Miami's Schoolchildren The Design District will be celebrating Family Day tomorrow, December 12, and proud daddy Jonathan Eismann will be taking part by: Exhibiting beautiful artwork by the talented students of South Pointe Elementary sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The Genuine Kitchen: Hedy Goldsmith is Sweet on Basil Ice Cream

    James Beard Award-nominated Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink brings his knowledge to your home cooking with a new column, The Genuine Kitchen. A guest blogger for this installment, Michael's Genuine Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith shares a recipe and thoughts on basil ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 1, 2009

    Arts & Eats Guide 2009

    A year-round feast of food and culture in the Magic City.

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    August 11, 2009

    All You Can Eat Fried Chicken Every Wednesday at Michy's in Miami

    Jacob KatelMichy's fried chicken and sides.​Why did the chicken cross Biscayne? To take a hot bath at Michy's, in bubbling oil. Fried is to chicken as cold is to beer. If chicken was the first female president she would be called Aberhen Lincoln. Think out of the bawks. What came first the chicken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Archive Diver - Wet Paint Cafe on Lincoln Road Mall - Ad From 1988

    Image via New Times Archive week of June 8-14, 1988 Welcome to Archive Diver - Short Order Edition, where we scour past print issues of Miami New Times for interesting food related content. Today we bring you a "Wet Paint Cafe" advertisement from 1988. Back then Lincoln Road offered a decidedly crac ... More >>

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