This is it, boys and girls. Last call for shopping, holiday parties, and meeting friends for eggnog before Christmas morning is upon us. So, you can either make snow angels for two hours, then go ice skating, eat a whole roll of toll house cookie dough, then snuggle... or you can enjoy a holiday br ... More >>
Miami is probably the only city where you can spend your Saturday night on the beach, sipping champagne, listening to live music, and eating an endless array of oysters. If this sounds like your idea of good time, then check out the DiLido Beach Club tomorrow. The Ritz-Carlton's beach club premiere ... More >>
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is getting exotic for one month with its pop-up A Passage to India. Though it sounds like an epic movie starring Meryl Streep, A Passage to India is actually the name of the pop-up restaurant taking over the luxury property's restaurant Bizcaya from Thursday, October ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>
Watching the Super Bowl in Miami does not have to mean going to a sports bar and having your $700 Prada loafers stick to the floor. This is Miami, after all. The home of excess.Sure you want to pay attention to the game (you may even have a hefty sum riding on the Giants ... or the Patriots), but ... More >>
Ritz-Carlton Chef Josh Becker enjoying the view.This past Friday, we shared Part 1 of our interview with chef Josh Becker of the DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. If you missed it, you can read it here. In Part 2, Josh talks about his dream job and fantasy "protein." New ... More >>
Chef Josh Becker working beachside at the DiLido.At 28 years old, chef Josh Becker is riding high. He's behind the burner at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club, where he serves meals in a gorgeous beachside setting, and his cuisine is being featured in Lufthans ... More >>
Chef Ooi Soon LokThere's a little kitchen shuffling going on at the Fontainebleau. Chef Ooi Soon Lok, a Malaysian chef who most recently worked as executive Chinese chef at Capella Singapore Hotel, is the new executive chef at Hakkasan.The kitchen at Hakkasan was formerly in the hands of a corpor ... More >>
This promo photo is deceitful above all things Never believe a photo if someone's trying to sell you something. Fashion models are airbrushed. Fast food restaurants actually have "food stylists." And unsurprisingly, the photos you see in a hotels' brochures or websites aren't always true-to-life. ... More >>
Lee KleinEmeril's BBQ Shrimp, prepared by...A call to Emeril's Miami Beach confirmed that executive chef Brandon Benack left the establishment in mid-April in order to go work for Norman Van Aken's restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. They are currently in search for a replacement; the webs ... More >>
Southwest Florida thrives on offering all the good weather and beaches of South Florida except with a whole lot more white people. A British family staying at the Ritz-Cartlon in Naples (the beach resort, not the other Ritz-Carlton in town) and specified they wished not to be served by "people of ... More >>
via mc2Ben Becker, a former tanning butler, has gone on to a modeling career. The Ritz loses most or their tanning butlers that way.Why is the media so obsessed with the Ritz-Carlton on South Beach's tanning butler position? The Miami Herald showed up to cover the audtions for the hotel's next su ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe frozen dressing is scooped on top of the salad where it melts as the diner eats it.As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Lee KleinAs a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Photo by Peter TaylorWillis Loughhead, former head chef at Tantra Restaurant in South Beach and Bizcaya at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, has accepted the position of executive chef at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Short Order spoke with Willis a little while ago to see what he had been up to sin ... More >>
As the host chef of South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash, Thomas Connell has a leg up on the competition. Not only are all of the 27 burgers in contention prepared on-site at his kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, but he also helps the contestants with their culinary needs. As th ... More >>
robertthuffst via flicker ccInside the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, businessmen sip mint-infused lime water next to a display of diamond rings. Four-foot-tall vases of wild orchids vie with the flat-screen TVs for attention, and the ocean crashes just yards from the entrance. Behind ... More >>
Jackie SayetTaikun is an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>
Jacob KatelA lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.Dinner in Paradise is a celebration of gourmet farm dining and was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms and chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.The $165.50 cost of each dinner (there will ... More >>
via HDMagMiami Designer Robert Tabor has worked out a niche for himself creating shoe sculptures, or "Sole Sensations," if you will. He has made flip-flops that look like sandwiches, stilettos that looks like spaghetti, and high heels that look like little red wagons.But his Sistine Chapel is mos ... More >>
Share Our StrengthThe children won't go hungry and neither will youLet the chowdown countdown begin! The 21st annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation is just four weeks away today in Miami, but event organizers already have a healthy crop of 19 restaurant newcomers confirmed for the Jul ... More >>
And theyre serving it up as a Movable Feast
After a hard day of filing my nails, receiving deep tissue massages, and ordering Manolo Blahniks from Neiman Marcus's online store (THANK GOD for the plummeting economy - sales are faaaabulous), there's nothing that I like more than grabbing my komodo dragon and baby panda-fur lined purse, driving ... More >>
Escape reality at the DiLido Beach Clubs happy hour.
Muchos cocktails to be imbibed at RumBar.
Till it shakes like a bowl full of jelly.
Dont shop at Ross for Fathers Day, mmmkay?
No pic-a-nic baskets, just stretchy pants
Time to get your Easter grub on
More relaxing than a Cape Cod vacation
The Delano tanked by technicality, defaulting through duplicity
The food at Cantina Beach is not nearly as convivial as the atmosphere
Tired togs, garbage, and fascism all around but not a drop of alcohol to drink
Relish in a Thanksgiving cornucopia
One Ninety Eighty-Sixed
Sensory Odyssey Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne