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    July 29, 2014

    Bocce Bar Announces New Executive Chef; Timon Balloo at Sugarcane Full Time

    Samba Brands Management (SBM) has announced a personnel change in some of their Miami restaurants. The company, which operates Sushi Samba, Bocce Bar, and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, has announced that Daniel Tackett will take on duties as executive chef of Bocce Bar, replacing Timon Balloo as top to ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Iron Fork's DeRosa and Rapicavoli Prepare for Battle With Tasty Trash Talk: Get Discount Tickets Today

    Miami is sizzling hot right about now and, no, we are not talking about the weather. It's because of Miami New Times' Iron Fork. Presented by the Downtown Development Authority, Iron Fork also happens to be the official kickoff to Miami Spice. On August 1, the Adrienne Arsht Center will transform in ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Cochon 555: Aaron Brooks to Bring A-Game Sunday

    With just a few days left until Miami's best event of the year, Aaron Brooks is busily chucking away in a secret kitchen at Edge Steak & Bar -- carefully formulating his master plan to win this year's Cochon. Michelle Bernstein was queen at 2012's pork-centric affair, but Brooks thought he'd broug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2012

    Monday's "Dinner with Friends" Will Be Last Of 2012

    Dinner with Friends at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is an event that every foodie must experience at least once. Fortunately, this coming Monday, December 17, Sugarcane will once again delight a small group of diners to a gastronomic gala. Unfortunately, it will be the last DwF of the year.We attended a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    When Great Chefs Flop: Bloise, Hales, Ruiz, and Others Name Menu Hits & Misses

    Photo by Jackie SayetChocolate soup is a big hit at Charlotte Bistro.​A restaurant menu is the blueprint for a chef's imagination, a compilation of creations assembled with the hope that ingredients and descriptions will prove popular with diners. Regardless of the type of restaurant -- from hot d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Timon Balloo and Carlos Torres On Upcoming Chef vs. Chef Match

    ​The 4th Annual Iron Fork event takes place Thursday, October 20th, from 7 to 10 pm at Ice Palace Film Studios in Downtown Miami (make sure to bring earmuffs -- I've heard it said that ice palaces can be cold). Lots of restaurants will be participating -- too many to list here, but a few highlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Fill The Grill Competition: Balloo Wins First Round (Photos)

    Lesley ElliottChefs Timon Balloo and Daniel Ganem.​Last night two chefs faced off in the first installment of a cooking competition sponsored by Whole Foods in Coral Gables. Chef Timon Balloo of popular Midtown spot, Sugarcane, went up against Chef Daniel Ganem of the recently opened Kane Steakhou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Morimoto Disciple To Open Eatery, Balloo To Cook At Beard Bash, and The Kosta Is Clear

    Lee KleinWill Morimoto chef serve Morimoto sake?​Restaurateur Stephen Starr (Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale) is set to debut his second South Florida Restaurant, Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops, in late March. Why are we genuinely optimistic? Namesake chef Makoto Okuwa is a disciple of the famed Chef Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Five Best Chefs of 2010

    Lee KleinRichard Hales keeps on truckin'​Five chefs. Five different means of distinguishing themselves over the course of the past year. The names are Timon Balloo, Giancarla Bodoni, Kevin Cory, Richard Hales, and Simon Stojanovic. The reasons follow:Giancarla Bodoni, Escopazzo:The organic Norther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Behind Restaurant Tweets, Part Two

    ​Since it opened in Midtown Miami, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill has been well known in the local "twitterverse" for its interaction with followers and diners. Responses are so immediate and personalized you have to wonder if someone's hiding somewhere in the restaurant monitoring it all. No on ... More >>

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