Todd English

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bar Mitzvah

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival turns 13 in 2014, and Lee Brian Schrager, creator of the festival and vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate: a good old-fashioned bar mitzvah. "I wanted ... More >>

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    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF's Oyster Bash: Shuck Buddies and a Sassy Ming Tsai

    The person who roots for movie villains would've also hoped the Island Creek Oysters shucking team would collapse under the onslaught of boisterous, middle-aged food nerds at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Oyster Bash. But cynics be damned. For two early-evening hours on Hotel Victor's roof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Salt and Pepper Shakers at The Q? $400 Tickets Shouldn't Need Any Doctoring Up

    Listen, we have a problem. As we milled around the beachside tents of Moët Hennessy's The Q last night, we noticed salt and pepper shakers on each of the tables. Yeah, salt and pepper shakers. You know, like the kind people put in the middle of a family dinner table in case mom's casserole is lac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Moet Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark: Make the Cocktails at Home (Recipes)

    Moët Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark kick off the four-day weekend of nonstop parties, seminars, dinners, and events that begin tonight for the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.This year's Q, hosted by Food Network's Southern sweetheart Paula Deen and her handsome sons Jamie and Bobb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Charles St. Coming to Boulan South Beach Hotel

    South Beach will welcome a new modern bistro with New York style, when Charles St. opens at the Boulan South Beach Hotel at the end of February.The intimate 70-seat restaurant will feature affordable food, hand-crafted cocktails, and a diverse wine selection. The restaurant, designed by Casa Conde & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Let's face the facts: This is the last weekend to cram everything in before some of us go into "Basel Hibernation" and before some of us turn into Basel Butterflies. Miami's art scene is already beginning to burst at the lady seams all over the Wynwood, Design District and South Beach parts of tow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Todd English, Chile Olive Oil and the World's Best Polenta

    With a Todd English-inspired menu, copious amounts of extra virgin olive oil and a SoHo Beach House backdrop -- it's hard to feel anything but blessed. So despite some surprising service flaws, Chile Olive Oil's intimate dinner last week was a rousing treat for the taste buds. Designed to showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Michelle Bernstein Talks Watermelon at the Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go Kick-off

    ​At the Biscayne Truck Triangle Roundup on the grounds of Johnson & Wales University, chef and restauranteur Michelle Bernstein made about 1,000 samples of a refreshing summer dish to distribute to visitors for free. All of the meals were scarfed down by eager eaters within an hour.Miami was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go Will Bring Michelle Bernstein's Summer Favorites to BTTR

    ​Everyone's getting in on the food truck action. Even Macy's is taking the popularity of the mobile meal and using the talents of famous chefs to market to the good old U.S.A. Miami is the first stop on the national Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go food truck tour, which will be showcasing Macy's Culinary Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Bubbles, BBQ and Big Shots at BubbleQ

    All photos by Laine Doss BubbleQ's host, Bobby Flay​The BubbleQ is one of The South Beach Wine and Food Festival's premiere events. It's the one that people talk about - and who wouldn't? To be honest, any event that offers free-flowing Perrier-Jouet and meat cooked by celebrity chefs shou ... More >>

  • 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

    October 29, 2010

    Eden South Beach Opens Tonight

    Paula NiñoEden's main dining room​That was quick. Three months after taking over the former Talula locale, the owners of Eden South Beach are ready to swing its doors open to the public tonight. Gone is the dark, rustic feel of the former place. The space now has a more airy feel with black til ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Exclusive: Talula Sold, Eden Coming Soon -- Updated

    Chef Chris Lee will be creating farm-to-table dishes at Eden. ​Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo, along with hubby Frank Randazzo, has finally sold Talula. The long-suffering restaurant was put on the market a few months ago, despite Andrea's brief brush with fame on Top Chef.Coming in its place is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Hype and Psychos: Miami Wine & Food Fest, Books & Books, and Me

    ​Another Culinary Cattle Call The Miami Wine & Food Festival begins this week (April 22-24). Tickets cost $250 for VIP (presumably meaning you won't get treated like sheep), $100 at the door (baaah, baaah), and $75 in advance (baaah, baaah). If you want to attend the interactive dinner wi ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    Tickets Still Available for South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2010

    ​If you thought it was too late to score tickets to the delicious South Beach Wine & Food Festival, think again. Several marquee events still have room for all the foodies out there. Most exciting is the fact that there are general admission tickets for the Perrier-Jouet BubbleQ for sale for $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Gridiron Goes Gourmet with Eats Beats & Cleats

    Todd English will be preparing a giant crab paella​Super Bowl 44 is upon us (it happened so quickly) and while everyone is buzzing about how to get into the Playboy, ESPN and Maxim parties, there is one gridiron soiree foodies will not want to miss. Part of the four-day Eats Beats & Cleats cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch: Empty Space, CSA, Mexican Breakfast, Farm Life, and Pizza

    Over 20 empty restaurant spaces in the Grove are available for lease, but who will take them? [Grapevine]Frodnesor joins a CSA, picks up first batch of farm-fresh vegetables, and makes something. [FoodForThought]"Just bake and then serve with warm tortillas and refried beans for a super simple dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Cheers Gotdammit

    Photo via Flickr/CC 2.0​You worked all week at your desk job, factory, kitchen, office, street corner, or couch, and now it's time to let loose and let that weekend energy plow you over like a bulldozer. So things are tough all over; jobs, school, money, healthcare, war, that kind of stuff, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Todd English Gets the 10

    Come to us Todd.​Still not announcing any concrete plans to move into our neighborhood, Todd English continues to make us swoon from afar. Now that he's got da Campo Osteria in Fort Lauderdale, Figs in Palm Beach Gardens, and Wild Olives coming to Boca in the old Opus 5 location (oooh--was I suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Hell's Kitchen 5 - Chef Paula DaSilva Interview

    This season FOX's smash reality hit Hell's Kitchen 5 features 3 Florida Chef's, Paula DaSilva is one of them. Paula works as Chef De Cuisine at 3030 Ocean at the Marriot's Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale. I spoke to her via telephone and here's what she had to say."I grew up in the business. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    The Mile-High Snub

    “Celebrity chefs bring plane food to new heights” blared the business section headline in Saturday’s Miami Herald. Charlie Trotter, Todd English, and our own Michelle Bernstein are highlighted in the article as pioneers of haute in-flight cuisine -- and also as harbingers of “the airline i ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2005


    Put a Cork in It

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Bitch

    Winter White

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Air Fare

    Serving up crap at MIA - it doesn't have to be so tasteless

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Chef Suits

    Why are some of our finest in legal trouble?

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Food Fight!

    Dishing it out at the Wine & Food Festival

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000