Greg SchneiderLeft to right: Aran Tantana (Thai Toni); Norman Van Aken; Johnny Circharo (Johnny's); Louis Leichter (Lucky's)"The Beach is a trendy place," says Lee Brian Schrager. "Who knows what will be in vogue next year or even next month?""It's like Cannes and Nice in the Forties," adds Tony ... More >>
Luna Rises Again"Back by Popular Demand" declares the banner across the re-rechristened Luna Cafe at 4770 Biscayne Boulevard. Short Order had reported in July that Luna had changed its name to L'artista Restaurant and tweaked the menu towards a more fine dining experience. We noted that it "Seems ... More >>
Luna Cafe, at 4770 Biscayne Boulevard, is now called L'artista Restaurant. Ownership is the same, meaning Tom Billante is still involved. Besides the name change, the menu has been tweaked upwardly towards a more fine dining experience than the casual Luna Cafe. Seems a curious move at ... More >>
The Taurus started out on Main Highway in Coconut Grove in 1926. Back then it was a little cottage that served as a gathering place for locals, and remained the Grove's favorite spot to hoist brews and munch burgers until 2002 -- when the one-acre site was developed into Grove Garden residences. But ... More >>
It's going to be a long weekend, whether or not you plan to get all up in the Memorial Day craziness. Here are some classy liquid opportunities to wind up before ....or down after... Jackie Sayet Keep the planet top of mind at Go Green Tuesdays, menu to be announced soonBody Mind and Pl ... More >>
The sultan of SoFi's new restaurant succeeds as an all-purpose upscale Italian dining venue.
As Short Order reported last week, Gaia Ristorante, the latest venture of seasoned restaurateur Tom Billante, has opened at 101 Ocean Drive (Hilton Bentley Hotel)-- which I erroneously cited as the site of Billante's last Ocean Drive venue, ViVi. In fact, Prime Italian has moved into that space, and ... More >>
For reasonable Italian food with stellar service, the Billantes cant be beat