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Tom Wilfong

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits

    Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    6. Kevin Cory of Naoe

    Kevin Cory -- sushi master, soft spoken chef, and seafood overlord -- is the man behind Naoe, an omakase-style Japanese restaurant in Brickell Key where dinners start at $160 and most of the menu is chef's choice. Sounds amazing, right? Wouldn't you just love to go tonight? Well, you can't. Cory is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    7. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Broken Shaker

    A few years back, you could get a good cocktail or two in Miami, sure. But more than likely, you'd be served Margaritas made with a corn syrup-laden mix. Maybe you could get a decent martini, but you'd probably wind up with Red Bull and vodka in a plastic cup at a trendy hotel pool bar, instead. Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    8. Larry Carrino of Brustman Carrino Public Relations

    We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    9. Zak Stern of Zak the Baker

    If you were to measure a man by his passion, it would be hard to find a baker held in higher esteem than Zak Stern. Whereas most dough-makers talk levain and flour, Stern voices thoughts of wisdom, happiness, and beauty. Zak the Baker is more than just talk, though. He's a fervent proponent for lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    11. Paula DaSilva of 1500° at Eden Roc

    Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it. As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    12. Robert Tejon of Misfits Home-Brewers and Gravity Brewlab

    A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls. But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    13. Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann of Proper Sausages

    Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts. What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    14. Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream

    You won't find tostones at Azucar on Calle Ocho. Nor will you turn up flan, at least not in its usual form. Suzy Batlle's ice cream shop, inspired by the memory of her abuela -- hand-makes ice cream and yogurt every day. The flan comes in three different flavors; pumpkin, caramel and coconut. Yet B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    15. Brian Mullins of Ms. Cheezious

    As we did during childhood, we run when the baby blue food truck with the bikinied pin-up girl comes rolling through our neighborhoods. Then we breathe hard. Instead of a cone, we adults crave a grilled bacon and blue or a classic grilled cheese-and-tomato soup combo. To make Ms. Cheezious, Brian M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    16. Muriel Olivares of Little River Market Garden

    The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done. There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    17. Margie Pikarsky of Bee Heaven Farm

    Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    18. Peter Schnebly of Schnebly Redland's Winery & Miami Brewing Company

    Miami is not exactly Napa. Instead of grape vineyards, we have trees that grow exotic fruits like guava, mango, lychee. So, Peter Schnebly, a longtime grower of tropical fruits, decided to make wine from the produce deemed not "perfect" enough for sale. Wine not from grapes? Sounded ambitious -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    19. Matthew Sherman of Jugofresh

    Matthew Sherman sells booze-free shots. At his organic, raw, and cold-pressed juice bar called Jugofresh, Sherman proffers the teeny drinks with organic Bulgarian rose water, deer antler extract, and echinacea. The South Beach shop also makes delightful smoothies and great-tasting cleanses. Tasty j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    20. Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House

    Giorgio Rapicavoli was the first Miami winner of Food Network's Chopped. He used the momentum of his win to open a pop-up restaurant on Ponce named Eating House. The concept was so successful that Rapicavoli ended up taking over the space and turning Eating House into a permanent fixture. Recently n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    21. Frodnesor of Food For Thought

    Since 2009 David Rosendorf -- better known as Frodnesor on Twitter or by his blog, Food For Thought -- has offered even-keeled commentary on Miami's ever-changing scene. As a co-founder of Cobaya, Miami's not-so-underground underground-dining group, he and co-conspirators have helped set the city's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    22. Robert Montero of the Cypress Room

    New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. Even though Robert Montero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    23. Tom Wilfong and Vanessa Safie of Copperpots

    New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Review: Pinecrest Gardens Farmers' Market

    This market inside the lush Pinecrest Gardens is home to as many as 65 vendors during the high season, which begins December 1 and ends in mid-May. One of them is Copperpots, a tiny company owned by Tom Wilfong and his girlfriend, Vanessa Safie. Together, they produce jams and marmalades with flavor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Coral Gables Museum Launches Artisan Food Fest

    For socially conscious foodies, seeking out homegrown deliciousness just got easier. The Coral Gables Museum's upcoming Artisan Food Fest will showcase a tasty assortment of handcrafted goodies, all authentically artisan (unlike some products we might mention).This free event will feature more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Bourbon Apple Butter Jam and More: Copperpot's Holiday Jam Packs

    Copperpot's Befitting motto: "slow down, and jam on"​A mere two months ago, IT day-jobbers ;Tom Wilfong and Vanessa Safie started a little jam making enterprise in their Kendall home kitchen.. Since then, it has quickly grown into a miniature company - one that just might (we hope) topple S ... More >>

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