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    July 29, 2014

    NIU Kitchen: Catalan Tapas Spot Shows Promise for Downtown Dining

    Not long after sunset, downtown Miami is so deserted the click of a changing traffic light echoes like a gunshot. Once-bustling cafeterias and shops closed hours ago. In the inky darkness, steel shutters rattle in the wind. But then you turn a corner and a cool-yellow glow pours onto the stained si ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Tapas y Taps: Whole Foods Coral Gables' New Boozy Hangout

    Have you ever walked through Whole Foods and thought, "I really need a drink"? Maybe that feeling comes while perusing their extensive wine selection. Perhaps it hits when your shopping companion won't stop complaining about that awesome soccer match he's missing at home. Well now, there's a spot wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    NIU Kitchen: Playful Catalan Cuisine in Downtown Miami

    Downtown Miami, a stone's throw from tourist trap Bayside, seems like the least likely of places to house the chic and quiet Catalonian venue NIU Kitchen. At night, this part of NE Second Ave. has a sleepy, nondescript feel, and we almost walk passed the glass doors. Thank the food gods that we didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Klime and Anita Kovaceski to Open Pizza Restaurant, Crust

    Chef Klime Kovaceski and wife Anita are opening Crust, a pizza restaurant. The restaurant, located at 668 NW Fifth St., marks an addition to the burgeoning Middle River dining scene that includes Seasalt & Pepper and Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill. The restaurant is a collaborative effort for the ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014
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    June 3, 2014

    1826 Restaurant & Lounge: Magnificent on Multiple Levels

    You'll find all the usual suspects at the all-glass, four-story restaurant on Collins Avenue. There's the purr of Lamborghinis out front, the parade of Real Housewives in tight bandage dresses, and a short red carpet unrolled. But, like a beacon, the glowing fuchsia lights outside indicate something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    15 Steps: Superior Seafood and Seasonal Cuisine in a Confused Space

    On a recent Sunday, two guests stand in front of a muted TV set near the entry of 15 Steps inside the Eden Roc hotel. They're laughing at America's Funniest Home Videos. Rich amber lighting and plush leather seating fill the center of this first-floor restaurant. An out-of-place communal picnic tab ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Fish Fish: Old-School Fried Goodness in North Miami

    The singer sways his hips and croons an indistinguishable tune. In almost all circumstances, he'd be considered unusual: a thin man with a floppy fishing hat, blue shirt, and pleated khakis pulled too high on his waist. He looks like Gilligan in a cruise ship's karaoke bar. Gyrating in the back of F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Danny Grant's 1826 Restaurant Opens Tonight

    At 1826 Restaurant, expect to indulge in intricate dishes. Sure, some sound ordinary at first: ratatouille, seared scallops, and roast chicken. But here, classics are finished with sea urchin emulsion, caviar, and Alba white truffles. And then after your dinner, you move from the dining room to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Pizza Pazza in Omni: We Get a First Bite

    Pizza Pazza, a Neopolitan-style pizzeria on Biscayne Boulevard and 18th Street, is just shy of celebrating its two-month anniversary, yet it already has repeat customers -- including ones straight from Naples, Italy. We assumed they were locals after we witnessed a lively exchange of air kisses an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Stanzione 87: Try the Homemade Stracciatella

    Stanzione 87 quietly opened in Brickell back in April. Operated by 23-year old Franco Stanzione and his longtime girlfriend Ashley Lopez, the pair attests to the challenges involved in opening a restaurant. Never one to cook, Lopez rose to the occasion: "You know when a baby is stuck under a car a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The Federal's Vegetarian Dishes are Delicious

    Being an herbivore can be boring, particularly in a less-than-progressive city like Miami. The "vegetarian option" at many establishments is a salad sans chicken or pasta with vegetables. Gag me. But the Federal Food Drink & Provisions -- often categorized as a meat-lover's paradise -- is shedding ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Baoli Serves Most Expensive Burger in Miami: $65 for Kobe Beef, Foie Gras, and Black Truffles

    Most restaurants lure customers with deals: bottomless mimosas, brunch buffets, and prix fixes. But Baoli, the South Beach restaurant with outposts in New York and Cannes, does things a bit differently. Executive chef Gustavo Vertone created the most expensive burger in Miami -- and he did it on pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Job Fairs, Stone Crabs, and Trufflemania

    If your weekend was anything like ours, you felt like a wave of salvation flooded over you when you realized it was Monday morning. Oy... rough. And so here we are. With the new week ahead, there are new things to enjoy and discover, like that it's currently truffle and stone crab season -- both o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The Flat's Truffle Cocktail: Get Drunk on Shrooms at South Pointe

    Mushroom-infused cocktails may evoke the image of psilocybes resting at the bottom of a bottle of Everclear, but not at the Flat where they serve the Truffle Sidecar, a cocktail infused with one of the world's most expensive mushrooms. The idea comes from the mind of The Flat's resident mixologist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Iron Fork: A Guide to What You'll Be Eating Tonight

    What you need is a game plan. Miami New Times' Iron Fork starts at 6 p.m. tonight, launching four hours of eating and drinking from the stations of over 45 restaurants. So here's a guide to your feast, featuring each dish that will be served.

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    July 25, 2013

    Serafina for Miami Spice: Steak, Truffles, and Value

    Miami Spice is a win-win for everyone: Restaurants get to salvage their dwindling summer revenue, and locals get to check out restaurants they would've normally never visited -- mostly, because many of these places are expensive. Serafina, the Miami outpost of the small New York City chain favorit ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2013
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    June 20, 2013

    RIP, James Gandolfini: Best Italian Restaurants to Mourn a Giant of Stage and Screen

    The truth is James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday at age 51 of a heart attack, had a career that extended well beyond the hit HBO show The Sopranos. There was the time he played Winston, a gay hit man, in The Mexican. It made 90 minutes with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts almost bearable. His portraya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Free Grilled Cheese at the New Times Daily Melt Meetup This Friday

    If you're not a fan of melty, golden, cheesy goodness pressed between two slices of toasty bread, you're probably not human. So why are you reading a food blog, android freak? This widespread love for the classic childhood sammie means Miaimians should be stoked for the Daily Melt, the newest addit ... More >>

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    February 23, 2013

    SoBeWFF: The Best of Best of The Best 2013

    If you felt slightly overwhelmed walking into last evening's Best of The Best at the Fontainebleau Hotel, you weren't alone.After receiving your complimentary Riedel glass, you were accosted by nearly 50 of the world's best chefs serving the most decadent dishes you could wrap your head and your lip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Christmas 2012: Miami Restaurant Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Guide

    Can it be here already? Christmas is just around the esquina. As of today, Miami has 5 days to scrounge up plans, coordinate with the relatives, designate dishes, and have an overall panic attack realizing CHRISTMAS IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY. Not to worry, though. Short Order has Miami's restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Bianca at the Delano Hosting Opus One Wine Dinner

    For wine lovers, Napa Valley's opulent Opus One is a label not to be ignored. At $150 a pop (depending on vintage), the Bordeaux-style varietal (a joint project of bigwigs Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild) is a favorite choice among the monied set.See also:- Chef Jordan Hoffman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Miami Spice 2012: The Good, The Great and The Grudging, Part One

    Over the next three days, in the run-up to the August 1 roll-out of Miami Spice, I will rate the deals of some 50-plus menus as being good, great, or grudging.There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxury" grouping. The fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain No Reservations: Floored in Croatia

    Croatia at first may not seem a prime vacation destination idea, but in reality it's the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world. Beaches, mountains and plenty of leftover shrapnel works, it seems.Tony is on the Croatian coast, on the Adriatic sea. The mostly temperate climate and relativ ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to​90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the R ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    95. Egg Custard Tart With Black Truffles at Philip Ho

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times'Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to​95. Egg Custard Tart With Black Truffl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Miami's Best Valentine's Day Dinners

    ​Valentine's Day is upon us once again, and soon we'll all be scrambling to get flowers and chocolates and godawful stuffed animals to show our significant others we give a damn. (By the way, if you do, skip the stuffed animal and go for something original, like a live iguana or a Maserati, depend ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2012
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    December 19, 2011

    Eat Out on Christmas in Miami, Part Two

    Kyle TaylorDoes your XMas plate usually look like this? It may be best to go out to dinner this year.​We gave you an early round-up of where to experience the true holiday cheer of a meal made easy (meaning, by someone else), so now we present the second installation of those restaurants trying to ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Dining Out on Christmas in Miami, Part One

    Kyle TaylorDoes your XMas plate usually look like this? It may be best to go out to dinner this year.​If you will be spending several days cooking for relatives, good for you (and best of luck on that), but for the rest of us slackers, here's an early round-up of which restaurants will be open, wh ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Scarpetta's Creamy Polenta with Fricassee of Truffled Mushrooms

    ​Scott Conant is no novice in the kitchen. With five Scarpetta locations and his new D.O.C.G Enoteca making some noise in Vegas this ambitious chef has his plate full. But a visit to his kitchen shows us that he hasn't lost that magic touch when it comes to preparing a killer dish. His creamy pole ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Dine Out on Half Your Dollars During Yelp Eats Week

    Lesley ElliottMorgan's in Midtown.​Yelp Eats 2011 is officially on this week, with participating restaurants offering 50 percent off a special selection of menu items through Sunday. Build your own prix fixe dinner from an assortment of starters, entrées, and desserts; just ask for the "Yelp menu ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    January 20, 2011
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    December 2, 2010
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    November 26, 2010

    Sneak Review: Cecconi's Miami Beach

    Bar at Cecconi'sA small bite of next week's Cafe review (we're still full from yesterday): We went instead with nearly transparent wisps of black truffle shavings upon mashed potatoes, an accompaniment to poulet rouge ― modeled after France's Label Rouge birds, raised on all-grain diets and three ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
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    December 10, 2008

    The Grill At The Setai Relaunches

    The interior of The Grill at The Setai (as well as The Restaurant portion) is arguably one of the most beautiful in Miami-Dade. When it comes to the Zen-like outdoor pods-on-the-pond dining area there is no argument -- this is the most beautiful al fresco setting. The cuisine here has always been am ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Next Slow Food Miami Dinner, December 10th

    Every dog must have his truffle, and tis the season for the famous fungi, which fruits most prolifically in autumn in Piedmont. Thus, tickets are going fast for the next Slow Food Miami Dinner, which features Terra Madre and the cuisine of Piedmont, famous for its white truffles and mushrooms -- the ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2008

    Bourbon Buzz

    The latest Michael Mina venture is as fine as fine dining gets around here.

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    August 26, 2004
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    June 19, 2003

    A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

    Sunny Isles finally gets an eatery it deserves

  • Dining

    December 23, 1999

    Reach for the Stars

    La Palme d'Or