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U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    STK to Reopen at 1 Hotel & Homes December 12

    Come December 12, STK will reclaim its proper place on South Beach inside the newly renovated 1 Hotel & Homes (formerly the Perry and the Gansevoort South Beach). The chic steak house was originally supposed to stay open during the transformation into an eco-friendly lodge, but it shuttered for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    BLT Prime Opens at Trump National Doral

    It makes perfect sense. Maybe that's why it was two years in the planning, but BLT Prime has opened at the Trump National Doral. The restaurant, designed by Peter Niemitz, along with Eric Trump, replaces the former Mesazul and features scrolled ceilings, a circular bar, and Corinthian columns in a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Beef, Milk, and Bread Prices Go Up; Pork Belly Goes Down

    Going vegan might be a good resolution this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting rising food prices, and beef and dairy products are on the list. The Los Angeles Times reports that because of the lengthy process of preparing cattle for sale, beef prices will remain high for the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Salmonella Outbreak Hits Miami-Dade (as Many CDC Workers Are on Furlough)

    The nationwide salmonella outbreak has hit Miami-Dade County. Three cases were reported here in an outbreak that is believed to have started with a chicken producer all the way in California.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Morton's the Steakhouse for Miami Spice: Great Service, Serviceble Food

    With nearly 200 restaurants offering Miami Spice, "where do you want to go for dinner" takes on an entirely new level of stress. It may seem surprising that we chose Morton's the Steakhouse out of all the participating local restaurants, but we were curious to see how they handle Spice. We were als ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
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    May 23, 2013

    Behind the Scenes of the "Ag-Gag" War

    The death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists rages on.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    The Undercover Animal Cruelty Videos that Spurred Big Ag's Censorship Crusade

    This week's story, "The Ag Gag War," goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture. For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy for Animals have being going undercover at America's largest farms, using hidden cameras to show exactly how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Sunny LaValle: Eat to Beat the Flu

    Like an impending tornado, the flu is circling, looming and ready to strike. The CDC estimates that 128 million doses of the flu vaccine have already been administered as of this month, which is a whopping 95 percent of the total manufacturers planned to produce all year. Boston even declared a publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Steak, Caviar and Charcuterie at The Setai Grill, Now Open

    The Setai Grill, which opened yesterday, should be off to a superb start. The new venture, billed as a New York style steakhouse featuring French gastronomy techniques, opened yesterday in Miami Beach's swank Setai Hotel. Read also: - PM Fish and Steak House: Pricey Steaks in a Gorgeous, Bicultural ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Red The Steakhouse Has Kobe From Japan: Is It Worth The Expense?

    Peter Vauthy, chef/partner at Red the Steakhouse, greets me with the usual hellos, then asks the question that looms like a giant invisible bovine in the room. "Want to see my meat?" Vauthy isn't being fresh. He just knows I came to Red to see and taste his Kobe beef.What's all the fuss? Any steakho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    28-Day Diet Makeover Starts This Week at SoBe Whole Foods

    I feel for people who have a genuine desire to improve their diets and get healthy - really healthy, not like Jenny Craig or Slim Fast healthy - but who have no clue where to start. There's a lot to learn, and for the many who have graduated from the USDA's school of misguided food recommendations, ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    Illegal Cambodian Weed Sales: Authorities Are Clueless

    The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, hoping to get rich.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Sustain, Gotham Steak, City Hall and More: Misleading Salmon Descriptions

    via Flickr CCSustain Restaurant Bar has developed a brand synonymous with greener eating. Deconstructed branches line its walls and lamps in natural shapes light up its vast open space, all contributing to a signature earthy feel. The menu lists ingredients with sources and location, and the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Pink Slime and Now Mad Cow? Skip the Beef, Opt for a Homemade Veggie Burger Instead

    Emily CodikVeggie Burger from Green Gables CaféOn Tuesday, the USDA confirmed the detection of Mad Cow disease in a California dairy cow. Even though the agency also announced that American beef and milk continue to be safe for consumption, reports have already surfaced of countries like Indonesia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Elevation Burger Opens in Kendall

    ​Elevation Burger, a fast casual burger chain that features 100 percent USDA-certified, organic burgers made from 100 percent grass-fed, free-range cows, has opened a restaurant in Kendall, across from Dadeland Mall.Elevation Burger is gaining cult status in the states it's in, with Yelpers in par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Burger Beast Wednesdays at Tobacco Road; Food Trucks Tonight

    Tobacco Road Burger Beast is holding court at Tobacco Road on Wednesdays.​Burger Beast is out and about again. One of Miami's first food truck devotees, the Beast is still heavily involved in the scene (we told you about his food truck tracker app in the works), but now he's moving inside - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Bin Laden Still Sucks: Five Patriotic Foods to Honor Our Armed Forces

    Patriotic cupcakes​Late last evening, President Barack Obama announced that elite U.S. troops had killed Osama bin Laden. After almost ten years of searching for the man behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country, Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in a brave operation that took years to deve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Doggie Bag Cafe: This Place Is For The Dogs

    Enjoying a Bowser Beer in the sun.​In Miami it seems like humans have all the food-related fun. Sure, we allow our four-legged friends to tag along at food truck round-ups and restaurants with outdoor seating. But when you think about it -- us bipeds do all the eating while fido is stuck get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    State Senator Tells Fat Cartoon Baby to Lose Some Weight

    ​Florida's baby population is under so much pressure to maintain the ideal body image. Pictures of svelte and chic looking babies in slim fitting designer diapers bombard them from all corners of the media, but sometimes a baby just wants to see positive depictions of realistic and attainable baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Target Aims For The Food Market

    This is Target, not Publix.​Target is in the process of completing its redesign of six stores in the Miami area. The new, wider-aisle layouts for each venue feature a 40% increase in food offerings. Groceries now available include fresh produce (seasonal fruit, baby carrots, and bagged lettuce to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    McDonald's-In-The-Morgue Ad Coming To Miami

    As our sister Houston Press blog reports, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is running a television ad that comes right out and says it: McDonald's food is so unhealthy it can kill you. The ad opens with an obese man on a gurney in the morgue, a half-eaten burger in his dead hand. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Rick Scott Hates the Stimulus, But Company He Invested in Got $60m in Stim Funds

    Billionaire GOP Governor candidate Rick Scott says he has conservative values, but the kind of companies he invests in don't seem to. One company Scott invested in was shown to help send money from illegal immigrants back to Mexico even though he backs Arizona's immigration laws. Another h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Filet Mignon at Red The Steakhouse

    Lee Klein​As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Phony Nutritionists Make Their Push

    ​USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton came to Kissimmee last week to highlight the Obama Administration's priorities for improving school meals and the health of children across the nation. Thornton claimed the Administration was committed to "rapid pas ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Benihana Teppanyaki Announces Renewal, Better Shrimp, Beef, Chicken and More Japan

    image via wwworks flickr​Ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki and bemoaned the "lack of Japan" in the place? The company is addressing your concerns on that point and others. Miami headquartered Benihana Inc., which operates 65 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bars, and 9 Haru sushi r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Benihana Teppanyaki Announces Renewal, Better Shrimp, Beef, Chicken and More Japan

    image via wwworks flickr​Ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki and bemoaned the "lack of Japan" in the place? The company is addressing your concerns on that point and others. Miami headquartered Benihana Inc., which operates 65 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bars, and 9 Haru sushi r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Homestead's Farm Share In Pictures

    Jacob KatelFarm Share clients​Farm Share is a non-profit organization that provides food directly to 6,500 families a month. They also work with 250 agencies to distribute fresh produce, donated goods, and USDA commodities to people all over Florida. Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget proposal for 2009 ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 6, 2009

    Red Serves Steaks in SoBe

    They're savory but standard.

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009
  • Dining

    May 28, 2009

    Burger Battle '09

    Where can the best burger for the buck be bought?

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    By the Way, Now Might Be a Good Time to Crack Down on the Pork Pirates

    Depending on who you ask, swine flu is either the 12 Monkeys virus come to scour the earth of humanity, or it's an overhyped limited-scope bug that the media has recklessly sensationalized. Though we're inclined to believe it's the latter- - those media sure are scumbags -- we still don't think peop ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 26, 2009

    Pork Pirates

    They'll slaughter your dinner as you watch — but don't tell the cops.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    BLT Heaven to Betsy

    After a series of fits and starts that have characterized Miami restaurant openings for as long as there have been Miami restaurants, Chef Laurent Tourondel will finally debut his BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel next Wednesday, March 25th. The original BLT premiered in Manhattan in 2004, its casual tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008
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    June 13, 2008
  • Dining

    July 13, 2006

    Foie Wars

    Force-feeding amounts to either animal farming or grotesque torture, but do our chefs give a duck?

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Die, Weed, Die!

    An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction

  • Dining

    May 19, 2005
  • Calendar

    August 22, 2002

    Dolled-Up Paper

    "Pa-per-view" is actually free and waiting for your eyes only at the ArtCenter

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000

    Best Steak House

    Morton's of Chicago

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999
  • News

    August 6, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 9-15, 1998

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    Flipper's Revenge

    They're cute. They're cuddly. They're smart. And as the fiasco at Sugarloaf Key shows, they make humans do crazy things.

  • News

    August 15, 1996
  • News

    July 18, 1996

    And You Thought Hot Flashes Were Bad

    A nationwide estrogen study has animal-welfare activists pissed off about the collection of horse urine

  • News

    August 16, 1994

    Psst! Want to Sell Some Food Stamps?

    See, you give me the stamps and I'll give you some money. Well, it's not my money, exactly.

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