More than a half century ago, Paul Gineste de Saurs purchased the Venice Inn in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. He wanted to sell his family's wine, and so made a weird choice: Offer but one dish -- steak. Soon, the place had a nickname: L'Entrecote -- which translates roughly to a very nice cut o ... More >>
Dads are often the unsung heroes of the world, doling our cash, car keys, and wisdom -- only to take the backseat when it comes to praise and affection. This Sunday, we suggest taking your dad aside after the family brunch and whisking him off for a little one-on-one time over a drink. These ar ... More >>
In the 1920s, bartender Giuseppe Cipriani loaned a customer a tidy sum of money (especially for a bartender). Harry Pickering, a wealthy Bostonian, was a "frequent flier" of Cipriani's. Maybe too steady for his American family's tastes. After learning he was frittering away much of the family fortun ... More >>
As the name suggests, it's quite a melting pot of international artists at the Foreign Exchange party. Among other countries, there's Mexico, represented by Balcazar & Sordo, Venezuela by Fur Coat, Spain by El_Txef_A, and Italy by Lula Circus. But the artist who's scoring the most frequent-flie ... More >>
Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>
May was certainly an eventful month concerning Miami dining. A trio of favorites closed shop (Anise Taverna Rustica, Fratelli Lyon, Sustain Restaurant Bar), and newcomer Mare Nostrum dropped away faster than squid on a stripper pole.There were quite a few openings, the ones of note mostly debuting ... More >>
Tony restaurant chain Cipriani and Mexican chain La Cantina No. 20 have leased space at Icon Brickell.According to the South Florida Business Journal, the restaurants struck a deal with the building's owners after being on the market for nearly four years. The leased space encompasses three stories ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Faux purple coat from Ross, hot pink strapless top from Miss Piggy, pants are Missoni for Target, feather headpiece from Venice, shoes won on eBay, glasses made in Taiwan.
Michael E. Jalileyan will be serving caviar at South Beach Food & Wine Festival's Grand Tasting Village this weekend. To prepare you for the big event, he owner and president, of Caviar & Caviar. offers a plethora of hints for ingesting the stuff that has been the trea ... More >>
What is more romantic for Valentine's Day than champagne and caviar? The finest caviar is traditionally harvested from wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas. The rarest and most expensive is from the beluga sturgeon which produces pea-size eggs that are soft and delicate. But today one can ... More >>
Interior of the original Cecconi's in London.October 11 is set as the date for a much-anticipated debut of Cecconi's Miami in the new Soho Beach House. This will be the third outpost of Cecconi's, the Venetian-influenced menu already being served in other Soho Houses. Executive chef at the Miami ... More >>
Inside an Israeli tank and the reality of war.
Nino Pernetti graciously sent me a copy of his then just-published cookbook after I'd done a short interview with him about it for Short Order in 2008. The subtitle, His Life Story and Travels around the World, pretty much describes the narrative, in which Nino's co-authors Ferdie Pacheco a ... More >>
When we saw that the Wall Street Journal whipped up a stipple portrait of Conchita, the Ginger-wig-wearing Chihuahua that belonged to the late Miami socialite Gail Posner, Banana Republican got to thinking what a grand life these little bug-eyed rat-dogs lead. So we compiled a list of the five mo ... More >>
Symmetry means that it sounds equally awesome in each earSymmetry, a new compilation curated by W Hotel's Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua, made the rounds at Winter Music Conference, and now there's an event planned for Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel at Living Room (401 N. Fort Lauderdale ... More >>
Pescecane brings molto Italiano to the table.
Fun, funky, atmospheric ... and easy on the wallet
Nikki Beach is still where the pretty people party
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
Communal interaction at Sylvanos lends the meal a sense of vitality
Escopazzo breaks all the rules, irresistibly
Fortunately somebody's trying to bring us underground film again
Sip among the feathers at the new Parrot Jungle on Watson Island
If you like sweet, and flavors like bubble gum, you'll love this place
Feeding and seeding the community