North Miami, please welcome your newest neighbor -- Whole Foods Market. The grocery chain, which features organic foods, prepared goodies, a killer salad bar, and really cheap (but good) wine, opened its newest store today at 9 a.m. Hundreds of people are expected to show up for the opening day fes ... More >>
First came Jugofresh. The popular juice shop opened in South Beach one year ago, and since then has announced plans of expanding into Wynwood, where it pops up now and again, and Lemon City, where owner Matthew Sherman will launch a 22,000-square foot facility with a hydroponics lab, commercial and ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. As human beings, we are subject to the undeniable laws of attraction. If something looks good, we gotta have it. And if you've got an interest in food, neck-breaking sex ... More >>
Like Coke versus Pepsi or McDonald's versus Burger King, some business battles will be waged forever. After all, people have strong opinions about what they put in their pie-hole. The same goes for supermarkets. Some people are die-hard Whole Foods junkies; others (as former Northeasterners know) ... More >>
In America, going to the movies on Christmas day is a tradition right up there with hanging stockings, drunken family fights and tryptophan comas. After all, what else is there to do when the inevitable post-presents boredom sets in? This year, the pickings are particularly alluring, with Les Miser ... More >>
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 >>
All photos by Emily CodikIf making perfect risotto were a race, it would be a marathon, not a sprint. The cooking process is all about maintaining a watchful hand, and a careful dedication to teasing the starch out of each rice grain. In fact, if a restaurant serves a risotto less than fifteen minut ... More >>
The term "fat-free" rarely brings joy to anyone's heart. But a vegan diet free of extracted oils -- including extra virgin olive oil -- can literally save your heart.The trouble is, as I personally have discovered, it's hard as hell to stick to such a plan.Have you noticed those "no oil added" si ... More >>
Making plans for next weekend, already? Perhaps Sunday brunch in paradise sounds appealing.Paradise Farms, an organic produce farm to the local restaurant industry originally had the intentions of hosting an Avocado Drop and brunch, on Sunday, January 15. However, "Whole Foods Markets has bought the ... More >>
There are a lot of ways to eat organic including shopping at Whole Foods, farmers' markets or rubbing elbows with a friendly farmer. But the best is Dylan Terry's Ready-to-Grow garden, which produces a fresh supply of vegetables, fruits and herbs in your backyard. And it just got a heck of a lot eas ... More >>
If you're looking for quick and easy finger foods and hors d'oeuvres for your New Year's Eve party, why not give homemade sushi a shot? It's easy and relatively inexpensive to make, provided that you have all of the necessary tools.Why make your own sushi? It's fun ('specially when you have a few ... More >>
Every vegan has heard the oh-so-clever jeers about his or her Thanksgiving prospects."What are you gonna eat? Tofurky?" some guy inevitably interjects as he shoves a couple more pieces of Stove Top into the hollow of his dead bird.Some of these tofu-phobes may not even realize that Tofurky is mor ... More >>
The beautiful Deering Estate turns into a fantasy of music, mollusks and other assorted seafood at the Seventh Annual Deering Seafood Festival this Sunday from 11 to 6 p.m. Guests will be greeted by stilt walkers and calypso bands as they sample seafood by South Florida restaurants Golden Rul ... More >>
In collaboration with the Miami International Film Festival, El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade is marching into the Miami Beach Botanical Garden next Wednesday, March 9. Following a screening of Fernando Leon de Aranoa's "Amador", the chefs from ten of our local Spanish restaurants will come togethe ... More >>
The South Beach Food and Wine Festival's Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village satisfied hungry and parched guest with everything from deep fried meat pies and stuffed plantain cups to poached shrimp and chilled avocado soup. There was even a bread station, with freshly homemade loaves perfect for so ... More >>
Some beverages have a history in medicine. Coke can trace its origin back to the late 19th century when it was sold as a medical elixir. 7-Up launched in the 1920s, originally contained lithium, and was marketed as a mood stabilizer and hangover cure. Today, both of these household names and are ... More >>
Firstly, it took place as a way to celebrate Whole Foods Market's 3rd year in Coral Gables. Which begs the question: Who the fuck throws a birthday party for a grocery store? And then there is the awkwardness of the name: Steakhouses Chefs? But worse is that it wasn't a real competition, just a p ... More >>
Some veggie folks are on the fence about "meat analogs" (AKA fake meat). Their main argument: I don't want to eat meat, so why would I want something that tastes like meat?" Fair enough for some, but I like to think about it more in terms of logistics: the shape of the burger is convenient, it fi ... More >>
Lee Klein A beautiful Uglyripe tomatoI perform very occasional part-time work as a private chef, and the folks I cook for just love tomatoes. I generally purchase the tomatoes at Fresh Market; it's got the best variety, and perfectly ripe specimens in each category. Granted, sometimes I'll ... More >>
Photo by Chef Michael AltmanBefore you start getting all uppity, yes, we are well aware there's nothing Irish about fried green tomatoes. However since so many of us will be searching our closets for green to wear for St. Patty's Day and, heck, you'll need something in your bellies besides banger ... More >>
What the MIA Sushi Maki looks like after a couple of sakesThe "sushi-roll cutting" ceremony took place on Wednesday, so it's now official: The omnipresent Sushi Maki (restaurants, universities, Whole Foods...) has just opened a 2,000-square-foot, full-service Japanese restaurant in Concourse D of ... More >>
Long time, no see! As some of you might know I have another job or two so I don't get around to sharing as much here as I'd like, but I hope to be contributing a little more in the coming months.That said, it seems like everywhere I turn lately I am seeing more and more news of people reducing th ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Josh Wahler behind premium salt.There were no kicks fast as lightning, it wasn't frightening, and the staff showed expert timing when the Catalina Hotel's Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi recently hosted South Florida's Chef's Club on their South Beach rooftop lounge.Chef Josh Wahler, of ... More >>
via Highsnobiety.comAhh the holidays. A time when the mask of organized religion covers up the filthy, greedy, boozy underbelly of America at its worst. It's the time when you troll epicurious.com for the stuffing recipe that will kick the fucking dogshit out of your favorite cousin's casser ... More >>
The human mind is remarkable. So is Marty Forster. When I walked into the Pinecrest Whole Foods (11701 South Dixie Highway, Miami) on a recent Saturday afternoon, I heard a Thelonious Monk tune coming out of a live piano. A tear formed in my eye, as I watched blind pianist extraordinaire, Marty For ... More >>
Jacob KatelA slice of Comté cheese.Say cheese!French cheese ambassador Cecile Delannes is on a Whole Foods America tour giving out samples and educating consumers on behalf of The French Cheese Club, "an association of five family owned French Fromageries specialized in the production of traditi ... More >>
I generally let criticisms of my writing go unanswered, the attitude being that everyone has a right to gripe. Plus sometimes the criticisms are correct, and those that aren't can be especially fun to read. I fully expect to raise a bit of a fuss when I write a post that tosses off random thought ... More >>
image via rcubed's flickr World-renowned Tool supercomposer Maynard James Keenan is also a winemaker. To prove it, he'll sign your bottle of one of his Caduceus Cellars fine wines today and only today at the Coral Gables Whole Foods Market (6701 Red Rd.).The grapes are grown by Merkin Vineyards in A ... More >>
The filet at Maya Tapas & GrillBaire's Argentinian Grille, the popular South Beach restaurant which gave way to I Corsini this year, is coming back with a Lincoln Road location -- next door to the Colony Theater.Also in South Beach, Maya Tapas & Grill has launched a Local Appreciation Progra ... More >>
Meet Dr. Etti. Shes here to clean this place up a bit.
And pick up organic goodies to go.
I'll put up my vegetarian chili against any meat-based recipe -- this one is insanely flavor- and color-full, and it's so spicy it'll make you weep. It's ideal post-Thanksgiving eats, since it's cheap, criminally healthy from all the folic acid, B vitamins and lycopene, and loaded with fiber if y ... More >>
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Chug-a-lug for charity at this Gables block party.
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