On April 15, Tongue & Cheek, the playful South of Fifth restaurant by chef Jamie DeRosa, will celebrate its first anniversary. Truthfully, it seems like the restaurant's been around a lot longer. In its brief period on earth, chef/owner Jamie DeRosa has managed to attract a faithful clientele of l ... More >>
It was a longer trip than most Yardbirds ever make, but the Miami Beach restaurant's chef Clayton Miller flew to New York City recently to compete in the New York City Wine and Food Festival's Chicken Coupe. The "coupe" was hosted at Chelsea Piers by comedian/television host Whoopi Goldberg and fe ... More >>
The first episode of every new season of Top Chef is chaotic. Montages of cheftestants pulling wheelie bags through airports and meeting their roommates takes up precious time. Plus, there are so many new faces to learn before the half dozen or so standouts rise up in the second or third episode. B ... More >>
Quick question. Remember that swanky spot Tudor House at the Dream South Beach hotel? If so, you'll likely remember Jamie DeRosa, the chef who led the kitchen until the restaurant closed last year. DeRosa, a portly 40-year-old with spiky brown hair and a toothy grin, made a name for himself with, a ... More >>
It's happy hour at Tongue & Cheek. Most every stool is occupied, as the bartender explains the specials, which include $4 craft beers, $8 specialty cocktails, and the daily $10 "family meal". Before we get a chance to order, chef/partner Jamie DeRosa emerges from the kitchen wearing a grey utili ... More >>
Jamie DeRosa, former executive chef at Tudor House and Michael Reginbogin, former general manager of Estiatorio Milos are teaming up once again to develop a new restaurant.Reginbogin and DeRosa worked together at Tudor House before going their separate ways.Reginbogin went to Milos, where he was nam ... More >>
When Tudor House announced plans to close at the end of the summer, it was assumed by many that executive chef Jamie DeRosa would move on long before the restaurant's last service.Today, DeRosa officially announced his departure from the restaurant which was also his first foray into the Miami marke ... More >>
While it's safe to say that every Miamian has a different opinion about what to love about our fair city -- the amazing weather, pristine beaches, exciting nightlife, fine dining -- we will probably agree on one thing: Miami International Airport sucks. Plan on spending an extra few hours on the ... More >>
Photo by Marguerite GilHosea Rosenberg at Seminole Coconut Creek CasinoA couple years back, a soft-spoken, rock-solid chef from Boulder bowled over the competition on Top Chef Season 5, beating a couple flashier competitors in New Orleans to take the coveted TV title. Born in Taos, New Mexico, Ros ... More >>
Sephardic cuisine has Middle Eastern roots, so there's lots of spice and flavor in these holiday foods (often influenced by Jewish roots everywhere from Turkey to Spain and, naturally, Israel). A Sephardic spread actually tastes amazing, but if you are a Euro-jew, it's a completely different stor ... More >>
Food, chef, and celebrity all in one tomato sauce.Celebrity food products are all over the shelves of supermarkets these days. Some bear labels with Hollywood names such as Paul Newman and Paul Sorvino; others derive from TV chefs like Lidia Bastianich, Emeril Lagasse, and Giada de Laurentiis. Ce ... More >>
C. Stiles Jeff McInnisIt was while watching the PBS show Point of View about the Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition (Kings of Pastry) -- in which classically-trained pastry chefs undergo intense training and pressure to vie for the honor of being one of France's finest ... More >>
Chef Josh Becker working beachside at the DiLido.At 28 years old, chef Josh Becker is riding high. He's behind the burner at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club, where he serves meals in a gorgeous beachside setting, and his cuisine is being featured in Lufthans ... More >>
Chef Tim DoolittleTim Doolittle has recently been announced as the new chef de cuisine at Emeril's Miami Beach -- although he's been working there since early December. Doolittle started out cooking at some of the finer restaurants of his native Kansas City, including the Beard-winning The Americ ... More >>
It is neither unusual nor unseemly for chefs to provide their names and consulting expertise to restaurants when they ultimately won't play an integral role. Nobody, for instance, really expects to see Wolfgang Puck twirling pizza dough in the kitchen of one of his 50 Wolfgang Puck Express restau ... More >>
Melanie DuneaIf you know Anthony Bourdain from No Reservations and nothing else, perhaps you're under the impression he's just some cuddly middle-aged curmudgeon. Newsflash: You're wrong. Sure, he can be a friendly, engaging, and gracious dude. But for a full, uncensored view of Bourdain's too-ho ... More >>
Norman Van Aken, Chef/Owner Norman's at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando (and soon to be Norman's 180 in Coral Gables) It seems everyone has his or her own favorite Julia Child story. That's how well known and firmly entrenched in the American psyche the inimitably voiced gourmet goddess, (of the more N ... More >>
The ladies hustled all over the court.On Sunday the number one team in the world; Brazil. The Brasileros were playing their most hated rival; Argentina. To put it in perspective, Brazil-Argentina is intense as Florida State-Miami, Biggie-Tupac, Alien-Predator, Emeril-Wolfgang Puck, etc. And on Sund ... More >>
Jacob KatelRinging the dinner bell.It's around 6 p.m. on a Friday at Lotus House Women's Shelter in Overtown and the dinner bell is ringing. Soon about 50 women of all ages, and some of their children, will gather for a healthy and nutritious meal prepared at cost by local catering company Hearts of ... More >>
An L.A. producer heads to court with Jean-Claude Van Damme, French bombshell Lydie Denier, and Miami's Bryan Abboud.
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