The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival turns 13 in 2014, and Lee Brian Schrager, creator of the festival and vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate: a good old-fashioned bar mitzvah. "I wanted ... More >>
The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, presented by Food Network, has announced part of its lineup for the 2014 event, which takes place on Miami Beach and all around town February 20 to 23. The event draws nearly every major celebrity chef in America to our city for a little fun and ... More >>
Bon Appetit has just released its 50 Best New Restaurant nominees and Florida's only nod comes as absolutely no surprise. The Cypress Room, chef Michael Schwartz' restaurant that calls to mind the sophisticated supper clubs of yesteryear, was named one of the magazine's nominees for the top spot of ... More >>
The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHey, Trotter! No peeking! Five hundred dollars per ticket was too much for our budget to allow, but we still wanted to experience last night's South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tribute Dinner honoring Charlie Trotter and Piero Antinori so we snuck into the kitchen for a beh ... More >>
You might not recognize them yet, but their names should already be on your radar. These chefs are in the kitchen every day, building the culinary foundation for future success. They bring a newfound creativity to comfort foods that we traditionally consider less than great cuisine. Meatballs, sp ... More >>
Eight years after opening his flagship restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village, David Chang is still on top of the food world and only getting bigger (cameos on Top Chef and HBO's hit show Treme, plus a new restaurant set to open in Sydney, Australia).
Chocolates from Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections in Providence, Rhode IslandWhat's your idea of the good life? Is it a sprawling private event held in something called "the Sparkle Ballroom" in a glamorous over-the-top Miami Beach resort? Is it top-rated bottles of rare, aged grapes all sile ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanMelissa D'Arabian, Scott Conant, Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson, and Maile Carpenter, editor in chief of Food Network Magazine.The 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival didn't officially start until this morning, but Food Network magazine snuck in a star-studded soiree last ... More >>
1. When you see duck l'orange on the menu, you think about what a neat ice cream flavor it would make.2. You do your grocery shopping at the freeze-dried foods aisle in Target's camping department.3. The meal you served your cat Missy last night: 9 Lives Tuna & Egg Foam with Kit'n'Kaboodle Dust.
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe."Tacos for Strength" might sound like Miami's own version of Popeye and his can of super spinach, but it's actually Mercadito Midtown's bid to help put a dent in ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWith the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>
In 2008, our city's gastronomic curve trended sharply upward.
SoBes culinary extravaganza gets under way.