In the restaurant world, there have been many New-York-To-Miami transplants over the years (The Dutch, Mr. Chow and Serafina, to name a few), but none have elicited the excitement surrounding the news that hotspot Cipriani Downtown would be opening in the 305. While the rumors have been swirling for a while, it was quietly announced that the sophisticated and historic Italian
There was much hoopla involved with the debut of the latest Whole Foods in North Miami. Bands, giveaways and even an appearance by outgoing North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre. And all of that happened by 8 a.m. By the time I got to the Biscayne Boulevard location, around 11 a.m., it was still a mob scene and parking was scarcer
There must be something in the air; some sigh of relief that high-season and its WMC/Ultra craziness is abating. How else to explain so many pop-up wine nights next week in the 305? Yes, after surviving Spring Break, we all deserve a glass of vino. Next Tuesday, Oak Tavern is hosting a wine dinner featuring Oregon’s Montinore Estate and Abacela
Another Whole Foods is coming to the 305. The Art Deco-inspired North Miami location will debut on May 1 with a lot of hoopla and hype. Oh and healthful groceries, with an emphasis on local purveyors like Teena’s Pride and Keys Fisheries. The massive store (Florida’s 19th) will also feature a prepared foods department with over 100 unique items; pasta
Arguably the best pizza in New York, Lucali is a neighborhood joint known for its charred crust and famous regulars like Beyonce and Jay-Z. New Yorkers wax poetic about Lucali’s perfect sauce to cheese ratio and that oh-so-thin crust. In fact, customers wait hours to get a table at the Brooklyn eatery, where cash is king and wine is BYO.
Here’s a quick look at The Q, the first event of the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Ms. Erin is back in the kitchen: this time for a little Italian home cooking with Fulvio of Sardelli Italian Steakhouse, located along the coast of Hollywood Beach.
Over the years, The Setai Hotel has established itself as a luxury destination for well-heeled travelers. The hotel’s restaurants, on the other hand, have struggled to define themselves to Miamians. There has always been a decidedly Asian undertone at both fine-dining options, with the secondary restaurant (off the side of the gorgeous mother-of-pearl-encrusted bar) being a more casual alternative to
I have been working in the restaurant industry since I was 16, so when I decided to pick up a few shifts at a local bar to help cushion my savings account, the whole process came back very naturally for me. Oh, how I’ve missed cutting lemons and listening to cheesy pickup lines. People always ask: what’s the most popular