L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami

They walked in unison towards our section to present the next course. I’d been anticipating that first bite of the famous beef and foie gras burger for a while. The two gentlemen paused and looked at each other. With a quick acknowledging nod, they swiftly presented the burger up and over the counter, placing the dish […]

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Let’s Talk Food!

I recently visited the 88.9 WDNA Radio studios in Miami to sit with journalist Linda Gassenheimer of Food, News, and Views and discuss the South Florida dining scene and the recent unveiling of my Top 15 Miami Restaurants Palette Awards.  Who made the list? How do I choose which restaurants to include? What happens when a chef leaves […]

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Top 15 Miami Restaurants of 2019: Palette Awards

The talent making up our Miami culinary scene continues to unapologetically redefine itself, cement its roots, and come out swinging. When compared to other cities, it’s obvious our food and beverage programs are newer and growing. Still, as they dance to the beat of their own drum, it’s hard to ignore the current rhythm and vibe output.

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Top 12 Miami Restaurants of 2018

And exhale.

What a year of exceptional culinary growth and panache for our feisty Magic City! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much enthusiasm by local diners, tourists, and the industry alike. I’m not saying it was a smooth ride, but even the heated discussions arrived fueled by passion and pride. Ahora si! Full steam ahead, Miami!

Before we kick off 2019 with tremendas ganas, I’d like to list my Top 12 Restaurants for 2018.

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Top Ten Restaurants 2017

Choosing just ten restaurants for this list was almost an impossible task. How do I leave this one out? And that other one? Maybe I should make the list longer? What to do? But, what an outstanding problem to have. More importantly, what an outstanding year! If I listed it here, then it means the […]

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Kuro: Killin’ It

When someone suggests visiting the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for any reason, my usual answer is “No, thanks.” I don’t gamble, but I’ve dined at most of the restaurants there, been to the Improv, attended concerts, and even stayed at the hotel for a weekend staycation. No, no, no, and no. I’ve tried […]

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Top Ten Restaurants of 2015

It’s December and you know what that means: lists, lists, and more lists. What a difference a year makes! South Florida saw way too many restaurant closures this year. Only now does it seem like the tide is starting to turn and new restaurants are popping up everywhere you look. This list (different than my […]

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A Va Va Voom Miami Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here again. Do you have plans yet? I’m not one to go out of my way to dine on February 14th (mostly because I hate crowds and the annual urgency everyone has to plan a special dinner on that very day). With careful planning though, a unique experience can be had without it feeling […]

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