Archive for the ‘Savory events’ Category

February 16th, 2010

Watch ‘The End of the Line’ at Sweat Records

Sweat Records will host the South Florida premiere of ‘The End of the Line,’ a documentary that explores the effects of overfishing, on Monday. “Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are […]

February 15th, 2010

Cobaya Gras

When attending a Cobaya dinner, you never know what you’re in for. One day you may be at a Midtown penthouse practically drinking a Greek salad, and the next in someone’s backyard eating fried chicken. That was the case at the latest dinner, number four. The New Orleans-themed event was casual and laid back, more […]

February 9th, 2010

Ring in the Year of the Tiger

Two years ago I wrote a post on Chinese New Year celebrations in Miami at the request of a reader. Today, I received an email asking if those places would likely hold celebrations this year. So, once again thanks to a reader, here are a few options for Chinese New Year in Miami. Chinese New […]

February 3rd, 2010

What’s in season? Conversation with Michael Schwartz at Locust Projects

I knew very little, nothing really, about Locust Projects until last night. The non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide a space for visual artists to experiment with new ideas, was hosting a conversation with chef Michael Schwartz in the Design District. I sat on one of the pink hills that were part of an […]

February 1st, 2010

February food events

It’s time for February’s food events. Again, I’m doing this each month to highlight events that I think are interesting. If something comes up after I write this post, I’ll add it to the calendar (I’ve also added a link to the header). Let’s get the big one out of the way first. The South […]

January 24th, 2010

Choco-fest in pictures

I almost wish Fairchild Tropical Garden’s Chocolate Festival would’ve happened a few weeks ago during the cold spell. Hot, thick and spicy, Mayan chocolate would’ve been the perfect antidote to the cold. But despite the warmer weather I treated myself to a cup; it’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate. Thank goodness there […]

January 21st, 2010

Preview: Area 31’s Fish + Wine Dinner

Six weeks may seem like a long time but before you know it they’ll be gone and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be upon us. To coincide with the festival, Area 31’s chef John Critchley will be serving a four-course sustainable seafood dinner paired with wines selected by Master Sommelier Emily Wines […]

January 19th, 2010

Edible South Florida launch

Edible South Florida celebrated the launch of its first issue today at Whole Foods. Run and edited by Katie Sullivan, the quarterly magazine is part of Edible Communities and it chronicles local foods, farmers, growers and chefs. For those of you who like me haven’t previously lived somewhere with an Edible magazine, we’ve apparently been […]

January 11th, 2010

Gables Market and other January food events (Updated)

I’m a little late with this month’s events but aside from Taste of the Grove, which I’m not a huge fan of, not much interesting seemed to be going on early in the month. The Coral Gables Farmers Market opens again this Saturday, January 16 across from City Hall (405 Biltmore Way). The market runs […]

December 19th, 2009

Cobaya Dinner No. 3: Previewing Jonathan Eismann’s Fin

I was among 35 diners who caught a preview of Fin Thursday night during the third Cobaya experiment this year. Fin is a small (about 35-seat) seafood restaurant that occupies part of the old Sheba space. The restaurant promises to serve the freshest seafood available off the boat. And did we get fresh seafood – nine courses to be exact.

December 3rd, 2009

Tasting Basel: Artful food by the Wild Feasties

Wild Feasties, a collective of artists and naturalists, will be serving artful tastings at Verge, an art fair at The Catalina Hotel starting tonight. “The Feasties” produce performance-based installation projects focused on creating and consuming delicious, local foods. Here’s what one of the founders, Eliza Stamps, had to say about the project.

December 1st, 2009

Miami food events: December edition

Hello, December! Where did 2009 go? My, each passing year seems to go by faster. Before we bid farewell to 2009 and the Christmas whirlwind begins, let us enjoy some local food happenings. This Friday, December 4, join Neomi’s chefs Kurtis Jantz and Chad Galiano for a seven-course meal at a Midtown penthouse in the […]

November 10th, 2009

Ribfest 2009

Ribfest has somewhat of a special significance for D and me. Our first Ribfest in 2006 was a first date of sorts and it was a blast. Unfortunately we hadn’t been able to make it back until this past weekend. Things at Ribfest have changed a bit since 2006. The entrance fee has tripled to […]

October 30th, 2009

Ruth Reichl at the Miami Book Fair

Save the date. Former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl will discuss the “new culinary landscape” at the Miami Book Fair, which kicks off next Sunday, Nov. 8. You can hear Reichl, whose latest book Gourmet Today is a compilation of Gourmet’s best recipes, on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Miami-Dade College’s Chapman Center. Admission […]

October 27th, 2009

Dining underground part deux

The ‘communal table’ was recently named one of the worst dining trends in the last 10 years. “… it assumes people who don’t know each other want to sit together,” our own Michael Schwartz was quoted saying. I don’t know; I happen to enjoy dining with strangers — whether it’s at a restaurant or not. […]

October 20th, 2009

Tickets to SoBe Wine & Food Fest on sale next week

Get ready to pull out that credit card next Monday, October 26. Tickets to the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale to the public that day and this year there are no second chances to score tickets for sold-out events. In previous years, a second batch of tickets was released in […]

October 16th, 2009

Iron Fork 2009: A quick recap

When I arrived at the Bank of America Tower last night for the Miami New Times’s Iron Fork event, I feared I would have to battle crowds to grab a bite. But I was wrong. Despite the crowd, I didn’t have to battle anyone, and with a better venue and larger restaurant presence this year, […]

October 8th, 2009

A Florida farm dinner

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I was struck by how much importance many of the bloggers I met place on local, sustainable food. Of course, in many of the places they live, that local food seems to be more easily available than here in Miami.  That’s why I’m excited about sampling the dishes at Slow Food Miami’s Annual Meeting Dinner on October 28. The […]

September 26th, 2009

On the road at BlogHer Food ’09

I’m in San Francisco attending BlogHer Food ’09 my first ever food blogger conference – actually, my first blogger conference, period. So far, I’m enjoying listening to great tips from well-known food bloggers like Heidi Swanson from 101cookbooks and Matt Armendariz from MattBites. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Tweet

July 28th, 2009

It’s Miami Spice time again [Updated]

It’s that time of year again. Miami Spice 2009 kicks off this Saturday, August 1 with about 100 restaurants offering three-course lunch and/or dinner menus for $22 and $35 plus tax and gratuity. Once upon a time, I looked forward to this time of year, especially in earlier days when Miami Spice was a chance for […]

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