restaurants http://wlrn.org en New Law Changes How Often Florida Food Establishments Are Inspected http://wlrn.org/post/new-law-changes-how-often-florida-food-establishments-are-inspected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state law changing how frequently restaurants are inspected unannounced goes into effect today.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the new law, restaurants will be ranked on a scale from one to four.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Restaurants rated as a four will receive four unannounced inspections.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The rankings will be based on establishment type as well as history of past violations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:52:45 +0000 Carla Javier 34826 at http://wlrn.org New Law Changes How Often Florida Food Establishments Are Inspected Linda Gassenheimer’s “Restaurant Roundabout” May 2014 Edition http://wlrn.org/post/linda-gassenheimer-s-restaurant-roundabout-may-2014-edition <p></p><p>05/15/14 - Thursday’s&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> is our popular “Restaurant Roundabout,” with chef, author and syndicated columnist <a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer"><strong>Linda Gassenheimer</strong></a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also with us are restaurant critic <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/Kavetchnik">Jen </a></strong></span><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/Kavetchnik">Karetnik</a>,&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://www.thrillist.com/authors/matt-meltzer">Matt </a></strong></span><strong><a href="http://www.thrillist.com/authors/matt-meltzer">Meltzer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Miami Editor of the </span><strong><a href="http://www.thrillist.com/miami">Thrillist</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://www.thrillist.com/miami"> Media Group</a>,&nbsp;</strong>and our favorite wine columnist, <a href="https://twitter.com/FredTaskerMiami"><strong>Fred Tasker</strong></a>.&nbsp; We’ll get the lowdown on the always-changing South Florida restaurant scene, as well as take listener calls about favorite dining spots.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Perhaps you have a new bistro to tell us about . . . or a favorite mom and pop pizza place.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen in . . . </span><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/topicalcurrents/"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents&nbsp;</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday at 1pm.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 32337 at http://wlrn.org Linda Gassenheimer’s “Restaurant Roundabout” May 2014 Edition Amid Supplier Labor Strike, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant In Miami Beach Turns 100 http://wlrn.org/post/amid-supplier-labor-strike-joes-stone-crab-restaurant-miami-beach-turns-100 <p>From gangsters to glamor girls, presidents to princesses and actors to athletes, Joe&rsquo;s Stone Crab restaurant has run the gamut of diners over its 100 years in operation.</p><p>On October 15, the legendary South Beach restaurant opened the doors for dinner service &ndash; the first of the stone crab season.</p><p>In 1913, Joe&rsquo;s began as Joe&rsquo;s Seafood Restaurant, serving fish sandwiches and fries, after Joe and Jennie Weiss relocated from New York to Miami Beach because of Joe&rsquo;s asthma.</p><p>Joe was a waiter and Jennie was the cook.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:03:32 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 22158 at http://wlrn.org Amid Supplier Labor Strike, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant In Miami Beach Turns 100 Food Truck Pioneer Battles Food Deserts With High Cuisine http://wlrn.org/post/food-truck-pioneer-battles-food-deserts-high-cuisine What do restaurant chefs dream of? Most would be satisfied with a great review, a full house every night, maybe a restaurant or three of their own, a television show.<p>Not Roy Choi.<p>Choi has cut his own unconventional path to fame and success in the restaurant world, as his forthcoming book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062202634/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0062202634&linkCode=as2&tag=rishla-20">L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food</a>, shows. Out Nov. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:09:44 +0000 21821 at http://wlrn.org Food Truck Pioneer Battles Food Deserts With High Cuisine South Florida L♡ves Miami Spice http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-l-ves-miami-spice <p></p><p>08/08/13 - Syndicated food columnist <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong>, Special wine correspondent <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;Rolando Aeda of the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/">Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/CityHallMiami">Steven Haas</a></strong> Chairman of the GMCVB&nbsp;who give us the scoop on this year’s <a href="http://www.ilovemiamispice.com"><strong>Miami Spice</strong></a> two tier program: luxury restaurants at $39 for a 3 course dinner, $23 for lunch and Fine Dining restaurants at $33 for a 3 course dinner, $19 for lunch. &nbsp;We discuss the business of Miami Spice and what it brings to the community and get tips on how to enjoy the many offerings.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 18740 at http://wlrn.org South Florida L♡ves Miami Spice Author Mandy Baca Traces Miami's Sizzling History Through Food http://wlrn.org/post/author-mandy-baca-traces-miamis-sizzling-history-through-food <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Miami, everything has to do with migration, especially our food. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 17287 at http://wlrn.org Author Mandy Baca Traces Miami's Sizzling History Through Food What’s with the explosion of new restaurants in South Florida? http://wlrn.org/post/what-s-explosion-new-restaurants-south-florida <p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 14897 at http://wlrn.org What’s with the explosion of new restaurants in South Florida? Earth Day At The Restaurant: Miami Chefs Weigh In On How Pro Kitchens Can Go Green http://wlrn.org/post/earth-day-restaurant-miami-chefs-weigh-how-pro-kitchens-can-go-green <p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s today is Earth Day, a few Miami chefs chimed in on how they try to reduce waste or recycle at their restaurants.</span></p><p><strong>Jen Chaefsky, owner and general manager of Macchialina:</strong></p><blockquote><p>“Our water glasses are made out of recycled wine bottles. It’s something small, but every little bit helps; plus it’s a cool element that guests love to learn about.”</p></blockquote><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Sam Gorenstein, chef and owner of My Ceviche:</strong></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:13:13 +0000 Trina Sargalski 12804 at http://wlrn.org Earth Day At The Restaurant: Miami Chefs Weigh In On How Pro Kitchens Can Go Green WLRN Live Chat Tuesday at 11 AM: Tell Us Why Miami Is 'Flawed But Fabulous' http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-live-chat-tuesday-11-am-tell-us-why-miami-flawed-fabulous <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="1600" src="http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=93461&amp;ThemeId=3867" style="border: 1px solid #000" width="578"></iframe></p><p>Well everybody, I have a new assignment. I'm WLRN's Flawed-But-Fabulous beat reporter.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:37:58 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 12316 at http://wlrn.org WLRN Live Chat Tuesday at 11 AM: Tell Us Why Miami Is 'Flawed But Fabulous' Where To Eat In Miami: Restaurants To Add To The New York Times List http://wlrn.org/post/where-eat-miami-restaurants-add-new-york-times-list <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her <a href="http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/travel/miami-my-way.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=1&amp;" target="_blank">March 22 article in the <em>New York Times</em></a>, </span>Liesl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Schillinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;wrote that she wanted to&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">capture the Miami restaurants and tourist haunts that are &nbsp;"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">uncool</span><span s Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:22:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 11798 at http://wlrn.org Where To Eat In Miami: Restaurants To Add To The New York Times List Chefs Help You Decide Where to Eat In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/chefs-help-you-decide-where-eat-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A couple of free Smartphone apps give the lowdown on where chefs like to eat, providing an alternative to reviews on Yelp and Google. The Chefs Feed app and the Find. Eat. Drink. &nbsp;app/website give &nbsp;recommendations from chefs for the curious eater who wants to know about the hole-in-the-wall spots favored by chefs Jose Mendin of Pubbelly or Michelle Bernstein of Michy's. &nbsp;The apps are also a good resource for out-of-towners visiting during South Florida's busy tourism season.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 8948 at http://wlrn.org Chefs Help You Decide Where to Eat In Miami Christmas Finds Jews Going Out For Chinese http://wlrn.org/post/christmas-finds-jews-going-out-chinese <p></p><p>What's the deal, you’re wondering, with Jewish people and Chinese restaurants on Christmas?</p><p><a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boca-raton/fl-chinese-food-xmas-eve-20121223,0,4846117.story">Sun Sentinel religion writer Lois Solomon</a> traces the long history of America's Jewish Christmas dinner and how immigration and cultural diets played a part in creating the tradition. It even found a place in the record of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearing:</p><p></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tku61sKhPGo</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 15:56:37 +0000 Rick Stone 6763 at http://wlrn.org Christmas Finds Jews Going Out For Chinese Pop-up Restaurants A-Popping During Art Basel http://wlrn.org/post/pop-restaurants-popping-during-art-basel <p>Along with the ever-expanding constellation of art fairs and gallery events during Art Basel, pop-ups are mushrooming at this time of year, including bars, shops and restaurants.</p><p>Pop-up restaurants <a href="http://payments.intuit.com/popup-restaurant/" target="_blank">have been trending in Miami and around the country for years now</a>. The term "pop-up" restaurant has typically meant that the eating location is temporary, whether it's open one night or multiple nights.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:42:26 +0000 Trina Sargalski 5791 at http://wlrn.org Pop-up Restaurants A-Popping During Art Basel Where To Watch The Presidential Debate In Miami (Stiff Drink In Hand, If Necessary) (Updated) http://wlrn.org/post/where-watch-presidential-debate-miami-stiff-drink-hand-if-necessary-updated <p>During presidential debate nights, people in Miami may not congregate around giant screens at restaurants and bars, Super Bowl-style, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/best-bets/where-to-watch-presidential-debates,104746.html">as they do in Washington, D.C.</a></p><p>However, there are some places in Miami where you can watch the debates, whether you prefer watching the event with a group, want a steady flow of cocktails, or just wish to escape your <em>abuelo</em>'s or your sister's running commentary at home (list of watch parties and restaurants/bars follows).</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:07:43 +0000 Trina Sargalski 3246 at http://wlrn.org Where To Watch The Presidential Debate In Miami (Stiff Drink In Hand, If Necessary) (Updated) The South Florida Social and Restaurant Scene http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-social-and-restaurant-scene <p></p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 16110 at http://wlrn.org The South Florida Social and Restaurant Scene