Marlins Park and hungry fans who paid a lot of money to get in: In this case, the fans were foodies hungry for kielbasa hotdogs with giardineria (by April Bloomfield, pictured) or popcorn, peanut and caramel ice cream.
Chefs and volleyball: Kris Wessel, chef at Florida Cookery, appears to have actually played volleyball before . The Let's Get Spiked Celebrity Chef Volleyball tournament, organized by chef Spike Mendelsohn, was Friday at The James Royal Palm Hotel.
More chefs and volleyball: Chefs and recipients of some much needed sun in the tournament included pastry chef and "Top Chef Just Desserts" host Johnny Iuzzini, Miami chef Adrianne Calvo and New York chef Josh Capon.
Skewers and commentary on immigration politics--Chef Jose Andres at the Grand Tasting: "This is a pincho. This is a skewer. It's not the same thing. One has a green card. The other has an American passport." Maybe we're reading too much into this.
The wine-soaked, bacon-infused, foie-gras-stuffed long weekend that was the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up yesterday. There were celebrity chef appearances, parties, tastings, chef demos, and wine pairing sessions, among other things.
As Mike Perez mingled with visitors at the recent Python Challenge awards event in Miami, his left arm supported the weight of a black-and-white lizard with a body as thick as a linebacker's bicep. Gazing through heavily hooded eyes, the lizard rarely moved, save for sticking out its forked tongue for an occasional sniff .
Chefs and food personalities flock to Miami this week to take part in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which starts this Thursday. We asked some of the out-of-town chefs which Miami restaurants they want to check out while they are here:
Do you have what it takes to navigate the political swampland of Florida and come out clean?
WLRN and the Miami Herald have partnered to create a new interactive experience that will allow you to put your political integrity to the test. After a cutthroat election, you have officially begun your career as a Florida politician.
Now it is up to you to make the right political and personal choices.