08/08/13 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Rolando Aeda of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Steven Haas Chairman of the GMCVB who give us the scoop on this year’s Miami Spice 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.  We discuss the business of Miami Spice and what it brings to the community and get tips on how to enjoy the many offerings.

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In Miami, everything has to do with migration, especially our food.

05/30/13 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Victoria Pesce Elliott, Miami Herald restaurant reviewer.

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As today is Earth Day, a few Miami chefs chimed in on how they try to reduce waste or recycle at their restaurants.

Jen Chaefsky, owner and general manager of Macchialina:

“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.”

Sam Gorenstein, chef and owner of My Ceviche:

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Well everybody, I have a new assignment. I'm WLRN's Flawed-But-Fabulous beat reporter.

Andres Aravena

In her March 22 article in the New York Times, Liesl Schillinger wrote that she wanted to capture the Miami restaurants and tourist haunts that are  "uncool" and serve "the salty fried food, the lime-drenched cocktails." 

Chefs Help You Decide Where to Eat In Miami

Feb 7, 2013
Chefs Feed

 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.  app/website give  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.  The apps are also a good resource for out-of-towners visiting during South Florida's busy tourism season.

Christmas Finds Jews Going Out For Chinese

Dec 24, 2012

What's the deal, you’re wondering, with Jewish people and Chinese restaurants on Christmas?

Sun Sentinel religion writer Lois Solomon 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:

Pop-up Restaurants A-Popping During Art Basel

Dec 5, 2012
Jose Felix Perez

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.

Pop-up restaurants have been trending in Miami and around the country for years now. The term "pop-up" restaurant has typically meant that the eating location is temporary, whether it's open one night or multiple nights.

Trina Sargalski

During presidential debate nights, people in Miami may not congregate around giant screens at restaurants and bars, Super Bowl-style, as they do in Washington, D.C.

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 abuelo's or your sister's running commentary at home (list of watch parties and restaurants/bars follows).