April 8 & 15, 2014 Quick Hits

by Ryan @ MRPR on April 15, 2014


♦ David’s Cafe, the Lincoln Road Cuban joint that recently moved to Collins Avenue due to rising rents, is closing its doors for good after 37 years.  Miami.com reports that April 20 is the last day.

♦ Blackbrick in Midtown is now serving brunch.  Check out the menu, which Miami.com posted here.  Dishes include a ‘Hot Pocket’ (a/k/a a Chinese laobing flatbread stuffed with eggs, cheese, and bacon), Chinese Fried Chicken & Fortune Cookie Waffle, and Chinese Duck Sausage Gravy served atop biscuits.


April 2014 Power Rankings

April 7, 2014

(Note: If you’d like to read about the methodology, you can find it at the beginning of this post.) 1. NAOE ↑ 2. Estiatorio Milos ↓ 3. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 4. NeMesis Urban Bistro 5. Blue Collar ↓ 6. Eating House ↓ 7.  The Dutch ↓ 8. Bourbon Steak ↓ 9. MC Kitchen ↓ 10. The Bazaar ↑ 11. Las Tapas De Rosa ↓ 12. Michy’s ↓ 13. Blackbrick ↓ 14. The Federal ↓ 15. Josh’s Delicatessen & Appetizing [...]

Read the full article →

March 25 & April 1, 2014 Quick Hits

April 1, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ Sweatstock, the daylong (and nightlong) music festival hosted by Sweat Records that celebrates great local artists and a handful of out-of-towners, is going to be held on Saturday, April 19 at Sweat Records in Little Haiti.  Sweatstock is one of the better ways to spend a Saturday, and also holds the distinction [...]

Read the full article →

March 11 & 18, 2014 Quick Hits

March 18, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ The James Beard Foundation announced its 2014 finalists and no semifinalists from Miami made the cut this year.   Strange that a town that is on the upswing with new chefs and restaurants (as well as some old favorites) gets no recognition from the Foundation.  It probably says more about the Awards [...]

Read the full article →

February 25 & March 4, 2014 Quick Hits

March 5, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ It appears that a Michael Schwartz restaurant (not to be confused with Restaurant Michael Schwartz) will be opening in Paraiso Bay, a yet unbuilt condo in the Edgewater neighborhood.  Even Benn of the Miami Herald first tweeted the scoop, which has since been retweeted by Schwartz and by Paraiso Bay.  The development’s [...]

Read the full article →

February 11 & 18, 2014 Quick Hits

February 18, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ Tomorrow, the James Beard Foundation will announce the semifinalists for their awards.  The list will then be winnowed down to finalists on March 18, with winners being announced the first week of May.  But you can’t win if you’re not a semifinalist, so stay tuned… ♦ Building upon earlier reports last July [...]

Read the full article →

February 4, 2014 Quick Hits

February 4, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ It’s rare to see an event this well done, but it appears that the fifth edition of The Burgies, Burger Beast’s celebration of all things ground meat, went off without a hitch.  Here’s a list of the winners, including a two-peat for Blue Collar in the best restaurant category, and here are [...]

Read the full article →

February 2014 Power Rankings

February 3, 2014

(Note: If you’d like to read about the methodology, you can find it at the beginning of this post.) 1. NAOE 2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 3. Eating House 4. NeMesis Urban Bistro 5. Blue Collar 6.  The Dutch 7. Bourbon Steak 8. MC Kitchen 9. The Bazaar 10. Michy’s 11. Blackbrick 12. The Federal 13. Josh’s Delicatessen & Appetizing ↑ 14. Las Tapas De Rosa ↓ 15. Lucali ↓ 16. The River [...]

Read the full article →

January 21 & 28, 2014 Quick Hits

January 28, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ After the departure of chef Dewey LoSasso, The Forge has announced the hiring of chef Christopher Lee, formerly of Gilt and Aureole in NYC.  Lee also opened Eden, a short-lived restaurant on Miami Beach that closed after Eve ate an apple. ♦ The folks who brought you Houston’s and Hillstone are opening [...]

Read the full article →

January 14, 2014 Quick Hits

January 14, 2014

QUICK HITS: ♦ Coming soon … a 3D printer that prints food.  Dubbed the ChefJet 3D Printer, the device (which is expected to retail for $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the model) prints three dimensional objects made from sugar and then flavored.  Looks like an interesting toy for pastry chefs.  Your move, Bachour. ♦ Short [...]

Read the full article →