Fish California

Jose Garces Roasted Black Bass (Food of the Week)

Pebble Beach Food & Wine is one of America’s pre-eminent culinary events, and to stay premiere after six years, switching up the events is probably a good idea. This year, they introduced Battle of...
Biscuits Los Angeles

Baco Mercat: Partaking in “Hair of the Dog” Brunch [CLOSED]

Some chefs are just never satisfied. Two meals a day won’t do, and neither will the constraints of the printed page. At Lazy Ox Canteen, Josef Centeno filled a blackboard with nearly as many...
Ribs Miami

The Dutch: American Comfort Arrives in Miami via NYC [CLOSED]

Since homegrown Miami chefs seem to have trouble capturing the imagination of cosmopolitan tourists and even some locals, carpetbagging New York restaurateurs have opened South Florida outposts of restaurants like Shake Shack, Scarpetta, Mercadito,...
Restaurant Miami

Por Fin: Grand Spanish Style in Coral Gables, Finally [CLOSED]

“Ben, what’s the best restaurant in Coral Gables?” My Miami-based friend’s response arrived swiftly: “Por Fin!” Finally! That’s the English translation for the name of Carlos Centurion’s Spanish-influenced restaurant, which opened in March 2008...
Restaurant Sign Miami

Jimmy’z Kitchen: Delivering Great Mofongo to Miami

A long run along Miami Beach left me hangry (hungry + angry), and by the time we reached Jimmy Carey’s restaurant in the Wynwood Arts District, the pressure increased for Jimmy’z Kitchen to deliver...
Pork Los Angeles

Playa Puerco (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Playa has been open for less than two weeks, and chef/co-owner John Rivera Sedlar is still turning the screws on a playful menu that furthers his exploration of urban Latin cuisine. However, he’s already...