If Mister Collins were a man and not a restaurant, he'd be the kind to give red roses -- but never yellow tulips or a single orchid. He'd favor ocean views and tea lights over cityscapes and Dixon lamps. He'd drink Manhattans. He'd wear black leather loafers, lavish women with compliments, and occas ... More >>
A class-action federal lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that Starr Restaurants Hotel Group stiffed employees on overtime wages. Starr Restaurants, according to its website, is the parent company of Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale and Makoto in Bal Harbour. The suit was filed by a man named Jean Valsin, ... More >>
Chef Makoto OkuwaRestaurateur Stephen Starr (of Steak 954 and Morimoto fame) has opened Makoto at the Bal Harbor Shops, bringing some life and good food to the mall.
The 200-seat indoor/outdoor restaurant will offer modern Japanese cuisine with twists on classic Japanese dishes. Makot ... More >>
News flash: renowned local chef Mark Militello is out at Trina, the chic restaurant inside the beachfront Atlantic Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Today, food and beverage manager Rochelle Burns confirmed his departure, saying,
In this video, made last Friday on what activists deemed "Fur Free Friday," a local animal rights crusader named Josh Durden takes a camera into several high-end clothing stores to ask the employees selling fur what they think of the disgusting animal-skinning processes used to procure most fur.He v ... More >>
FlickrThe closest you'll ever get to H. Wayne Huizenga's yacht.The region's economy has been shaken in recent years by the housing slump and by the collapse of Ponzi schemers like Madoff and Rothstein, but South Florida is still home to at least 20 billionaires, according to the most recent Forbe ... More >>
• The, uh. . . economically challenged Bal Harbour Square in Fort Lauderdale will be getting a pair of "fast casual" eateries as part of its $8 to $10 million makeover. Come next March, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Pei Wei Asian Diner should make their debut in a new space built ... More >>
Dalia Dippolito knows how to spend money.There's been much speculation about the private life of Dalia Dippolito -- her lovers, her cosmetically-enhanced body, her lust for cash -- ever since she was arrested in August for allegedly plotting to have her husband killed.According to the confidentia ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelChef Mark MilitelloChef Mark Militello has left 1 Bleu at the One Resort and Spa (formerly The Regent Bal Harbour) to join The Office, a gastropub in Delray said to be opening in late November.
Last December Militello took the reigns as executive chef of
culinary operations a ... More >>
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It's Thursday folks, like to drink? It's a good day to start. Here are some places to do it around the city:
Ortanique on the Mile - 278 Miracle Mile - Coral Gables 305.446.7710 - website Thursday Ultra Hours with Free Champagne tasting 5:30 p.m. till the bubbles run dry.D ... More >>
Bal Harbour-based real estate consultancy Condo Vultures has crunched the numbers on 2008 sales of distressed housing stock in South Florida and -- surprise, surprise -- the picture is ugly. The average homeowner in the tri-county area had to slash their sale price by 43%, or $32 ... More >>
Segafredo Zanetti Espresso has opened yet another café, this one at 124 Collins Avenue -- they already operate one on Brickell, one in Bal Harbour, and about 570 more worldwide. Segafredo South Pointe will follow the same successful formula as the rest: Coffee, snacks, cocktails, a late night loung ... More >>
Heralded French chef Christian Delouvrier is gone from La Goulue in The Shoppes at Bal Harbour. If you log in to the restaurant website for details, it will say: "Coming Soon! La Goulue Bal Harbour".
Executive chef Carlo Macaluso has left the relatively new Cita's Italian Chop House in Coconut Gro ... More >>