Jacob Katel

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    September 17, 2014

    The Eight Most Basic Places in Broward County

    Broward is a basic bitch's wet dream. Also known as white-girl paradise, it's where hipsterdom and pretension are left at the county line. Here you can find a strip club in a strip mall and endless chains of chain restaurants. For the most part, instead of pop-up shops, there are places like the Ann ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    March 1, 2010

    Recapping the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Jacob Katel​Our sister blog, Short Order, has a ton of coverage and post-game analysis today of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Miami New Times restaurant critic Lee Klein dishes up the Top Five Screw-Ups of SBWFF 2010, and while a famous food celeb dropping trou is not among them, there ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Top Chef 7 Florida Casting, In Pictures

    Jacob KatelProspective Top Chef contestants shoot the shit while they wait their turn to see the casting director.​Top Chef 7 is officially on its way to your signal box, and Magical Elves, the production company behind the hit Bravo series, was in Miami on Sunday looking for talent. Prospective ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Burgies Are Tonight

    ​Just a reminder to you burger lovers our there: the Burgies, the first ever, independent burger awards sponsored by will be rolling into John Martin's Irish Pub in Coral Gables tonight at 8 p.m. Yours truly will be in attendance, as will the Miami New Times' Jacob Katel, who will ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Got Mangos? Get A Free Dinner at Chef Allen's

    Photo by Jacob KatelIn this recession, everyone is looking for a deal -- some are just a little more bizarre than others.Chef Allen's in Aventura is holding a promotion in which the restaurant will provide a complimentary dinner for two to anyone willing to bring a wheelbarrow, or 200 pounds worth, ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Video: Dwyane Wade Does Not Enjoy Talking About Richard von Houtman

    This week, New Times publishes "Dwyane's Disaster," a cover story about Dwyane Wade's catastrophic partnership with Richard von Houtman, a British baron with a sordid past. Von Houtman has been making wild allegations about the Heat superstar's personal life since their business relationship dissol ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Christy's Restaurant Coral Gables - Kitchen Pictures

    Christy's Restaurant is THE fine dining Coral Gables institution where rich and powerful politicians, ceo's and celebrities have talked business over lunch and dinner for 30 years. Christy's has stood at the same location under the same ownership making it one of the longest-running establishments t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Food Media:From Chutzpah To Mein Kampf

    *"One of the most accomplished, respected, and charismatic chefs in the world." Of course you've probably guessed that we are speaking of Miami's own Adrianne Calvo, 24-year old chef/owner of Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar. What's that? Never heard of her? Well if you've got $91.99 to ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Molecular Gastronomy at Enso

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    December 30, 2008

    Behind The Line: Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

    Get ready as Short Order takes you behind the line and into the kitchens of some of Miami's top restaurants. Today we visit Michael's Genuine Food and Drink in the Design District. Listen for the random quotes from the kitchen in this exclusive photodocumentary that gives you one hour glimpse into t ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Searching For Fugu

     Remember the old Simpsons episode where Homer eats the poison sushi? The stuff was called Fugu, and it's made out of pufferfish/blowfish. It can be more poisonous than getting bit by a dog that just got bit by a rattlesnake that's been eating hemlock out of an old tin can full of rusty used ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Nobody Knocks Out Glen Johnson, Unless Comedy's Involved

    In this week's print edition of The Juice, I wrote about Glen Johnson, a veteran South Florida boxer who's spent most of his 15-year career facing off against the biggest names in the sport. Because he's not punching police officers, barking at a judge, or telling anyone he wants to eat their c ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    August 6, 2008
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    August 5, 2008