Michelle Bernstein

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    February 26, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein Judging ARC Broward's "Delish 2014 - FIRE & ICE" Next Week

    When it comes to big names in the South Florida culinary scene, Michelle Bernstein is kind of a big deal. The affable celebrity chef is all over the place, from her highly acclaimed Miami restaurant Michy's to her public television show Check, Please! South Florida to numerous food and wine events, ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Michelle Bernstein Conducts Cooking Class at Publix in Boca Raton

    Who doesn't love Michelle Bernstein? Before becoming a national phenomenon with frequent stints on Top Chef, the James Beard award-winning toque got her start right here in South Florida in the 1990s by making beautiful food that, as she points out, "isn't heavy handed or unnecessarily complicated ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Lindsay Autry of Sundy House is South Florida's Top Chef

    Being a finalist on season nine of Bravo's Top Chef, may have brought Tastemaker number 9, Lindsay Autry into our living rooms, but the chef had been working on her culinary career long before that. The Johnson & Wales University graduate's career started as a kid in North Carolina, trying to figur ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Check Please! Returns: Paul Castronovo to Cohost First Episode

    Check Please, the South Florida restaurant review show hosted by Michelle Bernstein, is set to return to WPBT2 on Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. The new season will feature a host of South Florida restaurants, most of them in Broward County. Joining Bernstein in the premiere episode are Paul Castrono ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Five South Florida Food & Drink Activities This Weekend: Boca Bacchanal Bash and More

    Just because you're not into the whole Ultra/PLUR/WMC scene -- and had to use Google to understand what the hell we're talking about, here -- doesn't mean you've got to stay locked up indoors for the weekend. There's plenty of fun to be had that doesn't involve kandy or clubs. To start, there's a wh ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Delish 2013: Meet Michelle Bernstein... for $175

    South Florida is home to some amazing chefs. Numerous James Beard award-winners and nominees can be found behind the line at tons of local restaurants.But one would be hard-pressed to find a face more recognizable than Michelle Bernstein. Aside from her weekly PBS show Check, Please! South Florida, ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    13 Year Old Girl Wants Easy Bake Ovens To Be Marketed To Boys

    If you ask any chef working in an American kitchen today, you'll probably hear that the industry is male-dominated. Though there are a fair share of women behind the burners, the kitchen is physically demanding, sometimes dangerous, and usually off-color. There's no time for crying, feelings, or eve ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Check Please! Looking For College Student Critics

    Are you a college student who one day dreams of being a food critic?  Do you annoy your friends and family with the need to take pictures of every dish at the table before anyone gets to eat?  Do you then proceed to give a 30 minute dissertation on the restaurant's use of dandelions as a g ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Michelle Bernstein Wins Miami Cochon 555

    ​Michelle Bernstein of Michy's won last night's Cochon 555 at The Four Seasons in Miami, an event in which five chefs each cooked a whole heritage pig --offal and all-- for judges and a several hundred adventurous guests. At the announcement of the win, the crowd held up flutes of sparkling r ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    January 31, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call for January

    ​Unlike Miami -- which saw a record number of big-name restaurant openings, like Jean Georges Vongerichten's J & G Grill; Bar Tanaka, Blue Collar, and the Federal -- around here postholiday has been relatively quiet. Michelle Bernstein's departure from the Omphoy is the biggest news, followed ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Michelle Bernstein to Leave the Omphoy

    ​The end of January marks the closing of chef Michelle Bernstein's tenure at her namesake restaurant, Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy Ocean Resort in Palm Beach. Bernstein and husband partner David Martinez will continue to own and operate Sra. Martinez, Michy's, and Crumb on Parchment in Miami ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Michelle Bernstein on Why There Are So Few Women Chefs

    ​Why aren't there more women executive chefs? addressed the question with Dominique Crenn, the San Francisco chef who earned two Michelin stars at Luce and snagged Esquire's 2008 Chef of the Year. She's since moved on to Atelier Crenn, which she opened last year. "Unfortunately, there's ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Starts December 9; Tickets Available Now

    Hey, Michelle -- what's cooking? ​What to get the food snob on your holiday list when a membership to the Stinky Cheese of the Month Club won't do? How 'bout an early gift, by way of a ticket to one of the five events that are part of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival from December 9 to 13?

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    November 22, 2011

    After Hours Eats with Michelle Bernstein (And Thanksgiving Recipes!)

    ​Celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein is no stranger to these parts. With Sra. Martinez and Michy's in Miami and Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy, she's got South Florida covered. Her restaurants fall among the most oft-recommended, having earned Best New Restaurant awards for Sra. Martinez in 2009 ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Thanksgiving Links and Turkey Tales

    We're down to the wire for Thanksgiving, with most of us hitting the airports or the highways tomorrow, though I had been traveling over the weekend and the airports were packed already. In the meantime, procrastinate with the New Yorker's food issue, one of my favorite reads in the magazine al ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Thanksgiving 2011 in a Restaurant: Palm Beach/Delray Beach/Boca Raton Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

    Tim Patterson via Flickr Creative CommonsThanksgiving 2011: Don't let this atrocity happen to you. ​Is your family still reeling from memories of Thanksgiving-dinner failures past? Flying solo for Thanksgiving 2011? Or maybe you just hate the idea of having to clean up a table of turkey shrapnel a ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Top Chef Alums From Florida Offer Up Thanksgiving Recipes

    GiltTaste​Floridians watching this season's Top Chef can cheer on Chris Jones, Fort Lauderdale native and chef de cuisine at Moto in Chicago and his Floridian sous chef Richie Farina, from Riverview. After round two of the show, should you feel inspired to do some cooking, check out this ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy Offers Summer Dining Deal

    Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy provides stunning food with a view to match.​Taking a cue from the upcoming Miami Spice month that features specially priced three-course dinners at Miami's best restaurants, Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy in Palm Beach is offering a special ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Michelle Bernstein Food Network Recap: Meat!

    flckr/ewormMouthwatering meat... sizzle, sizzle.​ Calling all carnivores! Take note of a local meat dish gaining national attention. Last night, South Florida's chef Michelle Bernstein discussed meat on the Food Network show Meat and Potatoes. Host Rahm Fama focused on "meat on the bone" at three ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    New Year's Eve at a Restaurant: Five Deals in Palm Beach / Delray Beach / Boca Raton

    The way to forget 2010.​If 2010 was a fish, most of us would throw it back. So say good riddance to the old and check out the festivities at this quintet of Palm Beach County restaurants.  5. Café BouludDaniel Boulud's Palm Beach outpost with James Beard Award-nominated chef Zach Bell at the ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Guess Where We're Eating!?

    This is NOT your Mom's house.​This low-key, cozy Fort Lauderdale eatery serves only lunch. The menu -- usually five or six items -- changes daily and is scrawled on a board on a wall near the door. The chefs -- they self-deprecatingly refer to themselves as "two ugly sisters" -- plu ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein to Host Cooking Demo

    ​You've seen her on the Food Network, between the covers of glossy food magazines, even hawking Crisco; now you can see Michelle Bernstein actually... cooking.  Yes, even celebrity chefs get behind the stove once in awhile, and come Saturday, December 11, SoFla's biggest culinary star will ta ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Thanksgiving at a Restaurant: Five Options in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach/Delray Beach

    Don't let this happen to you!​Up in the 561, Thanksgivings are never terribly traditional. There's never any snow or color-changing leaves, just oven doors opening and closing like mailboxes all day long, for the bastings. Itching to get out of the house and have someone else worry about the tempe ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Jazz Brunch at Michelle Bernstein's Begins This Sunday

    ​This just in: Michelle Bernstein at the Omphoy is now offering a jazz brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. And there's a perk: After eating, you receive a one-day pass to lounge around the swanky hotel; this includes lounge chairs and towel service. (Gotta love Bernstein's uptown/downtown v ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Michelle Bernstein Teams Up With Crisco; Win $20 Gift Cards and Cookware

    ​Rachael Ray can keep her EVOO.Latina chef Michelle Bernstein, darling of the foodie set and queen of upscale comfort food, has teamed up with Crisco -- tool of Everymoms everywhere.

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    October 11, 2010

    The Devil's in the Eggs

    ​One retro foodstuff that seems to be making a comeback is deviled eggs. Typically the sort of fodder you'd find at 1950s-themed cocktail parties, these bite-sized snacks are making their way onto menus all over South Florida. I get the phenomenon, I do. Deviled eggs -- nostalgic though they may b ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 20, 2010

    Signature Chefs Take Over Boca Resort This Friday

    Zach Bell will be one of the 31 chefs at the Signature Chefs event.​Food at the esteemed Boca Raton Resort already has the pedigree of Masaharu Morimoto and Gordon Ramsey stamped on it. Come Friday, you can add Daniel Boulud, Angelo Elia, and Michelle Bernstein to that list.The Resort's Signature ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Unlimited Fried Chicken from Michelle Bernstein at the Omphoy

    ​Maybe we'll have to start calling her the Colonel. Michelle Bernstein is taking over South Florida as the fried chicken maven. She initiated all-you-can-eat fried chicken nights in Miami two years ago at Michy's, and now on Wednesdays, it's the same deal to cluck over at Michelle Bernstein at t ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Foie Gras From Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy

    ​ As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to

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    February 25, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 22, 2009

    Our Five Favorite New Restaurants of 2009

    ​This week in Dish we walk down memory lane and revisit the crazy year that was 2009. Our year-end wrap up answers the following: What notable newcomers made their way onto South Florida's eager palates? What restaurants fell victim to the stagnant economy? In 2009, restaurateurs turned to trends ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    November 24, 2009

    Order Up: Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy

    ​ This week in Dish we take a closer look at the newest restaurant from Miami's own James Beard magnet, Michelle Bernstein. Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy is the Latin-Jewish chef's Palm Beach answer to Michy's; a restaurant that showcases the best of Bernstein's simple, soul-drenched cookery. ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Top Five South Beach Wine and Food Festival Events Worth Going To

    Courtesy of Melissa Horn for New York Magazine​Tickets went on sale Monday for the 2010 South Beach Wine and Food Festival, that annual event that keeps getting bigger, bigger, bigger. This year, there are nearly three-dozen events to attend, from wine seminars to a tribute dinner for chef Daniel ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy First Impressions

    Michy B looking dead sexy in the kitchen.​Last weekend, perhaps Miami's best-known restaurateur, Michelle Bernstein, made the trip up north to Palm Beach and debuted her new restaurant, MB at the Omphoy. From her days at Tantra and Azul to the opening of her flagship restaurant, Michy's, in 2005, ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Weekend News

    ​Miami restaurateur and chef Michelle Bernstein opened her brand new MB Terrace at the Omphoy resort last Wednesday. The casual dining spot is the sister restaurant to Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy, a Mediterranean-inspired, dinner-only resto that opened over the weekend. I will be giving my ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Restaurant Openings From All Over

    Michy in the kitch at the new Omphoy Hotel.​* We're in the peak of a sweltering summer, and ice cream shops seem to be opening as fast as people can shovel cones down their scorched gullets. This weekend, Cold Stone Creamery is opening at the Promenade in Coconut Creek (4425 Lyons Rd.). The ice cr ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    The Friday Burrito Weekly Wrap-Up

    Last week was crazy. Find out what Gail Shepherd was sayin' 'bout your mom, why Michy is bent over the kitchen counter, and how to get cheese in a recession. Welcome to the Friday Burrito Weekly Wrap-Up.

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    March 9, 2009

    Check, Please! Two Debuts Tonight

    Season two of Check, Please! kicks off tonight on WPBT-2, with Michelle Bernstein returning to host and lead each week's panel discussion. The show features three dining enthusiasts who escort one another to their respective favorite restaurant, then afterward in the studio, make-believe they are re ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Michy's Second Season

    Michelle Bernstein returns as host of WPBT's popular television show Check, Please! South Florida, and Season 2 , which premieres Monday, March 9th, promises to contain almost as many new twists as the latest episodes of Lost. On second thought, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit; there are really only tw ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
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    October 10, 2008
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    October 6, 2008
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    August 13, 2008

    New Times Iron Fork at Miami Science Museum

    Amazing what you'll find out reading Miami New Times. Apparently we're putting on a terribly cool culinary event on September 10th: Iron Fork, in which "Top Chefs Battle Head to Head for the Prestigious Golden Fork Award." Who knew? Celeb judges include Susser, Dean James Max, Clay Conley, Zach Bel ... More >>

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