ABC Restaurant Supplies: Outfit Your Kitchen Like a Chef

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All photos by Zachary Fagenson
It's a culinary scavenger hunt.
Home cooks know all too well the woes of cheap kitchen equipment. There's the Dutch oven whose enamel begins chipping after only a few forays into a 300-degree oven; the sautée pan with the hot spot that burns part of your omelet and leaves the other half just barely cooked.

This isn't to say every kitchen should be fitted out with the over-priced, perfectly marketed doodads and useless tools that line the shelves at Williams-Sonoma or Bed Bath and Beyond. The rubber-handled mango pitter that both stores push like cheap freebase to itchy junkies is the most useless thing since vibrating weight loss belts.

What you want is quality stuff that can stand years of abuse. Look to the kitchen supply stores along North Miami Avenue just west of the Adrienne Arsht Center. Sure, they're a collection of musty warehouses without pretty displays or 20 percent off coupons. What they all do have, however, is a lineup of pots, pans, bowls and every other kind of kitchen tool imaginable all designed for the harshest environment: the professional commercial kitchen.

See also: Pans, Knives, and Tom Cruise on Miami's Restaurant Supply Row

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Boxelder Craft Beer Market to Open in Wynwood

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Nicole and Adam Darnell: The duo behind Boxelder craft beer.

Wynwood is certainly becoming Miami's mecca for beer. Wynwood Brewing Company has been serving up beer and tours for months, while Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield are working on their respective venues. Next on tap, however, is Boxelder Craft Beer Market, a craft beer purveyor set to open in Wynwood this fall.

The craft beer market and tap room is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Nicole and Adam Darnell, two professionals in the art industry who decided to pursue their mutual lifelong love of beer. Even the name of their market relates to the growing beer scene in Wynwood.

See also: MIA Brewing Company Opens for Production

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Ten Best Restaurants to Open in 2014 (So Far)

Categories: Top List

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1826 Restaurant and Lounge: Gorgeous in every way.
Welcome to another Miami July. Local weather forecasters are chatting about some tropical activity brewing in the Caribbean, electronics stores are touting their layaway specials for Christmas, and we're just trying to take a walk without getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

What to do? We suggest catching up on all the new restaurants introduced in the past few months. In the early part of the year, eateries were opening fast and furious, sometimes as many as a dozen spots in a month. Now that we're in the throes of summer, the rate of new restaurants has slowed somewhat, allowing us to catch up on the places that might have eluded us. Now is a great time to explore.

See also: 11 Restaurants We're Looking Forward to in 2014

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Ticety Iced Tea Bar Coming to Coral Gables

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Ticety Iced Tea Bar opens next week.
Everyone knows that Miami is a coffee-lover's paradise. You can get a solid cafecito in just about any neighborhood. What Miami really lacks is a solid tea presence -- with the exception of Teavana, there aren't a ton of places in South Florida that focus exclusively on tea. European founders Valerie Partigianone, Stephane Weyders, and Damien Ceulemans of Ticety Iced Tea Bar are looking to change that with a new tea lounge opening next week on Miracle Mile.

"Market research shows that people love iced tea, and we wanted to bring it somewhere hot," said France-native Ceulemans. "We fell in love with Coral Gables because it reminds us of a European city."

See also: MIA Brewing Company Opens for Production

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Juice Lab: Get Cold-Pressed Drinks on South Beach

Categories: Health Food

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After a successful debut in Winter Park earlier this year, Juice Lab will soon expand its cold-pressed juice bar concept to South Florida this fall. Juice Lab will feature seasonal menus of farm-to-bottle beverage blends made from local harvests picked at the peak of freshness.

Celebrities like Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow have long championed the juice cleanse, but what is it about these liquefied fruits and veggies that makes the trend so appealing?

According to Jennifer Pansa, nationally recognized yoga instructor and co-founder of Juice Lab, drinking juice can actually maximize your health and make you feel like a million bucks. What are the benefits of drinking cold-pressed juice as opposed to regular juices? The answer is in the nutrients.

See also: Panther Coffee Opening in Coconut Grove

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Shuckers Waterfront Grill Reopens Tomorrow

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Shuckers reopens with a new deck tomorrow.
Just in time for an early start to the weekend, Shuckers Waterfront Grill will open tomorrow at noon.

The iconic waterfront bar and grill that saw so many Miamians beat the heat with a cold beer and a breeze over the water, opens its new patio Thursday, July 24, at noon.

See also: Shuckers to Reopen This Summer After Last Year's Deck Collapse

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Five Reasons You Need to Go to New Times' Iron Fork 2014

Categories: Iron Fork

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No chefs were harmed in the making of Iron Fork -- yet.
On Thursday, July 31, New Times' Iron Fork Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, and you don't want to miss all the excitement.

There's much to do at Iron Fork. Of course, there will be lots of noshing on the best bites offered by dozens of restaurants, as well as sipping libations. But there's also entertainment, including the totally awesome Iron Fork chef competition.

If you haven't bought tickets yet, here are five reasons for you to jump on them now.

See also: Iron Fork 2014: Aaron Brooks and Todd Erickson Talk Strategy

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Latin House: Chefs Talk Sangria Don Chu and New Pines Location

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The "Goddess of Sangria," Maria Rita Rivera.
If you've ventured to Latin House Burger & Taco Bar, we hope you've ordered the sangria. Since January 2013, Latin House has been the proud sole purveyor of Sangria Don Chu, a tasty libation made weekly by Maria Rita Rivera. Originally a "stalker" of chef Michell Sanchez's Latin House food truck (that's what Sanchez lovingly calls the most loyal fans), Rivera befriended Chef M and he became a great ally for her now-growing sangria business.

Short Order sat down with Rivera over a glass (or two) of sangria to talk about her boozy biz and plans for the future. And Chef M stopped by to reveal news about a second Latin House Burger & Taco Bar, set to open soon in Pembroke Pines.

See also: Hemingway's Birthday: Make the Original Papa Doble From Havana's Floridita Bar

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Love & Vegetables Launches Vegan Cooking Classes: First One All About Mangoes

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From hurtling down from trees, to being sold for big bucks on the auction block, to making their way into entrées all over town, mangoes are so hot right now. Miami is in the midst of its annual mango mania, and what's not to love about it?

For those who can't get enough of the fleshy goodness of this tropical fruit, Keith Kalmanowicz of Love & Vegetables will host a mango cooking class (and tasting) this Saturday. For $75, you can take your mango mastery skills up a notch or two. (And if you're broke, they're also giving away a seat to one lucky Miamian.)

See also: It's Raining Mangoes: Make Pound Cake With Your Seasonal Haul (Recipe)

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MIA Brewing Company Opens for Production

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The MIA brew crew from left to right: Piero Rodriguez, Eddie Leon and Michael Demetrus.
MIA Brewing Company, Miami-Dade County's newest brewery, is officially open for production in Doral.

Owner Eddie Leon received the temporary certificate of occupancy from the City of Doral last week, allowing him to legally use the building as a brewery. The permit lets the brewery produce beer using the existing equipment.

See also: MIA Brewing Company Begins Construction, Hopes to Open By January 2014

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