Scott Conant Dishes on the Opening of Corsair: "It's So F***ing Gorgeous"

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Photo by Carla Torres
The dashing Scott Conant.
In a walkthrough of Corsair, celebrity chef Scott Conant's second Miami endeavor set to open in mid-December at Turnberry Isle, we learned quite a few things about the Chopped judge, Scarpetta owner, and father of two girls. For instance, he likes to curse. And he's a jokester. And in high school, his nickname was "Sexy Little Pancake." Just kidding! (Told you he's a jokester.)

He is, however, so "fucking excited about the pancakes" at Corsair. "They're just sexy," he gushes. The pancakes he's referring to are more like soufflés with chamomile cream. "We're taking the simple things like pancakes and elevating them."

See also: Scott Conant to Open Corsair at Turnberry Isle in November

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SoBe's Swanky Bâoli Restaurant Accused of Fraud and Forgery in Landlord's Lawsuit

Categories: News

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Bâoli is one of the most quintessentially South Beach restaurants, a place where where Pelé and Britto recently popped Dom Pérignon together, Jamie Foxx brought his crew to drop a few Gs on bottle service, and the kitchen made headlines by offering the most expensive burger in Miami.

But behind the luxury sheen and pulsating EDM is another quintessentially Miami Beach story: allegations of forged documents, fraud, and reckless deceit in SoBe's broken permitting system.

See also: Baoli Serves Most Expensive Burger in Miami: $65 for Kobe Beef, Foie Gras, and Black Truffles

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STK to Reopen at 1 Hotel & Homes December 12

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STK sliders are back!
Come December 12, STK will reclaim its proper place on South Beach inside the newly renovated 1 Hotel & Homes (formerly the Perry and the Gansevoort South Beach).

The chic steak house was originally supposed to stay open during the transformation into an eco-friendly lodge, but it shuttered for a "disco nap" when the bright idea of moving the restaurant/lounge to the opposite end of the hotel arose.

1 Hotel & Homes will also be home to Tom Colicchio's new restaurant, which will presumably inhabit the former STK space.

See also: STK Closes: Scheduled to Reopen in Fall 2013

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Four Seasons Food Truck Comes to Miami; Edge Steak & Bar Hits the Streets

Categories: News, Street Eats

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When you think of a brand like Four Seasons, street food doesn't necessarily spring to mind. But come Thursday, that perception might change. This is because the Four Seasons Food Truck East Coast tour concludes with a five-day visit to the Magic City.

Yep. Four Seasons has a food truck, and it has traveled the country, hitting up the West Coast last year in its inaugural run and now showing the East some love as part of its second road trip through the States.

See also: Papa John's Fritos Chili Pizza: Genius or Heinous?

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Tamarina Opening on Tuesday in Former Lippi Space

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Come Tuesday, the Brickell space where Lippi formerly operated under star chef Philippe Ruiz, will re-open its doors. The owners are the same, but the new restaurant will be called Tamarina. Owners Tunu and Yona Puri have teamed up with restaurateur Arjun Waney for a coastal Italian restaurant concept that will seat up to 200 persons.

Open for lunch and dinner, Tamarina will include an al fresco Champagne bar and terrace for sipping on bubbly while enjoying a nice crudo or something similar.

See also: Tamarina to Replace Lippi in Brickell

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New Times Is Looking For an Arts and Culture Editor

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Miami New Times is looking for a writer and editor to oversee coverage of all things related to art, theater, and other cultural happenings in America's hottest city. The job entails working closely with a pool of freelancers to produce Night+Day, our weekly print guide to the city, while editing, writing, and helping promote content for our Cultist culture blog. Among the events to be covered are the Miami International Film Festival, the Miami Book Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach.

This is a full-time position that requires some previous journalism experience, a strong voice and diverse cultural interests. Only applicants who live in, or have lived in, the Miami metro area will be considered. Full benefits included. Send a cover letter, resume and your three best clips to: editjobs@miaminewtimes.com

Mandarin Oriental Chefs Cook at James Beard House and Bring Menu Back to Miami

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Lobster.
The Mandarin Oriental can shine a little brighter in Brickell Key. Azul Chef William Crandall and La Mar by Gastón Acurio Executive Chef Diego Oka hosted a dinner at the James Beard House in New York this past Saturday.

We got a peek into the kitchen of this home turned foundation and exclusive dining venue during prep for this exciting meal. We witnessed the antithesis of chaos as the 6 foot 7 chef Crandall and Oka expertly navigated their way through tight quarters and aimed to bring a taste of Miami along with their own perspective.

For Miamians who always wanted to get a taste of James Beard House level cuisine, you can sample some of the same dishes served until October 20th at the two restaurants in the Mandarin Oriental during dinner service.

See also: La Mar: Peruvian Classics Elevated to Haute Cuisine

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Skydiver Jumps Off Plane With First Batch of Stone Crabs Wearing GoPro (Video)

Categories: Musings, News

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Courtesy of Coconut Grove Seafood Festival
Yesterday marked the beginning of stone crab season and the start of the business year for Joe's Stone Crab, which opened its doors at 5 p.m ., serving the first batch of claws to Miamians eager to get their hands on them (or with reservations we presume).

If you happened to be by Peacock Park yesterday morning, you may have seen something in the sky. It wasn't a bird, or a plane (although there was a plane involved). It was a skydiver with a cooler keeping the first batch of the crustaceans straight from the morning boats fresh and ready for landing. Don't believe us? Watch the video for yourself.

See also: Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Back for Second Year; Skydiver to Drop Stone Crab Tomorrow Morning

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Proof Pizza & Pasta Brings Neapolitan Style to Midtown

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All photos by Carla Torres
Proof Pizza & Pasta, now open in Midtown.
If you happen to drive by the former Copperbox space, you'll notice it has windows. And it's no longer copper, but rather white. That's because Proof Pizza & Pasta opened quietly last Friday.

The Neapolitan-style pizza joint comes to Midtown from Justin Flit, whose prior experience includes Daniel Boulud's DBGB in New York City and, most recently, Bourbon Steak, where he was executive sous chef.

See also: Panther's Joel and Leticia Pollock on Changing Local Coffee Culture: "There Aren't Baristas Falling Off Trees in Miami"

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Miami Smokers: Miami's First All-Natural Smokehouse Opens Monday

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All photos by Carla Torres
A new kind of smokehouse opens October 13.
Happier pigs lead to better bacon, at least that's what the duo behind Miami Smokers believes and practices. Miami natives Andres Barrientos and James Bowers cure and smoke Heritage Breed pasture-raised pigs that are allowed to walk and eat as they please. Chances are you've had a taste of their no antibiotic and hormone-free candied bacon or high-quality charcuterie in a burger at Kush, in the chicken and waffles at Eating House, or in some ice cream at Azucar.

Bowers and Barrientos are now expanding their bread and butter, or pork business, to include all types of charcuterie. On Monday, October 13, they'll soft-open the doors to their hand-built but state-of-the-art smoking, aging and curing facility in the heart of Little Havana.

See also: Miami Smokers' Kickstarter Campaign: Funds for Makin' Bacon

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