50 Eggs, Chef Bee Twitter War: "Classic Bully Tactics," "Leave Him Bee"

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The Chef Bee 50 Eggs lawsuit ignites a Twitter war.
Last week, a flame was ignited in the Miami restaurant world when 50 Eggs Restaurant Company LLC sued former Khong River House executive chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, better known as Chef Bee.

The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on August 27, alleges Chef Bee violated several agreements including a non-compete, and that Bee "did not know how to run a professional kitchen". Bee responded by saying 50 Eggs CEO John Kunkel "broke my trust" and that he cooked for 14 hours a day during his tenure at Khong.

Now, chefs are taking to Twitter to respond to the lawsuit.

See also: 50 Eggs Sues Chef Bee, Claims He Broke "Out in Hives if He Had to Cook"

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Free Drinks Before Heat Watch Party at Elwoods Tonight

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Elwoods has your free drinks before the Heat!
Wow. That last Heat game really took a lot out of us, and tonight's game promises to be just as dramatic. What can we say except: you're going to need a drink.

If you haven't pawned your grandmother's ring to buy tickets, we invite you to join up for the Miami New Times' Tweet Up tonight at Elwoods Gastro Pub, followed by a Heat watch party.

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New Times Tweet Up/Heat Party at Gramps Tonight

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Tweet Up at Gramps. The drinks are on us!
Looking for a place to watch the game tonight?

Instead of meeting up, why not Tweet up at Gramps?

Tonight, May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., drinks are on the New Times at our Tweet Up party.


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Ten Twitter Handles to Follow During SoBeWFF

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Andrew Zimmern is a Twitter machine.
Can't make it to this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival? We hear ya. Tickets are kind of expensive.

Fret not. Luckily, Twitter allows complete strangers to pry into the lives of those who live publicly, like Cooking Channel and Food Network idols, for instance.

This year, experience SoBe Fest through these guys and their high-profile tweets. The only other thing that would make the vicarious experience more authentic is if you have a glass of wine in hand at all times. But that would be too hard to handle.

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José Andrés Tweets Graphic Photo of Dead Game, Responds to His Followers' Disapproval

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José Andrés drew much criticism today after Tweeting a graphic photo of dead deer and wild boars. The caption of the photo, which shows a pool of blood in the background, read "A good hunting day! Un buen dia de Caza."

Almost immediately, his followers fired back with messages of insensitivity, some even tagging PETA's Twitter handle.

Two hours after the photo surfaced, he posted an apology and a counter argument for his critics.

See the photo after the jump.

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FoodGossip305 & NotChowfather: Miami Twitterverse's Mean Girls

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Oh no they didn't, Miami.

Did you notice the Mean Girls-style action going on on Twitter this weekend?

Chances are you did. But if you didn't, Miami's food industry gained two new handles to look after: @FoodGossip305 and @NotChowFather. Leading the anonymous secret spiller pack in late December was @MiamiFoodGossip.

Short Order has tried to figure out the people behind the handles -- and there are hints-- but first, a quick recap of the name-calling and hair-pulling that went down over the weekend.

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Tonight: Free Drinks at Taverna Opa Tweet Up

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Join the New Times crew tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Taverna Opa at Mary Brickell Village for this month's Tweet Up event. Celebrate the near-end of the work week with free Flor de Caña rum and Radeberger German beer. Free light bites from Taverna's menu will also be passed around. Live Tweeting will be in full effect, just remember to use the hashtag #NTTweetUp.

Let the napkins fly and the elixirs flow -- opa!

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Johnson & Wales Restaurant Giveaway: Tweet and Win

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Win a gift certificate to Pubbelly with a tweet! Sweet!
Johnson & Wales University graduates hang their toques at some of South Florida's best restaurants. Chefs like Timon Balloo, Michelle Bernstein, and Jose Mendin have gone from JWU's campus to some of the finest and most lauded kitchens in Miami.

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World-Renowned Chef Jose Andres Hires Miami Food Truck For Employee Party

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Sakaya Kitchen catered an intimate employee dinner for chef Jose Andres last night.
The buzz is mounting for The Bazaar by Chef Jose Andres' Miami Beach opening in two weeks -- with much of that buzz being created by the uber-talented chef himself.

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Tweeting Toasters? The Next Step In Kitchen Tech for 2012

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There's no question that if left unattended, our kitchen appliances can develop minds of their own, but tweeting toasters? What the hell?

This is a prediction from a report released last month by Massachusetts-based marketing research firm International Data Corporation.

IDC predicts that 2012 will see the arrival of microblogging by things, allowing people to follow the status of a device.

"We predict that in the next 18 months, we will see acceleration in the use of microblogging technology...for people to follow the 'state' of things that are relevant to them," says Frank Genz, author of the report. "This could include a Twitter-like feed to 'follow' the status of a connected appliance in your house to see if it's operating correctly or if it needs service."

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