Lost Restaurants of Miami: Part V

WHEN IT CAME TO GREAT RESTAURANTS, WE WERE NEVER A BACKWATER TOWN! By Seth H. Bramson As we conclude our series on Greater Miami’s great restaurants of the past, we want to make certain that, for now well more than 100 years, our town has had great places to eat, dine, enjoy a meal or a […]

/ December 7, 2022

Lost Restaurants of Miami: Part IV

THE GREAT STEAK HOUSES By Seth H. Bramson The memories of not only the great years of grand and glorious dining — as well as of the wonderful places with all the happy memories connected to and with them — just keep roaring back, and with our discussions of the earlier years and some of […]

/ November 2, 2022

Lost Restaurants of Miami: Part III

By Seth H. Bramson As noted previously, the food and beverage business’ history in this area actually goes back to pre-1900, and in our first two installments (Read Part I and Part II) we brought the story up to the late 1920’s. Although the Great Depression occurred in 1929, and “the five terrible events” which […]

/ October 5, 2022

Local Biz Spotlight on Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill

Produced for Jesta Hotels by The New Tropic Creative Studio Where can Miami find you? How long have you been in business?  Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill has been serving Miamians for 33 years at 1819 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141. For those unfamiliar, give us the low down on Shuckers. Shuckers […]

/ September 20, 2022

Lost Restaurants of Greater Miami: Part II

By Seth H. Bramson The growth of Greater Miami was nothing short of phenomenal, beginning almost immediately following World War I, and it was that growth that brought about the great Florida “boom” of the early to mid-1920s. In retrospect, most American historians now recognize and agree that the tremendous American boom of the twenties […]

/ September 1, 2022

Lost Restaurants of Greater Miami: Part I

By Seth H. Bramson, Barry University Adjunct Professor of History and Historian in Residence, Florida East Coast Railway Company Historian, and author of more than 30 books on Florida history. When Arcadia and The History Press asked me to write the book as part of their “Lost Restaurants” series, I was limited to 120 images, […]

/ August 3, 2022

A look at Miami’s biggest restaurant openings and closings of 2021

Chug’s is one of the many notable new spots that joined the South Florida food scene this year. (📸: By Geoffrey and Dianne at Miami Food Pug After a crazy 2020, nobody knew what to expect in 2021. With 2022 now right around the corner, it feels safe to say that things were a […]

/ December 20, 2021

How to do downtown Miami in a day – a guide for locals by locals

In A Considered Afternoon, we explore itineraries for decidedly local weekend afternoons spent discovering Miami’s hidden corners and unexpected treasures. Downtown is suits and ties and the 9-to-5 grind to many of us, but with an influx of new residents, a ton of history and some surprising culture, it’s also a fun place to spend a Saturday.

/ July 22, 2021

Dragon Fruit? What it tastes like – how to eat it – and facts 

This month we’ve been profiling four exotic fruits you can find all over Miami and how to eat them. Dropping in with info on the dragon fruit.

/ July 8, 2021

How to Make Ceviche Miami-Style

Need a fast, fresh meal? Step away from the stove and serve up some delicious Miami seafood with this exclusive video lesson and recipe from My Ceviche executive chef Sam Gorenstein.

/ July 8, 2021