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WTF? – Where’s the Food? Episode One – The Premiere!

In the works for some time now, I have my first podcast!!!!

WTF? – Where’s the Food?, a weekly podcast available RIGHT NOW! Episode One – The Premiere is available now on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Soundcloud or wherever you get your podcast from. Click HERE to subscribe on iTunes!

In my debut food podcast, thefood-e’s Nick sits down with Chef Lorena Garcia to talk about her new restaurant in Vegas, Chica, her favorite food city and her last meal on earth (2:40). Then we dive deep into some food news you can use or possibly not use on Chipotle, Moet, Shake Shack and Roberta’s Pizza (13:36) and Jamie from Everything Delish calls in to discuss her Instagram fame, some food photography tips and the Toronto food scene (17:09).

We hope you enjoy and don’t forget to review and rate the podcast on iTunes if you like it. Click HERE to review.

Listen to Episode One – The Premiere below:

News/ WTF? - Where's the Food? Podcast

Something New…

you’ve been hearing about it for some days now, well here’s the good news! I’m launching something new.

I present to you WTF? – Where’s the Food?, a weekly podcast available RIGHT NOW! Episode One – The Premiere is available now on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Soundcloud or wherever you get your podcast from. Click HERE to listen!

More than just a regular food podcast, food lover Nick aka thefood-e is bringing you a food podcast for the ages, one for all our hungry friends out there. WTF? – Where’s the Food? features interviews with local and national chefs, some food news, food porn of the week, and get to know some of your favorite Instagram and food bloggers. Will I eat on the show? Of course I will because #NeverStopEating!

I think this is the next step in the evolution of the blog and I hope you agree with me and download, listen and subscribe. The show will get better with time. If you have any feedback, please let me know. I would love to hear from you!

New episodes will be available every Tuesday!

I hope you give the podcast a chance and if you enjoy the podcast, please leave a comment and review on iTunes.



Restaurants Giving Back to Hurricane Irma

KINGS Dining and Entertainment Doral located at CityPlace Doral
KINGS Dining and Entertainment Doral is taking quick action to help with the recovery efforts following Irma’s path across the Caribbean and Florida by raising relief funds throughout the month of September. On Monday, September 18 and Monday, September 25, 50% of Kings’gaming sales will go directly to hurricane relief efforts. Kings will also have ‘Bowl for Hurricane Relief’ bracelets available at each of Kings’ locations for $5 each, with all profits going directly to relief efforts. For every $10 that any Kings’ guest donates through Kings’“Bowl for Hurricane Relief” GoFundMe page, that guest will be entered into a raffle to win a King Pin Room party at the Kings location of their choosing. For every corporate event booked at Kings between September 25th and September 29th, Kings will donate $100 to hurricane relief efforts.

Sugar Factory Ocean Drive
Sugar Factory Ocean Drive is hosting a FREE Food Drive for those affected by Irma. Sugar Factory Ocean Drive is giving away a free meal to those affected by Irma starting today until Friday, Sept. 15th from 11AM – 4PM.


David Chang to Open Fuku at Hard Rock Stadium

David Chang is bringing his talents down to South Florida.

David Chang is opening a Fuku inside of Hard Rock Stadium just in time for football season.

David Chang is known for his Momofuku restaurants in New York City, Sydney, Washington, DC, Las Vegas, and Toronto. His restaurants have gained world-wide recognition for their innovative take on cuisine, while supporting local, sustainable and responsible farmers and food purveyors.

Fuku is a casual chicken concept by Momofuku. Originally started as a fried chicken sandwich joint, Fuku has since grown to serve a variety of chicken and seasonal offerings, along with beer, slushies, and more.

Fuku will be located in outside of section 116 and 319.

The menu includes Fuku’s spicy fried chicken sandwich, Fuku fingers and fries, Fuku fries and a fuku slushie.

Details are limited right now, but get excited for some fried chicken sandwiches.

Credit @footballfoodie


News/ Openings

Dizengoff Fills Your Hummus Needs in Wynwood

Chef Michael Solomonov have officially opened Dizengoff, right next to their popular Federal Donuts in Wynwood.

Dizengoff is known for their hummus.

The hummus at Dizengoff is made fresh daily and topped with rotating garnishes like corn masabacha with chickpeas and tehina; onion with turnips, turmeric and schug. The hummus comes with fresh baked pita, Israeli salad and pickles. The menu also includes some sides and a Lemonnana, which is a Israeli frozen mint lemonade. On Sundays and only on Sundays, Dizengoff serves their version of shakshuka, North-African baked eggs in a spicy tomato and pepper stew, served with pita.

Check out the full menu here.

Dizengoff Wynwood is now open Sunday to Wednesday from 10a to 8p and Thursday to Saturday until 10p.

Photo : Giovanny Gutierrez / ChatChow TV
News/ Openings

Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford to Open Stubborn Seed This September

Top Chef Season 13 winner Jeremy Ford is opening two restaurants come this fall.

The first one will be called Stubborn Seed and will open sometime this September at 101 Washington Avenue in the former TiramesU space. He is opening Stubborn Seed with Grove Bay Hospitality Group.

No details have been released on the restaurant or menu, but it will be “seasonally” focused with dishes like a 5-second wahoo made with a spicy buttermilk dressing, jalapeño ferment, sea grapes and Florida peach.

As for his second restaurant, no additional details have been released yet.

Look for an opening date here soon!


Sad! Stephen Starr’s The Continental Closes

In sad news, one of our favorites for brunch, The Continental has closed.

The Continental has been open since August 2015 and had been a hit for brunch.

When you visit, The Continental’s website, it redirects to a blank page.


RIP Continental and your Philly cheesesteak Eggrolls 😔



The Citadel Adds New Tenants

The Citadel, an all-day dining, shopping, working and lifestyle destination surrounded by Miami’s historic Little River neighborhood, announces its next wave of confirmed tenants that will elevate the city’s lunch and dinner experience while serving a culinary makeover to South Florida’s food scene in a uniquely collaborative setting.

Scheduled to open Winter 2017, the collaborative lifestyle space will embrace its original function as a Federal Reserve Bank to become a protective yet welcoming collection of Miami’s creatives and artisans. The property will consist of a first-floor food hall, service-oriented mezzanine, retail spaces, radio and production studios, and rooftop entertainment oasis and bar. Entercom Communications, the fourth-largest radio company in the U.S., will occupy the third floor as a studio and production space. MADE at The Citadel, a cultural hub that has altered Miami’s co-working scene is located directly across the street, bringing a constant flow of patrons and growth to the neighborhood and The Citadel.

An applauded next step in Miami’s gastronomic scene, The Citadel is welcoming new tenants to its diverse food hall concept which will make up one of the building’s primary pillars. Some of the city’s best-known dining establishments will unveil new concepts and experiences alongside brand new businesses – all will showcase their own interpretation of the culture and flavor of Miami. The most recent confirmed tenants that will make this hotspot a crave-worthy lunch and dinner destination include: Stanzione, Bianco Gelato and Smashing Avo’s.

  • Stanzione 87: An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria celebrating the art of pizza making and bringing a historically traditional, yet lesser-known, version of pizza to Miami. Importing only the finest ingredients from Italy to making its own mozzarella daily in-house, Stanzione uses the highest quality ingredients and tools to create the best Neapolitan pizza. To learn more, visit
  • Bianco Gelato: Organic Italian gelato, crafted the old-fashioned way. Using fresh, all-natural ingredients including real organic milk (dairy free, low fat and low sugar options available), Bianco Gelato creates the sweet treat you crave without GMOs, artificial ingredients or chemicals. Popular flavors include pistachio, hazelnut and Belgian chocolate. To learn more, visit
  • Smashing Avo’s: A new creation from the minds of the creators behind Coral Gables’ famed Threefold Café, Smashing Avo’s is a concept that embraces the creamy and healthful benefits of avocado toast. Created around the success of their original Avo Toast, fans will choose from a rotating menu of 8-10 avocado toast combinations with varying toppings. Stay tuned to learn more.

The Citadel’s 60,000 square foot space reflects the city’s MiMo architectural style and will provide the community with a platform that enables unique and/or small businesses to overcome the challenges of excelling in a large city. Without ever having to leave the premises, creative tenants, locals and visitors will discover inspiration on every floor, united by the hunger for successful collaboration and power of exceptional food.


SUGARCANE raw bar grill Launches CANVAS Benefitting No Kid Hungry

Timon Balloo, Executive Chef and partner of SUGARCANE raw bar grill, has been appointed as the new South Florida Chair of Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, one of the nation’s premier culinary benefits to end childhood hunger in America. Balloo has decided to take it a step further with the launch of CANVAS, a program that was created to raise awareness and funds for the organization.

CANVAS is a virtual guest chef series that launched in February with Chef Clay Conley of Buccan, Imoto, The Sandwich Shop at Buccan, and Grato. The program supports Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, activating chefs from across the country to virtually participate in a month-long program that highlights a unique and inspiring dish created using a bowl as a blank “canvas.” CANVAS’ upcoming all-star lineup of featured chefs include:

· April – JJ Johnson, Executive Chef of The Cecil and Minton’s located in Harlem
· May – Pichet Ong, Corporate Pastry Chef for Sugar and Plumm™, located in New York City
· June – Beau MacMillan, Food Network celebrity chef and Executive Chef of Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in Arizona

Additional chef collaborations for CANVAS for the remainder of the year will be announced soon.

Events/ General/ News

Your Guide to the Unofficial Events of SOBEWFF 2017

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival officially kicks off tonight! Lots of events are sold out, but you could still score some tickets to some awesome events too! If that’s not your thing, don’t worry there are plenty of ‘Unofficial’ SOBEWFF events happening all over the city that might be up your alley.

Here is your guide to the Unofficial Events of SOBEWFF 2017:

All Week

Pubbelly Burger Week – February 20th – February 25th
The menu will include 10 burgers designed by Chef Mendin, Chef Guillermo Concha & Chef Craig Wolsk. Monday thru Thursday for Lunch; Friday for Lunch; Friday and Saturday for Late night. Info

Wednesday, February 22nd

SOBEWFF Kick Off After Party at Pawn Broker – 11p
Will Rivas, Beverage Director of the Pubbelly Group, will be hosting nationally renowned (and very good friend) bartender, Yael Vengroff, at Pawn Broker, for the greatest rooftop after-party in Downtown Miami. Top bartender of The Spare Room, Hollywood CA, Yael will use delicious & exotic tastes to craft her concoctions at the Miami Rooftop, and William Rivas, will craft an exciting assortment of cocktails, representing the finest Pawn Broker has to offer.

Thursday, February 23rd

SOBEWFF Kick Off Dinner: Childhood Memories February 23 – 8p
In collaboration with Miami Ink’s clothing line, Ruthless & Toothless, Chef Jose Mendin will be serving up a collection of original dishes inspired by his childhood memories, alongside great friends Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of Toro. To top the night off, making an exclusive appearance will be Darren Brass, of the celebrated reality show, Miami Ink. It will be a night you won’t want to miss! $85 pp – Tickets

Made In Dade Chef’s Cookout – Phuc Yea – 8p
Michael Beltran from Ariete, Rene Reyes & John Gallo from Pinch Kitchen, Niven Patel from Ghee Indian Kitchen, Cesar Zapata from Phuc Yea. Featuring a selection of the crispest east and west coast oysters by Blue Island Oysters & Estrella Damm Beer and a chef inspired menu of Viet Cajun Seafood Boil / crawfish, shrimp, clams, potatoes, andouille sausage, corn, Vietnamese aromatics, beer, Glazed Caramel Pork Spare Ribs / fish sauce caramel, scallions, sesame, apple wood smoked, Pig-nics / caja china roasted hams, lemon grass, chillies, garlic, ginger, pho spice and Sides, Fixins & Sauces prepared by guest chefs. Tickets are $34-50 and available on here.

Midnight Breakfast Club – Brava! – 11p
Join Trends on Trends and Chef Brad Kilgore of Brava! and Alter in Miami for a Midnight Breakfast Club full of breakfast sandwiches, stickers, and lots of boozy beverages at BRAVA By Brad Kilgore. Food and fun and open bar for as long as the alcohol lasts… so we suggest getting there early. Tickets are only $25 per person! Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 24th

Alter for the Eats, Rhymes, and Life – Alter/East – 7p
Join James Beard nominated Chef, Bradley Kilgore at James Beard nominated restaurant, Alter for the Eats, Rhymes, and Life event hosted at Alter and sponsored by Breakthru Beverage and the new East Hotel. Beginning at 7 pm with an Interactive 5 Course Dinner with Beverage and Music Pairings from Chefs Brad Kilgore and Brandon Brumback and Co-Hosted by Jarobi White of Tribe Called Quest followed by After Party Access on the 40th Floor of East Hotel, DJ set by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Cocktails and Wines Offered from Breakthru Beverage. Full Event Access is $250 per person. Call Alter at 305 573 5996 or email at [email protected] (NOTE: Dinner is SOLD OUT)

Ramen Late Night at Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach – Midnight
The grand finale to SOBEWFF, it’s Ramen Late Night at Pubbelly Sushi, Miami Beach. Hosted by Chef Jose Mendin, Chef Richie Nakano formerly of Hapa Ramen, will be cooking alongside the Miami chef creating 2 very tasty Ramen dishes. And, making a very special musical appearance and his debut act at the venue, is DJ Terry Cloth.

Saturday, February 25th

Oh Baby I Like It Raw – Izzy’s Fish & Oyster – 10p
Come throw down with Jamie DeRosa on Saturday, February 25 at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster’s raw bar for their second edition of “Oh Baby I Like It Raw” guest chef series. The fun starts at 10 pm and the two guest chefs on deck will be Boston favorites, Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer of The Little Donkey. The Bostonians, Jamie B. and Ken, will be putting their spin on Scallop Crudo and Tuna Tataki. Jamie plans to keep it tropical with his Florida Citrus and White Soy Ponzu inspired dressed oyster.

Sunday, February 26th

La Resaca – Taquiza– 1p
Join Steve Santana and local friends on Sunday, February 26 at 1 PM for La Resaca, a special brunch collaboration with local Chefs William Crandall, Niven Patel, Michael Beltran and Roland Baker of Vice City Bean. Taquiza 1506 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL.