Grilling Class at BLT Prime; Rum Dinner Party at SUGARCANE

August 26, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News

Start off Labor Day weekend with a grilling class—or celebrate early at a rum-centric dinner party. These and more events in this week's Miami food news. 

BLT Prime tuna tartare

BLT Prime's tuna tartare 

Labor Day Grill Class at BLT Prime

Prep for your Labor Day barbecue with a grilling class and tasting at BLT Prime inside Trump National Doral on Saturday, August 30. The three-hour class begins at 2:30 p.m. with a handcraft cocktail toast with Chef Dustin Ward. The grillmaster will then show students how to make a three-course meal of items from the restaurant's menu—tuna tartare, grilled skirt steak, and panna cotta—which you'll have the chance to sample. Reservations are required; 4400 N.W. 87th Ave., Miami, 305-591-6606

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The Cutest Celeb Pups in Honor of National Dog Day

August 26, 2014 | by cynthia correa | Talk of the Town

We're celebrating National Dog Day by browsing the cutest (and furriest) doggie Instagram uploads from your favorite celebrities.

Jimmy Fallon and Gary’s Lazy Saturday


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Which Chef and Blogger Are Behind the New Raw Bar in Town?

August 25, 2014 | by Bill Kearney | Food & Drink News

What happens when a celebrated chef and an astute food blogger enter into a bromance? The restaurant, of their dreams.

One of the many oyster varieties offered at Migonette's raw bar. 

The wheels of Mignonette, the new raw bar and seafood joint that opened last week in Edgewater, were first set in motion years ago when chef Daniel Serfer habitually read Ryan Roman’s food blog,, and pined for his then-new Blue Collar restaurant to earn a ranking. It took 10 months for that ranking to come, but it eventually did.

Roman became a regular at Blue Collar, and the two became fast friends, so much so that Roman was the best man at Serfer’s wedding. They ate out, critiqued dishes—including Serfer’s—and brainstormed on the Miami food scene. Both smitten with oysters, they envisioned the perfect raw bar in Miami, and once they finally found a space, they built it.

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