The number of people sickened in the cyclospora outbreak traced back to McDonald’s salads with romaine lettuce and carrots from Fresh Express is up to at least 436, according to the most recent updates from the FDA and CDC.
Nine Miami-Dade or Broward County, FL, restaurants got cited for rodent activity. Some restaurants got caught with rodent droppings on prep tables, one place got caught with dead rats and another place had reptile droppings.
New Orleans sued St. Roch Market Miami’s owners to change the name. A federal judge granted an injunction to keep the owners from using the name to open more food halls. Miami can keep its name while the issue goes to court.
Babe’s Meat & Counter in Palmetto Bay is a mom-and-pop butcher shop that cures its own meats and makes its own sausages, along with bringing in fine, local meats. They also make the Canadian poutine on Sundays.
Mojo Donuts will open a third location of their wild-flavored, gourmet doughnuts. Their upcoming restaurant will make South Miami a hotly contested market for doughnut lovers as Salty Donut and Honeybee Doughnuts will be in direct competition.
Ivan Nieves and David Flores had every reason to leave Puerto Rico and never look back. Hurricane Maria destroyed their home, damaged their business and left close family needing medical care. They opened a new restaurant, La Social, in Miami but kept their restaurant in Puerto Rico open, as well.
John Lermayer, the man who brought the mixology movement to Miami, was posthumously awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in July 2018. He died June 7 at age 45. His bar, Sweet Liberty, won two other awards.
Concrete Beach Brewery in Wynwood accidentally left a batch of craft beer brewing when Hurricane Irma hit last fall. It turned out so good they brewed a new batch. Bouvalay beer will be released in August 2018.
Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats recalled 1,000 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef as a precaution after company testing found E. coli (STEC) in some beef. The company supplies food trucks, caterers and small restaurants.
Starbucks removed the dairy labels off its steaming pitchers and blenders, labels that made food allergy sufferers feel more protected against cross contamination. Starbucks feels going without labels is more transparent and realistic.
McDonald’s pulled salads from 3,000 stores over 14 states while the FDA and CDC investigates another outbreak of cyclospora, a parasite that can cause watery diarrhea and frequent, explosive bowel movements.
Miami Spice, the annual dining promotion from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced its 2018 menus and participating restaurants. The list includes more than 200 restaurants. Three-course menus for brunch, lunch and dinner.
In the latest Roach Report, 12 Miami-Dade restaurants got cited for roach or insect activity and seven of them got shut down for at least a day. That includes a Church's Chicken restaurant, which was cited for almost 300 flies.
Obituary: John Lermayer, co-owner of Sweet Liberty bar in Miami Beach, was found dead Wednesday night. He was an award-winning bartender, winning several awards himself and for the bar through Tales of the Cocktail.
The June Rodent Report includes 10 Miami-Dade and Broward restaurants, among them a Burger King and a Carrabbas Italian Grill, cited for rodent activity by state restaurant inspectors. Fisher Island Beach Club made another appearance.