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Look to Stefano Versace for more than just gelato

Chances are you’ve had gelato from Stefano Versace since they’ve got locations in Aventura and International Malls and in Wynwood and Key Biscayne. They’re also expanding to Coconut Grove and Sunny Isles but now you can also enjoy lunch there, at their Brickell location Stefano Versace Bistro Cafe.

Walk in and you’ll immediately see their extensive selection of homemade gelatos but save that… Continue reading

Nothing salty about Sala’o Bar & Pescaderia

Little Havana’s got a new Cuban restaurant and I’m just loving the name. Sala’o (which is Spanish slang for “salty”) is a great name for a place whose menu is primarily seafood. Pictures of late author and avid fisherman Ernest Hemingway, whose ties to and love for Havana have been well documented in his novels detailing his travels there, adorn the walls here.… Continue reading

Rosé Thursdays are a thing at Traymore by Michael Schwartz

What could be better than sipping rosé on a hot summer afternoon? Drinking it on the terrace and garden at Traymore by Michael Schwartz located in the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach.

For Rosé Thursdays which run through October, the Bodvár Rosé No. 1 and 5 are both nice light wines and sold by both the glass ($10 and $12 respectively) or by the… Continue reading

Upland’s pizza and cocktails make a great pair

Often in this blog I’ve talked about my love for Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbor neighborhood but I also love the vibe that’s South of Fifth Street. That’s probably why I loved getting to finally dine at Upland, a lovely restaurant I’d been wanting to try for some time.

Known for serving up a great brunch, turns out the pizzas on that menu are… Continue reading

Summer kick-off at Fi’lia was a Spritzy Italian wonder

The classic Aperol Spritz is the ideal cocktail to kick off summer and it paired perfectly with a few select new menu items at Fi’lia in the SLS Brickell during their Summer Soiree.

With a kitschy Aperol Spritz bar where the refreshing orange cocktails were handmade and an endless array of new menu items, it was a fun, relaxing, no-pretense evening.

Here’s a… Continue reading

Tour of Lincoln Rd. ends with stop at Time Out Market Miami

Lincoln Road is seeing a return to it’s first days as a hotbed of independent stores with a few of them opening up alongside the chains like Banana Republic, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Express and H&M.

Returning to Lincoln Road so far are Fritz’s Skate, Bike & Surf Shop, the Dog Bar and Lulu Laboratorium. More are set to be announced so know that… Continue reading

Champions Bar & Grill serving up sophisticated menu in elegant sports bar

Aptly named Champions Bar & Grill, probably because it faces one of the golf world’s most challenging courses, the Blue Monster in Doral, this elegant restaurant has a well-crafted menu sure to please golfers and more.

Having recently announced Executive Chef James Rogers to oversee all culinary at Champions, as well as throughout the resort, the meal we had showed his extensive experience.… Continue reading

The Sylvester’s chic, tropical look is a welcome change

A welcome change to what this space used to be when the guys from Beaker & Gray took it over. As it’s previous incarnation Boombox, it lacked personality and was a bit too “clubby.” Now it’s exactly what you would expect from B&G.

Here’s a look

Photo courtesy of The Sylvester

Sampling their gourmet bar bites and of course outstanding cocktails made for… Continue reading

How I love thee, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

I’ve been a fan of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar for so many years and have had so many countless amazing meals there that when I was invited to try their happy hour, I couldn’t get there fast enough.

What was just as much fun as trying all their amazing food and cocktails was sitting at the table with so many fellow foodies.… Continue reading

Bohemian vibe is strong at Proyecto Tulum

When you know the food is from La Santa Taqueria, and you arrive at a place with such a Bohemian vibe you know it’s gonna be a good night. That was our experience at Proyecto Tulum in Wynwood.

The carefully curated sacred space is described as “relaxing, soothing, modern, tropical structured, raw, wanderlust and textures” on their website. Aside from the great food,… Continue reading