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Nostalgic vibe and great Cuban eats at Havana 1957

Walking into this Lincoln Road restaurant, you’ll encounter walls filled with nostalgic scenes from Havana Cuba circa 1950’s and music from that era as well. The inside seating is minimal, with no more than 30 seats and there’s outdoor seating too but being Cuban-American, I loved sitting inside and taking in that atmosphere.

Sangrias to start off our meal.

My husband loved the… Continue reading

Bakan in Wynwood serves lovely dishes in an equally lovely setting

Driving by Bakan on a regular basis was almost torture, I kept meaning to stop in but just couldn’t make the time, until recently when I got around to going in and trying their Miami Spice menu which by the way, is available through the end of the month for both lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Photo courtesy of Bakan Facebook… Continue reading

Chef Adrianne Calvo moves Cracked to new digs

You might remember Cracked (and The Beverly for desserts) from the Yumbrella food hall in the Shops at Sunset Place. Well now Chef Adrianne has relocated both to a cozy corner location in South Miami where No Name Chinese once took up residence.

Cracked by Chef Adrianne in South Miami, photo courtesy of Facebook

The updated look is fresh, airy and inviting and… Continue reading

Coyo Taco’s now on Giralda Plaza & it’s got a secret back room too

The Coyo Taco expansion continues with a new location on Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables. Easy to spot thanks to their recognizable blue namesake sign, the interior has that Coyo vibe but amped up a bit.

Courtesy of Coyo Taco Facebook page

Love the string lights hanging from the ceiling and ample seating area. As with the other Coyos it’s an open kitchen… Continue reading

El Toro’s a cool addition to The Anderson

The cocktails at the very hip The Anderson bar along NE 79 St., have always been creative and delicious and their food’s pretty stellar too. Now thanks to new owner Ken Lyon, a fixture in Miami’s food scene since his days on Lincoln Road and also at Wynwood Yard, there’s a whole new way to enjoy The Anderson.

He’s completely transformed the exterior… Continue reading

Brunch at Phuc Yea…heck yeah!

If you want to have a good time at brunch and have some amazing Vietnamese/Cajun fusion you need to put Phuc Yea in the MiMo District on Biscayne Blvd. on your list of brunch spots.

With Miami Spice going on through Sept. 30, now’s the perfect time to give it a try because their Brunch at $23 is a complete steal.

First things… Continue reading

Left with heart full after watching this film

I’m taking a bit of a departure from my usual food posts to share something very near and dear to my heart, spreading the message of inclusion and seeing people with disabilities thriving in life.

I first heard about the film “The Peanut Butter Falcon” from a friend who sent me a message on Facebook. She had read the synopsis of this heartwarming… Continue reading

Michael Schwartz puts his touch on Traymore at COMO

You may have seen mention of the Traymore by Michael Schwartz at COMO Miami Beach in a previous post on this blog during a special event but this time I got to experience the restaurant’s full menu.

On the website, Traymore is described as bringing “fresh Floridian flavors and bright Southeast Asian influences to Miami Beach.” It certainly delivers all of that.

Stepping… Continue reading

Prepare for a Spice feast at these hotels

Foodies, prepare for a veritable feast of flavors during Miami Spice at two South Beach hotels that are home to four restaurants (two in each hotel) but that are also just a block away from each other.

At the Delano Hotel on 16 St. and Collins Ave. UMI Sushi & Sake offers you well…sushi and sake while at Leynia you can enjoy Argentine… Continue reading

Italian at its best at Via Emilia Garden in Midtown Miami

The care and love that husband and wife owners Chef Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori and Valentina Imbrenda have put into the new Via Emilia Garden in Midtown Miami is evident in both the decor and food. And probably because they’ve been operating the popular Via Emilia 9 on Miami Beach since 2014.

Giving off a rustic vibe, the light colored interior and light and… Continue reading