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El Dorado’s got over the top food and decor

A while back, I decided to say yes to checking out El Dorado 305 on Ocean Drive, not realizing that this used to be Pitbull’s I Love 305 restaurant. One look around though and I knew it was the place, just look at this outrageous decor.

Then, there was the outrageous drink…the one everyone that walked by my table kept asking about. Locals… Continue reading

Getting slimed took me back to the 90s

Seems like the latest trend are these pop-up entertainment/attraction traveling events that keep making their way to Miami. I never made it to the Museum of Ice Cream in Wynwood to jump around in pastel-colored installations and have yet to check out Candytopia in Aventura Mall (billed as an interactive candy wonderland) or the Museum of Illusions on Miami Beach with interactive, immersive… Continue reading

Love mac ‘n cheese? You’ll love I Heart Mac ‘n Cheese

I don’t get up to Broward County much but when I was asked to come check out I Heart Mac ‘n Cheese at their Pembroke Pines location I was thrilled to try it. Pembroke Pines is just one of their many locations in Broward County.

I love mac ‘n cheese so was excited to sample a few of their options, including a few… Continue reading

Seawell Fish ‘n Oyster’s menu as nice as location

Tucked neatly to the side of the main entrance to the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel on Sixth and Washington Ave. on Miami Beach, Seawell Fish ‘n Oyster’s subtle nautical theme and soft lighting are as inviting as any interior gets. Plus, this is also the home of the cool Minnow Bar, a not to be missed spot.

The menu my husband and I had… Continue reading

Shimuja pop-up in Sunset Harbour gives taste of what’s to come

Absolutely, ramen is the new “it” dish as is evident in this blog where I’m again writing about a new ramen spot. It’s Shimuja and I got to experience the pop-up in Sunset Harbour which was around until Dec. 1. Their brick and mortar will come in 2020 to the same neighborhood.

The ramen here is legit. We’re talking a ramen stock that… Continue reading

Fast casual InRamen new to South Miami

Ramen is having a major moment in Miami’s culinary scene, which is why this is the first of two posts you’ll be seeing from me about the delectable Chinese soup/meal. It is so hearty and chock full of goodness it really does eat like a meal.

This one is about InRamen, a new spot in South Miami where they’re making “signature handcrafted ramen”… Continue reading

Coyo Taco Gables introduces brunch & it’s a party

Coyo Taco’s famous for having the “secret back room” at both their Wynwood and Coral Gables location so naturally, when they unveiled their brunch items in the Gables, the party was in that back room.

And a party it was, with a DJ spinning, drinks flowing and copious amounts of food served, all afternoon long. I love the bar in the back room… Continue reading

Caja Caliente expands Cuban taco reach to Gables, Yay!

The Caja Caliente food truck, tucked inside an open air corner location on NE 2nd Ave. and 26 St. always calls my name when I drive by. I usually answer the call by making a stop and delving into some delicious tacos. They’re Cuban tacos, c’mon nothing about them this Cuban-American Miami native doesn’t like.

Now as much as I love the vibe… Continue reading

Cooper’s Hawk debuts new location in Galleria Mall

Fort Lauderdale’s Galleria Mall may not seem like the ideal location for the elegant upscale chain Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant but it works. You forget you’re inside a mall thanks to beautiful lighting and a nice expansive layout.

Navigating their large menu for both wine and food can be intimidating but don’t fret, knowledgeable wait staff are there to help. Our server… Continue reading

Aventura Pubbelly’s specials are worth checking out

The Pubbelly location in Aventura Mall is rather stunning, especially for being located in…a mall. But this is no average shopping destination this is Aventura baby.

In the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to experience two specials they’re running here, their Sun’s Out, Buns Out menu which runs through Nov. 30 and a delectable and very affordable lunch menu.

I first… Continue reading