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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

Return to Casa Sensei, this time for brunch

Last time I was at Casa Sensei in Fort Lauderdale, it was for a sake tasting dinner. It was wonderful then and it was great when I went for their recently launched brunch too.

Settling into a lovely table by the window overlooking the water, my friend and I browsed the menu. Brunch options consist of seven entrees, three traditional brunch beverages and… Continue reading

Le Petit Bistrot is new addition to Lincoln Eatery

Luckily, owners Marilyn and Emmanuel Arrebot of Le Petit Bistrot had so much success with their first, smaller concept at Lincoln Eatery, they decided to open at a larger spot in the Miami Beach food hall.

At Le Petit Bistrot, they’ve created a menu focusing on specialties from Paris and the South of France.

The Arrebots are making…

Onion soup gratinee (French onion… Continue reading

Indian favorites with a twist at Maska Brunch

Newish to the Midtown Miami area and a welcome Indian addition is Maska Indian Kitchen + Bar, the sit down restaurant that’s sister to Cho:Tu, the Indian street food spot that’s just a few doors down. I went to Cho:Tu a while back and loved it too.

Courtesy of Maska Facebook

At Maska, the interior is bright and relaxing with lovely gold-toned wall… Continue reading

Eleanor Hoh the Wok Star rocks cooking classes

I’ve become chummy with Eleanor Hoh, the one and only Wok Star given that she and I run in the same circles. We are always seeing each other at monthly events like Creative Mornings and at other spots around Miami.

She’s invited me to attend one of her Wok Star cooking classes several times and I finally was able to say yes. I… Continue reading

Regina’s Grocery debuts at Urbanica The Meridian Hotel

Having the opportunity to return to the quaint hotel in SoFi (south of Fifth Street on South Beach) where I’d attended an event a while back, I jumped at the chance to attend the grand opening of Regina’s Grocery at Urbanica The Meridian Hotel.

Courtesy of Facebook

I remembered they had the coolest check-in area where a vintage suitcase display was part of… Continue reading

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