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Daring new show “The Secret Silk” debuts on Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess

Bringing a Broadway caliber show to a cruise ship stage is no easy feat. That’s why Princess Cruises once again enlisted the genius of Stephen Schwartz to produce their latest production “The Secret Silk” for the Royal Princess ship. This is their third time working with the Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer.

It took two years of development to bring the show… Continue reading

Steak Brasil Churrascaria in Downtown has the meats and more

The Executive Lunch is a bargain at Steak Brasil Churrascaria, an elegant restaurant in Downtown Miami just diagonal to the Miami Tower. I mention Miami Tower because if you go to Steak Brasil for lunch, your parking in the Miami Tower is deeply discounted.

But on to more important things, the wonderful lunch deal and the never-ending meat fest that is Brazilian rodizio… Continue reading

Free and Cheap this weekend

Miami’s not a cheap place to live so why not save your hard earned cash by attending a few free cheap events this weekend.

Partygoers at last year’s Block Party. (Facebook)

St. Patrick’s Day Wynwood Block Party

RSVP right now for a free beer and a shot to this free party at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center on March 17. Jameson Irish Whiskey’s… Continue reading

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

Variety is the spice of life and this is one spicy weekend in Miami. Don’t get confused, it’s not Miami Spice yet, but you can groove to great music in the Gables at two events, bust a gut at Yo Space in Little Haiti, nosh on Greek food, hunt for clues in Downtown and honor one of the best children’s authors of all… Continue reading

Making crispy tartines at Le Pain Quotidien

I recently had the pleasure of making French tartines in a beautiful new bakery/restaurant Le Pain Quotidien in Coconut Grove. It was fun to gather around a communal table with other food writers and learn this technique from the restaurant’s Founder Alain Coumont.

Coumont opened the first Le Pain Quotidien in Brussels, Belgium in 1990 with the idea of creating a place that… Continue reading

Chef’s Table at Quinto La Huella’s lovingly curated goodness

The view at EAST Miami in Brickell is something to behold and so is the spread of colorful, hearty and oh so healthy options that are part of Chef’s Table at the hotel’s Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella.

Carefully curated by Executive Chef Nano Crespo, this is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a healthy, filling lunch that won’t leave you feeling… Continue reading

Free & Cheap stuff to do this weekend

Maybe you broke the bank on Valentine’s Day and you need to watch your pennies this weekend. Or maybe you just live in Miami and your living expenses keep gobbling up your paycheck. Well I’m here to help you by suggesting a few inexpensive (some even free) options around the 305:

St. Stephen’s Art Show

Photo courtesy of St. Stephen’s Art show website.… Continue reading

New offerings at Tap 42

With a name like Tap 42, craft beers on tap immediately comes to mind. Sure, this is a great place to get your local craft beer fix all in one place. Specialties from J Wakefield, Wynwood Brewing, Concrete Beach, MIA Brewing and others are all available here, along with plenty more. But while you’re busy deciding what beer to order, give the menu… Continue reading

Stone Sports Bar by CMX at Brickell CityCentre

The newly-opened Stone Sports Bar by CMX at Brickell CityCentre has got to be one of the most unique spots around. Not only is it an elevated, elegant sports bar but it sits inside the CMX movie theater.

Massive screen at Stone Sports Bar by CMX.

What I mean is, Stone Sports is at the center, and entrance to the numerous movie screens… Continue reading

1111 Peruvian Bistro’s got the pulse on fusion

Creating a unique Peruvian-Asian fusion for his menu at 1111 Peruvian Bistro is Founder and Chef Martin Monteverde’s goal in his restaurant’s kitchen.

With a prime location in the Axis Building in Brickell, the inviting interior and ideal outdoor patio seating make this the perfect spot for lunch or dinner.

View of the bar with that massive candle at the end (1111 Peruvian… Continue reading