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Coastal’s the new concept at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa

I always think it’s great when a restaurant gets a makeover, decor, menu and sometimes even the name. That’s what they’ve done with Coastal, the new restaurant concept at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

The location couldn’t be better, right on A1A across from the beach with a bar that greets you as you walk in and then a cozy,… Continue reading

Mayfair Kitchen’s open, airy and kitschy

It was so nice to be back in Coconut Grove, what was once my weekend hangout in my high school and college days. It was exciting to be in the iconic Mayfair Hotel & Spa to dine at their new Mayfair Kitchen.

Bright and airy interior of Mayfair Kitchen (Facebook)

Tanqueray and tonic

The bright, airy and casual eatery is simple and elegant… Continue reading

Get lucky with delectable Asian eats at this Wynwood food hall

With a kitschy name like 1-800-Lucky, there’s no doubt the new Asian food hall in Wynwood is where to go for a good time. With the food hall craze being all the rage at the moment, 1-800-Lucky quietly opened in the hipster neighborhood when all the other food halls around Miami were stealing the limelight.

Their opening may have been a bit more… Continue reading

Cosplay, geek out and celeb sight at Paradise City Comic Con

The world of Comic Cons has reached epic proportions in South Florida, with three yearly events that are attracting larger audiences each year. To kick off 2018 it’s Paradise City Comic Con Jan. 12-14, coming once again to the Miami Airport Convention Center.

Cosplayers pose at last year’s Paradise City Comic Con. (SKYP3R Photography |

The best day to go if you… Continue reading

Walk down The Alley for authentic Italian eats

The Betsy Hotel is already one of Miami Beach’s most recognized and unique properties. Known as a boutique arts hotel, their cultural programming and art exhibitions are revered and rivaling that reputation are the restaurants.

Their newest eatery is The Alley whose menu was closely curated by Executive Chef Danny Ganem and award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel who conceptualized the menu that Ganem brings… Continue reading

Sweet Liberty’s a gem in quiet SoBe area

Away from the craziness that can be South Beach (even though c’mon we all know we still love it, I mean what’s not to love?), quietly doling out masterful cocktails and food is Sweet Liberty.

Walk inside and you’re immediately enveloped in an environment of exposed silver ducts overhead, a huge fully stocked bar, old school red leather booths, funky mismatched chairs and… Continue reading

Juvia desserts and champagne as pretty as the view

There’s no question that the view from Juvia is breathtaking but equally beautiful are their desserts. Of course, their menu is a carefully curated blend of French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking styles. That means, plenty of nigiri, crudos, a duck foie gras and several other internationally-inspired dishes.

But for one evening, they focused on their desserts and the tasting menu prepared by Pastry… Continue reading

Bristol’s Burgers serves up juicy perfection

The view of the Intracoastal can’t be beat at Bristol’s Burgers at Diplomat Landing, the entertainment and dining complex across from the Diplomat Resort & Spa, and neither can the burgers. This new (and huge) restaurant is serving up juicy burgers with their special sauce and some great sides and appetizers too.

Mac ‘n cheese tater tots shown with ranch dressing for dipping.… Continue reading

Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION

Stepping into The Matador Room’s sunken oval dining room with a restored elegant 1950s chandelier overhead, the throwback glamour inside The Miami Beach EDITION’s restaurant is a definite change from the traditional hotel spot.

Maitake mushroom appetizer

Sweet pea guacamole with chips

The menu here is just as impressive as the decor, created by world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Like the crispy, meaty… Continue reading

Vagabond Kitchen & Bar menu is a delight

So much attention has been paid to the renovation of the Vagabond Hotel but its restaurant Vagabond Kitchen & Bar deserves as much of the spotlight.

Fresh cheese board from Mimmo’s Mozzarella.

Working with local purveyors Mimmo’s Mozzarella who are a short drive away to provide them with fresh homemade cheese is just one of the ways they provide a local is freshest… Continue reading