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Doma’s Southern Italian cuisine made with local, seasonal ingredients

When you read “local” and “seasonal” on a menu and then a name like Marco Giugliano as Executive Chef, you’re certain to have a great meal. That’s the case at Doma in Wynwood.

At Doma, they pride themselves on bringing out the season’s best flavors through their dishes. They also offer a variety of options from three- or four-course menus for large groups… Continue reading

Fairchild’s got a fascinating program with NASA

This year, I attended the Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the first time. I loved sampling lots of chocolate, walking through the beautiful gardens, watching a crocodile catching a suntan and browsing all the vendor booths.

What caught my attention the most though, was when I approached the butterfly garden and walked by several young students. One of them in… Continue reading

Via Emilia Garden’s now serving brunch…yes!

Via Emilia Garden is a great place for dinner and now…it’s also a great place for brunch. That’s wonderful news because I know how good their dinner is so brunch certainly had to be as good. I’ll tell you, it didn’t disappoint.

$45 gets you this…


Unlimited mimosas and the orange juice is fresh squeezed making them the perfect start (and accompaniment)… Continue reading

Bar Taco joins burgeoning Aventura community

Aventura is more than just the mall and lots of condominiums, there’s a bustling small community called Aventura ParkSquare and Bartaco is a great addition.

Making it’s way down from the Northeast – Bartaco has locations in Atlanta, Massachusetts, New York and many more cities – it opened in Aventura in September 2019. The minute I posted photos on social media, my nephew… Continue reading

New items debut on menu at Butcher Shop in Wynwood

The garden-like entrance, open-air communal seating, friendly bartenders and of course the food, are some of my favorite things about the Butcher Shop in Wynwood. Been going here for years and always love coming back again and again.

And while I don’t really need new menu items to entice me to eat here, a little change can be a good thing. The pierogies… Continue reading

Chef Juan Chipoco strikes gold again with INTI.MO

Chef Juan Chipoco’s CVI. CHE 105 is one of the most recognizable, respected and honestly delicious Peruvian restaurants in Miami. His first location was in Downtown Miami and since then, he’s opened in Aventura Mall in the newish outdoor section and on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. He’s also got Pollos y Jarras next to the original CVI. CHE 105 in Downtown, a… Continue reading

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