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10-course dinner at One Door East is a feast for the eyes

Recently, five chefs joined forces in the kitchen at Fort Lauderdale’s One Door East for a 10-course dinner with wine pairings that was a feast for the eyes.

Chefs Timon Balloo from Sugarcane, Xavier Torres from Drunken Dragon, Carlos Garcia from Alto, Clay Conley from Buccan and Ricardo Chaneton former chef de cuisine of the 2-Michelin star Mirazur in France worked their magic… Continue reading

Raise a pint or snifter and cheer to Craft Beer Week!

Have you heard? It’s Craft Beer Week through May 20 and that’s enough reason to celebrate, and use it as an excuse to cheer up about the damp weather we all had to deal with this past weekend.

Miami breweries are gonna be busy all week debuting new brews, making new concoctions and celebrating with wacky contests and great deals. Here’s the rundown:… Continue reading

Upscale chain Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants opens in Pembroke Pines

I’ve been to CityPlace Doral several times and have noticed the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant but had never been there so I immediately accepted an invitation to visit the new Pembroke Pines location. Again, I’m going to have to re-name this blog So Fla Centric instead of Miami Centric.

Pretzel bun and Pinot Grigio

I made my way into the restaurant, which… Continue reading

Jackson Hall’s a healthy addition to the food hall craze

The Jackson Hospital Health District, where the University of Miami Medical Campus and Jackson Memorial Hospital are located, is the perfect spot for a food hall filled with healthy options. Probably why Della Heiman, founder of Wynwood Yard and her restaurateur/partner Ken Lyon chose the Civica Center in the heart of this District for their Jackson Hall.

At 10,000-square-feet, the sprawling open plan… Continue reading

Serafina’s Italian eats come to Aventura Mall

So glad I finally made it to the lovely Italian restaurant Serafina, one of the new eateries at the Aventura Mall.

Patio seating at Serafina in Aventura Mall

I immediately fell in love with the patio area and chose to sit there on a sunny Miami day with perfect mild weather. Ordering a glass of white wine seemed like the next logical step.… Continue reading

Finally got to try Pisco y Nazca

My husband had been for several happy hour outings with co-workers and I know several other people who raved about it so it was great to finally experience Pisco y Nazca for myself.

They recently debuted their Spring menu and it was nice to try some of the items they’re offering. I visited the Doral location which is located in the cute Main… Continue reading

Free & Cheap Things to Do Earth Day and Wellness edition

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, if you didn’t already know, so I figured best to highlight a few of the cool Earth Day festivities this weekend. And yes, we’re still talking free and cheap after all, partaking in a beach clean up is free and good for the environment.

Also this weekend, consider ditching the car and if you can and… Continue reading

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen comes to Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

There are plenty of places to go for Happy Hour in the Gables and now there’s another one, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen. Oh and it’s great for lunch or dinner too.

Their happy hour menu though is something you’re gonna want to check out. It has a substantial 14-item menu and a variety of very reasonably priced beers and cocktails. They’ve got a… Continue reading

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is back! Oh happy day!

I was grinning from ear to ear when I found out Lime Fresh Mexican Grill was making a comeback so when I heard about the South Beach location grand opening, I immediately RSVP’d.

I was very sad when the one in my neighborhood closed because it was a favorite lunchtime meeting spot for me and my good friend Fernande. (They’re opening back up… Continue reading

Duffy’s Sports Grill unveiled an elegant Spring menu

Remove the burgers, chicken wings and nachos from your mind. Yes, those are what come to mind when you say Duffy’s Sports Grill but they’re elevating their food game. That was evident at a recent Spring menu unveiling.

Effen cucumber martini

Executive Corporate Chef Eric Parker has put together an elegant selection with light, refreshing options, from the appetizers to the entrees and… Continue reading