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Three-course lunch menu at Cantina La Veinte’s a great deal

…and you shouldn’t miss out on it. Chef Santiago Gomez and his staff are working their magic in the kitchen at Cantina La Veinte and at $25 for three courses, you’re gonna want to make several visits to keep trying new items.

I’d been to Cantina a few years ago and loved it but had forgotten about their beautiful bay front view.

When… Continue reading

More than just pizzas at Matchbox where the menu’s lit

Located around the exterior of Sawgrass Mills, near the high-end shops, Matchbox is hard to miss, it’s a huge restaurant that has its own fountain out front to greet you.

The interior, although very sparse and large, is also cozy thanks to the brick throughout and the abundant bench seating.

After ordering a couple of frosty draft beers (they’ve got a nice selection… Continue reading

Pisco y Nazca’s fall dish debuts and live music make for a fun night out

Pisco y Nazca likes to keep things interesting for their diners and the fall dishes they recently debuted fit that well. Add in live music and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a fun night out.

I dined recently at the Kendall location inside The Palms at Town & Country, a spacious restaurant with a nice central bar. The live entertainment that night… Continue reading

Like dumplings and sushi? Then Tanuki’s your go to place

I’d seen Tanuki’s dumplings on social media and couldn’t wait to try a few of them.  I got the perfect opportunity after an event I attended which was held just a few blocks from the restaurant. Let’s just say I dreamt about those dumplings and when I would get back there to try a few more varieties.

That chance came a few… Continue reading

Margarita making and delectable new menu at Ilios

Commencing the evening with a waterfront mixology experience on their outdoor rotunda was a great way to kick things off at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s Cocktail Experience and Dinner.

Margarita making station

The resort’s Director of Operations Christian Dammert gave us all the background on the tequila we’d be using. He then taught us how to make a fresh margarita mix… Continue reading

Chefs throw down shots, mic drops at SoBe Seafood Fest Chef Showdown preview

It was a who’s who of Miami’s Chef community at the beautiful Baptist Health’s Health & Medical Complex on Alton Road in Miami Beach during the SoBe Seafood Fest Chef Showdown preview. These guys came to play hard and drink harder as they graced the stage and traded jabs. The audience ate it up, as well as great bites provided by Bodega Taqueria… Continue reading

Bidding adieu to the whirlwind that was Miami Spice 2018

Sept. 30 was the day all foodies were dreading because it marked the end of a two month romp through Miami Spice 2018. My list was quite extensive and very ambitious but what I did check off was oh so memorable.

One of my favorite chefs in the city Michael Schwartz made my list twice and except for Michael’s Genuine, all the other… Continue reading

Wade and Haslem’s new 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen is hot

I have to admit, watching Dwyane Wade stroll in to his new restaurant 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen, followed by his co-owner, fellow Miami Heat teammate and close friend  Udonis Haslem was pretty cool. Then when they took the time to stop and chat with everyone at each table, well that was a total slam dunk.

The media preview dinner was a star-studded… Continue reading

Warm, cozy environment and food make Icebox Cafe a Sunset Harbour fave

Icebox Cafe in Sunset Harbor was such a welcome surprise. I love the neighborhood, it’s such a quiet change from the other South Beach. The cozy environment they’ve created in their recent re-vamp of the interior gave me an instant warm, fuzzy feeling. Like I was dining in someone’s home.

 

Aside from the snazzy new decor (I immediately fell in love with… Continue reading

Grab a window seat at ADDiKT because the view’s as beautiful as the food

Taking a seat next to the window at the W Miami, looking out on endless bay views and awaiting what would be a delectable Miami Spice meal curated by Executive Chef Christian Quiñones of ADDiKT was more than enough to create a memorable weekday dining experience.

The chef from Puerto Rico is melding flavors from Asia, South America and Europe into innovative dishes… Continue reading