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Wine was poured during five course meal at Steak 954

Elegance and a healthy dose of fun is the perfect way to describe the Plumpjack Wine Dinner I had the pleasure of experiencing at Steak 954 in the W Fort Lauderdale.

The W is already one of my favorite hotels and the beautiful Steak 954 is as pretty as the waterfront view from the hotel. The ambiance that evening was elevated thanks to… Continue reading

No “yolking” around at Egg Spot, Downtown Miami’s new eatery

The Butcher Shop is an institution in Wynwood, and one that I’ve loved for years. When news broke that their owners were opening a new concept The Egg Spot in Downtown Miami, I was “eggcited” to try it (ok, I’ll take it easy on the puns).

Photo courtesy of The Egg Spot

I love going to Downtown regardless, always have, so the opportunity… Continue reading

Raise your margarita to Rocco’s Tacos Happy Hour

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar is an institution in the Mexican restaurant game with locations throughout Florida and I recently got to finally try the happy hour at their Las Olas location. Having owner Rocco Mangel as our host for the night was a nice bonus.

Rocco showing a bottle of Clas Azul Reposado tequila

Rocco shared his story of how he came… Continue reading

Chotto Matte turns one, throws itself a party

And what a party it was! The Japanese/Peruvian fusion beauty just off Lincoln Road turned one and it was one helluva party. I remember the first time I dined there after they first opened, I couldn’t find the it because the restaurant’s name was in plexiglass on a white wall. Well, the letters are now sharp black, plus I knew where it was… Continue reading

El Tucán’s given a facelift to menu and space

The colorful toucans and vibrant colors inside El Tucán are the ideal match for their recently revamped menu. The wave of tropical decor hits you right away, as do the lovely bars right when you walk through the doors.

Magic carpet cocktail Magic carpet cocktail tools

I recommend the first thing you do is sit at one of those bars and order the… Continue reading

Cantina La 20 keeps evolving prix fixe lunch menu

I’ve been here many times yes, but each time it’s a different experience. That’s because at Cantina La 20, Chef Santiago Gomez likes to change things up. They’ve got a new line-up of dishes for their $25 prix fixe lunch menu and it’s worth trying.

Gotta kick it off with a few cocktails. My sister opted for the traditional Margarita and I ordered… Continue reading

Lung Yai Thai Tapas is latest food truck addition at The Wharf

Who would’ve thought the Miami River would be the hot spot to sit idly by and watch boats and yachts go by while enjoying top-notch food and cocktails. That day happened a while ago and The Wharf Miami is one of the spots to do that idling.

And while you’re idling you might as well eat so how about noshing on Thai Tapas.… Continue reading

Sake fans you’ll love Casa Sensei’s tastings

Located on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Casa Sensei on Las Olas Boulevard has an enormous menu, probably because it’s a Pan-Asian Latin Fusion concept. That’s a lot to cover and the abundance of dishes does just that.

Once you’re seated, out comes a complimentary bowl of popcorn topped with a rich, buttery, spicy chili sauce. It won’t knock your socks off,… Continue reading

Definite art vibe at Crudos Fusion Art in Wynwood

As we walked in for lunch at Crudos Fusion Art, Salvador Dali welcomed us into this very Wynwood appropriate restaurant. Let’s just say that art plays as big a part as the food. Plus, so many restaurants are getting creative with their Happy Hour menus with Crudos offering it from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

I couldn’t help but be drawn… Continue reading

Hop on over to one of these for a lovely Easter meal

Easter Brunch, it’s a thing just like brunch has become the “it” meal so if you haven’t discovered the wonder that this mid-morning meal brings, Easter is the perfect time to start. Here’s a guide for you:


Bourbon Steak in the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, 19999 W. Country Club Dr. is where James Beard-award winning chef Michael Mina… Continue reading