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Tanuki’s Brunch Feast makes for a tasty outing

I recently returned to Tanuki to check out their new Brunch Feast because frankly, sampling anything new at this South Beach hot spot is always welcomed. And this little guy below welcoming you in is just too much fun.

When they use the word “Feast” they aren’t kidding. When we were presented with the menu, the options were mind boggling, and in this… Continue reading

Winemaker’s Table Dinner at Estiatorio Milos is fabulous

That headline says it all and at $79 for six courses with wine pairings, the monthly Winemaker’s Table Dinner series is a bargain, a very elegant and delectable bargain. It’s nice too that the Estiatorio Milos is located in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach which is a bit quieter.

This large restaurant spares nothing when providing an inviting ambiance for… Continue reading

Josh’s Deli amps up game with elegant Friday night prix fixe dinners twice a month

At this dinner you won’t find the famous “Jewban Sandwich” that owner Josh Marcus concocted at his beloved Josh’s Deli in Surfside. Known as a “fake” deli because he loves to mix it up and incorporate pork into many of his recipes, Marcus is serving up a feast at his Friday night dinners.

Split pea soup The friendly and delightful John English prepares… Continue reading

Cvltvra in the ME Hotel

Dining in the lobby of a hotel or condo is becoming a thing in Miami…and I have no problem with that. Not when it’s places like Cvltvra in the ME Miami Hotel in Downtown Miami. I’ll admit, at first the name took me a while to figure out, just exactly how is it pronounced, but once I got a look at the place… Continue reading

Aloft brings boutique, contemporary hotel to Aventura

Attending the grand opening of Aloft Aventura a while back, I was immediately impressed at the boutique, contemporary hotel that had come to an area that desperately needed one. I was drawn to the streamlined, clean-lined lobby, relaxed bar and seating area and lovely pool.

I recently returned to tour the hotel and fell in love with it all over again. I was… Continue reading

The Confidante Dinner Club is a fancy dining affair

The monthly dinner series at The Confidante on Miami Beach is an elegant soiree held in The 1930s House on the property, a private, outdoor Spanish-style bungalow originally built as a one-bedroom family home.

A nice aside that we learned, at one time the building we dined in was located across the street from The Confidante and at one point, picked up by… Continue reading

Booze it up at No. 3 Social’s Dim Sum Sunday Brunch

No. 3 Social is this cool rooftop spot in the Wynwood Arcade complex and now you can go there and booze it up on a Sunday while enjoying dim sum bites during their Sunday brunch.

I went there recently with my best friend and we enjoyed our “very Miami” experience, lounging comfortably on patio seating sipping on cocktails and nibbling on dim sum… Continue reading

Pubbelly Sushi debuts revamped menu

There’s a reason Chef Jose Mendin has been nominated for a James Beard Award five times and can manage a restaurant empire without batting an eye. It’s his passion for coming up with exceptional menu items that keeps him at the top of his game and he came up with 15 new ones at his seven-year-old Pubbelly Sushi in Sunset Harbour on Miami… Continue reading

Fratelli La Bufala

Since 2005, that’s what it says when you arrive and also go on their website. In other words, they’re an institution on South Beach. The no-nonsense, white cloth table, simple Italian eatery is as homemade as it comes.

It’s so difficult to pick from their extensive menu but the pizza is a must and so are any of the pastas.

Fried mozzarella

Forget… Continue reading

El Vez Sip & Dip a fun night of cocktails and guac making

Happy hour at El Vez in the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale is one happening spot. On a recent Tuesday night I was there for their Sip & Dip event and the place was packed. I can see why too, who wouldn’t want to drink margaritas and munch on tasty Mexican bites just across from the ocean.

Basil Bomb

The evening started out… Continue reading