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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:

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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

Seek and you shall find great food here

A newcomer to Downtown Coral Gables, Seek + Find on Ponce de Leon Blvd. (in the old Anacapri space) brings a completely different feel to the area’s restaurant scene.

They recently launched a new menu, carefully curated by Executive Chef Miguel Fernandez, who is fusing his Peruvian roots with global flavors from India as well as other South American influences. His resume includes… Continue reading

BALEENkitchen in Sole Miami serving inspired cuisine

Inside the lovely Sole Miami, a Noble House Resort is BALEENkitchen a restaurant that according to their website is named after the Baleen whale described as “a majestic migrator who travels through international waters feasting throughout the arctic, the tropics and everywhere in between.”

It’s the whale’s nomadic nature that inspires the menu which in my opinion, is best enjoyed with a waterfront… Continue reading

Fun time celebrating The Taco Stand’s anniversary

Kitchy, hole-in-the-wall The Taco Stand in Wynwood recently turned one. They celebrated by offering some of their authentic eats at specialty prices. It was fun feasting on tacos and carne asada fries surrounded by colorful wall murals and even more interesting napkin holders.

Wall art at Taco Stand Devilish napkin holder

I loved the carne asada fries, with a load of tender meat… Continue reading