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Weekend fun poolside at Conrad Ft. Lauderdale Beach and lunch at Spinnaker Grill

Getting to spend Saturday sitting poolside with my best friend at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach was delightfully relaxing. The fact that it was her birthday made it extra special.

The luxurious beachfront resort offers the ultimate in views and ambiance. With the pool located on the sixth floor, we had views as far as the eye could of the beach across the… Continue reading

222 Taco’s La Margarita Shop debut was one fun party

I couldn’t believe the amount of drinks they’d planned to bring out and the abundance of food, oh so much food, at 222 Taco for the party to celebrate the debut of their new La Margarita Shop.

There were margaritas of all styles, shapes and sizes, as shots, in mule mugs and in lovely cocktail glasses. They were paired with tacos, carne asada… Continue reading

A veritable feast during tour at CityPlace Doral

Unfortunately, Perinola has abruptly closed.

It was truly a tour around CityPlace Doral with our meeting spot being at the front of the open-air dining/entertainment complex and working its way around the perimeter to the all the dining establishments there.

We kicked things off at the newest restaurant at CityPlace Perinola South American Table and Bar (where the Rusty Bucket used to be).… Continue reading

Fun time at Pineapples & Pizza at Matador Bar

You don’t have to ask me twice if I’d like to go to the Miami Beach Edition Hotel, it’s stunning and I love how they’ve maintained the original feel of the place.

Also, the Matador Bar is a cool spot to hang out, especially during their monthly Pineapples & Pizza happy hour with live music. Lounging across from the bar on their comfy… Continue reading

Pink Pie packs mega flavor into their mini pies

At Pink Pie in Wynwood, they’re packing a ton of flavor into a multitude of pies, both sweet and savory. The combinations are ideal and the daily changing savory selection is always a welcome surprise. Actually, all the pie flavors change so frequently, they encourage foodies to check their Instagram account for that week’s flavors.

That said, I’ve gotten to sample several varieties… Continue reading

Show a little romance…with food

Still no Valentine’s Day plans? There’s still time to plan your romantic outing. Here’s a list to help you do that!

Freehand Miami

27 Restaurant and Bar at Freehand Miami

$69 per person gets you a tasty three-course meal that includes oysters, choice of paella or lamb chops and a champagne float for dessert. Plus you get to hang out at one of… Continue reading

Bagatelle’s the spot for dinner and a show

I’d seen the atmosphere with all the bells and whistles (literally) and plenty of dancing around tables that happens at Bagatelle for their brunch, it was all over Instagram. It’s kind of what kept me away but…when I was invited to check out a recent 10-course Chef’s Table menu on a Wednesday when they host their Latin night I was happy to check… Continue reading

American Social

American Social is a hot spot for happy hour and watching sports at their idyllic and picturesque Miami River location. On the day I had lunch there, my friend and I watched several very Miami yachts and mega boats pass by, on a weekday no less.

On the left the Cucumber Fizz and the right the Brickell Bay Bourbon. Photo by Antoinette C.… Continue reading

La Cerveceria de Barrio opens second Beach location on Ocean Drive

As we sat down for lunch at La Cerveceria de Barrio on Ocean Drive it seemed as though the first location on Lincoln Road had just opened so, I had to ask the manager and she confirmed that it indeed opened four months ago.

However, I only tried samples from their menu at their Lincoln Road grand opening so when I was invited… Continue reading

Watch races in style at Gulfstream Park’s revamped Flamingo Room

This weekend’s Pegasus World Cup is one of horse racing’s most anticipated events and Gulfstream Park is ready with a revamped Flamingo Room and delectable menu awaiting racing fans that day.

Ahead of this weekend’s expected crowds, the VIP area/Flamingo Room was open for a special sneak peek to a select few. I felt privileged to be included among that group for although… Continue reading