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Shimuja pop-up in Sunset Harbour gives taste of what’s to come

Absolutely, ramen is the new “it” dish as is evident in this blog where I’m again writing about a new ramen spot. It’s Shimuja and I got to experience the pop-up in Sunset Harbour which was around until Dec. 1. Their brick and mortar will come in 2020 to the same neighborhood.

The ramen here is legit. We’re talking a ramen stock that… Continue reading

Fast casual InRamen new to South Miami

Ramen is having a major moment in Miami’s culinary scene, which is why this is the first of two posts you’ll be seeing from me about the delectable Chinese soup/meal. It is so hearty and chock full of goodness it really does eat like a meal.

This one is about InRamen, a new spot in South Miami where they’re making “signature handcrafted ramen”… Continue reading

Coyo Taco Gables introduces brunch & it’s a party

Coyo Taco’s famous for having the “secret back room” at both their Wynwood and Coral Gables location so naturally, when they unveiled their brunch items in the Gables, the party was in that back room.

And a party it was, with a DJ spinning, drinks flowing and copious amounts of food served, all afternoon long. I love the bar in the back room… Continue reading

Caja Caliente expands Cuban taco reach to Gables, Yay!

The Caja Caliente food truck, tucked inside an open air corner location on NE 2nd Ave. and 26 St. always calls my name when I drive by. I usually answer the call by making a stop and delving into some delicious tacos. They’re Cuban tacos, c’mon nothing about them this Cuban-American Miami native doesn’t like.

Now as much as I love the vibe… Continue reading

Cooper’s Hawk debuts new location in Galleria Mall

Fort Lauderdale’s Galleria Mall may not seem like the ideal location for the elegant upscale chain Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant but it works. You forget you’re inside a mall thanks to beautiful lighting and a nice expansive layout.

Navigating their large menu for both wine and food can be intimidating but don’t fret, knowledgeable wait staff are there to help. Our server… Continue reading

Aventura Pubbelly’s specials are worth checking out

The Pubbelly location in Aventura Mall is rather stunning, especially for being located in…a mall. But this is no average shopping destination this is Aventura baby.

In the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to experience two specials they’re running here, their Sun’s Out, Buns Out menu which runs through Nov. 30 and a delectable and very affordable lunch menu.

I first… Continue reading

Return to Casa Sensei, this time for brunch

Last time I was at Casa Sensei in Fort Lauderdale, it was for a sake tasting dinner. It was wonderful then and it was great when I went for their recently launched brunch too.

Settling into a lovely table by the window overlooking the water, my friend and I browsed the menu. Brunch options consist of seven entrees, three traditional brunch beverages and… Continue reading

Le Petit Bistrot is new addition to Lincoln Eatery

Luckily, owners Marilyn and Emmanuel Arrebot of Le Petit Bistrot had so much success with their first, smaller concept at Lincoln Eatery, they decided to open at a larger spot in the Miami Beach food hall.

At Le Petit Bistrot, they’ve created a menu focusing on specialties from Paris and the South of France.

The Arrebots are making…

Onion soup gratinee (French onion… Continue reading

Indian favorites with a twist at Maska Brunch

Newish to the Midtown Miami area and a welcome Indian addition is Maska Indian Kitchen + Bar, the sit down restaurant that’s sister to Cho:Tu, the Indian street food spot that’s just a few doors down. I went to Cho:Tu a while back and loved it too.

Courtesy of Maska Facebook

At Maska, the interior is bright and relaxing with lovely gold-toned wall… Continue reading

Eleanor Hoh the Wok Star rocks cooking classes

I’ve become chummy with Eleanor Hoh, the one and only Wok Star given that she and I run in the same circles. We are always seeing each other at monthly events like Creative Mornings and at other spots around Miami.

She’s invited me to attend one of her Wok Star cooking classes several times and I finally was able to say yes. I… Continue reading