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Buon appetito at Angelo Elia in CityPlace Doral

Chef Angelo Elia already has an impressive restaurant empire throughout Broward County and now he’s expanded it to CityPlace Doral with the more casual Angelo Elia Pizza Bar Tapas.

The atmosphere may be casual but the menu is anything but. That was evident at an intimate media dinner where a specialty cocktail was offered to kick off the meal, followed by tapas, pizzas… Continue reading

Zucca brings Italian flair inside boutique hotel

I was quite surprised when I attended a media tasting at Zucca and realized as I arrived that it was inside the boutique Hotel St. Michel, an iconic fixture in Downtown Coral Gables.

Curious to sample the Italian fare inside this French-themed hotel, the restaurant’s contemporary look was quite inviting. We settled around the bar for what would be a barrage of family-style… Continue reading

Graziano’s still one of Gables’ best eateries

They’re not just in the Gables though, they actually have four restaurants in Miami because the Argentinian fare at Graziano’s is just that good. So they’re also serving it up on Brickell, in Hialeah and on Bird Road. This family-run business takes the preparation and presentation of their food seriously, probably a secret to their longevity in Miami’s very competitive restaurant industry.

At… Continue reading

Authentic Mexican eats in a colorful setting at Tacology

I’d never been to Brickell CityCentre but found myself going there for the first time recently for a tasting at the Mexican eatery Tacology. Located on the fourth floor of the Brickell semi-open-air shopping and dining complex (it’s tough to call this place a mall) it was time to try so much more than just tacos.

Walking into this place you’re greeted by… Continue reading

Photography without a miss!

Guest post by Leanne Ferguson

Have you ever heard horror stories of people who have trusted in a photographer to capture their special event, like a wedding, and either they don’t show up, pictures were horrible or they just don’t deliver the images…ever?? It’s horrible, but this happens way more than you’d think.

New App by Galaxy Photoz coming June 2017 is changing… Continue reading

Superfine! Art Fair a great addition to Art Basel madness

Every year I look forward to December. No, not because it’s my birthday and sure for our great weather but more than anything for Art Basel. But each year it seems as if there are just more and more events and every event planner and club promoter is trying to glom on to the action.

That makes it difficult to create a plan… Continue reading

Art Basel 2015, the year I took it easy

Every year I wait with anticipation for the first week in December when Art Basel descends upon Miami, and I’m talking about more than just the main show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The satellite fairs and special events are the ones that float my boat.

Art Miami/Context

I always take at least one day to do my “Baseling” as I like… Continue reading

Spectacular light show to kick-off Newt Miami

I was fascinated by the idea of lights on the side of a building being set to music and that the project was essentially inspired by Isaac Newton. The evening was the kick-off to the week-long event called Newt Miami.

So there we all stood at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami with our headphones around our necks waiting to see the light… Continue reading

It’s a millenial thing

So my son has been through multiple jobs since he started working as a senior in high school and he’s 21 now. Three years, that’s just three years in the work force and he’s been through at least five jobs (I’m trying to stop counting).

The explanation is simple, millenials think that work is a democratic process and everything needs to be fair.… Continue reading

Thanks New Tropic Miami for tix to Craft Spirits Fest

I get Craft Spirits Festival e-mails regularly since I wrote about them during my Rundown.com days I’m still on their distribution list. I’d always wanted to attend one of their events and finally I got the chance, thanks to my love of hard liquor shots.

I was going about my workday and as always, my daily e-mail from The New Tropic Miami arrived… Continue reading