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Free and cheap fun this weekend

Channel your inner artist, get to a brewery for Easter fun or the opening of Marlins season, get in cheap to the Fair and watch Sheila E beat the drums.

Classic Italian Film Series at The Wolfsonian-FIU. (Facebook)

Events at The Wolfsonian-FIU

Aside from being in a very cool historic building on South Beach, you can spend Friday night doing one of two… Continue reading

Get an authentic taste of Tuscany at Brio Tuscan Grille

The sheer size of the Brio Tuscan Grille restaurant at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale is impressive, both indoors and out. Equally impressive is the menu which is a true taste of Tuscan flavors.

Sous Chef Sean Brothers made a veritable feast when I dined at Brio at Gulfstream recently. His staff churned out one flavorful dish after another from appetizers to entrees and… Continue reading

Cork & Fork put a cork in it and stuck a fork in it

It was a great way to end Carnaval Miami 2018 on a glorious “Chamber of Commerce” day in Miami. The Cork & Fork Festival during Carnaval on the Mile was a two-day food extravaganza at the end of Miracle Mile and closest to LeJeune Road.

The VIP tent set up was ideal for milling around and tasting bites then sipping wine. There were… Continue reading

Daring new show “The Secret Silk” debuts on Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess

Bringing a Broadway caliber show to a cruise ship stage is no easy feat. That’s why Princess Cruises once again enlisted the genius of Stephen Schwartz to produce their latest production “The Secret Silk” for the Royal Princess ship. This is their third time working with the Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer.

It took two years of development to bring the show… Continue reading

Steak Brasil Churrascaria in Downtown has the meats and more

The Executive Lunch is a bargain at Steak Brasil Churrascaria, an elegant restaurant in Downtown Miami just diagonal to the Miami Tower. I mention Miami Tower because if you go to Steak Brasil for lunch, your parking in the Miami Tower is deeply discounted.

But on to more important things, the wonderful lunch deal and the never-ending meat fest that is Brazilian rodizio… Continue reading

Free and Cheap this weekend

Miami’s not a cheap place to live so why not save your hard earned cash by attending a few free cheap events this weekend.

Partygoers at last year’s Block Party. (Facebook)

St. Patrick’s Day Wynwood Block Party

RSVP right now for a free beer and a shot to this free party at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center on March 17. Jameson Irish Whiskey’s… Continue reading

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

Variety is the spice of life and this is one spicy weekend in Miami. Don’t get confused, it’s not Miami Spice yet, but you can groove to great music in the Gables at two events, bust a gut at Yo Space in Little Haiti, nosh on Greek food, hunt for clues in Downtown and honor one of the best children’s authors of all… Continue reading

Making crispy tartines at Le Pain Quotidien

I recently had the pleasure of making French tartines in a beautiful new bakery/restaurant Le Pain Quotidien in Coconut Grove. It was fun to gather around a communal table with other food writers and learn this technique from the restaurant’s Founder Alain Coumont.

Coumont opened the first Le Pain Quotidien in Brussels, Belgium in 1990 with the idea of creating a place that… Continue reading

Chef’s Table at Quinto La Huella’s lovingly curated goodness

The view at EAST Miami in Brickell is something to behold and so is the spread of colorful, hearty and oh so healthy options that are part of Chef’s Table at the hotel’s Uruguayan restaurant Quinto La Huella.

Carefully curated by Executive Chef Nano Crespo, this is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a healthy, filling lunch that won’t leave you feeling… Continue reading

Free & Cheap stuff to do this weekend

Maybe you broke the bank on Valentine’s Day and you need to watch your pennies this weekend. Or maybe you just live in Miami and your living expenses keep gobbling up your paycheck. Well I’m here to help you by suggesting a few inexpensive (some even free) options around the 305:

St. Stephen’s Art Show

Photo courtesy of St. Stephen’s Art show website.… Continue reading