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Wade and Haslem’s new 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen is hot

I have to admit, watching Dwyane Wade stroll in to his new restaurant 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen, followed by his co-owner, fellow Miami Heat teammate and close friend  Udonis Haslem was pretty cool. Then when they took the time to stop and chat with everyone at each table, well that was a total slam dunk.

The media preview dinner was a star-studded… Continue reading

Warm, cozy environment and food make Icebox Cafe a Sunset Harbour fave

Icebox Cafe in Sunset Harbor was such a welcome surprise. I love the neighborhood, it’s such a quiet change from the other South Beach. The cozy environment they’ve created in their recent re-vamp of the interior gave me an instant warm, fuzzy feeling. Like I was dining in someone’s home.


Aside from the snazzy new decor (I immediately fell in love with… Continue reading

Grab a window seat at ADDiKT because the view’s as beautiful as the food

Taking a seat next to the window at the W Miami, looking out on endless bay views and awaiting what would be a delectable Miami Spice meal curated by Executive Chef Christian Quiñones of ADDiKT was more than enough to create a memorable weekday dining experience.

The chef from Puerto Rico is melding flavors from Asia, South America and Europe into innovative dishes… Continue reading

Boulud Sud’s fantastic on its own, Flor de Caña rum took it over the top

Rum is one of my favorite spirits and Boulud Sud is a restaurant I never mind returning to so, the Flor de Caña Mixtromony Dinner at the Downtown Miami eatery was a night I wasn’t going to miss. Glad I didn’t.

Starting the night off with Iberico Ham croquettes, smoked salmon roulade and a Flor & Tonic cocktail, made with Flor de… Continue reading

Nikki Beach is a beautiful oasis and the food’s a delight too

It had been a long time since I’d been to Nikki Beach but once I arrived for the Miami Spice lunch preview it was just as beautiful as I remembered it. Gleaming in off white with plenty of areas to lounge and several bars to grab a cocktail, the proximity to the beach made it all even better.


Grabbing a table outside,… Continue reading

Zoom over to Zuma for a glorious Miami Spice lunch experience

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally try Zuma located inside The Epic Hotel, but I’m proud to say I finally went, and what better time than Miami Spice. They offer one of the best Miami Spice lunch menus and that’s saying a lot given there are over 200 restaurants participating (although not all of them offer a Miami Spice… Continue reading

Food vendors score a touchdown at Hard Rock Stadium showcase

It was great to be back at Hard Rock Stadium to learn about a few new food options as well as some veteran vendors who are expanding their presence to additional sections. With the 2018-19 season opener against the Titans on Sept. 9 football fans have lots to look forward to. Concert goers and soccer fans will love these too!

Here’s a rundown… Continue reading

Cancun Grill’s all about Mexican authenticity…menu & decor…at new Doral location

I’d never been to Cancun Grill because their anchor location is in Miami Lakes and that’s just not an area I frequent. But I’m not turning down an invitation to try Mexican food and I’m so glad I said yes.

I got to experience their new Doral location, on the ground floor level of a new residential complex in Miami-Dade’s bustling western city… Continue reading

Divino Ceviche on Giralda Plaza in Gables is doing its own version of Miami Spice

The traditional Miami Spice promotion which runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 features multi-course meals for $23 at lunch and $39 at dinner. However, Divino Ceviche the popular Peruvian restaurant on Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables has their own “Divino Spice” of a three-course dinner for $29.

At the preview dinner they served up these dishes family style where we sampled three… Continue reading

Escape to Asia with a Chinese/Japanese fusion at Novikov

There’s lots of construction still going on in Downtown Miami’s Met One Building but walk past the dust and make your way to Novikov. You can brush off the dust later, trust me, you won’t regret it.

Right away, POW you’re greeted with a colorful sculpture which is just before you reach the hostess stand. You’ll want to capture this striking tall piece… Continue reading