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Michael Schwartz puts his touch on Traymore at COMO

You may have seen mention of the Traymore by Michael Schwartz at COMO Miami Beach in a previous post on this blog during a special event but this time I got to experience the restaurant’s full menu.

On the website, Traymore is described as bringing “fresh Floridian flavors and bright Southeast Asian influences to Miami Beach.” It certainly delivers all of that.

Stepping… Continue reading

Prepare for a Spice feast at these hotels

Foodies, prepare for a veritable feast of flavors during Miami Spice at two South Beach hotels that are home to four restaurants (two in each hotel) but that are also just a block away from each other.

At the Delano Hotel on 16 St. and Collins Ave. UMI Sushi & Sake offers you well…sushi and sake while at Leynia you can enjoy Argentine… Continue reading

Italian at its best at Via Emilia Garden in Midtown Miami

The care and love that husband and wife owners Chef Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori and Valentina Imbrenda have put into the new Via Emilia Garden in Midtown Miami is evident in both the decor and food. And probably because they’ve been operating the popular Via Emilia 9 on Miami Beach since 2014.

Giving off a rustic vibe, the light colored interior and light and… Continue reading

Elevated cuisine set for Regent Cruise’s Seven Seas Splendor

Arriving at Eric Barale Culinary Center for a sneak peek of the menu for Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruise’s ship set to debut in February 2020, I was filled with anticipation at what to expect.

Upon entering the beautiful Center, named for the Apollo Group’s Senior Culinary Director and Executive Chef Eric Barale, it was evident this would be a… Continue reading

Look to Stefano Versace for more than just gelato

Chances are you’ve had gelato from Stefano Versace since they’ve got locations in Aventura and International Malls and in Wynwood and Key Biscayne. They’re also expanding to Coconut Grove and Sunny Isles but now you can also enjoy lunch there, at their Brickell location Stefano Versace Bistro Cafe.

Walk in and you’ll immediately see their extensive selection of homemade gelatos but save that… Continue reading

Nothing salty about Sala’o Bar & Pescaderia

Little Havana’s got a new Cuban restaurant and I’m just loving the name. Sala’o (which is Spanish slang for “salty”) is a great name for a place whose menu is primarily seafood. Pictures of late author and avid fisherman Ernest Hemingway, whose ties to and love for Havana have been well documented in his novels detailing his travels there, adorn the walls here.… Continue reading

Rosé Thursdays are a thing at Traymore by Michael Schwartz

What could be better than sipping rosé on a hot summer afternoon? Drinking it on the terrace and garden at Traymore by Michael Schwartz located in the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach.

For Rosé Thursdays which run through October, the Bodvár Rosé No. 1 and 5 are both nice light wines and sold by both the glass ($10 and $12 respectively) or by the… Continue reading

Upland’s pizza and cocktails make a great pair

Often in this blog I’ve talked about my love for Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbor neighborhood but I also love the vibe that’s South of Fifth Street. That’s probably why I loved getting to finally dine at Upland, a lovely restaurant I’d been wanting to try for some time.

Known for serving up a great brunch, turns out the pizzas on that menu are… Continue reading

Summer kick-off at Fi’lia was a Spritzy Italian wonder

The classic Aperol Spritz is the ideal cocktail to kick off summer and it paired perfectly with a few select new menu items at Fi’lia in the SLS Brickell during their Summer Soiree.

With a kitschy Aperol Spritz bar where the refreshing orange cocktails were handmade and an endless array of new menu items, it was a fun, relaxing, no-pretense evening.

Here’s a… Continue reading

Tour of Lincoln Rd. ends with stop at Time Out Market Miami

Lincoln Road is seeing a return to it’s first days as a hotbed of independent stores with a few of them opening up alongside the chains like Banana Republic, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Express and H&M.

Returning to Lincoln Road so far are Fritz’s Skate, Bike & Surf Shop, the Dog Bar and Lulu Laboratorium. More are set to be announced so know that… Continue reading