Coconut Grove

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

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

Mayfair Kitchen’s open, airy and kitschy

It was so nice to be back in Coconut Grove, what was once my weekend hangout in my high school and college days. It was exciting to be in the iconic Mayfair Hotel & Spa to dine at their new Mayfair Kitchen.

Bright and airy interior of Mayfair Kitchen (Facebook)

Tanqueray and tonic

The bright, airy and casual eatery is simple and elegant… Continue reading