Miami Beach

Finger lickin’ goodness at Bird & Bone

When the name Chef Richard Hales becomes associated with a restaurant it’s a pretty sure bet the food will be extraordinary. Already familiar with his Sakaya Kitchen and Black Brick Chinese, Bird & Bone was the only one I hadn’t tried.

Just like he immersed himself in Asian cooking methods for his other two restaurants, Hales traveled through the southern United States when… Continue reading

Preserving Miami Beach, one house at a time

I’ve known about the Miami Design Preservation League since the late 1980s when I used to receive information about their meetings and efforts while working as Calendar Editor at Miami Today. Heck, I remember sitting at the Carlyle, one of the few places that had been re-done and was open back then, and having lunch with a friend who lived on the still… Continue reading

Chef’s heating it up in the most unlikeliest of places

If you’ve lived in Miami for a while or are that rarity, a NATIVE like me, and love to read, chances are Books & Books is a place you’ve visited oh…once or twice maybe. However, one thing that doesn’t come to mind when thinking of this place is gourmet food but that’s just what Chef Bernie Matz is dishing out at the Lincoln… Continue reading