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

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

New offerings at Tap 42

With a name like Tap 42, craft beers on tap immediately comes to mind. Sure, this is a great place to get your local craft beer fix all in one place. Specialties from J Wakefield, Wynwood Brewing, Concrete Beach, MIA Brewing and others are all available here, along with plenty more. But while you’re busy deciding what beer to order, give the menu… Continue reading

1111 Peruvian Bistro’s got the pulse on fusion

Creating a unique Peruvian-Asian fusion for his menu at 1111 Peruvian Bistro is Founder and Chef Martin Monteverde’s goal in his restaurant’s kitchen.

With a prime location in the Axis Building in Brickell, the inviting interior and ideal outdoor patio seating make this the perfect spot for lunch or dinner.

View of the bar with that massive candle at the end (1111 Peruvian… Continue reading

Iconic French Chef Daniel Boulud unveils Boulud Sud

Still in the same location, at the very chic JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, but with an entirely new concept and interior revamping, award-winning French Chef Daniel Boulud has unveiled the new Boulud Sud (formerly DB Bistro Moderne).

The description on the website reads:

Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Drawing inspiration from the… Continue reading

Coastal’s the new concept at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa

I always think it’s great when a restaurant gets a makeover, decor, menu and sometimes even the name. That’s what they’ve done with Coastal, the new restaurant concept at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

The location couldn’t be better, right on A1A across from the beach with a bar that greets you as you walk in and then a cozy,… Continue reading

Walk down The Alley for authentic Italian eats

The Betsy Hotel is already one of Miami Beach’s most recognized and unique properties. Known as a boutique arts hotel, their cultural programming and art exhibitions are revered and rivaling that reputation are the restaurants.

Their newest eatery is The Alley whose menu was closely curated by Executive Chef Danny Ganem and award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel who conceptualized the menu that Ganem brings… Continue reading

Vagabond Kitchen & Bar menu is a delight

So much attention has been paid to the renovation of the Vagabond Hotel but its restaurant Vagabond Kitchen & Bar deserves as much of the spotlight.

Fresh cheese board from Mimmo’s Mozzarella.

Working with local purveyors Mimmo’s Mozzarella who are a short drive away to provide them with fresh homemade cheese is just one of the ways they provide a local is freshest… Continue reading

Menu at this tavern reaches down to your soul

Probably because at Soul Tavern in South Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, the all-vegetarian menu is so rich and soulful you’ll never miss the meat. And that’s exactly what I told Jason Gordon, founder and owner of this warm, inviting and yes, soulful restaurant.

Gordon smiled when I said that and then proceeded to bring out dish, after dish, after dish of the many… Continue reading