Restaurant

Upscale chain Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants opens in Pembroke Pines

I’ve been to CityPlace Doral several times and have noticed the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant but had never been there so I immediately accepted an invitation to visit the new Pembroke Pines location. Again, I’m going to have to re-name this blog So Fla Centric instead of Miami Centric.

Pretzel bun and Pinot Grigio

I made my way into the restaurant, which… Continue reading

Serafina’s Italian eats come to Aventura Mall

So glad I finally made it to the lovely Italian restaurant Serafina, one of the new eateries at the Aventura Mall.

Patio seating at Serafina in Aventura Mall

I immediately fell in love with the patio area and chose to sit there on a sunny Miami day with perfect mild weather. Ordering a glass of white wine seemed like the next logical step.… Continue reading

Finally got to try Pisco y Nazca

My husband had been for several happy hour outings with co-workers and I know several other people who raved about it so it was great to finally experience Pisco y Nazca for myself.

They recently debuted their Spring menu and it was nice to try some of the items they’re offering. I visited the Doral location which is located in the cute Main… Continue reading

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen comes to Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

There are plenty of places to go for Happy Hour in the Gables and now there’s another one, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen. Oh and it’s great for lunch or dinner too.

Their happy hour menu though is something you’re gonna want to check out. It has a substantial 14-item menu and a variety of very reasonably priced beers and cocktails. They’ve got a… Continue reading

Duffy’s Sports Grill unveiled an elegant Spring menu

Remove the burgers, chicken wings and nachos from your mind. Yes, those are what come to mind when you say Duffy’s Sports Grill but they’re elevating their food game. That was evident at a recent Spring menu unveiling.

Effen cucumber martini

Executive Corporate Chef Eric Parker has put together an elegant selection with light, refreshing options, from the appetizers to the entrees and… Continue reading

Pachanga comes to North Miami with opening of Sergio’s Cuban

The Cuban music was playing, Cafe Bustelo cafecitos and Hatuey beer were being poured and croquetas and empanadas kept coming around non-stop. That was the scene at the Grand Opening celebration of Sergio’s Cuban in North Miami a few weeks ago.

Croquetas at Sergio’s Cuban (Facebook)

On a bright sunny day the ribbon was cut and crowds packed the new fast casual spot… Continue reading

View and food are great at Beach House Pompano

This blog is mostly about my food adventures (and soon to come, adventures of other kinds), around Miami. However, it’s nice to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. That’s why when I heard about Beach House Pompano opening at the Pompano Beach Pier I jumped at the chance to dine there.

It also was a good opportunity to invite… Continue reading

Southern-inspired deliciousness at root of Root & Bone

The Shelborne South Beach’s resurgence as one of the premier hotels in the area has been going strong for several years now. What better spot than to introduce a restaurant concept by Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.

Both are Top Chef alums and McInnis left his mark at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar where he spent years executing their menu that’s an… Continue reading

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