Restaurants

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

Zucca brings Italian flair inside boutique hotel

I was quite surprised when I attended a media tasting at Zucca and realized as I arrived that it was inside the boutique Hotel St. Michel, an iconic fixture in Downtown Coral Gables.

Curious to sample the Italian fare inside this French-themed hotel, the restaurant’s contemporary look was quite inviting. We settled around the bar for what would be a barrage of family-style… Continue reading

Graziano’s still one of Gables’ best eateries

They’re not just in the Gables though, they actually have four restaurants in Miami because the Argentinian fare at Graziano’s is just that good. So they’re also serving it up on Brickell, in Hialeah and on Bird Road. This family-run business takes the preparation and presentation of their food seriously, probably a secret to their longevity in Miami’s very competitive restaurant industry.

At… Continue reading

Authentic Mexican eats in a colorful setting at Tacology

I’d never been to Brickell CityCentre but found myself going there for the first time recently for a tasting at the Mexican eatery Tacology. Located on the fourth floor of the Brickell semi-open-air shopping and dining complex (it’s tough to call this place a mall) it was time to try so much more than just tacos.

Walking into this place you’re greeted by… Continue reading