Hot Restaurants/Eating News

Mast Capital building on Brickell Avenue, site of a hot new Italian restaurant opening this year


What are the hot restaurants Miami to watch for this year and other new ones that opened late last year you may have missed? This and other eating news. Read Full Post & Comments »

Lettuce & Tomato (not what you think)

Truffle Tuna Bits


I’m beginning to think that some of the best variety and quality for value restaurants are happening in the North Miami Beach/Aventura area. Not talking fancy or “buzzy”, but the kind of places that are ideal for a midweek meal or something casual and not pricey on the weekends. A very good example is a gastropub with an unlikely name of Lettuce & Tomato Miami. From the name, one would think it’d be a vegetarian or health food restaurant. Not, except that there are solid vegetarian options. More about the name later. Let’s get down to the food. This place is truly a neighborhood gem and is definitely worth the trip if you’re near the Aventura Mall, FIU, or other points north. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 2

Century 21 discount retailer now at Sawgrass Mills photo courtesy of


Miami things to do in January, Part 2 in a series features a major new discount retail destination, a cult favorite in New York City, an evening of gastronomy, chamber music and wine tasting, the annual Taste of the Garden, and a valuable tip for our Fort Lauderdale readers. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Rave Review for DOA

Housemade buns with pork belly, a standout


As soon as I walk in the door of a restaurant I can usually tell if I’m going to like it. Of course, it helps if my expectations are high, as in the pedigree of the owner or chef. And so it was with DOA Miami, the new venture of Arjun Waney who is the restaurateur behind Zuma and Coya. DOA is the first of many Waney has planned, much as he expanded with Zuma which is now in major capitals around the world. What speaks volumes is if he accepted outside investors as in sold shares, I would invest. He has a winning formula, earning DOA a rave review. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 1

Manolo Valdez works featured at Art Palm Beach


The season is getting in full swing and there’s so much to do that my post on Miami Things to Do in January is in two parts. From serious choices for chocoholics and art lovers to a new entertainment option , here is Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

Palm Beach Art Fair Jan.12-15

The Society of the Four Arts


The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair  is back this weekend, from January 12 to 15.  This year there are 60 exhibitors from diverse cities and countries ranging from Berlin and London to The Hague, Tokyo and Venezuela representing Post War artists. It’s from the organizers who spearhead Art Miami and numerous other art fairs. Have a favorite artist? You can check to see if works of that artist will be represented on the Fair’s website (bravo, a welcome feature). Also on tap are other special exhibits to easily keep an art lover happy. Read Full Post & Comments »

Home & Garden Tours in South Florida – Part 1

The Villagers – Kampong


By: Jennifer Agress


South Florida not only has impressive gardens and homes, but also a series of home and garden tours that give us a beautiful glimpse into history. From Homestead all the way up to Palm Beach, read below for some of our favorites  – all of them are as enchanting as they are informational. This is Part 1 in a two part series. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashionable Workout Clothes at Flying Lizard

Coconut Grove location


When a shop specializing in workout and athleisure clothes (day to evening wear) calls itself a “boutique”, it deserves a look. Many of the big brands in the field like Lululemon and Athleta, not to speak of Nike and Adidas, tend to be eminently unexciting. True, here in Miami we have some Brazilian and Colombian shop imports adding fashion excitement with colorful prints and styles. But there hasn’t been a shop with a well curated selection of brands from all over the world – fun, fashionable, comfortable and durable. Enter the scene Flying Lizard. The proof of its winning formula? Owner Jessica Lurie opened her first shop a year and a half ago in North Miami, quickly followed by Coconut Grove and now Boca Raton.  And she’ll give a 20% discount to you if you mention MiamiCurated sent you. Read Full Post & Comments »

Top Farm Fresh Vegetable Delivery

Heirloom tomatoes sought after by the best restaurants in town


Ever want to know where Michael’s Genuine,  Four Seasons’ Edge , Milos Miami, River Oyster House and some of the other top restaurants  get their ultra fresh vegetables? From Michael Borek Farms, Home of Teena’s Pride produce, in The Redlands, Homestead  Tel. (305-216-5044). And, as you know, this is the best time of the year for Florida vegetables. You can have these lovelies delivered to a place close to you. Here’s the scoop: Read Full Post & Comments »

Baoli Shines With New Asian Menu

Golden lobster tempura


It’s saying a lot in Miami when I revisit a place I’ve liked two years later and it’s even better than I remembered. Such is Baoli Miami, 1906 Collins Avenue.(T.305-674-8822) with the ambiance, vibe and people watching you’d expect from a restaurant/club whose provenance is Cannes. And it does one better — friendly, attentive service and now, a new Asian inspired menu that had me craving more. Read Full Post & Comments »