Eating News April

A Kentucky Derby party, Brickell pick for Peruvian and Nikkei cuisine, terrific lunch deal at La Centrale, restaurant closings and openings including the new St.Roch Miami Market in Eating News for April. Read Full Post & Comments »

Photo Gallery of Reader Event

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The first reader event of the year was sold out!!!! Here’s a photo gallery of the evening, all of the eye candy and delectable dishes at Palat. Read Full Post & Comments »

One Door East

Crackling shrimp with Thai chili sauce


Yesterday you read about Valentino Cucina Italiana . Here’s the twin sister I mentioned, One Door East, featuring Asian fusion cuisine. Both are my new “go to” spots in Fort Lauderdale. The chef of One Door East is  Oliver Lustaro, formerly of Zuma in London, Istanbul and New York.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Two Fave FTL Restaurants

Warm lobster, herb, artichoke, saffron mussel foam, arugula puree, pasta Photo by Gyrogy Papp


With friends and readers in Fort Lauderdale, and the fact that I often go to the NSU Museum (the Frank Stella show is well worth a visit) and sometimes to the Broward Performing Arts Center, I’m always on the lookout for really good restaurants.  When told about two restaurants in one, my interest was piqued, especially since one is Italian and the other Asian fusion. Walk in the front door to the hostess stand and to the right, find Valentino Fort Lauderdale, and to the left, One Door East. These are places I’ll return many times. Since you have to see the dishes in their glory, I’ve made this into a two part series. Day one is Valentino. Read Full Post & Comments »

April Events Miami for All Tastes

Giralda Under the Stars, Coral Gables


By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


As they say, the beat goes on in Miami  this month, from spring garden festivals and cultural events (including one with Yo Yo Ma), to a family evening under the stars, fitness happening, unique dinners and more. Looking for April events Miami? Check out our list below. We love them—and we think you will, too! Read Full Post & Comments »

OMG Baked Goods

Chocolate chunk cookies


Give me just out of the fryer churros, a Viennese chocolate Sacher torte mit schlag ( with whipped cream), pistachio gelato, and lemon tarte tatin anytime. But it’s American desserts I crave the most. We’re talking donuts, cupcakes, traditional layer cakes, ice cream sundaes and more. So was I ever happy to learn about two artisanal Miami bakers who specialize in delectable, decadent, devastating (because you want more than one) all American baked goods. News flash! Suzanne of Eden Bar Bakery will be sharing her luscious bars at my reader event on the 11th! Read Full Post & Comments »

Almost “Sold Out’; Dinner Pick


Many thanks for your enthusiastic response to our upcoming reader event April 11!  In fact, only 5 places are left, so if you’re thinking of coming, let me know ASAP. You can email me or write a comment below. We have a great spot for a bite afterwards — Palat in Buena Vista. The Mediterranean food is delicious, it’s reasonably priced, and “buzzy”. See below for an earlier writeup. Read Full Post & Comments »


Grilled whole octopus


The newest entry into the scene of Greek restaurants Miami, and a welcome one at that, is Skorpios, named after the private island owned by the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis.  Skorpios is like a Greek taverna – casual, friendly, made for socializing and sharing dishes. The floors and walls are decorated with terracotta and mosaic tiles, and the tables are rough hewn wood. Centerpiece of the décor is a dramatic 13 foot Hammerhead shark mounted on the wall. There’s outdoor seating as well. Read Full Post & Comments »

Exclusive Reader Event! April 11


Our first exclusive reader event of 2018 is a very special one — a reception at  French concept store, L’appartement Concept Store, 2500 North Miami Avenue,  in Wynwood followed by a bite at one of the local hot spots (more on that next week). The event will be on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We’ll be the guests of the Founder and Creative Director Emmanuelle Bernard who will also be generously giving everyone a gift bag! Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos March

More events not to miss this weekend, a top of the line knife sharpening service, free art tour, update on shops at Dadeland including a leading Italian lingerie brand, and more in Karen’s Kudos for March.

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