The makings of a new Argentine steakhouse in Miami caught my attention when I heard they have their own cattle ranches in Argentina and Uruguay, private label wines and olive oil from Spain, and even coffee from their plantations in Colombia. So off I went to El Churrasco Miami in the former spot of Porcao in the Four Ambassadors Building, 801 Brickell Bay Drive (T.786-5588-5511).
If the Miami International Film Festival in March seems overwhelming for the sheer number of films to sort through, here’s the festival for you. The precursor to its big sister, GEMS 2016 is four days, October 13 to 16 and features 13 films, some of the jewels from Sundance, Berlin and Cannes festivals.
How do you maintain your weight being a restaurant reviewer is a question I often get and thought I’d address it in a special blogpost. Coincidentally, an article in New York magazine (“Platt vs.Fat”) by their restaurant reviewer Adam Platt detailed his forays into weight loss strategies ranging from trendy juice cleanses and protein powders to fasting and “slimming prisons”. The self described obese, diabetic prone Platt ended up going to a weight loss coach in (where else), New York City. The price tag? Corporate lawyer fees of $15K for ten hours.
Here’s something different for this weekend . Leading eco conscious fashion brands will be on display along with HEALTHY COCKTAILS Saturday at the second annual Debris Free Ocean’s Eco Fashion Show at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach from 2 to 6 p.m. No reservations are required and it’s open to the public.
After its first year successful inaugural run, Key Biscayne’s Taste Paradise is back and now for the full month of October with four new restaurants that have opened in the past year. Special prix fixe menus at 18 restaurants will be offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner in either the casual or fine dining categories from October 1-31, 2016. Plus, other “firsts” include special “canine treats” for our four-legged friends at participating restaurants and what’s billed as a “Cuban extravaganza” at Boater’s Grill in Bill Baggs Park.
Something different for Miami Spice – a New England experience, winning white wine ideal for Miami’s weather (awarded world’s best), and a Wagyu burger with rare wine special at Capital Grille and a $1 breakfast at the Mondrian star in this month’s Eating News.
The promotional email called it a Mediterranean buffet lunch with a price tag of $24. I gave it notice since the buffet was at Marion that always delivers quality in an attractive bistro setting. Then a girlfriend who knows her food invited me to join a lunch with other friends there, saying she had been there 10 times for the buffet lunch. I went, and couldn’t believe it. What a deal. A week later I was back, which says a lot, since the nature of being a food blogger requires my being off to the new place or new offering.