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El Churrasco Miami

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).
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Battle of the Bulge

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.
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Key Biscayne’s Taste Paradise October 1-31

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.
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Marion’s Lunch Buffet: a Rave and a Deal

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.
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