Fabulous Friday: Cognac to Top All

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The over 200 year old House of Hennessy has come out with a cognac, Hennessy 8,  in a limited edition,  hand-blown Baccarat carafe and chest that will be hard to top. Read Full Post & Comments »

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). Read Full Post & Comments »

GEMS, Film Jewels, Oct. 13-16



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, from October 13 to 16 and features 13 films,  jewels from the Sundance, Berlin and Cannes festivals.

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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. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eco Fashion Show Sept.24

Jay Alders for Koru


Here’s something different for this weekend. Leading eco conscious fashion brands will be on display along with HEALTHY COCKTAILS this 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.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Key Biscayne’s Taste Paradise October 1-31

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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. Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos August

Claws for a Cause, an opening event for Joe’s Stone Crab photo from www.hautedining


A travel steal,  kickoff to Art Basel with their featured exhibit from the Lowe Art Museum, and a first of the new season at Joe’s Stone Crab with Claws for a Cause highlight Karen’s Kudos for September. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News September


Maine scallop on a bed of local sweet corn with chilis and dollops of sweet potato puree


Something different for Miami Spice – a New England experience, a winning white wine ideal for Miami’s weather (awarded world’s best), a Wagyu burger with rare wine special at Capital Grille Miami, and a $1 breakfast at the Mondrian star in this month’s Eating News. Read Full Post & Comments »

Best Pizza Miami

Lucali’s pizza


By Kayla Louitt and Yours Truly


Calling all pizza lovers! Next month is National Pizza Month! We’ve rounded up our nine picks for the top places for pizza in Miami. Here’s all the more reason to go out and grab a slice. Read Full Post & Comments »

Marion’s Lunch Buffet: a Rave and a Deal

Cheeses and charcuterie to start


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 Miami that always delivers quality in an attractive bistro setting. Then Lisa, 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. Read Full Post & Comments »