And the Winners Are….Plus What’s Coming Up!

 

 

 

Congratulations to the lucky winners in MiamiCurated’s first drawing of 2018. Also in are your valuable suggestions that couldn’t come at a better time. To find out the improvements coming up for this year —  from new topics, design and more user friendly enhancements, to some of the other recommendations I’m taking to heart, read on.

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Eating News January

If anyone doubted we were in “the season”, doubts would be dispelled with the number of high profile new restaurant openings. Here’s the scoop on that, as well as recent closings, a spirits infused ice cream store in the Design District, hot spot Indian restaurant Ghee now open for lunch in Design District, the best Spanish tortilla in town, and more in Eating News for January.
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What’s New at SOBEWFF 2018

South Florida’s tastiest weekend of the year, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, will be back on our sunny shores just next month! Like it does every year, from February 21st to February 25th, Miami and Fort Lauderdale will become a blank canvas for countless celebrity chef events, dinners, wine pairings, late-night parties, walkaround tastings, celebrity appearances and more.
Of course, with each new festival comes a slew of new events we all can get excited about. Read below to find out what’s new at the 17th edition of the festival this year, both at the O.G. location in South Beach and the third-annual CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series. Added bonus: All still have tickets available!
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Antidote: Slow Fashion Chic

Miami is woefully lacking in European fashion boutiques or those with a European fashion sensibility. I’m not talking about the now ubiquitous global luxury brands. But the individually owned, upscale but not four figure pricey fashions you find in places like the St.Germain area of Paris, Barrio Salamanca in Madrid, and Brera in Milan. So it was with great pleasure I came across Antidote one of the newest of Wynwood shops, which features multiple designers with a point of view. Everything has to be eco conscious and ethically made, and the designers passionate about artisanal practices. She calls it slow fashion chic and I’d add with a serious element of cool.
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Miami Got Lucky, Literally

Move over New York and Los Angeles Asian food snobs. Yes, Miami got lucky with new Asian food marketplace, 1-800-LUCKY. OMG is the food ever delicious. If I closed my eyes I would think I was at a street market in Singapore. Find seven food vendors from Hong Kong and Japan to Miami’s own, a Karaoke Bar, and Wynwood’s first convenience store. Eat across Asia with buns, wok classics, peking duck, ramen, shrimp dumplings and Taiyaki Japanese ice cream.
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Cream, Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe

Cream Ice Cream Parlor and Café took me back to my childhood. Actually, it’s better than any ice cream hangout I can remember. Besides the scrumptious ice cream, the place is fun, whimsical, comfortable and unlike any other place in Miami. With good reason it has built up a dedicated fan club of all ages – millennials going there on a date, groups of friends and families, and grandparents with their grandchildren. The “look” itself is definitely part of the story, but first let’s talk about the main event – the ice cream.
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My Favorite Restaurants of 2017

The most frequently asked question I get is what is your favorite restaurant in Miami. So I decided to answer that question for all of you readers. There’s one caveat. It’s a list of eleven since I have favorites for different reasons – do I want a steakhouse, Asian, festive/party scene, Italian, French, Mediterranean? As we all know, the restaurant business is tricky. Especially in Miami, the service and food can change from one day to next with a departing chef, transient wait staff, economics, etc. That being said, if and when you go to these places, hope they’re the best possible dining experience for you too. Enjoy!
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