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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Call Me Gaby, a New Fave


Surprisingly, Miami doesn’t have many restaurants that are casual and chic with a European sensibility— and with outdoor dining. Think the French or Italian Riviera.  And, even better, one where the noise level is moderate, so one can carry on a real conversation. To the rescue, stylish French couple Anthony and Kathy who opened their trophy restaurant, Call Me Gaby at 22 Washington Avenue (opposite Joe’s Stone Crab)T.305-531-4800. Read Full Post & Comments »

Sensatia – Not to Be Missed!

Photo by Ivan Belaustegui


Cabaret meets burlesque, meets Cirque de Soleil, with audience dancing too. That’s the new sensational show aptly named Sensatia at the Faena Hotel. Presented in Faena Theater in collaboration with Quixotic, a performance collective, it fuses film, live music, impressive acrobatics, aerialist choreography, projection mapping,  and culinary arts in an intimate theater where performers interact with guests. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami’s Premier Private Chefs

Chef Munirah Rimer


By Irene Moore

Do you dream of coming home to the smell of delicious food wafting through your home? Do you work long hours, don’t have time to cook, and you’re tired of take-out? Want to have a fancy dinner party at home and not have to work? The good news is that private chefs take care of the meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking different dishes and cleanup—it’s all tailored to your preferences. Here are the private chefs Miami who can make this all happen. Read Full Post & Comments »

The New Barton G.

Marie Antoinette’s Head – Let Them Eat Cake with cotton candy, yesteryear candies, and a Bananas Foster “shake”


Barton G has always been a star on his stage of creating highly creative, bold, almost theatrical eating in what has always been a fun South Beach experience. We’re not talking European style molecular gastronomy. This is American in its themes and drama. I hadn’t been back there for close to ten years, just because I’m always pulled to try the new places. But an invitation to try the new menu came in conjunction with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, so off I went, a cold and all.My curiosity was especially piqued because how, I asked myself, with all of the competition in dining experiences, could Barton G The Restaurant still WOW diners? Read Full Post & Comments »

March Events for All Tastes

Isabelle Huppert to make an appearance at the Miami Film Festival


By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


There’s so much going on in Miami in March 2018, from a leading seafood festival, craft beer tastings, and live music and dance offerings to more for garden and art lovers. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of these events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too! Read Full Post & Comments »