May Events for All Tastes

Faena Grilling Masterclass


By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


Lots of May events Miami  , from free music performances and chef-led cooking classes, to historic film presentations, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and various art events. 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 »

La Moderna Italian Restaurant


Vesuvius Negroni photo by Gyorgy Papp


We’ve passed by La Moderna Miami Italian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar  numerous times. There’s always a good sized crowd, especially at the bar, so we decided to see what the appeal was and booked dinner. It’s a neighborhood favorite— plus it gets its share of Italians, always a good sign.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Happy Hour Deals at Top Restaurants

Caviar Russe


By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


It’s no surprise that dining out in Miami is becoming increasingly costly. Have you been wanting to try some of Miami’s top (and expensive restaurants) for less? Here’s your chance, with our picks of happy hour Miami deals at some of The Magic City’s priciest restaurants. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News April

A Kentucky Derby party, Brickell pick for Peruvian and Nikkei cuisine, terrific lunch deal at La Centrale, restaurant closings and openings including the new St.Roch Miami Market in Eating News for April. Read Full Post & Comments »

Photo Gallery of Reader Event

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The first reader event of the year was sold out!!!! Here’s a photo gallery of the evening, all of the eye candy and delectable dishes at Palat. Read Full Post & Comments »

One Door East

Crackling shrimp with Thai chili sauce


Yesterday you read about Valentino Cucina Italiana . Here’s the twin sister I mentioned, One Door East, featuring Asian fusion cuisine. Both are my new “go to” spots in Fort Lauderdale. The chef of One Door East is  Oliver Lustaro, formerly of Zuma in London, Istanbul and New York.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Two Fave FTL Restaurants

Warm lobster, herb, artichoke, saffron mussel foam, arugula puree, pasta Photo by Gyrogy Papp


With friends and readers in Fort Lauderdale, and the fact that I often go to the NSU Museum (the Frank Stella show is well worth a visit) and sometimes to the Broward Performing Arts Center, I’m always on the lookout for really good restaurants.  When told about two restaurants in one, my interest was piqued, especially since one is Italian and the other Asian fusion. Walk in the front door to the hostess stand and to the right, find Valentino Fort Lauderdale, and to the left, One Door East. These are places I’ll return many times. Since you have to see the dishes in their glory, I’ve made this into a two part series. Day one is Valentino. Read Full Post & Comments »

April Events Miami for All Tastes

Giralda Under the Stars, Coral Gables


By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


As they say, the beat goes on in Miami  this month, from spring garden festivals and cultural events (including one with Yo Yo Ma), to a family evening under the stars, fitness happening, unique dinners and more. Looking for April events Miami? Check out our list below. We love them—and we think you will, too! Read Full Post & Comments »

OMG Baked Goods

Chocolate chunk cookies


Give me just out of the fryer churros, a Viennese chocolate Sacher torte mit schlag ( with whipped cream), pistachio gelato, and lemon tarte tatin anytime. But it’s American desserts I crave the most. We’re talking donuts, cupcakes, traditional layer cakes, ice cream sundaes and more. So was I ever happy to learn about two artisanal Miami bakers who specialize in delectable, decadent, devastating (because you want more than one) all American baked goods. News flash! Suzanne of Eden Bar Bakery will be sharing her luscious bars at my reader event on the 11th! Read Full Post & Comments »