Category Archive: Beverage

Eating News August

What will be in store at new Bachour Bakery in Coral Gables, and much more

 

Wine flight Wednesday in the Grove, an Israeli inspired hummus haven by the folks from Federal Donuts, uber pastry chef Antonio Bachour’s exciting plans in Coral Gables,new Southern brunch at Bird & Bone,  the latest on three story Italian eating hall La Centrale and more in Eating News for August. Plus, updates on Miami Spice. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Buzzy Summer Happy Hours

Sorso by Scott Conant

 

By Jennifer Agress

Looking for a new way to celebrate “golden hour” this summer? Miami has plenty of spots where you can fuse sunset views with tasty, sometimes reduced-priced drinks and people watching to boot. For a summer of happy hours you’ll want to repeat, spend August hopping around these spots below.

Karen’s note: For more happy hours that get my thumbs up, click here.

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Hop to it, the Brewery Scene’s Hot in Miami – Part 2

Lincoln’s Beard

 

By Josie Gulliksen

 

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Miami because the craft beer scene gets hotter by the day. With several breweries already open and established around Miami-Dade and new ones opening regularly, you can get your sudsy fix on whenever you like. Here’s a list of picks for breweries Miami, part 2 that covers South Miami, Little Havana and Miami Beach. For Part 1, Wynwood, Doral and Coral Gables, click here. Alas, nothing we could find in Brickell. Read Full Post & Comments »

Hop to it, the Brewery Scene’s Hot in Miami – Part 1

 

Wynwood Brewing Co.

 

 

By Josie Gulliksen

 

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Miami because the craft beer scene gets hotter by the day at Miami breweries. With several breweries already open and established around Miami-Dade and new ones opening regularly, you can get your sudsy fix on whenever you like. Here’s a list of picks — the beers,  who serves food, and what the ambiance is like. Part 1 covers Wynwood, Doral and Coral Gables. Part 2 is South Miami, Little Havana and Miami Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

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How to Save Money on Restaurant Wine

La Cava at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach photo courtesy of the hotel

 

By Irene Moore

 

As wine prices continue to escalate in Miami restaurants, how can you save money?  You can sometimes check the restaurant wine list online, then go on the Internet and research the retail prices, but who wants to do that when you’re going out to relax and enjoy? Here are 6 insider tips from the pros to help navigate your way around a wine list and find the best buys:

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Davids Tea

 

Davids Tea in Brickell City Centre is a tea store that even non tea drinkers will enjoy. A walk around and you’ll end up wanting to meet the incredibly creative mind behind the tea themed products you’d never imagine. And if you’re a tea lover, you’ll be loving it. Great inexpensive gifts too. Read Full Post & Comments »

The Weird and Wonderful: MC in China

Yours truly dressed up as the Empress of China in the water village of Tongli south of Shanghai

 

This month I took a second trip to Mainland China, including a second visit to one of my new favorite cities in the world, Shanghai. Also on the itineraray was Chengdu, famous for its Giant Pandas Research Breeding Center in Sichuan Province and home of some the spiciest food in China. I ended the trip in Wenzhou, in the province of Zhejiang, a new entrant on the tourism scene that’s promoting itself as the “Craft Capital” and a base for exploring China’s natural beauty. Here are some of the weird and wonderful things seen on the trip which were featured on MiamiCurated’s instagram page (follow us there too). Look for another upcoming post on quirky facts about the world’s new super power (if you any any doubts about this, a visit will quickly dissuade you of that) and on fashion spotting. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos October

Liquido Brazilian activewear, now in South Florida

 

From Brazilian activewear and a beauty treatment that’s perfect for that special night out, to a new Miami inn for global nomads, Gin and Jazz in South Beach, and Pulse Miami, a first ever food festival that celebrates you’ll never guess what. It’s all in Karen’s Kudos for October. Read Full Post & Comments »

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 »

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 »

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