Category Archive: Food

Eating News March – Part 1

 

Scallops with pesto at Level 1 photo by William Oberheiser

 

Eating news this month features new restaurants to watch for, great ladies’ night deal, new Greek dining options, dining promo at always delicious spot SUGARCANE, and last but certainly not least, a review of new Brickell eatery and entertainment spot, Level 1 Miami. Part 1 in a two part series. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Quality Meats Miami: a Relook

Tiradito of mackerel, one of the menu items from the new chef

 

Quality Meats Miami is one of my preferred places  for a special occasion. As you know, when the top chef changes, it could be a bad thing or a good thing, even when a restaurant is part of a leading management group which tends to have more quality control than independents. So when I got word about a new Executive Chef Daniel Ganem on the scene, off I went to the Miami Beach steakhouse to check it out.  For Ganem, this new position represents a return to his Miami roots where he has worked at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, BLT Steak, Bourbon Steak and Aqua. Read Full Post & Comments »

Mykonos’ Finest, One Day Only, March 12

 

Been wanting to go to Mykonos to check out the legendary party scene, globally renowned DJs,  and the new post modern Greek cuisine?  Here’s your chance in Miami — for one day only, brunch and dinner, on March 12. Read Full Post & Comments »

A Must Do for Donut Lovers March 30

 

Mojo Donuts, last year’s award winner photo courtesy of New Times Broward-Palm Beach

 

If, like me, you love donuts, you will not want to miss the second annual festival devoted exclusively to one of America’s favorite sweets on March 30th. Called Donuts!2017, it’s South Florida’s only donut festival and was a sellout last year. Find your favorite classics (glazed, jelly) and creative combos such as Kentucky bacon bourbon beyond your wildest imagination. Plus, you can eat donuts to your heart’s content as they’re unlimited. Last year over 14,000 were served!  Donuts! 2017 will take place on Thursday, March 30th, from 6p.m. – 10 p.m. at MAPS Backlot – 342 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. Read Full Post & Comments »

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A Picnic in Miami

 

When was the last time you had a picnic in Miami? Now doesn’t that sound like a wonderful idea, especially this time of year when it’s cool and comfortable? The always innovating top chef Peter Vauthy of one of my “go to” restaurants, Red The Steakhouse, has come up with suggested menu ideas and for you shrimp lovers, shares one of his most popular shrimp recipes. Read Full Post & Comments »

Downtown Miami Discoveries

 

Lost Boy Dry Goods

 

By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

These days,  there’s so much going on all around Miami that it’s easy to overlook new places to shop, eat or play in up and coming parts of town. Such is Downtown where we discovered gems well worth a visit (on Monday you read about Area Code 305 Sports for the best sneakers).  Better yet, have lunch and do your own walking tour. Read Full Post & Comments »

Valentia, a Spanish Gem

Grilled artichoke with Jamon Iberico and fried egg

 

Despite the big farm to table movement in the US, it’s still not easy to eat food products that have real taste, even in pricey restaurants. The kind of restaurants one finds in Greece, Italy and Spain — simple food where the natural flavors shine. At Valentia Miami, an import from Valencia in Spain, the potatoes taste like potatoes, the meat has a beefy taste, and the fish is fresh as can be. Plus, the chef has the right touch with the seasonings. The restaurant, at 1450 Brickell Ave, Phone: (786) 542-8098 opposite the Four Seasons Hotel, is attracting a growing and loyal clientele with next to no PR, social media or advertising. It’s word of mouth from happy diners who also appreciate the very good quality and value. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Olla Miami, a Real Mexican Find

Duck mole

 

When I met Scott Linquist shortly after the opening of Coyo Taco in Wynwood he impressed me with his knowledge of and passion for Mexican cuisine. He told me how he took fellow restaurateurs on culinary tours to Mexico, and his plans for an authentic Mexican restaurant in Miami. He realized his dream at Olla Miami which opened late last year in South Beach, and it’s a “joya” (jewel). Don’t think Tex-Mex as in tacos, burritos and the like. This is the real thing in an ambiance that recalls cantinas one sees throughout the country – weathered timber walls painted in earth tones, hammered tin chandeliers, and mellow lighting.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Valentine’s Day, Singles-Style

STK Miami

 

By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

Don’t have a Valentine this year? Don’t fret because Miami has plenty of ways to celebrate Valentines Day Miami 2017 for singles, girlfriends and guys outings . Here are our favorites for 2017 (even some for a pre-Valentine). And don’t miss the end with a list of ways to pamper yourself for under $100. Read Full Post & Comments »

10 Miami Restaurants with Live Music

By Kayla Louttit

 

Do you like to dine and groove? We’ve rounded up ten Miami restaurants with live music, some with dancing and show, where you can also count on good to great food, and at different price points. And note, if you’ve thought of going to Thea’s Supper Club (an early Valentine’s Day perhaps?), the next open date (and only one in February) is February 10th. Read Full Post & Comments »

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