Category Archive: Food

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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Med Culinary Tour with Panarea Sea Grill

Crudo di branzino, Mediterranean seabass with pink peppercorn, garnished with radish fennel salad on a wine map of the Med

 

More regional Italian and Eastern Med restaurants are opening in Miami and happy to say, the large majority are reasonably priced. Plus, they bring exciting new dishes and taste sensations, and wines from regions that are otherwise unrepresented in Miami restaurants. One of the newest entrants is Panarea Mediterranean Sea Grill named for one of the Aeolian Islands near Sicily. Pristine and undeveloped, its waters are known for seafood which informs the menu here, and its craggy hills for super size capers. The laid back, casual seaside ambiance and very friendly service, makes one think that this neighborhood restaurant could have been plucked from Panarea’s coast. Luca Delogu, the owner, hails from Rome but grew up in Sardinia and the chef, Claudio Sandri, who’s from Torino, Italy, and has appeared on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,”  is recognized by the Italian Culinary Federation as a “Master Chef.” Read Full Post & Comments »

Not the Same Miami Spice Picks, 2017 – Part 2

 

Pied a Terre

 

By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

Here’s part 2 in the series of new top restaurants participating in Miami Spice 2017, and  not the usual picks to put on your list: For part 1, click here. Note that menus can change. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Not the Same Miami Spice Picks, 2017 – Part 1

Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres

 

By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

Who’s ready for Miami Spice 2017? Bigger and better than ever, this year’s edition has 239 participating restaurants. The format is the same as always: for just $23 and $39, respectively, you can get three-course lunch and dinner menus from some of Miami’s top (and priciest!) restaurants. And new this year, brunch is also on the menu—diners can get a three-course brunch for just $23.This year we’ve taken a new spin on the promotion with not the usual players. So you’ll find new talked about places, a supper club, another top steakhouse you may want to try, a dining as party spot,  and even a solid choice for vegetarians.  While classics like Zuma, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Milos, Palme d’Or and Red, the Steakhouse are all reliable options, newer hotspots like Brad Kilgore’s Alter and Michael Schwartz’ Fi’lia, and those listed below promise to show you a new side of the Magic City. Part 1 of a two part series. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fabulous Friday: Monkey Muffin

 

You may have heard of the cruffin, a cross between a croissant and a muffin, a bakery item that took San Francisco by storm in 2014, then spreading to the East Coast. It starred in an earlier Fabulous Friday. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, I was smitten by another West Coast pastry standout — the  Monkey Muffin from Grand Central Bakery. The next pastry craze perhaps? Read Full Post & Comments »

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 »

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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 »

Eating News – July

Hot and fresh and fancy donuts

Lots of news this month on the eating front, from new eatery openings and a notable closing, to food products to put on your list, and a terrific restaurant find — Barmeli 69 thanks to a reader tip. Read Full Post & Comments »

Lima Peruvian Restaurant

Ceviche with choclos and roasted corn

 

My “go to” place for a very casual, low cal, quality,  inexpensive bite in Brickell  midweek has been Obba Sushi.But I’ve been aching for someplace new, and not Japanese. Enter Lima, located within the Atton Brickell Miami Hotel, a hotel group from Chile. As you’d guess, the food is Peruvian .The Chileans, as the Peruvians, know their seafood, and it shows. Plus, prices are fair and downright cheap for the three hour happy hour, and there’s a new weekly Saturday Session at their rooftop pool and lounge  from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., an option to South Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

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