The Boys Farmers Market, A SoFL Experience

If you’re a foodie, or just really appreciate fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy the gourmet market experience, you must put a drive to The Boys Farmers Market on your “to do” list. There’s nothing even close to it in Miami in terms of variety and quality of fruits and vegetables, price point,  as well as having a wide selection of other food items in one place. If you know Fairway Market in New York City, this is similar, but on a smaller, though not small scale. Plus, it’s an experience being there, worth the drive to Delray Beach. So what in particular will you find?

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Scoop on Eating News in Miami – July 2020

The scoop so you won’t miss a beat on the eating scene in Miami! Read on for high profile restaurant closings, both permanent and temporary; restaurant openings in Miami that you don’t want to miss, and others coming online in the fall; new popups by some of the big names in Miami’s restaurant scene;  and Chef Michelle Bernstein’s online offerings of some of her most popular dishes and cocktails from temporarily shuttered Cafe La Trova.
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Private Chefs in Miami and More!

Need a break from cooking, takeout and delivery but want to eat at home? Have a few friends coming over? Here are leading private chefs in Miami to the rescue. 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. Plus, at the end I’ve included another one of my favorite recipe discoveries.
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Top New Picks for Outdoor Dining in Miami

With restaurants only allowed to offer outdoor dining, a new crop of Miami’s finest have retooled existing outdoor spaces, whether it’s offering covering for the rain, cooling fans, or adding to the attractiveness quotient. Here are my top picks for the newest options for outdoor dining in Miami. In case you missed earlier picks, the posts are at the end for more choices.
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First Look: Leku Restaurant, A Big Thumbs Up

It’s about time Miami had a restaurant featuring the famed Spanish cuisine from the Basque Country in the tradition of star chefs including Juan Mari Arzak (Arzak) along with Martin Berasategui and Pedro Subijana ( Akelarre). And, thankfully, now it has what promises to have a worthy showcase with Leku Restaurant Miami in the Rubell Museum. Plus, kudos to the owners for opening at this time, when heaven knows, we can use some new culinary excitement that isn’t about cooking at home. I went with friends last week on opening day and we were all very impressed, plotting our return visit before we even left. They have outdoor seating, too, which is a bottom line for me. Here’s a report on my first look at Leku Restaurant and the culinary standouts.
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Outdoor Dining in Miami, More Top Picks

Good news on two fronts about outdoor dining in Miami. First, thanks to the Miami-Dade Restaurant Recovery Act, restaurants in many parts of town are able to spread out on sidewalks and parking lots to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining space. Happy to report on more outdoor dining picks with different cuisines and price points, and a charming Italian spot with great deals on wine and food. If you missed the post with my first list, click here.
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What’s New for Miami Spice 2020

Have you noticed how your food bill has increased? Ditto the price of wine (couldn’t believe how wine prices at Costco have increased! See my tip below on that). So it’s welcome news that Miami restaurants are not only still offering Miami Spice 2020, but also, that it’s four months this year, starting now through September. Here are the details and list of the restaurants that have already kicked off their offerings along with links.
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