Cupcakes for Two!

~ Cupcakes are Always a Good Idea ~ So, does it ever happen to you that when you’re relaxing after dinner you get a sudden craving for cupcakes?? It does for me, but usually I just brush it off because either I don’t have the time to make 12 cupcakes or I don’t want the…

So Shucking Good!

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar You know that age-old adage; if a restaurant is consistently packed with guests it’s probably a good choice.  Well, it’s definitely true here at The River Seafood & Oyster Bar.  It’s been open since 2003, with the goal of serving the freshest available local, sustainable and organic cuisine.  I…

The Best Tapas!

Xixon Cafe Who knew Spain was so close!? Xixon Cafe in Miami (Coral Way and 21st Avenue) is your ticket to a night out in Espana.  It’s my favorite place for authentic tapas and you can always count on having a good meal here; it’s very consistent.   Xixon is located at the ground floor of…

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas! Just a few of my favorite things: (1) Bella! (2) Christmas Eve Lunch at Versailles (3) Red Velvet Cupcakes (4) Spike Egg Nog  

Upscale Italian at the ICON

~Cipriani~ The famed Cipriani group has made its mark in Miami.  This upscale Italian spot is the place to see and be seen.  Plenty of good people watching as everyone gets decked out to dine here; think Housewives of Miami style.  I wanted to see for myself if the food help up to its trendy,…

Lunch @ ZUMA!

ZUMA! Image via Miami.com Just across the bridge and at the ground level of the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami, resides one of the best restaurants in Miami; Zuma! I’ve been very lucky to have dined at Zuma a few times and every time I do it’s always a great experience.   Zuma serves contemporary Japanese…

It’s a Holiday Party!

Tis the Season to….have a Holiday Party!    I love cooking, entertaining, and spending time with loved ones so what better way to do all of that than have a Holiday Party! It is a lot of work, time consuming, involves creativity, and can be very expensive, but I promise you can cut some corners…

Bulla Gastrobar!

Bulla (boo-ya) The word “Bulla” is slang for chatter and what people are talking about and it definitely proves to be just that amidst the dining scene in downtown Coral Gables.  I finally had the chance to go on a weekday night and couldn’t believe the crowd that stuck around after 10pm.   Bulla is…

Ocean to Table

~Fresh Fish, Good Times, Even Better Meal~ It was a Tuesday afternoon and the weather couldn’t have been any more perfect, especially for fishing! Now, I’m a beginner fisher girl 😉 so I still have lots to learn but nonetheless it was a beautiful day out.  I got a couple of bites on my line…

Spice Things Up!: Indian Spice Mix

Butter Chicken: Using Indian spice mix to spice up boring Chicken  ~~~ Chicken can be so boring and if you’re like me you may make it the same 1 or 2 ways you know how and maybe they still come out delicious but you’re bored of the same flavors.  One of my best friends told…

Calle Ocho’s Finest: La Carreta

La Carreta! Sometimes food takes you to a place that feels like home.  It invokes memories of happy times and can be sort of like a refuge so-to-speak.  A good old-fashioned cuban breakfast does it for me.  Happiness is when I can dip my tostada in cafe con leche.  Here you can get a breakfast…

Wine Tasting: Spain’s Great Match

Source: http://www.greatmatch.org Staying tuned to events in and around Miami is key when you really want to take advantage of all that Miami has to offer.  Over the past couple of years, it’s been easier to do this with sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and even discount retail websites like Gilt (http://www.gilt.com) that feature a ‘City’ section (for…