Pirolo’s Panino Pop-Up at Macchialina

Chef Michael Pirolo’s Panino Pop-Up Shop (try saying that 3 times!) is returning this Wednesday, June 29th thru Friday, July 1st from noon to 4pm at Macchialina.  I was very lucky to preview some of the pop-up menu recently which consists of hearty lunch items with a variety of different paninis, starters, a soup, and…

Turkey “Sloppy Joes” on Sweet Potato Buns!

Recreating a classic dish such as a sloppy joe was a pretty tough feat.  I really never ate sloppy joes as a kid and can only remember preparing them once in the kitchen with my mom.  I remembered though that it was pretty simple to make – some ground beef, spices, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and…

Farinelli 1937 – Coconut Grove

Anyone who’s from Miami can definitely see the transformation of the “Grove.”  Coconut Grove was in fact one of the first communities to be established in Greater Miami and its sense of individuality and “uniqueness” still remains.  With high rises going up and a general trend towards establishing smaller neighborhoods in Miami outside of the…

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster – Miami Beach

Lobster rolls on our mind and saved screen shots of Izzy’s Instagram posts led us to try the New England inspired restaurant recently.  It was a Friday night at around 9pm when we entered the tiny Miami Beach eatery to find 2 other tables occupied, so we were seated immediately.  The restaurant’s decor is quaint…

Kona Grill

Many Miamians (myself included) may not think of the Doral area as a culinary destination in Miami but recently the area has seen a few new restaurants open.  For example, Kona Grill, according to our hostess that night has been open about 8-9 months, in Dolphin Mall’s revamped restaurant plaza.  I actually haven’t been to…

Map of Where I Ate in NYC!

New York, New York- so nice they named it twice 😉 This city definitely holds a special place in my heart.  I studied there for a bit and couldn’t shake off my love for it.  So much so, that I need to get my NYC fix at least twice a year.  Nowadays, post my “student…