Café Bastille

Café Bastille

Café Bastille is the perfect little retreat in the heart of bustling downtown Miami.  I immediately felt a sense of calm and relaxation entering the French bistro from the noisy and busy city streets.  I loved the feel of the space and the decor!  I could definitely see it as a great place for a [...]

Peppers Authentico Mexicano ~ Pinecrest

Peppers Authentico Mexicano ~ Pinecrest

Peppers - the laid back, fast casual Mexican eatery with locations in Brickell and SoBe is now open in Pinecrest!  They just opened a cool new location in Dadeland Plaza; the shopping center that has Roasters & Toasters and Five Guys on US-1.  Their new digs include festive murals, hanging foliage, decorative vintage-style tile work, [...]

Raw South Juice Co.

Raw South Juice Co.

So glad my friend told me about Raw South! I tried it recently, and loved the smoothie and wrap I got! It's a tiny healthy eatery off of US-1 and 98th street; close to Dadeland.  Their menu consists of smoothies, juices, salads, wraps, and acai bowls.  You can choose a wrap or salad with protein [...]

Guide to Summer Cocktails at the Fontainebleau

Guide to Summer Cocktails at the Fontainebleau

Summertime in Miami means rising temperatures, humidity and those mid-afternoon rainstorms.  Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to cool down and escape the humidity! Restaurants and bars around town are offering seasonal menu items and this might be the perfect opportunity for a staycation, spa day, or just "me" time!  Recently, I was invited to [...]

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

Italian food is probably one of my top comfort foods.  I mean what's better than enjoying a beautiful plate of pasta, hearty bread, and freshly grated cheese?! Anyways, after a long day I was very much looking forward to a comforting meal at Quattro.  The restaurant, which has been on Lincoln Road for 10 years, [...]

Pirolo’s Panino Pop-Up at Macchialina

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 [...]

Farinelli 1937 – Coconut Grove

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

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

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!

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 [...]