Fi’lia at SLS Brickell

Chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz presents another genuine kind of experience with Fi’lia at the SLS in Brickell.  The restaurant is adorned with oversized hanging planters amidst a monochromatic and minimalist decor which allows the food to really take center stage.  It’s the kind of place where you can really enjoy a personable dinner with friends and/or…

Finka Table & Tap

If you haven’t been to Finka yet I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Finka is one of those rare places where you know it’s going to be simply delicious no matter what you order.  It’s also such a cool, rustic, and inviting space, great for dinner dates or family lunches. The concept of the…

PokéBao

Poké seems to be the new black. For quite some time now, poké spots have been popping up all over Miami serving the traditional Hawaiian dish consisting of cubed or sliced raw fish.  First served on fisherman’s boats as a snack from their days’ catch; now, poké (verb meaning to slice or cut) can be…

Chef Sucre Café

Chef Sucre Café – a petit café serving up big flavor! Sucre Café is a hidden gem on Biltmore Way in the Gables.  It’s lovingly owned & managed by Chef Antonio Sucre & Lisandra Alvarez and the minute you walk into the space you can definitely sense that! The walls of the café are adorned…

EDGE Steak & Bar

Sometimes happy hours can be hit-or-miss.  Come drink for free, they say.  Buy one get one, they say. Half off food, they say.  All sorts of combinations and promos are offered but at the end of the evening you might be left with a standard well drink and some soggy fries.  And I’m guessing that’s…

The Seven Dials ~ Brunch & Dinner!

The Seven Dials is a quaint gastropub in Coral Gables, nestled on the first floor of a condo building on Minorca Avenue and Douglas Road.  Don’t let its off beaten location fool you; it’s a gem of a place and always busy for a reason! London born chef/owner, Andrew Gilbert, features seasonal items on the…

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar

Opened in March 2014, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar joins the likes of Bobby’s Burger Palace, Balans, & Texas de Brazil in Dadeland Mall’s terrace dining area.  This night was actually my second time at Earl’s but a very different experience as we were invited to try a selection of Earl’s new offerings as well as…

Brunch at Burlock Coast – Ft. Lauderdale

Brunch is pretty much my favorite meal for so many reasons.  You can eat savory and sweet items whether it be an amazing omelette or french toast, adding eggs to any dish is totally acceptable as well as having brunch dessert and of course being able to sip back mimosas! So you can only imagine…

BAR PRIMI Miami Spice Pop Up at The Dutch!

Most Miamians know it’s Miami Spice season; a great opportunity to try new restaurants or even sample different dishes at some favorite places.  In fact, many restaurants have included new and creative dishes just for Miami Spice.  But, something really special is happening at The Dutch and only through September! NYC’s famed pasta bar, Bar…

Interview with Bar Primi’s Chef-Partner Sal Lamboglia

For the month of September, The Dutch Miami will feature a special Miami Spice menu consisting of select dishes from NYC’s Bar Primi! The famed pasta shop led by Chefs Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia specializes in traditional and seasonal primi piatti using non-GMO semolina and specialty ‘00’ flours, organic eggs and family recipes. I…

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 – 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,…