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…

Pomegranate, Feta, & Dill Salad

Loved the mix of flavors and textures in this salad so much I had to share it here!  This is a great salad on its own as a side dish or with some grilled chicken.  I basically threw everything together quickly during my lunch break so I don’t have exact measurements but please see below…

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

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

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…

Marion

Marion is a culmination of everything you find charming and rustic in a European market/brasserie.  It’s a Mediterranean focused restaurant, market, bar, grand cafe, and overall beautiful space.  Certainly, no details were left behind on creating the aesthetic of the restaurant.  The same commitment can be seen at its sister venues; El Tucan and Baoli….

27 Restaurant & Bar

27 Restaurant & Bar, located at the Freehand Miami, offers delicious food and cocktails in a laid-back atmosphere.  I absolutely loved the charming and home-y feel of the restaurant.  They use local, fresh ingredients and some of the produce is even grown on site in their garden. It was actually ranked #1 on Eater’s 16…

Tea Time at The Biltmore

Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore Hotel is a great way to escape the everyday and do something different with your family and friends.  It’s also a perfect option to treat your mom for Mother’s Day!  The Hotel offers Afternoon Tea in their lobby Wednesday through Sunday with seatings at 2:00pm and 3:30pm so definitely make…

Pubbelly Sushi

Pubbelly Sushi blows me away everytime.  Every dish is thoughtfully prepared and bursting with flavors.  Definitely come here extra hungry because you’ll want to try everything!  I started off my Friday night dinner with a light and refreshing cocktail made with lychee, passion fruit and sake. 🙂 Next up, was the Rockshrimp Tempura which we…