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,…

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…

El Rey de las Fritas

New Year’s Day I ventured into Little Havana to try a place I’ve never been to.  The famous, El Rey de las Fritas.  It’s one of those staples on Calle Ocho that’s a must try, at least once.   First, I tried the plantain chips but unfortunately they were over cooked and some were burnt.  I…

Bistro BE ~ Brickell

I love trying new places and hopefully discovering a local gem that I can share with my friends.  So, we decided to try this new Belgian restaurant, Bistro BE in Brickell.  It’s right next to the old Hoxton or Irish pub (whichever you prefer).  The restaurant itself is on the small side, with modern, simple…

The Last Carrot ~ Coconut Grove

It seems like juice places and other related “healthy” spots are popping up everywhere but, really, do we have to pay upwards of $15 for a fresh juice/smoothie?  At The Last Carrot in Coconut Grove (open since 1975) you won’t find a high tech sitting area or brand new modern furnishings but you will find…

The Lokal ~ Coconut Grove

After a good friend’s suggestion to visit The Lokal I knew I had to try it.  Seems she was right on target!  As we turned the corner to walk towards the restaurant all we saw were patrons outside waiting for their table and a bustling crowd inside.  We quickly put our names down and they…

La Mexicana Cantina & Grill

If you’ve noticed from my recent posts and insta pics, I’ve been all about Mexican cuisine lately.  I’ve tried a couple of new tequilas, mexican restaurants in the area and I’m also really excited for Cantina La Veinte to open at the Icon.  So, I decided to give a neighborhood place a visit.  It’s called…

Xixon Spanish Restaurant

 Xixon is one of my favorite places and definitely an iconic place for authentic Spanish tapas in Miami.  The restaurant was established in 2001 and started out as a delicatessen; offering Spanish foods and products.  Since then it has grown tremendously. From housing only one table to now being able to accommodate more than 200…

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

Date night at River Oyster Bar! Luckily we got reservations! This restaurant is always crowded so make sure to make one or you’ll be waiting at the bar for a WHILE, which isn’t a totally bad thing either 😉 .  The oysters are great here and with a lot of selection from east coast to…