Monkitail

If Hakkasan and Kuro had a love child, Monkitail would be it. While visiting the new Point Royal restaurant at the renovated Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach recently, I caught a peek of this addition and moved it up on my list of must-try places. As in, I went back the next day. Philadelphia […]

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Point Royal

#RediscoverDiplomat, the current resort promotion, exactly describes my intention upon dining at Point Royal. It has been over two decades since I stepped inside The Diplomat Beach Resort. I also hadn’t visited a Geoffrey Zakarian restaurant since 2011’s Tudor House. Oh, how I mourned that restaurant closing…and their Fruity Pebbles Donuts. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait […]

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Exit Reality. Enter Cafe Roval.

Owned by SOBE visionary and pioneer Mark Soyka (of Soyka, News Cafe, and the very missed Van Dyke Cafe) this reimagined gem sits beaming just waiting to be discovered. I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I dined at a remodeled 1923 former fresh-water pump house. Walking up to Cafe Roval, I […]

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Le Sirenuse Miami, Dall’Italia Con Amore

Italian fine-dining. Michelin caliber. The real deal. Curious about this new import, I set out to try Le Sirenuse Restaurant as soon as I could. And now I’m in love. Located inside the new Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, the marriage of Italy’s Amalfi Coast and South Florida is a match made in seashore […]

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Weekend of a Lifetime: Napa Valley*

There’s something magical about Napa Valley; it’s in the air, the green of the hills, and the red-shaded wines. Luxury and humbleness effortlessly co-exist in a town where everyone is intertwined. Napa’s palpable energy has a way of entering your soul and leaving its mark. Once you spot the Grape Crusher Statue on Vista Point Park, […]

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