PODCAST S1 E17: Miami Chef Spotlight on Ariete’s Michael Beltran

Join me on an all-new episode of my Miami Chef Spotlight series. Guest Michael Beltran of Ariete Miami discusses his colorful journey to a shiny and new Michelin Star. 

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PODCAST Miami Restaurant Reviews: 34-39

A candid look at some of the restaurants we visited in June.  Once again, the hubs and dining partner-in-crime, Lawrence, joins me as co-host for this developing Miami restaurant review series.  Dale! Click play to listen! 34. Phuc Yea 35. L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon 36. Ariete 37. The Surf Club 38. Korner 67 39. Lion […]

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Michelin Guide Florida Finally Revealed

Coño, that took forever. But it finally happened. I was blessed to experience the unforgettable reveal live and in living color, and I am still decompressing from a magical night. Tears. Joy. All the 305 feels. Do you even bleed sunshine and cortaditos if you weren’t emotional over this? If you have followed me from the beginning, you know I’ve had much to say about the topic for the last eight years. But, for me, this is personal. My city. My heart.

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Welcome to Miami, Michelin Guide: PART 2. Now what?

Back in June, I received confirmation that the Michelin Guide was discussing a partnership with the state of Florida. As a result, I posted the fourth installment of my Miami Michelin Guide series and further explored Miami’s potential in great detail. I suggest reading Part 1 before moving on to Part 2. Last week’s bombshell […]

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Welcome to Miami, Michelin Guide. What took you so long? Part 1

It hasn’t happened. Yet. But it DOES seem to be in the works. Full stop. Que? Suzie Sponder, Senior Director of Communications at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, confirmed there is not only interest but there should also be an update next week when they meet with the Michelin Guide… again. “We are waiting for them to finalize a contract that will be signed between Miami, Visit Florida, Orlando, and St. Pete.” Sure, this isn’t official yet and it might take a long time for a guide to actually happen. But we are allowed to be a little excited, right?

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami

They walked in unison towards our section to present the next course. I’d been anticipating that first bite of the famous beef and foie gras burger for a while. The two gentlemen paused and looked at each other. With a quick acknowledging nod, they swiftly presented the burger up and over the counter, placing the dish […]

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