SOMM LIKE IT HOT featuring Miami Robuchon’s Juan Carlos Santana

Meet Juan Carlos Santana, beverage director of The Bastion Collection’s L’ Atelier de Joël Robuchon in the Miami Design District. We love a successful “raised in (Miami) Dade” story, and this one is it!  

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PODCAST: February Miami Restaurant Reviews

Episode 6 takes a candid look at some of the Miami restaurants we visited this February. Featured: Stubborn Seed Forte by Chef Adrianne Chotto Mate Nossa Omakase Perl Caviar Russe Ariete Orno Once again, the hubs and dining partner-in-crime, Lawrence, joins me as co-host for this developing Miami restaurant review series.  Ready to listen? Join […]

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PODCAST: January Miami Restaurant Reviews

Episode 4 takes a quick, honest, and candid look at some of the Miami restaurants I visited this January. Also, meet the hubs and dining partner-in-crime, Lawrence. He debuted as my co-host for this new and developing Miami restaurant review segment and did not hold back.

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Top 21 Miami Restaurants of 2021: Palette Awards

I reserved, ordered, photographed, and ate at all of these restaurants. No one asked nor paid me to do so. Supporting our local restaurants brings me joy, and I am passionate about Miami’s food scene. A lot of careful thought went into the naming and placement of each honoree.  Last year, I placed the awards […]

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Top 30 Bites: Miami 2021

Serious Miami foodporn ahead This annual list, now entering its sixth edition, is solely based on MY personal dining experience. I photographed, ate, and paid for every single dish listed. Perhaps you saw them posted on the blog, or on my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts at some point this year. Some bites apparently never leave my list and made a return […]

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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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Meat me at Cote Miami

I know you want to know. Yes, it’s worth the hype. After three visits, I can conclude that COTE Korean Steakhouse is a welcomed and excellent addition to the Miami dining scene. Michelin-starred in its flagship New York City location, the much-talked-about opening of this upscale barbecue steakhouse had many local food enthusiasts anxiously awaiting, […]

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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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Somm Like It Hot: Featuring Daniel Bishop

We already know Miami is a hot zone for craft cocktails and beer. Know what else is happening? The wine scene! Follow along as I continue this blog section featuring some of South Florida’s buzziest swirlers, sniffers, and tasters. Meet Daniel Alan Bishop: Fiola Miami’s Head Sommelier & Beverage Director.

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