Chicago the Musical in Miami

Oh, Chicago! How I love to love you!

I’m talking about the musical, although my heart beats excitedly for the windy city as well. 

I first saw the show five years ago while in New York City at the Ambassador Theater, an outstanding architectural landmark. The unusual theater shape and vertical seat placement allowed for an intimate, up-close experience, regardless of a guest’s seating location. Blame it on my almost 30-year dance background, but I am guilty of nit-picking shows when the dance talent falls short of my expectations. I mean, it’s Broadway, no excuses and this happens way too often. Thankfully,  I clapped harder than ever for that performance and loved every second. Perhaps I fell into a deep first-timer spell, but I believe it was more than that. The acting, dancing, and command of the stage were second to none. Exceptional.

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Miami Spice Photo Diaries 2016

Last year I introduced the Photo Diaries as a quick reference guide to my Miami Spice dinners, updated as they happened, and consolidated into one post. All of my past Miami Spice coverage can be found HERE. This 2016 post features Stripsteak/ Le Zoo/ Byblos/ Ariete/ Blue Collar/ Tuyo/ Caffe Vialetto/ BLT Prime/ Timo/ Toro Toro/ Pied à Terre/ Macchialina/ Los Fuegos/ db Bistro/ Bourbon Steak September 30th, 2016 Stripsteak Inside the Fontainebleau Hotel 4441 Collins […]

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2015 SOBEWFF: Modern Italian Feast & Harlem Shake

‘Tis the season to grab your tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2016. You can find the line-up here. I’ve tried some other festivals here and there throughout the year, and I’ve even found some I can tolerate, but overall I’m just not much of a fan. I can’t stand crowds and […]

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to Allicia Saskin! You are the lucky winner of TWO tickets to the 2015 South Beach Seafood Festival! @sobeseafoodfest Remember to tag #TheWhetPalette & #sobeseafood on all your social media on festival day. Thank you to all who entered! Didn’t win? You can still purchase tickets and receive 20% OFF when you enter thewhetpalette http://sbsf.wantickets.com This year’s participating restaurants include Joe’s Stone […]

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Miami Spice Photo Diaries 2015

September 12th, 2015 Macchialina 820 Alton Road Miami Beach, Fl 33139         HIT: Cavatelli Macchialina MISS: Location. I kid. This is me, just a bit bitter because I live in Broward and can’t come as often as I would like. Everything rocked!                           […]

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A Va Va Voom Miami Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here again. Do you have plans yet? I’m not one to go out of my way to dine on February 14th (mostly because I hate crowds and the annual urgency everyone has to plan a special dinner on that very day). With careful planning though, a unique experience can be had without it feeling […]

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A HOPPY kind of Christmas

New year. New tradition. Last year, I wrote all about a holiday wine tasting party I had recently hosted. This year, for a change, I’m writing about “hoppy” kind of celebration. You guessed it, beer! Now I am not referring to just your everyday Miller Light and Budweiser. This casual tasting I hosted focused solely on elite craft beer. Luckily, I […]

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1826 Restaurant and Lounge

Growing up in South Florida has allowed me to experience the rebirth of our beloved South Beach, a.k.a. SOBE, first hand. Surprisingly, not everyone knows that for a while there SOBE resembled a scene out of Miami Vice. Ocean Drive? Think quiet, retirement homes, and oceanfront rocking chairs. Washington and Collins Avenue? Good luck walking those shady, dark streets […]

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