Pisco y Nazca

Pisco y Nazca sits amidst a buzzing Town & Country Mall in its surrounding Kendall suburbia. I’m not sure, but I think the last time I was in the area might have been when I visited Cafe Iguana. In college. In the 90s. Kidding. I think. I am happy to report that it looks completely different now. […]

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Bāzí

Being a Chef Pirolo fan (formerly of Scarpetta & Macchialina, amongst others), I quickly scooped up a reservation at Bāzí shortly after it opened at The Marlin Hotel in South Beach. You won’t find any spaghetti at this classics-meets-modern Asian restaurant. For once, this is a good thing. If you visited the space back when MIX South Beach (good riddance) was there, […]

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GK Bistronomie

Chef Rafael Perez joins the Wynwood-upscale-eats-in-a-casual-environment movement started by Chef Shikany of Shikany’s a couple of years ago, and continued last year by Chef Kilgore of Alter. While the dishes are not as complex, the food at GK is still refined and a perfect fit for an area that celebrates the come-as-you-are mentality: no suit, no tie, […]

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Kuro: Killin’ It

When someone suggests visiting the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for any reason, my usual answer is “No, thanks.” I don’t gamble, but I’ve dined at most of the restaurants there, been to the Improv, attended concerts, and even stayed at the hotel for a weekend staycation. No, no, no, and no. I’ve tried […]

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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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Quality Eats at Quality Meats

I. LOVE. QUALITY. MEATS. It wasn’t love at first sight. I didn’t like the name at first. I felt it was worthy of, say, a butcher shop. Turns out, I was right. I later learned the New York City, family‑owned butcher shops of father‑son owners Alan and Michael Stillman inspired the Quality Meats flagship. I hesitated to try yet […]

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Beachcraft

I know; I know.  I’ve said I don’t usually rush to new restaurant openings, and yet here I am again. I had to visit this one as soon as possible. It’s Tom‘s!  If you follow my blog, then you already know (a) I am a Craft fan and (b) I have a not-so-secret-crush on Colicchio (it’s OK, the […]

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Living la vida PIRIPI

Focused, ambitious, and driven, chef Najat Kaanache has arrived in South Florida. Her newest project sits pretty on the Coral Gables corner of San Lorenzo amongst the high-end shops at Merrick Park. Piripi debuts modern and whimsical Spanish cuisine. “My dishes are a reflection of my pride in my Basque Moroccan rearing and dedication to my profession” […]

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