Llegó la Navidad at La Placita Miami

I woke up this morning shimmying around the house while humming songs I’d never heard of until last night. Why? Well, I attended La Placita’s first Christmas festival: ¡La Parranda! This was chef Jose Mendin’s fifth event in Miami (the others took place as SOBE’s Pubbelly) and probably the liveliest one I’ve been to. Side note: I’ve attended them all #truestory. Read more…

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Seaspice: Miami AF

It’s been four years since I first visited Seaspice (then Seasalt and Pepper) when they first opened in the winter of 2013. Given South Florida’s random culinary rules and often flighty patrons, it’s an impressive achievement for them to be still standing and enjoying great success. Cruising that long on the Miami dining horizon takes vision, […]

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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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Heartbroken

Where to even begin… Michael Shikany. Love at first bite. I cannot believe this is real life, except it is, and I will NEVER EVER understand WHY. If you know me or even if you just follow my blog, you know I just would not shut up about Shikany. Every sentence that had to do […]

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2016 SOBEWFF Memories

It’s almost that time of the year again. Pretty soon, Miami will be rolling out its flashy red carpet for the industry’s most notorious and talented chefs during the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival. As the event continually grows, so does the schedule with infinite possibilities: wine tastings, workshops of all kinds, cooking demonstrations, […]

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