Weekend of a Lifetime: Napa Valley*

There’s something magical about Napa Valley; it’s in the air, the green of the hills, and the red-shaded wines. Luxury and humbleness effortlessly co-exist in a town where everyone is intertwined. Napa’s palpable energy has a way of entering your soul and leaving its mark. Once you spot the Grape Crusher Statue on Vista Point Park, […]

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Standing O For Bourbon Steak Miami

I don’t write in detail about all of my tried-and-true dining spots, as often as I’d like. I usually dedicate my posts to newer restaurants, travel itineraries, or listicles. Not today. Today I want to talk about one of my favorite local restaurants: Bourbon Steak Miami.  Eight years ago while shopping at Aventura Mall, I noticed […]

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Boom Boom Pao

Started by Chef Paul Qui (winner of the Best Southwest Chef- James Beard Award 2012 and Season 9’s Top Chef), and locally led by Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Murray, PAO by Paul Qui continues to climb the culinary ranks and position itself as one of Miami’s best. And with good reason. The goal? Modern Asian cuisine with […]

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Plant Food + Wine

It took me a while to get to Plant Food + Wine. The vegan/raw concept turned out to be a hard sale for my usual dining partners in crime. Finally, the right dining opportunity presented itself with the best companion I could have asked for, a long-time friend who happens to be a compassionate yogi. […]

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Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann

It started innocently enough. I fully intended to try just the Miami Spice menu at Los Fuegos last summer. Instead, I went rogue, had a brief YOLO moment, and decided to order off the regular menu. Confession: I was 100% skeptical. There’s no such thing as Argentinian “fine dining” in my book. Just like a […]

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