SOMM LIKE IT HOT: Featuring Jacqueline Pirolo

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 new blog section featuring some of South Florida’s buzziest movers and shakers swirlers, sniffers, and tasters. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates. Managing Partner/Beverage Director at Macchialina […]

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My Top Restaurant Choices – 2014

With so many incredible dining options, narrowing my favorite restaurants down always proves to be a difficult task. This list of favorites is different than last month’s Miami Michelin Guide Selections post (where I chose what I think are South Florida’s BEST restaurants, worthy of a Michelin nod). The criteria for the following list is more […]

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My Top Restaurant Choices – 2013

“What is your favorite restaurant?” Why is that such a hard question for me to answer?  It’s the one question I receive time and time again, and it is almost impossible for me to answer on the spot. There are many variables I always consider before answering. I suppose I could compose several basic lists […]

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Miami Spice Memories

Miami Spice came and went way too fast! Same story, different year. Tuyo, Caffe Vialetto, DB Bistro, and Escopazzo were the last targets on my long, must-try list. Located on the 8th floor of the Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo never ceases to impress me. When dining there, you must arrive before sundown and take in the spectacular […]

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Whet & Wild: Miami Spice is heating up…

More dining, more spice. It just keeps getting better! This past weekend I dined using the Miami Spice menu at Gotham Steak and Macchialina. These two restaurants are completely different from one another. I don’t know how the other restaurants participating in Miami Spice can top these. I know it’s not a contest but I just […]

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