First Look: Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt

“Does Papi Steak have a Michelin Star?” asked a friend recently while we were at dinner. If that doesn’t encapsulate half of Miami’s overall knowledge of fine dining, I don’t know what does. No, Papi Steak does not have a Michelin Star, my dearest friend. For those lucky not to know what I am referring […]

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Top 30 Bites: Miami 2022

Serious Miami Foodporn Ahead This annual list, now entering its seventh edition, is solely based on MY personal dining experience. Perhaps you saw these bites posted on the blog or my Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok accounts at some point this year. Some bites never left my list and made a return appearance. Others are captivating new entries I […]

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Top 22 Miami Restaurants of 2022: Palette Awards

IMPORTANT: I know you want to scroll down quickly and see the results. And you can. But please read the following intro now or later to understand the “why” behind this list. What is it? What is it not? What went into the naming and placement of each honoree?  You can also choose to LISTEN […]

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Michelin Guide Florida Finally Revealed

Coño, that took forever. But it finally happened. I was blessed to experience the unforgettable reveal live and in living color, and I am still decompressing from a magical night. Tears. Joy. All the 305 feels. Do you even bleed sunshine and cortaditos if you weren’t emotional over this? If you have followed me from the beginning, you know I’ve had much to say about the topic for the last eight years. But, for me, this is personal. My city. My heart.

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PODCAST Miami Restaurant Reviews: 1-7

Episode 4 takes a quick, honest, and candid look at some of the Miami restaurants I visited this January. Also, meet the hubs and dining partner-in-crime, Lawrence. He debuted as my co-host for this new and developing Miami restaurant review segment and did not hold back.

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Top 50 2021 Sips by Mr. Whet Palette

As you know, from following this blog, wine plays a major role in all food experiences.  I am Lawrence, the husband of the force behind The Whet Palette. My part is to (1) not touch the food until Brenda has photographed it, (2) occasionally hold a flash, and (3) pick the vino! With that being […]

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Top 21 Miami Restaurants of 2021: Palette Awards

I reserved, ordered, photographed, and ate at all of these restaurants. No one asked nor paid me to do so. Supporting our local restaurants brings me joy, and I am passionate about Miami’s food scene. A lot of careful thought went into the naming and placement of each honoree.  Last year, I placed the awards […]

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