Etaru Japanese Grill + Bar

Located in Hallandale, behind the shiny and new Hyde Resort & Residences, the restaurant offers contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine mere steps from the ocean. A second location, also by the same restaurateurs behind Zuma, recently debuted on Las Olas. Things are looking up in the good ole 9 5 4.

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BLT Steak Miami

Given its 13 worldwide locations, I love the comfort of knowing that when traveling, I can probably find a BLT Steak restaurant nearby. Often, I just want a tried and true classic I can trust in delivering a seamless experience. After a seven-year run on Ocean Drive, the original BLT closed in May 2016. Now, we […]

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Monkitail

If Hakkasan and Kuro had a love child, Monkitail would be it. While visiting the new Point Royal restaurant at the renovated Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach recently, I caught a peek of this addition and moved it up on my list of must-try places. As in, I went back the next day. Philadelphia […]

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Point Royal

#RediscoverDiplomat, the current resort promotion, exactly describes my intention upon dining at Point Royal. It has been over two decades since I stepped inside The Diplomat Beach Resort. I also hadn’t visited a Geoffrey Zakarian restaurant since 2011’s Tudor House. Oh, how I mourned that restaurant closing…and their Fruity Pebbles Donuts. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait […]

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Brava

Armed with tickets for Adele‘s premiere Miami concert, our party of four chose Brava for a perfect pre-show dinner . Hello, a no-brainer, really. Arriving just a couple of minutes before our 6:00pm reservation, I checked in with the hostess. From the nearby doors, I could hear the jazzy sounds of piano keys coming off the speakers […]

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Miami Michelin Guide Selections

November 2014 Part 1  New York City has them. The San Francisco and Wine Country area has them. Chicago has them. Miami does not. Well, why not? How much longer do we have to wait? Miami restaurants are ready. Bring them on! I am, of course, talking about the much coveted Michelin stars given out […]

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South Florida Strip Mall Jewels: Part 2

I started The Whet Palette exactly one year ago today.  My first post on this blog highlighted ten wonderful restaurants with locations hidden inside your every day strip mall: restaurants that are anything but typical. It’s only fitting that I celebrate this special anniversary with a sequel post to the original. I present to you, […]

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