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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Big Easy Winebar & Grill

No, not THAT Big Easy. This Big Easy Winebar & Grill comes to Miami from the Western Cape region of South Africa, by Ernie Els (nicknamed Big Easy, for his stature and smooth golf swing) and the Grove Bay Hospitality Group.  Offering a taste of authentic South African cuisine, the restaurant is now open at the shiny and new Brickell City […]

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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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Byblos

Located in the beautiful space formerly used by Catch (by Season 3’s  Top Chef winner Chef Hung Huynh, who is no longer with the company) and within the Shorecrest building, Byblos delivered an impeccable experience I’m eager to repeat. I had every intention of solely trying their Miami Spice Menu. And I did. Sort of. After being cheerfully greeted by the hostesses, our […]

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Miami Spice Photo Diaries 2015

September 12th, 2015 Macchialina 820 Alton Road Miami Beach, Fl 33139         HIT: Cavatelli Macchialina MISS: Location. I kid. This is me, just a bit bitter because I live in Broward and can’t come as often as I would like. Everything rocked!                           […]

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South Florida Strip Mall Jewels- Part 1

January 13th, 2013 Strip malls are a necessary evil and a part of our daily lives. You know the type; uncomfortable parking lot, quick in-and-out, post offices, groceries, laundromats, massage parlors, and fine dining. Wait. What? Fine dining? In a strip mall? Yes, really! In a strip mall. Right next to the dollar store. Sandwiched […]

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