March 16, 2014

Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine in Pinecrest

Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine serves up a symphony of dishes that combines the sophistication of Mediterranean cuisines with the exotic herbs and spices of the Middle and Far East. The menu is classic Middle Eastern with a focus on freshness of ingredients. Chef Tony, the owner and sole chef in the kitchen, turns out delicious kebobs, fatoush and shawarma […]
March 10, 2014

Barceloneta – Chef’s Tasting Menu

“The Belly Rules the Mind” – a Spanish proverb on the menu of South Miami’s Barceloneta, the second location of the Spanish Tapas Bar and Bistro from the Pubbelly Group, known for their concept themed tavern style pubs. Barceloneta pays tribute to the cooking and “Mercat” dining of Catalonia. For $35 per person, you can sample a wonderful assortment […]
February 26, 2014

CVI.CHE 105 – Peruvian Cuisine with a Modern Touch

Cvi.Che 105 is a stellar recommendation from clients who lived in Peru for many years and raved about the authentic Pisco Sours and ceviche. This downtown Peruvian hot spot has splendid food, great signature cocktails and the best service I have had in a trendy casual restaurant in a long time. I’m a big fan […]
January 28, 2014

Salumeria 104 – Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine

Midtown has a winner in Salumeria 104.  Although it’s not a new restaurant, friends introduced me to it last night and I’ll surely be returning. The concept is based on the Italian trattoria and neighborhood shop that serve up specialty cured meats and delicacies, also known as salumi shops. As we walked in, large wooden boards were being served […]
December 29, 2013

Yambo – Authentic Nicaraguan Food

This place is down right scary, a scene right out of a Central American apocalypse. Don’t go drunk, or maybe it’s best to go a bit inebriated.  Either way, Yambo is an experience to remember. Pull into the parking lot and you know this is the real deal. You’re greeted by a shrine of the Virgin Mary, cows on the roof […]
December 27, 2013

Bobby’s Burger Palace

I checked out Bobby’s Burger Palace, celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new hamburger restaurant in Dadeland Mall. To get right down to the grill – the burgers are terrific – moist and juicy, with quality grade beef and interesting toppings.  And the French fries are crispy and plentiful. On the right is the Bobby Blue Burger.  Yep – it’s as good as it looks! […]
October 4, 2013

Dining on the EDGE of Glory

EDGE STEAK AND BAR, on the seventh floor lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel on Brickell, was a great way to close out the 2013 Miami Spice season. The dining room and bar is modern and casually sophisticated. On the terrace, seating includes romantic lounge areas with firepits. Inside or out, the Edge has great atmosphere. […]
August 19, 2013

A Bite to Eat at Tongue & Cheek

Tongue and Cheek has a very nice Miami Spice menu and they change it up weekly.  I’d been anxious to try this new South Beach restaurant since my friend Allison raved about it after opening day four months ago and continues to rave. For starters, we had some excellent hand crafted cocktails.  A friend ordered […]
July 23, 2013

Ayesha – Saffron Fine Dining from India

Ayesha is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants in Palmetto Bay for great food and superb service.  Our waiter not only knows us, but remembers what we have ordered in the past – and I mean everything.  He makes suggestions on dishes we may like to try instead of our standard choices.  And, his recommendations are […]