June 30, 2013

Zuma Contemporary Japanese Cuisine – Still Great 3 Years Later

I loved Zuma three three years ago when it first opened and it continues to impress with quality ingredients, simple presentations and delicious food served Izakaya style.  In case you are unfamiliar, Izakaya refers to an informal dining style where dishes are intended to be shared.  Food is continuously and steadily brought to the table […]
June 11, 2013

City Hall Throws Great Summer Shorts Cast Party

I want to give a shout out to City Hall for throwing a fantastic Summer Shorts After Party.  It was a terriffic turn-out of theater-goers, cast members, directors, producers, writers, lighting, set and sound designers and  interns packing the upstairs room at the restaurant. Drinks and food were flowing non-stop and the service was fantastic. […]
May 12, 2013

Restaurant Michael Schwartz

Need I say more than Michael Schwartz.  Like all his other restaurants, this one, in the Raleigh Hotel on South Beach, is classic Michael with a few twists. We dined al fresco by the pool, in a perfectly lovely setting under the stars, with sea breeze, salty air, and little globe lights strung from the […]
April 10, 2013

Khong River House is Just O-Khay

I expected greatness from Khong River House after reading and hearing only rave reviews.  My family and I anticipated this dinner with such enthusiasm, driving to Miami Beach in a torrential rain storm to taste the authentic and innovative food from Northern Thailand (Mekong River – including Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos). Maybe it was an off night for the […]
March 17, 2013

Cibo Wine Bar – Pasta Plenty on Miracle Mile

The newest Italian eatery on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables was jam packed Saturday night and super noisy but we were able to shout through the hustle bustle and enjoy the evening. We were served Italian bread with nothing of interest to dip or smear.  It took quite a few requests to receive the olive oil.  Our group […]
March 17, 2013

Swine Southern Table and Bar – New Coral Gables Upscale BBQ

Another John Kunkel Restaurant Opens off Miracle Mile…  Swine opened last week to an avalanche of porcine pleasers.  We were there on the second night and enjoyed many plates from this rather expensive selection of barbeque fixins.  By far the most delicious small plate was the seared diver scallops with smoked pork shoulder, sweet pepper puree and Virginia surryano ham. […]