July 29, 2018

Fratellino – A Favorite Coral Gables Ristorante

Fratellino has undeniably great food, service and atmosphere.  But it’s the charming co-owner of Fratellino, Beto DiCarlo, who makes the dining experience so special.  Everyone is his best friend as he meets and greets with a glass of Prosecco, kisses and smiles.  My husband and I love this place! We’ve been dining here since they […]
January 22, 2018

Bloody Good Marys at Norman Van Aken’s THREE

On the way to the Wynwood Women’s March, we stopped for an impromptu brunch at Norman Van Aken’s new restaurant Three.  Mr. New World Cuisine himself was at the counter of the open kitchen working on whatever celebrity chefs do, while his new chef de cuisine, Miguel Massen, was busy in the kitchen.  Miguel hails from […]
June 24, 2016

A Peruvian Cobaya this Guinea Pig Loved

  My first adventure into the COBAYA dining experience did not disappoint.  For those of you unfamiliar, it is a mystery dining club of sorts.  Sign up on the email list, receive an announcement with the date for the next dinner, respond in the affirmative and pray that you win the lottery.  You are notified […]
March 14, 2016

Komodo Kool

Thinking of heading down to Brickell for dinner?  Check out Komodo, the swanky new contemporary Southeast Asian restaurant that melds nightclub vibe with upscale cuisine. Jeffrey Chodorow (of China Grill) and club entrepreneur David Grutman (LIV) joined forces to create this tri-level hot spot that serves up great signature cocktails at all three bars. The Cucumber Basil Martini was a winner. Although the food was […]
December 6, 2015

33 – New Peruvian Restaurant in Coconut Grove

Tuesday night, I had the honor of being included in a sneak preview of 33, the new Peruvian influenced restaurant in Coconut Grove. Chef Sebastian Fernandez, former food and beverage director of Coral Reef Yacht Club, served up beautiful plates of Causa Limena, Seared Scallops and Ceviche de corvina. Chef’s philosophy centers on incorporating no more than five ingredients in any dish so that […]
November 1, 2015

Pho Long Hy Vong

After 36 years, the final night of pork rolling cakes, calamari salad, best pho in the world, beef and fresh rice noodles and spicy fried chicken was nothing short of delicious delirium.  Despite the Friday early seating, the spirited diners were jubilant to snag a table for the last supper (perhaps).  The eight and ten o’clock diners were no doubt mightily disappointed that the early birds […]
August 11, 2015

Food Truck News – Churrascaria in Pinecrest

Carnivores take notice!  El Toro Loco Churrascaria is serving up mouth watering meats on the NE corner of Ludlam and US1 in the Dadeland North Shopping Center. I stopped in today for a half pound of garlic picania and churrasco and they were grilled to perfection, even meeting Captain Rick’s high standards.  The meats, cooked to order, were well seasoned, juicy and tenderlicious. […]
March 24, 2015

Comfort Food at Blue Collar

Blue Collar serves food that people like to eat and they do it really well.  Chef and owner Daniel Serfer hits it out of the park in this small, diner style restaurant in the historic Mimo district of Miami. Don’t be off put by the no tell motels on the boulevard. The staff accommodated our group of […]
February 23, 2015

The Gang Miami is Delish

They call it “A concept of life” and I call it delish.  My gang had dinner here a few nights ago at this Asian fusion hot spot in Midtown (but where else these days). Besides absolutely loving the washing machine counter and cool vibe, the wait staff adorned lab coats inspiring in-vivo experimentation of their menu. We had […]