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 […]
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 […]