South Beach is figuratively much larger than its size. In fact, it’s geographically small — occupying the southern most point of Miami Beach — but it’s huge in the diversity of its people, architecture, and culture! Continue Reading
I’ll admit it. I’m a fool for “Nuevo Latino” as witnessed by the many times I’ve dabbled in that category on this site.
In fact, a lot of my fearlessness and creativity in the kitchen was inspired a long time ago by a few chefs like Douglas Rodriguez. He’s the undisputed “Godfather of Nuevo Latino” and a member of the critically-acclaimed Mango Gang that revolutionized the Floribbean concept in the late eighties-early nineties.
Over the years, I’ve been to at least 4 of his restaurants (Yuca, Patria, OLA and this one), each multiple times — and his Nuevo Latino cookbook is one of the few cookbooks that survived my move from New York to Florida (and is still with me after 3 more moves in FL). It’s a treasure.
Yes, I’m fan. Let me show you why. Continue Reading
Savor-the-Avenue is an exciting annual foodie event. The main street of trendy Delray gets closed for about a mile while 1000 people dine al fresco on one never-ending table. But, although it’s one long communal table, each restaurant decorates their section and vies for the ‘best table’ award. Continue Reading
How do you rate restaurants? What’s your criteria? I realized last night when I visited the newly-opened Ceviche that I have a 3-prong criteria*, specifically Atmosphere, Food, Beverages. Let me show you how this restaurant hits all the marks.
*It’s a given that cleanliness and service are paramount. Continue Reading
I stopped for lunch at Japango in Boca Raton. I was mildly aware of this strip mall restaurant which has been around for a while, but I’d never ventured in.
I wanted something light. I thought sushi would be perfect. It was, but in a way I never expected.
This was the meal that never ended! Continue Reading
Perhaps its because I lived most of my life in NYC, but when I visit now I seem to have a penchant for eating at restaurants that are either new, trendy, ethnic and/or funky-fun. Most of them seem to be in lower Manhattan which suits me well because that’s where I usually am. Continue Reading
It’s a 4-hour drive from where I live in South FL to the Sarasota area and I’m not much of a ‘road trip’ kind of gal. But, circumstances put me on the road to Sarasota twice in the last few months.
Do you know the history of Serendipity 3? The origin is really amusing. From one tiny place in midtown Manhattan in the 1950s, they now have multiple locations, including a prime spot on Lincoln Road in Miami’s trendy South Beach. Continue Reading
Do you remember this fabulous event from last year? (Post) I gushed all through it because I had such a great time. In fact, I was immediately in countdown mode till the next one!
Here’s Savor the Avenue 2012. Me and about 999 other people feasting and drinking at one 1200+ foot table in the middle of the avenue. Total merriment … as far as the eye can see! Continue Reading