Food & Drink

August 18, 2012

Good reads on food, drink and travel from around the web

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Good reads on food, drink and travel from around the web; locally in South Florida I read South Florida Daily Blog, just like the editor states on his site, he sifts through the news in the South Florida blogosphere [and aggregates it] so you don’t have to; this makes for an easy one-stop-shopping read. Other than South Florida Daily Blog, here are some food, drink and travel highlights of what I’ve read recently. Previous reads.

and for a great read, if you love the South Florida food scene? Check out our newly published book (Globe Pequot Press, $14.95), Food Lovers’ Guide to Miami & Fort Lauderdale

Wine grape ‘bible’ poised for publication A 1,200-page guide to the world’s wine grape varieties, billed as the most comprehensive ever published and co-authored by Jancis Robinson MW -Decanter

Champagne growing season ‘worst in decades’ ,Champagne has had the worst growing season for several decades and the prospects for the 2012 harvest look increasingly bleak -Decanter

Does Champagne improve with age? -Will Lyons for The Wall Street Journal

Silver Status Loses Its Luster for Frequent Fliers, Airlines have cut and crimped perks awarded to the silver-level frequent fliers -The Wall Street Journal

The real madness in hotel Internet fees -Consumer Traveler

Spirit Airlines sued over ‘unconscionable’ fees -USATodayTravel

Why you shouldn’t tip restaurant servers on your credit card -USATodayTravel

I lost my ID. How am I going to get home? -Consumer Traveler

Visitor numbers increase in Florida but at a slower pace -Miami Herald







 
 

 
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Let’s Talk and Drink Pure Chablis

Chablis, history From the days of  Tiparello Sweet Tip Cigars, Station Wagons with side wood paneling, Love’s Baby Soft, All in the Family, and Burger King’s slogan “have it your way”, comes the America...
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Rodney Strong Wine Dinner at Sinclairs, Jupiter Beach Resort

The story of Rodney Strong Vineyards begins more than 50 years ago, when celebrated American dancer, Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the ...
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Quinoa Caprese. heirloom tomatoes, basil, red quinoa, burrata, cheese, ají amarillo pepper vinaigrette — at La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

Express Lunch at La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental Miami

The waterfront restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio offers diners the chance to experience and explore the authentic flavors of Peruvian gastronomy with an Express Lunch; three courses for $25 Monday-Friday; for an additional $7...
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Boulud Sud Palm Beach Photo: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Le Prix Fixe Lunch Menu at Cafe Boulud Palm Beach

While frequenting some higher end, celebrity chef deemed restaurants on a regular basis may not be within reach for some due to budget constraints; many of the managing partners are aware of this and have made efforts by offer...
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Yellowfin Tuna Tiradito & Queen Conch, photo: southfloridafoodandwine.com

Miami Pop-Up Dinners

Short & Sweet, the info comes via Twitter in 140 characters or less…. a few dinner experiences worthy of checking out: Brad Kilgore of the soon to be Alter Miami is hosting a series of collaborative pop-up dinners wit...
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Merryvale Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot

Merryvale Vineyards Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery producing small production lots from select vineyard sources. For over 30 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale...
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Thanksgiving Recipes: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I’m pretty sure this recipe comes from the Food Network as does the sausage stuffing recipe. Before the Food Network became the the behemoth it is now I was a huge fan of the original stars who started the show; the recip...
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Thanksgiving Recipes: Sausage Stuffing

This recipe for sausage stuffing comes courtesy of the Food Network, back in the day when Sara Moulton was the star. This particular recipe is from Sara’s classic show, Cooking Live. I’ve been making this stuffing f...
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