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SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH PLANTAIN CRUSTED FISH by Joan Nova, aka FOODalogue South Florida Lifestyle

South Florida Lifestyle Guide, July Issue Article Highlight; Summer Salad Recipes

In keeping with the light and easy way of summer, we’ve scored the recipes for three of our all-time favorite salads from two of our favorite chefs, Aaron Brooks, Executive Chef at Edge Steak & Bar at the Four Season Hotel in Miami, Bill Zimmer, Executive Chef at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, in Naples and [...]

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South Florida Lifestyle Guide, July issue on newsstands now: “Summer in the City”

Inside our July issue: “I love summer. I love everthing about it, the heat, the sun, the long days. So in planning this issue, we designed it around the theme of summer; bright colors, fun layouts and on topic articles, including the stunning cover photo that I took from the 20th floor at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. It’s [...]

Blueberry muffin, Cafe Boulud Palm Beach Brunch, photo:southfloridafoodandwine.com Food & Drink

National Food and Drink Days in July

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically a serious process with the President of the United States declaring a day of tribute by proclamation, [after some [...]

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack Miami

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack Now Open in North Miami

Nineteen months. And now finally, Jack Garabedian and his food truck concept Jefe’s Original Fish Tacos & Burgers has officially opened a brick & mortar in North Miami. Garabedian’s painstaking story of getting this store open is one for the books, that is both heartbreaking and shocking not to mention money-sucking. Quite frankly, I’m not [...]

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Happy Hours from Palm Beach to South Beach

Wherever you land there’s always a drink special being offered. Happy Hours are a hot commodity for restaurants and hotels in South Florida. More often than not there are some great steals and deals to be had during the witching hours of 4-7pm. Drink specials and discounted bar menus are alive and well running up and down the coastline from [...]

J Vineyards Misterra Pinot Noir Wine

J Vineyards Misterra Pinot Noir

I’ve told this story many times before but its worth repeating because of the relationship behind it. In April 2012  I interviewed Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery; all of the South Florida Food and Wine Spotlight Interviews are special to me but my Girl Power, Interviews with Female Chefs, Vintners and Entrepreneurs are most [...]