Oysters

Where To Eat Oysters On National Oyster Day In South Florida

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 ...
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Dinner at Azul at Mandarin Oriental Miami

Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Miami has a history of breeding impeccable culinary, sommelier, and management talent; the lineage continues on with the new guard, William Crandall, chef de cuisine, Frederic Monnet, executive pa...
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Lunch at La Gazzetta in Mary Brickell Village

La Gazzetta will surprise you. La Gazzetta – Modern Italian Cafe is a culmination of the half dozen plus restaurants, owners Umberto Sorbo and Stephan Fortier have owned and been associated with. Sorbo and Fortier have fo...
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Lunch at Traymore Restaurant and Bar Miami Beach

Some restaurants pull in the beautiful people, some serve beautiful food and a handful can actually do both successfully. Case in point, Traymore Restaurant and Bar at the Metropolitan Miami Beach. The Metropolitan hotel is own...
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Lunch at Juvia Miami

Juvia is as trendy, and globetrotting as its guests. Culinarily, Juvia crisscrosses three continents with flavors and styles representing, Asia, Europe and South America. Juvia at first blush appears to give the beautiful peopl...
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Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

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 gett...
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Summer Clambakes in Rhode Island, Miami and Palm Beach

Summer means many different things to equally as many people, and then some; I’d venture to say most summer thoughts revolve around vacations, food and some sort of ubiquitous adult beverage to set the summer mood. For me...
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Lunch at Seasalt & Pepper Miami

Stylish. Trendy. Industrial chic. Waterfront. Downtown Miami. Put all this together with a menu and you’ve got the makings of yet another fashionable restaurant scene in Miami, where just about everyone who is looking to ...
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Lunch at Gibraltar at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Coconut Grove

Just over the Grove Isle Bridge, sits the eponymous 20-acre Grove Isle Hotel & Spa. In a matter of minutes, this private island puts distance between the hustle & bustle of every day life and absolute tranquility. Grov...
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Edge Steak & Bar Miami

EDGE Steak & Bar located in the Four Seasons Miami, on Brickell is a modern steak concept, not to be confused with the term steakhouse. Edge Steak & Bar is casual, yet polished, bright, and sanguine, certainly not what...
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Lippi Restaurant in Brickell, Miami

Brickell is one of Miami’s fastest growing  metropolitan neighborhoods, it is densely populated with high-rise luxury condominiums and upscale apartment towers. Having been referred to as the “Manhattan of the Sout...
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Somerston Farm and Winery Experience at The Federal Drink & Provisions Miami

The Federal, Food Drink and Provisions is hosting Somerston farm and winery for a five-course wine dinner on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Whole lambs, olive oil, honey, herbs, vegetable and wines will be flown in directly fr...
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Where to go for Happy Hour in Miami

Wherever you land in Miami 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 durin...
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Dinner at 15 Steps at Eden Roc Miami Beach

Back in October 2011 Jeremy Ford was one of South Florida Food and Wine’s Chef in the Spotlight; a series of interviews loosely based on the Proust Questionnaire. Ford is a protégée of Chef Dean James Max, principle o...
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Miami Culinary Tours

Giveaway: Enter to Win a Miami Culinary Tour for Two

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Diane Miller. Congratulations! Diane With so many flavors colliding into one city, Miami is a vey exciting culinary destination – and Miami Culinary Tours is ready to share it with bot...
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Ca’ del Bosco Wine Dinner at Scarpetta Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Cellar 1954, a Wine & Dinner Series by FONTAINEBLEAU is an exclusive, monthly event paying homage to the vintage year of 1954, the year Fontainebleau Miami Beach originally opened, and pairs the world’s most prestigio...
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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner at Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Cellar 1954, a Wine & Dinner Series by FONTAINEBLEAU is a monthly event that pairs the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the award-winning cuisine of Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Paying homage to the vintag...
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Martin Codax Albariño Wine Dinner at José Andres’ Bazaar at SLS South Beach

The one thing about math is that it’s so in your face, it’s never wrong, it always adds up, even if you don’t. Case in point, the wine dinner I attended earlier this week; One wine, five courses, fourteen tapa...
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Weekend Jazz on the Green at Peacock Garden Cafe in Coconut Grove

Peacock Garden Cafe in Coconut Grove is now host to Jazz on the Green on Friday and Saturday evenings this fall starting on Friday October 4 at 7pm. This is the restaurant’s first-ever live entertainment series; Jazz on the G...
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The Alchemist to open in October in Midtown Miami

Scheduled to open in October, The Alchemist, an intimate 50-seat dining destination with only 14 tables is a complete sensory experience. The sensory journey proposed by “The Alchemist” requires the use of sight, smell, tas...
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Pincho Factory to celebrate the opening of its Coral Gables location

Pincho Factory will celebrate the opening of its Coral Gables location with a complimentary mimosa this Sunday, September 22, as they launch their brunch menu. The brunch menu will be offered every Sunday from 11:00-3:00 p.m.,...
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La Mar by Gaston Acurio to open at Mandarin Oriental Miami in December 2013

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has joined forces with celebrity chef Gaston Acurio to open La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami in December 2013, replacing the hotel’s Café Sambal restaurant. The all-day di...
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Quintessa Wine Dinner at Gotham Steak Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Quintessa is a red meritage wine bearing the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. Quintessa is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Fr...
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Indian Pop-Up Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove October 2013

 A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove opens on Thursday, October 3rd. The existing Bizcaya will be transformed into a sultry Indian dinner destination complete with tradi...
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Champagne Brunch, Ritz Carlton Palm Beach

Bottomless Bubbles and BBQ Happy Hour at The Federal Miami

This just in: a happy hour to do backflips over: Bottomless Champagne and BBQ  this Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 – 7:30pm at The Federal Miami. The people of Nicholas Feuillatte will be pouring their house Champagne alo...
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The Best Frita in Miami

A frita, a.k.a. The Cuban Hamburger is a seasoned ground beef patty (sometimes mixed with chorizo), topped with shoestring potatoes, diced raw onions and ketchup, it is cooked on a flattop served on a Cuban bread bun. “T...
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Quintessa Wine Dinner at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Quintessa is a red meritage wine bearing the same name as the vineyard from which it is made.  Quintessa is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet...
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Miami Spice 2013

Miami Spice is a summer restaurant promotion offering a three-course dining experience for a fixed price. The Miami Spice dining promotion will run from August 1st through September 30th. According to the Miami Spice website t...
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Summer Clambake at The Federal Miami

Yesterday I wrote about clambakes in Miami, Palm Beach and Rhode Island; where to find them, how to make them and keeping them authentic. Last night I went to The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions in Miami (The Federal) with...
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Dinner at Yakko-San, North Miami Beach

Yakko-San Japanese Restaurant, for me, is one of those places where you go to order obscene amounts of food, [preferably with your posse] and taste a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Quite frankly everything is that...
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