Casual New England fare at The Lobster Shack in South Pointe

We’re happy to report that there are more options than just Joe’s Stone Crab and Prime Fish in Miami Beach for seafood fare. The Lobster Shack, which is conveniently located south of Fifth next to South Pointe Tavern, is serving up live Maine lobsters and so much more in a laid-back and relaxed restaurant.

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Saturday Sweets: The Wynwood Yard Hosts A Sweets Social

Next weekend, The Wynwood Yard will be hosting its first ever Baker’s Dozen: A Sweets Social, following the highly popup Ice Cream Social from previous years. This sweet event shines the spotlight on thirteen of Miami’s talented bakers from world-class pastry chefs to up-and-coming culinary entrepreneurs, dessert masters and dream makers, on December 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Miami Chef Pablo Lamon Competes on Season 16 of Top Chef

Bravo’s “Top Chef” heads to the state of Kentucky for season 16, kicking off with two weeks of supersized premieres beginning Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 pm. This season, 15 new talented chefs from cities big and small across the U.S. will compete for the sought-after title amid the unique culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, before heading abroad for an epic finale showdown in Macau, China.

One of the chefs is from our own backyard. Chef Pablo Lamon is the Chef de Cuisine at 27 Restaurant at The Freehand on Miami Beach.

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Where to Eat in Miami: Art Basel Dining Guide

Art Basel and Miami Art Week starts next week with previews, opening night parties and of course, ART. But did you know that MIAbites has nicknamed Art Basel… EAT Basel?  "Where should we eat in Miami?"  Here are some of Our Contributors Best Bites for Art Basel dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District. 

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Saturday Sweets: Mrs. Wonderful's Bundt Cakes Now Available at Publix

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for gatherings with family and friends. With busy schedules, not everyone has time to bake something homemade to take with them as they celebrate with their loved ones. If you’re looking for something simple, sweet, and made with love — head over to your nearest Publix and grab a Mrs. Wonderful’s Cakes bundt cake to save the day.

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Ethiopian Food returns to Miami at Awash Restaurant

Miami has plenty of steak, seafood, Italian and New American restaurants.  Even Thai and Asian fusion have many options, but for some reason, Ethiopian food has never been able to garnish enough support to survive the fickle Miami food scene.  Lucky for us, Awash Ethiopian Restaurant opened a little over a year ago in Miami Gardens.

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The Confidante Dinner Club: Monthly spirit pairing dinner with Chef Richard Hales

The Confidante Hotel on Miami Beach has a vibe that is part “old Miami” and part “hip hangout”. The classic Collins Ave Crown Hotel was built in the 1940’s and much of that retro- charm remains today, but add two gorgeous pools, a fun poolside bar and lounge area and Chef Richard Hales excellent restaurant, Bird and Bone and you have a spot that attracts a crowd, both local and visitors that appreciate Miami Beach and all it has to offer.

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Wellness Wednesday: Book Review- Vegan Challenge and book Giveaway

With another new year inching closer, we often prioritize our health and diet as the first thing to address. Gym memberships have “New Year, New You” specials and everyone goes on diets and tries new things. Veganism is on the rise and for good reasons. Continue reading for contest to win a copy of Vegan Challenge by Lisa Montgomery.

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Saturday Sweets: The Chocolate Spectrum Launches CBDulce Chocolates

The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy, a retail operation that trains and employs individuals with special needs such as Autism, has just launched a new line of chocolate, CBDulce, which includes CBD, a cannabinoid from the Hemp plant. This natural, legal substance is known to have a variety of health benefits such as reducing stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation, as well as helping with sleep issues and reducing seizures.

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