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Mango Madness: Vegan Mango Avocado Parfait recipe via Chef Todd Erickson

Chef Todd Erickson has been one of Miami’s busiest chefs for many years, helming Haven gastropub, creating Hua Hua’s tacos and partnering to bring plant-based fast casual dining at GLAM. He can also be found donating his time and food cooking at community charitable events and now he has partnered with longtime friend and top Event Planning and Design coordinator, Todd Schneider, to form The Todds, a culinary catering, design and event planning company.

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Say "Oui" and Celebrate Bastille Day in Miami

The French holiday is formally called “La Fête Nationale” and is celebrated each year on July 14. The holiday recognizes and celebrates the storming of the Bastille penitentiary, which ultimately helped usher in the French Revolution. It also represents the overthrow of the tyranny of the French monarchy and King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Below are our picks for the best fetes in Miami to celebrate #BastilleDay and enjoy the best of French food even after the celebration winds down:

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Saturday Sweets: Where to Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Miami

Yesterday, July 7th wasWorld Chocolate Day and the best way to celebrate the decadent holiday is to indulge in various types of chocolate. In recent years, Miami has been lucky enough to jump on the artisan chocolate wagon with the opening of a few of its own local chocolate shops. Here are three Miami chocolate shops ready to celebrate World Chocolate Day or any day.

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$10 Pasta Week at Macchialina July 8-11

Always a coveted Thursday night reservation, Macchialina, is extending its incredibly popular $10 Pasta Thursday promotion to a weeklong celebration of Summer and to thank the loyal locals for supporting them all year. Starting TODAY, Monday July 8th through Thursday July 11th, guests will be able to enjoy a selection of $10 pasta dishes.

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UPDATE: #1 The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Chef Mauro Colagreco, opens Florie’s in Palm Beach

UPDATE: Yesterday, in Singapore, the restaurant community and food lovers world wide tuned in for the Worlds 50 Best Restaurant announcement, and Chef Mauro Colagreco and Mirazur in the small French town of Menton was awarded the #1 spot. Chef Mauro opened his first US restaurant, Flories at the Four Seasons Palm Beach just this March, and here is our MIAbites review from our visit for brunch. Worth the trip.

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Shop Local at Urban Oasis Projects Farmers Markets

Celebrate local farmers and shop farmers markets for fresh fruit and produce in South Florida!. On a recent Saturday, the fresh fruit and vegetable enthusiast that I am, ventured down to the Southwest Farmers Market at Tropical Park (open year-round, Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm) to experience what they had to offer.  

The Urban Oasis Project local produce farm stand was the main draw for me but there were other vendors to see as well.

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La Placita: Puerto Rican food and Dominoes with Chef Jose Mendin

It was Tuesday, and La Placita in MiMo was hosting their Domino Tournament, a weekly event that is held in the outdoor patio seating area from 7 -10 pm. Chef/Owner of Pubbelly and La Placita, Jose Mendin, was there to defend his title, but so were a dozen or more fellow food industry professionals along with some regular passionate players, so the event took on a competitive, yet very festive turn.

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The 2019 James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project in South Florida

This year marks the 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™ hosted by the James Beard Foundation.

A Blended Burger is made up of a patty that contains at least 25% fresh mushrooms, and many will find that blended burgers are tastier while being more healthy and sustainable. This years burgers even include some completely plant-based burgers as well.

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National Martini Day: The Vesper Martini via Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Point Royal

James Bond would be very happy to know that today, June 19th is National Martini Day. Shaken or Stirred. Vodka or Gin( or both). Straight up or on the rocks. Olives or Lemon twist, Apple, Lychee or Chocolate. There are many many options for the martini lover.

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Saturday Sweets: Five Desserts Ready in Under Five Minutes

School’s out. Looking for a fun activity with the kids? Make these desserts with them and get off to a sweet start to summer vacation. This week's Saturday Sweets is all about making something quick (under 3 minutes) using stuff you're most likely to find in your pantry on a regular basis. Mug cakes are exactly what you're looking for. These simple desserts take just a minute to assemble and about the same to cook.

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