Posts tagged Kendall
Saturday Sweets: A Favorite Local Bakeshop Unveils Its New Identity

For the last eight years Miami has embraced Sunset Drive’s Sweetness Bakeshop. The family-owned bakeshop opened during the cupcake craze of 2010 and became a haven for desserts in Kendall. Through the years, the Diaz family has kept on top of trendy desserts, but recently Sweetness Bakeshop, has undergone an evolution.

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Five Top Thai Restaurants in Miami

There’s something so warm and comforting about a big plate of Thai food, maybe it’s the spices or just how filling it always seems to be. Miami might not be known specifically for its Thai restaurants, but there are tons of great options to be found all over the city. If you’re craving Thai this weekend, we’ve got a list for you!

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Saturday Sweets: Five Ice Cream Shops We Can't Get Enough Of

Whether you're looking for a cheat day treat or a way to celebrate the back to school with the kids, ice cream is a go to delight for so many of us. Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts available  did you know it's a 30 billion dollar industry? With ice cream to be found on almost every corner, here's five spots we just can't get enough of.

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Saturday Sweets: Kid Friendly Classes to Sweeten Up Summer

With the arrival of summer and kids being out of school, there’s always the struggle of figuring out how to keep them busy. For those who want to spend their summer hanging out in the kitchen and making delicious treats, we’ve got options! From a quick candy making afternoon to a full on baking bootcamp — there’s plenty of ways to let your kids have the sweetest summer yet!

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Saturday Sweets: It's Time to Eat the Donuts

It feels like every day is another silly food holiday, but for some reason that doesn’t spot us from taking part in enjoying them every once in a while. June 1st is National Donut Day, so in preparation we’ve got a few donut shops in and around Miami you should check out this week, including one very new spot, and an event featuring donuts by some of the best in the biz.

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Saturday Sweets: Cheesecake Favorites in Miami

I think it’s safe to say almost everyone loves a good cheesecake. It’s creamy and delicious, it can be made with fillings and in tons of different flavors. There’s something for everyone. Personally I’m a sucker for two extremes - either lots of chocolate (think Nutella or Oreos) or keep it simple with a classic base and some fresh fruit.


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It's National Fried Chicken Day!

It’s National Fried Chicken Day!  On this day, fried chicken lovers across the country celebrate this American favorite at a nearby restaurant, home or an outdoor picnic.

A little fried chicken history: Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States.  After its introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a staple. Over time, seasonings and spices were added to enrich the flavor of the chicken. Fried chicken is a dish that consists of chicken pieces which have been floured or battered then pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried. The breading adds a crisp coating to the exterior of the chicken. Traditionally the chicken is fried in lard.  However, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil or vegetable oil are also frequently used.

Bet you’re craving some fried chicken now! In that case - here are 5 spots you can get your fill today:

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Saturday Sweets: Cool for the Summer Milkshakes at Sweetness Bakeshop

In anticipation of the hotter months in Miami, Sweetness Bakeshop is getting together with some local favorites in the blogger community to create milkshakes that will make the summer a little bit more bearable. The Cool for the Summer Series of Shakes will be available starting June 15th - all the way until Labor Day.

Of course, my love for Sweetness Bakeshop landed me a spot on their list repping MIAbites, along with Sef aka Burger Beast, Cari aka Fatgirl Hedonist, and Gio aka Chat Chow TV.

Here are the drool-worthy milkshakes you can expect:

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Finka Table and Tap: Multicultural Fusion from Chef Eileen Andrade

Welcome to MIAbites Guest Contributor, Eleanor Hoh aka Wok Star.  Eleanor is a Miami cooking teacher, creator of Wok Star Kit, blogger and soon a digital content producer. Follow her on Instagram @wokstar. Her website is:

Expect the unexpected when you visit Finka Table and Tap, a Cuban, Korean, Peruvian Fusion gastropub, inside a brick building in West Kendall that previously housed a KFC.  It is a 260 seater that would make any chef/owner run a mile, but not pint sized Chef Eileen Andrade. She’s a little firecracker with enough energy to shoot off a rocket!

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Saturday Sweets: Sweetness Bakeshop Brings Back Their Donuts

If follow me on Instagram (@amber__love) then you know I spend a large amount of my time at Sweetness Bakeshop in Kendall. It’s really close to my house, has fast WIFI, great music (they let me pick the playlist most days), delicious coffee, and is a cupcake shop – so naturally I’ve made it my office and where I do most of my writing.

My week was made when owner, Stephanie Diaz, told me they were bringing back their donuts.

Sweetness Bakeshop was wise beyond their years when they started making donuts that debuted in January 2012, way before the donut craze hit Miami. They were even named Florida’s Donut in Zagat’s 50 Donuts in 50 States in 2014 featuring their Cuban community inspired Guava and Cream Cheese Donut. This tropical-fruit-infused treat was based on a traditional Cuban flavor combination; this fluffy pastry is filled with slightly tart guava marmalade and is then topped with a mild cream-cheese glaze that balances everything out.

They stopped making donuts in the middle of 2015, and it broke my heart. They returned briefly in the beginning of 2016, but didn’t last long. They’re back now and hopefully not going anywhere. “We really had no choice but to bring them back, because everyone keeps begging us for them and we finally just gave in says Stephanie of the donut’s return to the Sweetness menu.

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Saturday Sweets: White Star Cafe and Bakery

A great deal has been written in the news about food allergies and the life-threatening dangers they pose to a large population. As we have become more aware of food allergies and more conscious of what we are eating, we are still in need of delicious dessert options that fit those needs and can still satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooth’s. 

Enter White Star Café and Bakery, found off of Sunset Drive and 87th Avenue.  This Kendall café is taking the area by storm.  A husband and wife team that set out determined to build a safe environment for their son who suffered from severe food allergies. 

The name White Star Café came from their desire to make a safe haven for those with dietary restrictions – a safe place for them to call home, “follow the white star and that’s where you’ll be”.  They believe that great food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and everyone no matter what restrictions should be able to enjoy it, while knowing no shortcuts were taken, no preservatives were used, and only the best ingredients can be found in their treats.  It took 5 years for the family to develop their recipes keeping in mind to specifically exclude: Milk (Casein), Eggs, Soy, Wheat (Gluten), Peanuts, Tree Nuts (except coconut), Fish, Crustaceans (a type of shellfish) Corn and furthermore, Artificial Colors, Preservatives or Flavors.

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