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Wellness Wednesday: Sustainable Supperclub brings awareness to food waste

What started off as a modest idea as a shared passion between two friends to eliminate food waste led to the creation of Sustainable Supperclub. In 2017, Mayela Lanza learned of a New York-based dinner that started the dialogue on sustainable food systems. Loving the idea, Mayela shared her discovery with her good friend, Jennifer Weinberg, and both women were inspired to take action.

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Wabi Sabi by Chef Shuji Hiyakawa: Simple and Elegant Sushi

Where to find fresh sushi is a popular conversation among Miamians. While a number of places offer sushi on their menu, it is not the main focus and many times the sushi is “tricked out” with sauces and decorative items that may diminish the raw fish.

Not so, at new Wabi Sabi by Shuji in Upper Biscayne/ MiMo area on NE 79th St.

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Hidden Farms in Key West - Florida Keys Garden

The wildly diverse ecosystems of the Florida Keys can perhaps best be discovered in hidden gardens, tucked off main roads and the Overseas Highway throughout the 125-mile-long island chain. While visiting Key West, I was looking for a salt farm but instead stumbled upon Tammy Germain’s microgreen farm, Florida Keys Garden.

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Seek The Beauty: A Sustainable Supper Club at Harpke Farm

Having been born and raised in Miami, most people find it incredible that the first time I ever visited the Everglades was only a couple of years ago - at the ripe age of twenty-three. It took me until then to venture out to our city’s closest national park - a gorgeous World Heritage site that protects a unique ecosystem full of wetland creatures.

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Saturday Sweets: Miami Pastry Chefs Weigh In On 2019 Dessert Trend Predictions

New year, same dessert lover. The first Saturday Sweets of the year is here and we’re chatting with some of the sweetest people in Miami (the ones who make our sugar filled dreams come true) about what they think will be the biggest dessert trends of 2019. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for according to Miami’s pastry chefs.

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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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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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Chef Richard Hales: March of Dimes Chef Culinary Captain

As Culinary Captain for next Wednesday November 7th 21st Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction event, Chef Richard Hales will be joined at the Paradise Plaza Event Space in the Design District by more than 15 local chefs who have donated food and their time in support of The March of Dimes, the non-profit organization that works on funding research for the prevention of birth defects.

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Thirsty Thursday: South Beach Seafood Festival Recap With Alex Alfonso of Breakthru Beverage

Just as quickly as it came, South Beach Seafood Festival is over. This past weekend thousands of guests took over 5 blocks of South Beach’s sand to feast on seafood and to drink plenty of cocktails.

This year Finlandia Vodka brought out some of Miami’s best bartenders to show off a little of their flair and cocktail making skills. Before the festival we sat down with each of the featured bartenders to learn a little more about them, but this time we’re recapping the event with Alex Alfonso, Beverage Development Specialist and Mixologist for Breakthru Beverage.

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Jaguar Sun: A Bright New Bar in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami is making a comeback, especially when it comes to cool spots to stop in and grab a drink. Earlier this year we saw the opening of spots like Mama Tried and Lost Boy Dry Goods. Now there’s a newcomer to the scene, and dare we say — it’s our favorite. If you haven’t made it to Jaguar Sun yet, then you need to add it to your plans immediately.

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Friday with Finlandia Vodka & Joseph Jebelean at South Beach Seafood Festival

South Beach Seafood Festival was this past weekend. It was the 6th year of the festival celebrating all things seafood. On the sands of South Beach’s Lummus Park, feasted on seafood dishes from several restaurants around Miami. But best of all — the cocktails were included in the price of the ticket! This year Finlandia vodka brought out some of Miami’s best bartenders to show off a little of their flair and cocktail making skills.

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Thirsty Thursday: Fun With Finlandia Vodka & Courtney Lane at South Beach Seafood Festival

South Beach Seafood Festival was this past weekend! It was the 6th year of the festival celebrating all things seafood. On the sands of South Beach’s Lummus Park, we feasted on seafood dishes from several restaurants around Miami. But best of all — the cocktails were included in the price of the ticket! This year Finlandia vodka brought out some of Miami’s best bartenders to show off a little of their flair and cocktail making skills.

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Thirsty Thursday: Fun With Finlandia Vodka & Damon Roseberry at South Beach Seafood Festival

South Beach Seafood Festival is just a few weeks away! It’s the 6th year of the festival celebrating all things seafood. On the sands of South Beach’s Lummus Park, get ready to feast on seafood dishes from several restaurants around Miami. But best of all — the cocktails included in the price of the ticket! This year Finlandia vodka will be bringing out some of Miami’s best bartenders to show off a little of their flair and cocktail making skills.

We’re sitting down with each of the featured bartenders to learn a little more about them and what we can expect to find them making at South Beach Seafood Festival 2018. This week it’s Damon Roseberry!

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Thirsty Thursday: Fun With Finlandia Vodka & Hector Acevedo at South Beach Seafood Festival

South Beach Seafood Festival is just a few weeks away! It’s the 6th year of the festival celebrating all things seafood. On the sands of South Beach’s Lummus Park, get ready to feast on seafood dishes from several restaurants around Miami. But best of all — the cocktails included in the price of the ticket! This year Finlandia vodka will be bringing out some of Miami’s best bartenders to show off a little of their flair and cocktail making skills.

We’re sitting down with each of the featured bartenders to learn a little more about them and what we can expect to find them making at South Beach Seafood Festival 2018.

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