Posts in Restaurants
Wellness Wednesday: 6 Places to Eat Vegan and Plant-based in Miami

The environment and climate change are literally “hot topics” today. Did you know that the #4 solution to REVERSING climate change ( (#3 is reducing food waste) is adopting a plant-based diet? Decomposing plants and vegetables contribute minimal greenhouse gases while raising livestock for meat, eggs and dairy contributes over 14% of the methane gas.

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Miami Spice Preview at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach

August is coming and in Miami that means Miami Spice. Over 215 restaurants all over are perfecting their craft to make sure every bite of your 3-course experience is as perfect as the last. Recently, the iconic Fontainebleau on Miami Beach invited a group of us to visit and try out their Miami Spice menu

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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. And voting for the BEST Blended Burger ends on July 31st! Vote here.

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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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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$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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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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Coral Gables Culinary Month is June 3-23, 2019

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to advancing commercial vitality in Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile, will kick off its second annual Coral Gables Culinary Month on June 1. Throughout the month, there will be a variety of entertaining activations and dining specials at participating restaurants.

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