Restaurants

Big City Tavern, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - April 21, 2016

While visiting a friend in the Fl Lauderdale area, I accepted an invite to try the new menu at Big City Tavern. I am so glad I did.
With our cocktails


Driftwood, Nautilus Hotel, Miami Beach - April 7, 2016

When I arrived at the Driftwood Room inside the new Nautilus South Beach Hotel, the chef — Alex Guarnaschelli — was actually there at a table


Talde, Miami Beach, FL - March 20, 2016

While in Miami Beach for the South Beach food and wine festival (#SOBEWFF), I stayed at the Thomson Miami Beach and was invited to sample their ne…


The Continental, Miami Beach, FL - March 18, 2016

Stephen Starr’s The Continental, on Miami Beach, has a vintage-feel with a brunch menu not to be missed. It’s also a fun place to ju


Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. - April 30, 2013

OpenTable just announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the United States. These awards refle…


Altamare, Miami - March 31, 2012

To get away from the hustle and bustle one night while attending the South Beach (SOBE) wine and food festival last month, I walked almost to the e


Big Pink, Miami - March 28, 2012

When heading to Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food festival, I asked a local where to to have a fun breakfast. Without hesitation, “Bi


2012 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists Announced - February 21, 2012

James Beard’s 2012 Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists Announced
The James Beard Foundation has named the  restaurant and chef award semif…


The Lounge at Gotham Steak, Miami - June 9, 2011

The Lounge at Gotham Steak, the restaurant’s upstairs dining room has been converted into a chic dining and lounge space complete with new li…


1500° at Eden Roc - April 26, 2011

1500° at Eden Roc opened this past October as a farm-to-table restaurant, with a steakhouse sensibility.
“The only thing we freeze h


Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink - April 25, 2011

Michael’s Genuine — located in the design district — is not to be missed, especially for brunch.
We had to sample both their bloody Ma


De Rodriguez Cuba Restaurant - March 20, 2011

Upon arriving in Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBE) from the frigid northeast, we headed down ocean avenue almost to the end


Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa - March 17, 2011

Last time I was in Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBE), I had been a guest at The Palms. That was before its renovation. So glad I…


2011 James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists Unveiled - March 6, 2011

The list of Restaurant and Chef semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s recognition program honoring profe…


101 Best Restaurants in America - March 5, 2011

From sea to shining sea, there’s no shortage of U.S. restaurants to delight even the pickiest of eaters.  And with more then 20,000 eateries


Top 10 Best Pizza Places - January 4, 2011

OK, OK, so these are the Top Ten Pizza Parlors for 2010, but it’s only the first month of 2011, so what criterion would we base that list on? C…


New Menu Website - December 6, 2010

Still collecting and organizing piles of menus? Trying to keep your own rolodex of your favorite places to eat?  Forget about it, thanks to Men…


Essensia Restaurant at The Palms Hotel - September 3, 2010

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa introduced their latest seasonal menu created by Executive Chef Frank Jeannett…

The Beech at The Hilton Bonnet Spring, Orlando - July 23, 2010

Hotel pool-side dining has come along way – at least the Hilton Bonnet Creek where I stayed in Orlando while at the Pillsbury Bake-Off earlier …

James Beard 2010 Restaurant Award Nominees - April 2, 2010

The James Beard Foundation recently announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards for Restaurant and Chef Awards.
W…


2010 James Beard Foundation Awards – Semifinalists - February 19, 2010

The  2010 James Beard Foundation Awards restaurant and chef award semifinalists were announced yesterday. Selected from thousands of onli…


Greek Islands Taverna, Ft. Lauderdale - February 18, 2010

In trying to find a decent spot to eat in the Fort Lauderdale area, I reached out across social media.  My friend Jim Bozzi responded on Facebook…


Luke (New Orleans) Prepares for the Mardi Gras Season - February 1, 2010

Get a Feast of Favorites from Lüke during the Mardi Gras Season
Located right on St. Charles Avenue, Lüke is offering revelers access to their…


Opinionated About Dining Survey Names Top Dining Experiences of 2009 - January 6, 2010

While the state of the economy didn’t improve very much in 2009, foodies continued to visit the top restaurants. Opinionated About Dini…

Joe’s Stone Crab - January 8, 2009

With a long …layover between our flight from Miami and our flights home, we hopped into a cab heading to Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach for a


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