With another season of Art Basel under our belts, it’s officially time to start thinking of our holiday shopping list. As we prep to start crossing off names from our list, we can’t help but wonder what exactly we should get for all the foodies in our lives. Whether it’s Christmas or Hanukkah, we know you’re in the midst of trying to lock in all the right gifts as well, so we’re going to make things a tad bit easier for you by rounding up some of our favorite foodie gifts of 2016. Enjoy!
We finally made it to December and the holidays are upon us! It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for us foodies. The Thanksgiving appetizer is behind us and we’re ready to dig into the main course with Art Basel and Miami Art Week hitting their stride this weekend. And, we can’t forget the extreme amounts of lechón that will be entering our lives come Christmas and New Year’s (with a side of Hanukkah potato latkes for Mitch). As if that wasn’t enough, there’s still plenty to see and do, eat and drink this December in the Magic City. Below is our monthly round-up of what the month ahead has in store for us here in Miami. Enjoy!
By Caitlin Marino
Located in North Miami near the Biscayne Bay FIU campus, I checked out the newest player in the “build your own meal” field: Kappa Rolls + Bowls! Very similar to Chipotle, for example, the concept is, as the name suggests, a variety of rolls and bowls that can be totally customized. From the type of rice and protein included to the toppings and dressing, it’s all up to you.
By Melanie Galarce
A few weeks ago, I was invited to try Chef Andy Bates’ latest pop-up concept of his British restaurant, The Avenue, in the heart of Wynwood at Miam Cafe. You might know Chef Bates of local notoriety after winning the local competition, “The Search for Miami’s Next Great Restaurant Concept.” Although plans have slightly changed for Chef Bates, the one thing that still remains strong is his love of British food and his intention of sharing it with the Miami foodie community.
Well folks, 2016 Thanksgiving dinner is now under our belts. We hope that you were able to spend some quality time with friends and family and bond over some delicious turkey. Some of you may be hitting up the malls today for shopping deals. If so, don’t forget to check out our post from earlier this week where we tell you all about mall dinning and where you should be making some strategic pit stops. In the meantime, we leave you with some fun foodie links to help you through the long holiday weekend. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving once again – we are so very thankful for you!
By Mitchell Nover
This Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. With 151 million people having shopped over Black Friday weekend last year, there’s no doubt that many of you will be heading to some sort of mall or shopping center this year. And you know what you’ll need to do ensure you don’t shop ’til you drop? Eat!
By Monique Gonzalez
Long gone (and I mean LONG gone) are my study abroad days when life was carefree and my days were filled gallivanting throughout Spain in search of yet another pair of espadrilles or the next best chupitería. Fast forward X number of years later (well, because I refuse to divulge the actual number), my love for all things Spanish is still as palpable. So palpable, that quite often I find myself in need of a Spanish fix.
Happy Friday, foodies! We made it through another week, which is especially meaningful for Mel because that means she survived another Latin GRAMMYs week… Congrats! For the rest of us, we’re starting to feel that end of year lag and counting down the days until our holiday breaks (even if that just means a couple of days off). Luckily, the first of the season’s big holidays is coming up next week with Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out our South Florida Turkey Day round-up (ICYMI) if you’re still looking to make plans for Thursday. Also, look out for our Mall Food post next Wednesday for some Black Friday dining recommendations. In the meantime, we’ve got some fun things for you in our Foodie Friday link back below. Enjoy!
By Santiago Cardona
Welcome to Barley, the newest focal point of Downtown Dadeland. Some of you may be saying that this restaurant has existed in Miami for a few years now, and that is true. But the thing is, it just moved to a new location, and this joint has received a major upgrade that is in line with any Kardashian facelift.
Welcome to the first Foodie Friday of November! We can’t believe that 2016 will soon be a distant memory (but we’re really kinda happy about it.) This has been a tough week for most of us. We don’t want to amplify what you’ve probably been reading on Facebook for the last few days, but we do want you all to love a little bit harder this weekend. To tell a stranger that they matter and that they belong. And if by any chance you see a little girl, let her know she’s worthy and beautiful and she may just be the next President of the United States of America. Also, treat yourself to a cheat meal. A really good one. We all deserve it after this week. And, with that, we leave you with some non-political Foodie Friday links. Enjoy!