Foodie Friday

Happy Foodie Friday! Cheers to the weekend after a short week (for some of us). What do you have planned this weekend? We’re not quite sure what we will be exploring, but it will probably involve dining and the outdoors as we continue to soak up the perfect Miami winter weather. We hope you have an amazing weekend, and we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web (including Eater’s Miami Heat Map of the hottest places to check out these days)!

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Zuma Shakes Things Up on Saturdays

By Mitchell Nover

Move over Sunday, there’s a new “fun day” in town thanks to the new Saturday brunch offerings at Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami). Zuma is shaking things up on Saturdays by proclaiming it their new “it” day for brunch. Patrons will be able to enjoy their meal while being serenaded by saxophones, electric violins, and trumpets, in addition to a a brand-new sake station featuring a weekly rotation of brands as well as brand ambassadors leading tastings. And the best part? All of this comes for the same price of Zuma’s traditional brunch, starting at $95pp++.

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Foodie Friday

Welcome to the first Foodie Friday of 2018! The new year is upon us and usually that means resolutions that make their way into our life and seldom come to fruition. Our suggestion? Take small steps and don’t be too hard on yourself. Also, make sure to include some sort of foodie resolution because, let’s be honest, what’s the point otherwise? Whether it be trying a new recipe or going out to a new place, we hope you make some time for a foodie adventure in your life. As so, we leave you with the year’s first link pack to help you kick-start the year!

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Chef’s Corner — Vincenzo Scarmiglia

Chef Vincenzo Scarmiglia —
Executive Chef,
La Centrale

La Centrale, Miami’s very first Italian food hall set to open soon in Brickell City Centre, recently announced Vincenzo Scarmiglia as Executive Chef. Scarmiglia will bring over 30 years of culinary experience to the three-story, 40,000 square-foot food hall that anchors the retail, dining and entrainment center. Born in a small town off the coast of Tuscany and nominated as one of the best Italian chefs in Las Vegas, Scarmiglia delivers a balance of authentic Italian cuisine with fast-paced excitement and variety. Scarmiglia has been a force in the kitchen, taking numerous Las Vegas culinary concepts to critical acclaim, such as the former Valentino at the Venetian Hotel, GIADA’s Restaurant at The Cromwell, Sirio Ristorante at Aria, FiAMMA Trattoria & Bar at MGM Grand and the Osteria Del Circo at the Bellagio Resort and Casino, among others. Scarmiglia has also been a guest chef at the James Beard House in New York, a guest chef for the Grammy Awards, and has received multiple awards for his management of GIADA’s Restaurant at the Cromwell.

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Jump Start Your “New You” This New Year with The Yielding Seed

By Mitchell Nover

For all those foodies out there looking to jump start their “New Year, New You,” The Yielding Seed is a meal delivery plan that features real, wholesome, seasonally-inspired food. While not a weight loss program, the focus is on feel good, fresh soul food. The Yielding Seed takes great pride in providing chef-prepared, freshly-made meals each and every day for each and every client, and, to ensure they are able to do just that, they cap their weekly members at a maximum of 250 people to ensure complete satisfaction. There are different levels of membership options, ranging from $100 a week for lunch and dinner up to $540 a month for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Foodie Friday – Local Edition

Happy New Year, foodies! We hope you had a good holiday season, filled with lots of good times with family and friends – and food, of course. Even though the festivities are officially over, we all know that here in Miami the celebration never ends. As January gets into full swing, there’s lots going on in the food scene with more openings, special menus and fun foodie events. And, as per usual, we’ve rounded up the best of the best below in our monthly Foodie Friday – Local Edition. Enjoy!

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Stubborn Seed Blossoms South of Fifth

By Mitchell Nover

Hi there, foodies! It’s the last MMTM blog post of 2017, and I’ve saved the best for last. You may have heard me mention it twice on the WTF? Where’s the Food? Podcast as my favorite meal of the year; yes, I’m talking about Stubborn Seed (101 Washington Ave, South Beach), the new home of Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford and longtime friend Chef Joe Mizzoni. This dynamic duo is collaborating to bring a new take on Modern American cuisine in Miami. Playing with different textures and flavors in the kitchen, they’ve creating a rich menu that features natural, seasonally-sourced ingredients. The concept encourages guests to share and explore, as the chefs revitalize foods and dishes that are often known for their approachability and serve them up in a unique and exciting way.

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Foodie Friday

Happy holidays foodies and welcome to the LAST Foodie Friday of 2017! We can’t believe the year is officially coming to an end and, on that note, we can’t thank you enough for following us on another year of foodie adventures! Our wishes for 2018? We hope to bring you more of the Miami food scene so you can explore it with loved ones and eat to your heart’s content. As for the rest of this year? We hope you eat unapologetically and spend copious amounts of time with the foodies, friends, and family that mean the most in your life! As we say cheers to an amazing year ahead, we leave you with some fun foodie links from around the web to help bring in the new year.

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Take a Taste Tour of Asia at Tanuki

By Mitchell Nover

I’ve said many times that Miami is lacking in quality Asian food, but I recently stumbled upon a restaurant that offers unique yet authentic fare in the most unexpected setting — the heart of Alton Road on South Beach. That’s right, Tanuki (1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach) masterfully serves up a taste of Asia in a contemporary setting. Don’t let the flashy façade fool you, you’re into a fun foodie experience.

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The Chef’s Tasting Menu at Macchialina is Pure Italian Magic

By Mitchell Nover

Macchialina (820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach) is a true South Beach success story. Holding its own for years now in a light traffic area of Alton Road (well, light foot traffic anyway), the restaurant is the kind of place you’d expect to stumble into walking the streets of New York. It’s small and intimate, dark and stylish. The decor gives off vibes of a cozy hole-in-the-wall type of spot that reads more neighborhood Italian joint than trendy trattoria.

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