Rusty Bucket Arrives at City Place Doral

By Melanie Galarce

Rusty Bucket (3535 Northwest 83 Avenue, Doral) is a casual tavern chain with a sports bar atmosphere, serving comfort food favorites and a long beer list. One of the first places to pop up at City Place Doral, Rusty Bucket is a long-time staple in Ohio that has now made its way to South Florida.

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Foodie Friday

Hi foodies! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready for some R&R now that the weekend is here. Our team is back from some summer travel and busy planning our next big adventure. Do you guys have any fun summer plans? We hope they include travel and food, two of our favorites. While we dream up of future summer adventures, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from across the web. Enjoy!

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Views, Booze & Chews at YAKU by La Mar

By Mitchell Nover

YAKU by La Mar (500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami) is a chic outdoor bar and lounge from the Mandarin Oriental Miami’s award-winning restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Giving Chef Diego Oka the space to be a little more playful on the outdoor terrace, YAKU blends multicultural ingredients with Peruvian cocktails, light bites, and a cozy waterfront gathering place from Thursday to Saturday nights. Conceptualized and designed by Chef Oka himself, the lounge is furnished with a selection of Peruvian-inspired textiles, sleek communal seating and bronze, terracotta, and colorful accents.

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Foodie Friday

Hi foodie friends, happy Friday! We’re excited to chill out this weekend and celebrate all things Dad in honor of Father’s Day! Do you guys have any fun foodie plans to share with your dad? If you’re anything like us, you’ll be hanging out in a backyard with some cold beer and some delicious grilling from the men in our lives that are always there to save the day. We hope that you have an amazing weekend with those special dudes and get to munch on a few extra calories. In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web! Enjoy.

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Corsair’s Creative Brunch

By Mitchell Nover

Looking for a new take on brunch? Well, the 52 by CORSAIR, the new signature brunch at Turnberry Isle’s CORSAIR Kitchen + Bar (19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura) is a creative mix of buffet standards and rotating weekly a la carte menu that is waiting to be discovered. Served from 11:30AM to 3PM on the weekends, the $45 per person package includes unlimited buffet access, choice of a made-to-order brunch classic, and bottomless mimosas or bloody marys.

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Chef’s Corner – Masamoto Hamaya

Chef Masamoto Hamaya —
Executive Chef,
Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

Chef Masamoto Hamaya was born and raised in Japan. He went to college in Arizona, but returned home to Tokyo to go to culinary school. He came back to the United States to embark on an impressive culinary career: Hamaya was Head Sushi Chef at Uchi, James Beard Award Winner Tyson Cole’s restaurant in Austin, Texas, and he has played key roles as Executive Chef at Ozumo and Executive Sous at the Michelin starred Ame in San Francisco.

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Foodie Friday

Hey there foodie friends, we’ve made it through what has felt like an eternal week with these gloomy Miami days and non-stop rain. We’re so excited that the weekend is here, even if the weather persists we’ll at least get to grub on some take-out and snuggle in bed while watching Netflix. In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web to lighten things up a bit! Enjoy.

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PB Burger is Back to Benefit the Blended Burger Project

By Mitchell Nover & Melanie Galarce 

For a second year in a row, Pubbelly Noodle Bar (1418 20th St, Miami Beach) has partnered with The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project to raise awareness for and benefit the project’s mission of healthy and sustainable cooking. This year the series will feature an all-female chef lineup of guest chefs serving up their Summer Burgers from June 5th (today) through August 3rd. Guest chefs include: Susan Ungaro, President of The James Beard Foundation, Roxanne Vargas of NBC 6-in-the-Mix, Alejandra Cangas of The Hungry Post, Chef Lorena Garcia, Chef Michelle Bernstein, Chef Ingrid Hoffman, Chef Dena Marino, Chef Janine Booth, and Laine Doss* of the Miami New Times.

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Lightkeepers Beams at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

By Melanie Galarce

On March 1, the team at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne opened their newly renovated oceanfront restaurant, Lightkeepers (455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne). With modern, beachside décor, Lightkeepers aims to bring to life the history of Key Biscayne. Executive Chef Raul A. Del Pozo crafted an inviting menu influenced by the local fresh seafood and the fertile soils of the Florida Keys. A few weeks ago, Mitch and I were treated to a sneak peak of the newly launched menu and indulged in a tasting that left us dreaming of an endless escape by the sea.

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