It’s safe to say, Miami is now in full blown summer mode. Long days of humid, hot weather and random 3 pm showers. We love to to complain about the rather monotonous weather, but let’s be honest, Miami treats us pretty damn good during winter; a few hot showers won’t kill anyone. We’re dreaming about indulging in summer beach days, ice-cold beer and refreshing meals. So while we brainstorm an action plan, we leave you with a few cool food links from around the web. Enjoy!
Since we’ve passed the Memorial Day mark, we feel pretty confident in saying that summer is officially in full gear. All Miami natives know that summer is almost unbearable and A/C is a definite must. So when we find refreshing treats to cool us under the summer sun, we like to spread the word. That’s the case with Robeks new smoothie menu items called Spa Inspired Creations.
I was recently invited to attend The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida and as the burgeoning foodie that I am, I – despite the drive to Fort Lauderdale (the horrors!) – jumped at the chance to attend what I thought was another night of culinary competition amongst more than 30 South Florida restaurants and eateries. Little did I know that the event was about much more than food.
May officially comes to an end this weekend. We get very nostalgic when we realize that 2014 is going by way too fast! So, we’ll spare you the tears, and instead we’ll share a few fun foodie links from across the web and wish you an extraordinary weekend that hopefully includes some delicious treats. Enjoy!
As a Miami native, I have a strong affinity for Cuban cuisine. My parents are Colombian, but I feel slightly territorial about the Cuban culture and food – nothing will ever take the place of cafecito, pastelitos or pan con lechon for that matter. You can take the girl out of Hialeah, but you will never take the Hialeah out of the girl (proudly so!)
We’ve not only made it to Friday, but to a long Memorial Day weekend, which is pretty rad. We have no major plans other than being bums, catching some rays, and eating tons of food. So we’re pretty much getting ready for an amazing few days. We hope that you have an equally kick-ass weekend and take a few minutes to remember the heroes that have fought for our country and have made our world a safer place. Cheers to all those who have served our country, we salute you!
We leave you with a few foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
We seldom get to write about lunch experiences, but I recently had a lot of time off and took it upon myself to check out a few lunch spots worthy of writing about and sharing with you. The most standout location to-date was OTC (Over the Counter.) Among the myriad of restaurants that fill up the streets of Brickell, few seem to stand out these days, but OTC is no doubt a shining star.
Jamie DeRosa, Chef/Owner, Tongue & Cheek
Chef Jamie DeRosa fell in love with cooking as a child, making paella with his grandmother. Those hours spent learning her tricks and picking up the basics of simple, rustic cooking laid the groundwork for a passion that would take him as a young adult to Johnson & Wales University in Miami. In addition to his formal schooling, Chef DeRosa has also received some amazing on-the-job training from many of the country’s best chefs, including James Beard award-winners Allen Susser and Wolfgang Puck; Master Chef Joachim Splichal; and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Chef DeRosa opened Tongue & Cheek on South Beach in April of 2013 and, just over one year later, thanks to the approachable, ingredient-driven, American menu it continues to be one of the city’s go-to culinary hotspots.
Welcome to another edition of Foodie Friday – one of our favorite series, mostly because it’s the predecessor of the coveted weekend. Do you guys have any fun plans? Since the weather is now at a balmy summer temperature, we’re thinking of hitting the beach and maybe wandering to a few new restaurant digs to write about and share with you. Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure it involves food! Below is a round-up of some fun foodie links circling the web. Enjoy!
Steak Frites has long been a very common and popular dish served in brasseries throughout Europe. Stateside the dish has gone from trend to phenomenon over the past few years, spawning numerous and immensely popular one-dish restaurants in cities like Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco. Last September Miami got in on the action with its first Steak Frites-only restaurant, L’Entrecôte de Paris, in Brickell.