I’ve been a fan of Uvaggio since it first opened on Miracle Mile about a year ago. I love the small feel, the bright and warm ambience, the live music trickling in from the sidewalk, and the extensive and interesting wine list. That said, I’ve only really visited a handful of times and those visits have usually been on the shorter side; more drinks with friends or night caps than a full dining experience.
Sabores by Chef James is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. Despite being spearheaded by one of the Latin world’s most popular and hardest-working chefs (Chef James Tahhan is a regular co-host on Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día morning show, a chef/partner at Brickell’s Perfecto Gastrobar, and the mastermind behind a budding online culinary empire), Sabores continues to fly under the radar, serving up some of the best and most refined Latin food in town.
The Wynwood Arts District just got a little artsier with the arrival of the new GK Bistronomie. GKB is bringing food art to the neighborhood best known for its street art, offering visitors something to admire on the plate and savor on the palate.
GKB is a Peruvian-inspired restaurant with flares of Asian and other Latin cuisines. Helmed by acclaimed chef/owner and Peru native, Rafael Perez, the restaurant and bar has been making an impact during its first few weeks on the scene, providing the area with a much-needed, elevated dining establishment.
It’s kind of fitting to be writing this review during Halloween week, the one time of the year that Americans collectively come together to keep dentists in business for another year. As a thirty-something adult, I can’t really get away with trick-or-treating anymore, and I have to limit my partying to those really important dates (birthdays or bust), but there are times when it’s fun to just throw caution to the wind and feel like a kid again.
When you think of countries with long, storied beer traditions, names like Germany, Belgium, and the U.S. come to mind. While Spain doesn’t usually make that list, trust me when I tell you there’s nothing like a cold beer paired with some tapas to cool down on a hot summer day in Andalucía. When I studied in Spain I was obsessed with Cervezas Alhambra, the very first brewery in the city of Granada that dates back to 1925.
Last Wednesday, I splurged on telling you all about Mesamar’s amazing culinary tour. So to liven your Monday morning, I decided to do a second post on the impressive cocktails I enjoyed during our dinner a few weeks ago. Nothing better to beat the Monday blues that a plethora of booze to get you dreaming about the weekend again.
We all like to get away every now and again, but it’s not always easy (or affordable) to just pick up and go away on a vacation…or even a staycation, for that matter. Sometimes all you need is a day away from your normal routine to disconnect, refresh, and get your mojo back. Thankfully, the Viceroy Miami has some great deals this summer geared specifically for Florida residents, and I was lucky enough to get a little taste of one a few weeks ago.
Memorial Day is now long gone and that means that summer is officially in full swing. The good news is that it means a lot of beach time and bbq’s loom in the near future. The bad news? “Summer body” is a thing and in order to indulge unapologetically, I have to be consistent at exercise.
Tomorrow is the day when Americans celebrate all things Mexican. The paradox is hard to decipher, so we don’t really try. A quick search on Wikipedia sheds insight into the Cinco de Mayo history and one finds that the date is observed, “to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.” So, no Cinco de Mayo is NOT the Mexican Independence which happens to land months later in September.