In our fourth installment of Foodie Friends, we’re highlighting one of our favorite food blogs, RandoMiami and the fun, charismatic gal behind the blog, Katy Coffield. We’ll preface her Q&A by stating that this 25-year-old knows how to have a good time and keep you well entertained. When we caught up with Katy earlier this week, we laughed, we drank, we ate, and then we laughed some more. We enjoyed drinks at Ball and Chain, and after having cocktails as appetizers, we somehow justified making our way to dinner at the ice cream mecca Azúcar where we all indulged in some Abuela Maria.
Needless to say, no real meal was consumed but that’s what we like most about Katy. Her easygoing, random, unfiltered perspective of Miami gives us all a refreshing look into what’s cool, what’s not, what can’t be missed, and what should simply be dismissed. Read on to learn more about Katy and her love of Miami and all things food.
What is your favorite thing about Miami?
This question is hard to answer because I really do love a lot things about my city, but if I had say what my absolute favorite thing was about Miami I would have to answer food. The coolest thing about Miami is that one minute you can be eating a mentil lentil wrap from Choices Café (vegan) for lunch, and the next you are over at Insomina Cookies because you just realized you are in dire need of a dozen delicious fresh baked cookies. Don’t judge.
What are your top 3 Miami restaurant/bar picks?
Tough question to answer. If I had to saw my absolute three favorite restaurant/bars, the ones I cannot live without, it would have to be The Broken Shaker, Choices Café and Aromas del Peru. Hands down.
Which Miami neighborhood best personifies you?
I would have to say Little Havana. My dad was raised in Little Havana so I have been visiting for years. I love how much culture there is going down Calle Ocho, and how on every street corner you have a Cuban window blasting music. Needles to say my favorite hangouts are the Domino Park to visit my ‘viejos’ and Azucar Ice Cream Company (gotta get my Abuela Maria fix).
Other than Miami, what foodie city would you like to live in?
Last summer I spent a week visiting some family over in Peak’s Island off of Maine, and in order to get to the island you had to take a ferry from Portland. Needless to say, I spent a ton of time in Portland because their food is phenomenal. I would move there for the food in a heartbeat.
How did you get into blogging?
Ever since I can remember I catch myself humming when I know I am about to eat, or when I am thinking about food. So, I started blogging because I felt this urge to share my undying love and passion for food with others. I want to share with locals and tourists that visit this city where they should be going for the best taco, or the gooiest cookie because at the end of the day food makes people happy, so that’s what I want my blog to bring people – pure happiness and delight.
Describe your blog in three words.
Passionate about Miami.
How do you stay informed about the Miami food scene?
Honestly I am very fortunate to be speaking constantly to many PR professionals who represent new and existing restaurants in Miami, and they really keep me in the know. If not I am keeping an eye on what larger publications are writing about, like the Miami New Times to see if there is anything worth checking out. I also talk a lot to other local bloggers that let me know I should go and check out certain spots.
What is your foodie motto?
If you are angry it’s probably because you are hungry. Don’t be hangry! (fyi: this happens to me all the time!)
What are some of your non-food-related hobbies?
Ironically, besides eating, I also love to work out. I have been working out at Crossfit Soul for almost four years and I truly love it. Besides that I also love to read a good book when I have the extra time.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My husband + my dog + living on the beach + endless amount of delicious food = pure happiness
Which talent would you most like to have?
Honestly, I wish I had a better talent when it comes to cooking. My mom never really sat me down and explained the basics, so I just learned to cook ordinary dishes with not too many ingredients or spices.
If you only could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza! Man do I love pizza.
Who is your favorite chef and why?
I would have to say Chef Albert Cabrera because he has brought me some of my favorite restaurants – The Local Craft Food & Drink, Bread + Butter and now Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Company.
What food trend are you most into right now and what food trend would you most like to go away?
I am really into juicing. Some people may think it’s too “trendy,” but I honestly have benefited a lot from a juice cleanse and just having juice every now and then. I also love Kombucha.
What is up with kale? I just don’t get it. I tried kale chips the other day from Whole Foods…not digging it.
Do you cook? If so, what’s your favorite dish to prepare?
I make a pretty mean stir fry 🙂
Cheers to our #FoodieFriends and their own great adventure around our city!