By Melanie Galarce
Zucca (162 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables) is a stylish place for house-made pastas, steaks, and other Italian fare, with wine and inventive cocktails that recently opened up inside the Hotel St. Michel.
Hey foodies – who is ready for the long weekend? We sure are! If it feels like we’re in dead of summer, it’s probably because we are. We’re getting a bit more accustomed to the unbearable heat and humidity that tourists can’t handle and slowly but surely enjoying all things that summer has to offer in South Florida. Of course that means that this weekend we will also be indulging in all Fourth of July food bonanza. That means hot dogs, burgers, beers and cocktails. Our hope is that you watch a kick-ass fireworks show and get to munch on some of your favorite summer food. Happy Fourth of July and we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web!
Grilled meats are the focus at Quinto La Huella (788 Brickell Plaza, Miami) and its Sunday Asado Brunch. This Uruguayan, rustic-chic hotel restaurant offers a unique fire cooking method with a wood fire parrilla centered at the heart of its kitchen, serving up a menu that is carefully planned, yet simple and approachable. The food is down-to-earth, much like the atmosphere, creating a relaxing environment where memories are made. Guests can choose to dine inside in the expansive dining lounge or outside on the charming patio, which frames spectacular views of Brickell City Centre.
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.
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!
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.
Ceviches by Divino (46 Curtiss Pkwy, Miami Springs) is an inviting Peruvian eatery brought to you by the same chef behind the Divino Ceviche restaurants that you can find in Doral and Coral Gables. The restaurant serves the best of classic ceviches and South American cuisine in an unassuming, relaxed ambiance with incredibly affordable prices.
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.
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.
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.