It’s that time of year again… That’s right, Miami Spice is back! The mouthwatering restaurant promotion that showcases the best of Miami cuisine during the months of August and September will once again kick off at the Miami New Times Iron Fork event on Thursday, July 31st at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
Listen up MMTM readers! Our favorite thing about this blog (and the main reason for doing it) is sharing our love of food. Our second favorite thing is giving you an opportunity to discover the local food scene by giving away experiences that will leave your foodie hearts (and bellies) content. So what better way to celebrate our mutual love of food than with a series of Summer Giveaways?
It’s America’s birfffday, peeps! It’s also a national holiday for bbq, lemonade and all the usual summer suspects. And, what’s a birthday without birthday cake? So on this patriotic edition of Foodie Friday, we want to wish America a Happy Birthday and leave you with a few ideas from around the web to make this an extra festive foodie holiday. Enjoy!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am a tapas tyrant traditionalist. I’m willing to admit that I may take my love of tapas to the extreme sometimes, but after having lived in Spain and fallen in love with all things Spanish it’s just a guttural reaction at this point. I’m all for the “small plates” trend, but if you’re gonna call yourself a “tapas” restaurant, you better have your duende on point. Anyway enough with the therapy session, my point with all this is that when I heard this past March that the team behind the extremely popular and super innovative Eating House was going to open a tapas joint in MiMo my brain just about exploded with a plethora of mixed emotions.
Jessica Sanchez, Chef/Owner, LOBA
This week in our Miami Tastemaker series we highlight a restaurateur who’s the mastermind behind the recently opened (last Friday!) MiMo restaurant, LOBA. Jessica Sanchez is the 28 year old who has single-handedly made this restaurant a reality. From designing the logo and menu, to physically ordering décor and hiring the staff in conjunction with the FIU school of Hospitality, Jessica has done it all.
We’re exactly one week away from Fourth of July Friday. A long weekend looms close by and gets us all sorts of giddy. We’re well into summer and life always tends to slow down when the sun sets at 8 o’ clock, the kids are out of school and we spend most of our time outdoors. Summer is just pretty badass. Something else that kicks major butt? Our MMTM Summer Giveaways! Check back on the blog soon as we’ve got some great freebies coming your way. In the meantime, enjoy a few fun foodie links from around the web!
Amongst the hustle and bustle that is Brickell, with its never-ending construction, noise and South American buzz, Red Bar stands quietly and unassumingly across from Mary Brickell Village. If you’re not on the hunt for a great cocktail, you’ll miss it. It’s a very small space with dim lighting that resembles the set of a 1980s party. The whole place brings about a sense of nostalgia to the days of neighborhood bars, were locals ruled and unpretentiousness was a must.
If you’re like us, planning a vacation is usually based on two important factors: where to eat and where to sleep. Once these bookends are established, the rest of the itinerary somehow seems to fall into place. So, when we were asked by Yonderbound, a new travel planning and booking tool, to take a look at their website we thought it was a great opportunity to try and bring together our love of food and travel.
Welcome to another edition of Foodie Friday! We’re in the midst of summer and our sincere hope is that you’ve given up on your bathing suit diets and are fully indulging in summer favorites like BBQs and popsicles. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We’ll be laying low and searching for a refreshing summer spot to share with you while Miami shows off to all the summer tourists. We leave you with a fun pack of foodie links – enjoy!
Chocolate Fashion: a small pastry gem that serves breakfast and lunch daily. Whether you’re enjoying a menu of gourmet offerings or a customized cake of delectable taste, Chocolate Fashion is Coral Gables’ artisanal bakery and restaurant, which unassumingly puts everyone else to shame.