Chef’s Corner – Xavier Torres

Not too long ago, we told you about the wonderful experience we had at Drunken Dragon during their newly launched brunch service. We loved everything about the ingenious menu that stayed true to its Korean influence. We continue to be smitten by everything about Drunken Dragon and it was only fair that we highlighted chef de cuisine, Xavier Torres, on this edition of Chef’s Corner.

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Quality BBQ in the Heart of Miami Beach

Remember that time we teamed up with Alamos Wines for our at-home Parillada? Well a few weeks ago, we kicked things up a notch with an uber cool, extra meaty BBQ at the one and only Quality Meats in Miami Beach. The affair was hosted by Quality Meats’ executive chef Patrick Rebholz, who recently nabbed the People’s Choice Award at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s marquee event, Meatopia. As if Chef Rebholz’s greatness didn’t suffice, he partnered with Chef Norberto “Negro” Piattoni for the BBQ cookout/extravaganza. Rebholz, an expert in whole animal butchery, and Piattoni, a former employee of renowned Argentine chef Francis Mallman, collaborated to create a feast that we will soon NOT forgot. Oh yeah, and as if these masters grilling for us wasn’t enough, the dinner was paired with fresh crisp beer from MIA Brewing. Total win.

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At Home Parillada with Alamos

This post is the first of its kind at MMTM headquarters. We want to venture outside our comfort zone of restaurant reviews and attempt a home cooked meal and the importance of the right wine to accompany said meal. Remember that time we introduced you to Tatiana Nessier, brand ambassador for Alamos Wines? We were smitten with Tatiana and intrigued by the Alamos wine portfolio, so a few weeks ago, I decided to have Mitch over for a quaint BBQ at my house while my Chilean husband grilled away to pair a perfect meal. My job was infinitely easier: ensure that all guests had their glasses fully quipped with Alamos Malbec, and make a decent attempt at playing the hostess with the mostess.

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Chef’s Corner – Brian Nasajon

Brian Nasajon, Executive Chef/Owner, Beaker & Gray
A Miami native, Brian Nasajon was born into a family where a love of food and an appreciation of culinary arts were household values. Exposed to global flavors as a young boy, Chef Nasajon’s favorite memories include observing his grandfather’s every move as he expertly grilled asado – a staple of any Uruguayan household.

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Foodie Friday

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!

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Foodie Friday

It’s finally Friday and this weekend we have extra reason to celebrate. This Sunday is Father’s Day and we get to cheer on all the awesome Dads in our lives. It goes without saying that there’s no such thing as a party without food. Since Dads are the face behind the grill, and grilling is a staple of summer, this Foodie Friday is dedicated to – you guessed it – all things summer grilling. We hope you have an amazing weekend with Dad and, most of all, that you bond and indulge over food! Enjoy!

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Oh, Brother!

Despite being one of the southernmost cities in the country, Miami is not what you’d consider a true part of the “dirty South.” Miami is much more of a blend between Latin America and the Northeast, a rare city whose identity has nothing to do with its geography. That said, the Southern food trend has been going strong here for years now, with both upscale takes and down home joints popping up all over town. The newly-opened Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in South Miami has found a place somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, offering up serious Southern-style barbeque fare in a relaxed, yet clean and classy environment.

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