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.
With another season of Art Basel under our belts, it’s officially time to start thinking of our holiday shopping list. As we prep to start crossing off names from our list, we can’t help but wonder what exactly we should get for all the foodies in our lives. Whether it’s Christmas or Hanukkah, we know you’re in the midst of trying to lock in all the right gifts as well, so we’re going to make things a tad bit easier for you by rounding up some of our favorite foodie gifts of 2016. Enjoy!
Located in North Miami near the Biscayne Bay FIU campus, I checked out the newest player in the “build your own meal” field: Kappa Rolls + Bowls! Very similar to Chipotle, for example, the concept is, as the name suggests, a variety of rolls and bowls that can be totally customized. From the type of rice and protein included to the toppings and dressing, it’s all up to you.
It’s safe to say that the crew over at MMTM headquarters has an established affinity for tacos. If I could, I would probably assign a food group to the universe of tacos and justify ungodly consumption of said food. However, much to my dismay, tacos have been done before, a million different ways, and it’s increasingly difficult to find any novelty in a taco shop or feel like it’s not trying too hard. That said, the trend lingers on and every few months it seems we have a new taco place popping up. Most of these restaurants are pretty darn good (and some are mediocre,) but every now and then you stumble across one in particular that is so good, it makes you want to put on a sombrero.
Miami’s burger fanatics have come to know and love Burger and Beer Joint (affectionately called B&B amongst locals) with its locations in Miami Beach and Brickell since 2009. The restaurant is known for its pairing of outrageous burgers and its no-frills, authentic sports bar vibe. Most recently, B&B opened its newest location in Dolphin Mall and it continues to the the perfect spot to rally the troops for an afternoon of enjoying finger lickin’ food, sharing a few pitchers of beer, and cheering on your favorite sports team.
Happy Foodie Friday friends! Welcome to first Friday link pack of December. How did that happen? 2015 is officially a few weeks away from coming to an end. Before we get majorly nostalgic about what an amazing year it has been for us and our blog, we’re going to share our fun Foodie Friday link pack that’s all Basel inspired. Apart from being the luckiest city in America because we have the chillest winter (not to be confused with chilliest), we also get to play host to the most important art fair in the world – Art Basel. And while art is a matter of perspective, our favorite type of art has always been food (totally an art.) Below are a few links to get you in the mood to pair art and food and celebrate all things Basel in Miami. Enjoy!
Happy Friday, foodies! Unless you live under a rock, by now you know that Art Basel season is almost upon us. After Thanksgiving our city will be inundated with art, artists, and art lovers. To get ready, for this edition of Foodie Friday we’re keeping the trend going with a foodie link pack discussing all things food art.
It’s the first Foodie Friday of August and we’re excited about all the things happening this month. The kids are going back to school, the worst of Miami summer weather comes to an end and of course, it’s Miami Spice! We’re embarking on all sorts of foodie adventures during the next two months as we prepare to stuff of our faces at the best restaurants Miami has to offer, but at affordable prices that won’t break our budget. Do you guys have any restaurants that you can’t wait to check out? Let us know what your go-to places are for this season. These things get us excited! Other things that get us pumped? Our Foodie Friday link pack – enjoy!
If you haven’t been to a Brazilian steakhouse in Miami we’ll let you in on the lowdown. The process is simple, pay an upfront fee per person (usually anywhere from $30 to $60, depending on the restaurant and meal options) and then you’re off to enjoy a gluttonous journey of unlimited amounts of food. You have options to explore at the salad bar, a myriad of servers will make their way to your table offering several cuts of meat, and then you’ll have a plethora of sides to go along with the monstrous amount of food already on your plate. Once you feel like you’re ready to roll out of the restaurant, you’ll venture to the dessert table because you’re too far in to call it quits, and quite frankly, what’s another 5 pounds at this point?
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.