Can’t Get Enough of La Fresa Francesa

By Melanie Galarce

There’s a little spot in Hialeah that is bringing French cuisine to Miami and it’s pretty much all the rage. And yes, you read right – Hialeah. In a city of big names and superfluous restaurants, this mom-and-pop shop in the most unexpected of places is showing all foodies in Miami that great food comes from dedication, love, and a little innovation. At La Fresa Francesa (59 W 3rd St, Hialeah) you’ll find a French fare with a Miami influence and I can’t get enough.

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Bienvenue à Cafe Bastille!

By Melanie Galarce

We’ve been on a total French kick over at MMTM headquarters the last few weeks and we can’t help but feel nostalgic given the recent events in Nice. I still vouch that the best meal I’ve ever had in my life was in the South of France, so this place has a very special place in my heart. There’s something healing about food and its power to bring people together, so this week we once again pay homage to French cuisine. However, unlike the glitz and splendor of Bal Harbour and Le Zoo, today we highlight Café Bastille – a small, family owned spot that’s been around Downtown long before the high-rise buildings started to take over Miami’s skyline.

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Je T’aime Le Zoo

By Caitlin Marino

France has always been on the list of countries I love. I was lucky enough to visit a few years back during a semester abroad and was left feeling even more infatuated than when I was a little girl dreaming of the day I’d finally see the Eiffel Tower. Amongst the many reasons to consider visiting France, I’d undoubtedly put experiencing the native culinary delicacies as reason number one: crêpes, baked cheeses, wine, and let’s not even get into desserts.

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Tamara’s Bistro Transformed

How does a hotel restaurant distinguish itself in Miami Beach? With tourists packing the trendier spots and locals trying to avoid the tourists, it’s hard to “keep up with the Kardashians Joneses.” Many, if not most, fail in their attempts to be something they’re not in hopes of attracting the desirable crowds and end up getting lost in the shuffle of restaurant openings and closings.

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