Hi foodies, October is here! And what a relief it is to be done with September… This last month was a tough one, what with Hurricane Irma and its effects here in South Florida, in the Keys, and across the state. Not to mention the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where many of our friends and family live, and the earthquake in Mexico, which also touched many of our loved ones. That said, we’re moving forward, onwards, and upwards, and there’s a lot to be thankful and look forward to. An extension of Miami Spice through the end of October, for one. There’s a lot going on this month in Miami, including a number of ways our foodie community is coming together to help those still in need. For all that and more, check out our monthly round-up of local foodie news below. Enjoy!
Outside of key lime pie and spiny lobster season, the Florida Keys are not necessarily known as a hotbed of gastronomic greatness. So when we were invited to the Key Largo & Islamorada Uncorked Food & Wine Festival last month, we accepted with relatively low expectations aside from the chance for an enjoyable day trip to the Upper Keys. To our surprise, our experience at the Grand Tasting – hosted at the beautiful Pelican Cove Resort – opened our eyes to some great hidden gems that are serving up both classic and modern takes on Keys cuisine. Here’s a list of the restaurants and dishes that left us wanting more.