Miami Tastemaker – Kiko Suarez

Kiko Suarez —
Host, Que Riko con Kiko

Roberto “Kiko” Suarez is the host of Que Riko con Kiko, an in-depth look of delicious food to enjoy. The segment airs every Friday on Telemundo 51’s 5AM, 6AM, and 11PM hours, as well as on NBC 6 every Tuesday  at 11:30AM. A larger-than-life Cuban teddy bear, Kiko brings everything “riko” (i.e. good, delicious, and fun) to your TV, featuring hot restaurants, menu items, chef interviews, and pure awesomeness. He also also produces the Emmy-nominated A la Carta with Mariana Rodriguez, which highlights some of the best restaurants and cuisine in South Florida.

In celebration of National Burger Month this month, Kiko has always partnered up with the folks at Pinch Kitchen to develop his own burger collab. Kiko’s burger will be available all week this week (through Sunday) for lunch and brunch alongside the classic Pinch Burger.

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Strength in Sabor

They say that only the strong survive. Not the flashy, not the trendy, not the loud. After a visit to Sabores by Chef James, I just couldn’t seem to get that phrase out of my head, mainly because on paper Sabores has a lot going against it, namely the location (in the heart of “la sawesera” on the corner of Flagler St. and LeJeune Rd.) and the space (squeezed into the back of the lobby of a Best Western Premier). That said, the restaurant finds its strength in its chef, James Tahhan: personable, handsome, talented, hard working, and arguably one of the most loved Hispanic television chefs on the air right now. Chef James’ mission? To provide his guests with a unique dining experience by bringing the best of Latin American flavor to Miami through the incorporation of contemporary twists on tried and true dishes in a relaxed and comfortable setting. It may sound basic, but in my opinion it’s a pretty good recipe for success.

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