Category Archives: restaurant review

Society BBQ for ALL!

Society BBQ: Pork Ribs and Brisket Platter

Community, part of a club… I asked Chef Richard Hales why the name “Society” for his latest food concept? “I like that Society is about community but also a reference to being part of a club.  BBQ and the love of it is definitely a club. I’m always about community and how my ideas for…

Traymore by Michael Schwartz at Como Hotel

Smart move Como Metropolitan Hotel, Miami Beach!  Opening a restaurant with a James Beard award-winning chef, Traymore by Michael Schwartz guarantees immediate success. The reason for his success? That’s easy…his philosophy has always been to cook what’s local and seasonal and provide a “Genuine” dining experience, LOVE that! He puts so much flavor and panache…

Chinese New Year Miami Roundup 2019

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Pick from 5 of my fav restaurants to celebrate Year of the Pig, some with Special Menus and Lion Dance. ENJOY!!  The Year of the Pig starts TUESDAY, February 5 and festivities last 2 weeks.  Since I’m not organizing a Chinese New Year gathering this year, I’ve put together a list of Chinese/Asian restaurants celebrating Year…

Good Chinese Food in Miami at No Name Chinese

Starved for good Chinese food in Miami?  Starve no more, welcome No Name Chinese.  Opened by Asian food lovers, business partners of Uvaggio Bar & Restaurant fame, Heath Porter and Craig DeWald and helmed by Executive Chef Pablo Zitzmann Sicard and his wife and pastry chef, Natalia Atuesta. Be prepared for a refreshing take using…

Finka Table and Tap, best Cuban, Korean, Peruvian Fusion

Expect the unexpected when you visit Finka Table and Tap, a Cuban, Korean, Peruvian Fusion gastropub, inside a brick building that previously housed KFC.  A 260 seater that would make any chef/owner run a mile but not pint sized Chef Eileen Andrade. She’s a little firecracker with enough energy to shoot off a rocket!  I…

Best Eats During Art Basel Miami

Art Basel Miami means there’s a mad scramble to get into popular restaurants, so I’ve compiled some of the BEST eats that are more out of the way.  You’ll get innovative food, value for your money and most are chef owned! Yes, I love supporting chef owned restaurants, I admire and respect what they’re doing!…