So as my Tale of Two Brunches continues (and possibly grows to more than just two) I take you over to the west part of town - Doral. Here we have a spot that booms with excitement in the evenings: we're talking music, karaoke, cool cocktails -and now also serves up a killer Sunday brunch.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
There is a new exhibit in town running from April 15th, 2021 to July 11, 2021 at the Ice Palace Studios and you DO NOT want to miss it.
Check out this video for an intro recap live from the event itself
I had the opportunity to attend this immersive experience titled Beyond Van Gogh, and I was in awe. In an imaginative and immersive presentation, crafted for our unique times by world renowned audiovisual designers, Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh. Using his dreams, his thoughts, his life, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, participants move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, color and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes.
Masterpieces now freed from frames, come alive, appear and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating our heightened senses. Through his own words set to a symphonic score, you may come to a new appreciation of this tortured artist's stunning work. I know I did. I truly love art, and never travel anywhere without visiting at least one gallery, so getting the opportunity to become a part of Van Gogh's works, and experience so vividly the portion of himself that he put into each one, made me want to learn more.
Tickets are selling fast, and because they are putting safety first and are practicing CDC guidelines of social distancing, there will be limited capacity for each showing. Hurry and get your tickets here, so you don't miss out on this unbelievable immersive journey through Vincent Van Gogh's life and works.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Someone once said that brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast. I must admit I agree. So as I sat here listening to my stomach talk to me on a Sunday morning, I decided to share with you, my foodie friends, a "Tale of Two Brunches".
This tale begins in a trendy place called Brickell, where buildings are tall and cars are just for show. Amidst an endless maze of restaurants and bars to choose from, there's a spot that stands out for their low-key weekend brunch, framed in a breezy, relaxing outdoor ambiance. Palmas Latin Cuisine and Tapas, located in the Brickell Plaza at 919 Brickell Avenue, is an adorable cozy place you just wouldn't expect to find in this bustling neighborhood. Garden-themed tables in pastel colors set the stage underneath a string of hanging lights.
Remember the booze I told you about? Well, it flows here. Featuring Bottomless Mimosas, and an array of other brunchy libations, your palette will never go dry. And the menu is fantastic. Creative favorites are deliciously plated with a Latin American twist. But before that, let's start with the Oysters. Palmas offers a nice variety of both East and West coast oysters that will have you addicted in seconds. We ordered a dozen and they were gone in the blink of an eye. If you're coming here, do yourself a favor and order a dozen or two.
We couldn't decide on what to order as main dishes so we shared several. (Like you wouldn't have done the same). The Breakfast Sandwich was the most traditional of our three picks. A tasty omelet prepared with vegetables, ham, cheese and bacon was nestled in a ciabatta bread, and accompanied with home fries, then drizzled with a hint of truffle oil. It was difficult to share without the accusing glance.
Next we wanted to travel to a whole new continent and ordered their Arepa Platter. Two arepitas lay waiting to be topped with shredded beef, scrambled eggs, ham, mozarella, cheddar and fresh cheese, avocado and tomatoes. They didn't have to wait long.
Despite feeling rather satisfied at this point, we knew we had to indulge in a sweet, happy ending. Why order coffee when you can have Coffee Waffles instead? And ladies and gentlemen, they were foodgasmic. Crispy to the bite, these sweet coffee treats were served with fruits and chantilly cream.
I'm telling you... brunch at Palmas is a must. But what if you're on the other side of town? What if you're in Doral, for example? Would your brunch cravings have a place to be quenched there?
My friends... they will. Stay tuned for my next post where I will share with you the second part of this tale that includes not only Bottomless Mimosas, but Bloody Marys that will fulfill your vegetable servings for the week. Happy Brunching!
Thursday, July 16, 2020
|Si Es Goya Tiene Que Ser Bueno|
About Goya Foods
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central, and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world. The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Well, I don't have to tell you how horrible this is for the economy and how it impacts servers, bar tenders and other hospitality staff, along with just about every other industry out there. But there are things we can do to help them and keep our foodie hearts happy.
First of all, we must #StayHome. I know you hear some people say this is an overreaction, or come up with ludicrous reasons why people should still go out, and only the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions should isolate. WRONG! This is impacting everyone, and research has shown that while the elderly and those with compromised immune systems may be suffering the hardest, people in every age group are feeling the wrath and it's dangerous guys. Plus, we don't live in isolation. We have to be socially responsible not just for ourselves, but for the rest of humanity as well.
Having said that, there is no need to let Covid19 keep you from enjoying your favorite Miami food. Many restaurants are providing both take-out options (including curb side) and delivery (some even contactless). So there is no reason to go without when you can satisfy your hungry cravings with delicious grubs while also helping these businesses go through this difficult time - until we can finally all put it behind us and celebrate. I can just imagine how amazing it's going to be to get to watch a show, travel, sit in our favorite foodie spots, and have some cocktails less than 6 feet from our friends.
Here's a list of some Miami staples that are offering take-out and/or delivery to get you started. Remember.... we're all in this together so when the going gets tough.... just get to ordering. #StayHome.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Beach, 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - Take out and delivery available from 11:30 am - Midnight, daily.
Sugar, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131, Orders can be placed during regular kitchen hours
Bartaco Aventura, 2906 NE 207th Street, Unit 104, Miami, FL 33140 - Orders can be placed by calling Bartaco at 305-614-8226.
Amici's Trattoria Italiana - 10201 Hammocks Blvd, Miami, FL 33196 - Take out and delivery available.
Bonefish Grill - 12520 SW 120 Street, Miami, FL 33186. Take out and delivery.
Aromas del Peru - 5757 SW 8th Street - Take out and delivery
Sabor a Colombia - 10636 Fontainebleau Blvd, Miami, FL 33172, Take out and delivery available
Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, 8405 Mills Drive, Miami, FL 33183 (The Palms at Town & Country), Take out and delivery.
El Carajo - 2465 SW 17th Ave., Miami, FL 33145, Tapas Take out and delivery
Rinconcito Latino - 6741 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33155. Take out and delivery. You can pay online for take out.
Toro Loco - 8444 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33144. Take out and delivery. You must pay ahead of time for take out.
*** Please be sure to contact the restaurant ahead to time to ensure they are still open for delivery and/or takeout since the situation is constantly changing.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
1) Super Bowl LIV at Bayfront Park - 301 Biscayne Blvd - FREE
January 25th through February 1st Opens: 11:00 am
Bayfront Park is kicking it up a notch with this free and fun, interactive event. Open to the public, visitors and the community at large will have the opportunity to celebrate all things Super Bowl in Downtown Miami. The fan festival will feature evening concerts at the Amphitheater, a Huddle Down Community Stage, Road to the 11th Super Bowl activation, Tailgate Town featuring a Culinary stage featuring food trucks, restaurants and just about anythings your hungry heart desires, an Environmental Village, live water shows, evening parades, fireworks and much more. The Evening Concerts at the Amphitheater will include JPerry, Walshy’s Fire Miami Orchestra and Nu Deco Ensemble, and Domino Saints. It's great for the whole family so don't miss it.