What makes a Cubanita Americana like me mover el esqueleto? The Cuban tunes I grew up with and the stories behind the Cuban artists that brought them to life. Cuba Under The Stars is back from now to February 25, 2024 and this year’s outdoor, majestic show tells a love story through music and time, that is bigger and better than ever. The immersive experience produced by Peter Regalado, begins from the moment you walk in. You will absolutely love the entire decor and vibe that literally transport you to 1950s Cuba and all the glory and splendor of that era. The antique cars, the domino table and the traditional replicas of Cuban store fronts add to the cultural extravaganza.
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There’s a new omakase in town and it’s amazing! You must must must go visit Rakki Sushi in Doral and treat yourself to an experience like no other. We recently came from Japan where we enjoyed so many omakase adventures and yet this one here has become one of our favorites. It is authentic with a sliver of Miami fusions to keep us happy. The husband and wife team is just a pleasure to talk to and really have put heart and soul into this spot. Chef Wang makes this an experience to remember by explaining each and every course and definitely knows how to bring out the flavors in each piece.
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What’s your favorite Colombian dish? I got a couple but my recent craving for some Colombian food took me back to one of my favorite spots: Patacon Pisao in Doral. I remember when I started coming to this place almost 30 years ago. While it seems like a lifetime away since I took my first bite of their Colombian recipes, and like Cubans say "como ha llovido de aquel entonces", the food is just as outstanding as it was back then and it still triggers that homey feeling of when we either went there for lunch or picked up food after work for a comfy night in watching movies at home.
I wanted to share some more of my go-to dishes at this neighborhood staple with you. Check out one of their namesake Patacones and get a taste of why they have been around for so many decades.
There are so many appetizers to choose from, making a decision will be hard. But whether you choose their flavorful empanadas, their cheesy Arepa de Choclo, or any other starter, you won’t go wrong.
Be sure to order their Bandeja Paisa Especial. It’s a typical Colombian dish that brings together an abundant medley of food and ingredients, and their version is outstanding.
Oh and save some room from dessert. We loved the Cuatro Leches and their traditional Brevas con Arequipe y Queso. Definitely a happy ending!
If you’re looking for a great Cuban brunch in Miami Lakes, I got you covered. Check out Cafe Mi Vitrola, serving up delicious brunch favorites with a twist.
The flavors are nostalgic and the ambiance is fun. It's a great spot to visit with family or friends.
Some must-try dishes are:
📍Croquetas - creamy, flavorful and the perfect bite
📍Chicken and Waffles - a sweet and salty experience with a delicious crunchy texture
📍Steak and Eggs - What’s more comforting than a tasty grilled churrasco topped with eggs and a side of potatoes?
📍Tortilla Espanola - Spanish style omelette topped with a nice surprise… Chicharrones
📍Pancake Tower - Need I say more? Ok… one more word: Nutella
You can also enjoy one of their fun cocktails (love the mojito) or go for the gold and order their bottomless mimosas for just $19. Brunch is served Saturday and Sundays from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Oh and you’ll love the vibes with some chill entertainment to take your weekend relaxation up a notch.
Hurry over and taste for yourself! Check out my post on Cafe Mi Vitrola on Instagram and follow me to get first dibs on the best eats, travel spots, giveaways and just plain having a good time.
Cafe Mi Vitrola