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LeKoKé Wine & Bites: A Labor of Love

By Mitchell Nover mnover81@yahoo.com LeKoKé Wine & Bites is a family-owned boutique wine bar and café, located smack on 8th Street (between SW 12th and 13th Avenues). But don’t let the location fool you, once you walk inside you’ll forget you were ever on Calle 8. A true labor of love, LeKoKé started as an […]

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Hy Vong Presents Vietnamese Cuisine at its Best

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com You would never guess Miami’s premiere Vietnamese restaurant is a tiny establishment right on Calle Ocho, just steps from the famous Cuban landmark, Versailles restaurant. Hy Vong truly is one of our best kept culinary secrets. Family-owned and operated by Kathy Manning and Tung Nguyen since 1980, it has been voted […]

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Culinary Tour De Force

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Being a Miami native means being exposed to a myriad of cultures and their corresponding cuisines. Accessibility to food from around the globe is at every corner, with authenticity at its core. But rare is the opportunity in which you’ll experience a food tour, nonetheless of your own city, that leaves […]

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Five Delectable Dining Options at the Miccosukee Resort

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com The Tribe of Indians of Florida’s Miccosukee Resort at the intersection of S.W. Eight Street and Krome Avenue offers something for everyone with five delectable dining options. Discover great culinary treats at either Empeek Cheke (their intimate signature restaurant), Empeeke Aaweeke (their international buffet), Empeeke Aya (their 24 hour deli), Cafe […]

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Azucar Puts a Fresh Spin on Ice Cream

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Suzy Batlle is a creative force to be reckoned with, in and out of the kitchen. She can whip up ice cream out of just about anything, make crafty seats out of old guayaberas and even lay down tiles. Most recently, she’s gaining fans with her new shop, Azucar Ice Cream […]

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