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Coral Gables Restaurant Week at Cibo Wine Bar

By Elizabeth Corzo It’s a great time to be a foodie in Miami, as there are countless restaurants offering discounted prix-fixe menus as part of the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week, (which luckily actually runs for three weeks). Beginning June 9th and ending June 29th, participating restaurants offer a three-course menu at an incredible […]

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Chandler’s Place Is The Place For Good Eats In The Gables

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Chandler’s Place serves up fresh, exciting, and nothing-ever-fried fanfare to those working or visiting Coral Gables. “I always wanted to own a little place like this,” says Chandler Rivera, who worked around the corner at the old school haunt the Hofbrau for 32 years. Hence the name Chandler’s Place, so that […]

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Ikura’s Innovative Offerings

Coral Gables has its fair share of hot sushi spots, but every now and then we discover one of the lesser-known places that seems to surprise us with an innovative and equally impressive menu. That was the case when we ventured to Ikura Sushi Lounge, a tiny spot along Giralda Avenue that can be easily […]

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More than just piggy at Swine in Coral Gables

By Josie Gulliksen jgulliksen@bellsouth.net The 50 Eggs Hospitality group’s restaurant empire has already left an indelible mark on the South Beach restaurant scene so a year ago they expanded on to the mainland with the opening of Swine Southern Table & Bar in Coral Gables. This was their ode to all things pork, or so […]

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Sushi Win in Coral Gables

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Sushi restaurants are ubiquitous in Miami.  Every corner has a sushi dig claiming to have the freshest and most innovative roles. Some are good and most are mediocre. We won’t lie and say we weren’t a tiny bit hesitant when visiting the Coral Gables location of Sushi Samba. The Miami Beach […]

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CRAVE – Surprisingly Desirable

By Mitchell Nover mnover81@yahoo.com Full disclosure: when I purchased the online coupon, I had no idea what kind of food they served at CRAVE. Or that it was a chain restaurant. Or that it was located in a mall. Or that the menu was a combination of American cuisine and sushi. Really? Well, it’s amazing […]

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An Unexpected Peruvian Getaway

By guest writer: Alexandria Guerra of Caviar Chronicles AlexandriaAGuerra@gmail.com Tucked away, and nestled on the corner of Ponce De Leon and Alcazar, sits an unexpected historical gem, the St. Michel Hotel. This boutique hotel was once known as the Sevilla Hotel and opened its doors in 1926. The small hotel boasts only 28 rooms, each […]

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A Heavenly Dining Experience in Coral Gables

By Mitchell Nover, mnover81@yahoo.com Tucked away on Giralda Avenue, just off the crowded sidewalks of Miracle Mile, a heavenly dining experience awaits in the form of Zielo Restaurant. With its bright, modern décor, this relative newcomer to the Coral Gables restaurant scene offers diners a refined and refreshing take on International fare. At the helm […]

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It’s Cinco de Mayo Everyday at Taco Rico

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Dubbed the “best Mexican food north of the border” on their menu, Taco Rico Tex-Mex Café is right on the money. No bell or Chihuahua needed here. The Coral Gables locale is a city staple and new locations have popped up on Miami Beach, Doral and Pinecrest. This joint is small, […]

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The Skinny on Sergio’s New ‘Flaca’ Menu

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Authentic Cuban cuisine is not exactly the best choice for the weight conscious, but Sergio’s new La Flaca menu could change all that. Putting a healthy spin on their “simple, fresh and homemade” motto, you can now choose steamed vs. pan-fried, brown vs. white rice and baked vs. deep-fried. The new […]

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Miami Pop-up Restaurant is Anything But Ordinary

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com You won’t see many typical dishes on the menu at Eating House in Coral Gables, but the odd combination of ingredients tastes familiar, and delicious. Take the Homestead Tomatoes ($11), for instance. You get a plate of fresh tomatoes hand-picked from Paradise Farms and garnished with lime, ginger, nuoc cham, peanuts, […]

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The Perfect Marriage of Culinary and Literary Arts

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Perhaps one of the secrets of success for Miami’s premier independently-owned bookstore is the unique, fun and fresh menu at The Café at Books and Books. With cafes at three locations, (Coral Gables, Lincoln Road and Bal Harbour Shops), Books and Books is a must on your reading and eating list. […]

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Seasons of Food for 475 Calories or Less

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com That’s right! If you’re trying to slim down this summer, but down want give up dining out, Seasons 52 in Coral Gables offers fresh, season dishes that add up to 475 calories or less. Located right on the Miracle Mile strip, Seasons 52’s menu changes to reflect each season, and the […]

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Talavera Cocina Mexicana is Keeping it Real

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com You won’t find any burritos or nachos on the menu at Talavera Cocina Mexicana in Coral Gables. That’s because their specialty is gourmet Southern Mexican cuisine from regions such as Oaxaca, Puebla and Jalisco. What you will find are delicate, flavorful dishes prepared fresh and without overbearing spiciness. In fact, most […]

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Burger Lovers Only Need OneBurger

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Amid a Japanese toy-dispensing machine, skull wearing a set of hamburger headphones, cartoons, and loads of other memorabilia, OneBurger serves up 30 different gourmet burgers to satisfy every mood, and craving. “OneBurger recipes are modern and really delicious,” said Daniel Guiteras, the restaurant’s founder. “Today’s consumer has a more sophisticated food […]

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French Café Rendez-vous Will Have You Saying Ooh La La

By Sue Arrowsmith sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Imagine an order of French Toast ($5), made from a freshly-baked baguette, so buttery and sweet off the pan that you don’t need to pour any syrup over it. So good! That’s the type of mouth-watering food you’ll find at French Café Rendez-vous in Coral Gables, offering authentic French dishes, pastries, […]

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Morton’s 12.21 Bar: A Taste of Fine Dining for Less

By Sue Arrowsmith sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com One good thing to come out this recession is the abundance of budget-friendly menus. Some fine dining establishments, like Morton’s in Coral Gables, have caught on. About a year and a half ago, the pricey steakhouse started its Power Hour and it’s been a hit since. The special runs seven days […]

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Exceptional Pizza for Half the Price at Spris of Coral Gables

By Sue Arrowsmith sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Spris of Coral Gables has the pizza formula down to a science. The Italian eatery also features some of the best daily specials in town. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., the restaurant offers its “Beat the Clock” promotion. It works like this: choose from their select menu consisting of three pizzas […]

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