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Toro Toro is Terrific

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com When was the last time you dined at a restaurant for the ubiquitous bottomless brunch in Miami without having to sacrifice a little something? Whether it was the location, food selection or quality, it seems that we have to compromise a little if we’re looking for endless mimosas and a top-notch […]

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Top Burger Keeps it Simple and Delicious

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com The rise of elaborate, gourmet burger joints has spread across South Florida. In downtown Miami, one eatery has taken a different path and it’s paying off. Top Burger, which opened last summer, is reminiscent of a 1950s soda pop shop or diner, complete with checkered flooring. They specialize in burgers, hot […]

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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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Zoom into Zuma

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Foodies flock to Miami’s finest restaurants during Miami Spice, when dinning becomes entirely more affordable with pre-set menus. Great Food List ventured to try a sophisticated yet affordable dinner at the renowned restaurant Zuma and the famous dining spot aptly lived up to its name. Zuma is located at the epicenter […]

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Blue Collar = Fine Dining

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com First it was fried chicken and waffles causing a stir, and now we have shrimp and grits in South Florida. Awesome! You can try it at Blue Collar, the newest addition to the string of restaurants popping up along bustling Biscayne Boulevard. Warm, inviting and casual, it’s already becoming a favorite […]

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A City Hall You’ll Want to Visit

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com You’re destined to have a winner when Steve Haas, chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, decides to open a two-story, 6,000 square foot eatery and bring on Executive Chef Tom Azar, an apprentice of Chef Emeril Lagasse. The result of this wonderful partnership is City Hall restaurant, located […]

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Taste the Love at Soya e Pomodoro

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com At Soya e Pomodoro, where the sign outside reads “Simple Food Made With Love,” you will find aromatic soups, homemade marinara sauce poured over tender eggplant, crusty paninis, creamy pastas, and more. This real deal Italian bistro in the heart of downtown Miami is incredibly romantic, with an artsy, bohemian soul. […]

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Limon y Sabor is a Whole Lot of Flavor

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com One of the perks of living in Miami is the diversity and authenticity of restaurants, specifically with influence from Latin America and the Caribbean. So when we had a chance to visit Limon y Sabor, a Peruvian restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard, I was excited to try cuisine from a country with […]

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A Daily Dose of Awesome

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com At The Daily Creative Food Co., the menu is as big in taste as it is in size. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this place could live up to its name and dish out a different food selection, daily. Located on busy Biscayne Boulevard, this casual café has an on-the-go, New […]

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Elwoods Gastro Pub is Charming and Cool

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Not to be mistaken with pink-loving Elle Woods, or soul man Elwood Blues of the Blues Brothers, but Elwoods Gastro Pub in downtown Miami is just as charming and cool. Owners Lorry and Louis Woods have poured their hearts and souls into this cozy eatery, featuring a variety of traditional English […]

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Take a Trip to the Democratic Republic of Beer

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com At the core of Downtown Miami’s cultural center is the Democratic Republic of Beer (DRB), a little world of its own boasting 500 beers from more than 60 nations. It’s home to the largest beer selection in the city, with an extensive menu serving global cuisine to match. With the great […]

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Fall in Love with Bali Café in Downtown

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Remember Eat, Pray, Love? Bali was author Elizabeth Gilbert’s last stop on her personal quest, the place where she finally met her true love. For the rest of us who can’t afford to travel that far, Bali Café could be the place where we discover a new love for artful, sensual […]

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Sophisticated Peruvian Food at Ceviche 105

By Sue Arrowsmith sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Unless you work in the area, most people still think of downtown Miami as a business hub with government buildings, crowded stores and no-parking zones. But in recent years, downtown has experienced a sort of rebirth and is now booming with luxury condos, new businesses and a slew of fine eateries […]

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