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Finka a Culinary Estate in South Miami

Thanks to my sister in law we visited Finka Table and Tap for the second time, she loves this place, and all my taste buds agree. The first time I visited with my wife and kids, we were greeted by a friendly waiter who escorted us to our seats. The atmosphere was laid back with […]

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Taste Buds Vibe At Rock That Burger

By Elizabeth Corzo In 2009, a food truck by the name Yellow Submarine was created, trying to make an everlasting impression in the food truck scene that had become immensely popular in Miami. They quickly won over the hearts of South Floridians, with their homemade burgers and catchy names taken from popular The Beetle’s songs, […]

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Promising New Peruvian Hot Spot in Kendall

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com Greatfoodlist.com ventured to a promising new Peruvian hot spot in Kendall called Mr. Karbon managed by Chef Abel Canales, a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu in Peru. He started his career 17 years ago in New York and after a few years, moved to Miami and worked for Nobu, La […]

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Latin House Burger and Taco Bar Opens in Kendall

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com The wandering food truck life is over for Chef Michell Sanchez, who recently opened Latin House Burger and Taco Bar restaurant in Kendall. His retired food truck, Latin House Grill, was among the first to hit the city’s streets back in 2009 and one of the most celebrated. Now equipped with […]

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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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Revel In A Happy Hour With A Bahama Breeze

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Escape the daily grind at Bahama Breeze’s Happy Hour, weekdays from 4 – 6 p.m. in Kendall. A quick glance at their island inspired menu and you’ll understand why they tout “it’s always summer here.” Take a seat under the gazebo amid fire torches and live music, and in minutes you’ll […]

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Food Fiesta on Kendall Drive

By Ily Goyanes ily.goyanes@gmail.com You can throw a stone from any street corner in Miami and hit a Cuban restaurant, but Mexican restaurants are a bit more difficult to locate, especially one serving authentic Mexican food that’s fresh and at reasonable prices. El Rancho Grande, located right on Kendall Drive, is such a place. The […]

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Tropical Smoothie Heaven in Kendall

By Ily Goyanes ily.goyanes@gmail.com Tropical Smoothie Café, with several locations throughout Dade and Broward, serves surprisingly healthy fare in the form of everything from soups to salads to sandwiches to wraps – oh, and let’s not forget smoothies! It features a superstar roster of the most delectable fruit combinations we’ve ever had the pleasure of […]

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Off The Grille Is Off the Charts

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Off the Grille Bistro is off the charts. Folks come from near and far just to try some of their scrumptious fast fusion cuisine. They boast “good food, healthy choices, real chefs,” and they totally deliver. No appetizers here; they focus fully on the main attraction. Menu items may change due […]

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Mozy On Over to the Cadillac Ranch

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com The Cadillac Ranch, new to the Palms at Kendall Town & Country, rustles up good grub, cocktails, bull-rides, and a Rock & Roll Happy Hour. The food at this all American bar and grill consists of steaks, chops, BBQ, flatbread pizzas, burgers, and more. Neon lights, horn chandeliers, hubcaps and guitars, […]

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Forget the Kitchen and Head for Chicken Grill

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Portions, taste and price help Chicken Grill blow the competition out of the water! Sure you’ve had a chop-chop, wrap, and pita sandwich, but not like this. One taste of their creamy Curry Mustard sauce and it will make their rival’s old watery versions seem like a thing of the past. […]

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Get Your Submarines at Tamiami Subs

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com During the week, Tamiami Subs draws in a big lunch crowd from nearby businesses, who flock to the shop to savor its supreme subs, wraps, burgers and salads. Their new breakfast menu (omelets or platters starting at $2.99) is catching on as well. Air travel-inspired art adorns this clean and quaint […]

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Canton’s Dim Sum Menu Shines Brightly in West Miami

By Ily Goyanes ily.goyanes@gmail.com Not to be confused with any other Canton Palace out there, this West Miami establishment is the real deal. They say you know a restaurant is good when its dining room is full. Canton has a steady stream of customers all day. On the weekends you’ll find many Asian families and […]

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Sonia’s Makes the Iriest (Best) Jamaican Patties in Town!

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com Memba mi tell yu (Listen up, take note)… for over two decades, Sonia’s Patties has been baking the best gourmet Jamaican patties. Forget the square little yellow patties under the glowing red-orange heat lamp that look like they’ve been sitting there for days. These are made-to-order and worth the wait. No […]

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Ali’s Sweet Treats is a Feast for Taste Buds and Eyes

By Jonathan Brooks jonathanBMiami@aol.com Ali’s Sweet Treats in Kendall is a sweet lover’s paradise, especially if you’re looking for scrumptious cookies and cakes. The family-run shop was founded in 2002, when owner Andrea Bernal-Lalun could not find a Sesame Street Elmo-themed cookie or cupcake for her daughter’s 2nd birthday, so she created her own. The […]

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Outrageous Bagel Company Lives Up to Its Name

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com The Outrageous Bagel Company has some of the biggest bagels outside of the Big Apple and an incredible assortment. If you are looking for an authentic New York style bagel shop, there’s one in Kendall with a deli, bakery, smoothies, and all! Owner Robert Sadler says, “Freshness is my first priority.” […]

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Savor the Layers of Argentine Cuisine at Puerto Madero

By Sue Arrowsmith sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Restaurant, deli, meat market, grocery shop, wine store, and bakery – Puerto Madero in West Kendall offers a tour of Argentina’s fine cuisine. Start with an empanada ($1.80 each), or Miga ($1.70), a thin deli sandwich on white bread with the crust cut off. And then it’s off to bigger and […]

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Scully’s Tavern Raises the Bar on Bar Food

By Ily Goyanes ily.goyanes@gmail.com Sure…lots of bars serve green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, but few can measure up to Scully’s Tavern on Sunset Drive when it comes to sublime food. Scully’s has been voted Best Bar Food joint by the Miami New Times several times, and last year the Food Network’s Guy Fieri featured […]

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Yummy Sushi Thai is Actually Quite Yummy

By Ily Goyanes Ily.goyanes@gmail.com The name and location might fool you, but this spot offers some serious food. Tucked away in a small, one-story shopping center on Sunset Drive, if you blink you may just miss it – and that would be a shame. The service here is excellent, better than what you might get […]

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Fire Up Any Day with Thai Cuisine at Siam Bistro

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Ditch the long lines and pre-cooked meals, and head over to Siam Bistro in East Kendall for a truly sensual culinary experience. Tucked away in a large strip mall, this family-owned restaurant is easy to miss, but hard to forget. Owner Samai “Sam” Mouthapong, his wife and friends working the kitchen […]

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