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Support healthy initiative for homeless children and women at Miami Rescue Mission, with GFL.

On December 10th, I will be attending the Miami Rescue Mission event called, “Winter Wonderland Luncheon and Tea Party”,  a wonderful celebration of the holidays for the homeless children and women in the South Florida community. My youngest son and I will be on site making smoothies, to encourage kids and moms on healthy and tasty edible options. This initiative serves also […]

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Healthy Edible Intimacy at Casabe 305

If your looking for an intimate night out, without having to scream across a table, while nibbling passively through delicious morsels, than Casabe 305 is your place. Originally from Choroní in Venezuela, this cozy restaurant charms Miami with it’s good food and classic warm hospitality.

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Vegan and Juice Plantain Pastelon

@veganandjuice wins dish of the week here at GFL! At first I judged the dish by appearance, cause it looked to “veggie” for lunch, but the Plantain Pastelon, with a light broccoli center, Dominican Style was very satisfying and delicious. I also had a split pea soup which was not to thin or thick, just right. […]

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Six Doral Restaurants Cooking Healthier Fare With A Delicious Kick

One of my favorite cities in Miami, is the Doral, sure traffic cops lurk in every corner, but the healthy and tasty culinary scene is growing. If your like me, and aim to eat as healthy as possible without sacrificing on the flavor, than check out these great eateries. SUPER SMOOTHIE My go to place […]

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InBite Makes Gluten and Dairy Free Edible Treats in South Florida

The first time I saw an Inbite cookie was at Bubble Cafe in the Doral, the packaging stated, “Gluten & Dairy Free Coconut Cookies”, which got me curious. Could it be good? regardless of the no dairy or gluten? the answer was yes! It was actually pretty good. I wondered if they had other tasty […]

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I Misjudged Box of Chacos

I confess that I misjudged Box of Chacos, thrown off by the sombrero wearing, chop stick holding panda logo, on the foreground of an orange truck. Not my usual color palette and symbols that define higher end cuisine. I was misled by the graphics on the truck, and wish I would have focused or looked […]

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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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Eating and Drinking Never Felt So Good in South Florida — Join The Journey

Hi GFL friends, I hope you all had a great start to the year and that you reach many of your goals in 2015. This year I will be focusing more on healthy but tasty food & drinks around South Florida. However you will still see me indulging from time to time, on the occasional […]

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Steak Brasil Churrascaria in Downtown — Rodizio Heaven

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com Recently my wife and I headed to Downtown Miami and visited Steak Brasil Churrascaria. We heard many great things about this place from locals raving about the authentic Brazilian fare, and thought to give it a try. Soon after we picked out our favorite bites from the buffet, we were handed […]

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TK’s at the Villa Mayfair

By Mitchell Nover mnover81@yahoo.com TK’s at the Villa Mayfair has something for everyone. Tucked away in Coconut Grove, across the street from Cocowalk and the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, TK’s is a warm and welcoming, full-service neighborhood restaurant and bar offering outstanding American International cuisine. Featuring hip and contemporary styling inside and out I can […]

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Prime Experience with Prime Card

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com If your family is like mine and goes out to eat at least once a week, then you know all know those tasty moments can quickly add up in the bank account. That’s not including those special times of the year, like birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, etc., where you’re bound to dine […]

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Feast Miami Is More Than Just Eating Food to Fund Art

By Elizabeth Corzo It’s nothing new to hear about current food trends focusing much of their attention on healthier, and more sustainable eating. It seems that today’s consumer is more aware of what they bite into, as well as how large their carbon footprint is. For those foodies who fit this description, you may be […]

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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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SpecialTEA Lounge is More Than Just Tea

By Elizabeth Corzo Hidden in a small shopping plaza on Coral Way, situated across FIU, lies a pleasant little cafe named specialTEA Lounge. It’s incredibly easy to pass this small cafe, which I almost did, and would not have found it easily had my gps not notified me I had arrived at my destination. Once […]

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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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Food Artisan Edible Treasures At Cao Chocolates

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com Join me in supporting the food artisan movement in South Florida, in general food artisan products are unconventional, not always bound to culinary rule or based on trends but rather a pure joy to cook, prepare, bake or produce unique edible treasures that are as unique as the food artisans themselves. […]

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Bubble Cafe & Tea Lounge

By Elizabeth Corzo Conveniently located right off the turnpike on exit 29 on 41st street, lies a quaint little cafe called Bubble Cafe & Tea Lounge. Chef Manuel Sulbaran, former chef of Harry’s Pizzeria and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District, has made many additions to the menu since his arrival and […]

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Wynwood Life A Cultural Street Festival – A Party for Tastebuds

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com Experience Wynwood Life A Cultural Street Festival — a festival of art, fashion, food, and music happening Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27. A Three-Day Festival Celebrating Miami and Its Artists featuring some of Miami’s most respected graffiti crews. Wynwood is ready to light up with people and all 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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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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Food Artisan Edible Treasures At Commercial Kitchen 305

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com I am officially a food artisan fan. Maybe it’s because their products are unconventional, not always bound to culinary rule or based on trends but rather a pure joy to cook, prepare, bake or produce unique edible treasures that are as unique as the food artisans themselves. I appreciate this food […]

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The Story Behind Greatfoodlist.com

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com Dear friends, it’s been an incredible three years since I started this blog about great food in South Florida. As most Greatfoodlist readers know, I work with writers that help me find the best eateries around town, and I always request they write about places they genuinely enjoy. I want people […]

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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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Richard Hales’s Asian moxy continues with Blackbrick Chinese

By Josie Gulliksen jgulliksen@bellsouth.net Staking his claim as king of Asian cuisine in the Design District, Chef Richard Hales has struck gold again with Blackbrick Chinese in Midtown. His success at Sakaya Kitchen across the grassy field that divides Midtown means he’s the dominant force in the area. At the small, intimate sit down Blackbrick […]

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Giraffas Stands Tall In Doral

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com After many months of tracking this casual fast-food Brazilian beast on Twitter, the GFL family decided to visit when they opened up in the Doral area. The décor is bright, with an open kitchen, whimsical shaped tables and even a bar area with TV screens; perfect for guests dining alone. The […]

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Spring Beer Festival Sprung, Celebrates the Craft Beer Lifestyle

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com South Florida gets ready for great food, live music and unlimited beer tastings featuring over 150 Spring and Summer ales in the heart of Coconut Grove at Peacock Park on March 8, 2014. Spring Beer Festival Sprung, will be a great way for beer enthusiasts to try local craft beers by […]

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Eating Our Way Through Mary Brickell Village

By Josie Gulliksen jgulliksen@bellsouth.net Most people that hit Mary Brickell Village between Thursday and Saturday nights are there to bar hop, but on a recent Saturday afternoon, foodies came to restaurant hop at the First Annual Kitchen Hop held Feb. 8 from 2-8 p.m. It was a fantastic way to spend a beautiful, breezy Saturday […]

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The Big Difference at Blocks Pizza Deli

By Carlos Osorio osorio@greatfoodlist.com Many can claim to have the best pizza, and truly it’s all in the tastebuds of the beholder. However few can claim to have unbleached and unbromated flour, which is good to know since bleach and bromated flour have been linked to serious illnesses. The difference at Blocks Pizza is the […]

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The Magic Of Cochon 555

By Mitchell Nover mnover81@yahoo.com Five of Miami’s all-star chefs showed off their porcine prowess at Cochon 555 at the Four Seasons this past Sunday in Brickell. Going on its sixth year, Cochon 555 is the nation’s premier culinary tour touting the flavor and health benefits of eating heritage breed pigs via a nose-to-tail culinary competition. […]

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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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Brunch Hit at Casabe 305 Bistro

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Here at Great Food List we’re always on the hunt for a good brunch spot, so we jumped on the opportunity to check out Casabe 305 Bistro offering gourmet Venezuelan and Caribbean fusion cuisine. On a rainy Sunday, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant was a cozy hideaway […]

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Miami Gets Lucky Part II

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com As mentioned during our last Q&A with LUCKYRICE founder, Danielle Chang, we promised to share the interview we were lucky enough to get with Chef, Danny Ganem of Restaurant Michael Schwartz located at the iconic South Beach hotel, The Raleigh. Read on to get some insider information from Chef Danny as […]

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The News Lounge Café’s Groovin’ Garden

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com We at Great Food List are always on the search for hidden hot spots. We hadn’t been to The News Lounge Café (the offspring of the famed News Café on Ocean Drive) in a few years, when it was all the rage for happy hour and Friday night drinks, but recently […]

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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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The Local House – Just Like Home

By Mitchell Nover mnover81@yahoo.com Growing up in the Washington, DC suburbs, we didn’t have ready access to the beach like we do here in Miami. So, each and every summer we, as most families do in the Northeast, rented a beach house for a week somewhere along the Eastern Shore (or the Jersey Shore, or […]

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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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More Than Your Average Wine Bar at Bin 18

In Miami, a good wine bar can be hard to come by. Many often cater to one of two extremes: the happy hour crowd or the pretentious, wannabe wine-os. Well, on Biscayne Boulevard, about halfway between the American Airlines Arena and Midtown, we found Bin 18 – more than your average wine bar. Bin 18 […]

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Dishcrawling Around Midtown Miami

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com All aboard, foodies! Dishcrawl has arrived and it’s taking over major cities all across the U.S. with a food concept that allows you to “crawl” your way through several restaurants in one evening. The experience allows you to sample from diverse menus that represent small touchstones of the city you’re dining […]

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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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Rooting for Oak Tavern

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com The Design District is slowing acclimating to the idea that it is now the go-to spot for restaurants and high-end shopping, but Chef David Bracha (of River Seafood & Oyster Bar fame) got an early start with his latest restaurant venture, Oak Tavern, and its modern American menu. The restaurant reigns […]

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High Five to BurgerFI

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com On a warm Friday evening in anticipation of the weekend, we hopped on over to BurgerFI to start cheating on the healthy eating routine of the week. Only we weren’t really cheating since we were visiting one of South Florida’s all-natural burger joints and surprisingly, we were delighted to find that […]

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Latin Heat

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Pioneers are usually those who set the bar quite high for all that follow. The Latin Burger & Taco food truck has been no exception as one of the first to roam the streets of Miami. It has paved the way of gourmet glory for all food trucks as one of […]

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100 Ways to Awaken Your Appetite

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com The place to be on Wednesday and Thursday is 100 Montaditos in downtown Miami. The popular Madrid-based chain offers 100 different types of oh-so-good mini sandwiches, along with fries, salads, chips, beer, and coffee. There are various other locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward. Some of our favorite Montaditos include #74 (Grilled […]

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Umami Asian Cuisine

By Sue ArrowsmithSue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com For your next big celebration, why not try dinner with a show? That’s what you’ll get at Umami Asian Cuisine in Doral, where fresh steak, chicken, seafood, veggies, and rice are seasoned and cooked Hibachi style, on large teppanyaki iron plates right in front of you. Flames shoot up high as the […]

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