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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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La Nonna Woos Pasta Lovers with Traditional Recipes

By Rodolfo Roman romandh@yahoo.com Chef Nick Gonzalez, 78, practices the same cooking methods he learned as a kid while watching his grandmother whip up delectable Italian dishes. Those recipes have made their way to his restaurant, La Nonna, located in Sweetwater. Named after his late grandmother, Ernestina Cossentino, the restaurant has been serving everything from […]

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Almazar’s Greek and Middle Eastern Menu Reigns Supreme

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Few Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants achieve the harmony and versatility at Almazar in West Miami, with the right combination of affordable, delicious food in a casual, yet luxurious setting. By day, it’s bright and airy, serving a steady stream of locals, including students and staff from FIU across the street. […]

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Chef Chai Creates Sushi Extraordinaire at Jasmine

By Sue Arrowsmith sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com Located across from FIU’s world of academia is Jasmine Thai Sushi, a little spot run by Chef Chai, who could teach his own class on preparing fresh, quality sushi. Even the menu – a thick, homemade notebook featuring seven pages of sushi – looks like a book report. Jasmine is tucked […]

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