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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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One of Coconut Grove’s Hidden Treasures

By guest writer: Alexandria Guerra of Caviar Chronicles AlexandriaAGuerra@gmail.com Since I’ve moved to Coconut Grove, Taurus restaurant and bar has been a confidant, through the good, bad and recently, the hungry. Taurus was once known as Coconut Grove’s most legendary and oldest watering hole. However, the joint wasn’t notorious for their bar grub. It wasn’t […]

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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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Khong is King of Brunch

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com The masters behind the creative force 50 Eggs Inc., (credited with the culinary genius of Yardbird and newly opened Swine) is the force behind Khong River House, a restaurant offering authentic food of Northern Thailand to sunny South Florida. The décor is apt for its Lincoln Road and Meridian corner location. […]

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Hy Vong Presents Vietnamese Cuisine at its Best

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com You would never guess Miami’s premiere Vietnamese restaurant is a tiny establishment right on Calle Ocho, just steps from the famous Cuban landmark, Versailles restaurant. Hy Vong truly is one of our best kept culinary secrets. Family-owned and operated by Kathy Manning and Tung Nguyen since 1980, it has been voted […]

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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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Walter’s Coffee Shop Is An Early Bird’s Gem

By Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com You’ll find a crowded line for breakfast on the weekends and weekly regulars galore at Palmetto Bay’s gem, Walter’s Coffee Shop. “We should write a book,” says President Grace Berbrick, daughter of founders Walter and Jo. Ask her about the coffee shop’s history or their slogan “where the elite meet to […]

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Rosita’s Serving Authentic Mexican for 20 Years

By Sue Arrowsmith Sue.arrowsmith@yahoo.com You don’t have to hop on a plane to enjoy fresh, homemade Mexican food. You can get a taste of the real thing at Rosita’s in Florida City, a great stop on the way to the Keys or Everglades National Park. Serving the South Dade community since 1992, Rosita’s two-story structure […]

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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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A Whole Lot of Good at Holleman’s

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com There’s something mysterious and almost magical about the town of Miami Springs. Tucked away from the chaos and busy streets of Miami, this neighborhood maintains the calm and charm of small town America. When we visited the area for a good meal, we didn’t hesitate to dine at Holleman’s, a family-friendly […]

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An Area Code Hot Spot

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com It’s chic, energetic, young, lively and reminiscent of the area code it proudly displays in its name: Kitchen 305. Located inside the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in Miami Beach, Kitchen 305 exudes the vibrancy of Miami both with its menu and with its cool ambience. We began our meal with […]

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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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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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Enriqueta’s is a Neighborhood Gem

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com Wynwood/Midtown has become the foodie mecca of Miami with chic restaurant popping up every month. But sometimes, the best things are the ones that have been there all along. That’s the story behind Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop, a small family-owned Cuban sandwich shop that has been at the corner of N.E. 29 […]

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Old Meets New at Catch 10 Seafood Bistro

By Melanie Garcia garmelanie@gmail.com What was once the winter home of Henri Levy, the founder and developer of Normandy Isle, has been transformed into the charming Catch 10 Seafood Bistro. Built in 1922, this historical landmark offers a quaint and cozy inside seating, as well as tropical outdoor dining area, where you’ll discover some of […]

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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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