Jimmy’z Kitchen – Healthy, Hearty Food That Will Make You Smile (closed)

It was a rainy Saturday and the chickens and I were ravenous and too lazy to cook. We headed to Jimmy’z Kitchen in Pinecrest, a restaurant that had been on my bucket list for a while.  The inside was casual, really casual. The outside seating, colorful and cozy but it was impossible to sit there that […]

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ZUMA Miami – Modern Japanese Cuisine that offers much more than sushi

zuma restaurant inside

Sharing takes on a different meaning here. Zuma’s Izakaya concept means that each diner partakes of all the offerings on the table and leaves more than satisfied.   This restaurant is situated at the edge of Brickell Avenue, overlooking the Miami River. It features indoor & outdoor seating, an open robata grill kitchen and a […]

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Florida Cookery – A Culinary Love Letter To The State Of Florida

Cast Iron Seared Sunshine State Frog Legs

Situated at The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida Cookery Restaurant is mixing treasured old traditions with new innovations using local ingredients to create authentic Florida cuisine. We sat upstairs, in a modern and rather minimalistic setting with a pool view. It was a cool, lazy day with some guests still ordering things […]

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Penthouse Dining at Juvia, Miami Beach

Juvia outside

Juvia is not an ordinary spot as it is situated on the top of a building that offers a panoramic view of Miami Beach. This breezy location serves up a fusion of Japanese, French and Peruvian cuisine that offers flavors that are far from shy. The elevator on the ground floor gave no indication as […]

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ALHAMBRA Restaurant – Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine (closed)

Located in a strip mall close to where we live, this little gem is the ideal place to have a taste of Mediterranean fare. Issa, Yasmin, Miss G. and myself decided stop in and have a mini-feast, as this type of food is not easily found in our neighborhood. The first dish sampled was the […]

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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill – Having Fun With Flavor

photo of the inside to Sugarcane Raw Grill & Bar

Have you ever had fried Pig Ears with Barbecue Spice? If not, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill in Miami is the place to indulge in unique eats and cocktails. We visited Sugarcane a while back and the menu may have changed but it is still an effervescent place to try amazing dishes. This is a vibrant […]

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Celebrate the foods of Northern Thailand at the Khong River House in Miami Beach

Surprises make everyday life exciting and walking into this restaurant was like opening a door into a culinary adventure that takes you to Southeast Asia. Khong River House managed to transport the flavors of the countries that surround the Mekong River to Miami Beach.   Upon entering the Khong River House, the coziness, aromas and […]

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A Lovely Lunch at the SLS Hotel in South Beach

Cuban style fried eggs

On a Tuesday afternoon, I picked up my eldest daughter for a mother-daughter lunch. We headed to South Beach because for some reason it is a good place to make memories, as it is so different from where we live even though it is in Miami. It was a cool and breezy afternoon, but still […]

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A Hidden Jewel in South Beach – Nikki Beach Restaurant

Nikki Beach restaurant waitress demonstrating seafood options

More than a restaurant, this is a place to chill, swim, bask in the sun and people watch while tasting the hot and steamy flavors of Miami Beach. Entering Nikki beach was like stepping into another world, one with an international vibe that could be located anywhere along the coast of any chic beach resort. […]

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Rice House of Kabob – A Persian Grill

A Persian Grill in the middle of Kendall? We certainly had to check this place out. We walked in on a Saturday afternoon to have a quick lunch and to try something new. Rice House of Kebab was decorated simply and tastefully, with photographs of food on the wall and wooden furniture – oddly elegant […]

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Temaris: Brickell’s Innovative Japanese Hot Spot

Temaris is a new sushi establishment that opened this past March that is making waves in the neighborhood of Brickell in Miami by introducing an ancient Japanese technique using modern thinking. So what is different about Temaris? The restaurant is named after temari sushi, which are pretty little balls of sushi that consist of bite […]

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