Tag Archives: Miami Restaurant

Miami Spice is Back!

I usually don’t need any encouragement to try a new restaurant, especially in these quieter days of summer when the restaurants are less crowded, specials abound, and I think service is better. I also don’t need much encouragement to spend a couple of days visiting restaurants in Miami, one of the country’s greatest restaurant cities. But during August and September ...

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The Broken Shaker

The Broken Shaker is a little bar that will remind you of Havana. Located in the Freehand Hotel off Indian Creek in South Beach, it’s the epicenter for mixology in Miami Beach.  Mixology is the art of creating a cocktail to suit you and is responsible for reviving the prohibition cocktail and the use of gin. Broken Shaker makes you feel like ...

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Some of My Favorite South Beach Hotels

Maybe it’s just me but it feels like Miami’s South Beach has changed. Perhaps we’ve both gotten older and wiser, but we seem to appreciate each other a little more these days. I no longer feel confused and unwelcome, like I’ve stumbled into a private party that I wasn’t invited to, and South Beach hotels and restaurants, while still seriously ...

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Best Chains for the Road

I’ve been travelling a lot lately and inevitably find myself looking for a great place to eat. My first choice is always to look for a good locally-owned restaurant but sometimes that isn’t available, convenient or easy to find. That’s when I seek out my favorite chains. These are my go-to favorites:   Bricktops is expanding throughout the Southern States. ...

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La Sandwicherie

Worked hard last week visiting lots of Miami restaurants for my next edition.  Just to prove that a restaurant doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive to be in my book, here’s one of my favorite casual places– La Sandwicherie.

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With 8 legs there should be no fighting over the drumstick!

The latest thing I’ve been seeing on menus is octopus. Really? Yes octopus. Used to be octopus was a creepy little bit you’d see hidden in the sushi chef’s counter, but it’s being embraced these days in all it’s leggy glory. I’ve eaten more octopus in the last six months than in my entire life combined. And it’s no longer ...

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Meet me in Miami

A couple of times this winter I’ve had northern friends ask me to meet them for lunch in Miami while they’re there for a short visit. Of course as the resident Floridian they want me to pick the newest greatest restaurant in the city. I always jump at the chance to go to Miami because the restaurants are on the ...

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