Tag Archives: travel

On the road to the end of the line

Spent three days in the Florida Keys last week doing research for my next book. Lots of stories. Lots of restaurants. Lots of key lime pie. Who can identify where the following picture was taken (not the pie photo, the other one….)

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I love Miami Spice

Hungry for Southwest Florida Sharon Kenny, Special to news-press.com 12:04 a.m. EDT August 6, 2014 Once again for the months of August and September, Miami Spice heats up Florida’s biggest restaurant city. This year there are more than 170 restaurants participating in the program, which kicked off last week. Miami Spice started as a way to bring in local customers ...

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Friday Night dinner at Chops

Had dinner last Friday night for the first time in about a year at Chops, the very popular chophouse on Fifth Avenue South.  Aside from a few glitches in the seating, this restaurant is as good as ever.  Looks like a new manager in place from California Pizza Kitchen.  Another good move.  The food was very flavorful, very fresh and ...

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Love the Boulan Hotel – kind of….

During Swimsuit Week in Miami all the regular hotels were full and I had to try something new.  A couple of weeks ago I’d seen this hotel (it has the name on the roof in huge letters).  The price was good and there were rooms available and the location was amazing.  It is right on Collins across from the Setai hotel ...

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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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Swimsuit Week in Miami

I know I’ll elicit a lot of sympathy here but boy was it crowded this weekend in Miami for Swimsuit Week!  I went to support a friend Nikki De Marchi who was exhibiting her swimsuit designs for the first time at this enormous show.  It takes over the entire Miami Beach Convention Center, plus satellite shows at the W Hotel and ...

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Katy Perry concert notes

Went to see Katy Perry in concert last week at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.  As always the venue was fantastic.  Got great seats on stubhub.com –almost on the aisle and no one behind us.  It’s so easy to get in and out of this arena –it’s my favorite concert venue. Only glitch was the show didn’t start ...

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Where to Eat in the Everglades?

Turns out a bear was also anxious to eat at Joanie’s Blue Crab Café just before I got there last week. The screen door had been shredded, and some of the furniture on the patio had been disturbed. Hey the crab cakes are just that good! If you drive east on Highway 41 to Miami, I’m sure you’ve seen Joanie’s. ...

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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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