Donuts Are The New Cupcakes

Quick Disclaimer:  I rarely eat doughnuts and when I do, it is usually only a jelly doughnut.  A long time ago, a very non-nutritious friend of mine told me that the jelly doughnut was the most perfectly balanced food because it contained all of the 5 basic food groups.  When I asked her how she […]

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Miami’s Vegan Restaurant Scene Has Exploded!

  As predicted by Baum+Whiteman, experts at creating destination-dining attractions, 2018 has been the year for plant-based dining and Miami is no exception.  Ranked number nine on PETA’s 2018 Top Ten Vegan Cities, Miami has a diversity of vegan restaurants. In addition to the more informal dining options such as Choices, Eden and Eden, and […]

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Happy National Mango Day!

Mangos, delicious as they are or mixed in drinks, salsas, breads, desserts, or just about anything else you can dream up, are also extremely healthy.  Driving around the Villages of Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, you will see mango stands manned by hot, summering students eager to earn extra money or unmanned stands that work on […]

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Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering Has All The Ingredients To Attract Millennials & Boomers Alike

  In a recent post about restaurants driving retail traffic, I listed restaurants that have been added to malls and downtowns.  Today’s blog is about one of my favorite local South Miami restaurants, Whisk Gourmet Food + Catering.  A recent blog in OpenTable,  Millennial Dining: How the Share Generation Is Shaping the Restaurant Experience, discusses several […]

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Restaurants Important In Driving Retail Traffic

  Food has always been important in retail centers; all you need to do is check out the food court at any major mall to see how much space is devoted to food.  Increasingly, more formal sit-down restaurants are what is needed to drive traffic to malls, strip centers, or downtowns.  Dadeland Mall added many dining […]

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Thank You Local Merchants For Making 2015 Holiday Season Stress-free!

I am blessed to live in Miami, but it inevitably means lots of entertaining friends and family from out of town over the holidays.  I had people arrive 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and the last of them leave back to colder climates tomorrow.  This year, I decided to go way out of my comfort zone, […]

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Fairchild Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale This Weekend, April 11 & 12

  Spring is here and brings with it Spring cleaning and gardening.  If you are looking for a fun way to incorporate plant buying into a whole day and family event, head over to Fairchild Tropical Gardens this weekend for their Spring Garden Festival. In addition to their 36th Annual Plant Sale, you can shop […]

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Deering Seafood Festival This Weekend, Sunday March 29

Whether you are visiting South Florida for Spring Break or are a local, head to the Deering Seafood Festival weekend at the beautiful historic Deering Estate.  The setting alone is worth the visit, but throw in local seafood, music, Junkanoo, and gorgeous weather (high of 77 and low of 63 forecasted) and it will be the […]

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Uvaggio In Coral Gables Offers Tasty Happy Hour

  Looking for a new happy hour?  Last Thursday, thanks to an overcrowded bar at Tarpon Bend, some friends and I discovered the charming Uvaggio restaurant and wine bar.  Although they don’t have a full bar, they have a wonderful selection of wine and beer at very reasonable prices.  We had a cheese plate, which […]

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Great Happy Hour At Anacapri In Pinecrest

  I love Anacapri and go there for dinner and their Wednesday wine tastings, but have never been there for happy hour.  Last night I went out with friends and suggested we go there and try it out.  I am so glad we did and I will definitely be back.  They have a wide selection […]

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