Warm Cheesy and Good

MsCheeziousWho doesn’t like great grilled cheese? Ms Cheezious has been creating delicious grilled cheeses for a while as a food truck and now recently, they’ve opened up a brick and mortar in the MiMo area of the city. The space is cool and has an incredible backyard area and space for great entertainment and food. If you get the chance to visit, try their amazing Caprese Melt. Warm, savory and buttery delicious!

Seared Ahi Tuna

JimmyZJimmy’z Kitchen really has a great concept and simple idea. Good food, exceptional taste and great laid-back atmosphere. My favorite dish is the Seared Ahi Tuna with jasmine rice, avocado and tomato salad. The soy ginger dipping sauce is tangy and pairs great with the dish. They also have a great choice of beers and wine. The guava cheesecake is outstanding.

Love Crab Cakes?

PilarRestaurantThese days every restaurant has crab cakes on their menu. But once you find a good one you’ll remember it. This delicious starter will surely be a start to a great dinner. With apple slaw, Prosecco vinaigrette and remoulade is wonderful. The restaurant has great seating for big groups and the space is comfortable. The service was very personal and it felt good for a change. Don’t forget to try the Lobster Mac & Cheese! Pilar Local Restaurant and Bar is located in Aventura.

Tres Leches for Dessert!

TresLecheAfter enjoying an amazing burger at LoKal Restaurant in Coconut Grove there is nothing better than to have their Tres Leche dessert. The 3 types of milk are served with an amazing cake topped with fresh berries and bananas. On top of the fruit there is a milk marinade, caramel and fresh whipped cream. They also have great beers to go with your whole dining experience.

Whole Fish Cravings!

WholeFishLobaA new restaurant in the MiMo district opened up and I’m already loving it. It’s called Loba Restaurant and it’s quite the spot. I tried their Market Whole Fish from their menu (pictured here). It has sorrel, arugula, orange, fennel, micro greens, pink guava and lemon. The bits of the pink guava on the fish is pretty amazing and tasty. The other offerings are just as delicious and well prepared. The interior space is comfortable and quaint and has a unique modern design with natural elements. Swing by when you are driving down the boulevard. You might just get a craving to come back.

The Carbonara Burger is Back!

BurgerEatingHouseThis burger was first introduced at the Eating House during Hamburger Month. They only would make 24 burgers every Wednesday during that month and that was it. Now you can catch it again on their new lunch menu. Black Angus patty topped with Applewood smoked bacon, fontina cheese, black truffle, egg and Parmigiano. So stop by and come hungry and enjoy one of these really good and satisfying burgers.

Savory and Delicious Arepa!

LasGorditasArepaWhen it comes to food trucks you know you’re getting good comfort food. Arepas Las Gorditas food truck comes once in a while to our office and we love it. The Rumbera arepa is the one I tried. It’s sliced Gouda and Shredded Pork. A combination that was very tasty and savory. I can’t wait for the next time the truck comes by so I can try one of their 14 different arepas!.

Dinner Made at Home

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Pesto Fettuccine w/ buttered Chardonnay capers, sun-dried tomatoes and Portobello sauce. Chicken meatballs served with mango preserve. Parmesan kale salad and fresh cropped asparagus. Home cooking at its best! #athome #goodfood #nightin

Ceviche That’s Fresh!

CholosCevicheCholo’s Ceviche & Grill in North Miami is one of those hidden restaurants that surprises me. The food here was very good and fresh. The Ceviche Clasico is their nation’s pride and joy and I believe it. The fish was marinated in “leche de tigre“, which is lime juice and aji (a Peruvian hot pepper). Served with red onions, yams and Peruvian corn. Great service and prices to make you feel like you can come back anytime. Goes well with their Peruvian Beer!

Octopus “Naranja Agria”

OctopusThis wonderful dish was prepared with aji amarillo, papas bravas with Spanish paprika and jicama. A delicious plate that’s original and deliciously prepared. Health Porter is one of the owners of Uvaggio in Coral Gables and he really knows how to make you feel right at home. He has an extraordinary knowledge of wines and the dishes that go well with them. Great spot for a romantic and special evening.