Food

Where France meets Cuba in Hialeah

Hialeah’s probably the last neighborhood where you’d expect to find excellent French cuisine, but about five years ago, La Fresa Francesa popped up — and it’s très bon.  It’s owned by a young couple, Benoit Rablat and Sandy Sanchez, who met while working at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Los Angeles. He’s a French chef, and […]

/ November 13, 2019


The proof is in the pastrami

Henderson “Junior” Biggers remembers his first day on the job. He wanted to be an auto mechanic, but the employment agency sent him to Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah, where he started working as a dishwasher. That was nearly six decades ago. Today, he slices corned beef and pastrami by hand at Florida’s oldest deli and will celebrate […]

/ November 13, 2019


A “typical” Sunday in Allapattah

So you think you can dance? Well, at Club Tipico you can show off your bachata, salsa, merengue or reggaeton moves seven days a week — always for fun, and sometimes for cash. This is the spot in Allapattah, a.k.a Little Santo Domingo, where locals have been coming to do something typically Dominican — eat, […]

/ November 13, 2019


Lechón y reggaeton

Papo Llega y Pon is one of Allapattah’s oldest businesses, and it’s serving up one of Miami’s biggest pan con lechon sandwiches. Take their Cuban flautas for example. They sell for $16, are about two feet long, and can serve up to four people. So whether you come for the pan con lechon or stay […]

/ November 13, 2019


Today’s to-do: 5 unique fruits to try

A fruitful adventure in Homestead. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Robert Is Here is known for its wide variety of rare and exotic fruit options. Don’t let the unknown name or scary exterior fool you. Learn what some of the best fruits around taste like and how to prepare them.  BTW, the popular fruit stand is just […]

/ November 6, 2019


Today’s to-do: Five foodie spots in Homestead

Debra Allen – aka “Miss Debbie” – with one of her angelic creations. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Hope your stomach is ready for this adventure. Whether it’s exploring a couple of Caribbean spots or just sticking around for dessert, Homestead has you covered. 1. Where to go for tasty treats Sweet Delights Key Lime Pies 1485 […]

/ November 4, 2019


Today’s how-to: 5 places to eat in Cutler Bay

Head to Cutler Bay and sample the BBQ at Down South BBQ Rib Shack. (📸: Bruce Pinchbeck) Cutler Bay is surprisingly delicious. While mostly residential, the town has main arteries that provide a wide range of cuisines and places to relax with friends and family. Most are located on Dixie Highway and Old Cutler Road, […]

/ October 2, 2019


Chemex Coffee Pour-Over: A recipe from ‘A Taste of Coral Gables’

All you need for this recipe is a Chemex coffee brewer (and some locally roasted coffee). Threefold Cafe in Coral Gables brews a coffee pour-over that tastes like blueberries.  And now, with the soon-to-be-released “A Taste of Coral Gables” cookbook, you can make your restaurant favorites at home. All you need for this recipe is […]

/ September 13, 2019


10-minute DIY ceviche

Today, you can savor more than 30 world cuisines in over 100 restaurants in The City Beautiful. Coral Gables was Florida’s first planned city in the Miami area. That was in 1925.  Today, you can savor more than 30 world cuisines in over 100 restaurants in The City Beautiful. And now, with the “A Taste […]

/ September 12, 2019


Need a cool, sweet treat during summer in Miami? We’ve got some recommendations

Need to keep cool while summer rages on in Miami? Here are some places serving up chilly goodness.

/ August 23, 2019