May 13, 2016

10 Rules When Dining at Lung Yai Thai Tapas in Little Havana

This Little Havana gem has given me the motivation to get back into writing about restaurant experiences. Nestled in a neighborhood known for some of the city's best Central and South American restaurants and located on a street rich in Cuban history, Lung Yai Thai Tapas has won me over. Maybe it's the small open kitchen or the coziness of the indoor eating area. Perhaps it's the fact that the Chef Bas has a personality ten times bigger than his physical frame. Whatever it is, I'm hooked.

March 13, 2016

Attention Pork & Booze Enthusiasts! Enter to win tickets to Cochon!

For some, Cochon is just another food event in a long line of all you can eat food events. However, I'm here to tell you that simply is not true. I've been to Cochon twice before and what I vividly remember is chugging bourbon straight from the bottle and doing an army crawl through the Four Seasons outdoor patio to eavesdrop on gossip that Cochon is a pork lover's absolute dream event. It's everything SOBEWFF wishes it could be without the sand in your shoes, giant crowds and obnoxious tourists.

March 2, 2016

Where In The World Is FGH?!

Almost 4 months ago, I decided to take a break from the blog. My personal life had just been flipped upside down and I needed to reassess what I was going to do. Without even realizing it, I had been plunged into a new chapter in my life that would soon consume my entire being. I'm sure you're asking yourself what kind of changes could cause this kind of introspection and the change was a very simple one, I found out I was pregnant. FGH had gotten herself knocked up and my break from the blog couldn't have come at a better time.

November 20, 2015

Turn Your Friendsgiving to a Porksgiving With This Korean Pork Tacos Recipe!

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and National Pork Board.  All opinions are 100% mine.

“Friendsgiving” is a great time to get together with friends and enjoy delicious food during the holiday season. This year, I’m taking my Friendsgiving one step further and celebrating Porksgiving – a time to give (with pork) to those who give back, to show them that we appreciate everything they do.

November 16, 2015

Instagram 50k Milestone Giveaway Of Some Of My Favorite Things!

Last week, my instagram account hit 50,000 followers. Fifty thousand people are hungry enough to follow my burger loving, donut face stuffing, cookie baking ass... that's nuts! For some people that's no big deal, but to me that's fucking huge. I kicked off my blog's instagram account almost 4 years ago, so for me it hasn't been a quick jump. It's taken years to improve my food pictures and find my own style, so this is cause for a god damn celebration!

November 6, 2015

The FGH Breakfast Guide To Gaining 10 Pounds In Portland, Oregon

Unlike other people, when I travel I am most excited about the indigenous food I'll eat. When I went to Paris, I wanted to only eat choux pastry and swim in a sea of Roquefort cheese. Who cares about the Eiffel tower when there's so many baguettes to eat?! In Spain, all I cared about was chorizo and churros. My sight-seeing revolves around my dining reservations. So on my recent trip to Portland, my dining itinerary was several pages long while my sightseeing down to 3 vague bullet points (book store, mountains and coast).

October 30, 2015

Taco & Tequila Showdown Ticket Giveaway!

Sure it's Autumn throughout the rest of the United States, but here in the 305 we don't know nothin bout no "Autumn." Like who is this girl named Autumn? Why is she always wearing Uggs and drinking pumpkin spice lattes?! Here in Miami, we celebrate this time of year by swinging back tequila shots and stuffing our faces with tacos. So the folks over at MIABites have put together the perfect event:  Taco & Tequila Showdown or #TNTShowdown. They've rallied up some of Miami's best and brightest chefs and gotten them to cook up their best taco.

October 7, 2015

Enter to win 2 VIP SoBe Seafood Fest Tickets!

Attention all seafood lovers! The 3rd Annual South Beach Seafood Festival, presented by Hess Wines and hosted by Coca-Cola is back on October 21-24, 2015 to fulfill your seafood needs. The main festival will be held Saturday, October 24 from 1-9PM at 7th and Ocean Drive in Lummus Park. Events will be happening all week to showcase the great local culinary talent of Miami and Miami Beach and kick off Miami’s favorite season, Stone Crab Season. Events will begin on Wednesday night with the Hess Select Wine Pairing Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab, Thursday night is the GOYA Foods’s Cooking & Cocktails Interactive Dinner, hosted by STOLI, the Vodka, Friday night is the annual Chef Showdown, sponsored by Range Rover, Whole Foods, & Bacardi, and Saturday features the all-day South Beach Seafood Festival. In addition, to promoting all the local culinary talent in the area, the event benefits Community Initiatives Foundation in support of the EAT SMART Campaign to fight against childhood hunger, childhood obesity, and assisting the community to find the perfect balance through nutritional awareness & individual development in Miami Dade County.

October 5, 2015

Doreen Colondres' Flavor Drenched Pork Sopa Seca Recipe

Local chef and cookbook author, Doreen Colondres, has teamed up with the National Pork Board for their "Porknostico" campaign and has come up with some pretty tasty recipes. I actually made Doreen's Flavor Drenched Pork Sopa Seca recipe myself the other day and it was really damn good. So good that I've decided to re-blog it and share it with you guys.

September 28, 2015

Found A Hidden Gem In Playa Del Carmen's Hidden Beach Resort

So full disclosure on this post before I get started: I was invited to Hidden Beach Resort in Playa Del Carmen by the hotel's parent company, Karisma Hotels and Social Exposure.

Now that that's out of the way, when I first found out about Hidden Beach Resort I was intrigued by the name... and then I found out it was an all-inclusive nudist resort. I know what you're thinking,"You're a self proclaimed 'hedonist' how is this even a big deal?!" The reality is I've never been to a nudist resort and I had never been to Mexico before. Pero like, I said PLP and packed my bags for Playa Del Carmen.

Coco Loco at Hidden Beach Resort

September 25, 2015

CitiTable - 10 Blogger-Tested Tips for Taking Great Food Pics!

Miami Spice is in full swing here in the 305 and with it comes beautifully plated delicious food from some of the best restaurants in Miami. To help those dining during Miami Spice snap the best pictures of food possible, here are some of my personal food photography tips that I've tweaked over the years.

September 23, 2015

Craft Spirits Festival's Grand Tasting Ticket Giveaway!

Anyone looking to have a drink? or 15?! Well, lucky for you the Craft Spirits Festival's Grand Tasting is coming back on October 8, 2015 to the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove.

September 21, 2015

CitiTable - Cooking With Kindness: An Interview with Miami Spice 2015 Chef Timon Balloo

I teamed up with the good folks over at Citibank's CitiTable and got the opportunity to catch up with one of Miami's best-loved chefs, Chef Timon Balloo. We talked about his various passions, including SUGARCANE raw bar grill, his daughter, and the fight against childhood hunger. 
Chef Timon Balloo

To read the interview, click here!

September 9, 2015

United Way's Build Your Own Brunch Giveaway!

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders will host an interactive cooking and eating experience, Build Your Own Brunch (B.Y.O.B.) at the Intercontinental Miami. Beginning at 11am, guests will prepare a three-course brunch, under the guidance of some of Miami’s brightest young chefs, Brad Kilgore of Alter, Roel Alcudia of The Cypress Room and William Crandall of Izzy’s Fish and Oyster.  Aside from the food, there will be tons of wine, spirits, cocktails and all the craft beer you can chug. All event proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work to strengthen families through education, financial stability and health.