Common Threads is a non-profit organization that is near and dear to my heart. I've written about them before and I'm now on their associate board member. Common Threads' mission is to educate children on nutrition and physical well-being and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking classes. Their goal is to teach children about how to make healthy choices, while educating them about the world. Common Thread hopes this will help children realize that they are all more similar than different from each other, which promotes respect and tolerance of all people.
March 26, 2015
March 5, 2015
February 17, 2015
Sprung Beer Festival is BACK! That spring time beer wonderland will be arriving at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on March 7, 2015 with over 150 craft beers to choose from. La borrachera y gosadera will be on HIGH with plenty of bar games, food and live music.
February 16, 2015
When PorkTeInspira.com reached out to me to be their brand ambassador at SOBEWFF and host a giveaway for two tickets to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Meatopia: The Q Revolution happening February 21, 2015 at 7pm, my only reasonable answer was, "CLARO QUE YES!" Scroll to the bottom for the Spanish translation of this post.
January 26, 2015
We finna keep this post real short and sweet. I've teamed up with the folks at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to give away a pair of tickets to their Italian Al Fresco Feast on the Beach. Some of you have asked me if I'm giving away anything for SOBEWFF and well here it is. The tickets to this event run for $150 a piece so this giveaway is valued at $300 total.
January 7, 2015
Local Miami girl, food enthusiast, historian and all around great person Mandy Baca has written the book, Discovering Vintage Miami: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Hotels, Restaurants & More. This is actually Mandy's second book, the first being Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine, The Cortaditos, Stone Crabs & Empanadas,
December 13, 2014
October 30, 2014
For craft beer geeks, Dogfish Head Beer is considered the Alpha & Omega of the craft beer scene. It is one of the biggest and most popular craft beer breweries that have garnered national acclaim. So the idea that the founder of Dogfish Head Brewery will be in the 305 to host a beer pairing dinner is kind of a big deal. Sam Calagione (Founder of Dogfish Head Brewery) will be at MC Kitchen on November 13, 2014 at 7:30pm hosting a 4 course beer pairing dinner.
October 26, 2014
If I had to pick the best all-around pizza joint in Miami, I would probably say Andiamo! Brick Oven Pizza. However, that wasn't the case a couple of years back. I started going to Andiamo about 5-6 years ago when I was dating some pendejo and he introduced me to the place. It was an instant attraction (with the pizza, not the pendejo). I even celebrated my 26th birthday there. A futile attempt to hold onto my fleeting youth with an old school pizza party decked out with My Little Pony hats and whistles #DontHate. It was equal parts pathetic, nostalgic and fun. When the relationship (with the pendejo) went sour, so did my adoration for Andiamo. It was no longer the best place for a pizza date, but a painful reminder of love lost. My love for Andiamo somehow turned into distaste and I stopped going completely. When people would suggest going there, I'd automatically bark back with, "Fuck that place, Andiamo sucks!" I'd say this not because their food was bad or because their service was horrible, but because of the emotional value Andiamo had developed and what the place now represented.
October 20, 2014
The event that celebrates Coral Gables' burgers makes its way back to Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park for the fourth consequtive year. Burgerliscious is going down November 6, 2014 from 6pm - 10pm. Over 20 restaurants are expected to participate this year with confirmed restaurants so far consisting of Bread & Butter Counter, Café at Books & Books, Christy’s Restaurant, CRAVE, Pincho Factory, ROK: BRGR, Seasons 52, Shake Shack, Swine Southern Table & Bar and more. In other words, this is the kind of event you were stretchy pants, comfy shoes and a big purse to.
October 16, 2014
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, is teaming up with Funky Buddha Brewery, M.I.A. Brewing Co. and Wynwood Brewing Company for a special Craft Beer Tasting Dinner to showcase the brewers’ limited edition collaboration beer. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. at Anthony’s in South Beach, located at 520 West Avenue.
September 29, 2014
I wrote about Cuban Guys restaurant many moons ago when I was a fledgling, blogging noob back in early 2012. You can read that post here. Since that post the restaurant has grown significantly and now has 3 different locations throughout South Florida. Their pan con bistec continues to be one of the best I've had and their flans is a popular hit in Miami.
|Pan con Bistec|
September 22, 2014
I've reached an age where I can say, "Back in my day..." and no one really flinches because I'm getting old. I grew up in the 90's, before social media, cell phones and an easily accessible internet. A child's popularity was based on what kind of snacks you brought to lunch and if you had the newest Lisa Frank gear, not how many followers you had on Instagram. In the mid nineties at my elementary school, only nerds brought fruit to lunch. I mean seriously who would bring apples or grapes to lunch?! The "cool kids" brought cookies, fruit roll-ups, chips, gushers, dunkaroos and anything sugary that could then be used to barter with classmates. How things have changed.
September 14, 2014
I have no qualms in admitting I am addicted to caffeine, coffee to be exact. Espresso, machiatto, latte, Cuban coffee, IV infusion... you name it and I dig it. So when I spent a weekend in DC I was absofuckinlutely delighted to find new coffee shops popping up all over all the
hipster and gentrified trendy areas. Seriously, an artisan coffee shop on every other block. It was like caffeinated paradise.
September 10, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders will host an interactive cooking and eating experience, “Build Your Own Brunch” B.Y.O.B. Guests will spend the afternoon preparing a three-course brunch, under the tutelage of some of Miami’s most popular chefs, Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill and Bocce Bar, Antonio Bachour of St. Regis Bal Harbour and Makoto Okuwa of Makoto. Aside from the food, Titos Vodka cocktails will be available, and for all the craft beer nerds, Wynwood Brewing Company will have the best fit brew on tap.