January 10, 2017

Beer And Popcorn: A Match Made In Hop Heaven

There was once a time when I obsessed about Art Basel and Miami Art Week. Where I'd go to Wynwood at 8am and wander the streets while artists from around the globe worked on their murals. I soaked in the street art like a tostada soaks in a cafe con leche. Now, those days seem like decades ago and the idea of getting anywhere with a baby before 10am on a weekend seems like pure lunacy. I recently trekked into Wynwood determined to see all of the new murals around the neighborhood.

December 24, 2016

Papi's Cuban Arroz Con Leche

This blogpost was developed in partnership with Sedano’s and DiMe Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

When I think back to my childhood there's a few things that always stick out to me: my parents’ cooking, Noche Buena and shopping with my mom at Sedano’s to buy groceries for the holiday feast. It’s a not so well kept secret that my dad was the real cook at home. He was a chef at a hotel in Havana, Cuba and although she won't admit it, he’s the one that taught my mom how to cook. So all of my mother’s recipes are really my dad’s, but he never complained and always let her take all of the credit. That’s a great husband, if you ask me.

December 12, 2016

Mami's Cuban-ish Congri Recipe!

This blogpost was developed in partnership with Imusa. All opinions expressed are my own.

Noche Buena is almost here and the older I get, the more I realize I need to start learning my mom's recipes so I can someday pass them onto my son. So you can get used to more of my family's recipes posted onto my blog. The recipe I'll be sharing today is my mom's Cuban-ish Congri recipe, also known as Moros y Cristianos or Arroz Moro. It's called "Cuban-ish" because of the addition of bacon, because everything is better with bacon.

October 5, 2016

Cacao Nib Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

When I was in middle school, my internal organs were 80% rice krispie treats. Even though my diet is no longer mostly sugar, I still have a soft spot in my heart for these sweet treats. So when Graze approached me about teaming up for a recipe, I decided it was time to upgrade one of my favorite childhood treats with a healthy-ish and adult twist. With some brown butter, a sprinkle of toffee and a ton of Graze’s Super Cacao Nibs, these rice treats are definitely NOT what I lived off in school, but they’re delicious all the same.

October 3, 2016

Enter To Win VIP Tickets to The South Beach Seafood Festival!

So things have been a little hectic on my end. Since my last post I gave birth to a baby boy and I haven't had more than 3 hours of consecutive sleep in the last 2 months. In an attempt to get back some kind of normalcy, I've teamed up to host a VIP ticket giveaway for the upcoming South Beach Seafood Festival. The South Beach Seafood Festival is happening on October 22, 2016 at Lummus Park in Miami Beach, FL,

September 23, 2016

Doce Provisions - Cheap and Delicious

While I was pregnant, I dreamt of all of the food I was going to inhale the minute this kid came out of me. Sushi, whiskey, medium rare meat, fresh pressed unpasteurized juices, there was a very long list. However, when push came to shove (see what I did there?) and I gave birth to my little terror bundle all I craved ravenously was Doce Provisions. I tried the food at Doce Provisions about two weeks before going into labor and I could not stop thinking about it. I was enamored with how delicious all of their food was, impressed with their presentation and obsessed with their low prices. This place was the embodiment of the Spanish "3 B." For those unfamiliar with the "3 B," it stands for bueno, bonito y barato roughly translated to "Good, Pretty and Cheap."

September 5, 2016

Attention Beer Lovers! Win Tickets to VeritageMiami's Craft Beer Tasting!

So things have been a little hectic on my end. Since my last post I gave birth to a 7lb baby boy and I haven't had more than 3 hours of consecutive sleep in the last 2 months. In an attempt to get back some kind of normalcy and sanity in my life, I'm trying to carve out some time for my blog. To kick things off, I've teamed up with the good folks at VeritageMiami to host a giveaway to their Craft Beer Tasting happening on October 5, 2016 at The Wynwood Walls.

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.