I woke up inspired and hungry this morning. For some reason I woke up craving pancakes and then it dawned on me that it was National Pancake Day, so naturally I made myself some pancakes. I wasn't going to just make any ol' pancakes, that would just be ridiculous. I turned it up a notch and made myself some fluffy, double chocolate chip pancakes and threw on a giant dollop of homemade whipped cream por si las moscas. So here's my recipe for you to enjoy.
February 26, 2014
The Sprung Beer Festival is making its way back to Coconut Grove's Peacock Park on March 8, 2014 and you can not miss it. Put on by the same group that makes Grovetoberfest possible every year, this beer event will not and does not disappoint. With well over 150 beers ranging from local brews to national big name beers there will be something for just about every palate. There will also be tons of food from local restaurants as well as tons of games.
February 23, 2014
On Sundays I like to bake, when I'm anxious I like to bake and when I am stressed out I like to bake. Kind of like Izzie Stevens from Grey's Anatomy. For whatever reason, it's very cathartic and relaxing for me. So what does one do with 3 dozen cookies or a couple dozen muffins? I give them away to my friends, of course. Recently, I was going to a potluck recently and I wanted to make a pie, but wasn't in the mood for all the work. So I decided to make a galette AKA the lazy man's pie. It's a free form pie/tart and it is fabulous. It looks rustic and pretty, so you get points for a beautifully baked pie without all the work. It's a win-win if you ask me.
February 15, 2014
The 2014 South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) is less than a week away and this gluttonous, weekend-long festival never disappoints. With about 75 different events ranging from trade seminars, intimate dinners by celebrity chefs and balls-to-the-wall food extravaganzas, there is something here for just about everyone.
February 14, 2014
February 11, 2014
One year ago I wrote about OTC, a fast casual joint that had come to Brickell offering New American fare and craft beer. The place has gone through some internal changes and they're offering a completely different menu, but still have lots of great beer. So I'm giving you, yea YOU, a chance to check out their new menu on me.
|Cheesesteak Sliders from OTC's new menu - Photo courtesy of OTC|
February 8, 2014
Recently, I talked about La Latina and just three doors down from this restaurant is a Greek bistro that you may have had no idea even existed. Hiding in broad daylight, Kouzina Greek Bistro is completely covered by a thick wall of ficus hedge on one of Midtown's busiest intersections. I've visited this restaurant about 4-5 times now and I still can't make up my mind on whether or not I like it. The reason for this is the food is mostly really good with only a couple of misses, but excruciatingly slow and dismissive service is what puts me on the fence.
January 24, 2014
Hip Pops Gelato popped onto the scene in mid 2012. This family owned and operated kosher truck serves handcrafted gelato and sorbet pops that can be dipped in your choice of chocolate then topped with a variety of toppings. With lots of eager anticipation, this food truck stood out from the very beginning. With high quality ingredients and top notch customer service, there is no wonder why this truck was an instant fan favorite.
With hundreds of possible combinations, no two hip-pops are ever quite the same. To read the rest of this post, please click here.
January 3, 2014
I may be a grown adult, but my love for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches knows no bounds. While tinkering in my kitchen the other day, I decided to make a peanut butter and jelly blondie. The result was a childhood treat revisited and modified. I played with the recipe a couple of times until I found a consistency I was happy with, this meant ingesting about a couple dozen blondies. Real sacrifices going on over here for this recipe, let me tell ya. So I've decided to share the recipe with my fellow pb&j fans.
December 30, 2013
Let's start the new year with some free stuff! St. Timothy's Catholic Church is hosting their 6th annual charity pig roast. As a hedonist, I'm not big on organized religion, but I'm very big on charity and puerco asado so this event is right up my alley. Fifteen teams will be competing and live roasting their pigs for
bragging rights the best pig title.
December 11, 2013
The Food Blogger Cookie Swap is a fundraiser with all of the proceeds going to Cookies For Kids' Cancer. I try to take part in as much charity work as I can, so this cookie swap allows me the opportunity to tie in two of my other passions: my blog and baking. For my second year in the cookie swap, I decided to keep things slightly old school with a mild twist. I've been in a bit of a creative funk as of late, so I asked for some help on this recipe. The Hungry Mother was kind enough to share with me her amazing sea salt, pistachio and dark chocolate chip cookie recipe. She makes kick-ass cakes, pastries and all sorts of delicious shit. So, I'm ridiculously lucky to have her helping me with this.
December 2, 2013
A few months back a lot of my coworkers told me I had to check out La Latina. Then, about a week later my blogger friend, Javier from GourmandJ, advised me there was a small Venezuelan place he needed me to check out called La Latina. It quickly became evident that I had to go to this place, si o si.
October 28, 2013
I was recently contacted by Piccolo Ristorante with an offer to host a giveaway to their restaurant on my site. Y'all know how much I love a good giveaway, but I didn't feel comfortable hosting a giveaway to a restaurant I had never been to. So I decided to make the trek to
casa del carajo Fort Lauderdale and check this place out for myself. What I found was a newly opened, cozy little bistro offering delicious Italian fare.
October 20, 2013
The idea of tackling a recap of my trip to Seattle seemed daunting and overwhelming. So naturally, I put it off and procrastinated to the point where I neglected my blog for several weeks. Instead of boring you with details about every single place I went to, I'm going to give you an overdue quick rundown on the culinary highlights of my trip and #PLP.
October 8, 2013
Coconut Grove has a weekend of back-to-back festivals coming up. Borrachera at it's best. First up is Grovetoberfest makes its way back to the Peacock Park this year to the elation of craft beer fans through out the 305. Its all going down Saturday October 19, 2013, giving you all of Sunday to recover from the mother of all hangovers. This year you'll be able to get unlimited samples of over 250 beers, from national beer breweries to local beer craftsmen. There's going to be live music from Liza Quinn + The Bureau, cooking demonstrations and even a home brewer's competition. If at the end of the night, you had way too much to drink you've got nothing to worry about. Grovetoberfest will offer free shuttle rides to and from the MetroRail to the Coral Gables station to anyone to plastered to drive home. Tickets are on sale now and will be available the day of the event! Prices range from $40-$90.