Sabor a Peru Also Has Sabor a Crappy Service

November 30, 2012


So I've gone to Sabor a Peru a couple of times now and I'm left with mixed feelings. It's a small place in the same building as Salsa Fiesta on US1 and 29th st in Miami. Every time I had driven passed it, I couldn't help but notice how many people were at this tiny restaurant. So I had to check it out for myself and although the food is good, the waitresses are definitely lacking a little something called “customer service.” So I'm on the fence, what do you do when the food is good, but the service sucks?

Pincho Factory Gets An Extreme Makeover

November 28, 2012

 
Saying Pincho Factory has had a face lift is a terrible understatement. Saying Pincho Factory has undergone an Extreme Makeover including Brazilian butt lift, lipo and a new hair do would be more befitting. I was able to sit down for a couple of minutes with the extremely busy, Nedal Ahmad to give me the run down on all the changes going on at Pincho Factory. Get all the details on all the new changes here!

Fritanga Burger From Pincho Factory
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Restaurant Details:
Pincho Factory
(305) 631-2038
9860 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165
www.pinchofactory.com

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Vote For Chef Adrianne & Win $100 To Her Restaurant!

November 26, 2012

It's time for another giveaway! This time it's a little more complicated, but the prize is a $100 gift certificate to Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, which I've written about before.

As some of you may know, Chef Adrianne Calvo is participating in the Master Holiday Chef Challenge, which is a a national chef recipe competition featuring 14 chefs from throughout the U.S. People (like yourself) can vote for their favorite chef from now until December 12, 2012. The participating chefs are as follows:

Adrianne Calvo (Miami)
Matt Selby (Denver)
Brian McCracken (Seattle)
Dana Tough (Seattle)
Kevin LaCivita (Richmond, Va.)
Jason Barwikowski (Portland, Ore.)
Jared VanCamp (Chicago)
Chai Chaowasaree (Honolulu)
Tim Spinner (Philadelphia)
Rob Wilson (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Jordan Wakefield (Atlanta)
Robert Sisca (Boston)
Ryan Jaronik (New York)
Monica Pope (Houston)
Jonathan Merritt (San Francisco)

As you can see, Chef Adrianne is the only person representing the 305 in this national competition, so we need to help a sista out!

Feeling Fruity Thanks to FruitFlowers!

Last week I got an amazing fruit basket from FruitFlowers to review and all I can say is "WOW!" This massive fruit arrangement was not only delicious, but visually impressive. I received their Sleigh Bells arrangement with chocolate dipped strawberries just in time for the holiday season. The pineapples were carefully cut in the shape of a flower, slices of kiwi acted as rose buds for the strawberries, melons were carefully sliced and all were mouthwateringly delicious.


Photo Courtesy of FruitFlowers.com

100 for 660 Giveaway!

November 15, 2012


A while back I wrote a post on the great brunch I had at 660 at the Angler's Resort. The restaurant has a new executive chef, Carlos Torres, a brand new Spanish/Latin American fusion menu and the best pan de bono I've had in the US. That being said, I've teamed up with this delicious restaurant to simply GIVE AWAY a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Now I know you're wondering, "Mija, how do I win?!" and the answer is easy!
Participants must complete the following in order to be eligible to win:

1. Jump over to Twitter and follow @FatgirlHedonist AND @AnglersResort

2. Send a tweet that states the following:

"I want to win $100 from @AnglersResort and @FatgirlHedonist!! http://tinyurl.com/100for660"

3. Just sit back and wait!
A winner will be chosen at random on Friday November 23, 2012 at 3:00pm. The lucky winner will be announced on Twitter.

 Now get out there and tweet!

Common Threads: Teaching Miami's Youth How To Cook And Be Healthy!

November 14, 2012

For those of you that follow my hijinks on Twitter, I've been tweeting about and volunteering at Common Threads events for a couple of months now. A question I get consistently asked is, “What is Common Threads? Is it a clothes store?” The answer is “It's not a clothes store!” I decided to sit down with the new Miami Program Manager for Common Thread, Jeanne Necessary, to shed some light on what exactly this amazing non-profit organization is doing in Miami.

  Students with Chef Michelle Bernstein at the World Festival. Photo courtesy of Common Threads

Authentic Thai Food Hidden in Doral

November 13, 2012


I've been consistently hitting up this little spot in Doral for lucnh and it's about time I share it with you. It's called Doral Thai Restaurant and I should warn you, it's pretty addictive. When I fist visited, the first thing that caught my attention was the giant line of people waiting outside the restaurant during a busy lunch hour. I decided to pull in and check it out for myself. The small restaurant sits about 50 people and this place was bursting at the seems during a busy Thursday lunch rush. Big crowds aren't always a clue that a restaurant is good, but it was definitely enough to pique my interest.

Good Mexican Food Does Exist Outside of Homestead!

November 5, 2012


On one of my recent lazy Sundays, my friend and I found ourselves driving down US1 from Fort Lauderdale looking for food. I was craving Mexican food, but didn't have the energy to drive to BFE Homestead. I then remembered Cheen Huaye in Aventura had good Mexican food, but it had been a long while since I had been. It was was definitely time to revisit.

We walked up to a relatively busy restaurant and sat inside because it was way to damn hot to sit outside (sitting outside in Miami heat is only for tourists and masochists). We were promptly served housemade chips and salsa. I loved the salsa, they fire roast their own rajas and make this smokey, lightly spicy salsa all on their own. Definitely inhaled these and could not stop eating them.