Tag Archives: Culture Through Cuisine
Breakfast at the News Cafe

Breakfast at the News Cafe

Better breakfast options exist on Ocean Drive when searching solely on food. But people flock to the iconic News Cafe in South Beach for good reason. It’s an institution. And you don’t see the Miami Herald or the NY Times at too many tables, the news shared here is not in the paper. This is […]

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The Tropical Garden Brunch Adventure

The Tropical Garden Brunch Adventure

Sometimes the setting makes the meal. Sometimes, it’s the views, and other times it’s the mission of a place that can make every bite taste a tad better. At the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, an exquisite brunch with an outside garden view made for a perfect Easter Sunday meal. Sunday brunch, buffet style, included unlimited […]

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Tasting the Good Life in South Beach – Vita by Baoli

Tasting the Good Life in South Beach – Vita by Baoli

I firmly believe we all need to treat ourselves. We must take time to enjoy life’s many pleasures. For many, including myself, that occasionally translates into tasting great cuisine. Simply, food is more than subsistence. Good food makes a good day and great food makes for a great day. And when you travel to South […]

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Miami’s Downtown Delight – Bin18

Miami’s Downtown Delight – Bin18

A few years ago, I searched for a place to spend time in downtown Miami.  I figured I’d write, entertain a bite to eat and perhaps a cocktail; I held low expectations. But, I stumbled on a place I’d return to week after week and then again the following year.  I discovered the downtown delight […]

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Cuban Cuisine at Havana Harry’s

Cuban Cuisine at Havana Harry’s

When asked to name the most popular ethnic cuisine in Miami most people think Cuban. And those that provide a different answer probably don’t even consider Cuban ethnic but rather native cuisine. During my time in Kendall, Miami I met many Cuban-Americans. Some even told me stories of how their family left a Castro controlled […]

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The Seafood Blues of Cape Town

The Seafood Blues of Cape Town

After the Camps Bay cocktail and then watching the  Atlantic Ocean sunset, I walked back down the oceanfront street to return to Blues for dinner. The place recommended by the hotel concierge, provided a clean, open air setting, a vibe for great seafood. The open kitchen provided full view to us watch the chef prepare […]

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The Grand Time of Camps Bay

The Grand Time of Camps Bay

I arrived in Camps Bay, the glitzy oceanfront neighborhood of Cape Town a few hours early. And after finding the restaurant slated for dinner, I decided to walk along the seashore and pass time. The roar of the ocean, the smell of the Atlantic, and the refreshing afternoon breeze put my mind very far away […]

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The Royale with Cheese, Cape Town’s Best Burger

The Royale with Cheese, Cape Town’s Best Burger

The burger. Regardless of where you are in the States, you can usually find a good, even a great burger place. Yet, such a quest can prove rather challenging outside America. Even in destination where you sink your teeth into the very best steak on the planet, as in Argentina (I lived in Buenos Aires nearly two months), the burger […]

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