Meet Shanea

I may not be a professional writer, but I consider myself a professional eater ... on the recommendation of friends and family I've started this blog. I love to eat, read about food, travel, shop, take in the arts, and explore new places. Focusing mostly on Toronto, my home base, Miami, my second home and New York and Italy where I travel to the most, while also featuring other places I'm fortunate enough to visit, I'll share with you my most savoury tidbits along the way.

I hope you can take something away with you, a restaurant to try, fantastic shopping experience, great hotel to stay in or something to do next time you visit a new locale.

Happy Dining,

Shanea


 

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February 21, 2017
A table at a restaurant

The Restaurant Commandments by Alan Richman

Loving Alan Richman's 30 commandments for making restaurants—and any dining-out experience—better in GQ. Spot on! Check them out here.
February 17, 2017
Art Wynwood-2017

Art Wynwood :: Miami

Art Wynwood has returned to Miami for its sixth edition. The fair features diverse artwork from galleries around the world. The five-day fair will continue through February 20th, 2017.
February 16, 2017
Cream Parlor, Miami

Cream Parlor :: Miami

At Miami's Cream Parlor expect generous hospitality, by owners who believe in their business, their community and their patrons, in a quaint, well priced, and inviting mom and pop operation. They are bringing their unique sense of style and favourite home recipes and serving them up all day long in their cozy environment.
February 15, 2017
Bazaar Mar SLS Brickell Miami

Bazaar Mar :: SLS Brickell, Miami

Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres at SLS Brickell offers a vibrant overwhelming mix of sophisticated and whimsical cuisine, in a playful, Mediterranean interior. The emphasis is on fresh fish from local and Caribbean waters. It is a meal to remember.
February 13, 2017
Bal Harbour Anniversary Celebration

Bal Harbour Anniversary Celebration :: Miami

Bal Harbour celebrated in style on February 12th, with over 2,000 people strong taking part to toast the 70th Anniversary of the village. It was the perfect night to come out and enjoy a special concert, party and fireworks right on the beach near the jetty behind the Ritz Carlton, Bal Harbour.
February 10, 2017
Tanuki, Miami

Tanuki :: Miami

Tanuki in Miami is lively, and colorful, with graffiti-covered walls, reclaimed wood and yellow leather banquets with blond wood tables and digital lights accenting a long wrap around bar. Samurai swords decorate the walls. The central focus of the room is a seven-foot statue of a Tanuki, a Japanese talisman said to bring good luck.
February 7, 2017
Cafe Roval, Miami

Cafe Roval :: Miami

Miami has a new "secret garden" – a romantic, lush oasis that doesn't feel like Miami but a little like Hawaii. Our evening was relaxed, intimate, and aesthetically appealing. They are open daily from 4pm till midnight and will soon be adding a Sunday brunch.
February 6, 2017
Blue Ribbon Sushi, Miami

Blue Ribbon Sushi :: Miami

Blue Ribbon Sushi has a brand new spot inside the Plymouth Hotel at 336 21st Street in Miami. Here they will service the hotel with an all-day food and bar program as well as a poolside menu.
February 2, 2017
Pubbelly Sushi, Brickell City Center

Pubbelly Sushi :: Brickell City Center, Miami

I am a big fan of the Pubbelly Group and in particular their sushi restaurant. I was happy to hear they were opening at the Brickell City Center at 701 South Miami Avenue. It is so refreshing to see malls like Bal Harbour and Brickell City Center opening quality restaurants.
January 31, 2017
Artisan Beach House Bal Harbour

Artisan Beach House :: Bal Harbour

At Artisan Beach House in Bal Harbour, Miami,say the food is rustic, but that's being modest. The dishes may read like comfort food but they are ambitious and infused with dynamic, energizing flavours.
January 26, 2017
Social Miami, Miami Beach Woman's Club and Creative Edge

A New Year in Miami PR – Social Miami & Miami Beach Woman’s Club

On January 25th, 2017 Melanie Cohen of Social Miami together with the Miami Beach Women's Club and Creative Edge Parties, hosted an event to celebrate "A New Year in Miami PR".
January 24, 2017
Mignonette Uptown Miami

Mignonette Uptown :: Miami

Mignonette Uptown in Miami is no frills, straightforward, simple, quality seafood in a comfortable and laid back atmosphere. I am always excited about the birth of a new restaurant, especially under the capable hands of Chef Serfer.
January 24, 2017
Toscana Divino, Miami

Toscana Divino :: Miami

Miami's Toscana Divino offers a selection of traditional Tuscan and "moderna" fare. The dishes are unexpected and sophisticated. The chef believes in providing quality, flavour and freshness in the artisanal approach of "Fatto in Casa".
January 18, 2017
Ferraro's Kitchen and Wine Bar Miami

Ferraro’s Kitchen and Wine Bar :: Miami

On a whim, I decided to try a new spot that I had heard nothing about. Located at 1099 NE 79th Street is a hidden gem you may not have heard of but you will be glad that you are now. Ferraro's Kitchen and Wine Bar is sure to impress.
January 17, 2017
lukes-lobster-brickell-city-centre

Luke’s Lobster :: Brickell City Centre

Luke's Lobster rolls in Brickell City Centre are the real deal, with ultra-fresh wild-caught Maine lobster. An exciting new addition to the Miami food scene, if you are a lobster fan it is not to be missed. The food made me hum, I will return!
January 15, 2017
Phuc Yea, Miami

Phuc Yea :: Miami

Phuc Yea was one of Miami's first pop-ups. It's since reopened in the trendy MiMo district. I would call the restaurant a mash-up of Vietnamese and bold Cajun flavours. The owners and staff were friendly and courteous and so it pains me to report I was not a big fan of the cuisine.
January 13, 2017
The Palm Beach Modern Contemporary

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary :: Miami

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary allows collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries alike the opportunity to admire or acquire investment quality blue chip contemporary post-war works by International galleries.
January 10, 2017
Casa Gioia, Miami

Casa Gioia :: Miami

I recently discovered Casa Gioia (which translates to "house of joy") in Miami – my new favourite bakery for 2016/2017. Everything is truly exceptional, artisanal and unique. It's a new local treasure for me, "sharing joy one bite at a time".
January 10, 2017
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Bar Mar :: Toronto (CLOSED)

Peruvian cuisine is among the most varied and best in the world. Each region has its own local culinary treasures depending on the climate and landscape, including influences from the indigenous population including the Incas as well as cuisines brought from Europe including Spain, Italy, and Germany. There can also be influences from Asia and West Africa as well.
January 9, 2017
Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only tropical zoo in the US. It's crowd pleasing for the young or old alike and a delightful way to spend a day.
January 8, 2017
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Shoushin Restaurant :: Toronto

Shoushin Restaurant in Toronto only uses the best, purest and most authentic ingredients. The chef's methods are very exacting and you can taste the difference, with wild caught fish and handmade wasabi.
January 7, 2017
Fantail Bakery-Cafe Toronto

Fantail Bakery & Café :: Toronto

Fantail Bakery & Café in Toronto has a warm comfortable atmosphere – it's a perfect neighborhood spot. It's family owned and operated by a New Zealand family.
January 6, 2017
Tarbell's, Pheonix Arizona

Tarbell’s :: Pheonix, Arizona

Tarbell's in Pheonix, Arizona consistently serves good food and keeps me coming back time and time again. The chef has a solid grasp of new American favourites and puts an upscale spin on them.
January 5, 2017
Sumo Maya, Scottsdale, Arizona

SumoMaya :: Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale's SumoMaya was created by Chefs Matt Zdeb and Hisao Andy Suzuki. Together they celebrate cuisines of Mexico and Asia, with a unique seasonal fusion cuisine.
January 4, 2017
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Cardon y El Tirano :: Miami

Cardon y El Tirano in Miami is creative, flavourful and eclectic. It's not all about the glitz like so many places, instead, it's modernizing the local food scene by bringing new, interesting choices to locals and tourists alike.