December 5, 2017

Habitat :: Miami (UPDATE)

The food at Habitat in Miami is delightful, and the pricing fair. The food respects the elements and honours simplicity. I was impressed with the level of service from everyone in the restaurant.
October 6, 2017

Visa Infinite Dining Series – Brothers Food and Wine – Toronto

Brothers Food and Wine in Toronto hosted the Visa Infinite Dining Series, serving an insanely good meal from beginning to end. The evening was perfection.
March 22, 2017

Bakehouse Brasserie :: Miami (CLOSED)

The selection is outstanding at Bakehouse Brasserie in Miami. Everything is made fresh each morning and tastes amazing. I couldn't be happier, who doesn't love brunch?
February 21, 2017

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.
January 31, 2017

Artisan Beach House :: Bal Harbour (UPDATE)

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

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 (CLOSED)

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 10, 2017

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.
July 21, 2016

Culinary Travel with Delectable Destinations

If you are tired of large group, canned itinerary trips, and instead seek a smaller group with a more attentive host, and a slower pace where you can savour local tastes – this may be just the thing for you.
June 16, 2016

Concession Road :: Toronto (CLOSED)

The Chef is Japanese but classically trained in French cooking. He worked with Jamie Kennedy as a sous chef at Crush Wine Bar, and you can tell when you eat the twice-fried French fries. This neighbourhood bistro is a French restaurant with a modern flair and some global influences.
June 6, 2016

Interview with It’s Droolworthy – Curator of the Divine

It was an honour to be interviewed by It's Droolyworthy! Here's a tease: ID: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far with the blog? SS: Doing a blog is a lot of work, long hours and way too much eating. It is also rewarding to get instant feedback and watching your followers grow. Seeing so many talented chefs, artists, and business people in various fields who are so creative. I have seen thousands of other people who share my interests and passion through social media. I have learned there is a growing interest in elevated food experiences. People want to be engaged and more educated about food than ever before.
May 21, 2016

The Brain Project Exclusive Sneak Peek Party @ Bulgari :: Yorkdale, Toronto

Nathalie Diamantis of Bulgari, flew in from New York to oversee the evening. Champagne was flowing and chef Victor Barry of PIANO PIANO was there to greet guests and supervise the wonderful hors d'oeuvres being passed around.
May 6, 2016

Art Chat with Teresita Fernandez :: Bal Harbour, Miami

Unscripted Bal Harbour held another interesting Art Chat on April 28th, 2016, at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour. A full house came out to hearMr. Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and a curator, writer and educator, interview world renown artist, Teresita Fernandez.
May 5, 2016

PB Station :: Miami (CLOSED)

This is the Pubbelly boys first restaurant off the beach. Considering it has only been open a few weeks you would think they would be present to make sure things were running smoothly. I kept reading that this restaurant is like nothing you've seen before. Well, I hope not nor do I wish to see it again.
March 21, 2016

Jazz in the Gardens 2016 :: Miami

We attended with friends of Usher and got to enjoy the concert backstage and up close. Let me tell you, these artists put on a stupendous show. The highlight of the evening was meeting Usher – he was a true gentleman, very friendly and humble. His wife and manager, Grace Miguel, treated us like rock stars. Amazing evening!
March 18, 2016

Shanea Now a Contributor for SocialMiami.com

We're excited to announce that you can now find Shanea Savours Miami restaurant reviews on SocialMiami.com. To celebrate becoming a Contributor, @ShaneaSavours is taking over @SocialMiami's twitter this weekend as an introduction to their 50k+ follower family.
March 16, 2016

Alter Restaurant (take two) :: Miami

We opted for a chef's tasting at $65 for five courses, two appetizers, two mains and a dessert, which is a relative bargain. It works out to $13 per course. Yes they are tiny portions but each dish is labour intensive and has good quality ingredients. I think for a first time here that is the way to go so you can sample some of Chefs Brad Kilgore’s cooking. But a la carte is also an option. The wine list was also quite reasonable. We enjoyed a bottle of Whispering Angel Rose that went well with our dinner. Please note the prices have not increased in the past year.
February 19, 2016

Hyde Beach Kitchen and Cocktails :: Miami (CLOSED)

To be fair I have only been here once and I couldn't sample all the dishes I would have liked to. The ambience is relaxed and sophisticated with a nautical beach chic look. There is lots of wood , stone floors, an open kitchen and a lovely outside bar area and patio that would be glorious on a nice day. It was closed for our dinner for some reason and it was an icebox inside the restaurant, strike one. They try to seat us at the worst table next to the kitchen entrance and by the waiters station, strike two.
February 5, 2016

Ni.Do. Caffé :: Miami Shores (CLOSED)

Ni.Do. Caffé first opened about five years ago in the MiMo area of Miami to rave reviews. I loved the food and the casual ambience there. However when I ate there several months ago it wasn't up to its typical high standards. So it was with trepidation that I tried the new location at 11052 Biscayne Blvd.
January 23, 2016

Art Palm Beach :: January 20-24, 2016

Celebrating its 19th year, ArtPalmBeach is the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida's Gold Coast.
December 29, 2015

Talde Restaurant :: Miami (CLOSED)

The experience of Talde Restaurant in the Thompson Hotel on 4041 Collins Avenue, starts at the entrance. It's cool, you feel like you are going through some graffiti strewn back alley. The dining room has a large shipping container in the center of the room and has banquets as part of it. There is a lot of hand painted graffiti throughout. The music is VERY loud, making it hard to talk. The majority of the music is hip hop. Overall the atmosphere is fun and casual.
December 26, 2015

Via Verdi Cucina Rustica :: Miami (UPDATE)

We had the pleasure of eating at Via Verdi and we were impressed with the food as well as the warm welcome from the Carro brothers and their staff. A special shout out to Fabrizio who really made our dinner very special with his meal suggestions and conversation.
December 19, 2015

Dear Family and Friends –

I have some exciting news to share with you! On the suggestion of many of you I have decided to start a blog for my restaurant and destination reviews from home to around the world. Over the last couple weeks I have been with a designer to launch the blog (for those who were wondering why you haven't heard from me lately, now you know why!) and I am here to invite you to the virtual unveiling!
December 16, 2015

The Continental Restaurant :: Miami (CLOSED)

There have been many new restaurant openings in Miami since the summer. One of the new ones is The Continental on 2360 Collins Avenue at 23rd street.
December 16, 2015

Beachcraft Restaurant :: Miami (CLOSED)

Last year the Matador in the Edition Hotel was the THE new hot spot in Miami. This year I predict the newly remodeled One Hotel and its new restaurant Beachcraft will be wildly popular.
December 16, 2015

Bazi Restaurant :: Miami (CLOSED)

Bazi restaurant (CLOSED) at 1200 Collins is another new restaurant that opened recently in Miami. It is located in the lobby of the beautiful Art Deco Marlin hotel.
November 22, 2015

Great People Watching :: Art Miami 2015

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September 23, 2015

Cena Restaurant :: Miami (CLOSED)

Michelle Bernstein finally reopened her restaurant after a renovation. This was a highly anticipated meal for us. The restaurant is no longer called Michy's but it is now Cena. The restaurant is very cool looking, it is a 60's modern look of old Miami.
January 22, 2015

Rome/Florence Restaurants 2015

1) Roscoli, great deli/restaurant near the Campo Fiori, amazing carbonara and burrata. The tomato soup is wonderful and so are all the cheeses. They have a […]
December 22, 2014

Food Scenes from New York

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