Glass and Vine is located in Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. It was an ideal place, surrounded by lush vegetation, birds chirping in the trees, children playing in the park and a distant view of the bay. It was a beautiful day, with a mild wind wafting everywhere, slightly cloudy and not hot at all.
It is not often that my taste buds are surprised in such a startling way. I am very familiar with Peruvian cuisine having been to Perú on various occasions. The food at Pisco Y Nazca brought back delicious memories of the time spent in that beautiful country.
Situated in Miami Beach, Red restaurant serves exquisite steaks, shareable bar bites, interesting cocktails and has an extensive wine list.
At Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria everything is made from scratch using fresh and local ingredients and authentic Italian flair.
No, you don’t get inked while enjoying a delicious tacos at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but you will be impressed by their exotic flavor combinations.
Chef Richard Hales has given birth to a restaurant using his travels and love for Asian flavors as his inspiration offering new and classic Chinese dishes.
With fresh flavors and a pure mission, Michael Schwartz’s Genuine Food & Drink is sharing its devotion of quality, local ingredients with Miami diners.
Is there such a thing as “guilt-free” pizza? After trying one at Power Pizzeria, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.
The concept of serving Latin and American inspired dishes using an eclectic array of ingredients is the secret to Jimmy’z success and a gift to our bellies.
In the mood for tapas? Visit the tiny taperia in the modern district of Miami. Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Taperia Raca, opened in February and it is a must-try.
Explore the flavors of Perú served at La Mar in Miami, Florida. Gastón Acurio, creates colorful fusion dishes that wow diners alongside the beautiful water.
Here are five favorite places to wine, dine and learn about Miami’s local culture thru the lens of food.
A beautiful photographic tour of the food at Poseidon Greek Restaurant in Miami Beach.
Learn the secrets to a Jamaican callaloo and bacalao breakfast.
Eating House, outside of Miami, dished up classic brunch fare with a twist.
Brenda Benoit tries out the colorful Haitian restaurant Tap Tap in Miami Beach, and falls in love with their equally colorful cuisine.
Brenda Benoit checks out Brio Tuscan Grille in Miami, and is pleasantly surprised with the ambience and service.
The décor is modern and stripped of any superfluous adornment, just a perfect balance of color and symmetry inside: a feast for all the senses.
Salads are good for you but they can be boring sometimes. Here is a way to enhance the flavors with a dressing that will not defeat the purpose of eating..
Sometimes, I miss things that are unique to my island and one of those things is the color and vibrancy of the Market Square in St. George’s.
This restaurant with a pool-view and a cool vibe, offers a variety of Italian dishes that are sure to tantalize and delight all of the senses.
Yardbird is a slang term for the common chicken, generally after being prepared for a meal. Quite a unique name for a restaurant.
This bistro run by Jean Paul Desmaison is an intimate venue and an ideal setting to try New World cuisine with a Peruvian touch.
Serving pizzas, salads, pastas, grilled fish and meat, diners enjoy northern Italian cuisine that use the highest quality ingredients at reasonable prices.
Swine is a restaurant dedicated to pork. A place to gather with friends and family, sip a little whiskey and be treated to Southern cooking and hospitality.
The Biltmore Hotel was built in 1926 and has quite a history. The hotel is gorgeous and has four distinct restaurants, each with their own personality.
Brenda Benoit shares with us her thoughts on the importance of food, and why she’s obsessed with taking pictures of it.
Even though the SLS is an upscale establishment, the food is pure simplicity prepared in an extraordinary way.
The summer months are almost upon us and this light and delightful recipe adapted from Chef José Andrés is always ready to refresh you on a hot day.
More than a restaurant, this is a place to chill, swim, bask in the sun and people watch while tasting the hot and steamy flavors of Miami Beach.
If you are in South Florida for Mother’s Day, consider spoiling Mom at these delicious destinations.
Temaris is a new sushi establishment that opened this past March that is making waves in the neighborhood of Brickell in Miami.
Brenda Benoit and a group of people got together at El Vato Tequila & Tacos Bar in Miami to pair delicious food with Tequila cocktails.
Situated at The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida Cookery Restaurant is mixing treasured old traditions with new innovations.
Juvia is not an ordinary spot as it is situated on the top of a building that offers a panoramic view of Miami Beach.
For Brenda Benoit, it was time to try Big City Tavern, a restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Surprises make life exciting and walking into this restaurant was like opening a door into an adventure that takes you to Southeast Asia.
Imagine being able to order drinks, make a reservation for dinner, place a room service order or rent a car, all before arriving to your hotel using an app that can be downloaded before you check-in?
Downtown Miami has a newcomer restaurant that is sleek, modern and stylish. It offers a vast array of Pan Latin dishes and trendy drinks. The Chef is Richard Sandoval who grew up in Mexico City and learned to respect fresh and authentic ingredients from his grandmother. So what is he doing in Miami? We visited his new venture, Toro Toro, to find out.
A great red brick building erected on the side of a high-rise, offers some seafood and steak that can leave you breathless in more ways than one.
Steak 954 is a well-designed restaurant with impressive views of the beach. It serves a variety of great dishes made with fresh ingredients.
So, you’ve cooked a big turkey, and then there is so much left. What to do? This breakfast hash from db Bistro Moderne to the rescue.
This lovely oceanfront restaurant in Ft Lauderdale offers a selection of Southeast Asian specialties created by Chef Subin Chankesorn.
In a little strip mall in Florida, there’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall called SooWoo Bistro that offers interesting Japanese Korean cuisine.
After visiting The Bazaar, and tasting food that makes you think about flavors, you know that something innovative is happening in Miami.
Brenda Benoit was in need of comfort food and stopped by a recently opened Bar-B-Q restaurant in Miami.
Chef Ludek Munzar is creating modern European dishes, exposing Miami to exciting flavors with a touch of molecular cuisine.
Bahama Breeze Island Grille introduces eight new cocktails, and with new drinks, come new small plates Brenda Benoit just had to try.
Chef Julie Frans is committed to spreading the message of the importance of eating healthy and putting the rainbow on children’s plates.
Inspired by the history of Simon Bolivar, Bolivar Restaurant brings an exotic fusion of Colombian, Peruvian and Venezuelan cuisine.
In an outdoor terrace this little gem of a restaurant sits amid a fountain, tropical foliage and flowers.
SAIA, a modern Southeast Asian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, serves up two patriot-styled 4th of July cocktails.
Brenda Benoit checks out the Two Chefs restaurant in South Miami.
Brenda Benoit visited the Old Lisbon Restaurant in Coral Way some time ago, and decided to try the newer location on Sunset Drive.
Brenda Benoit checks out the Mediterranean cooking at the Alhambra Eatery in Miami, Florida.
When Brenda Benoit’s family gets a sudden hunger attack their first instinct is to head straight to Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine.
Is there such a thing as “guilt-free” pizza? After trying one at Power Pizzeria, the…
Locally grown produce is fresher and tastes better, uses less fuel and generates less pollution.
If you are in the mood for some noodles, exotic Asian fare and Bubble Tea visit Lan Pan Asian Café in Miami and you will not be disappointed.
The Rusty Pelican is an iconic restaurant located in Key Biscayne staring right across the bay into Downtown Miami.