Archive for 2007

October 8th, 2007

Feed the Parents: A quick guide

Before our parents arrived in Miami for my birthday celebration, D and I gave much thought to where we wanted to feed them. Places that would satisfy both tastes, — my parents are Latin; his are American — somewhat showcase Miami and not empty our their wallets. We did good, for they left happily fed […]

October 3rd, 2007

Mango — and almost lime — cake

You gotta love friends. The kind that make you laugh, help you out, care for you; the kind that on your birthday surprise you with a mango cake and tell you about their unsuccessful efforts to find little limes to put on it. Hey, thought’s what counts. And I loved my birthday cakes. They were […]

October 1st, 2007

Birthday No. 30 at Bin No. 18

No, I’m not trapped under a rock. Today I turn 30 plus one day, you see, and I had a very eventful birthday weekend with lots of food in the company of family and friends. I would’ve told about it much sooner but with my and D’s family in town for the big celebration, time […]

September 27th, 2007

Eating Las Vegas

Checking in from the Las Vegas airport. I’m tired. And not because I partied too hard, no. It’s because I was working, traveling (I hit four airports in one day), sleep deprived and congested. I think I’m allergic to Las Vegas or maybe it was just the smoky and ridiculously cold air at our hotel, […]

September 20th, 2007

Anticipating Bouchon

It’s the closest to Thomas Keller I’ll get for now. Bouchon Las Vegas. T-minus three days … Take a peek. tags: Bouchon, Las Vegas, Thomas Keller Tweet

September 19th, 2007

Miami food blogs

When I began blogging, I couldn’t find many food blogs in Miami. There existed JeffEats, which is from Broward and seems to no longer exist, and Miami Foodie, which was abandoned. Now, though, now is different. Old-time Miami bloggers give food its fair share of coverage on their blogs, but blogs exclusively about food in […]

September 17th, 2007

Become South Florida’s top chef

It’s cooking contest time. NBC6 is running Chef Challenge, a contest in which chefs or anyone with culinary experience gets a shot at working at a professional kitchen – the professional kitchen of Little Palm Island Resort, that is. Here’s how it works: submit your resume and an original entree recipe that can be prepared […]

September 16th, 2007

A little housekeeping (Updated)

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the past two weekends making some changes to mango&lime that, I hope, will make it a little better. First, if you really, really want one more daily email delivered to your inbox, I’ve added a box in the sidebar where you can sign up to have mango&lime […]

September 13th, 2007

Tour the new Coral Gables Whole Foods

Whole Foods in the Gables opens Wednesday, September 26 (yippeee!), but if you make reservations here, you can sign up for a one-hour tour of their store Monday, September 24. I, unfortunately, will be out of town. Argh! [Via Coral Gables Blogspot] Whole Foods 6701 Red Road Coral Gables 305.421.9421 [tags] Whole Foods, Coral Gables […]

September 12th, 2007

Eating in exile – Gourmet goes Latin

For the past two days, I’ve been reveling in the latest issue of Gourmet magazine the Latino America issue. If it weren’t for Elise of Simply Recipes and her Puerto Rican friend Maria, I might have missed it, but I’m glad that, albeit late, I learned about it and got my hands on a copy. […]

September 9th, 2007

Chipotle opens Friday

Advisor Girl over at Chowhound has a love affair with Chipotle, which led to her near-stalking of the self-proclaimed gourmet burrito chain. Her devotion paid off with a great tip for her and other Chipotle fans. The restaurant officially opens in North Miami Beach on Friday, but on Thursday you can sample their food for […]

September 6th, 2007

Miami Spice: River Oyster Bar

As I waited to use the restroom at The River Oyster Bar yesterday, I read the restaurant’s glowing reviews, nicely framed and hung on the walls, and wondered what had gone wrong with our Miami Spice lunch there. It was my first time at the restaurant and I had read great comments so I didn’t […]

September 4th, 2007

Filipino bites at Port of Miami

If you like Filipino delicacies like pork chocolate and fried squid — I personally have never tasted either, but I’m tempted — you can find them at Irving Matutina’s food truck at the Port of Miami. Read more in the Sun Post’s article by Danny Brody, who has contributed to this blog a few times […]

September 3rd, 2007

On the Road: Cova

This weekend I’m visiting my parents in Houston. Typically I don’t travel this much, believe me. But that’s beside the point. Yesterday evening, I invited my parents and my brother to Cova, a wine bar we first visited a few years ago at my brother’s suggestion. Located in a shopping plaza in Houston’s Kirby Drive, […]

September 1st, 2007

Miami Spice: The Grill at the Setai

I was long overdue for another Miami Spice outing, so I gathered a group and headed to the Setai. The Restaurant was top on my list but for some reason they didn’t have reservations at the time we wanted. We were a large party of seven so I figured we’d try The Grill. Couldn’t be […]

August 31st, 2007

What’s a chef to do without his taste?

What torture, not only to a chef, but to anyone. Interesting story (free for non-subscribers today only) in the Wall Street Journal about chef Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago, who was recently diagnosed with tongue cancer. The disease was so advanced that three doctors told him the only way to cure it was to […]

August 30th, 2007

Four o’clock sugar bug

It always happens at around 4 p.m. That little voice in your stomach, that little craving sending signals to your brain. That urge for sugar — or caffeine. Work, once again, has my mind spinning and after long hours of meetings, I sat here drained. So I took a little detour to my blog reader […]

August 28th, 2007

On the road: Fox & Obel

The more I visit Chicago, the more I like it. I love the people, the parks and flowers, the lake, the architecture … I’m sure it would only take me one winter to hate it, but for now I have nothing but love for the city. And discovering Fox & Obel this weekend just added […]

August 27th, 2007

La verdad about VerDaddy’s

Being that airlines no longer even give you a peanut sample on their flights, I was in dire need of a bite when I arrived back in Miami yesterday evening. Somehow we ended up at Ver-Daddy’s, the taco shop on 75th and Biscayne that we always drive by and say we have to try. A […]

August 24th, 2007

Away once again

This time in Chicago, so posting will be sparse to none. Be back soon! Tweet

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