Party hardy in South Florida for the Fourth of July

South Florida really doesn’t need another excuse to party. But what the heck? It’s nearing the Fourth of July, so it’s my patriotic duty to provide you with some of my favorite SoFla party spots. 1 Hotel South Beach  Miami Beach Specialty drinks and patriotic slushies from Tito’s vodka are just the beginning of what 1 […]

Lima at Atton Brickell Miami expands its lunch options

Looking for a great lunch in Miami’s Financial District? Lima at Atton Brickell Miami, the Peruvian-inspired restaurant has expanded its culinary options to cater to health-conscious professionals. The executive lunch menu, priced at $16, features a variety of appetizers and entrées flavored with Latin American flair. The two-course menu, served from Monday through Friday, from noon to […]

L’Auberge Del Mar names Leaver as chef de cuisine

L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, has named Collin Leaver as chef de cuisine. He will collaborate with the resort’s executive chef, Nathan Lingle, on menu development, combining his certified pizzaiolo and Italian influences with fresh ingredients to create new and contemporary menus. www.LAubergeDelMar.com www.DestinationHotels.com. “Collin is a highly accomplished culinarian with a diverse industry […]

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country gets a new look

One of my favorite Southwest resorts – the  JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa – has refreshed its restaurants and lobby spaces.  Inspired by the Texas Hill Country and the resort’s scenic and natural surroundings, the new design, created by the design firm Seifert Murphy, reflects its regional surroundings throughout the resort. Located […]

Sydney Semedo new executive chef at West Palm Beach Marriott’s Bistro Ten Zero One

The West Palm Beach Marriott has named as its new executive chef.  Semedo will oversee the Marriott’s signature restaurant, Bistro Ten Zero One, along with the hotel’s in-house banquet and catering services. Semedo, originally from Cape Verde Island in West Africa, comes to Bistro after working as executive chef for Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. “My […]