Hooray for National Margarita Day, Feb. 22

Looking for some places to celebrate National Margarita Day on Feb. 22? Here a couple of my favorite SoFla spots: Cantina Laredo in The Village at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach is celebrating with its Perfect Patron ‘Rita! at a special price of $8 from Feb. 22-24. The restaurant has also launched new weekday lunch specials: […]

Tim and Cinzia Gaglio bring freshly prepared, uncluttered Italian-Sicilian cuisine to Delray Beach

Tim Gaglio looked out over the porch of Osteria Salina restaurant, just off East Atlantic Ave., in Delray Beach. The early afternoon crowd was just beginning to arrive at what once was an old beach house that several years ago was moved a few blocks west. By Gaglio’s count, Osteria Salina is the 38th restaurant […]

Chef Jose Pacheco showing off his Venezuelan cuisine at SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Miranda Cuisine & Bar, an off-the-beaten-path restaurant located inside the chic EB Hotel in Miami Springs, Fla., will be presenting for the first time at this year’s South Wine & Food Festival, Feb.21-25. Miranda Cuisine & Bar serves upscale international food with Latin touches, including traditional Venezuelan favorites created by Venezuelan-born Executive Chef Jose Pacheco. A​t Goya Foods’ […]

Parisian Restaurant & Wine Bar hosting wine pairing Feb. 22

The Parisian Restaurant & Wine Bar, one of North Palm Beach County’s top French restaurants, is hosting another of its outstanding wine pairings, Feb. 22, in Jupiter, Fla. http://www.theparisianrestaurant.com/ Here’s a look at the four-course menu: To Start Tarte Flambee puff pastry topped with caramelized onions, lardons, cheese and crème fraiche Rueda, Verdejo, Rueda Region, […]

That’s racin’ (and golf) in Daytona Beach

With football season in the rear-view mirror and baseball still on the horizon, let’s turn out sporting thoughts to two endeavors: NASCAR and golf. Each is easily found in Daytona Beach all year ‘round,in this famous beach city, beginning with this year’s Daytona 500, Feb. 18. Daytona International Speedway, just off the junction of Interstates […]

Chef Nicolay Adinaguev’s fresh take on classic Diplomat Prime at Diplomat Beach Resort

Chef Nicolay Adinaguev sometimes feels as if he’s won the lottery. The culinary lottery, that is. That’s no surprise given that Adinaguev is executive chef at the great Diplomat Prime steakhouse at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. Technically, Diplomat Prime was the sole surviving restaurant when the legendary resort began its multi-million renovation […]

Italian-inspired Gusto RistoBar opens in Doral

Gusto RistoBar, a “neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar’’ has opened in The Shops at Downtown Doral in western Miami-Dade County. www.gustoristobar.com Gusto RistoBar combines traditional Italian cuisine with Latin flavors, with a menu that includes pastas, rustic pizzas, main entrées inspired from Northern and Southern Italy, and an international selection of wines. “I want guests […]