Hilton Aventura Miami: A Destination Within an Oasis

  The affluent North Miami enclave of Aventura is resplendent with towering condo buildings and world-class, international shopping.  Close to South Florida’s beaches, night life, golf courses and casinos (Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino is less than a 10-minute drive), Aventura is a more subtle version of Miami’s fast-paced lifestyle. The new Hilton Aventura Miami […]

Chef Richard Hales’ Society Barbecue brings Texas Q to Miami

Chef Richard Hales began is love affair with Texas barbecue at the top. Some six years ago, Hales, founder of Miami-based Grateful Hospitality restaurant group (Society Barbecue, Bird & Bone, and Blackbrick Chinese & Dim Sum), ventured to Austin, Texas, home of Franklin Barbecue. Understand that in Austin, the surrounding Hill Country and everywhere in […]

Centurion Restaurant Group unveils new offerings at SoFla’s Bulla Gastrobar and Beehive Kitchen

Centurion Restaurant Group has a couple of new offerings at its South Florida Bulla Gastrobar Beehive Kitchen locations that should interest SoFla foodies. Bulla Gastrobar is now offering catered boxed lunches to all its Miami locations. Those looking for Bulla’s catered boxed lunch can choose from a variety Spanish favorites, including paella. Other individually packaged […]

Saying Thanks: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa offering SoFla’s teachers, first responders, military, discounts on bookings and amenities

Here’s a great deal from one of South Florida’s great resorts. As more people get vaccinated and again think about traveling, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura is offering special rates and other benefits to some of South Florida’s hardworking heroes who have been working nonstop during this challenging time. Offers can […]

Celebrate National Beer Day in South Florida

National Beer Day (yes, it is a thing) is April 7. So, with that mind, here’s a few of my favorite South Florida spots for brews and bites. Bulla Gastrobar (Coral Gables, The Falls, Doral) Celebrate National Beer Day with $7 beer sangrias served all day long. Pisco Y Nazca (Kendall, Doral) The great Peruvian eatery […]

Spring into new menu items at SoFl restaurants

Now that Spring has sprung, here’s a look some spring menus at three of my favorite South Florida dining spots. Brunch at W Miami’s ADDiKT restaurant features an omelette station, as well as the “must have’’ Salmon Toast, all surrounded by views of Biscayne Bay. Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 3:00pm […]

A look at some package deals at Miami Beach hotels

  With travel restrictions lifting and COVID-19 vaccines increasing daily, there are plenty of good staycation opportunities and last-minute trips to Miami Beach. Here’s a look at a few: The Betsy Hotel: One of my favorite SoFla luxury boutique hotels, The Betsy, anchors the quiet end of Ocean Drive. Many of its rooms have balconies […]