Maureen Aimee Mariano
Maureen Aimee Mariano is a freelance food writer for Miami New Times. She earned a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Florida before making her way back to the 305, the city that first fueled her insatiable appetite for food and adventure. She puts her passion to practice during her exploration of the neighborhood's top eats for New Times' "Ten Best" food lists.
6 hours ago | Best of Miami
There’s no need to harp on the “bacon makes everything better” camp. If you’re alive and eat meat, you already know this. So let the food do the talking: Crunch into bacon-wrapped plantains — because Miami — wrap your head around bacon pizza, or i...
15 days ago | Best of Miami
The key to happiness comes in different forms and flavors. For many, it’s circular in shape, delightfully sweet in taste but tart enough to make you pucker. It’s a major key DJ Khaled has yet to mention: key lime pie. As Florida’s official state...
2 months ago | Lists
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there's no need to stop celebrating. Nothing says “I love carbs” like Italian food, and nothing says Italian food like a big bowl of pasta. Sorry, pizza: It’s pasta's time to shine. From authentic creations r...
3 months ago | Best of Miami
Dating in Miami can be downright disastrous. But finding the perfect dinner spot to take that special someone once you’ve finally found him or her is not a problem. Miami’s proximity to the coast allows many eateries to take advantage of water vie...
3 months ago | Lists
Another NFL season draws to a close. Although the Miami Dolphins ended their resilient season earlier than what fans desperately prayed for, there’s still plenty more NFL action to be had when the New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons at N...
4 months ago | Best of Miami
After a week of partying hard to ring in the New Year, Miami is need of a major recovery plan. A hearty carb-and coffee-loaded brunch usually does the trick, but it’s a bold, salty and savory bloody mary that works wonders no matter the time of da...