Cassie Glenn

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    August 20, 2014

    Janette & Co. Opens in Coral Gables: French Macarons Done Right

    Let's start with the basics: macarons and macaroons are not the same thing. So dispel any image in your head of coconutty cake balls (macaroons) and instead, visit Janette & Co for a taste of France's beloved sweet treat (macarons). Quentin and Agnes Garrigou opened their first shop in South Miami ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    Miami Chefs Host Fundraising Events for Fit to Fight Challenge

    While we're getting fatter taking advantage of Miami Spice, the chefs behind those meals are slimming down for a good cause. As part of the Fit to Fight challenge, 12 local toques have committed to lose weight while raising funds to benefit Live to Fight, a nonprofit that supports individuals with l ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Bar Lab and Norwegian Cruise Line Expand Boozy Partnership

    Bar Lab's Gabriel Orta may not be an avid cruiser but he is tapping into the minds of those that love to sail at sea by expanding a previously announced partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line. Now, cocktails crafted by Bar Lab will soon be available on board all of Norwegian's ships year-round. Ort ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Latin House: Chefs Talk Sangria Don Chu and New Pines Location

    If you've ventured to Latin House Burger & Taco Bar, we hope you've ordered the sangria. Since January 2013, Latin House has been the proud sole purveyor of Sangria Don Chu, a tasty libation made weekly by Maria Rita Rivera. Originally a "stalker" of chef Michell Sanchez's Latin House food truck (th ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Threefold Cafe: Aussie Breakfast All Day Long

    When Melbourne transplants Teresa and Nick Sharp arrived in Miami, they soon discovered a culinary void. While Cuban tostadas, French croissants, and New York bagels run rampant, authentic Aussie eats are hard to come by. The couple decided to blend their native city's coffee philosophy with fresh ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Tapas y Taps: Whole Foods Coral Gables' New Boozy Hangout

    Have you ever walked through Whole Foods and thought, "I really need a drink"? Maybe that feeling comes while perusing their extensive wine selection. Perhaps it hits when your shopping companion won't stop complaining about that awesome soccer match he's missing at home. Well now, there's a spot wh ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Ten Best Nutella Dishes in Miami

    Nutella turns 50 this year and we couldn't let the occasion pass without some fanfare. Whether lathered in a hot crepe from a cart on the sidewalks of France or scooped straight out of the jar with your finger, this hazelnut spread of the gods deserves our utmost appreciation. New York City is cele ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Taste of Doral: Local Favorites and Chains Offer Deals Throughout July

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week just ended, and Miami Spice begins in one month. So where can you find discounted prix fixes in the interim? Try the third-annual Taste of Doral. Organized by the Doral Chamber of Commerce, the event is intended to boost economic development while exposing visitors and r ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    World Cup 2014: How to Make a Caipirinha from Edge Steak & Bar's Copa Lounge

    World Cup mania is in full swing! A country that rarely shows interest in soccer is now crowding bars and restaurants around the city to catch the action. Maybe it's for the sake of feeling part of all or maybe it's because we're truly engulfed with pride for the red, white, and blue. One thing we'r ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Donut Divas: Deep Fried Fair Grub All Year Round

    When push comes to shove, the food is the number one reason you'll find us at the fair. Giant elephant ears, footlong corn dogs, and even those barbecue meat parfaits, this annual event is the perfect excuse to throw caloric cares out the window and indulge. Now, what if we told you all your fair ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Daddy Brews: Get Schooled in the Art of Beer Making

    Miami's craft beer scene is very much alive and growing. It seems locals are realizing beer was made for more than just frat parties or $10 buckets. We now see it should be appreciated with the same respect as a fine red wine. No, really. Jacob Lindsay, owner of Daddy Brews, is not shy to tell you ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Verdejo Day is June 12: Win Tickets to Wine Party at Soho Beach House

    Move over Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, there's a new white wine in town. We are talking about Verdejo, a white wine already among the most popular in Spain that is looking to make its mark in America. To celebrate, Spanish wine region D.O. Rueda has declared June 12 the first annual ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Returns: Win VIP Tickets to Taste of the Gables

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week is back, but don't let the name deceive you. The event is actually three weeks long, affording you ample time to eat your way around the neighborhood. From June 9 to June 29, more than 35 of the area's restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at a discount ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    345 Caffe Italiano: Casual Italian Fare in Coral Gables

    As seems to be the trend these days, 345 Caffe Italiano opened almost a year ago but celebrated its official "grand opening" last month. From the outside, it looks almost too manufactured to be decent. With the restaurant logo and pictures of food plastered across the red and white tables and walls, ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    Chef Aaron Brooks Talks Aussie Lamb, Aussie Roots

    As we wrote last week, Australian Lamb has invaded the Magic City. As part of Meat & Livestock Australia's nationwide push of the protein, restaurants around Miami will serve up their spin on lamb. Aussie Chef Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak & Bar is at the helm of the event. On May 31, Edge is hosting ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Returns for Second Year

    Stone crab season ended last week but it's never too early to start dreaming of its return. To mark the anticipated occasion, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Event is already planning their big celebration. After hosting more than 6,000 people for last year's inaugural event, the organizers are ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Ten Reasons to Try Bellmont Restaurant in Coral Gables

    Bellmónt Restaurant quietly opened on Miracle Mile last fall. On a busy street that seems to have a restaurant pop up weekly, it's not always easy to be the new kid on the block. Owner Sergio Catalina Bellmónt knows this firsthand. While the restaurant was originally set up to also be a bakery, he ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Milkshake Man Mitch Freedman: MVP of Miami Hurricane Baseball Games

    The Canes are currently ranked No. 8 in the Baseball America rankings. But what's the real reason you'll find a lot of fans heading to Alex Rodriguez Park? The milkshakes. Creamy concoctions so good spectators don't mind missing an inning or two to wait in line. Mitch Freedman is the man you'll al ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Ruth Reichl Talks New Novel at Books & Books

    Ruth Reichl has a résumé any food writer would envy. As a national bestselling author, restaurant critic for both the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, and editor-in-chief of Condé Nast's former Gourmet magazine, she has made her mark in the culinary world. Now, she is dipping her toes in the ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Graze Delivers Portion-Controlled Snacks Deskside for $6

    Few things can make being chained to a desk all day enjoyable. Most of us stare at the clock until one of the most exciting parts of our day rolls around, lunchtime. There's nothing like taking a break to enjoy last night's leftovers or that sandwich you had delivered from the joint down the street. ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Ten Best Places to Watch the Heat Game

    The White Hot Heat is back. Whether you're a diehard fan who never misses a game or the kind who digs your number 6 jersey out of the back of your closet when playoffs roll around, it's always fun to rally behind the home team. With one win under its belt and tonight's game at 7 p.m. at home and br ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Where to Celebrate World Book Day

    Today is World Book and Copyright Day. It was first organized and celebrated by UNESCO in 1995. The date April 23 was selected to coincide with a Spanish festival honoring legendary author Miguel de Cervantes and also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Today, more than 100 countrie ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Wine By the Bay in Downtown Miami: Taste Wines From Around the World

    It's hard to capture Stefano Campanini's attention for more than a couple minutes. As owner of Downtown Miami's Wine By the Bay, he has a passion for the product and a charming Italian demeanor that have earned him many fans who continually wave as they walk by or stop in to say hello and grab a bot ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Tweet Ben and Jerry's for Free Ice Cream

    As if we couldn't already thank Ben & Jerry's enough for bringing us Free Cone Day last week, now their tour is back in Miami for its fourth year and feeding the masses. With temperatures already creeping into the 80s, this ice-cream truck for grownups is a welcome visitor. Simply tweet @BenJerrys ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Pincho Factory Offers Free Beer Tonight at Sweetness Bake Shop

    Pincho Factory's toston burger won over Hoda and Kathie Lee on the Today Show last month. That gave locals a reason to be thankful Nedal Ahmad's creation is readily available when hunger pangs hit. After opening his second location in Coral Gables last August, Ahmad is ready to expand again. This ti ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Tonight on Man vs. Food Nation: Conch and Vanilla Ice in Key West (Video)

    Travel Channel Adam Richman and Vanilla Ice take on Blue Heaven​We wish we had Adam Richman's job. This former soap actor and graduate of the Yale School of Drama has made his mark on the world not by reciting Shakespeare - but by eating massive amounts of food on Travel Channel's Man ... More >>