Neil Vazquez

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Stoli Elit Pairing Dinner at City Hall Wows Locals

    Last week, Stoli unveiled it's latest high-end vodka line to a crowd of eager locals at Biscayne Boulevard hotspot City Hall. The event was a joint collaboration between mixologist Gil Lopez and chef Luis Lopez Jr. Together they planned a menu that combined the tasty offering City Hall is known for, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Sneak Peek of Concrete Beach Brewery in Wynwood, Opening Later This Fall

    Recently, the New Times got a sneak peak into Wynwood's latest microbrewery. I know what you're thinking: another artisanal beer company setting up shop in Miami's graffiti-covered arts district? Yes, located steps away from Wynwood Brewery, Concrete Beach is the latest but hopefully not the last cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Divino Ceviche Celebrates Third Anniversary With New Menu

    Divino Ceviche celebrated its third anniversary at its cozy Gables location with a pisco-addled shindig. To commemorate the occasion, chef-owner Christian Encalada invited his close friend chef Frabricio Pareja of North Miami Beach's Cholo Ceviche and Grill. Together they concocted a menu that highl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Miami's Six Best Blood and Guts Dishes: From Veal Kidney to Pig Stomach

    Conventional forms of meat consumption are so passe in our post- Andrew Zimmern world. Ever since Bizarre Foods came on the scene, budding foodies have been trying to outdo themselves in the consumption of exotic and stomach-churning meals. Along with insect larvae, and durian, offal (a euphemism fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Hold the Sugar: Savory Cocktails to Try in Miami

    Ever since Broken Shaker came onto the scene, South Beach has gone insane for any effervescent cocktail confection infused with the requisite amount of fresh herbs, fruits, and condiments. Drinks like basil lime cucumber sidecars and whiskey pomegranate thyme old fashions have become staples as bars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Pitaya: Step Aside Acai, There's a New Superfood in Town

    Acai berries and their frozen pulp counterpart have become one of the most popular superfoods in the country, despite its inscrutable pronunciation. For centuries, the indigenous tribes of the Amazon have consumed the berries for their medicinal properties, and ever since Rio became the summer boom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Richard's Fruit Center: Great Juice Without SoBe Prices

    There's no greater guilt-inducing purchase than juicing. Though it's endorsed by celebrities as varied as Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Simmons, and Russell Brand, the health-conscious creations don't come cheap. Let's be honest, how many times have you illegally parked your car on Purdy Ave. to purchase ... More >>