In 2007, when downtown Miami was not a desirable place to be after 5 o'clock, Juan Chipoco and Luis Hoyos took a chance and purchased a sliver of space known as La Cibeles Cuban Restaurant. After flipping Cuban sandwiches in a city that offers better Cuban food than the island itself didn't prove to ... More >>
Take a pull of chicha morada -- a sweet, bluish drink made with Peruvian purple corn, pineapple, and orange accented by the spicy aroma of cinnamon and cloves. Nibble an anticucho of a half-dozen juicy, glistening chunks of beef heart seasoned with little more than garlic, salt, and a good sear. Rel ... More >>
On Tuesday, world-acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio was joined by his leche de tigre gang and they continued their ceviche tour with a stop in one of the chef's outpost -- La Mar -- where Miami chefs and industry folks gathered for the chance to be in the presence of the culinary mastermind. The Astrid ... More >>
The unmistakable snapping of rice in a superheated stone bowl hints at what's to come. The heavy gray-and-white-flecked basin typical of Japanese eateries seems misplaced at first in a Peruvian restaurant. But the nutty, charred scent of crisping grains soon dispenses any concerns about eating a Kor ... More >>
Six years ago, Peru native Edison Pinedo moved to Miami. Soon after that, he opened Sabor a Perú, an Edgewater restaurant that lured diners with its authentic Peruvian cuisine, warm atmosphere, and consistent quality. Peruvian restaurants can't claim to be so without ceviche, and Pinedo agrees. " ... More >>
You could use some more pisco in your life. And this weekend, you can get your fix at the Sabor Peru Gastronomic Festival in Doral. In addition to cooking classes, music shows, and culinary tours, the fair will offer a pisco cocktail competition. Located at the Miami Airport Convention Center, it w ... More >>
There's always something happening in Wynwood. That's part of the charm of the arts district. And at the heart of Wynwood lies Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, known for its indoor/outdoor murals and Latin fusion. Last month, Venezuelan chef Miguel Aguilar gave locals a "Taste of the Americas." A culinary to ... More >>
Memorial weekend kicked off the start of summer, which for Miamians doesn't really mean all that much -- we practically have summer all year long. Still, there are some benefits to the season moving in, one of which is a spate of new menus to celebrate the hottest months of the year. Take MPP Brick ... More >>
Before opening Cecci, a small 36-seat eatery on Washington Avenue at 15th Street, Daniela and Octavio Salerno launched a pasta and pizza restaurant 30 minutes outside of Lima, in Chaclacayo. They also operate a traditional Peruvian restaurant in a yacht club on Peru's coast from January through Apri ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Led Zeppelin T-shirt; red cross necklace; LeSportsac bag; Batman button pin and skull stockings from eBay; skort and Docs from Goodwill; pony from Peru.
Photo by Riki AltmanHe cooks, he manages, and he pours a mean pisco sour.You might recall a while back we interviewed Chef Christopher Cramer at Panorama about Peruvian cuisine and, for an Irishman, he did seem to know a lot about it. But this time we wanted to chat with the genuine article, Lima ... More >>
Who loves summer time? I know I do. Sure, it's hotter than hell in SoFla these days (next time they'll listen to you, Al Gore), and with a humidity index of, like, 975, opening the front door is practically like taking a shower, only in your own sweat. But it's that wonderful, magical time of yea ... More >>
Tonight, why not come be a part of a little history in the making within your local music scene? Having a party tonight at King Is Dead to celebrate a milestone for this upstart band, to which you're all invited--Xperimento. In case you've somehow managed to miss this group gigging relentlessly a ... More >>
via Mike TorreyGet high in the Andes.Mike Torrey is a San Diego based architectural photographer with a new book out called "Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment."Mike will be in town for the Miami International Book Fair and will be on a panel with a National Geographic phot ... More >>
The scrappy but shorter Peruvian team outblocked the U.S.Having won just five matches in 26 attempts againts the United States, Peru faced a challenge as daunting as trying to climb to Machu Picchu with one leg and a blindfold. But the scrappy 17th-ranked Peruvian squad gave the U.S. its tou ... More >>
via d70Focus's flickrHere's a cute golden retriever to illustrate this blog post. A 17-year-old Wisconsin boy was on his way to a trip in Peru with his Spanish class. Only problem was that his passport had been previously used as a chew toy by his family's 1-year-old golden retriever, Sunshine. ... More >>
image via myspace.com/thethreejacksonlineJacks Plus Barb & The Breffnis, Dancers on the "Angels With A Mission" Tour of Peru The Three Jacks are an amazing Irish/Celtic/Folk/Rock band, a Dade County Dropkick Murphy's with better musicians. Their singer/guitar player Henk Milne recently met New T ... More >>
Sabor a Perú and Burritos Grill Café offer bargains on the city's main drag.
And the resulting Irish rock act winds up heading to Peru to benefit earthquake victims.
A few weeks ago, I met Teófila Ochoa and Cirila Pulido for breakfast in Miami. The women had made their first trip from Peru to testify in a trial of Telmo Hurtado, a Peruvian army major who led a 1985 massacre near their village that killed nearly 70 innocents. The slaughter included Ochoa's mothe ... More >>
Peru Negro brings to light its homeland's African musical influences.
Salmon Salmon has spawned quite a following
Perú Negro tells the history of its country through music and dance
One of Lima's top restaurants has secured a northern outpost in Miami
At this chicken joint, skip the pollo and go for the tamal
Peru's biggest pop star is the latest cog in Miami's sound machine
Let's say Tambo is a nice Japanese-Peruvian-Miamian work in progress
El Rincon de Chabuca
Victor Manuel "Chocolatin" Casanova
The Gold Cup was a lot of fun, if you like riots
A dedicated group of Latin Americans breaks the sound barrier with rock en espanol