Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it.
As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>
After two years of delays, Alberto Cabrera has found a space for his long-discussed Frita Shop at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Salamanca Avenue. Opening sometime this summer, the shop will be the first of several spots, he said.
"It's going to be terribly simple," he said. We're thinki ... More >>
The world's largest paint party, Life in Color, formerly known as Dayglow, hit the Magic City this past Friday, December 28, in what was the end to their E.N.D tour. Big names in the EDM industry took the stage, but we're all about the food. Well, turns out party people do eat. Sometimes.
We got a ... More >>
Breads and pastries of the more savory variety (think cheddar scones and cheese danish) are my Achilles heel and (I'm sure) the only thing that stands between me and a career as a Victoria's Secret swimsuit model. Read Also: Acme Bakery & Coffee Promises Great Bread Starting September 14.So, whe ... More >>
No, this isn't some new Disney Channel show for tweens about twins in middle school. Zevia (with stevia) is a fairly new soda brand, mostly sold in specialty food shops like The Fresh Market. Instead of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, or the laughter of unicorns, Zevia uses stevia as a s ... More >>
As a proper lush - you probably think you've sampled almost every spirit under the sun. But behold! A new option has arrived, ready to woo you with a fancy flavor profile and wild cocktail choices.
The world's first-ever agave nectar liqueur, Mariposa, is the freshest addition to the mixology marke ... More >>
Serendipity 3 has long been known as the ice cream parlor to the stars. The decadent restaurant was opened in 1954 in a New York City brownstone and quickly became the place to see, be seen and eat ice cream. Andy Warhol traded art for food, Jackie Kennedy Onassis tried (unsuccessfully) ... More >>
DJ Laz doin' work.If, like Crossfade, you are a serious drinker who loves to let loose, glug a couple of cocktails, and get responsibly wasted, we say: "Raise that Henny, son!"
Now believe it or not, there is an international community of cognac connoisseurs called the Hennessy DJ Collective and ... More >>
By Wedinator.comBe the King or Queen of Take OutWho says your kitchen can't be your go to spot for (MSG-free hopefully) Chinese take-out. Break out your chop sticks, plug in that rice cooker, and in under 30 minutes you'll have a sweet and savory dinner on the table so good, you'll wanna change y ... More >>
An apple a day keeps the French awayIn celebration of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday, we're giving you a full five days of recipes you can either enjoy locally or make at home and some basic information on Mexican foods and traditions you can use to wow your friends or future prey.Let's start ... More >>
via Flickr walknbostonThe feds have alarmed some foodies and libertarians recently by banning food ingredients in order to make it healthier. Should the government be allowed to dictate what we can and cannot eat?It all started with trans fats. Plucked from relative obscurity a few years back, tr ... More >>
Trina SargalskiMexican Coke on the shelf at my local PublixMexican Coke has been trending up over the past couple of years. Aficionados claim that Coca-Cola made in Mexico, unlike most American Coke, is tastier because it's made with real sugar instead of the now-pariah high fructose corn syrup. ... More >>
Raspberry, pink grapefruit, bubble gum and now "wild cherri" will be joining the flavored vodka market. Vodka withs something odd mixed in reminds us of the steak and potatoes ice cream we once chowed on in a little mountain place in Venezuela. But that's a story for another day. When you add someth ... More >>
It was an afternoon filled with beer, beer, and more beer as Lake Worth's BX Beer Depot hosted its first Homebrew Fest, an intimate gathering where members of BX's Lagerhead Brewers Club shared their handcrafted creations with the public. There were nearly a dozen homebrew beers on tap at the tiled- ... More >>
I'm going to wrap up this short little porthole into Costa Rican cuisine talking a little bit about everything -- probably in a very rambling, tangential sort of way. Just a fair warning.
Native fruit is definitely one of the more unique aspects of eating in Costa Rica. You've got your average tr ... More >>
One of Costa Rica's many beach-side sodas, shaded from the hot coastal sun by an umbrella of tall trees.
Yesterday I talked a little bit about Costa Rica's plato tipical, casado - and more specifically, rice and beans. Now, when you're producing rice and beans in such quantities as to make it the c ... More >>