Attorney by day, foodie by night, Elena Vivas is a regular food and beverage contributor for Miami New Times. She was also an expert columnist for Foodable TV and a food editor for tropicult.com.
4 days ago | Cocktails and Spirits
Friday, August 16, marks National Rum Day, a time to celebrate the rich flavor of the spirit that infamously lubricated pirates and sailors in the 1600s. The main player in many favorite tropical cocktails, such as the piña colada and daiquiri, ru...
24 days ago | Guides
Not only do these restaurants boast cold A/C, but also their indoor atmosphere is as impressive as the outdoor landscape. So whether they're dazzling vistas from Sunny Isles Beach or breathtaking views off Key Biscayne, skip the sweat and indulge ...
26 days ago | First Bites
Gooey cheeses and savory meats nestled between two slices of toasty bread is more than just a casual handheld meal: It's a feeling. A hearty sandwich can transport us to a simpler time, whether it be tableside memories at Grandma's house or a favo...
1 month ago | Chef Interviews
In a sea of defunct eateries, Ortanique on the Mile continues to thrive 20 years later. Consistency seems to be the key.
1 month ago | Cocktails and Spirits
It's summer, and temperatures have plateaued into the mid 90s. Seek refuge and beat the heat bar-side with one of Miami's top seasonal cocktails. From tiki-inspired coconut cocktails to refreshing gin & tonics, Miami's top bartenders are making re...