Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sushi Samba


[nina fresa, samba juice, lemon samurai]

[tuna ceviche]

[ezo, bobo brazil, samba dromo roll, el topo]

[crispy red snapper w/coconut rice and ginger]

[the fallen samurai's!]


It seemed like everyone migrated to Miami this past weekend.

Maybe for the Winter Music Conference or the Sony Ericsson Open or maybe they all came down because they wanted to celebrate
Miss Angeliki's birthday.

However the rest of Miami chose to celebrate, the ladies and I chose to have a sexy dinner on Lincoln Road.

Ended the night with sundaes at
Ghiardelli.

Delicious ending to a delicious night.


If you go to Sushi Samba (and you should), please, take me with you!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A trip to Key West is in order


While watching an episode of Dexter where he's trying to find the best key lime pie in Miami, I thought to myself, "Hel-looo, Blond Giraffe! Bring the old lady some Blond Giraffe!". Then, in true me fashion, I got a craving.

As an avid key lime pie, errr, eater, I've had plenty all over Florida and I'm willing to bet you Blond Giraffe is the best you'll ever have. ♫ Other pies ain't ever on it ♪

So you can imagine my dismay when I recently pulled up to the location near Sunset (and the only one north of Key West) with the intentions to devour and conquer and it was closed. Closed! Not for lunch or renovations like I desperately hoped but closed for good.

Why? Why, pie?! You weren't a fake, horrible green color. You had the perfect balance of tarty, limey goodness and sweet meringue. Where did we go wrong?!

Luckily, Blond Giraffe still has multiple locations in Key West.

Summer?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Seafood Fest!







[crawfish, coconut shrimp]

[blackened mahi-mahi tacos, garlic crabs]







Deering Estate held what turned out to be a huge picnic.

Although it was cloudy all day, the event had a laid-back and tropical feel that I fell a little in love with.
Maybe it was the calypso music and "biting insects" or "biting in sex", depending on how your mind works.

Definately attending next years festival.

& thank God for friends who like to eat as much as I do.

Friday, March 26, 2010

That's amore.


I'm trying to stop myself from typing something obscene because, HOLY CRAP, this was amazing.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Crispy Sage

!

I've had this recipe in my favorites for months and thought it was time.

Although I can't take credit for the recipe, I can take credit for eating the whole pie.

Hollerrr.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do Want!



These bad ass 5 1/4" nude heels and...a tan.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Knaus Berry Farm








Knaus Berry Farm has been around for over 50 years and is very well known to any South Miamian. Some (me) may argue but they're said to have the best strawberry milkshakes around. They're only open from November through April and since I hadn't been, I gathered up the troops and we took a short drive on a sunny, breezy Saturday morning.

We found a dry patch of grass near the strawberry field and indulged in homemade cinnamon rolls, herb bread and of course, fresh fruit milkshakes. They also have tons of fresh produce, homemade jams, jellies, cakes and pies (!).

You may or may not know, but I think Johnny Rockets has the best strawberry milkshakes everrr. Must be my professionally trained palate...or maybe it's just the glass they serve them in and how they give you the "extra".

Regardless, Knaus Berry Farm is a cute place to visit with family (or friends!) on a weekend morning. Especially with the perfect weather we've been experiencing. Go before they close!

p.s. How cute is baby Matty?


Knaus Berry Farm is located in the Redlands on 248th street.

Off to see the wizard




Belvedere, Pomegranate Juice (obsessed), Pear Nectar & a Dark Chocolate Monkey!

Left: Goat Cheese Tortellini in Red Pepper Cream. So good I smeared it over my dress so I could have leftovers the next day. Nom nom nom.
Right: Strawberry Lemon Shortcake. Wack.

The only picture I was able to take before the vultures descended. "ROAAAR, you can't take pictures, AHHHHH!" ...some people take their jobs too seriously.


Dinner: Prelude by Barton G. Barton G, will you marry me and cook for me for as long as we both shall live?
Show: Wicked @ Adrienne Arsht Center. I expected something a lot more dark and "evil". It's actually comical. Favorite scene was Guuuh-linda's "Popular".

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Saint Patrick's Day








The only green liquid I was thinking of intoxicating myself with on St. Patty's day was nyquil to help ease my never-ending case of insomnia. But at 10pm I chose to celebrate instead of spending the night tossing and turning.

I drove a whole two minutes (awesome) to a local bar and I'm so glad I did. Good friends, green beer, kilts, karaoke, green jello shots, the thong song, country dancing and plenty of drunk people all pretty much guarantee a good time.

Check out my friend Duy aka the Asian Sensation. He's a rockstar.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Hi


I had a hectic, busy and fun weekend. Played a little kickball. Had a milkshake and cinnamon roll before 10am. Did some heavy lifting. Saw some witches sing. Ate so much red meat I thought about only eating greens this week (thought). Decided I could definately have BK croissanwiches for breakfast everyday of my life. Ate a monkeys tail. Wore sneakers two days in a row and got red pepper sauce on my favorite dress.

Anywhoz, picture above is of last weeks dinner. I'm not a fan of pork chops. In my attempt to well, become a fan, I decided to try this recipe with fennel, which i love. Nope, still not a fan of pork chops. But the fennel/tomato sauce was delicious which explains why there was a mountain of it on top of my little pig.

I hope spring is treating you and your city well!


[Check out real life pac man courtesy of Katie]

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Latin Burger







I'm so glad that Miami has finally got on board with the gourmet food truck trend.

I've been following (stalking) Latin Burger on Twitter for months hoping they'd be in my area but bad timing has always caused me to miss them.

Until today that is when I saw they'd be just 15 blocks from my school. I decided to take a little detour and take the long way home.

The hot pink and black truck offers their signature Latin Macho burger, 3 different types of tacos (pulled pork, chicken mole and chicken tomatillo), Plain Jane fries and a variety of dipping sauces.

I went for the Latin Macho burger (chorizo, chuck, sirloin topped with oaxaca cheese, caramelized onions and red pepper mayo) topped with their avocadolicious sauce and the Plain Jane fries.

When I unwrapped my burger I knew I was in for a treat. It was a sloppy mess. Exactly what a burger should be.

Dearest internet, I'm happy to report that my tastebuds are indeed in perfect working order.

Each bite was more flavorful than the last.

It was so good, I wasn't even paying attention to where I was driving. I finally had to pull over and give the burger my undivided attention.


I suggest you go give it your undivided attention as soon as possible.

Latin Burger (amongst others) will be attending the first annual Miami Street Food Fest sometime in Spring. I'm so there!


When I showed up with camera in hand, the owner asked, "Are you a blogger?!". Why, yes, yes I am. I'm so glad that instead of looking like a crazy tourist...I now look like a crazy blogger. Thanks Jim! Everything was delicious and I can't wait to try the tacos.