Monthly Archives: October 2014

Food Review: Amor a la Mexicana… or Mexicano.

For months I had been hearing that the guacamole at Rosa Mexicano is the bees freaking knees. The way people depicted it made it seem heaven sent from the avocado gods. With all the talk, how could I NOT go and check it out. I should probably note that I am not the biggest guacamole lover (but in no way am I a hater).

Continue reading Food Review: Amor a la Mexicana… or Mexicano.

For the wine-o’s…

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The Reality of the Situation

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xoxo,

M

When Inspiration Strikes: Cookies & Ice Cream

Usually, some of my best ideas are “spur of the moments.” This scared the wits out of MOTHER when I was younger because I was curious and not afraid of anything (i.e. finding my way to the basement of a store on 34th St in NY).

Back to the food — most of my best meals are things that I have thrown together and have made “work.” This was no exception. I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth, but when I crave something sweet — I must oblige. Continue reading When Inspiration Strikes: Cookies & Ice Cream

Food Review: It all started with a show…

A couple of years ago I was watching TV (I happen to do a lot of this) — specifically Man V Food with Adam Richman. In this particular episode, he was in the Magic City (Miami for any of you who may be in doubt). La Moon, one of the spots he visited, caught my attention and I felt this need to go. Unfortunately, at the time, the delicious opportunity never presented itself. Until the other day. Continue reading Food Review: It all started with a show…

Is this the NEW Cronut?

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When Inspiration Strikes: Slutty Brownies

On occasion, I will get inspired to make something for my guinea pigs. The below creation of pure bliss is my contribution to all our holiday parties. The family member who suggested this to me calls them “Slutty Brownies.”

Please note, if you’re a calorie counter, this is not for you. Or it is. Your call.

Construction:

  • Bottom Layer: Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Middle Layer: Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies
  • Top Layer: Brownie
  • Icing: Cookies ‘n’ Cream
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies

If you want a play-by-play of how to make these bites of sugary heaven, click here.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

M

Food Review: Summer Love on a Moscow Mule

Interesting name for a post, right? Definitely an attention grabber. Well, give it up to the masterminds behind Finka Table and Tap in West Kendall (in an area which I didn’t know even belonged to Kendall). I ventured to this gastropub hotspot by request of my dear friend Rose (not her name). Blanche (also, not her name) was also there, too.

Initial Impression: Upon walking up to the establishment, you are greeted by a “bull couch” with seating for one. It’s a great picture taking spot, which I of course indulged in. Once you walk in, you find yourself immersed in everything you hoped the decor would be and MUCH more. The bar is on the right and it’s filled with so many knickknacks that you could easily get lost in your awe-inspired curiosity. Once you break away from the trance caused by the bar, your senses are filled with delicious smells and even more attention grabbing decor. Seriously, I could spend the day there and be content just looking at everything.

Rose, Blanche, and I were seated and immediately greeted by our server. We weren’t sure of what drinks we were looking to try and he was awesome enough to help us narrow down our choices. We all naturally went with his recommendations and we really happy with the choices.

What We Had:

The Drinks: Summer Love (Rose and Blanche) & Moscow Mule (yours truly)

Kimchee Shoestring Fries / Vaca Frita / Pico /Spicy Mayo / Queso Blanco

Kimchee Shoestring Fries
Kimchee Shoestring Fries

Mac n 3 Cheese / Carne Asada / Bacon / Chives [Rose and Blanche each had one of these]

Mac n 3 Cheese
Mac n 3 Cheese

Manchego Cheese / Chorizo / Peruvian Olives/ Fried Egg [This was my indulgence]

Manchego Cheese Pizza
Manchego Cheese Pizza

Ice Cream Cookie goodness [This wasn’t on the menu, but when you ask for dessert, the waiter recites it]

Ice Cream Cookie Combo
Ice Cream Cookie Combo

Final Verdict: I will definitely be coming back — this place has the right amount of oomph and delicious food that has kept me thinking about it. Everything was delicious: personally, I would’ve liked my fried egg to be a little runny so that I could mix it with the pizza. The serve is on point — we kept receiving water refills long after we had paid our tab.

Thinking of going? Let me know!

xoxo,

M