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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…

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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

Food Review: Have you been to George’s?

So a couple of months back, my homie Nat (of GrownUPishh and In The Spirit of A Stiletto — she’s a bit of an overachiever if you ask me) and I, decided we wanted to go out to lunch. We, being the total girls that we are, knew not where we wanted to go, but we knew it was going to be in Coconut Grove.

We went to various places (looking at you Greenstreet), but found that the wait was too much for our hunger level, so we left our names and walked around. Luckily, we came across this little gem, tucked away on Commodore Plaza (a few store fronts down from Mr. Moe’s), known as George’s In The Grove.

Initial Impression: Not going to lie — from the outside it might not look like much and when you go in you might not make much sense of the décor, but when you read that there’s French influence incorporated into the restaurant and decor, you throw caution to the wind. Everything about this place screams charm; and if you can’t see it then I suggest you take that cucumber out of your butt. We were instantly greeted by a waitress who was prompt in telling us that we would be seated in 10 (which ended being like 5).

Things to Note: We happened to be there on a Sunday which only means two things: brunch and mimosas (which you are awarded one complimentary drink just for showing up). Although neither of us opted for the brunch menu (which looked very delicious), we both had burgers (we were hangry at this point).

What I Had:

Mimosas: Please note, I ONLY had one.

George's in the Grove Mimosa
George’s in the Grove Mimosa

Bread Basket: I’m a sucker for bread and jelly. I also have a bad habit of judging places that don’t serve you bread — unless you have big portions.

George's in the Grove Bread Basket
George’s in the Grove Bread Basket

The Frenchie Burger: Angus Beef Patty with melted Brie Cheese, smoked prosciutto, and lettuce. This normally comes with onions and tomatoes, but I said ‘no’ to those.

George's in the Grove The Frenchie Burger
George’s in the Grove The Frenchie Burger

Final Verdict: Will definitely be going back again (don’t really know why I haven’t, yet). Also, if it’s your birthday and you happen to be there (AND tell them; they aren’t mind readers), they drop down a disco ball and play loud music as they bring you your dessert — which is TOTALLY badass. I’d also like to check out this spot at night. I would love to see all the funky things that go on over there; and more importantly, try out the dinner menu.

Wanna go? Let know me!

xoxo,

M

Food Review: BRGR’s that ROK

So lately, I have had a SERIOUS craving for burgers  and wanted to treat Brother to something other than the home BBQ burgers he’s use to ( I was feeling particularly generous and didn’t want to eat alone). I reached out to the one-and-only Burger Beast for some yummy suggestions.

Burger Beast, being the cool dude he is, sent over his list of Top 25 Burgers in Miami & South Florida and I decided to indulge. First one knocked off the list? ROK:BRGR in South Miami.

Initial Impression: You can smell the burger goodness all the way from RA Sushi down the street. As you walk toward the restaurant — the smell basically pulling you there — you’re welcomed by a very friendly seating host at the entrance.  It was a nice day, so Brother and I decided to sit outside at a couch/chair table. Seating is quite comfy and spacious, but I can’t speak for seating inside.

What We Ate: Upon being seated, you are handed the menu; which is full of a delicious array of options. Almost bought everything on there, but I didn’t because my bank account isn’t built like that — nor is my stomach. So of the things that stood out? The mac ‘n’ cheese bar; the burgers (obviously); and the ‘Fries and Rings.’

The Somi BRGR: Creamy Brie Cheese and Fig Jam (although you’d never know by the placement of the bun). [My Choice]

ROK:BRGR Somi Burger
ROK:BRGR Somi Burger

The Sweet & Smokey BRGR: Smoked Maple Cheddar & Caramelized Onions & Bacon (and all the fixins’). [Brother’s Choice]

ROK:BRGR Sweet & Smokey Burger
ROK:BRGR Sweet & Smokey Burger

Truffle Fries [My Choice]

ROK:BRGR Truffle Fries
ROK:BRGR Truffle Fries

 

Final Verdict: Brother and I were beyond pleased. We both agreed that we would DEFINITELY be returning to indulge on some of their other goodies (specifically the mac ‘n’ cheese). Both burgers were perfectly cooked and the service was on point (shout out to Chelsea for being a doll!). And you can NEVER go wrong with Truffle Fries. Also, something to make note of, Mondays are “BRGR Bash Mondays” and you can find all their yummy burgers for $10 each.

Interested in going? Let me know!

xoxo,

M