Postcards

Miami’s Best Restaurants, “Time Out Magazine”. #1 “Three”

Courtesy: Time Out Market Miami

Restaurants, Fusion Three Wynwood What is it? Floridian cuisine pioneer Norman Van Aken’s return to Miami marks the chef’s first Wynwood restaurant. The bright, glamorous dining room is striking—but wait till you see the food. Why go? Prix-fixe menus of three, four or seven courses instantly elevate the experience. Pairings are done for you…

Cheese Enchiladas

Do you know precisely and with no margin of error a dish can be declared … bullet proof? Let me tell you my opinion. It is when you can have it on an airplane and it is not … bad!  Janet and I were flying to Dallas recently to do a dinner…

Hoe Cakes

The great writer on our Southern Foodways John T. Edge has morphed in his world view. He has a book titled, “The Potlikker Papers” and in it he writes,  “When I first began thinking and writing about the South, I focused on continuities. Traveling the Pee Dee of South Carolina, I looked…

5 Champagne Brunches to Welcome 2019

Courtesy: The Miami New Times, Clarissa Buch

Three. Norman Van Aken’s restaurant inside the Wynwood Arcade, Three, features a recently launched Sunday jazz brunch. Here, sip a classic cocktail and munch on savory bites such as plátano maduro pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros Miami style. As you dine, enjoy gypsy Latin jazz music by Miami-based band…

Miami’s Ten Best New Restaurants of 2018

Courtesy: The Miami New Times

Zachary Fagenson, Miami New Times journalist. Three. Culinary icon Norman Van Aken cooks his signature Florida-fusion cuisine in a sleek and tropical space. The staff is disciplined and the food is topnotch. It’s the sort of fine dining that fans of this Mango Gang legend expect. Three is the first-large scale project…

Time Out Market Miami

Courtesy: Time Out Miami

As you can read from the link the operators of ‘Three’ and ‘No. 3 Social’ are joining in the upcoming Time Out Market Miami. This upscale food hall joins in the list of Time Out Markets that are making quite a hit in Lisbon and are soon on the way in Montreal,…

Amuse Bouche

The Holidays are all around us now. Both the recently passed and those still yet to come…..The spirit of giving is in the air.  That is what makes the season we are in so incredible, so marvelous and so distinct from the rest of the year.  Whatever faith you have in this…

Peter Luger’s Steak House

After two days of crawling in the tight, labyrinthine, sun-blocked streets of Manhattan it was a release to take a cab across the Brooklyn Bridge in spite of a steady early afternoon drizzle. We were heading to what some say is the greatest steak house in America, Peter Luger’s. As we rode…

Chimichangas

When I was growing up in Illinois about an eonago we began to have an influx of people from Mexicomove into our small community. I actually grew up in a place of only 250 residents that sat betweentwo small towns. One was Mundelein and the other Diamond Lake. We were in West…

Ca L’ Isidre

The guidebook said that “this is usually everybody’s favorite restaurant”. I knew that was almost always a give a way for a place I’d dislike. It also said, “when the King of Spain had one place to dine amongst the commoners, he chose this establishment”. Strike two. We entered Ca L’ Isidre…

 
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