Category Archives: Food & Drink

Couture Dining at Romeo’s Cafe

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Chef Romeo Majano sits across from me in a dimly lit room with rich wood paneling and bottles of wine lining the walls. He’s comfortably sitting in his chair, relaying stories of his career trajectory over glasses of wine to me and my husband, who are drinking in both with the kind of reserved awe and excitement I imagine one would usually experience in the presence of a celebrity. Which, I suppose, Chef Romeo could be considered.

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For the Love of Beer

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One of the greatest things going on in Miami lately is the burgeoning food and beer scene. It’s not a trend. It’s not a gimmick. What feels like an overdue movement for those of us who have grown up here has finally come to pass – we’re moving forward. We’re creating a scene. And that scene is here to stay, making quality craft beer and exciting gourmet the new standard around this city.

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6 Tips on Navigating the New Networking

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There’s networking, and then there’s networking with craft beer. And if you were lucky enough to attend KR’s recent Beer Bash, then you know that small detail makes a world of difference. Read ahead for some tips on navigating the new style of networking that is (thankfully) shaping the way people make connections.

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LongHorn Steaksgiving Meal Recipe

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LongHorn Steakhouse recently invited me to participate in their first Annual Virtual Steaksgiving event, where I was able to draw inspiration for my own dish by trying their fall-inspired menu and speaking with Executive Chef Michael Senich for a little guidance. Here’s the recipe with pics for the menu I came up with. Hope you like it!

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Steaksgiving with LongHorn Steakhouse

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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and thanks to LongHorn Steakhouse, I’ve been getting into the spirit of things a little early. It was such a treat to be asked to participate in their first ever virtual Steaksgiving, giving me a chance to experience their new fall menu at the restaurant to get inspired for an original recipe of my own and chat with Executive Chef Michael Senich for a few pointers. Read ahead to see what he had to say.

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Girls & Beer

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Saturday’s Wynwood Brewing Co. celebration found me with a baby and husband in tow around Wynwood’s colorful, art-loving, food-truck-gathering streets. This was Lucy’s first time out in that neighborhood and she seemed to be really amused by the graffiti walls and chalk-drawn sidewalks, not unlike her parents. Since she’s a Miami native, like her momma, we decided to capture a few shots to commemorate the visit to one of our city’s most iconic spots. The whole experience, though short because of the extreme heat, was really exciting for everyone – it’s not everyday you get to watch your little girl embrace some of the very things you enjoy yourself (minus the fermented stuff).

As a result of the experience, I wrote a piece for SimplyQ  – a basic craft beer guide for ladies, something I hope you’ll find helpful. Feel free to check it out on their site. And to see more pics of Lucy romping around town, click on through.

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Cook: Peruvian Eggs Benedict

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I don’t know what compelled me to wake up at 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday and decide that making Eggs Benedict was a good idea. But when there’s a toddler tugging at your blanket and there’s more than plenty of time on a weekday morning, sleep deprivation and a hungry stomach begin making decisions one cannot argue with. So it was that in this deluded state I decided, not only was I going to make Eggs Benedict, I was going to make them Peruvian style with homemade huancaina sauce because I’d had a dream the night before that my husband and I had innovated this particular dish and it had been damn tasty. This is probably a good time to tell you that I’ve never poached an egg in my life. But, hey, there’s a first time for everything.

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