Wynwood Brewing Company is on tap to become the best Craft Beer hangout in South Florida

"..making great bold beers that have character and are uniquely Wynwood... to create a work of art in every glass"

Malanga Cafe "Original Cuban Food" is a Hidden Gem in Pinecrest

When you think the best Cuban restaurants have already been thought of in Miami you find "Malanga Cafe".

GRIMPA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE where you can taste the best flavors!

Enjoy the best of the Brazilian "Churrasco" tradition in a classical environment. Taste and discover the pleasure of the Brazilian spices.

Burger and Beer Joint is known for its rock and roll vibe, mammouth burgers and more than 75 beers.

Burger and Beer Joint features 120-year-old Chicago brick walls, wooden booths, copper ceilings and outdoor patios

News Café is the place right on Ocean Drive

News Café on South Beach ... Laid Back, Trendy enjoy round the clock breakfast, cocktails, decadent deserts and more...

Tobacco Road "One of the Oldest bars in South Florida"

Tobacco Road is a restaurant, bar, blues club, eclectic music spot, and meeting place for generations of people from every walk of life.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fresh off the press! Sofi Café Chef Miriam Cordoba inspired to make Healthy, Fresh and Delicious on South Beach

Sofi Café offers a variety of fresh and healthy foods, that are also Nutritious and Delicious! Chef Miriam Cordoba has re-designed the menu which now includes an array of choices for breakfast, lunch , dinner and every time in between.   Sofi Café is all about using all natural foods made from wholesome ingredients that are loaded with flavor.

Sofi Café’s selection of unique – made-to-order fruit juices, acai bowls, wraps and salads.   All of the food choices at Sofi Café are loaded with flavor, proteins and ingredients you need to keep you fit and nourish your body and soul.

Whether you are enjoying a Gourmet Caramel Macchiato Espresso or a freshly made Orange Warrior Juice, we guarantee that there is no compromise in flavor at Sofi Café.

About Sofi Café from the team…

SoFi Café is Miami Beach’s new premier healthy eating restaurant that offers fresh, organic foods at an affordable price!  Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a lot and can still taste delicious when you dine in or out at Sofi Café.  Our Acai Bowls, fresh pressed juices and wraps are already becoming favorites amongst many Miami Beach locals and tourists.
As a newly opened restaurant on Miami Beach, we are committed to offering healthy, fresh, and organic food whether you are on-the-go or want to sit down and watch your favorite sports game on one of our flat screen TV’s.

SoFi Café is located just a few blocks from South Beach where we offer both indoor and outdoor seating. With fresh, organic food and friendly staff members on hand to serve you, SoFi Café is a great place to stop for a quick, refreshing smoothie or for a long lunch with good friends.

You can dine in at Sofi Cafe or call us via telephone for pick-up or delivery. We also offer catering services for small and large events.
Stop by today — We’re looking forward to serving you!

South Florida Location

Sofi Café
500 S Pointe Dr #180
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone:  (305) 763-8692

Operations Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 7am to 9pm
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wynwood Brewing Company is on Tap to be the best Craft Beer Hangout in Miami

The Brignoni father and son team have brought to South Florida a great new hangout.  Their Wynwood Brewing Company is dedicated to the art of brewing distinctive flavors in a neighborhood that thrives on celebrating the creative talents that exist in our Magic City.   From their lightest beer "La Rubia" to their signature brew "Wynwood IPA" your are sure to find a beer you will enjoy.
Meet the Wynwood Brewing Team
Their Mission
Our mission is simple: create the best possible brews for our patrons to enjoy.  We are committed to making great bold beers that have character and are uniquely Wynwood.  Simply said, to create a work of art in every glass.
We are committed to creating a strong community by supporting our local partners and neighbors as well as local charities in the neighborhood of Wynwood.

Why they chose the Wynwood neighborhood

We decided to come to Wynwood for several reasons.  We are truly passionate about our craft and felt that aligning ourselves with such a neighborhood would let folks know that this is very much a craft beer.  Every beer is brewed with love and passion to ultimately create a work of art in every glass.  In addition this is a family owned company, a Puerto Rican family.  As a family we felt we needed to come to this neighborhood and help create jobs to the local folks and support our community.  Find out more about the vision of the Wynwood Brewing Company.
The Story behind the unique Tap Handles

About the Wynwood Brewery

We brew our beer in a 15-Barrel two-vessel system. One barrel is equal to 31 US gallons. At any given time we can produce about 500 gallons of beers in our 15 barrel fermenters and close to 1000 gallons in our 30 barrel fermenters. We use premium malts from the US as our base malt and British and German Malts for our caramel malts. We make our own unique interpretation of traditional styles with character and boldness. Find out about brewery tours and hours.
Wynwood Brewing Beer Selections

Special Event "Wynwood Brewing Company" turns "One"

The Wynwood Brewing Company is celebrating one year since opening its doors as the City of Miami’s first production microbrewery and the Brignonis want to celebrate with the whole South Florida craft beer community. The festivities will be on Saturday, August 16th starting at 12 p.m. at 565 NW 24th Street with the street closed between NW 5th and 6th Avenue, details of event at craftbeer.com
Special Event "Wynwood Brewing Company" turns "One"
South Florida Location
Wynwood Brewing Company
565 NW 24 Street
Miami FL 33127
Phone: (305) 982-8732 or (305) 640-5043
Tuesday – Thursday: 2 – 11 PM
Friday: 2 PM – midnight
Saturday: noon – midnight
Sunday: noon – 10 PM
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Friday, August 8, 2014

SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill brings Chef Timon Balloo to the Wynwood Midtown District

Hop on a hammock, close your eyes. Let’s head to a place that’s warm – where palms sway and drums play. Take a third Caipirinha – or a fat cigar. Indulge in the freshest ingredients and some quality time with friends and family. Kick back, eat well and stay awhile. This is SUGARCANE raw bar grill.
THE STORY  in a word or two

SUGARCANE raw bar grill is located in the heart of Miami’s emerging Midtown district 3252 NE First Avenue. Developed by the owners of SAMBA BRANDS MANAGEMENT, SUGARCANE raw bar grill is inspired by international influences and South American spirit.
Three distinct kitchens:  robata, hot and raw bar unite for a fresh take on tradition and a unique culmination of flavor. Embarking on a quest for the simple pleasures of life: eating well, kicking back and celebrating with friends – the concept focuses on a ‘shared experience’ through its eclectic menu of small plates, artisanal cocktails, and an extensive rum selection. With 4,200-square-feet of interior space, an impressive outdoor terrace, a private gallery, and indoor/outdoor bars – SUGARCANE raw bar grill is the perfect venue for special events.

Born to Chinese and Trinidadian parents, Timon Balloo’s scrapbook of memories leads with days on the farm, ethnic recipes and a favorite pastime of watching not-so-traditional childhood television – PBS’ Yan Can Cook. So, in 1998 when Balloo enrolled in Johnson & Wales University, it came as no surprise to family and friends that he would pursue a career behind the stove.

While Balloo has since been recognized as a Distinguished Visiting Chef (2012) by the University, his first real lesson in the kitchen was on humility, taught by “Professor” Allen Susser. “In Susser’s kitchen, you were broken down and then built back up,” Balloo explains. “My time cooking at Chef Allen’s gave me a new respect for food.”

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Through the international program of extended studies, Balloo traveled to Belgium to work at Hotel Métropole under French Master, Chef Dominique Michou. From Entremetier Comis (hot line) to Patisserie Comis, Balloo honed his classical culinary training skills. “The vegetables and animals would often come straight from the farm,” Balloo explains. “It wasn’t unusual for us to have to skin and pluck the next dish… now that was farm-to-table cooking!”

Returning to the United States, Balloo became Junior Sous Chef at the five-star AZUL in Miami’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, under the leadership of Michelle Bernstein. Identifying Bernstein as his greatest mentor, Balloo recalls, “She taught me to cook from my heart and, as such, I started to craft my own approach to food with Asian-Caribbean soul.”

From La Broche in Miami to SUSHISAMBA park in New York City, Balloo cooked his way to the top, earning the title of Executive Chef.  Among his favorite dishes at SUSHISAMBA was the Moqueca Mista, “It touches a depth of flavors, is simply prepared – void of ‘fancy’ techniques – and has personality when it enters the dining room. Food is about life and excitement, but it’s also very much about integrity.”

Courtesy: The South Florida Sage
Through the use of simple ingredients to fuel great food, Balloo’s signature juxtaposition of bold flavors on small plates started to take shape. A brief, one-year departure (2007-2008) from the SUSHISAMBA restaurant group resulted in a partnership with Amir Ben-Zion to launch Domo Japones in Miami’s Design District. The Japanese-concept highlighted one-of-a-kind ingredients in a former post office turned restaurant setting. Though brief, Balloo’s menu was awarded three stars by The Miami Herald and voted “Best Japanese 2008” by Miami New Times.

An opportunity to reconnect with the SUSHISAMBA restaurant group in 2009 as the Executive Chef and Partner of SUGARCANE raw bar grill (SUGARCANE) brought Balloo back to their kitchen. “I’ve always appreciated the brand’s contribution to the industry, from the great ingredients to the warm environment.”

Opening with much fanfare in 2010, SUGARCANE has been celebrated locally with a three star review from The Miami Herald; a nod for “Best New Restaurant,” and “Best Up-and-Coming Chef” from Miami New Times; and the titles, “Restaurant of the Year” and “Chef of the Year” (Miami) by Eater. On a national level, the restaurant earned recognition as a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” by the James Beard Foundation and Balloo received a nomination for “The People’s Best New Chef” by Food & Wine in 2011. Most recently, Balloo was honored as Distinguished Visiting Chef by Johnson & Wales University, not to mention the restaurant’s AAA Four Diamond rating for 2013.

Today, Balloo’s zeal and vivacity continues to manifest in his dishes. Dana Cowin, Editor-In-Chief of Food & Wine said it best, calling Balloo’s menu at SUGARCANE, “A greatest hits of delicious dishes.”

South Florida Location:


SUGARCANE raw bar grill
3252 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
Phone:  (786) 369-0353
Contact Online
Mon 11:30 am - 12:00 am  
Tue   11:30 am - 12:00 am  
Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am  
Thu  11:30 am - 1:00 am  
Fri    11:30 am - 2:00 am    
Sat   10:00 am - 2:00 am  
Sun  10:00 am - 12:00 am 
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Miami Spice

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August 1 – September 30

Enjoy Executive Chef Timon Balloo’s special three-course tasting menus!

Lunch $23 | Dinner $39
tax, beverage & gratuity additional

Weekend Brunch
Every Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Brunch at SUGARCANE – something to wake up for!
Celebrate the weekend with our sweet and savory a la carte brunch menu!

Happy Hour
Every Monday - Friday, 4pm - 7pm

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kick back. eat well. stay awhile.
delicious snacks, tapas, raw bar items and sushi rolls for $3 – $12
signature cocktails for $7
pitchers of beer or sangria for $25

*happy hour menu available at the bar only

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Get Featured at Miami Food Review! Let us help spread the word about you.

Having you thought about getting featured at Miami Food Review? Are you opening a new restaurant, bar or lounge?  Well, what are you waiting for!  We want to help you get the word out about your great establishment, menu offerings, rising chef or daily specials.  Just send us an email today to getfeatured@miamifoodreview.com, and we will call you back and get the word going.  Please, please include a phone number we can call you back.

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We are all about food, restaurants, chefs, recipes, bars, night clubs and anything and everything related to the local Miami food and entertainment scene. 

Our goal is to provide you with personal restaurant suggestions, that we will post, just as if you asked a close friend or relative. Many other sites promote sophisticated systems to see how the tastes of others may ultimately match yours. Well, our system is based on “real life experiences” of “real people” dining at a particular restaurant, café or bistro. You will find opinions and suggestions from actual people dining, including some of us Foodies at the Miami Food Review.

We are a natives, a local group of Foodies with an international reach, you may find opinions from people traveling and visiting Miami from all over the world. Although we call Miami home, we encourage all visitors to our beautiful “Magic City” to post their comments, opinions and experiences.

Our focus at "Miami Food Review" is to provide our visitors with a web space dedicated to eateries in and around the Miami area. We are not a restaurant rating group like "Zagat", we are not food critiques, we are not professional chef's or gastronomical specialists, we are just like you.  We enjoy eating out, having fun and finding new and great places to either have lunch, a great breakfast, enjoy a romantic evening at an elegant restaurant, dance the night away at a club, or just hangout with friends at our favorite eatery or watering hole.

We are dedicated to highlighting the great places in the Magic City, we leave the bad reviews to the other sites.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Drunken Dragon Late Night Restaurant and Cocktail Bar Brings Korean BBQ to South Beach

Drunken Dragon, South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant, presents the do-it-yourself method of tableside grilling paired with modern Asian tapas, courtesy of executive chef Xavier Torres (formerly of Miami’s The Dutch, Nobu, Zuma).
Homecookin’ Hospitality Group partners Jarred Grant, Angel Febres and Conrad Gomez, along with KNR Hospitality’s Navin Chatani, are the masterminds behind the Asian-inspired gastropub and cocktail bar.
Drunken Dragon boasts Korean barbecue tables with communal grills for guests to roast an array of intensely-flavored food over an energetic flame, along with an extensive menu of modern family-style dishes made for sharing. Non-traditional plates are influenced from all over Asia – from Thailand, Japan to Vietnam – and are lovingly prepared to satisfy a variety of palates.
The exterior of Drunken Dragon, a plain strip mall, is just foreplay for the provocative and well-crafted interior; as designed by Los Angeles-based [Studio Collective]. As an homage to the Latin supermarket that previously called the space home, the restaurant is marked simply by a red neon “MARKET” sign floating above a set of dark tinted windows. Upon entering the restaurant, guests are greeted by a dim sum cart hostess stand and walls decked out with heavy ropes and steamy photography of Japanese bondage. A 300-pound slab of reclaimed Douglas fir from Oregon is suspended from the ceiling, functioning as a communal table for large groups near the equally striking bar of the same sustainable wood.
Photo Courtesy of:  Miami New Times Laine Doss
Read Laine Doss's full review "Drunken Dragon: Tiki Drinks and Korean BBQ in a Hidden Lair"
Drunken Dragon’s elaborate tiki-themed cocktail program translates into handcrafted drinks served in authentic mugs brimming with tropical ingredients and exotic aromas – bringing mixology to a whole new level.
The entrance of this delectable dining experience is on Alton Road and inspired by the Foxhole Bar’s unmarked entrance.

South Florida Location:

Tue - Thu: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Drunken Dragon Restaurant
1424 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone (305) 397-8556


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bulla Gastrobar Coral Gables Serving Authentic Spanish Cuisine with an Urban Twist

BULLA: [boo-ya] - the ability to create a stir; what everyone's talking about.

Looking for great ambiance, authentic Spanish dishes, specialty cocktails, world beers, outrageously "delicious" appetizers then Bulla Gastrobar is the place. 

Bulla Gastrobar is a fun casual gathering place inspired by the most popular tapas restaurants in Spain.

It is the brainchild of the former owner of Por Fin, Carlos Centurion.  Much like those famous gastrobars in Spain, the bar at Bulla is the center of attraction, but the emphasis is on quality gastronomic creations.

Bulla (boo-ya), which is slang for chatter and what people are talking about, is devoted to delight you by serving your favorite Spanish and Catalan dishes such as “Patatas Bravas”, “Huevos Bulla”, Buñuelos de Bacalao and other tapas as well as tantalizing daily specials from our kitchen.

Emily Codik at the Miami Newtimes Dining... Venture to the dining room, where chalkboards list Spanish dishes on blond wooden walls, to sample Quant's small-plates cuisine. The tortilla española layers thick slices of onions and potatoes fried in olive oil. Bulla's version, cut in a slender slab, is almost traditional. But a swooshed dollop of chorizo purée pushes it past convention. read full story

We select only the finest and freshest ingredients, accented in our authentic, savory cuisine. Our ambiance is created to stir the senses and stimulate your appetite.   We invite you to join us to indulge in a celebration of good taste.

South Florida Location:

Mon-Tues 12pm-10pm
Wed-Thu 12pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
Sun 11am-10pm

Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Phone:  (305) 441-0107

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill "Fresh from Scratch" Home Made Comfort Food

Indulge in Simple, Healthy, Fresh and Satisfying Mexican Flavors

Finally! People in the city are celebrating that someone thought of bringing real Mexican food to the urban public. The efforts of Salsa Fiesta are enormous to carefully select the best 100% natural ingredients and flavors available in the fields to ensure high quality on every dish. We know that for a long time, all the so called casual Mexican restaurants have promised freshness and ended up serving you the same old bland cardboard. Here is your chance to discover something real tasty.


Salsa Fiesta is a family-owned restaurant that delivers refreshing energy through flavorful urban Mexican style food. Specializing in gourmet burritos, tacos, classics, tortas, salads, soups and homemade salsas, the company is changing the way we see fast casual food with a new line of Mexican cuisine focusing on customer service, quality and efficiency.

VISION To drive the fast-casual Mexican restaurant experience to the top tier in quality, service and taste.
MISSION To present flavorful art in every dish at convenient prices.


Salsa Fiesta strives to provide real food. No low quality ingredients are acceptable in our philosophy. We are passionate about carefully selecting the best flavors available in the fields to ensure the best quality ingredients of each and every dish. We aim to offer an experience that is fresh and appealing to our customers along with an attractive variety of dishes that call for attention. Our menu resembles those of a fine dining serving restaurant, with the same quality but with the convenience of a fast casual restaurant.


We intend to succeed by giving our customers a combination of delicious and interesting food in an appealing environment, with excellent customer service, whether on their first visit or their hundredth. We encourage customers to become repeat customers, and to tell all their friends and acquaintances about the great experiences they just had at Salsa Fiesta.

At Salsa Fiesta we don’t cut corners, we really care about making our guests happy. If a customer finds a better casual Mexican-Style food, we will sure listen to what they have to say until they have it right. It’s that simple.


Although Salsa Fiesta is an urban restaurant in the center of a fast-paced environment, we make our best efforts to provide original recipes. And that makes the difference.

We work on making food with history by gathering the concept of original dishes before things started varying throughout the years. Did you know that “Nacho” is the nickname for Ignacio, the man who invented the Nachos by chance? You can find this and other original stories at your local Salsa Fiesta.


The creation of a fine dining, comfortable, friendly and fashionable atmosphere under the concept of fast casual restaurant differentiate us from the competition.

Our locations stand out because of the unique design and decor. Every location is a place to gather with friends or enjoy a moment alone, a place to recharge and feel rejuvenated.


Salsa Fiesta offers catering services with a full selection of our delicious menu.  Let us cater your next special occasion, whether it's your next office party, birthday or just home party, call us at 1-800-470-1052, take a look at our catering menu and prices Salsa Fiesta Catering Menu.


South Florida Locations:

Store Hours:
sun-thu: 11:30am – 10pm
fri-sat: 11:30am – 11pm
Happy Hour: mon-fri: 3pm-6pm
2929 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
p: 305.400.8245 f: 305-400.8390
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6769 Main Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Store Hours:
sun – thu: 11:30am – 9pm
Fri-sat: 11:30 – 10pm
Happy Hour: mon-fri:3pm-6pm
18167 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, FL 33160‎
p: 305.931.7401

Store Hours:
sun – thu: 11:30am – 9pm
Fri-sat: 11:30 – 10pmHappy Hour: mon-fri:3pm-6pm
14914 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL
Miami, FL 33027
p: 954-432-0005 f: 305-400.8390

Store Hours:
sun – thu: 11:30am – 9pm
Fri-sat: 11:30 – 10pm
Happy Hour: mon-fri:3pm-6pm
35 North Federal Highway
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
p: 954.763.3436

Store Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 9:30pm
Friday – Saturday 11:30am – 10:30pm
Happy Hour: mon-fri:3pm-6pm
2908 N University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
p: 954 227 3033

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