Friday, February 27, 2015

"Salsa Fiesta" Opens its New Location in Miami Lakes

South Florida's homegrown Mexican fast-casual concept, Salsa Fiesta, has opened its sixth location at 6769 Main Street in Miami Lakes, FL, adjacent to the Main Street Shopping Center.
New to the concept, the Miami Lakes location offers tableside service which is a first for the South Florida eatery. During dinner service- Monday through Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday- guests are able to enjoy tableside service; as opposed to ordering at the counter in keeping with traditional fast-casual dining.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[Photo Recap] The South Beach Wine and Food Festival Weekend

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Food and Wine. For weeks I've anticipated going to this event and I was highly satisfied with everything that was experienced.  

On Saturday, I took the family to "Fun and Fit" sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen at Jungle Island in Miami, FL. It was also our first time going to Jungle Island so it was a bonus. My children really enjoyed seeing the different animals and the many activities that Fun and Fit had to offer. The many healthy tasting booth's were very tasty as well. 

Check out the photos below... 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Miami's Hottest Restaurants to Dine at on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day! 

Have you made plans for tonight? If you're still confused check out my list of Valentine's Day specials going on at some of Miami's hottest restaurants. Make sure to call ahead and reserve your table.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Weekend Specials at South Florida Spa's and Hotel's

If you are still undecided on a gift to purchase for that special someone in your life, you cannot go wrong with a spa treatment or even a weekend getaway to a nice hotel.

I've reached out to some of the best hotels and spa's in South Florida and they've graciously provided me their Valentines Weekend Specials for you!
Check it out below:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

6 Facts About the Grand Opening of Whole Foods Market in Davie, FL

Whole Foods Market in Plantation, FL has officially closed it's doors after 20 years and has now relocated to Davie, FL!

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Whole Foods Market-Davie, 1903 S. University Drive (nw side of university drive and I-595) will celebrate its new 43,595 feet location which is 14,595 square feet more than what it was in Plantation. The opening celebration will begin at 8:45am with a Bread Breaking Ceremony, with doors to open at 9am. The first 500 customers n line on opening day will receive mystery gift cards, valued at $5, $10, $20 or $50, with one card valued at $500. 

Being in Davie, FL, Whole Foods Market will cater to a wider number of residents in West Broward County with many new innovations. Here are six facts to know about the new store: 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him and Her

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Valentine's Day is a holiday to express your love and affection but its also a holiday when men and women will spend an average of $17 billion on gifts according to the National Retail Federation. Just like Christmas, you may be undecided on what to buy. Luckily, I've compiled a list of some awesome Valentines Day gifts for the gal or guy in your life.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

The 2015 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Program Guide

The 14th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE takes place February 19-22, 2015, which consists of more than 75 events during the four-day, star-studded gourmet gathering, featuring new parties and talent alongside a noticeable refresh of the Festival’s most signature tastings.  As it has since its inception, the Festival benefits the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory and Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center at Florida International University. 

The Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 19 with Ronzoni Pasta’s 100th Anniversary Italian Al Fresco Feast on the Beach sponsored by MIAMI magazine hosted by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, a celebration of pasta and all forms of Italian-American cuisine under the Festival’s signature white tents in the sand behind South Beach’s iconic Delano.  These same sparkling white sands will be the foundation for the brand new version of the Festival’s treasured celebration of all things grilled, braised and barbecued as Meatopia: The Q Revolution presented by Creekstone Farms hosted by Guy Fieri curated by Josh Ozersky on Saturday, February 21. 
The Festival is taking significant strides in 2015 to upgrade its landmark Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations.  While enjoying samplings from a seemingly endless variety of restaurants and wine and spirits brands from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio, attendees will notice key advancements to the beachside venue which spans from 10th Street to 13thStreet off Ocean Drive.  Changes include more seating and shaded areas, live music and DJs, select ‘park and ride’ offerings (at no additional cost), and the introduction of chef Culinary Captains who will represent cohorts of chefs from various neighborhoods throughout South Florida. 

New events taking place throughout the 2015 Festival include:
  • Poolside Paella Party hosted by José Andrés
  • Tacos After Dark hosted by Aarón Sánchez
  • Empanada & Wine Happy Hour
  • A rooftop ice cream and chocolate party with Candace Nelson of the Beverly Hills based Sprinkles Cupcakes, who is known for catching the taste buds of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey
  • Tribute to the resurgence of tiki culture mixology during a late-night, poolside bartender competition hosted by Emeril Lagasse
  • A late-night spiced up soirée centered around Caribbean-jerk hosted by cookbook author, chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay
  • Dessert done South Beach-style by modern day Willy Wonka and Cronut™ inventor Dominique Ansel
  • Plus an unprecedented series of intimate and unique dinner experiences featuring world-renowned culinary talent!

Fan favorite events such as the Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray,Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America & Merrill Lynch, Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen, YogArt presents Buddhas and Bellinis, Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars, Wine Spectator Wine Seminars, Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine hosted by Marc Forgione, and more will return, sure to satiate every type of budget and palate. 
Loews Miami Beach, the Festival’s host hotel, will again host the annual Tribute Dinner sponsored by Bank of America; part of The New York Times Dinner Series. The 2015 Festival will honor Chef Juan Mari Arzak, the acclaimed pioneer of Basque cuisine, and Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. 
For more information and to purchase tickets visit 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Celebrate National Croissant Day with a Hot Cup of Tea

January 30th is National Croissant Day but do you know why this tasty treat is celebrated? According to, in 1683 the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. The Turks made several attempts to enter the city by force, but were unsuccessful, so they decided to to dig an underground tunnel. The bakers of Vienna, who worked in the basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the army. To make this story short, in celebration the Turks baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon- the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. 

I usually pair my croissants with a hot cup of coffee but in honor of "National Tea Month" its only right that I take out my kettle and enjoy the refreshing flavors from the tea's that I've been enjoying this month. 

My friends at Tetley Tea sent me a big box of their "Black and Green" tea line that has both Black and Green tea in one tea bag. I've been enjoying this tea every morning not only for the smooth taste but the benefits of drinking these tea's are amazing. Some benefits of black and green tea include: 
  1. Stress Relief 
  2. Better Immune System
  3. Increased Energy
  4. Healthy Digestive Tract
  5. Lower Risk of Diabetes
  6. Antioxidants
  7. Increased Fat Burning and Physical Performance
  8. Lower Risk of Cancer
For more information on other Tetley teas and where to purchase visit 

My other friends from Good Earth sent me their "Sweetly Twisted" tea bags to try out. Sweetly Twisted tastes just like what it sounds like...SWEET! This Black Tea has the aroma that is out of this world and it tastes so good. It's infused with hibiscus, rosehip, lemon peel, chicory root, sweet blackberry leaf, lemon oil, licorice root and other natural flavors. 

Good Earth has other flavors like Sweet and Spicy, Cocoa Tango, Mango Me Crazy, Citrus Kiss and many more. For more information and where you can buy these teas visit

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own and based on my own experience. 


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