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Food & Cocktails

A Foursome Of The Salty Donuts, photo by lee klein

The Salty Donut will soon be opening a brick-and-mortar location. Until then, you gotta pop into the pop-up and get in line.

Philly Cheesesteak Eggroll at Continental, photo by lee klein

The Continental Miami recently unveiled a new Happy Hour that runs daily from 5 pm to 7 pm on the outside deck.

Tiramesu's Kale Fettuccine With Rabbit Ragu, photo by Gesi Schilling

"Tiramesu could be considered a landmark restaurant, if only it had stayed on one piece of land." So begins my article on Tiramesu's Kale Fettuccine with Rabbit Ragu in this month's Ocean Drive Magazine.

Simit At Simit Sarayi in NYC

Simit bakeries are popping up all over New York City these days. Two questions: What is a simit? And why not Miami?

Think Jerky

Is it merely coincidence that the jerk (Donald Trump) and jerky (all types) are both conquering America these days?

Cuban Cocktails: 100 Classic and Modern Drinks

“Cuban Cocktails: 100 Classic and Modern Drinks” is a terrific book that combines photographs of Cuba’s glorious past alongside modern mixology methods for making delectable tropical drinks.

Sailor Jerry Rum, photo courtesy Sailor Jerry Rum

Sailor Jerry is a spiced, higher proof rum that has all sorts of 18th century nautical stories anchored to its’ branding.

Oriental Crush at WunderBar, photo by lee klein

Thursday evening is perhaps the best time to visit WunderBar, as that’s Cocktail Conjuring time, when mixologist Leo Holtzman performs very impressive magic tricks.

Red The Steakhouse Surf and Turf, photo by lee klein

Red The Steakhouse combines a dry-aged Tomahawk ribeye steak with a Red Alaskan king crab-stuffed lobster tail. 

Skybar at Shore Club, photo courtesy Shore Club

Throughout the month of October, Skybar at Terrazza (in the Shore Club) is turning Germanese and becoming a Beer Garden.