Full Shot of my platter

I Think You’ll Love Fritanga Caña Brava Too

My wife Marcela is Nicaraguan which means two things. First, I’ve eaten from way more Fritangas than your average Miamian. Secondly, there’s little credence placed on my thoughts about Fritangas (Nicaraguan quick service-style restaurant). So of course when I spotted Fritanga Caña Brava and mentioned it to my wife I was shot down, not one but multiple times over the course … Continue reading

Maple Bacon Doughnut

Bennett’s Fresh Roast – Sanibel, Florida

Bennett’s Fresh Roast was our third stop in our 4 hour Sanibel/Captiva foodscapade, Schnapper’s Hots & the Bubble Room were stops 1 & 2). We’re here exclusively for the freshly made Doughnuts. We ask the only logical question, what’s the most popular Doughnut at Bennett’s? I’m pretty sure I could have guess the Maple Bacon because it was a thing … Continue reading

More Baked Goods

You Know What’s Really Good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania in Little Havana

You know what’s really good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania. What is an Esponnrú, you may be asking yourself. It’s a Sponge Cake Rusk unlike most of the ones you will find out there, this one is moist. Pastelmania sells them 5 to a pack and they go down perfectly with a Cafe con Leche (Warm Milk with Espresso). WARNING: Do not … Continue reading

Duroc Bacon

You Know What’s Really Good? Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers in Little Havana

You know what’s real good? The Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse in Little Havana. Miami Smokers is all about doing things right. They use Heritage Breed Pigs from Berkwood Farms, & in the case of this Bacon a Duroc. There are no antibiotics or hormones….well you know…..let them tell you: To create Miami Smokers delicious charcuterie and smoked … Continue reading

Pulpeta Sandwich

Little Bread – Little Havana, Florida

Chef Alberto Cabrera just opened up Little Bread in Little Havana. This comes just a couple of months shy of Bread + Butter Counter‘s 2 year anniversary, B+B is his other restaurant. Sandwiches are more my speed and that’s what Little Bread is all about. The Sandwiches at Little Bread are serious business, just take the Pulpeta (without a  dissertation, it’s a Cuban-style Meatloaf) for … Continue reading

Buffalo Tender Sandwich

PDQ Opens In Miami-Dade County, Sweetwater Area

I’ve eaten from 4 different PDQs (Flagler, Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park & Wellington) throughout South Florida now and I can unequivocally say they’re 100% consistent. I’ve had Chicken Tenders and the Spicy Buffalo Tenders Sandwich at every one and never been let down.The Fresh-Cut Fries and the Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade are also part of my regular order. I had lunch at … Continue reading

6 oz. Bacon CheeseBurger

Mutt’s on 13th – St. Cloud, Florida

I am not even close to being the antique collector that my wife Marcela is. The real benefit of stopping in all these great little towns across Florida is that I’m able to eat from these awesome little Mom & Pop restaurants. St. Cloud is located right outside of Kissimmee (don’t even pretend that you don’t know where that is). There’s … Continue reading

Monster Burger

Monster Burgers Food Truck Made Me A Believer Again

If there’s one Food Truck you’re going to find kids pointing at and harassing their parents to eat from it’s Monster Burgers. There’s something very attractive about the graphics and colors on this food truck but the attraction doesn’t end there. Diana & Julio, the folks behind Monster Burgers made me believe in Colombian Fast Food again. If you’re not … Continue reading

Pad Thai Pig Ears

B&S Gastropub – Kendall, Florida

Before we get into the thick of things, there is free valet parking in the building where B&S Gastropub is located. There you go, now you can’t complain about the parking situation. Onward…. Chef Jorgie Ramos runs the kitchen and his father Jorge runs the front of house. You may remember them from their first restaurant venture together, The Joint … Continue reading

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa – Orlando, Florida

I met Thomas Ward 3 years ago when he opened up one of the original Food Trucks in the Orlando scene, the Treehouse Truck. He’s back at it again with a new restaurant called Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa. Pig Floyd’s features BBQ with a nice mix of things like the Matahambre (Hunger Killer) Sandwich, Black Beans & Rice and Cuban Banana Pudding, which are … Continue reading

The Hot Coupe: Poached Eggs on an English Muffin, Thick Sliced Canadian Bacon topped with Hollandaise Sauce and Hash Brown Potatoes

Doreen’s Cup Of Joe – Marco Island, Florida

My family’s yearly trip to Marco Island had a silver lining in the food category and it’s called Doreen’s Cup of Joe. A few folks in social media land suggested Doreen’s as a must stop, that was an understatement. Doreen’s Cup of Joe is the sister restaurant to Joey’s Pizza & Pasta House which is located conveniently about 50 feet away … Continue reading