Bocas House Now Open in Coral Gables

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I’ll be the first one to tell you that I wasn’t very sure about Bocas House and their sister restaurant Bocas Grill when they burst out on to the Miami food scene. Both are part of the Bocas Group Corporation by Chef César González and Levin De Grazia. It all changed when I tried a […]

Burbowl Juicy Smashed Burgers – Coral Gables & Downtown Miami, Florida

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There are some days that I don’t want to leave my house which becomes an even worse scenario when there’s nothing to eat. Enter Food Delivery. As of late I’ve been using Bite Squad whos service can be spotty but I was starving. Burbowl Juicy Smashed Burgers had caught my eye a few weeks back […]

The Local In Coral Gables, Southern Comfort Food At Its Finest

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The truth of the matter is that I had lost faith in The Local. After Chef Alberto Cabrera’s (Little Bread) exit, there seemed to be a loss of focus on the food. Enter Chef Phil Bryant. I had met Phil when he was at Swine where he created one of the greatest Burgers to ever […]

Little Bread – Coral Gables, Florida – CLOSED

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Just a little over 2 and a half years ago I wrote about Chef Alberto Cabrera and his just opened Bread + Butter Counter in Coral Gables. This past December I told you about his new sandwich concept in Little Havana called Little Bread which seemed to take the parts that worked best at B+B and […]

Swensen’s New Menu Is Absolutely Killer

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I decided to stop in at Swensen’s (opened in 1977) a few weeks back since the last time I wrote about them was almost six years ago. I noticed some changes to the food and it turns out that they have  revamped a good majority of the menu. Below you can see some of the new dishes coming to Swensen’s, my […]

BurgerFi – Coral Gables, Florida

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This isn’t my first BurgerFi rodeo, I’ve been to a few of them here and there. The difference is now I’ve got a BurgerFi just a few miles from my home with the opening of their Coral Gables location. I’ve worked my way through the menu over the last year or so and I’m set in […]

Uncle Tom’s Barbecue Returns To Form

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I always hope that when someone takes over a restaurant with history that they not only want to preserve but build on it for future generations. I was ecstatic when I heard that Uncle Tom’s Barbecue was not only coming back but with owners showing reverence to what came before them. Last time I ate […]

Coral Gables Is The Burger Capital Of South Florida

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When talking Burgers there is no question that Coral Gables is the Burger Capital of South Florida, I might even say of the entire state of Florida. I worked in Coral Gables for many years right on the mile (CG ground zero) so I’m very familiar with the “City Beautiful”. Over the course of the […]

Pincho Factory – Coral Gables, Florida

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There are two areas of South Florida where you can catch me eating most of the time, Westchester and Coral Gables. Westchester, cause my parents are there and Coral Gables is just a few blocks from my house. I’ve eaten from the Pincho Factory in Westchester more than 100 times in the last 3 and 1/2 […]

Shake Shack – Coral Gables, Florida

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These Burger Beast lips had not touched a Shake Shack Burger until the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash of 2009 and I wasn’t impressed at first. Shake Shack wouldn’t open in South Beach (its first Florida location) for another 16 months. It was the second time I ate Shake Shack during the 2010 Burger […]

My Thoughts On The New Fresh Cut Fries From Shake Shack

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I love the Shack Burger but always felt the Crinkle Cut Fries didn’t match up to main course at Shake Shack. And then, I heard rumblings that they were testing out Fresh Cut Fries and when they finally launched, it was nowhere near us. It prompted me to write Shake Shack a letter. Funny enough, […]

Coral Gable’s Uncle Tom’s BBQ Is Back In Business

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I drive by Uncle Tom’s BBQ all the time so I was very excited today to receive an email announcing it’s re-opening in May 2014. The last time I ate there about 5 years ago it was a shadow of its former self. I’m looking forward to the NEW ownership with a NEW menu that […]