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All-You-Can-Eat Dumplings at Pubbelly

Food by Pubbelly for Food republic at Norwegian Cruise Line.
Food by Chef Jose Mendin
Photography by Juan Fernando Ayora @thetravelerslife

Every Tuesday, Pubbelly’s Dim Down Tuesday features $25 all-you-can-eat dumplings and $4 bao buns all night long.

Here’s what you could be enjoying:

Bao Buns

  • Pork Belly – butterscotch miso, corn powder
  • Short Rib – green curry, papaya salad, peanuts
  • Baby Shiitake – black garlic, soy, crispy shallot, tofu aioli
  • Buffalo Sweetbreads – hot sauce, pickles, blue cheese
  • Baja Bao – mahi mahi, beer batter, chipotle, slaw


  • Duck – pumpkin, almond brown butter, orange
  • Shortrib – white corn soy, parmesano, black truffle
  • Pork Belly – onion marmalade, chili oil, su-shoyu, pickles
  • Corn Soup – shortrib broth and truffle bubbles

Make your reservations now!

Photo :  Juan Fernando Ayora


Zest by Chef Cindy Hutson Launches Brunch


Zest by Chef Cindy Hutson has launched their Sunday brunch every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At Zest brunch, you can get a 4-course menu for $45 per person, or brunch via a la carte menu.

Menu highlights include: Huevos Rancheros Skillet with chorizo potato hash, tortilla chips, sunny side up egg, tequila queso, pico de gallo & cilantro crema; Stuffed French Toast with homemade brioche filled with almond orange cream cheese; Eggs Benedict with poached egg, Caribbean conch hash, country ham, English muffin & mike’s hollandaise. Bottomless Bellini’s, Bloody Mary’s and Mojitos are also available. 🙌

See the full menu here.

Zest is located at the Southeast Financial Center, 200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131.

Photo : Juan Fernanda Ayora


Holiday’s in a Bowl at TALDE

The Holiday’s have come early at TALDE at The Confidante. 🦃

All month long, Talde will feature a special Thanksgiving Ramen bowl to celebrate the holiday.

Starting off with a traditional bowl of Ramen, pile on turkey breast, stuffing, pickled cranberries, mushroom gravy tare, and finally creamed spinach wontons to complete this amazing dish.

Thanksgiving Ramen serves two and will be available all month long.


La Moderna Does Happy Hour Right

La Moderna, located in Sunset Harbour, launched a new Happy Hour Bites Menu.

Now when you go grab an Aperol spritz at La Moderna, you can enjoy some great bites too!

Get this! All happy hour drinks come with two complimentary mini margherita pizzas.

The miniature portions of their menu items include dishes like Rissoto Porcini and miniatures pizza like Pizza Margherita and Pizza Fiori Di Zucca.

The bar bites are available during La Moderna’s happy hour from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Check out the full menu here.

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Chef Richard Hales to Open Bird & Bone


Chef Richard Hales from Sakaya Kitchen and Blackbrick Chinese is moving into The Confidante hotel.

Chef Hales will open Bird & Bone at The Confidante.

Bird & Bone is scheduled to open on November 27th with breakfast and dinner previews for hotel guests and locals.

The American-inspired menu will feature daily specials like the aptly named “Bone of the Day” and “Bird of the Day. Menu highlights will include Slow Roasted Lamb Ribs with White BBQ Sauce, Charred Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper; and Mason Jar Snacks like Deviled Ham, Smoked Potato & Egg Salad, Pimento Cheese and Oxtail with Benne Seed Wafers. Desserts will be a twist on Southern classics by Chef Hales’ wife, Jenny Hales, including Bourbon Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream topped with Candied Pecans.

In early 2017, Bird & Bone will also feature an in-house farmers market and to-go section open daily. The market will be hotel guests’ and locals’ go-to spot for coffee, homemade biscuits and jellies, salads, sandwiches, and speciality goods including Florida honey, cookies, organic produce and more. Market menu highlights include Chef Hales’ Fried Chicken in a take-out 12-piece “bucket” for those in a hurry, as well as a Nashville Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich on grilled Zak the Baker Country Bread, Coleslaw and a Kosher Pickle.

Let’s just say, we CANNOT WAIT! 🙌

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The Sarsaparilla Club Launches A Chef’s Tasting Menu

The Sarsaparilla Club has launched a new Chef’s Tasting menu.

Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth will let guests choose from either a classic or vegetarian four-course tasting menu. Both menus are priced at $39 and a cocktail, wines and draft beer pairings also available for $20.

The tasting menu starts with dim sum cart dishes such as the Braised Short Rib Dumpling, Pork Belly Steamed Bun and Drunken Deviled Eggs. If you chose the vegetarian option, dim sum items like The Carrot & Beet Tartare, Beet & Goat Cheese Dumpling, Heirloom Tomato Toast, Mushroom & Onion Sticky Bun and Corn 4 Ways are available to you.

The third course features the Green Curry Fried Chicken Drumstick, Short Rib Meat Loaf, Charred Bok Choy, Grilled Graffiti Eggplant, and Spiced Honey Carrots & Farro Salad.

To top of this epic meal, the menu features the Sarsaparilla Chocolate Cake topped with Rainbow Root Chips, Honey Butter Drizzle and Sea Salt.

Each course is paired with a specialty drink like the Barrel of Monks Draft beer, JP Chenet Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Langued’oc, 2013 Chateau St. Jean and their signature dessert cocktail for an additional $20.

You can enjoy The Sarsaparilla Club Chef’s Tasting menu seven days a week for dinner.

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Free Pizza at Rec Room 🙌


One of our favorite spots, Rec Room is giving you the best of both worlds.

Rec Room at the Gale South Beach is helping guests satisfy late-night cravings with complimentary pizza provided at 2 a.m.!

To kick all this off, Rec Room has a new weekly series, the Half/Full underground party, happening every Thursday. Admission to this event is free of charge and open to the public.

Enjoy that 🍕


Where to Celebrate National Seafood Month


October is National Seafood Month and who doesn’t love all kinds of seafood??? Don’t you worry. We have you covered with all the places you need to visit and celebrate National Seafood Month.

Raw Bar & Seafood Cocktails – STEAK 954 (W Fort Lauderdale)
Guests can enjoy an extensive raw bar and locally caught seafood at Stephen Starr’s award-winning Steak 954, located at the ultra-chic W Fort Lauderdale. From signature menu items like Lobster & Crab Coconut Ceviche to Local Snapper Tiradito, Steak 954 combines exotic ingredients and time-honored techniques with Fort Lauderdale flair. Make sure to choose a seat next to the restaurant’s centerpiece — a 15-foot long reef aquarium home to mesmerizing jellyfish — a rare and spectacular sight or outdoors on the lush terrace for sweeping views of the Atlantic.

Amarillo Ceviche – Las Olas Ceviche Bar (Playa Largo Resort & Spa)
Inspired by Florida’s early Spanish explorers, Las Olas Ceviche Bar is a lively Peruvian restaurant at Playa Largo Resort & Spa, the newly opened Autograph Collection Hotel in Key Largo. As the island’s first true ceviche bar, Las Olas’ Amarillo blend features local line-caught flounder, aji amarillo pepper, cilantro and red onion, all cured in tropical citrus juices derived from nearby Homestead-grown fruits. And when the sun goes down, the party turns up as the resort’s late-night hangout spot where guests can enjoy house-crafted cocktails including the Lychee Sakerinha, a Coconut Batida or a signature SUN-Gria.

Seafood Bucatini – Sinclair’s Ocean Grill (Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa)
At Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, a delicious plate of fresh seafood is best enjoyed while watching the waves roll in on a sprawling stretch of Atlantic coastline dotted with natural dunes. The resort’s restaurant, Sinclair’s Ocean Grill, serves a decadent Seafood Bucatini made with fresh diver sea scallops, black tiger shrimp, icy blue mussels and baby arugula, shallots and saffron fume. The savory dish is full of flavor yet surprisingly light and fresh…and pairs best with views of the glittering turquoise ocean.

Lionfish – Caretta on the Gulf (Sandpearl Resort)
At Sandpearl Resort’s AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Caretta on the Gulf, seafood lovers can take their pick of fresh Florida catch in many forms, from the creative (and extensive) sushi bar to popular snapper and grouper entrees. One of the latest additions to the menu is a lionfish dish, introduced in partnership with to help eradicate the invasion of lionfish in Florida waters, as the predatorial fish is posing a major threat to fisheries, marine habitats, and ecosystems for local, native marine life. The lionfish entree is served with razor clams, Nduja Americana, zucchini, heirloom tomato, and roasted fennel.

Hogfish – Sea-Guini (Opal Sands Resort)
At this new coastal hotel in Clearwater Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a restaurant aptly named Sea-Guini is known for its delicious fresh-caught seafood and handmade pasta. While there are tons of sea-to-table culinary options, one of the most popular ultra-local dishes is the pan-seared hogfish, served with roasted Florida corn broth, sweet Gulf shrimp, smokehouse bacon and potato hash, and roasted fresh cauliflower.

Tavern & Whiskey Bar (The Resort at Longboat Key Club)
Dedicated to creating an authentic farm-to-table dining experience, The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Tavern & Whiskey Bar offers seasonal menus using fresh, locally grown produce and dairy products, Florida-raised meats, and seafood straight from the Gulf. Highlights of Tavern Whiskey & Bar’s fall menu includes cold water Char-Grilled Blue Point Oysters with a whiskey-brown butter glaze, Sunflower Seed Crusted Black Grouper, served with a cauliflower-heard gratin drizzled with orange beurre blanc, and the Colossal Shrimp, Gulf-caught shrimp in angel hair pasta with Caribbean cream, grilled pineapple, heirloom tomato and bell peppers.

Lido Beach Grille (Lido Beach Resort)
Situated in an intimate, yet casual setting, Lido Beach Grille — famous for their Sunday brunch — offers panoramic views of the Gulf and Sarasota’s skyline with its floor-to-ceiling windows. If the views don’t take your breath away, the menu will. Executive Chef Carl Murphy takes pride in serving guests the freshest seafood with a modern, American twist. Lido Beach Grille’s dinner menu offers takes on seafood favorites including a Macadamia Nut Grouper with roasted plantain, grilled mango and mashed potatoes, and Grilled Mangrove Snapper, served with a lobster crab cake, citrus jus, and tropical salsa.

Fresh Alaskan King Crab (Red, the Steakhouse)
Executive Chef Peter Vauthy of Red Steakhouse takes a phone-to-table approach to score the best ingredients from around the world. He also values farm-to-table ingredients, but in the case of Alaskan King Crab…. it is all about his connections with the fisherman on the boats in Alaska who ring Peter first after catching the first batch of the famed (huge) Crabs. Then they overnight ship the Crabs to Peter so he can plate it for you fresh — never frozen. The King Crab season has officially commenced and Peter is serving various menu items from the 10lb Whole Alaskan King Crab dish to a King Crab Cake… or King Crab Fried Rice… or King Crab Mac ’n Cheese. Or just tell him how you want it served and he’ll accommodate your wishes. Make sure to get it while you can though, as the King Crab season could only last for two or so weeks!

Salmon Sliders (Stanton South Beach)
One of the only resorts along Ocean Drive with direct beach access, the Stanton South Beach is in close proximity to tons of fresh, tasty seafood. The hotel’s Deco Blue Restaurant & Lounge offers unobstructed beach views and attracts the hip epicurean with great American and fresh seafood menu items. The crowd favorite dish is arguably the Salmon Sliders perfected with Grilled Salmon, Arugula, Red Onion Pickles and Herb Tartar on Mini Buns. Plus, a crisp white Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with this dish.

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Bar Primi Pops Up at The Dutch Miami

Bar Primi - New York, NY

Get ready Miami! New York’s Bar Primi is popping up at The Dutch at W South Beach for the entire month of September.

The best part is that Bar Primi’s pop up menu will be The Dutch’s Miami Spice menu 🙌

The Dutch’s Miami Spice offering for September will consist of past and current dishes off of Bar Primi’s menu.

Here’s what you can expect:


The Dutch is located inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue.


O’Lima Launches “Hora O’Lima” Weekday Happy Hour

Hora O'Lima Cucumber Mule

Peruvian restaurant, O’Lima has laughed, “Hora O’Lima” their new weekday happy hour.

Hora O’Lima will take place from 5pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday.

During Hora O’Lima, guests can also enjoy a range of lower priced dishes and cocktails including:

· $7 house wines & prosecco, $4 beers, $8 classic cocktails, $10 specialty cocktails

· Hot and cold appetizers range from $10-$15; entrees range from $15-$26

To celebrate the launch, the new Hora O’Lima Cucumber Mule will be complimentary* during launch week, September 6 through September 9. *One per customer.


For more information on O’Lima, click here.

O’Lima is located at 1052 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands.