La Espuma – A Cafe Cubano Trick

Coffee is important in almost every culture - and not just the consumption of it but the ritual behind the preparation. Since meeting my husband nearly 10 years ago, I have become a huge fan of Cuban coffee for just that reason. In his family, it's consumed at all hours of the day - it's offered the second you walk through … [Read more...]

Eating My Way Through Miami – One Restaurant at a Time

I’ve been in Miami for the past month performing in the Actors’ Playhouse production of Godspell.  I was excited to take the role, but sad to miss out on my favorite season for food in New York - the fall harvest.  So to drown my seasonal sorrows, I decided I would eat my way through South Florida, checking out all the … [Read more...]

Hungry in Miami – Panther Coffee

Miami may be known for cafe Cubano and Latin American coffee stands, but Panther Coffee is carving out an entirely new space in the Miami Coffee Scene. After a long coffee career in Portland, Oregon, Joel Pollock and his wife Leticia packed their bags and relocated to sunnier Miami. Their coffee shop in the arts district … [Read more...]

Hungry in Miami – Tropical Fruit Tour

Behold our second installment of our Hungry in Miami series! We stopped by a the Homestead, FL fruit stand aptly named Robert Is Here, because, well - Robert owns it and he’s always there. In fact, he has been since he was 6 years old! There’s quite a story behind the establishment, which Robert shares with us in the … [Read more...]

Hungry in Miami – Sustain Restaurant + Bar

When we decided to spend a month in Miami, I thought that I would REALLY miss New York. Don’t get me wrong, I knew that the sunshine and high temperatures in January were way better than any blustery winter cold we may experience up here. But I was nervous to leave my food community of Brooklyn, and to be honest, wasn’t … [Read more...]

Hungry in Miami – Guarapo

This post is not the first time I have expressed my love for guarapo, that delicious, cold, refreshing, pressed sugarcane juice. Whenever I'm in Miami, I always make sure to stop at Latin America Market, a non-descript green building with no signage west on Flagler near the Palmetto Expressway. The serve up the freshest … [Read more...]

No Thyme for Oregano

I have been on a mission for the past few years to perfect the Cuban dishes of Raphael’s hometown of Miami. If you want to try real Cuban food, authentic Cuban food, Miami is the place to do it. And if you want real authentic recipes, don’t count on getting a straight answer out of any Cuban grandma. Last month, Raphael … [Read more...]

Yo Quiero Guarapo!

When you think of Cuban food, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the Cuban Sandwich. And while I’ll never turn down combinations of pork and pickles, the thing I have been longing for after a recent trip to miami is actually a beverage- a beverage without alcohol, if you can believe it! (Although I’m sure it … [Read more...]