Come Sail Away, Part 2

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and its variants, major lines such as MSC Cruises and Celebrity are sailing full-speed ahead, drumming up excitement with perks like bigger ships, new ports and even private islands. MSC was successful in launching two new ships in 2021—MSC Seashore and MSC Virtuosa—giving cruise-goers 19 vessels to now choose

Come Sail Away, Part 1

The waters around the South Florida cruise industry had been eerily calm for more than a full year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn’t until this past June that a U.S.-docked cruise ship once again set sail from Fort Lauderdale. Passengers lined the exterior balconies of Celebrity Edge and waved goodbye as the ship

Good for the Soul

During her years in lifestyle management, she ran multimillion-dollar estate homes in South Florida for rapper/entrepreneur Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, or Diddy) and musician/record producer Timbaland. As a personal chef, she’s credited with helping Grammy-nominated rap artist Rick Ross shed 80 pounds. And regulars at her first Miami restaurant, South Street, included

What’s in a Name?

Though barely out of high school, Elan Savir believed he had something to prove to his family and friends: The native of Israel, who was raised mostly in New York and South Florida, could and would find success in Miami. And he would do it with a sense of style. “When I was 18, I

Viva Ceviche!

Ceviche, seviche or cebiche. No matter how you slice it—or, rather, say it—this celebrated South American dish boils down to three simple ingredients: seafood, vegetables, and flavor. Rooted in tradition, the recipe was first discovered more than 2,000 years ago, and it’s remained largely unchanged ever since. Originating among Peru’s Moche civilization—which used fermented citrus

Father of the Festival

The mastermind behind the South Beach Wine and Food Festival lives by a simple motto. “It’s not where you start,” says Lee Brian Schrager. “It’s where you finish.” The saying rings especially true for him amid the twists and turns of a global pandemic—and its impact on the multiday event that typically draws celebrities, culinary

Hall for One

Not even a global pandemic could stop the inception of Delray Beach Market. Standing four stories tall, the 150,000-square-foot food hall, which cost more than $60 million to build, is poised to make waves in South Florida when it debuts this spring. Featuring more than 25 local and regional eateries with rotating art and culture

Better Off Red

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop 2818 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood; 3435 Main Highway, Coconut Grove Red alert: Love comes in all edible shapes and sizes at Fireman Derek’s, the brainchild of fireman-turned-baker Derek Kaplan (all recipes, the business boasts, are “tested and approved” by actual firefighters). A Nutella stuffed cookie, for example, involves homemade chocolate chip

Red Velvet Cheesecake at Fireman Derek’s
Pubbelly Sushi brings out its Sunday finest with brunch

Pubbelly Sushi, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, is finally launching Sunday brunch (featured image) at all locations, including Aventura and Downtown Dadeland. Guests can indulge in six new sweet and savory flavor combinations curated by José Mendín, the five-time James Beard Foundation Award-nominated chef and owner of Pubbelly. Kicking off the new menu is

Pubbelly sushi brunch menu
Reimagining Downtown Doral

At Downtown Doral, large-scale events and entertainment have long taken center stage, shaping the community’s identity through chef-driven dining and action-packed cultural activities. However, as cities across the world grapple with the effects of COVID-19, so have the developers at this outdoor town center. Here are some of the ways Downtown Doral’s Codina Partners are

Liquid Escape at Loews Hotels

If you’re not ready to jet off to a new destination just yet, take part in Loews Hotels’ Getaway in a Glass. The South Beach location—Loews Miami Beach Hotel (1601 Collins Ave.)—is serving up a limited-edition menu of cocktails featuring recipes that pay homage to vacation spots from coast to coast.  “At Loews Hotels &

Best in Dough

What better way to celebrate The Salty’s recent five-year anniversary in Wynwood (50 NW 23rd St., No. 112) than to showcase five of the artisanal doughnut shop’s most popular selections. Every doughnut made at The Salty, which also has a location in South Miami (6022 S. Dixie Highway), features 24-hour brioche dough, made in-house daily,