OCIO MIAMI: A Gem of a Doral Restaurant

Tucked away in an almost hidden location along a busy street that sidelines the Miami International Airport is a tiny little reprieve from the warehouse and strip mall fronts that usually rob the Doral area of any authentic charm. Inside this tiny alcove is a splendid little restaurant that creates an opportunity to escape the… Continue reading OCIO MIAMI: A Gem of a Doral Restaurant


Fabulous Chef Adrianne in a Far Away Restaurant

  It may seem strange for me to talk about a fine-dining experience being “so far away” in Miami, when I spent the better part of several months while working in the wine industry regularly making the trek down to Homestead for Dinner in Paradise at Paradise Farms, but Chef Adrianne’s fantastical restaurant is located… Continue reading Fabulous Chef Adrianne in a Far Away Restaurant

Christy’s Restaurant Celebrates 35 Years (With $35 Bottles of Premium Wine!)

When Coral Gables and Miami natives hear the name "Christy's," thoughts of the holy grail of fine-dining immediately surface in their minds. This quaint, upscale steakhouse sits on an unassuming corner on Ponce De Leon Boulevard right across the street from the Coral Gables Courthouse, just blocks away from trendy Miracle Mile in downtown Coral… Continue reading Christy’s Restaurant Celebrates 35 Years (With $35 Bottles of Premium Wine!)

The Cork and Bottle, New Smyrna Beach, FL

In the spirit of supporting local small businesses, and in the taste of wine, I would like to introduce you all to a quaint little wine bar I discovered on Canal Street in Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL. Though I’m only passing through the area on an “east-coast-of-Florida road trip,” I thought I’d give… Continue reading The Cork and Bottle, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Chima Steakhouse: Tysons Corner Delight

Despite living in the DC-metro area for three years now, it was not until Wednesday night of this week that I discovered one of Northern Virginia's most delicious dining experiences. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons Corner has to be one of the most savory and unique dining experiences you can have for a completely reasonable… Continue reading Chima Steakhouse: Tysons Corner Delight