July Vino Column–Biscayne Times

Happy to announce that I am taking over the “Vino” column found in the local Miami newspaper, Biscayne Times. Check out my monthly column (in print or online) for reviews of affordable wines. Cheers!

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…

South American Wine: Beyond Malbec!

Check out my latest article in the August 2016 issue of  Let’s Eat Magazine— about some interesting South American varietals–including specific winery recommendations for each one. If you are in the Miami, FL area, look for the magazine in your mailbox, or at restaurants in Coral Gables. Enjoy!

Local South Florida Musician Spotlight: Ominé Eager

It is rare in this modern world of auto-tune and manufactured pop divas to find raw musical talent in the mainstream. Most of what we hear on the radio is audibly “photo shopped”, so-to-speak, and seemingly nothing comes from the heart. Despite the lack of quality in what we consider “popular” tunes, there is still…

End of the Rainbow, South Florida Theatre “Must-See”

The rise and fall of Judy Garland’s stardom and personal life are something of a Hollywood legend these days. From the young woman who skipped down the yellow brick road, to the feisty middle-aged lady who sang her heart out for weeks on end in a London theatre, we’ve all heard the stories and whispers…

A Private Family Matter, A Book Review

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.                                     John F. Kennedy My quest to find out more about my aunt from those who knew her at a younger age brought me to the actor, author, and one time professional football…

Another PodCast Appearance: Miami, Football, and The U

I was invited back to be a guest on the house podcast over at Sports*Politik. This time, we talk about the sport culture  in Miami and Coral Gables; the Miami Hurricanes football program; the old Orange Bowl; the NCAA mess; and why I hate the Marlins Park.    Check out the podcast by clicking here.