Wynwood donut shop drawing fans with beer, bourbon confections [Video]

Xuan Guerrero and Denise Diaz recalled the first time they came across the small, white-and-blue food truck with a round sign that read “The Salty Donut Artisanal Donut Shoppe & Coffee Bar.” They were in Wynwood and the truck was surrounded by crowds lined up to get the chef-made, artisanal doughnuts. After a few months

2016-05-17T08:32:26+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Food & Dining, Lifestyle|

Two young college grads from Miami get taste of success selling Mama’s Guava Bars

One September afternoon in 2011, the smell of walnuts and guava filled the air at the Village at Science Drive apartment complex in Orlando. As neighbors began knocking on their door asking for samples, Agustin Guardiola and Alejandro DeZayas knew they had finally pinpointed the start of their business. “I never thought I would pursue

2016-04-06T16:19:41+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Business, Food & Dining|

Coral Gables restaurant to celebrate counterculture cannabis day with ‘stoner’ menu

According to urban legend, the code-term “420” was first used by a group of Northern California teenagers to note the time they were supposed to meet after school to smoke cannabis. Since then, “420” has become a part of the lexicon for cannabis smokers. As a result, April 20 has become a day of celebration

2016-04-06T16:42:44+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Categories: Food & Dining, Lifestyle|

No mystery: Food truck Ms. Cheezious so popular, owners open brick-and-mortar shop

Emily Herman, a private-school teacher in North Miami, remembers standing in line for a half-hour to order from Ms. Cheezious, a local food truck that serves grilled cheese sandwiches. Her signature pick: a short rib grilled cheese with pickled onions and arugula on sourdough bread. “It’s my favorite food truck,” said Herman, 39. “They have

2016-04-06T16:52:59+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Categories: Business, Food & Dining, Lifestyle, News|

Little Havana bar offers Saturday night “La Pachanga” musical event

When Rodolfo Tancredi’s yoga instructor mentioned the bar where she also works, Ball & Chain, he decided to check out the Little Havana establishment on a recent Saturday night. “I go to everything I’m invited to,” said Tancredi, a Venezuelan native, 39. “So I came by to see what was going on.” What Tancredi didn’t

2016-04-06T16:54:33+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Categories: Business, Food & Dining, Lifestyle, Music, News|

Coral Gables coffee shop owners promote adopted heritage with ‘Croqueta Party Tuesdays’

Alphonse “Al” Karborani was a little boy when he and his family had to flee from their home in Bethlehem to Jerusalem and then to Amman, Jordan, when he was 16. Karborani, a Palestinian refugee, was constantly paralyzed by the sounds around him. Explosions. Gunshots. Wailing cries. He could not escape war and yearned to

2016-04-06T17:50:05+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Categories: Business, Food & Dining, Lifestyle|

Chivas Burger brings a taste of Colombia to everyone

When Michael Angulo moved to the United States from Cali, Colombia, 20 years ago, he worked as a professional salsa-dancing instructor in Dover, New Jersey, and then in Miami, where he has been for 15 years. “I needed another job and a food truck was the next best thing,” said Angulo, who always loved to

2016-04-06T17:51:48+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Categories: Food & Dining, Lifestyle|

Gay-owned Oscar’s Tea Room in Wilton Manors offers an authentic taste of England

Before the doors of Oscar’s Tearoom and Gift Shop opened for business in late 2013, Greg Blankenship said the quaint shop in Wilton Manors intrigued him and his partner of 11 years, Devin Roberts. After peaking through the glass, their curiosity only increased — small round tables adorned in red cloth and fine china filled

2016-04-06T17:53:18+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Categories: Food & Dining|

Love for Jazz and Cooking

After spending most of his life sharing with the community his love for music and cooking, Michael Kolber had the opportunity to combine both of his passions into one venue. “I came up with the idea of putting both businesses together, which is very unique,” said Kolber, 51, who opened “All That Jazz Café &

2016-04-06T17:54:43+00:00 July 19th, 2014|Categories: Food & Dining, Lifestyle|

Japanese Restaurant Provides a Broad Menu and Family Environment

When they arrived in South Florida from Japan nine years ago, Kenji Puican, 40, and his wife Saori Higa, 39, set a goal to open up their own business. Puican, who worked in warehouses for Toyota, Honda and Sony in Japan, said he knew he would eventually come to America with his wife and take

2016-04-06T17:56:24+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Food & Dining, Lifestyle|