Stories written by Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer

The Favors of Costa Rica


It’s Memorial Day Weekend and I am writing this column from my brother’s house in Costa Rica, where I have been staying for the past four days. I flew in on Thursday and will be returning home the following Monday. And while I am in town, what will I be doing? Chilling out, relaxing, and […]

It Is Time For Fresh and Fit…


Every now and then, there comes a point in time when you’ve indulged just a bit too much, you’ve put on a few extra pounds … and now, you know what you have to do. It’s time to hit the gym and cut back on all those “bad-for-you” foods. But that’s okay! As a matter […]

The Best Pizza in South Florida…


So many of us who now live in South Florida originally hail from up North – New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut – and when you are born and raised there, pizza is a part of your life. You grow up on it. From the time you can chew, you’ve eaten the pie. A slice […]

Adventures in Dining “In”

Style: "Agfa"

Dining out has historically served as the ideal way to celebrate a special occasion, to pass the time on a Friday or Saturday night, go on a date, or romance a loved one. With so many amazing restaurants in Miami, it is possible to eat out every single night of the week – and then […]

Is the Customer Always Right?

Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer

I grew up hearing, “The customer is always right.” Be it clothing stores, grocery stores, at a pharmacy, or in restaurants, it didn’t matter – no matter what the situation, the server/clerk had to eat it and the customer was correct. I always believed this, too. When money was involved and there was a discrepancy, […]

Food Fit for The Champions…


In the unforgettable words of one of the most amazing rock bands of all time: “We are the champions, my friend”… just a few short hours ago (at the time of this writing), the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI to become the 2012 champions! So what does this have to do with food? […]

Addicted to Asian


The last column I wrote (which was before I “disappeared” for 10 days during the end of 2011) was about Chow Down Grill & Lounge, an amazing Chinese food eatery (well, actually two – one location is in Surfside on Harding Ave. and the other in South Beach on 9th and Alton), which happens to […]

Football Food


Just a few short weeks ago I was sure that my personal football season was coming to an end, and then it happened. The New York Giants beat the Jets…and the Cowboys (yay!)…and then the Falcons…and the Green Bay Packers…and just hours ago, down went the 49ers. Such a pity… NOT! I am and have […]


Growing up Jewish on Long Island, New York meant a few things to me: Youth group every Wednesday evening, saying the Chanukah prayer before receiving a present each day for eight days in a row during the holidays, and eating Chinese food. Lots of Chinese food. We’d call in for takeout every Sunday evening (without […]

Miami Beach International Bridal Week shines as it Changes the Face of ‘Bridal’


By Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer…. Sobol-Perry Fashion Productions, Inc. has done it again! As the producers and masterminds behind Miami Beach International Bridal Week (MBIBW), Beth Sobol, and her business partner, Aaron Perry, successfully debuted the newest and what could be considered, the most important bridal show the wedding industry has ever seen. Held this past […]

It’s Stone Crab Season…

Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer

By Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer…. Before I moved to Florida I really never understood the allure of Stone Crabs. I mean, I grew up in New York, summering on the beaches of Long Island, indulging in all things delicious, drinking champagne and eating Maine lobster. It’s not like I was deprived or anything, we just didn’t […]

Bourbon Steak

Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer

By Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer…. So my very picky brother came to the states (he lives in Costa Rica) a few weeks ago and wanted to go out to dinner. I didn’t really feel like hiking it all the way down South – not even to mid-town or the Design District, but was at a loss. […]

Juicing for Health


By Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer…. For those of you who do not know what I look like, I am scarcely 5 feet tall, weigh less than 90 pounds (wet) and love to eat. I am one of the fortunate that at almost 40something years old, I can still eat just about whatever I want and it […]

Reap What you Sow

Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer

By Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer…. From the time I as a little girl, I was always fascinated with things that grow that you can eat. Think about it – you plant a seed, you water it, it grows, flowers, and then you pick it and eat it. Sounds so elementary, but oh my god! It’s so […]