Our Lady of the Lakes Children’s Fashion Show Raises $67,000 for the “Lend-a-Hand” Scholarship Program

(left to right)  Matthew Mesa, Paolo Jebian, Vicente Tome, Kevin Valido, Christopher Alvarez and Brandon Gancedo

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School’s 16th Annual Children’s Fashion Show and luncheon, “To the Red Carpet”, was a stylish fundraising success. Held on October 20, 2012, at the Doubletree Miami Airport Convention Center, the event featured 130 student models, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and drew more than 700 guests. The fashion show […]

El Gran Inka in Key Biscayne


I have written before about Peruvian food and how amazing it can be. This time, driving to the beach in Key Biscayne I found El Gran Inka, I heard about this place before but I was not excited about it mostly because I am not a big fan of chain restaurants and El Gran Inka […]

Miami Spice Standout: TOSCANA DIVINO


Miamians, by reputation, share a common love for all things “en vogue”: gorgeous beaches, internationally-acclaimed resorts and spas, the latest fashion and fitness trends, and undeniably, bold food. The singularly most effective remedy to relaxing amidst busy schedules or reconnecting with friends, food is the epitome of this city’s diverse global population. Hence comes the […]

The flavor of Central America in South Florida: Honduran Food


Eighth Street or “calle ocho”, is alive and well thanks to the many kitchens surrounding its borders. On our hunt for a great Honduran restaurant, we found Paseo Catracho, located at: 824 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33130 This place is very authentic and is full of cute decorations. Each table has information about one […]

Don Pan from Venezuela in Miami


Over a year ago, I had just moved to Miami and I was looking for an early morning breakfast place. I remembered eating some delicious Venezuelan arepas from Don Pan that a friend of mine brought me once. I decided to walk there since it was pretty close to my place. I was looking for […]

Head over heels for Peruvian food in Miami!


Located in Coral Gables, we decided to dine at Pardos Chicken Peruvian Cuisine, a restaurant which prides itself with the Inca legacy in all their recipes. Modern but selective decoration makes this place a casual stop for lunch on weekdays or even a nice dinner on weekends. With top notch customer service from start to […]

Food Truck & Music Fest Craze comes to Miami Beach


North Shore Bandshell on September 19, October 17 and November 14 Miami Beach’s North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will dress in the typical, characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area to welcome the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest on Wednesday nights this fall. The events take place on September 19, […]

More than great seafood is on the menu at The Fish House

Catch Motel Mel in the Back Room Live! at The Fish House

  People who like fish go to The Fish House Seafood & Raw Bar on Miller Drive. Since 1995, owners Jose and Angela Rivero have been satisfying diners with fresh seafood seasoned and cooked to perfection. With drink specials, live entertainment and your favorite game on the many TVs, The Fish House delivers more than […]

Harvey’s Smokehouse BBQ gets small business grant

Pictured (l-r) are Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell and restaurant owners Harvey and Natalie Alexander.

Cutler Bay restaurateurs Harvey and Natalie Alexander of Harvey’s Smokehouse BBQ had a special visit from Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell on Friday, July 27. The proprietors of the popular eatery were the recipients of a $2,000 check from the county’s “Mom and Pop” Small Business Grant Program. Natalie Alexander explained what the […]

Eat, drink and score at Homefield Sports Bar & Grill

Homefield’s spacious, modular design allows for several events to happen at once.

Homefield Sports Bar & Grill, located in Kendall Village, is not your typical sports bar. Sure, there are pool tables and flat-screen TVs everywhere, more than 50 of them; and the bar offers your favorite cocktails and ice cold beer. But that’s where the similarities to other sports bars end. Instead of a dark, cramped […]

U.S. Century Bank hosts event for HACER Scholarship Awards

RMHC of South Florida HACER Scholarship winners (l-r) Kevin Pardinas, Melissa Quintana, Priscilla Suzal-Wright, Xiaowen Wu, Nicolas Carchi, Pamela Saavedra, Lissette Noda, Elianne Vazquez, Kendrick Cancio and Emily Salvador are joined by Ronald McDonald at the 14th annual South Florida HACER Scholarship Award ceremony at US Century Bank headquarters. Pardinas and Salvador were chosen from among thousands of applicants across the country for the national $100,000 scholarship given to four students each year. Pictured in the back are Alejandro Krauskopf, David Beltran and Mathew Penna.

The Doral headquarters office of U.S. Century Bank, located at 2301 NW 87 Avenue, recently welcomed local McDonalds restaurant owner/operators and recipients of the 2012 HACER scholarships. Each year, the Ronald McDonald House Charities/Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (RMHC/HACER) awards scholarships to high school seniors of Hispanic descent. Since 1985, RMHC/HACER has awarded more […]

Miami Spice restaurant program to offer expanded dining options


The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has announced the 11th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program — the wildly anticipated summer celebration in which Greater Miami restaurants offer discounted three-course lunch and dinner menus. To make dining deals spicier, new to the program this year is a second option, which will be available simultaneously […]

Keys resort offers special rates to military, police, fire personnel


In recognition of the bravery and dedication of America’s heroes, Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys will again honor military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical personnel through its Heroes Welcome Program. From Aug. 20-Nov. 18, the program features starting rates of $99, special dis- counts on resort activities and a series of […]

Marlins’ high concession prices are an issue


 In all, he has visited 31 different ballparks, counting a few that are no longer in existence. He is three ballparks shy of visiting all 30 current ballparks — Arlington, Houston, and Toronto — and those will surely be checked off by next year. In my young life, I have been fortunate enough to visit […]

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