Around Town Bites

Around Town Bites

El Chamán Peruvian Cuisine in West Kendall by Ray Raposo

El Chamán Peruvian Cuisine is located way inside a West Kendall Shopping Center and you could drive by it for years and not know that it’s there. However those that have found this restaurant gem keep coming back for more. Six good friends recently met for dinner, some of us have been to El Chamán a few times over the years....

Fontainebleau Hilton’s Michael Mina’s Stripsteak. by Ray Raposo

While spending a weekend at Miami Beach’s most iconic hotel, the Fontainebleau Hilton, we had the pleasure of trying several of the eating establishments in the large complex. The property is almost a town all on its own. You certainly have a variety of 11 dining and drinking spots to keep your stomach and mouth satisfied. The hotel's several...

The intriguing Sapore di Mare in Coconut Grove by Ray Raposo

A group of family members went for lunch to Sapore di Mare in Coconut Grove this week. Giorgia Calabrese and Matteo Paderni opened this seafood restaurant with an Italian flavor about 4 years ago. They’re devoted to serve the freshest and most seasonal fish and shellfish sourced from both the Mediterranean and waters worldwide. Besides seafood their menu also...

Lovely Caffe DiNotte on Sunset Drive by Ray Raposo

We went to Caffe DiNotte on Sunset Drive in Kendall for a group lunch to celebrate some family birthdays recently. We’ve all visited this restaurant before, since it has been a gem for fine Italian food with a touch of Latin flavor, in an intimate setting, for years. The restaurant also features walls filled with colorful paintings and some...

Christy’s, the Classic Gables Steakhouse by Ray Raposo

Christy’s has been a staple of Coral Gables fine dining for decades. Still in the same corner location on Ponce de Leon near the circle. Four couples of good friends had dinner at Christy’s on a recent Saturday night to try the Miami Spice Menu of $39.00pp. We first waited for all of us to arrive at the cozy...