Around Town Bites

Around Town Bites

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...

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....

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...

Los Parrilleros, an Argetinian Steakhouse in Doral by Ray Raposo

On a recent Saturday night ten good friends met to enjoy the food and music at Los Parilleros restaurant in Doral. The authentic Argentinian-Uruguayan steakhouse with a big Italian influence, opened more than 16 years ago. Several friends in our party are regular patrons and have enjoyed eating here for years. That should tell you that the food is...

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...