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....

BLUE Missions Grand Opening & Documentary Screening of “Every Drop Counts” at Sunset Place

Join BLUE Missions on World Water Day as we present our award winning documentary "Every Drop Counts" at Sunset Place AMC Theaters in South Miami followed by the grand opening of our new BLUE HQ downstairs! BLUE Missions “To combat the global water and sanitation crisis by educating the youth of today of the great need that exists and to facilitate authentic...

My 36 Favorite Large Foreign Cities by Ray Raposo

There is a world full of fascinating travel destinations and choosing the perfect place to visit can be challenge to any traveler. Hopefully you can use this list of My 36 Favorite Large Foreign Cities to help plan your travel bucket list. If smaller cities and towns are more to your liking, check out my Favorite 51 Smaller Cities...

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...

Miami Dade College’s 35th Miami Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere. Article and photos by Ray Raposo

On March 9th, Miami Dade College’s 35th Miami Film Festival had the Movie Premier of Director Jason Reitman’s “Tully” starting Charleze Theron, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Elaine Tan and MacKenzie Davis as Tully. It’s the third collaboration between Director Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody including the Oscar winning Juno and Young Adult.  The celebrity Red Carpet outside of the Olympia Theater...