Nom News: May 27, 2016

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Each Friday, we compile South Florida food-related news and events that we couldn’t fit on the site earlier in the week, as well as other local news that piques our interest. Want to be included in next week’s roundup? Shoot us an email at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

Here’s your weekly dose of nom.

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A Look Back on the First Coral Gables Food Tour

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First off, a big thanks to everyone who made our first-ever Coral Gables Food Tour with Coral Gables Love a success. What’s the Coral Gables Food Tour, you say? This past Tuesday, we teamed up with our favorite Coral Gables blog to take 15 diners to some of the top restaurants in Coral Gables. From 6-9 pm, we enjoyed bites and adult beverages at Uvaggio, Bulla and The Local Craft Food + Drink.

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Wag Wednesday: Nicole Votano & Daisy

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Over the past year, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers. That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Nicole Votano, Director of Operations/Chef at DIRT, and her pug, Daisy Read more

Byblos + Saffron Supper Club = A Happy Persian New Year

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Saffron Supper Club, our favorite pop-up dinner club, took over the dining room at Byblos on May 15 for an unforgettable Persian New Year celebration. This ode to Nowruz featured an array of traditional New Year dishes along with top sellers from the Mediterranean restaurant’s regular menu.

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The OBIEs: A Great Night for a Great Cause

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This past Friday, hundreds of hungry attendees wined and dined for a great cause at the Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards (OBIEs). Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed unlimited samplings from over 30 restaurants as well as an open bar inside the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. CBS 4’s Lisa Petrillo hosted the night’s festivities, which also featured appearances by celebrity chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Michael Schwartz.

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