Menu Trotting Around the World With Area 31

Travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but it’s not exactly the most affordable. With Area 31, though, you can experience cuisine from all around the world without breaking the bank. Last month, the restaurant debuted a new monthly series — Menu Trotting With Chef Wolfgang Birk — that highlights a specific region’s fare for an entire week. At $55 (and $20 for an optional wine tasting), it’s a steal.

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Wag Wednesday: Spencer Taliaferro & Sophie

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Since starting the blog, 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. Starting with this edition, Wag Wednesday will be turning into a bi-weekly feature.

This week, we’re featuring Spencer Taliaferro, Lead Mixologist at LILT Lounge, and his Australian cattle dog, Sophie.

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Manna Life Food: Meatless Mondays Made Easy

This goes without saying, but we eat a lot. And many times, we leave a meal feeling stuffed and tired (and wondering how we’re going to burn the calories). Not so at Manna Life Food, a Downtown Miami plant-based eatery that specializes in food that’s not only good for you but also makes you feel good.

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Announcing the 1st Annual Locales Festival

The first annual Locales Festival by Chef James, a celebration of the Latin American Community and Miami’s diverse culture, debuts in South Florida at Bayside Marketplace on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Hosted by Chef James Tahhan and produced by Premier Tourist and Landmark Association (PTALA), the festival will also celebrate Bayside Marketplace’s 30th birthday and spotlight the community’s accomplishments through the Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF).

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Lilt Lounge: Downtown Miami’s Hidden Gem

Tucked away inside Downtown Miami’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel, there’s a lounge that’s home to one of the most passionate bartenders you’ll ever meet. At Lilt Lounge, Spencer Taliaferro takes his craft seriously, and after hearing him talk about it, don’t be surprised if you feel just as passionate.

During a recent tasting at Lilt, that’s exactly what happened. Wowed by his knowledge and drinks, we left Lilt with a greater appreciation of cocktails and rediscovered a bar that we hadn’t really visited since its grand opening. Shame on us for taking so long to come back.

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