Cream Parlor: A Home Away From Home

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Step inside Cream Parlor and try not to smile — it’s impossible. The MiMo/Upper East Side eatery will take you back to a time when grownup responsibilities were nonexistent.

“Everything here is a memory or a moment in time for us,” says Co-Owner Johnny Tsokos. “When my wife Ainsley and I designed the place, we wanted to make sure everyone felt comfortable. We wanted to create those moments for others.”

They’ve succeeded with one of the most charming cafes in town.

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Meet Your Bartender: Will Thompson

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When you’re sitting on the other side of the bar from Will Thompson, you’re getting more than a transaction. More than just a “What are you having?” More than just a “hello” and “goodbye.” You’re getting an experience.

Thompson, a 32-year-old former Air Force medic, has made a name for himself over the years tending bar at some of Miami’s top restaurants and watering holes including Broken Shaker, Ball & Chain and, more recently, The Local Craft Food + Drink. He’s come a long way since getting his feet wet in the industry at P.F. Chang’s after completing his military service. Read more

Proof Pizza & Pasta: A Midtown Miami Treasure

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The guys behind Proof Pizza & Pasta: (L to R) Justin Flit, Matt Depa, and Malcolm Prude

By now, odds are that you’ve heard of Proof Pizza & Pasta. The Midtown Miami restaurant has quietly made its name for itself since opening its doors almost one year ago. The Neopolitan pizzeria was most recently named Best Restaurant in Midtown/Design District by Miami New Times, adding to its long list of local accolades.

After experiencing the food and service for ourselves, we saw what the fuss was about. We just had to talk to Chefs Justin Flit and Matt Depa about the restaurant and find out their story. So we did.

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