Thursdays can be relatively low-key (especially when you have 9-5 jobs like us), but at Phuc Yea, they’re anything but. The Vietnamese-Cajun restaurant turns up on Thursdays with fun drinks and oyster specials that help us forget the workweek. Instead of counting down to the weekend, you’ll be counting down to Tiki Thursdays.
Earlier this month, we teamed up with Pinch Kitchen to raise money for a great cause: Born Free Pet Shelter, a no-kill and non-profit dog rescue that has been helping homeless dogs since 1981. Guests who participated in the event enjoyed an all-inclusive brunch with delicious dishes from Pinch duo John Gallo and Rene Reyes. Here’s what you missed.
“You need to go to Andiamo.”
“How have you not been to Andiamo?”
“We love Andiamo. Definitely check it out.”
Whenever we talk to our friends about good pizza in Miami, Andiamo always pops up in the conversation … and at least one of the above statements makes an appearance, too. For about two years, we’ve been told we need to visit, and we finally did — just in time for their 16th anniversary (a huge milestone in Miami). By waiting so long, we’ve been missing out on some amazing pizza.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.