Nom News: May 19, 2017

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May 19, 2017

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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Wag Wednesday: Diego Oka & Awki

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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.

This week, we’re featuring Diego Oka, Executive Chef at La Mar by Gaston Acurio, and his golden doodle, Awki.

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Learn to Cook Like a Wok Star With Eleanor Hoh

As food bloggers with full-time jobs, we hardly ever eat at home. It’s not because we don’t want to, though — it’s because we have no time. And when we do eat at home, it’s usually something fast like pasta (not exactly healthy). Fortunately, we’ve learned a way to create fast, healthful meals at home without breaking the bank — and it’s all thanks to Eleanor Hoh.

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Taste of the Nation Returns to Soho Studios

Gearing up for its 29th year, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties – will showcase more than 60 of the hottest restaurants from Dade and Broward counties, top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists and an impressive array of auction items. On Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP PLUS ticket holders) to 10 p.m., the annual event returns to Wynwood at Soho Studios.

The soirée continues with an exclusive after party for VIP ticketholders and chef participants at the vibrant restaurant and gallery R House from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. While dishes will differ with bountiful savory and sweet options, one thing will remain the same: the evening’s goal to raise money for No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

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