‘I Recognize That Place’: Ballers Edition

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Here’s a fun fact about Miami Food Pug: We love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We’re also suckers for any show filmed in the Magic City. When it was announced he’d be starring in an HBO comedy filmed in Miami, we were ecstatic.  We literally counted down the days to the Ballers premiere.

Watching The Rock’s character Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player turned financial manager, navigate the football and financial world with all its ups and downs was fun, especially with unique characters like John David Washington’s Ricky Jerret. Side note: Did you know that’s Denzel Washington’s son? Now you do! Plus, how could you NOT like a show that has pugs in the opening credits?

While we watched the first season — out on Blu-Ray and DVD today — we found ourselves saying “I recognize that place” so many times that we thought we’d put together a guide to all the restaurants we could spot.

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Win a $25 Gift Certificate to Midtown Oyster Bar

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Graspa Group (the masterminds behind Salumeria 104 and Spris) and Miami Food Pug are teaming up to give away 2 $25 gift certificates to Midtown Oyster Bar, the group’s latest venture. Led by Chef Angelo Masarin, the New England oyster bar serves up a tasty menu of seafood, shellfish and other delights. If you haven’t heard about MOB, make sure to read our write-up or visit their website, www.midtownoysterbar.com.

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Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Giveaway

Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Giveaway

Miami Food Pug is excited to announce that we’re giving away tickets to the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival, which takes place this Saturday, October 25th, 2014!

We have two pairs of General Admission tickets to give away for Saturday’s event, so enter now for a chance to win. Contest ends tomorrow night at 10 p.m. Read more