La Camaronera: A Fried Food Paradise

Before walking into La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market, you need to remember two things. The first: Bring cash. The place does not accept credit cards. The second thing: Don’t tell your cardiologist. This casual eatery is known for its fried … everything.

People love the place — it’s been around for decades. But despite being around for so long, it was just recently that we visited La Camaronera for the first time. It certainly won’t be the last time.

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Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia Opens in Little Havana

When you think about food in Little Havana, what do you normally think of? Chances are that Cuban cuisine is the first thing that pops into your mind. The neighborhood has no shortage of it, and it’s easy to overlook any newcomers among the mainstays that have been there for years. But if you overlook Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia, you’re making a huge mistake.

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Lekoke Wine & Bites: $45 Goes a Long Way

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It’s easy to miss Lekoke Wine & Bites while you’re driving down SW 8th Street, more popularly known as Calle Ocho. The cozy, unassuming wine bar doesn’t have the giant signs that hot spots like Ball and Chain, Azucar and other Little Havana staples have — blink and you’ll pass right by it. But although Lekoke lacks the snazzy window dressing of its neighbors, it deserves just as much of your attention.

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‘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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MFP’s Picks of the Month – May 2016

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If you haven’t noticed, we go out to eat a lot. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the best spots we’ve visited each month (and week and day). That’s why we’ve decided to put together a monthly list of our top picks. You can expect restaurants both young and old on this list — we’re always discovering new spots on our foodie adventures.

Here are our top picks for May 2016. Read more