Off The Books: Seagrape’s New Dinner Series Shines

Off The Books - Chef Max Santiago, Chef Michelle Bernstein, Chef Tony Velazquez, Chef Velazquez's girlfriend, and Chef Jeremy Ford

Seagrape, the Floridian brasserie that served us one of our favorite meals of 2016 just last month, hit another home run with another meal a few weeks later: Off the Books. The new dinner series, hosted by Seagrape’s Chef de Cuisine Tony Velazquez, is scheduled to take place the 1st Saturday of each month and brings together top local chefs for a memorable multi-course family meal.

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Seagrape at Thompson Miami Beach: What a Meal

Seagrape’s Patio | Source

Three months in, and we have a serious contender for Best Meal of 2016. Our recent trip to Seagrape at the Thompson Miami Beach was a memorable one from start to finish. The restaurant’s Florida- and Caribbean-inspired (Floribbian?) fare delighted our taste buds throughout the evening and ensured a return visit from us very soon. Here’s why.

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Wag Wednesday: Tony Velazquez & Bodhi


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

This week, we’re featuring Tony Velazquez,‎ Chef de Cuisine of Seagrape at Thompson Miami Beach, and his French bulldog, Bodhi

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MFP’s Picks of the Month – February 2016


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 February 2016.

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