Plomo Brings a Ton of Tacos and Tequila to Coral Gables

The beauty of the Coral Gables dining scene is its variety. If there’s a certain type of cuisine or food you’re in the mood for, odds are pretty good that you’ll find it somewhere within The City Beautiful. But there’s one type of food that’s severely lacking in the area: tacos. While there are Mexican restaurants and other eateries that serve these little bundles of joy, there isn’t a place where they’re the main focus.

Enter Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar. This new taco spot from the team behind Copper 29 and Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar has taken over the old 100 Montaditos location to fill the neighborhood’s big void — and it does so successfully.

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Lilt Lounge: Downtown Miami’s Hidden Gem

Tucked away inside Downtown Miami’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel, there’s a lounge that’s home to one of the most passionate bartenders you’ll ever meet. At Lilt Lounge, Spencer Taliaferro takes his craft seriously, and after hearing him talk about it, don’t be surprised if you feel just as passionate.

During a recent tasting at Lilt, that’s exactly what happened. Wowed by his knowledge and drinks, we left Lilt with a greater appreciation of cocktails and rediscovered a bar that we hadn’t really visited since its grand opening. Shame on us for taking so long to come back.

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Upland Miami Serves Up a Stellar Brunch

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Stephen Starr and his projects are no strangers to South Florida — or to us. The Continental, Le Zoo and Steak 954 are all places we love, so naturally we were excited to hear about New York’s Upland opening up on Miami Beach. Helmed by Chef Justin Smillie, the restaurant serves up California-inspired cuisine that’s taken South of Fifth and the city by storm. Stop by for brunch, and you’ll see exactly what all the fuss is about.

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Casa Noble and Macchialina Team Up for Dinner

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Earlier this week, Casa Noble Tequila and Macchialina joined forces for a Spaghetti Western-themed dinner that paired four tasty tequila cocktails with four equally tasty courses by Chef Michael Pirolo. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed flavorful dishes that shined the spotlight on an Italian favorite: Prosciutto di Parma.

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Barceloneta: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

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When we visited Barceloneta for a media dine a few weeks back, we weren’t expecting much. The Sunset Harbour restaurant, which specializes in Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, has been a staple of the area since 2011, but we just never had any urge to stop by; our “just-okay” experience at their now-shuttered South Miami location probably had something to do with it.

But life is all about second chances, right? Well, we’re glad we went back. Little did we know that we would enjoy one of our favorite meals of 2016 here — and one that had us immediately asking, “Did we just become best friends?”

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