MFP Destinations: A Staycation at Biltmore Hotel

We love Coral Gables. It’s a balanced city: Whatever your interests — food, history, culture, etc. — there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the neighborhood. That’s why it’s the perfect place for a staycation.

If you were to ask a local where to stay in The City Beautiful, odds are that the Biltmore Hotel would be at the top of the list. No building is more iconic — the structure’s history dates back to the 1920s. And while it is a luxury hotel, we found out firsthand that a big budget isn’t required to enjoy its accommodations.

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Miami Food Pug’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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Christmas is around the corner, but it’s not too late to pick up some presents for your loved ones. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite food and non-food gifts to help you spread some holiday cheer. Next week, be on the lookout for our other holiday roundup: Christmas events. Happy shopping!

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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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