Wag Wednesday: Dena Marino & Kevin

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Since starting the blog, 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 bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Dena Marino, Chef/Partner of MC Kitchen, and her Shar-Pei, Kevin.

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Cooking for Life Brunch Returns for 2nd Straight Year

Photo Credit: Images by Diana Sarmiento

On Sunday, September 25, Common Threads hosted its 2nd annual Cooking for Life Sunday Brunch at The Confidante Miami Beach (formerly The Thompson). Hosted by Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alberto Carvalho and Chef Michelle Bernstein, the event brought together the community for a great cause: fighting childhood obesity.

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Common Threads Hosts 2nd Annual Cooking for Life Sunday Brunch on September 25

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Common Threads, a not-for-profit organization, which provides hands-on cooking and nutrition education to children, families and teachers in underserved communities, is teaming up with celebrity chefs to host its Second Annual Cooking for Life Sunday Brunch on Sunday, September 25 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Chef Dena Marino of MC Kitchen: The Design District’s Culinary Trailblazer

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Back in 2012, MC Kitchen first opened in the Design District. Three years later, this Italian eatery is still going strong while many of its neighbors have shuttered their doors. In an area not exactly known for long-lasting tenants, MC Kitchen’s longevity is a testament to the quality experience awaiting diners inside 4141 NE 2nd Avenue.

It’s a quality experience that we’ve partaken in several times during the last month. After first meeting Chef Marino at a Common Threads community event and pulling some mozzarella with her, we had to visit her restaurant, try out the food and find out more about her and this Design District gem. So that’s exactly what we did.

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Cooking for Life: A Weekend Dedicated to Healthy Eating

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Chef Richard Ingraham leading a granola demonstration

This past weekend, Common Threads launched its inaugural Cooking for Life Festival. The three-day celebration brought together the community and culinary superstars for a fun, educational event to support the nonprofit’s mission: fighting childhood obesity by teaching kids and families the importance of healthy cooking. In other words, cooking for life.

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