Posts tagged ‘Florida’

News Cafe (Ocean Drive, Miami Beach)

imageI can only think of one thing better than breakfast on the beach, breakfast at News Cafe.  People watching opportunities are included for free! 

Its on Ocean Drive  at 8th Street, in Miami Beach, this restaurant is directly across from the ocean.  Open 24hours, News Cafe is a bar, a cafe and a newsstand with a menu large enough to satisfy everyone.  Breakfast ranges from yogurt to pastries, pancakes and fresh juices.  Stay long enough and have a traditional burger and fries for lunch while enjoying the sea breeze . 

Opened in 1988 as a bookstore and newsstand where local jazz musicians played and intellectuals gathered, this quaint restaurant oozes with history and vibrancy.  There’s no better way to start the day!

News Cafe
800 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


July 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Texas de Brazil (Miami Beach)

imageAre you a hungry carnivore on Miami Beach? I have just the place for you – Texas de Brazil. 

Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian style steakhouse. Its an excellent place for a Caipirinha, the Brazilian version of a mojito, made with cachaça (rum made with sugar cane) and obviously steaks.  Now when I say steaks I mean rotisserie-roasted meats, and lots of them, coming around from table to table.  And for vegetarians (or amateur carnivores) there is an extensive salad bar with traditional Brazilian concoctions like hearts of palms salad, feijoada (Brazilian Beans and Rice) and faropha (toasted manioc flour)

It’s fun, lively, and very Brazilian. Go there with friends and go there hungry!

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
Miami Beach 300 Alton Rd. Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-7702

May 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Chateau France Restaurant

clip_image002Since I travel and eat out often I’ve decided to also use this blog as a way to highlight some of the restaurant gems I have the joy of eating at.  I hope this works to satisfy one of the questions I get asked most often: "Eric, do you know any good restaurants in BLANK area?"  Since I often have many recommendations, I will post them as I try them!

This week I went to a fantastic romantic French restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida and had the pleasure of being amazed by the great food and great wine.  I wanted to share “Chateau France” with you because I spent a wonderful evening and couldn’t be happier with the service, ambiance, menu and the overall experience.

Chateau France Restaurant
136 4th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
I am told that reservations are recommended

April 17, 2009 at 7:52 am 1 comment

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