Food Spots

15th & Vine

This weekend’s brunch was at the lovely 15th & Vine at the W Hotel in Brickell. The modern restaurant has a delicious brunch menu with a “freeflow bubbles” option for bottomless mimosas (heck yeah). Its prime location makes it a great spot for anyone trying to enjoy an unforgettable brunching experience. Check out their menu here.

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Tuna Tartare & Avocado
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Blackened Mahi-Mahi Burger

 

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Lobster Mac & Cheese

I started with the tuna tartare which was extremely flavorful. It’s dressed with a ponzu sauce and comes with a crispy rice cracker. My main dish was the blackened mahi burger. You can’t go wrong with this option if you want something heavy enough to fill you up, but not as filling as a regular beef burger. It’s light, but filling- perfect if you ask me. The french fries were to die for, if we’re being honest. I tried my friend’s lobster mac and cheese, which didn’t disappoint. It’s topped with breadcrumbs & is definitely sharable.

If you’re looking for a new brunch spot and haven’t been to 15th & Vine, definitely make your way over there. Their rooftop is under construction, so if you want a gorgeous view of our city (#welivewhereyouvacay), wait until it’s open again. Let me know what you think of it!

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MadLove

I had the pleasure of trying out Pinecrest’s newest restaurant addition: MadLove by Latin House. I’m a huge fan of Latin House Grill, so I knew this new spot wouldn’t disappoint.

This casual-dining restaurant has a great vibe & great food options to go with it. Pick from endless protein options (including fish & veggie options!) and style them any way- tacos, bowls, quesadilla, etc. Craving a burger? They have that too. Check out their menu below.

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Everyone was asking me on my SnapChat where the f*ck  my food was from, so I had to share with you guys. Did anyone respond to the selfie I posted? No. But tacos? Over 20 people. I love my friends.

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Loaded fries & tuna poke tacos
Although a little pricey, the food was great and I’ll definitely be back again. The manager was so nice and welcoming, which made my experience at Mad Love complete. Don’t expect a sit-down-and-take-your-order kind of place; place your order at the register and one of their lovely employees will shortly bring you your meal. I give this place a 10/10 (this rating is based on nothing- ten out of ten what?). The food was delicious, the service was great, the ambiance was comfortable, and it’s in a great location. I guess that makes it a 4/4, but that sounds horrendous so we’ll stick with 10/10.

Honestly, if those quesadillas aren’t turning you on, you have issues. I ordered the veggie protein as my filling and you seriously couldn’t tell it wasn’t chicken. I strongly recommend these to anyone trying to cut back on their meat intake- or to any of my fellow vegetarians! Don’t worry vegans- enjoy the veggie tacos sans crema Mexicana or avo-lime sauce and you’re good to go.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Love always,

Nicki G.

Food Spots

Threefold Cafe

I had been wanting to try this spot out for a while- but always forgot about it when the famous question, “Where do you wanna eat?” was asked. Luckily, when I suggested a Friday brunch to my mom, she found Threefold Cafe online and we quickly made plans.

The place is quaint and adorable and I’ll definitely be back to try more menu items. I visited their South Miami location- but there’s another one in Coral Gables. I started my dining experience with a classic cold brew (obvs). I didn’t add any cream or sugar and it was perfect to taste. It also comes served in a mason jar- so cute! I ordered the Anyway Eggs which, as the name implies, is two eggs anyway (I went with over-easy) served over some Zak the Baker (yum!) bread. My mom had the Smashed Avo which maaay have given my avocado toast a run for it’s money. It was enormous (but delicious). We also indulged in some Little Kid Waffles for dessert (you can have dessert with breakfast, right?) which were bomb.

Overall I definitely recommend this place if you want a casual, yet super cute breakfast spot. It’s moderately priced and great for a date (whether it’s with your boo or your mom). Check out some pics I took!

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Cold Brew
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Anyway Eggs
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Little Kid Waffles

Happy brunching!

Nicki G.

Buzzed

Wine Feature: Folly of the Beast

Type: Pinot Noir

Sweetness: Dry

Pros: Affordable Pinot Noir (only $13… whaaaat?)

Cons: Only available through Winc.

Although I’m no wine connoisseur, I pride myself in not tolerating wine from a bag or anything labeled “Moscato”. I paired my sippings with some pan fried sole and quinoa, but I think it would have gone better with some pasta or steak. I also wish I would’ve had some cheese to eat with it before dinner (hello Havarti), but I guess we’ll do that next time. Overall, if you don’t mind waiting a few days for your wine to get delivered, I totally recommend it.

P.S. Peep my adorable custom wine glass given to me by my best friend. Don’t you love it?

Keep drinking (unless you’re an alcoholic, then like, don’t),

Nicki G.