Monday, March 21, 2016

The Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now

1 Ariete
Ariete has delivered Coconut Grove the neighborhood restaurant it so desperately needed. With the kitchen helmed by former Cypress Room sous chef Michael Beltran, it serves up elevated American cuisine — think grilled oysters topped with bone marrow butter and short rib — in a laid back, friendly environment that makes you want to sit down and stay awhile.

2 Beaker & Gray

This bar slash eatery features a "globally-inspired menu" by chef Brian Nasajon with dishes like shrimp and chorizo churros, grilled oxtail and risotto and an impressive beverage program spearheaded by Broken Shaker and Blackbird Ordinary alum, Ben Potts, served up at the 13-person marble bar complete with iPhone charging stations.

3 Cypress Tavern

The restaurant formerly known as Cypress Tavern, has reincarnated itself as Cypress Tavern. Significantly more laid back than its predecessor, its features "classic brasserie fare" like steak tartare, whole grilled fish and pork schnitzel, with the signature Michael Schwartz twist.


Don't let the restaurant's peculiar name deter you. This health-driven, fast-casual eatery caters to whatever diet you may have whether it's vegan or paleo and everything in between with plenty of fresh juices, bowls, salads and even a steak and cheese wrap that will be sure to appease the meat lover in your life.

5 GK bistronomie

We know, we know, a Peruvian restaurant isn’t exactly a groundbreaking concept in Miami. But GK Bistronomie has managed to set itself apart from the pack offering unique twists on ceviche and tiraditos — one is even made with Parmesan – along with plenty of creative cocktails to wash them down with.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Tires for Your Daily Driver

Sometimes all we need is basic transportation - a way to get to work and then back home again. When it comes to simple driving, it is easy to forgo some features in exchange for reliability. One feature that should not be forgotten is tires. 

This is not to say that you need to break the bank, but arguably the most important safety feature on your vehicle is your set of tires. Often one the lowest cost options in a given size, the Fuzion Touring, made by parent company Bridgestone, has proven a popular and capable budget oriented tire. 

Combining a quiet and comfortable ride with a five-year, 55,000-mile warranty (T-rated only) and five-year, 40,000-mile warranty (V- and H-rated), the Fuzion is worth a look. In a similar vein to the Fuzion, the Sumitomo Touring LS T is a top-budget performer, but with a longer lifespan with its six-year, 65,000-mile warranty for T-rated tires and a six-year, 55,000-mile warranty for the H- and V-rated options. If your driving style tends to be towards the more aggressive side but with the need for all-season traction, check out one of the best all-season performance values in the Kumho Ecsta 4X II. The 4X II has become a customer favorite with excellent dry/wet grip and sharp steering response.