Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pincho Factory opening in Coral Gables.

I’m proud to call myself a regular at Pincho Factory. Family owned and operated by Nedal and his wife Kristel. Pincho Factory strives to serve only the best and freshest food around. And now, after being open for just a year and a half they have found a second home in Coral Gables. The Gables is about to get introduced to an award winning menu featuring some of the best burgers, pinchos and other gourmet creations they have come up with. The new restaurant will be located just off Miracle Mile at 30 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables 33134. I for one will be at the grand opening... so stay tuned. 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Miami's Top 5 Chicken Wing joints.

#5-Lulu My new addiction is Lulu in the Grove.  I love this place.  The food and service are always superb.  It's a good place for people watching, having a cold drink with friends, watching the game or simply relaxing.  Covered in a sweet & spicy ginger sauce which is very pleasing.  These Asian style chicken wings are a must try! Crispy with a hit of heat, sweet and garlicky.
#4 Doral Hooters As far as the food is concerned, it’s really not up to par.  Then again, it’s Hooters.  The wings are delicious but the service, honestly, could be much better.  If you’re looking for cheap drinks, wing specials and eye candy, this is the place for you.  You can order your wings breaded or “naked” and choose from 5 different sauces.  The “911” sauce is my favorite and has just the right amount of spice.  By the way, unless you want to refill your own drinks, don’t sit at the outside bar.

#3- Crave What can I say about this place that already hasn’t been said?  I love Crave!  Located in the Village at Merrick Park shops in Coral Gables, this place is a gem.  The decor is beautiful, the service great, and the food has always left me wanting more.  It wasn’t until my seventh visit for lunch when I first tried the Crave wings.  They’re a work of art.  Perfectly presented and covered with an exceptional dry rub.  Yes, only five come with an order but on the upside, there massive and delicious. It’s a great appetizer before your main dish.

#2-The Joint Bar & Grill has it all. Great happy hour, the BEST burgers in South Miami and a friendly staff.  What more can you ask for?  How about great wings!  One word comes to mind - consistency.  These are wicked hot wings, with generous amount of seasoning, flavor and spice.  Breaded and covered in their secret homemade hot sauce made fresh everyday. "Bring the Heat" wings are a perfect appetizer, afternoon snack or game day finger food! Make a note - they pack a mighty punch.

#1- Sports Grill After a fulfilling two month search across Miami, Sports Grill tops at numero uno. Whether it be for a quick lunch or watching the big game with a group of friends, Sports Grill on Sunset has everything you need. The hot wings here have no match! I recommend their Special Grilled, or if you’re a fan of HOT, try the Miami Heats. You can also choose Buffalo style, BBQ, Garlic, Teriyaki and Dale style. You can’t go wrong with any of their choices but the honey mustard is the best side sauce. Unlike those other places in Doral, the service, ambiance and food has never let me down. Sports Grill is a Kendall landmark. Swing by, have a beer, and try the wings. You’ll agree its great and won’t hurt you in the pocket.