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There’s a new kid on the Brickell block, and
we’re happy to see it. European chain Vapiano
has just launched their latest restaurant right
here in our own neighborhood. Think fresh
Italian cuisine with a sophisticated twist —
and, of course, a full bar with great daily drink
specials. You’ll also find a few high-tech twists
on the typical dining experience as well as good,
old-fashioned homemade flavors; 1221 Brickell
Ave.; 305.374.0311; Vapiano.com.
The makers of some of the world’s finest wines know about the law of
supply and demand, which is why they often don’t bottle all the wine
they produce. Enter 90+ Cellars. The US-based firm buys up surplus of
wines rated 90 or above by leading wine journals, then bottles them
under their own label and sells them at fabulously discounted prices. The
only catch? They can’t reveal the name of the maker. But who cares when
as long as it tastes good; NinetyPlusCellars.com.
Love eating dessert first, even
before the appetizers come
out? Well, you’ll feel good
giving in to the temptation
when you’re indulging in one
of these finely-crafted treats
made with you in mind.
34 Chewy Goodness
All of Helliemae’s lip-smacking
caramels are handmade in tiny,
4-lb. batches. The result? Dark, rich
perfection, especially in their spice &
cinnamon-spiked Chili Palmer version
of the treat; SaltCaramels.com.
Dominican-based Cacao Prieto sources
all their cacao from family-owned
farms. That’s the secret behind their
saliva-inducing chocolates and liquors.
Their whimsical package illustrations
are a bonus; CacaoPrieto.com.
Think how much more amazing that
s’more will be when you make it with
one of these caramel marshmallows
from Brooklyn-based artisan producer
Whimsy & Spice. Or try them in hot