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Quick Bites: Nicoise Salad from Taverna

Let me start by saying that I’ve been craving this salad two days after having it. Yes, it was that good. Crunchy haricot verts, roasted fingerling potatoes, Nicoise olives, a hard-boiled, tomatoes, and baked salmon. With the right ingredients it isn’t hard to get this classic salad right, but Taverna deliciously exceeded expectations. Specializing in […]

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The Best of Brunch: Baa, Baa Black Sheep

When it comes to indulging a little, brunch is the perfect meal to do it. After multiple recommendations from my new coworkers, Mark and I finally got around to trying Black Sheep. The restaurant is located in the 5 Points area of Jacksonville and is easily one of the most popular. With multiple floors and […]

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Bento Box: Dee

a)  Kale Salad // Yardbird No surprise that something from Yardbird is on my bento box! Their classed up Southern fare is a favorite of mine and their Kale Salad only reinforced that love. Fresh kale, sharp cheddar and crisp green apple bite the palate, while the cider vinegar and moonshine raisins marry the flavors together […]

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The Best of Brunch: Tap42 Bar & Kitchen

This edition of TBoB is at a Ft. Lauderdale favorite, Tap42 Bar & Kitchen. It’s home to the $15 Unlimited Mimosa special! I was there for a birthday celebration and thought it was the perfect atmosphere for a big group. Definitely a place to come back to with the TCP gang! The menu is short […]

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Sip This, Not That: Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition

There was a time when I wouldn’t go near whiskey. I always found it a bit too strong for my taste but times have changed. Introduced by friends who are big fans of the amber-hued spirit, I was pretty excited about the chance to try the latest from Scottish whiskey house, Glenfiddich. Still family owned […]

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Lunch on Lincoln: Comfort Food Edition

One of the best things about working on South Beach is that there’s so many different places to eat. After a year, there’s still places I have yet to try and a few more that have yet to open! Since my office is pretty close to Lincoln Road, it’s a quick walk to good eats […]

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Summer Sipping: 3 Drinks to Beat the Heat

With the summer heat in full effect, I feel like I’m constantly on a search for something cool to sip on. I’m usually a champagne or rose kinda girl, but lately I’ve been venturing out of my staples. Check out these three drinks that are just as tasty as they look… Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade  It’s […]

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Bento Box: Dee

Trying new things is probably one of my most favorite things to do – especially when it comes to eating. Nevertheless, nothing can really take the place of comfort foods. Everyone has different choices, but we all get that same nostalgic feeling. You know the meal is going to be good and you just can’t […]

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Sweet & Savory: Ice Box Cafe – Miami Beach

Hidden on a side street in South Beach, the Ice Box Cafe has become one of my favorite finds. The menu is full of classic favorites that have been slightly revisited for a more creative approach. It’s easy to find something for everyone and the prices are right – especially for the portions (and the […]

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Bento Box: Dee

Since there are eight members of The Collective Plate, we want to make sure you get to know each of us individually. Every week one of us will share a Bento Box, which is essentially a snapshot of what we’d had to eat recently. They’ll have accompanying commentary and we’d like to think of them […]

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