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About Brett Graff
Brett Graff is a former U.S. government economist who today reports on money, power and the economic forces affecting real people. Dubbed “The Home Economist,” her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Glamour, Maxim, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents and Cosmopolitan. Online, she’s the financial expert for TheNest.com and writes for Bankrate.com, Yahoo! finance, Fox Business News, MSN.com, ModernMan.com, TheHomeEconomist.com and more. She lives in Key Biscayne with her husband and daughters.
Foodie: Find: Caviar Russe
Tucked into the lobby of the Four Seasons on Brickell is the outpost of the Manhattan hotspot, Caviar Russe. Here, upper echelon pretension is belied by two welcoming features. First, there are the “power hour” prices that bring champagne and its finest culinary accompaniments accessible to almost anyone working in or traveling to this bustling business district. And also, a prevailing attitude suggesting there’s no wrong way to consume your caviar – put it on a canape, pop it on to a potato slice, top it with crème fresh and hard eggs or spoon it on to your tongue straight.
Foodie Find: Zucca at Hotel St. Michel
Tucked into the corner of the landmark Hotel St. Michel, Zucca has opened in Coral Gables, serving authentic Italian fare and hand-crafted cocktails in a modern and comfortable setting. The antipasti light bites include a selection of homemade cheeses including Mozzarella di Bufala, Borcconcini as well as Burrata and Stracciatella...
Bartender Competition Mixes It Up In Miami
British-based beverage titan Diageo held a Miami-style soiree this summer, a cruise line bartender competition in which the contestants prepared a selection of traditional and cutting- edge cocktails.
At the Diageo 396 bar – tucked away in the company’s Coral Gables location – three bartenders crafted aperitif and after-dinner cocktails featuring the company’s standout spirits including Bullet Bourbon and Tangueray Gin.
Foodie Find: Whiskey Joe’s
With fresh fare on the table and a dramatic view out back, this casual island eatery elevates relaxed, outdoor dining.
If Key Biscayne were missing a link between its own, elegant lifestyle and that of the casual, kick-back flavor of the Florida Keys to its south, the cultures have been connected by Whiskey Joe's. Operated by Rusty Pelican owners and located in the Rickenbacker Marina, the surrounding waterfront combined with the sophisticated Brickell Avenue skyline becomes a breathtaking backdrop.