Argentina’s winemakers, buoyed by success and criticism, are kicking malbec up a notch. They’re aiming at more subtle, more powerful, complex wines, still friendly enough for drinking by themselves, as well as with big, red-meat dishes.
Hundreds gathered Wednesday night at the MIA Beer Co. in Doral to celebrate the life of Piero Rodriguez, one of the brewery’s owners. Rodriguez was killed early Sunday in a car crash after he lost control of his car and hit a light pole. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
Patrons got to sample a plethora of tropical fruits, enter a watermelon-eating contest and browse the booths of local vendors selling everything from honey to African jewelry, orchids and fruit trees at the annual Summer Fruit Festival, held Father’s Day weekend at Fruit and Spice Park in the Redland/Homestead area.
During this year’s event at the Hyatt Regency, chefs and mixologists from islands such as Jamaica, Bonaire, Barbados, Puerto Rico and Suriname hosted booths filled with small bites and drinks that represented the region.
Piero Rodriguez, a founding brewer for MIA Beer Company in Doral, died early Sunday in a car crash. He was remembered by his family, friends and colleagues as a “beloved member” of the South Florida craft beer scene.
El Mago de las Fritas, a popular spot on Southwest Eighth Street known for its Cuban hamburgers, is upping its game since the founder’s daughter stepped in. Been featured on Food Network’s American Diner Revival.