Green Plate – Chic Asian Bistro in Doral

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 31 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

Green Plate Asian Bistro is a chic, farm/sea-to-grill Asian restaurant cuisine in the heart of Doral. Unsuspectingly stylish, Green Plate serves outstanding food and drinks in a lively setting. Premium meats and seafood are served a la carte and tapas style. Dishes include traditional recipes from all over Asia, utilizing seasonal ingredients- “cooked just one step short of craziness.” So expect delightful surprises.

Not to be missed are the Umami Dynamite Roll- a show stopper! The chemistry involved in this dish leads you to Umami which means “pleasant savory taste” in Japanese  The fried rice, created with the wok hei method “essence” to truly capture all of the flavor profiles.

If you can only visit Green Plate on one day of the week, head there on Sunday for brunch. Chef Jay Lam shares, “We are South Florida’s only high-end Asian buffet on Sundays. We offer a unique beverage program that combines artisan sake cocktails and molecular homemade sodas and all of the top dishes are included in the buffet menu.”

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A Night of D’USSE at Red

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 31 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

On Wednesday September 12, Miami Socialholic had the chance to meet with D’USSE Cognac’s Cellar Master, Michel Casavecchia, at Red the Steakhouse, while he was visiting Miami from Cognac, France. D’USSE Cognac is a byproduct of a partnership between Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Bacardi Limited and while Jay-Z leads global strategy for the brand, it is also Michel’s unrelenting commitment to creating D’USSE’s bold, unique flavor that has made the drink a universal sensation. So, we had the opportunity to sit down with Michel and find out exactly how we can “drink like Jay-Z and other VIPs.”
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The AC Hotel in Downtown Gainesville- Luxury in a College Town

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 23 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

‘Tis the season for Gator Growl, parents’ weekend and college tours and the AC Hotel has got brand new luxe digs to accommodate you, regardless of why you’re visiting. Just steps from the University of Florida campus and less than a Heisman’s throw from The Swamp, the new AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike.

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Ultimate Tailgate Essentials

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 23 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

With football season in full swing and cool sunny days that beckon us outdoors – the perfect cooler is a must! But why settle for a cooler when you can have a “Coolest?”

These outdoor essentials are a must and also make the most practical and unique holiday gifts. The best news is that they are available on Amazon.

Original Coolest Cooler

The Coolest Cooler with blender is the ULTIMATE for keeping your items cold on the go while thinking outside of the “ice box” on features! Blending drinks with music, picnic party essentials, USB charging and more, Coolest is also a durable, top of the line carry all that includes 4-5 days of ice retention! For camping, glamping, tailgating, fishing, beach days or anything under the sun- the coolest cooler is a must have.

$399 – Learn more on

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Vibe Soft-Sided Cooler from Coolest

From the makers of the amazing Coolest Cooler comes a whole NEW way to chill! Introducing the Coolest Vibe™, the soft-sided cooler that’s easy to take on the go with all the features you’d expect from the innovative brand.

Waterproof, lightweight and durable, the Vibe is also equipped with an exclusive universal mount that easily straps onto to your bike handlebars, fences, trees and more!

$179 for 18 can size

$229 for 30 can size

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Monster Towel

Meet your new favorite towel! Whether you are camping, cheering on your favorite team, ready for a picnic, tailgating or headed to the beach, Monster Towel has you covered! Made of super soft and absorbent suede micro fiber material, this 10×10 towel is bigger than a king size bed and ready to fit your friends and family! Rolling up into a compact size, it’s convenient strap makes it easy to carry and take on the go!


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The Globe- a Coral Gables Icon for Two Decades

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 8 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

There’s something special about birthdays: they epitomize tradition–not a year goes by that we don’t celebrate. The Globe holds a similar kind of nostalgic tradition, in fact, I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t around. And that special, Miami-iconic quality just adds a layer of connectivity to celebrations at this magical place, in which we remember the last time we stood within those walls and knew we would never forget being there again, together. This special magic was prevalent at this writer’s birthday celebration this summer, when the Globe truly lived up to its name, as jet setters from all over the world- New Zealand, Europe, the Americas (all 3 of them), Israel, South Africa and beyond gathered for an epic dance party. Influencers from the worlds of fashion, media, art, design, medicine, design, business and civic leaders enjoyed top shelf cocktails, signature bites and an international playlist by Rafael Rodriguez of Uplight Miami in the exclusive and sexy Black Room of The Globe. Guests danced for nearly 5 hours straight- stopping briefly to snap a photo or take a sip before being re-summoned to the dance floor.
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Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 8 - 2018ADD COMMENTS


By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Fans of fine dining rejoice! Award-winning churrascaria, Texas de Brazil celebrates its 20th anniversary by offering its original pricing from way back in 1998. For the next couple of days you can enjoy the elevated dining experience at a bargain price of $28.50 per adult for the regular dinner menu. This includes Texas de Brazil’s full, rodizio-style menu which is available from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9. Children ages six to 12 dine for $14.25; kids three to five dine for $5 and those under three dine for free. Read the rest here »