In the heart of Downtown Doral, Bombay Darbar has opened its newest location adding colorful flavors to this growing community. The beloved restaurant that has been a fan favorite since 2011 originated in Coconut Grove and has received rave reviews as one of the top Indian restaurants in South Florida.

On our visit we were treated to some of the most incredible dishes; every bite was an explosion of flavors.

To begin our journey, we enjoyed the Chili Chicken appetizer, crispy bite size chicken with fresh bell peppers in a tangy chili sauce, the Samosa Chaat, a deconstructed deliciousness served with fresh yogurt and mint, and the Saag Paneer, the traditional Indian cheese simmered in a mixture of fresh spinach, onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices.

For our main entrée, our wonderful server took it upon himself to order some of the house favorites. Our top choices were the Mango Chicken Curry, a boneless chicken cooked in delicious cashew sauce, mango puree and spices was exceptional and the Fish Goan Curry, an aromatic curry with a blend of spices, garlic, ginger and onion along with fresh tomato and coconut, with of side of Garlic Naan, traditional Indian flat bread topped with garlic and cilantro.

For dessert, and you must make room for dessert, we had the Kheer,
traditional Indian rice pudding that is made in-house, lightly sweet, garnished with sundried grapes, pistachio and cashew nuts. Absolutely fantastic.

The restaurant itself is quite a beauty with a grand Buddha that strikingly stands in the main dining room. The bar has an extensive menu of craft cocktails as well as wine and beer.

Bombay Darbar’s atmosphere and service will make for an unforgettable dining experience that will surely transport you and your tastebuds to a flavorful destination.

Bombay Darbar located in Downtown Doral Park at 8405 NW 53rd Street, Suite E101 and is open for lunch and dinner.

For more information visit: Bombay Darbar .

MISO Takes Over Peacock Park

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On January - 14 - 2023

MISO- The Miami Symphony Orchestra will once again host a free concert at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on Saturday January 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Pack a chair or blanket, picnic and a fellow music lover to enjoy some of the most beautiful music ever written and performed. Maestro Eduardo Marturet is sure to delight and surprise audiences as per usual.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Don’t Miss

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 25 - 2011

By: Maryanne Salvat

JohnFriedaTour-300x199 John Frieda Tours Miami

John Frieda is embarking on their annual salon tour again this summer (the 18-wheeler that’s turned into a salon on wheels traveling across the country) and they’re coming to Miami’s own Aventura Mall this weekend, May 26 and 27. The tour kicked off in New York with special guests, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, and will be hitting the road until the end of July stopping in markets like Dallas, Seattle, Minneapolis, LA and Chicago to give women access to the top stylists in the country—for FREE. As always, consumers can pop in to the “Destination: Style” salon for free hair consultations and styles (no cuts or colors!) from the top stylists and colorists from the John Frieda salons in New York and LA as led by celebrity stylist Harry Josh (clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bundchen, Ellen Pompeo, Amanda Seyfried,  etc). In addition to the style makeovers, consumers will receive advice on hair COLORING since John Frieda is now offering an at-home hair color (Precision Foam Colour). We’ll have tons of technological devices throughout the salon (iPads, virtual tables, etc) that feature “shade advisors” to help them select the best shade for them. For more information on the tour, visit


CafeinaFoxHoleThe Fox Hole at Cafeina

Join Cafeina on Saturday, May 28, for Fox Hole, a special Memorial Day Weekend celebration benefiting The Armed Forces Foundation. The Wynwood Art District hotspot invites guests to honor our nation’s fallen soldiers through a spectacle of sight and sound. Patrons will enjoy music by Winter Music Conference DJ Bill Kelly, along with beats by Stingray and DJ A-Train. Indie-rock band Addax will take the stage in the garden. Sword-wielding fire dancers and a sexy burlesque troupe in military fatigues, whose performance will be capped off by a fireworks display, will provide additional firepower. Admission to the event is $5.00 at the door or free with military identification. All guests will enjoy complimentary “American Flag” shooters from 8 to 9 p.m., along with food and drink specials throughout the evening. Active U.S. military personnel receive complimentary Cherry Bomb shots until 10 p.m. Cafeina will also raffle off a $50.00 bar tab to one lucky guest, with proceeds benefiting The Armed Forces Foundation.  For table reservations, contact or call 305.438.0792.


EisemannCooking Class with Chef Jonathan Eismann

On   June   4, 11, and 18, get to know the secrets behind nationally recognized Spartico at Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove with a personal cooking class with Chef Jonathan Eismann. Dubbed by Miami New Times as creator of Miami’s best pizza, Chef Eismann welcomes guests into his world and reminds each that “The secret ingredient to pizza is the hand that makes it.” For $50,(adults) and $35(children), guests will be greeted with their own Spartico apron, four course meal and learn the tricks of the trade at the new phenomenal Italian trattoria. Adults will enjoy four glasses of wine along with experience, along with use of an Ambrogi wood-burning oven, seasonally harvested grains and an award-winning chef’s personal instruction. Guests will then enjoy their own-made pizza for lunch!  Classes start at 12:30p.m., reservations required. For more information, call 305.779.5100.


see boutiqueSEE Boutique: Hip Without the Rip

SEE, the largest optical boutique retailer in the U.S., is bringing its innovative, one-of-a-kind collection to Sunset Drive in South Miami. SEE and its founders, Richard and Shelley Golden, will host a grand opening at the new boutique on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails by ZIGNUM Mezcal and Japanese-fusion tapas by RA Sushi in South Miami. SEE will donate 10 percent of the evening’s sales (as well as all sales through Saturday, June 11) to Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute. Offering fashionable, original eyewear is not SEE’s only focus, Richard Golden has also created a “gouge-free environment” for people who appreciate trendy, luxury eyewear without an absurd price, sourcing directly from the world’s most forward-thinking designers enables SEE to bring true value to the consumer. For more information, visit


bushLunch with Jeb Bush and Michelle Rhee

On Thursday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at The Four Seasons Hotel, former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush and Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, a movement dedicated to transforming public education throughout the United States, will have a bipartisan discussion to elevate the need to work collaboratively on improving the nation’s public education system. Guests will enjoy a beautiful luncheon while listening to key speakers discuss important issues in today’s education. All proceeds will go to benefit education reform. General admission tickets are $150 per person; Benefactor tickets are $750 per couple, which includes  priority seating and private champagne reception with the speakers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information visit: or call 239.404.3622.