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FIU partners with Vida & Estilo, hospitality group behind some of Miami and Las Vegas’ most iconic brands, to educate future leaders in the industry

Funds to support FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Vida & Estilo, a national restaurant and hotel group based in Miami, is establishing two new funds to support student success and educational programming at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU). One of the largest privately owned restaurant […]

Open Table’s MUST book & exciting restaurants this year

Miami-based writer Amber Love Bond recommends best restaurants in Miami today in her Open Table City Guides article. The list of 6 restaurants includes South Beach icon News Café of which highlights to menu items such as pina colada pancakes, Tony tomato soup & chicken parm. Get the List of restaurants – Read More.

Cortaditos & Café con Leche

Looking at 12 months & over 270K guests visits at Cortadito Coffee House between Miami Beach & Coral Gables and specifically for the top two coffee ordered here is what we noticed:  35% of consumers ordered Cafe Con Leche while 20% had a Cortadito. In the May edition of Food Business News, there is a […]

Vaca Frita & Cuban Food

  Menu Trends market research firm Datassential has Vaca Frita appearing on 0.3% of the menus in the US & is found equally in both, independent & chain restaurants with a notably +8% growth in the last 12-months.  For VE concepts like Havana 1957 & Marabu, this menu item is a no-brainer, same as to […]

Food Network Best Thing to Eat in Miami: Cubano at Havana 1957

 Ham, Swiss cheese, sliced roast pork and pickle chips are heaped two inches thick between thin slices of fresh Cuban bread, spread with mustard and butter; then the sandwich is grilled in a press, so the outside is crisp-toasted and the inside gooey with cheese. The Cuban sandwich is the ultimate ham and cheese […]

Eater Miami’s anticipated openings in May: Café Americano Brickell City Centre.

 A New All-Day Cafe Lands in Miami’s Brickell City Centre Café Americano Diner, a restaurant by Vida & Estilo Restaurant Group and the Culinary Edge, has opened its doors in Brickell City Centre. Conceived as a casual take on the Café Americano brand found throughout the city, the diner combines traditional American cuisine with […]

Taste of The Town: The ultimate blast from the past at News Cafe

MIAMI BEACH – It’s the ultimate blast from the past at the newly reopened iconic News Cafe located on the ground floor of The Tony Hotel on Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. The restaurant was the brainchild of famed restaurateur Mark Soyka who opened it in 1988, as one of the only restaurants in Ocean Drive’s […]

The Infatuation – The 18 Best Cuban Food in Miami

No one does it better than Miami” and according to The Infatuation Virginia Otazzo: “… here are the ones you should be prioritizing” The 18 spots list includes Havana 1957 Espanola Way, which the critic describes as: “…turns out that Havana 1957 isn’t just popular because of its location on Española Way—the food here is very good. Service […]

National Cocktail Day & the Menu Adoption Cycle

Cocktails & Menus. Every year on March 24th we celebrate National Cocktail Day & today we pair our selections with the four stages of the Menu Adoption Cycle with some restaurant favorites across VE Restaurants in Miami & Las Vegas. The first definition of cocktail appeared in a New York newspaper in May 1806: *”stimulating liquor, […]

South Beach’s News Cafe Reopens With New Ownership and a Tribute to Its Legacy

News Cafe, the storied South Beach restaurant, bar, and newsstand that helped spur the neighborhood’s revival in the 1980s, has reopened at its original location after a pandemic-induced closure in early 2021. The newly refurbished restaurant, now operated by Vida & Estilo Restaurant Group, features an updated design and a Mediterranean-American menu that pays homage […]