I'd love to blame the fact that I've been too busy with my day job and family for the lack of reviews recently. Unfortunately, they are not entirely the blame. You see, Twitter has killed the blog. Why sit down and spend time blogging when you can say what you need to say (great, that John Mayer song is going to be stuck in my head all day now) in a succinct and instantaneous manner.
The irony is that I'm antisocial, refuse to go anywhere near Facebook yet LOVE Twitter. Go figure...
To make up for the lack of recent reviews I've decided to post my unedited food and wine related tweets thus far for 2011.
In case you only read the blog and don't follow on Twitter or just missed em....
12/31- Wait, buzzer beater.., here comes the UNI @naoemiami.
1/1- bar set very high when your first bite of 2011 just past midnight is uni @naoemiami. will be hard to beat
1/4- I'd rec @bourbonsteakmia RT @wolfeswines Ok Miami foodies where to take the wife for fabulous B-Day Dinner with great wine list? Suggestions
1/4- @sfdb blog The Office "Delray spot hyped for their burger. Tasted sour, pass" Kelly's Landing (downhill alert) Flip Burger (ehh, skip it)
1/4- @sfdb check out Goyo el Pollo & Petit Prince (Hollywood) and El Tamarindo (Hallandale)
1/6- Winner winner Crispy pig head special @americannoodle
1/7- @Glee_Schrager any tickets left for the best of the best stale diet bash?
1/8- @wokstar @4theloveoffood I'd love to see someone in Miami do a molecular/cutting edge dim sum brunch with a latin twist.
1/8- On a solo NY style pizza crawl. @ original Mario the Baker on Dixie. Just Ok. Looks right but has no taste next stop steve's
1/8- Slice @ Steve's (north Miami) still very good for Miami pizza but not as good as Mauro's in Hollywood
1/8- Slice @ Pizza Roma (Aventura) almost gets it right but not enough sauce to rise above mediocrity. taste too much of the dough for me
1/10- mmmm Sysco to table
1/12- Cobaya Chow Down was a winner. Great meal and great time. Big thanks to Josh and team @chowdowngrill & @frodnesor 2. #squabbao
1/13- Carmelo Anthony is going to be a Knick when it is all said and done. Watch (OK not food related BUT I called it early)
1/15- Circus w/ chowtwins, then stocking up on food from @sakayakitchen for two great NFL playoff games
1/15- The Naughty Wok Star could be a hit show on Food Network or Cinemax.. we can sell "scantily-clad woks" too @wokstar #canIbeyouragent
1/18- Truck Fest @ Scum Bags trial RT @Short_Order Short_Order: Miami's Gourmet Food Truck Ass Staffed Accused Child Molester http://ow.ly/3FYOw
1/18- @Chad_Cohen Chapultepec in Hallandale serves authentic Mexican too. Interesting looking place #tripetacos
1/20- Just made reservation @ Chef Mickey's. Oyyyyyyyyyy #mealoftheyear
1/23- Awesome @solkitchen cameo by chef @kurtisdj with crab dip & crawfish bread #jets
1/25- who the heck thought they were actually eating 100% beef at Taco Bell??? #aliciasilverstone #atleastnoraton
1/26- Great burger @ Rok Brgr
1/26- Must be the swimsuit issue RT @BurgerBeast I forgot to mention, thanks for asking me to be a part of the March issue @OceanDriveMag
1/26- I wish you were packing for Dallas.. GREAT season RT@nickmangold Man I really wish I was in Hawaii right now.... http://plixi.com/p/72683483
1/26- Breaking News- the @TheChowfather Pizza Bagel Truck featuring Snookie lox pie, Dr. Brown's soda & Negroni's is almost ready for launch
1/29- "Classic Brooklyn" pizza @ Racks (NMB) good but almost entire menu is overpriced pizza included
1/30- How can water club be out of Mahi fingers & the seafood salad on Sun at 2? Prob lucky for us...
1/30- Wow took over hour to get any food and half groups food didn't arrive. Waiter asks US what was missing @ water club.
1/30- Caribbean seafood chowder with no seafood and lobster spring rolls with no lobster YUM!! @waterclubmiami
1/30- I just looked in kitchen to see if Gordon Ramsey was here filming an episode of kitchen nightmares @waterclubmiami #avoidthisplace
2/1- @BurgerBeast mentiond a food truck & ate a burgerThe end RT @frodnesor Busy day some1 summrze evrythng intrstng tht happnd onTwitter 2day?
2/3- Good opp 4 Miami Brgr fans RT @BurgerBeast @charmcityburger Menu for 2night @ 81st & Biscyne is a good rep of their food http://ow.ly/3PyRw
2/4- Rok Brgr is slammed right now
2/5- A pork bun crawl would be easy to do with @SakayaKitchen @sugarcanerawbar & @giginow
2/5- Getting ready for new Sat. workout- walking from truck #1 to #20 @ Whistle Stop Food Truck Rodeo http://bit.ly/eLUpKO #hellofoodtruckfifteen
2/6- Eat your heart out @burgerbeast great burgers from @solkitchen http://yfrog.com/h71xjpyj
2/7- @zillamonster @djkmia I didnt try the tacos but really liked the shrimp remoulade & crispy capers roll @SolKitchen
2/8- To BTTR or not to BTTR that is the question
2/9- @VictoriaPesceE check out Rok Brgr in Ft. Lauderdale. Better burger than Heavy Burger
2/9- Expected to hate @ burgerFi after taking 30mins 2 order &15 to get burger & was knowingly short changed But the burger was good
2/10- Winner winner- Thin cut beef short ribs @americannoodle
2/12- Surprisingly tasty sauce & cheese on the pizza off the kids menu @ nordstrom cafe (aventura)
2/13- A+ dinner @ db Bistro Moderne escargots persillade & tasting of lamb also tasted ChowP's lobster salad & duck confit both winners too
2/14- Yep, Sysco to booth RT @oleefowler Is there another way to say farm-to-table? I feel that phrase is over used.
2/14- Nice takeout @SUSHIHOUSENMB not a fan of busy rolls but enjoyed white dragon-spicy tuna, shrimp tempura & avocado topped w/spicy scallops
2/14- Rainbow cookies from Lorenzo's (NMB) still the best
2/15- Taste of @CheckPleasefl http://channel2.typepad.com/checkpleasefl/taste-of-dade.html
2/15- @BurgerBeast you're close to @bourbonsteakmia for a burger for dinner
2/15- I ate a salad & liked it!!! @SustainMIA enjoyed beets/cheese in 50 mile salad & the Italian sausage
2/15- I wish food trucks were really mobile and drove around your neighborhood like old school ice cream trucks
2/16 Very good fresh pasta from Casa Mia in North Miami (near Bagel Bar)
2/16- First visit to a cool/hidden wine shop/cave in FLL, Wine Watch. Drinking a fantastic 2008 Evening Land 7 Springs Pinot Noir (Oregon)
2/16- @dmo305 yes I was pleasantly surprised. Can only vouch for the housemade garganelli & tagliatelle,think owner was from Da Vinci
2/17- @SteveBM @ergagit @advisorgirl i rank em 1 Sage. 2 bagel cove 3 bagel company/ bagel bar. 4 moe's
2/17- Tripe fans, head to @chowdowngrill for the special
2/17- Great meal w/@stevebm @chowdowngrill Loved the tripe, habenero pickled Cauliflower & szechuan Brussel sprouts,clams in bkbean sauce good too
2/20- Josh, any razors today? @ChowdownGrill RT @johnriccardo Anywhere I can eat razor clams in Miami?
2/20- @ChowdownGrill any tripe left?
2/22- couldn't resist RT @bonappetitmag gadgets on the brain just found one we didn't even know we needed. Meet the Clam Ram: http://bit.ly/eDQOm6
2/23- decent+ first slice @piezanspizza (near courthouse in Fll) cheese and sauce were legit dough was too thin &crispy for traditional
2/23- that's a loss for us RT @eatermiami Shutterwire:Pizza Volante http://t.co/s4p9JNc
2/23- Captain tuna roll @ Sushi Deli
2/23- who the hell is paula dean and why is she on my tv screen?? #topchef
2/24- disappointed w/ 1st roast beef w/ mutz & gravy hero @ John's Hero King (hdale) anyone been 2 the orig in Bensonhurst? http://bit.ly/i6H8xH
2/25- good luck to locals in Best of the Best & #FF @chefmichy @bourbonsteakmia @altamare1233 @buccanpalmbeach @SoulSwaggerChef @RedLightMiami
2/25- Battera and Marie roll + sweet shrimp & uni @ sushi deli
2/25- you're kidding, right? RT @Short_Order Guy Fieri is at Bubble Q. What a fun guy. #sobewff
2/25- RT @RuthBourdain Discovered a wonderful amuse douche upon my arrival at Bubbleq #culinusterfuck #sobewff http://twitpic.com/43rnls
2/26- Good breakfast at Jet Runway Cafe (FLL) & kids loved seeing all the planes but the service was awful
2/26- Bar area at Cecconi's very cool and cocktails great
2/26- ChowP's burrata very good. My tagliatelle with lamb ok @ Cecconi's
2/26-My veal cheek @ Cecconi's was inedible. #worstoftheworst
2/26- Art Smith just walked in to Cecconi's feel like telling him to RUN
2/27- For the non night owls- my veal cheek @ Cecconi's last night was 1 of the worst things I've ever tried 2eat More like Jackass w nasty
2/27-But the food/sushi served by @blueribbonnyc at the @Cosmopolitan_LV after party @nwsymphony was solid #sowasgiada
2/27- Great brunch @sustainmia green eggs and ham pizza & wet fries
2/27- champagne fans, just popped a winner, 2002 Guy Charlemagne Mesnillesime Grand Cru, Les Mesnil
2/28- Mcinnis leaving? RT @TheFeastMIA A new brunch menu and the rumor of other changes at Gigi. http://bit.ly/huP8US #eat
3/2- SLS Hotel Miami Expansion Plans Include Iconic sbe Brands http://t.co/MwwSG2h via @Eater
3/3- Q&A with the owner of an underground dining group. They're way fun. http://cot.ag/iaC4FF
3/3- @chefmschwartz @MikeLata pork trotters!!!!!!!
3/4- Great show, can't wait RT @LAWeeklyFood Anthony Bourdain Joins Writing Team on HBO's Treme http://bit.ly/hb6SLR