Bites of Life (#13)


 Noble Pig South Florida
Oh man. WHAT a week. I've just spent six glorious days in Miami with so many of my foodie friends. If you follow me on Instagram then you were privy to the debauchery. There is no other way to say it except it was indulgent and excessive in every way. I look forward to this conference every year, where food bloggers from all over the country descend on a city and in no certain terms, eat everything it has to offer.

This year happened to be in dreamy South Florida. We were all looking forward to the sunshine...and then a tornado happened. What a mess. But the sunshine state lived up to its name, bestowing its beautiful sunshine without extreme humidity. 

The picture above was taken in South Beach, known for its glittery nightlife and amazing people watching. The umbrellas are all sprawled out, part of the many hotels that line the sand.

Noble Pig Crowded South Beach
However, when you look the other direction, you see the crazy it really is. Regardless, the water was crystal-ice blue, warm and delicious. It was really, really beautiful.

Noble Pig Pisco Sour
And Miami was full of amazing food. And when I say amazing...I mean amazing. We could not have asked for a better place to eat the town. One of our stops was CVI.CHE 105 for Peruvian food (which is really trendy right now). It was so fresh and over-the-top delicious. Truly a gem and somewhere I would return over and over if I were close. 

Pictured above is one of their Pisco Sours, the classic and national drink of Peru made with
PISCO 100, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, pasteurized egg whites and angostura bitters. I had two, I hope that was okay.

Noble Pig at Swine Miami
It's fun to eat meals with other bloggers. First we order inordinate amounts of food that couldn't possibly be consumed by the amount of people at the table, take pictures of each course for about 15 minutes (think food paparazzi), then eat off each other's plates until the next round is delivered. We do it for inspiration...really. Maybe for sport too.

Angie
, Julianne, Lindsay, Ashley and myself did all those things at Swine (pictured above) in Coral Gables. I will write more about it at a later time. Just know, if you are in Miami, this is a must stop.

Miami Blogher Food 2014 Noble Pig closing party
Like I mentioned, the food at the Blogher Food conference is endless....ENDLESS. I loved this light pasta salad served at the closing party. There was enough to feed a whole country or the world.

Miami Noble Pig
The Miami skyline out my hotel room did not disappoint. Here is the same shot during the day.

Miami Blogher Food 2014 Noble Pig
I also got to hang out with these pretties, Krista, Jen and Liz. We had so much fun.

Noble Pig South Beach Miami Florida
The water at South Beach was perfect...perfect...perfect.

Miami Blogher Food 2014 Breakfast at Green Street Cafe
And lucky me, I had an extra day in Miami to hang with old friends. I hadn't seen these ladies in two years; Vanessa, Caroline and Alexis. I love, love these girls...they are just such good, genuine people. 

We hit Green Street Cafe in Coconut Grove for Sunday morning brunch. It was the perfect casual spot to catch up. The place was packed, a testimony to the great food served there. 

I will share more about my trip at a later time, this was just a small "Bite" of last week. Thanks for reading along.

Things I've seen around the web this week:

Easy weeknight dinner.
Love me a good quesadilla.
These cupcakes!
It's popsicle season.
It's burger season too!
Entertaining tips to put you at ease.
This will happen for breakfast soon.
Perfect summertime dessert.
Easy, overnight breakfast.
A twist on guacamole.
Dip love.
Caprese genius.
More avocado love.
Easy, breezy appetizer.
Ummm....yes.
Perfect potluck dish.
Love this yummy appetizer.
50 Summer Grilling recipes.
Hot dog bar for Memorial Day!
What to do with leftover taco meat.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
Crazy brownie love.
Quinoa love.
Cake I must have.
This will make you cry. Lots of us have been through it.
And more cake love.
A great weekend-summer salad.
5 uses for Coconut Oil.
These cookies are a must.
Alternative to potato salad.
Oh...baked instead of fried.
Truffle bars from my childhood dreams.
Prettiest drink ever.

That is all friends, until next time. See other editions of Bites of Life.

One Year Ago: Old Bay Cauliflower Salad
Three Years Ago: Baby Bell Peppers with Feta & Mint
Four Years Ago: Fast and Easy Raspberry Scones
Five Years Ago: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Six Years Ago: Honeydew Rita-Margaritas

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16 Comments

  1. next year I will get to BHF…I am so bummed i missed Miami :(looks like you had a GREAT time

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  2. Gorgeous photos of the beach! I so wish I went down to check it out with you! It was really great getting to meet you in person! :)

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  3. Aaahhh, those beach pictures! Such a fun weekend and always great to see you, Cathy. Hope we can hang out again before next year! (P.S. thanks for the link love!)

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  4. I’m SO HAPPY we got to hang out and catch up and laugh and all that jazz!! I definitely PLAN on attending the next BlogHerFOOD. You’re a GEM, seriously 😉

    xo,
    Vanessa~

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  5. So glad to have met you, Cathy! I miss you girls already. There is definitely nothing like dining with a bunch of food bloggers! You took some beautiful pics of South Beach too!

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  6. Looks like you had a great time! I hope to make Blogher Food next year and would love to meet you!

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  7. I am so incredilby glad I met you Cathy!! Not only are you incredibly funny, but you make really good wine!!! Hope to see you again! Thanks for the burger shout out too!

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  8. Sues 8

    So jealous I missed this year! It looks like you had an absolute blast :) I went to Miami last year and had the best meal ever at Daniel Boulud’s spot!

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  9. It was so fun to meet you and hang out this weekend! Your pictures are great! Thanks for the cupcake shout out! :)

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  10. So happy that i got to hang out with you this weekend!! HUGS!!! Love all of the pics!

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  11. Katie 11

    I’m so sad I wasn’t able to make it and hangout with you this year. I’ll definitely be back next year! I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Florida minus the tornado.

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  12. Liz 12

    Wonderful summary of a terrific weekend! I’m finally feeling back to normal…getting into my hum drum routine again. So sorry we didn’t get a chance to chat!
    PS…thanks for the mention :)

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  13. Oh EM gee. So much fun! I am glad we got to hang out so much! I love that you are always down to try new foods and always up for an adventure! Maybe next time I will come to Oregon!

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  14. Dalon 14

    love these photos! thanks for sharing – I’m so glad you share your experiences AND recipes :-)

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  15. Just wanted to stop by and say “hi”! It was great to meet you at the conference:)

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  16. Love loved seeing you in Miami! Just wish we would have had more time together! Thanks so much for linking to my chocolate chip cookies! xoxo

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