Adventure anyone? What better way to celebrate the launch of a food blog than with fresh whole fish, a raw meat concoction and great friends? I don’t thing anything! My loving husband decided that we needed to have a “launch party” for the birth of Mangia! Memoirs because of the hard work that went into […]
Mangia Memoirs has transferred to the Big Apple and our first stop was to The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg. A ...
Don’t let the sushi name fool ya! – it’s Korean grub! What is more fun than sitting around a table ...
Rated #1 Pizza – Cincinnati Magazine! If you love pizza, Betta’s Italian Oven is a must-visit. And you don’t ...
A yummy good time at Mr. Yum Our Mangia Memoir (what we’ll remember) Well, for this “date night”, I think ...
Happy Birthday to Tony! This was made with L-O-V-E! I don’t know if it was like this in your house ...
Mangia Memoirs has transferred to the Big Apple and our first stop was to The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg. A restaurant where the meatball is King. Different meat / non-meat varieties, as well as a spectrum of sauces, make this joint a place that all can enjoy. Meatballs make people happy. Our Mangia Memoir (what […]
Don’t let the sushi name fool ya! – it’s Korean grub! What is more fun than sitting around a table of fiery flames grilling your own meat? I mean, seriously….not much. Knowing our love for culinary adventures, Kelvin found Shilla Korean Restaurant that offers a Korean BBQ table that you get to man yourself! Our Mangia Memoir […]
Quite possibly, our worst restaurant experience in a LONG time. If you’ve been reading this food blog, you’ve probably noticed that the overall ratings tend to be pretty “above average”. Is it because I’m nice… eh maybe. Is it because I try to find the positive in each dining experience…perhaps. Is it because I don’t […]
With a name like this, it HAS to be good. The DRB touts 500 beers from around the planet. How could you possible contest that? You can’t and that’s why on one perfect summer Saturday evening, Tony, Adam and I decided to venture in to downtown to try it out. Our Mangia Memoir (what we’ll […]
Rated #1 Pizza – Cincinnati Magazine! If you love pizza, Betta’s Italian Oven is a must-visit. And you don’t just have to take my word on it…they got a very well-deserved award from Cincinnati Magazine – Best Pizza in the Queen City. Our Mangia Memoir (what we’ll remember) Now…I have a very special place […]
A yummy good time at Mr. Yum Our Mangia Memoir (what we’ll remember) Well, for this “date night”, I think we were looking to get the Senior Citizen Discount, because we definitely got to Mr. Yum for the early bird special. There was not a single other person beside the staff in the restaurant, when we […]
Happy Birthday to Tony! This was made with L-O-V-E! I don’t know if it was like this in your house growing up, but when your birthday rolled around, that meant you got to pick your “Birthday Meal”. I can tell you my husband’s —pork chops, apple sauce, Mrs. Weber’s famous Mac & Cheese, and baked […]
The All-American food goes “fancy” and super delicious at Senate Having been absent from the Cincinnati-scene for over 2 years, it was inspiring to see some of the unique new restaurants that are now available in historical neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. Our Mangia Memoirs (what we’ll remember): Zack, my awesome brother in-law, and I decided to […]
Looking for a new Happy Hour concoction? Look no further. Tony’s Lip Smackin’ Mango Basil Bellini 1 extra ripe mango 1 bottle Prosecco 6 basil leaves pinch salt Cut mango into small, manageable pieces. Place a pinch of salt, along with 4 torn basil leaves and mango into container and muddle to a fine puree. […]
Southern-style cooking finally hit South Beach at Yardbird Yardbird Southern Table & Bar just opened on South Beach. This is something we had long anticipated. For months, they’d had their storefront windows covered with brown paper — teasing phrases like “Run Chicken Run” and Southern lingo. Miami can get to be a bore, so seeing […]
For meatlovers, dreams really do come true at Lo De Lea Argentinean Grill Our bud, Dan, introduced us to Lo De Lea Argentinean Grill in Mimo. For $15 (on Monday nights only) you can indulge in an unlimited amount of traditional Argentinean food. Sounds amazing, right? Our “Mangia Memoir” (what we’ll remember) Adam (my husband) […]
We wish every day was National Coffee day, so we could enjoy this treat — Affogato! Affogato is an indulgent, super fun way to get your coffee kick. And it’s a great “quick dessert” when you have unexpected guests. Affogato with Nutella gelato, chopped Hazelnuts and grated cocoa 2 scoops of gelato 1 shot of espresso […]
Like a beacon in the sky, Jungle Jim’s is a Foodie’s Paradise! I’m sure you are like this too. Whenever you travel back home or to a city that you love, you always have a “hitlist” of local spots you have to visit before you leave. For me, Jungle Jim’s International Market is always on […]
While living in Rome, I used to go to this little family owned restaurant near my friend’s apartment at the Policlinico stop on the blue line. Money was tight, so we ate a lot of pasta. One of my favorite meals was Sugo all’amatriciana. They usually served it with beautifully al dente spaghetti or bucatini. […]
Find out what a Negroni is. It might just be your new favorite cocktail! Our favorite Italian friend, the infamous Vincenzo Gregorio Modugno (say that 3 times fast) has been working in Sante Fe for the summer, so when he finally resurfaced in Miami for a cameo appearance before heading home for a visit […]
You don’t need a passport to party at a damn good Oktoberfest! Dust off your lederhosen, empty your stomach and get your alcohol tolerance up. It’s that time of year…Oktoberfest time! Sausage, Beer and awesome outfits, here we come! Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a tradition that has been going on for ages, and for as long […]
Life without an Italian Market, is a life not worth living! It’s been nearly 2 years. 2 years without the joy of having immediate access to fine Italian delectables. Paper-thin salty prosciutto, milky fresh mozzarella, spicy “gabagool” (capicola) and guilt-ridden mortadella with pistachios. Mama Mia!!! I could go on FOR-EV-ER! It’s sick, the amount of […]
Leftover bolognese meat sauce can be a perfect “spaghetti pie” in NO time! The bolognese meat sauce you made turned out alright, huh? But now you are stuck with a mound of leftovers and don’t really want to eat pasta for the next week straight…so whattya do? Do what I did and turn it into […]
Bolognese meat sauce is the perfect Sunday Night meal. Maybe this weekend? The Meal: homemade bolognese meat sauce over linguine. Shared with friends on a Sunday evening to unwind from a busy weekend and get charged up for Monday morning. The Details: combination of pancetta, various ground meats, “soffritto”, fresh bay leaves and a slow […]
I might not be a Latina, but my SOUL is. Rellenos de Papa are AMAZING! When we visited Puerto Rico, our friend’s Irmaliz and Ignacio gave us the local tour. They introduced us to this roadside restaurant called “Donde Olga”. We relaxed and drank local beer called Medalla and had some Puerto Rican noshes. While […]
Whenever you’re feeling good and hungry, it’s Skyline Time!! Living in Miami means not having immediate access to our favorite casual restaurant from back in Cincinnati. For those of you who have never enjoyed Skyline Chili or even heard of it, well, it’s a Cincinnati hometown tradition comprised of menu items like “3ways”, “4ways”, “5ways” […]
Basil harvest, means homemade pesto time! This year, we decided to plant a little urban garden on our skyscraper balcony. We have flourishing basil, parsley and dill. Unfortunately, the cilantro died a frightful death. It was not a fan of these Italian fingertips. I should have had my Puerto Rican friend Irmaliz nurture that little […]
If you like Pho, it’s a place to go. Not the best in the world, but a go-to for Miami. Restaurant: Miss Saigon, Coral Gables Cuisine: Vietnamese Items Ordered: Bo La Lot – Beef wraps Pho Dac Biet (includes the thin beef, meatballs and all the “nasty bits” like tripe, tendon and other delectables) The […]
Sometimes the pros DON’T know best. Ya just gotta make a recipe your own–and that is half the fun! The Meal: Chick Pea Pizza alla David Rocco, Mediterranean salad with chopped cucumber, tomato, hearts of romaine & lemon. The Details: chick pea pizza, aka “la cecina”, is allegedly a very common dish in Italy. It […]
Sometimes glorious meals come from the scrap you have in the ‘fridge. And that is what happened here. The Meal: Chicken Cutlet, aka “Cotoletto” topped with fresh arugula and shaved parmigiano reggiano. The Details: thinly sliced (or butterflied) chicken breast, pounded out as thin as you can get it (while still being chicken and not […]
Ever eat something at a restaurant that was so damn good, you had to try to make it yourself the next day? I have. The Meal: Buttermilk Chicken Tenders & Truluck’s Hot House Tomato Salad The Details: chicken tenders marinated in seasoned buttermilk, breaded in panko bread crumbs and pan fried to crispy perfection. Whole […]
What’s better than keeping TRADITION alive and prepping food for 3 days to share with 25 of your closest friends? Nuttin’ Major Mangia! Memoir: 2011 Italian Easter Celebration with 25+ friends at our apartment in Miami. Over the years, I think Easter has really started to make it’s way to the top of my list […]
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Food always seems to bring people together. The tastes, sounds, aromas and people combine creating memories that can last a lifetime. This is our memoir.
Check out the categories below to see what might interest you from restaurant reviews, recipes and the big and little memories found in Major or Mini Mangia Memoirs. Buon Appetito!
- MMM! | Finally, an Italian Market! September 8, 2011
- RECIPE | Homemade Walnut Pesto August 23, 2011
- mmm! | Let’s make Rellenos de Papa August 29, 2011
- MMM! | Jungle Jim’s International Market September 29, 2011
- RECIPE | Amatriciana with Tagliatelle Pasta September 26, 2011
- REVIEW | Meatball Shop April 29, 2012
- REVIEW | Sushi Cafe & Shilla Korean Restaurant November 15, 2011
- REVIEW | Area 31 in Epic Hotel November 14, 2011
- REVIEW | Democratic Republic of Beer (DRB) October 25, 2011
- REVIEW | Betta’s Italian Oven October 23, 2011
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- Jungle Jim\'s International Market | MANGIA! MEMOIRS: [...] For our Amatriciana recipe, click here Recip...
- Amatriciana with Tagliatelle Pasta | MANGIA! MEMOIRS: [...] use pancetta instead of guanciale, since I p...
- Amatriciana with Tagliatelle Pasta | MANGIA! MEMOIRS: [...] My family and I visited Jungle Jim’s I...