Wonderful wines from the Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Gascony and Provence regions of France were featured recently at Smith & Wollensky Restaurant in South Beach. 

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Here are two more notable culinary mentions serving very affordable lunches in Coral Gables (CG).  Canton Chinese Restaurant is a local landmark in CG.  It’s fast, good and their lunch special is downright inexpensive.

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At the risk of finding a horse’s head under my sheets tomorrow, I go forth with my not-so-wonderful experience at Big Fish Italian Restaurant, 620 NE 78th Street, just east of Biscayne Blvd., in Miami.

Read more: Big Fish, Big Flop