Pairings 2014: Unlimited Food & Wine Samples for $20

Grab your last minute tickets to Pairings, culinary and wine pairing festival chowing down this Thursday, 7-10pm/6pm VIP, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Taste some of our favorite authentic italian cuisine from Cafe Vico, fresh ceviche from local favorite Ceviche by the Sea, or nom on balls from newbie Fork & Balls. Craft beers attending are Goose Island, Johnny Appleseed and Shock Top. Grab half off general admission tickets today here for unlimited food and wine samples while they last, or nom with style in the VIP area with exclusive tastings and an hour early entry. VIP tickets are only $40 … Continue reading

The Easy Way to Make a Rum Old Fashioned

Rum Old Fashioned, Post Image

Having a party and can’t think of thing to serve your guests? We got you, folks. Follow this recipe to make your very own Nomster approved Rum Old Fashioned. Ingredients 12 ounces of aged rum. In the video we chose Cruzan Aged Dark Rum. It has a sweet oak flavor with very little bite. 3 ounces of Light Agave Nectar. You can also substitute with 1.5 ounces of regular agave nectar or 3 ounces of simple syrup. 9 ounces of water 6 dashes of Angostura bitters one orange In a large mixing container, pour in your rum, water, and agave … Continue reading

Iron Fork Serves Up Miami Spice

Featured Image, Iron Fork 2014

We had little reservations attending Iron Fork this year. Last year, in our opinion, was a bust. But our love Iron Fork brings us back and we know how vital it is for local Miami restaurants new and old.  The Iron Fork of this year stayed true to its core values and served up a spectacular evening. Acting as the kickoff for the city’s annual Miami Spice, Iron Fork touched down inside the beautiful Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Miami looking over the calm Miami River. Inside the lobby, the event was split between two large ballrooms. The lobby floor showcased all … Continue reading

Cigar City + Carnival Cruise = Hoppy Goodness

Two Cigar City Ales found on 13 of Carnival Cruise Line Ships.

The craft beer phenomenon has quickly spread all over the United States and now it will be spilling into international waters. Cigar City Brewing Company and Carnival Cruise Lines teamed up to spread the love of craft beer across Carnival’s cruise ships sailing from Florida’s five ports of call. This partnership – the first between a craft beer brewery and a major cruise line – brings Cigar City’s Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale and Cigar City’s Invasion Pale Ale onto 13 Carnival Cruise ships. If we Nomsters had to pick two major loves, it would be cruising the open seas … Continue reading

Looking Back To Two Years Ago

That's me eating.

Last week we took stroll down Little Nomster Memory Lane and this week for #tbt we want to travel that same vein and look back to 2012. The year was a great, we expanded our experiences both in and out the kitchen with our first ever lasagna, explored and discovered new festivals by sinking our claws into the Riverwalk Stone Crab and Seafood Festival, entered the New Year with the Oshogatsu Festival, chowed down at new places like the opening of Stout, mixed our own pho at the Vietnamese Basilic, and imbibed on great spirits with Greek Metaxa.  We even … Continue reading

Grab bites and drinks at Brickell foodie tour tomorrow – Only $17

Tomorrow from 3-7pm, check out up to 15 of Miami’s greatest restaurants with tasty bites – such as gnocchi mac and aged gruyere from Batch Gastropub and Tuna Tataki from Oceanaire – drink specials and entry into the afterparty with a complimentary welcome cocktail at Blue Martini. Only $17 on GottaHalfit – get it while it’s hot and have a flavorful weekend!

We Won’t Forget 2011

This Little Nomster went drank all her stout.

2011 came and went several years ago and with all the hustle and bustle of festivals, tastings, and cooking it slipped our mind to post a few items about the little things. Looking at these photos and reminiscing on our time we’d like to share our adventures with gimlets and cucumbers at The Unusual World of Hendrick’s Gin. Our attempts at making blended cognac with Remy Martin, and as always our yearly walk of booze and foods at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Maybe our memories are fading, but in this gallery we won’t forget about the fun we … Continue reading

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2012

Happy Miami Monday! Ok so that’s not really a thing, but today I’m owning #miamimonday by writing about our time at the bountiful Miami Rum Renaissance Festival from 2012. Yeah it’s super late, I get that, but in true Miamian style, we’re fashionably late. Dale’. On a sunny day at the beautiful Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach we tried our best to sample over 100 rum spirits from almost every known rum distillery from the Americas and the Caribbean. A couple of weeks ago we semi-bashed the 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, but I meant it when I said … Continue reading

Relaxing in Key West / 2013 Jersey-New York Pics

The beer tap at Triumph Brewing Company.

Tonight the Nomsters are taking the party to Key West. Tomorrow morning we’ll be kicking it poolside sipping on margaritas, reading our magazines and finally – relaxing at the southernmost city. By the afternoon we’ll be chowing down on fresh conch fritters, throwing back a Key West local beer and getting ready for the 5th Annual Key West Bacchanalia. Tune in next week when we write-up our Bacchanalia review – see what you missed, or plan for next year! In the meantime here’s a mish-mash of pictures from last year’s road trip to New York and New Jersey. Though these never … Continue reading

Arrogant Bastard Ale, A Nomster Beer Review

Arrogant Bastard Ale is not for everyone.

Arrogant Bastard Ale is a dastardly ale. It pours a beautiful amber color with a tan foamy head and when put to mouth this malty beer shines with caramel and malt notes. I seriously think this beer is liquid toast bread. This craft beer has a well-balanced body but be warned this 7.2% ABV isn’t just a six-pack you down while watching the game. Sooner than you expect it you’ll be out before the final whistle. Found at most beer stores nationwide, Stone Brewery Company has a super good beer for any situation but like the bottle says if you … Continue reading