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I’m a Cuban-American writer and podcaster passionate about food, wine, and travel. Follow my colorful South Florida adventures as I review Miami restaurants, and spotlight local chefs and somms. I am a Michelin dining enthusiast, but nothing is off-limits. After all, I was raised on pan Cubano, cafecito, and pastelitos. Never a dull moment around here. From my "palette" to yours...Cheers! Brenda

The Whet Palette: Miami Restaurants, Wine, and Travel Brenda Popritkin

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

I’m a Cuban-American writer and podcaster passionate about food, wine, and travel. Follow my colorful South Florida adventures as I review Miami restaurants, and spotlight local chefs and somms. I am a Michelin dining enthusiast, but nothing is off-limits. After all, I was raised on pan Cubano, cafecito, and pastelitos. Never a dull moment around here. From my "palette" to yours...Cheers! Brenda

    S1 E22 Top 22 Miami Restaurants of 2022: Palette Awards

    S1 E22 Top 22 Miami Restaurants of 2022: Palette Awards

    The PALETTE AWARDS are for the TOP 22 MIAMI RESTAURANTS I feel offer the most well-rounded and top experiences. I reserved, ordered, photographed, ate, and paid at these restaurants. No one asked nor paid me to do so. Supporting our local restaurants brings me joy, and I am passionate about Miami’s food scene. Did your favorite make my list?

    Use this as a reference when making your next reservation, and as a springboard to keep the conversation about Miami restaurants going.

    Want more Miami food content? Visit me on my other platforms:

    THEWHETPALETTE.COM
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    TikTok

    Like what you hear? Supporting my podcast is simple. Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds, and it's incredibly helpful.

    Want to sponsor an episode or two?
    Want to sponsor the 2023 Palette Awards?
    Message me at thewhetpalette@gmail.com.

    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 22 min
    S1 E21 MIAMI CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Kojin's Pedro Mederos (now The Chef's Counter at Hachidori Ramen)

    S1 E21 MIAMI CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Kojin's Pedro Mederos (now The Chef's Counter at Hachidori Ramen)

    Listen in as I chat with Miami chef Pedro Mederos of Kojin (now rebranded as The Chef's Counter at Hachidori Ramen). From South Florida to California's wine country and everything in between (culinary school, Taco Bell, love, Singlethread, Alter, dumplings, Miami diners, omakase, Michelin, D&D, Pokemon, and babies), we discuss it all. Phew! Got that? 

    Want more Miami food content? Visit me on my other platforms:

    THEWHETPALETTE.COM
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    TikTok

    Like what you hear? Supporting my podcast is simple. Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds, and it's incredibly helpful.

    Want to sponsor an episode or two?
    Want to sponsor the 2023 Palette Awards?
    Message me at thewhetpalette@gmail.com.

    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 2 hr
    S1 E20 Miami Restaurant Reviews: 47-54

    S1 E20 Miami Restaurant Reviews: 47-54

    This episode is brought to you by WINE ACCESS and its MICHELIN GUIDE Wine Club.

    A candid look at some of the restaurants we recently visited.

    Once again, the hubs and dining partner-in-crime, Lawrence, joins me as co-host for this developing Miami restaurant review series.

    Dale! Click play to listen!

    47. Zitz Sum
    48. Leku Miami
    49. Forte dei Marmi
    50. Cafe La Trova
    51. The Gibson Room
    52. Ghee
    53. Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club
    54. Sexy Fish


    Visit me on my other platforms:

    THEWHETPALETTE.COM
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    TikTok

    Supporting my podcast is simple. Like what you hear? Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds!

    Want to sponsor an episode or two?
    Want to sponsor the 2023 Palette Awards?
    Message me at thewhetpalette@gmail.com.

    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 1 hr 25 min
    S1 E19 MIAMI CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Timon Balloo

    S1 E19 MIAMI CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Timon Balloo

    Up close and personal with Miami Chef Timon Balloo. Listen in as we take a deep dive into all things Balloo. How did food shape his life, and guide his journey to where it is today? Take a look behind the curtains as he bares all during this candid, heartfelt, and spirited interview.

    What exactly is lunchbox culture? Does he eat to live or live to eat? What is it about black coffee? Who killed Ling Ling? What does he love to order at Panera? Who is the teacher who danced her way into his mouth? How does he feel about the Michelin Guide's arrival?  What is the best Miami dinner he's ever had? What is next for The Katherine, and is there a Balloo 2.0 on the horizon? Want answers? Tune in!

    Supporting my podcast is simple. Like what you hear? Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds!

    Want to sponsor an episode or two?
    Want to sponsor the upcoming 2022 Palette Awards?
    Message me at thewhetpalette@gmail.com.

    Visit me on my other platforms:

    THEWHETPALETTE.COM
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    TikTok

    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 1 hr 58 min
    S1 E18 Miami Restaurant Reviews: 40-46

    S1 E18 Miami Restaurant Reviews: 40-46

    A candid look at some of the restaurants we visited in July. This episode has it all: a speakeasy omakase, a new and impressive tasting menu, lackluster Mexican eats, rebel sushi, pricey crab, approachable sushi, and even rambunctious Lebanese eats. 

    Once again, the hubs and dining partner-in-crime, Lawrence, joins me as co-host for this developing Miami restaurant review series.

    Dale! Click play to listen!

    Kojin
    TUR Kitchen
    Los Felix
    Sushi by Scratch
    KLAW
    Omakai Sushi
    Amal
    Visit me on my other platforms:

    THEWHETPALETTE.COM
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    TikTok

    Supporting my podcast is simple. Like what you hear? Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds!

    Want to sponsor an episode or two?
    Want to sponsor the upcoming 2022 Palette Awards?
    Message me at thewhetpalette@gmail.com.

    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 51 min
    S1 E17 MIAMI CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Ariete's Michael Beltran

    S1 E17 MIAMI CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Ariete's Michael Beltran

    Join me on an all-new episode of my Miami Chef Spotlight series. Guest Michael Beltran of Ariete Miami discusses his colorful journey to a shiny and new Michelin Star.

    What did it take to get there?  What are his future plans?  Listen in as Beltran reflects and inspires his team to always strive for more. Stay to learn about his passionate Miami food media takes, the tales of a 2nd-grade troublemaker, and why pigs must fly.

    Bonus: Join my campaign to #bringtheyucaback. I said what I said.

    Enjoy!

    Get more scoop on Miami dining by visiting my other platforms:

    THEWHETPALETTE.COM
    Instagram
    Twitter
    YouTube
    TikTok

    Supporting my podcast is simple. Like what you hear? Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds! Want to sponsor an episode or two? If so, message me at thewhetpalette@gmail.com.

    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

pfsix ,

Love! Love! Love!

As an avid fan of the blog, I am so excited for the pod version. Brenda is THE source for the scoop on the Miami dining scene. Also I think this duo is hilarious!

Pun etjetjetjei ,

Excellent & informative

Awesome Miami dining coverage. I look forward to every new episode- My partner & I try to make it to one of the spots featured each week. The pod is so much fun and east going.

macblatts ,

Finally a real foodie

Appreciate the time and money spent in doing all this dining research for the community.

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