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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 Podcast: Miami Restaurants, Wine, and Travel Brenda Popritkin

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    • 4.9 • 19 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

    S3 E41 Exclusive: Visit FLORIDA's Dana Young on the MICHELIN Guide's Current Impact & Future

    S3 E41 Exclusive: Visit FLORIDA's Dana Young on the MICHELIN Guide's Current Impact & Future

    President and CEO Dana Young updates us on the MICHELIN Guide's current Florida impact since the initial announcement in 2021 and  two guides later (with a third on the horizon April 18th).


    Why is this partnership an ideal fit for the Sunshine State?Are diners choosing us and staying longer in Florida because of our food? Was the initial plan for three guides/years? Is this partnership something she forecasts will continue in Florida long term? Can we expect Broward and Palm Beach County or others in '24 or '25 as the guide expands its Florida coverage? What is and isn’t covered in Visit Florida’s investment with the guide? Do restaurants pay to be featured? Has she tried any of the starred restaurants yet? Have any surprised her? Any favorites?

    Plus, after the interview concludes, I take a closer look at some of the most popular and controversial MICHELIN myths and facts.

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    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.

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

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 17 min
    S3 E40 CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Featuring Casa Gioia's Mari Angeles Rubio

    S3 E40 CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Featuring Casa Gioia's Mari Angeles Rubio

    Dominican pastry Chef Mari Angeles Rubio of Casa Gioia brings joy to Miami with her delicious desserts: all the custom cakes, but never ever cupcakes (ni tampoco cake pops, sorry). Listen in as she passionately shares her story. We chat about:
    Her time in ItalyThe success of pecan pie errorsATM 101 lessonsHer favorite South Florida dessertsBuilding a business without experienceHow noes turned into yeses against her will, but to her benefit. Want more Miami food content? Visit me on my other platforms:

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    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 advertise your business or event in an episode or two?
    Want to sponsor the 2024 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
    S2 E39 Top 23 Miami Restaurants of 2023: Palette Awards

    S2 E39 Top 23 Miami Restaurants of 2023: Palette Awards

    The PALETTE AWARDS are for the TOP 23 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
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    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 2024 Palette Awards?
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    Thank you for listening. As always, from my "palette"  to yours,

    Cheers!

    Brenda

    • 22 min
    S2 E38 Miami Restaurant Reviews 76-88

    S2 E38 Miami Restaurant Reviews 76-88

    Our dishing and dining means you get the real unfiltered scoop as we experience it. The hubs, Lawrence, returns once again and joins me to review every visit and offer his perspective. We have spent the last several months returning to many Miami favorite restaurants.  In this episode, we will highlight which ones continued to impress, and also discuss the few who greatly disappointed.

    DRINKING GAME: Take a shot every time we say TIKI TIKI or SHIT SHOW. You have been warned!


    76. Uchi
    77. Los Felix
    78. Mila Restaurant
    79. Byblos
    80. Skipped # Oops
    81. La Mar
    82. QP Tapas 2.0
    83. Marky's Caviar Lounge
    84. Hiden
    85. Chica
    86. The Den
    87.  Bouchon
    88. Rakki Sushi

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    • 58 min
    S2 E37 SOMM LIKE IT HOT Featuring Karina Iglesias

    S2 E37 SOMM LIKE IT HOT Featuring Karina Iglesias

    Natural wine enthusiast Karina Iglesias talks all things vino and Miami in this special addition to my SOMM LIKE IT HOT series.  

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    • 1 hr
    S2 E36 CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Featuring Norman Van Aken

    S2 E36 CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Featuring Norman Van Aken

    Chef. 
    Author.
    Mentor.
    Pioneer.
    All around Florida badass.
    Chef Norman Van Aken needs no introduction, really. His contributions to the Florida culinary community have been and continue to be endless. As the founding father of New World Cuisine, he once upon a time created an identity for Florida from which to launch and never looked back.


    Listen in as I chat with Norman about his upcoming TV project, Norman's Florida Kitchen, and the reopening of Norman's in Orlando. What are his thoughts on the term Floribbean? How does he feel about the upcoming generation of cooks? When was the last time he was mind-blown over a dinner at a restaurant? What does his food intake look like? What are his favorite memories with friend, Jimmy Buffet? We also discuss the MICHELIN Guide, James Beard Awards, and much more...

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    Brenda Popritkin is a Cuban-American writer and podcaster passionate about food, wine, and travel. She has been candidly covering the colorful Miami dining scene for the last ten years, and is on her second podcast season.

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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