Take A Bite Out Of South Florida

Take A Bite Out Of South Florida

Hi! Welcome to the “Take A Bite Out of South Florida” podcast. I’m Shaina Wizov and I’ll be your host as we explore the vibrant food scene here in South Florida. Each episode will welcome guests from across the hospitality industry, like chefs, restaurant owners, mixologists, event producers, food journalists, influencers, and bloggers to engage in casual and lighthearted conversations that will make your taste buds dance. Listen in for stories, restaurant and event news, insider tips, and exciting giveaway opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie, a curious traveler, or simply on the hunt for great eats, this podcast is for you. It’s all about giving South Florida locals and visitors a fun and interactive way to participate and stay up to date on the local food and drink scene. Join us on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform, and let’s take a big bite out of South Florida together!


May 14, 2024 52 mins

Ever find yourself caught in the tango of savoring a decadent dessert, slice of pizza, or glass of wine while your health and fitness goals flash a warning in your mind? It’s time to leave your guilt behind and learn about the concept of Food Freedom, a concept that Kristin Avagliano, founder of Create My Weight, lives by. Create My Weight is a health and weight loss program focused on travel-friendly nutrition, fitness for all lev...

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Travel with me down to the beautiful Amara at Paraiso to chat with James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz about his iconic Miami restaurants (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Amara, and Harry’s Pizzeria) and involvement as one of the featured chefs at the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, happening May 3rd-5th at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

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I couldn’t be more excited to sit down with Nicolas Kurban, owner of Amar Mediterranean Bistro (a personal favorite of mine), as we approach the restaurant's third anniversary in bustling Downtown Delray. It’s a heartwarming tale of culinary legacy, peppered with Nicolas's experiences — from growing up in a restaurant family in Lebanon to traveling around the world and working with some of hospitality's most recogniz...

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Meet Ali Kaufman and Chef Blake Malatesta, the creative minds behind the Community Classroom Project, a 501c3 non-profit initiative started by Space of Mind, and its Community Classroom Kitchen (CCK) initiative. Join us on a journey as they gear up to unveil the CCK commercial teaching kitchen at The Hub at Space of Mind in Downtown Delray Beach. From chef-curated meal boxes to cooking classes, pop-up dinners, and exclusive ev...

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Imagine a night out dining under the stars complete with an all-white ensemble, gourmet picnic, and the thrill of an exclusive invite-only event with a secret location revealed at the eleventh hour..

My guests, Tashia and Rene from Modernique & Co Project Management Firm, are explaining the ins and outs of this one-of-a-kind dining event that started in Paris in 1988. Modernique & Co is the host of Le Dîner en Blan...

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Get ready to embark on a tantalizing culinary journey as we venture into the diverse food landscape of Miami with our special guest, Elizabeth Jaime. She is a born and bred Miami native, and a former Bon Appetit editor turned passionate florist, Elizabeth shares her transition from New York back to Miami and the birth of her floral company, Calma. With her keen eye for aesthetics and love for cuisine, she has partnered with Apple M...

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Join us on a delicious journey to the heart of Deerfield Beach, as we celebrate two decades of exceptional dining at Oceans 234, the stunning oceanfront restaurant located just footsteps from the sand.

Oceans 234 owner Danielle Rosse and Executive Chef Nicole Fey have joined us to share the tale of transformation from a humble diner next to a gas station to a remarkable fine-dining destination, all thanks to a community of...

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Prepare to be whisked away on a culinary adventure with the talented and charismatic Chef Adrienne Grenier. From the heat of prestigious kitchens to the tranquility of her Pompano Beach balcony garden, Adrienne's journey is both inspiring and insightful. We explore her beginnings at 3030 Ocean at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort to her current stint at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale where she re...

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Get ready, foodies! The original and oldest established Palm Beach restaurant month, Flavor Palm Beach, is right around the corner. It started in 2007 with only 10 restaurants and has grown to an epic showcase of more than 50 diverse establishments from Boca Raton to Tequesta, serving up mouthwatering three to five-course meals. Listen in as we get the inside scoop from Flavor Palm Beach owner, Kerri Paizzi, about this community ev...

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This week, we're hanging out at Lionfish in Downtown Delray with Justin, Sales and Events Specialist at Menin Development, the local developer that owns and operates Lionfish.

We’re chatting about everything from the restaurant’s modern coastal cuisine, sustainability practices and love of partnering with the community, to the new happy hour and Rosé Brunch, and of course, cocktails — especially the o...

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Today’s episode invites you into the dining room of a Boca Raton staple for over 32 years, Max’s Grille. Executive Chef Mike Casari is here to share his riveting journey from the kitchens of New Jersey to the sun-soaked shores of Florida. This is not just about his past, but also the incredible experiences he's had along the way, including his time cooking for none other than Lady Gaga and her family!


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Ready to embark on a mouth-watering journey through South Florida's vibrant food scene? Join us for an appetizing discussion with our esteemed guest, food critic Michael Mayo. We're serving up a conversation garnished with insight into the art of food critique, ensuring fairness, and considering the perspective of those behind the kitchen doors. Get ready to jot down places to visit as we share our favorite local haunts, ...

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Ever wondered how food tours can enhance your travel experience? Join us for an unforgettable conversation with Matt Guidice and Anthony Guzman, co-founders of Craft Food Tours, and Kristl Story, the owner of West Palm Beach Food Tours, as they walk us through the unique blend of history, culture, and cuisine that food tours offer. You'll even find out why taking a food tour at the beginning of your trip is a must-try travel h...

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June 6, 2023 17 mins

Go "beyond the bites" and learn more about the host of Take A Bite Out of South Florida, Shaina Wizov, and what brought her to South Florida, how she started her blogging career, and what drove her to want to start the podcast.

Contact Shaina Wizov: 
Email: takeabiteoutofboca@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeabiteoutofboca/ 
Website: https://takeabiteoutofboca.com/ 
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Today's show welcomes Rapoport's Restaurant Group Director of PR and Marketing, Amber Pollitt, and Deck 84's new Chef de Cuisine, Katt Dreyfuss, a recent winner of Food Network's Guys Grocery Games, and a self-taught chef whose first cooking job was in 2-star Michelin restaurant. 

We're diving into Chef Katt's unique background and experiences, the new sushi program and redesign at Deck 84, an...

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Michael Mayo is an award-winning food critic, digital creator, and South Florida-based journalist with over three decades of experience in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and social media. Join us as we talk about all things South Florida food! Mike reveals some of his favorite local restaurants, and we share the dish on the Let's Eat South Florida Facebook page and the Best of Delray Beach app.

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Hi! Welcome to the “Take A Bite Out of South Florida” podcast. I’m Shaina Wizov and I’ll be your host as we explore the vibrant food scene here in South Florida. Each episode will welcome guests from across the hospitality industry, like chefs, restaurant owners, mixologists, event producers, food journalists, influencers, and bloggers to engage in casual and lighthearted conversations that will make your taste buds dance. Listen i...

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