I am loving the Madruga Bakery. The picture above is not the monkey bread. It is a small bun of cinnamony knots of sweetness that was devoured before I even thought to take a photo. But the bakery is lovely, conveniently located in South Miami behind the publix. They have a limited lunch menu.. its clean, its open, it smells good.
I love my mom and we loved the backyard at Ms. Cheesious (near the 79th Street Causeway). They have opened a gables location.. I haven’t been.. but when I go, I’m going to save room for the s’mores dessert.
I don’t know if its the answer to breaking the cycle of poverty or not, but i think if we don’t try, we will never improve. I think nothing is perfect and perhaps The Harlem Children’s Zone is an idea worth thinking about. The HCZ is “aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves.”
I have heard about it for years and sometimes mention it in conversation and people aren’t aware so I’m sharing.
I’ll also share this on the subject of global poverty- I have a cousin , an economist who studies things like which programs work and actually benefit the people they are trying to help. He founded IPA , a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
Based on the true story of Megan Leavey and her dog Rex. This movie tugged at every heart string. I sat rapt for the entire two hours. I didn’t know what the movie was about or where it was going, but that didn’t matter. Like reading a good book, I enjoyed a good story, the entire ensemble provided perfect performances. Wow, because not a movie I would have picked myself.
I have loved La Boulangerie since I first tried it on the curve of Coral Way a few years ago. But what a long drive for Paparadelle Funghi. So when a restaurant of the same name advertised its opening in Pinecrest, at the old Gardners on 124th Street my heart beat faster.. could it be the same place? YES, with the same menu. Apparently this is location 4. There is one on the key, and also in Aventura. Oh happy day!