The Whet Palette Podcast: Miami Restaurants, Wine, and Travel

Brenda Popritkin

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

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S3 E41 Exclusive: Visit FLORIDA's Dana Young on the MICHELIN Guide's Current Impact & Future
Feb 18 2024
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. Listen here:AppleSpotifyiHeartradioAmazon MusicAudibleVisit me on my other platforms: InstagramTwitterYouTubeTikTokFacebookLike 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
S2 E36 CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Featuring Norman Van Aken
Sep 18 2023
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...Ready? Hit PLAY!  Listen at the Buzzsprout link above and on all major platformsAppleSpotifyiHeartradioAmazon MusicAudibleSupporting the podcast is simple. Like what you hear? Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds! Thank you for listening. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. For more scoop, visit:InstagramTwitterYouTubeTikTokFacebookTHEWHETPALETTE.COM
S2 E35 Featuring David Rosendorf on Food for Thought, Cobaya, and all things Miami eats
Sep 4 2023
S2 E35 Featuring David Rosendorf on Food for Thought, Cobaya, and all things Miami eats
Owner of the OG Miami food blog, Food for Thought,  FRODNESOR on all things social media, cofounder of the Cobaya Miami underground supper club, and an occasional food writer for publications around town, attorney David Rosendorf stops in to discuss his long-lived love for Miami food. What prompted him to launch the blog and Cobaya Miami? How does he summarize the change in the Miami food scene since he began writing about it? What restaurants did he think helped turn the culinary tide in South Florida over the last ten years? How does he describe our dining to someone from out of town? What are his thoughts on the James Beard Awards and the continued snoozing of Miami chefs? How does he feel about the Michelin Guide’s Florida arrival? Does he agree with the current Miami list? What are some additions he'd like to see? What are his feelings on Miami food media, the influencer trend, the lack of honest reviews, and press release-type reporting? What are some of your favorite go-to spots in town? What does the future hold for Cobaya? What is on the horizon for Frodnesor dining?Listen at the Buzzsprout link above and on all major platformsAppleSpotifyiHeartradioAmazon MusicAudibleSupporting the podcast is simple. Like what you hear? Please share, review, and/or rate to help the episodes receive more exposure. It takes seconds! Thank you for listening. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. For more scoop, visit: InstagramTwitterYouTubeTikTokFacebookTHEWHETPALETTE.COM