Janette & Co. Opens in Coral Gables: French Macarons Done Right

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All photos by Cassie Glenn
Meet your new favorite sweet treat.

Let's start with the basics: macarons and macaroons are not the same thing. So dispel any image in your head of coconutty cake balls (macaroons) and instead, visit Janette & Co for a taste of France's beloved sweet treat (macarons).

Quentin and Agnes Garrigou opened their first shop in South Miami nearly two years ago. Last week, they debuted another outpost on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Together, the pair is educating neighborhood folks on the art of French pastry and preserving their sugar high with delicious macarons of all flavors.

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Ten Best Key Lime Pies in the Florida Keys

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Photo by Carina Ost
A slice of heaven.
The key to happiness might be as simple as a slice of key lime pie. But pairing that sweet treat with a trip to the Keys is the proverbial cherry on top. The topping is actually a bit debated: whipped cream or meringue? As is the crust: graham cracker or pastry? Oh, and the color: yellow for Keys denizens, neon green for nonislanders.

Because key lime pie originated in the Keys -- although key limes no longer grow there (thanks, hurricanes!) -- nearly every eatery, shack, and shop at seemingly every mile marker claims to sell "the best" and "the original." Let's not get tangled in that web of origin. Instead, here's a simple countdown our ten favorite slices. Pucker up!

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The Ménage à Trois Raw Vegan Doughnuts from Jugofresh Will Leave You Stuffed

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Photos by Carina Ost
The threesome.
There's a certain person (El Jefe) who likes to visit local doughnut shops whenever he travels to different cities. Unfortunately, in Miami you have to leave the city and head to Mojo in Pembroke Pines for that special round sweetness with a hole in the middle.

It's unclear why this Magic City is lacking a special doughnut, but surely this healthful population is partially responsible. Perhaps that is why the juice masters at Jugofresh brought us raw, vegan donuts in a three-pack to satisfy our pie doughnut holes.

See also: Jugofresh Hires In-House Health Expert to Educate Customers

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Bianco Gelato: Organic, Authentic Gelato in Coconut Grove

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Bianco Gelato -- organic, authentic gelato comes to Coconut Grove.
Summer in Miami means long sun-scorching days and humid nights. Most of us hibernate in our air conditioned dens, coming out to brave the elements only for something essential -- like freshly made, authentic Italian gelato made with organic ingredients.

Bianco Gelato, opening today in Coconut Grove, is providing a delicious and healthful way to cool off.

See also: Eccolopops Brings Italian Gelato, Pops to Downtown Miami (and Our Dogs Too)

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National Ice Cream Month: Mantecado, Mamey, and Azucar's Miami Flavors

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Abuela Maria, AKA perfection.
You know you're in Miami when "Abuela Maria" (vanilla blended with Maria cookies, guava, and cream cheese) is the most popular flavor in an ice-cream shop. And while there's a sprinkling of shops that have been experimenting with local flavors for a while, none of them has embraced Latino/Caribbean culture as heartily as Azucar! in Little Havana.

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Milk Gone Nuts: Try the Chocolate Peanutbutterlicious Shake

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Photo by Hannah Sentenac
On a steamy July day, nothing says summer vacation like an impossibly creamy chocolate milkshake. Like a mouthful of memories, these rich, icy treats are the stuff our childhood dreams were made of.

Thanks to Alton Road's Milk Gone Nuts, Miamians can opt into this summer throwback, no dairy necessary.

This milkshakery and juice bar/cafe uses homemade nut milks, coconut ice, and organic ingredients to whip up drinks worthy of skin-scorchingly hot summer afternoons (and way healthier than the originals).

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Eccolopops Brings Authentic Italian Gelato, Pops to Downtown Miami (and Our Dogs Too)

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Coconut gelato made fresh each morning.
July has just begun, and everyone in Miami can't seem to shut up about how hot it is. We get it -- it's miserable outside. That means you have to get creative. When the A/C isn't enough, what's a guy or gal to do?

It just so happens that a frozen-pop shop opened last Thursday, right in time to cool us down.

Filippo Tavazzani, age 31, is 100 percent authentic Italian, and so are the products sold in his new downtown Miami store, Eccolopops. An admirer of the American dream since his youth, Tavazzani finally realized his goal of starting a business in Miami with the opening of his shop.

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Nutella Ice Cream Arriving at Carvel; Nutella Truck Tour Coming to Miami

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Carvel meets Nutella. We all have a summer romance!
Nutella. The mere mention of the creamy hazelnut spread that works in sandwiches, on apples, in recipes, and just straight out of the jar, brings most into a state of nirvana.

So, how can you improve perfection? By making it into ice cream!

Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, have teamed up with Carvel to make the first ever Nutella ice cream.

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Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch and Lazy Sunday: Get SNL-Themed Ben & Jerry's Flavors in Coral Gables

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Ben & Jerry's channels SNL
Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice cream company that incorporates pop-culture into its ice cream along with nuts and fudge swirls, is at it again.

This time, it's announced four new Saturday Night Live-themed ice cream flavors. Two of the four are now available in Miami, with the second two being released later in the year. The Ben & Jerry's spokesperson would, sadly, not give us the names but we're hoping for a rework of the infamously-fabulous Schweddy Balls ice cream, named after Alec Baldwin's snort-inducing sketch as Pete Schweddy, maker of the tastiest Christmas balls ever!

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Donut Divas: Deep-Fried Fair Grub Year-Round

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Photos by Cassie Glenn
When push comes to shove, the food is the number one reason many people head to the fair. Offering giant elephant ears, footlong corn dogs, and even those barbecued meat parfaits, these annual events are the perfect excuse to throw caloric cares out the window and indulge.

Now, what if all of your fair favorites were served here in Miami year-round? No ticket necessary! Meet Donut Divas.

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