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Pizza — God’s gift to man, in our opinion, is universally loved and adored. You really can’t have a bad time having a slice. In Hialeah there are plenty of chain pizza places catering to pizza-loving residents, but only a few spots offer up a true pizzeria vibe with superb pizza — Salvatore Pizzeria is one of those.

Located next to Flannigan’s at 1550 W 84th St., the unobtrusive spot is family-run and they couldn’t be nicer. Decorated with old family images and vistas of Italy the centerpiece is still the pizza oven which resides behind the counter welcoming diners. The service is attentive, speedy and reasonably priced (two beers and medium pie roughly $18). Great for a quick bite to eat or to catch the game and just goes to prove Hialeah’s not only good for Cuban food.

Salvatore Pizzeria: Two-thumbs ups (305) 821-7016

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Provides new place to grab a drink and catch-up

The last year or so has brought some new bright and shinny store fronts and dinning venues to La Ciudad Que Progessa — Fudruckers, Target, Loews, Starbucks, Kohls — now we can enjoy some upstanding chain-restaurants before or after sipping our cafecito.

This week we finally made it to the brand-new Applebee’s (Shameful, we know, but we’ve been busy setting up the blog!). It was, however worth the wait. We were greeted in high spirits and led to a table in the heart of the restaurant where we enjoyed a 360-degree view. Keeping in Applebee’s fashion, the decor highlights its location — in this case Hialeah. There were colorful murals and photos of Hialeah Speedway, Racetrack, Police and Fire Departments and the local high schools. We’ve got to give a hand to Applebee’s they did a wonderful job creating an inviting atmosphere.

Considering it was a Wednesday evening the place had a nice crowd. Food was good and the wait staff was eager to please, albeit a big young and still working out the kinks. The location, at the corner of West 16th Avenue and 37 Street, while at first odd, it works (you’d think they would have set-up shop on 49 Street, 103rd for non-Hialeahans). The neighborhood needed sprucing-up and it seems as if the whole big-box commercial complex is inspiring pre-existing business; while we were there the strip-mall center across the street was getting a fresh paint job.

As a whole Applebee’s gets two thumbs-up.

Hola Hialeah!

We’re excited to join the blogosphere to talk about what we love best — the little (well, maybe not so little) corner of Miami-Dade county we call home — Hialeah.

The fifth largest city in Florida is a mosaic of people, colors and attitudes not just “agua fango y factoria.” We’re here to highlight each nuance that makes us uniquely Hialeah, bring a bit of humor, and keep the world posted on the happenings of our corner of the world.