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Writer Charlie Crespo on 3 food and drink trends coming your way in 2023

Get to know Miami-based food and drink writer Charlie Crespo as he offers advice for aspiring food journalists and shares his favorite under-the-radar eateries.

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Whether you’re an aspiring food influencer or you just want to order with more savvy at restaurants, Charlie Crespo has some advice. The Miami-based food and drink writer’s work has appeared in publications including Pipette Magazine, Infatuation Miami, INDULGE Miami, Venice Magazineand more.

In this conversation, Charlie offers practical advice for up-and-coming food writers. He also reveals his new favorite burger, croissant and under-the-radar restaurants in South Florida. Then he predicts some food and drink trends to look out for in this new year.

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