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Cheap eats in South Beach

From 5-8 Mon to Fri Piola Pizza is doing their whole pizza menu for 7,8, or 9 dollars (based on the time)...an awesome value. They claim they're even doing the deal for to go food also.

First visit to Sarasota and Tampa

Recs from this and other Sarasota threads I've put together on Google Maps:
http://goo.gl/maps/ogLB

Apr 05, 2011
CODENT in Florida

Craigie on Main advice?

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Aug 26, 2010
CODENT in Greater Boston Area

need a must eat list for bangkok please

You might have had sauteed morning glory, that was a favorite of mine (usually w/ oyster sauce).
Two other dishes I loved, and have never seen in the Thai menus in the States: "winged bean salad" and shrimp and pomelo salad. Winged beans are like long green beans, and pomelos are citrus like a big grapefruit.
There are at least 1,000 decent restaurants in Bangkok, it's just staggering!

Sep 06, 2009
CODENT in China & Southeast Asia

Anything new or coming to Dade late '09?

I heard that Brosia will be another Segafreddo...

Private fine dining in Miami

I just ate the other night at Sra Martinez (it was fabulous), and they have a very cool table upstairs overlooking the main dining room that seats up to 12 (at least). This would be my choice easily.
Four adult men ate (no alcohol) for $115... great value!

Canyon Ranch

As an infrequent writer to these boards, I wanted to add a post about the "Grill" restaurant inside of the new Canyon Ranch on Miami Beach.
I had lunch there yesterday, and although I'm not a health nut, I had a totally satisfying all organic meal: Panzanella, or Tuscan bread salad with heirloom tomatoes, and sea scallops with jicama, baby Brussels sprouts and a leek "fondue".
On recommendation of the waiter, a really fantastic watermelon- mint lemonade. All items on the menu list calories, carbs, and protein content.
Lunch for two came to about $70, with the salad at $9 and the scallops at $21 if I remember correctly.
The restaurant and hair salon are open to the public, but the rest of the property, about 500 units of condos and hotel rooms with a thousand feet of beachfront, are for guests and residents only.
the restaurant is on the ocean, and the design is a sort of organic modernism- all natural materials like wood, stone and glass tile. Parts are still under construction, too.
I'll be going back- for lunch, dinner, or maybe even breakfast if they have it.
BTW for all of you who post frequently I want to thank you for taking the time to communicate where all the great restaurants are!

Anything else to do near Michy's?

I think the Rubell is five dollars, and is only opened weekends in season.

Mar 09, 2008
CODENT in Florida

Oishi Thai in Miami?

I've been a few times, mostly for the Thai. Chef Bee (the owner) is from Chiangrai in the far North of Thailand, and did work for a few years at Nobu. I'm sure there are duds on the menu, Americans would never allow an authentic Thai menu IMO.
The black cod (which is phenominal) is $16, compared to God-only-knows-what at Nobu. Decor is classy, and I've heard Nobu is loud and cramped.
If you go get some mango and sticky rice for dessert!

Oct 17, 2007
CODENT in Florida

Best Thai in south florida?

Bravo, you know the cuisine! One correction, though. Laap gai, also spelled larb gai, can be made with pork instead of chicken. The name for this is larb moo. It's a northern ground meat dish, and the two words are different: gai is chicken and (irony alert!) pork is moo in Thai.

BLT Steak

Where in Miami is BLT Steak going to be located, does anyone know?

Oct 01, 2007
CODENT in Florida

New Brazilian Place in Miami

botecomiami.com (phone, email but no menu)

Aug 16, 2007
CODENT in Florida

Sawaddee Thai/Sushi in Normandy near 71st st.

yes, the usual suspects (pad Thai and papaya salad) with a leaning towards curries.

Aug 14, 2007
CODENT in Florida

Sawaddee Thai/Sushi in Normandy near 71st st.

Sawaddee (6968 Bay Dr, just south of 71st st.), is a great value, and will give the other Thai places a run for their money. I haven't tried the sushi, but having spent about six months in Thailand over the past two years, I can say they are fairly authentic. The $6.95 lunch special can't be beat!
Dinner selection is a little better, and the portions are bigger and easier to share. The most common way the Thais eat is what we call family style- everyone gets white rice and the larger dishes get passed around so everyone can taste everything.
Has anyone tried the sushi?

Aug 09, 2007
CODENT in Florida

New Brazilian Place in Miami

Sawaddee Thai (6968 Bay Dr, just south of 71st st.), is a great value, and will give the other Thai places a run for their money. I haven't tried the sushi, but having spent about six months in Thailand over the past two years, I can say they are fairly authentic. The $6.95 lunch special can't be beat!

Aug 09, 2007
CODENT in Florida

Khao Sarn

"not spicy, please" in Thai: My Pet, Khrap (male speaker), My Pet, Kha (female speaker)

Jun 28, 2007
CODENT in Greater Boston Area

For Thai to die for

Be careful! "pet ma" means "spicy dog" (or horse, depending on tone). "Pet maak" means very spicy, or "pet maak maak" very very spicy. Many of us will do a little spicy, or "pet nitnoy".
The Thais are extraordinarily polite and kind and learning the please and thank you words will get you very far, so if anybody is interested the Frommers/Fodors/Lonely planet websites have sections with simple vocabulary- worth the effort!
If you like Thai food here, you can imagine how much better it is there- Thailand is a food lovers paradise!

Jun 23, 2007
CODENT in Greater Boston Area