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Organic restaurants (or those with humanely grown food)

I have been looking for restaurants with high quality organic or natural food and have not found very many. I really like Pizza Fusion in North Miami Beach (it's in a good area near the college) because its pizzas are tasty and the prices are reasonable. They have half price wines on Sunday and the space is spacious, clean, and pretty sleek.

I also like Escopazzo for organic Italian food because its foods are tasty and top notch, but the prices are a bit too steep.

I know that Chipotle has hormone free meat and like that for fast food, but would appreciate any restaurant ideas anyone has.

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Escopazzo Restaurant
1311 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Any Persian Restaurants in Palm Beach or Broward Counties?

I tried this place on Saturday for lunch. Overall, it was quite good with tasty food and good service. There were three of us (all from S. California, a haven for many Iranians) so we tried a few dishes. The barley soup and starter salads (which come with each entree) were authentic and tasty.

The eggplant appetizer was not up to snuff though. It was blended, had too much garlic, and lacked the delicate balance of Iranian food. The boneless chicken kabob was delicious and perfectly grilled with a great balance of subtle spices (Iranian food is never spicy, so if you are expecting Indian-like flavors, go elsewhere).

The best chicken plate there is in the cornish hen entree (it is a small chicken that is chopped and put on a kabob skewer). It has a freshness and flavor and texture that is like restaurants in Tehran, Los Angeles, or Orange County. They lack ground chicken meat, so if you was chicken kabob, it will be chunks of chicken, not ground chicken. I usually like to get a strip of chicken strips and a skewer of ground chicken, but the tastes here are the best Iranian I have had on the East coast.

The had Ghorme Sabzi (a stew with many greens and a few red beans) and beef. Although I don't normally eat red meat, I ordered this and just eat around the beef parts. The tastes were good and reminded me of a well made homemade meal. This meal is a comfort food for us (like mac and cheese or meatloaf for many Americans), so it hit the spot.

I really wish this place would offer more Organic or vegetarian meals, but it is a place that I plan to visit ever few weeks (a least once a month). It is reasonably priced, has good service, and the food is great!

Eating at Tarry Lodge

This place does not measure up to what it used to be. I was there today for lunch. Overall mediocre. Food was ok and atmosphere fine, but just not up to the standards I expected. Service was poor: waiter was not knowledgeable and hostess tried to put us right next to the toilets. Overall, a big let down.

Tarry Lodge?

This place does not measure up. I was there today for lunch. Overall mediocre. Food was ok and atmosphere fine, but just not up to the standards I expected. Service was poor: waiter was not knowledgeable and hostess tried to put us right next to the toilets. Overall, a big let down.

Best Mexican in South Florida?

Because I love Mexican food, I am happy to see a few more Mexican restaurants opening in Miami.

Most recently, my wife and I tried Pablano Cocina Mexicana in South Miami. It is an authentic Mexican restaurant with lots of excellent choices and great service. Their tortilla chips, along with many other things, were made onsite and you could tell that they were fresh. I think their chef is from Mexico City so they had lots of good sauces (chocolate mole, chile poblano, and tamarindo), but I decided to go with a simpler choice off their lunch menu, the chicken tacos (they were excellent). I have heard that their Ceviche is excellent, but they were out of that when I went there. Lastly, their coffee drinks were quite good and laced with dulce the leche. This place is my favorite Mexican, but I am looking for any suggestions people may have.

I also really like Rosa Mexicana in Mary Brickell Village. I like that area because of the bars and easy parking in the area. I have been to Rosa quite a few times (both in Miami and NYC) and like their food as well. Sometimes, I have concerns that these restaurants feel like factory stores because of the poor service before getting seated (it ussually takes a wait, even when I have reservations. Once seated though, I like their exotic margaritas and their food. I really like the baby goat tacos. This place is always busy.

In Miami Beach, I usually go to El Rancho Grande but its aubience and food (mainly Tex Mex) have been good but not great. For the price, it is pretty good but it is middle of the road, nothing fancy.

Does anyone know of any other good Mexican places in South Florida?

Jan 26, 2008
drew33149 in Florida