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Oolite Restaurant - New from Kris Wessel - SoBe near Lincoln Road

Snapper crudo was great. Just had it.

Jul 22, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Oolite Restaurant - New from Kris Wessel - SoBe near Lincoln Road

I just went there again and it was great again.

Jul 21, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Black Brick

Never had a bad meal there on multiple visits. I went again yesterday for their brunch and loved every non-traditional part of it. In particular, the lobster dumplings with butter were awesome and are among the best dumplings I ever had.

Jul 21, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

1826

The short answer is yes. I have not been but chowfather likes it. And I think Frod has been and enjoyed it.

Jul 19, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Cheap and cheerful in South Beach

No particular order
My Ceviche
Shake Shack
Alibi
El Chalan
Burger & Beer Joint
Puerto Sagua
Otentic
A la Folie
Jimmy'z Kitchen
Milos has a $24 lunch
Las Olas Café
La Sandwicherie
Maoz
Bolivar
Lucali

Jul 18, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Miami Spice 2014 Edition

Blackbrick is already priced for spice. It does not make much sense for them.

Gotham no longer exists - will become another Mina restaurant soon.

Pb Steak does spice. Sushi does not.

Jul 15, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

red light-Kris Wessel's Highly Anticipated New Spot on Biscayne

Save some shrimp bbq sauce for the ribs...

Jul 12, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best restaurants on Lincoln Road

Oolite, Meat Market and Shake Shack are the top 3

Jul 11, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Post Wedding Brunch - 20-25 People

I was unaware of this. Definitely an option...

Jul 09, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

South Beach Suggestions

I notice that you don't have 1826 on your top 15. Just for the record how does it compare to Bazaar?

Jul 09, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

South Beach Suggestions

Didn't know that. Thanks.

Jul 09, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

No problem, what is weird is that your reply is a year and a half after the thread started, is this a bug?

Bazaar is still good btw...

Jul 09, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

South Beach Suggestions

Restaurants near you
Bazaar
Lure (I actually like the Dutch better but lure is right next door and is solid -- what is weird was the quality of the sushi at lure is surprisingly good -- I would eat this at the sushi bar though if you go that route)
Restaurant Michael Schwartz
You should also consider Oolite which is a little further from you.

Cheap Eats (no particular order except the first two are very near you)
El Chalan
Maoz
My Ceviche
Otentic
La Sandwicherie
Joe's takeout (fried chicken)
Puerto Sagua

Jul 09, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Post Wedding Brunch - 20-25 People

Try Lechon, Oolite, Sardinia, PB Steak, Barceloneta, and Lucali which might open their bar area for you.

Jul 08, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Brickell Ave business dinner options?

Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for reporting.

Jul 08, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Miami Spice

Since you are going during spice in September, the touristy thing is irrelevant as September is the slowest month of the year. Just search for top spots in sobe and choose your places from that.

If you want quiet, you should eat early. Indomania is quiet by nature, most other places get louder as it gets closer to 9pm.

Jul 07, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Oolite Restaurant - New from Kris Wessel - SoBe near Lincoln Road

I had a small meal there. If you get the ribs save some of the sauce from the shrimp for them. Get the flan for dessert. It is incredible.

Jul 07, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Miami Spice

You could do better on the restaurant side.

Fogo de Chao is just ok, Baires is not as good as it once was (but still good), Sardinia is very good as is Indomania. You should search the board for the best south beach options and take your pick.

Jul 05, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Must Eats in Miami

Miami's is strong in Cuban, central and South American cuisine -- except for Mexico.

Jul 05, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Must Eats in Miami

I would do El Chalan over Puerto Sagua.

Jul 05, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Brickell Ave business dinner options?

Kill the concept of Nemesis, I forgot it was a business dinner. Not a good place for that (great food though).

Jul 03, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Brickell Ave business dinner options?

DB Bistro in your hotel is great
Zuma is next door - which is good to very good but over priced and overrated
Il Gabbiano is nearby and is very good
Edge Steak Bar is very good
River Oyster Bar is very good
Nemesis Bistro is very good

Here is a good recent list for top Miami restaurants
http://www.thechowfather.com/2014/06/...

Although how dare he not have blackbrick in there :).

Jul 03, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

One night in South Beach

Call up Bazaar and see what they can do. I would not do OLA. If you can't do Bazaar and don't want to do Milos, I would do the Dutch. In partuclar, the oysters, fried oyster sliders, king crab, pork chop and steak (ribeye) are all memorable. Both pastas are great too as is their snapper.

If you want to go Italian, Macchialina is a great choice. I also had a great but small meal at Oolite. If you go to Oolite, the flan there is life changing.

Jul 02, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

One night in South Beach

Since you have no budget, I would do either Bazaar or Milos. If you go to Milos and truly are not on a budget, and are willing to suck out the shrimp heads, I would recommend getting at least 2 carabineros each and going to town. For dessert get the yogurt and have them put cherries in them.

The body of the carabineros is nothing spectacular, it is all about the heads so don't get them if you are unwilling to suck out the heads.

The carabineros are probably my favorite thing to eat in Miami, but they are very expensive.

Jul 02, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Sardinia's Regional Menus

I have had the steak many times and it is great, that and the spaghetti bottarga are my favorite menu items there.

We disagree on the Lucali thing and there is no need to rehash that discussion again. One thing though, the pizza is more expensive at Lucali, but it is not twice the price as Sardinia serves 12" pies vs Lucali's 20" -- even considering the large crust it is a much bigger pie.

As has been stated on this board before, Lucali's calzone is even better than their pizza and is much cheaper as well. It is my go to option there.

Jun 27, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Sardinia's Regional Menus

They are now doing them every other Thursday (was Wednesday). I tried the first two and I have to say they were great. Great value, smaller portions (lots of courses though) -- a bit more refined than the regular menu and specials they have. It kind of reminded me more of meals at macchialina as opposed to Sardinia. Great experience.

Jun 26, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Dim sum.

These guys are doing interesting things every day with their specials. I wish I could go more often.

Jun 21, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Dim sum.

It am delicious. Blackbrick am delicious.

That am all I have to say about that.

Jun 19, 2014
tpigeon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Who's been to these iconic restaurants before, which would you recommend first?

How about Katz's Deli and Russ & Daughter's Café (I am giving the café the cred of the market by association)? Now that's iconic...

Jun 19, 2014
tpigeon in Manhattan

best fine dining in New York?

EMP does not require a jacket. So that is something...

Jun 19, 2014
tpigeon in Manhattan