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Should this vacationer from SF bother with Tropical Chinese?

Don't bother with tropical. I have never been to Moleria.

Long weekend in Miami Beach coming up


You might also want to try Jugofresh south of 5th (I understand they have a sit down place there...).

Need a rec near the New World Center

Oolite is the best restaurant on the list I gave...

Need a rec near the New World Center

No particular order:
El Chalan
Restaurant Michael Schwartz

If you are not picky about seating (as in no tables - you sit on a bench and put your food on a stool in front of you) you may want to give Taquiza a shot. Their tacos are excellent.

Seeking restaurant near the Adrienne Arsht Center

I don't know if they are still doing it but you might want to check with Macchialina. They had been doing a late night menu until 2 am.

Who Is Your Favorite Miami Food Blogger

I am pretty much use Frod's blog as a jumping point to all the other blogs I read. He has a good feed on the right side of his blog.

South Beach with kids?

I actually think the Dutch is a better move. You can get simple food there (they even have fried chicken now), it is really good, and they have plenty of outdoor seating for the kids so they will not be bored, and is walking distance.

South Beach with kids?

I have not been to the Betsy in a long time but it was good and I have no reason to believe that would change, but that is still a tad far for you I think if you are at the Setai. I think the Dutch is your best option even though it does not fill all your criteria.

Sylvanos is probably your 2nd best bet but as said before, the food is not amazing there, it is not bad though.

A couple of more possibilities are Restaurant Michael Schwartz, Cleo and Vintro, but I am not sure they meet your kids criteria enough.


Worse than that, the chef left...


Miami restaurant w/o Valentine's menu

Most are. You need to be more specific.

Adrienne Arsht Center

Proof is in midtown so it is further away than mignonette. The pastas at proof are not large portions so coma is unlikely unless you order lots of dishes. The pasta there is excellent. My favorite is the angel hair crab.

Pubbelly Lunch Tripe Alert -SOBE

Done. I am following you.

Pubbelly Lunch Tripe Alert -SOBE

They still have it today and tomorrow. Maybe I will open a twitter account just to contact you directly on this kind of stuff.

Pubbelly Lunch Tripe Alert -SOBE

12-3 pm Tuesday -Friday. But I was told the tripe stew (daily stew on the menu) would last until Thursday.

Pubbelly Lunch Tripe Alert -SOBE

They told me that the daily stew will be tripe from Tuesday - Thursday next week.

Edit - the Tripleta Sandwich is awesome too.


I just went and enjoyed it but it is not as good as Lucali. One thing though, their nutella pizza uses Italian nutella so they get extra points for that.

Bodega South Beach

Not been to Coyo yet.

Bodega South Beach

Bodega South Beach

Tacos are great, torta (scrambled egg) even better and quesadilla (steak) was outstanding and was the best thing I had. I think this is the best Mexican in Sobe. I went for lunch so the bar was not open, but the bar looks great.

Now if only their tortillas and chips were like Taquiza.

BTW they do have some service issues to work out. I have a high tolerance for this, but if service issues annoy you, you may want to wait a month or so to give them time to get their stuff together.

Miami mega list: feel free to comment! (wall of text!)

You should go to My Ceviche and Taquiza in south beach.

Edit and/or Bodega

Restaurant recs for a long weekend

1826 just changed chefs.

Looking for Private Diner Party Spot

You might want to check out if the Edition hotel can work with you. I have not been but if they can, I understand they have upscale, fun and cool in spades. There are two restaurants there. Matador and Market. I think Matador might be the most likely to accommodate you.

Eataly Coming to Miami/Brickell

I heard a lot of good things about the chicken rice dish at matador btw.


Not yet. Just heard about it. Will go next week. Seems like the old Giotto chef opened his own place. Giotto had a good reputation. I tried the Giotto calzone once. It was good but not lucali good.

Eataly Coming to Miami/Brickell

Thanks. I think you are right. Just found another article in June of 2014 which mentions that they are "said to have already signed a lease" - so hopefully it is true. It would be a big deal.


Thanks for the tip on Market. It is on my list.

Seattle couple coming in February. Need recs

You may want to try bourbon steak instead of mina 74. I liked burbon steak better (same ownership).

Makoto for sushi in bal harbour is one of the best sushi places in Miami. It is a bit pricey though.

Joes is a great place and you should go. One of the few places in Miami that can be considered an institution and the food is great.

I would do Mignonette for oysters.

Eataly Coming to Miami/Brickell

Link? Last I heard this was only a rumor...

Need Miami restaurant recommendation

I would do Versailles. It is a place you need to go at least once.

Cantina La Veinte--Brickell

In Sobe you should try Taquiza (very different form and much better than Taquizalan on Bay Road) on Collins avenue but it is not really a restaurant.

They charge for chips, but their chips are special, made from corn imported from mexico and they are outstanding.

South Beach/Miami Beach dinner spot to watch Bowl game

I tilt my chair twords the tv when watching games at sardninia.