Hi, foodies! Happiest of Fridays! You made it though a short work week, but nonetheless the weekend is once again on the horizon. And, it’s not just any weekend in Miami, but rather the Mecca as SOBEWFF invades our beloved foodie city. Do you have any events that you’re psyched to check out? We have a few that we’re planning on attending and are very excited to document and share with you so make sure to follow all of our adventures across our social media channels! In the meantime, we leave you with a few foodie links from around the web! Enjoy.
By Vanessa Lane Picariello
Any foodie’s bucket list most certainly includes dining at a restaurant helmed by a Michelin-starred chef — which also usually means a hefty price tag. Well, rejoice Miami because thanks to Michelin Mondays at South of Fifth’s chic Forte Dei Marmi (150 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach), you can partake in a three-course pre-fixe dinner on Monday nights curated by two Michelin Star Chef Antonio Mellino for just $60. Named for the seaside town in Tuscany, the restaurant exudes approachable elegance with white linen chair covers and simple votive candles adorning each table, along with a sophisticated outdoor space that fits perfectly in the SoFi neighborhood and makes for a romantic date night. Cuisine is front and center here, literally, as the back of the dining room features a full-length black slate fish bar featuring imported catch of the day, from whole branzino to jumbo prawns.
Hi foodies! We hope you had an amazing week and a wonderful Valentine’s Day (regardless of who it was spent with – yourself included!) Are you ready for a long holiday weekend? We sure are! Mitch is taking a trip to New Orleans and celebrating big in the Big Easy (be sure to watch our Insta Stories for all the cajun deliciousness,) while Mel takes the last weekend of her maternity leave to snuggle a little tighter with her newborn. We hope you too have an amazing weekend and get to sneak in a foodie outing or two. In the meantime, we leave you with this week’s Foodie Friday link pack. Enjoy!
By Santi Cardona
When restaurants create separate lunch menus for their restaurant, they do so under the impression that lower priced (and sometimes lower quality) lunch items will help drive regular visits from locals in the area. Sometimes, these lunch menus serve as afterthoughts for restaurants, relying on just sandwiches, soups, and salads to cater to the hungry worker. I recently got invited to sample the lunch menu from 1111 Peruvian Bistro (1111 SW 1st Ave #106d, Miami), and truth be told, I was shocked at how complete, engaging, and well thought out it was.
Welcome to another edition of Foodie Friday! We’ve officially survived the first (and never ending) month of 2018. As February gets into full swing, we hope you have some Valentine’s Day plans lined up that include a decent meal and tons of wine with your significant other, or with yourself since the day is a celebration of all love. And, of course, that there’s chocolate involved. Lots of it. While you take some time to plan for the mid-week holiday, we hope you enjoy this week’s foodie link pack!
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to eat. Because while diamonds and roses are great, there’s nothing more romantic than a good meal. So as an expression of our undying love for you, our dear followers, we’ve done the hard work for you and have rounded up some of the best bets for Valentine’s Day 2018 around the Magic City. Whether dining solo, drinking with your best gals, or taking date night up a notch with your sweetheart, there’s something sexy out there for everyone. Enjoy!
Foodies, it’s almost time… That’s right, February is here and, in Miami, that can only mean one thing. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is just around the corner! Make sure to get your tickets if you haven’t already (more on that below), but in the meantime we still 3+ weeks of exciting Miami food scene activities to get through. Between Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day (don’t miss Monday’s post!), and more, that should be more than enough to hold us over. Just don’t get too full now, #SOBEWFF is waiting. Enjoy!
By Mitchell Nover
Opened in July 2017, La Santa Taquería is (currently) a pop-up slinging authentic Mexican street tacos all around Miami as they build up to their own grand concept of a mezcal and tequila bar. Helmed by Chef Omar Montero – whose name you may recognize from La Veinte Deli & Café, Copper 29, and Unique Catering Design – the concept of La Santa came to life after he searched high and low for a little piece of his hometown of Mexico City in South Florida. After creating the menu concepts for the aforementioned restaurants, an entrepreneurial spirit was sparked in Chef Omar, leading him to opening La Santa as his first personal project. I visited at their most recent location at the Midtown Garden Center for a very special #TacoTuesday experience surrounded by lush greenery and artistic murals.