#MiamiSpiceMonday – PB Station

By Mitchell Nover

Reason 3,582 I love Miami Spice: it’s the perfect excuse to finally check out some new restaurants around town. The guaranteed three courses at a fixed price means that, if you go with a few friends, you can basically sample the entire menu for a fraction of the cost. It’s a great way to make a first impression. Such was my experience with my recent visit to PB Station at the Langford Hotel downtown.

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Foodie Friday

It’s that time of year when the sweltering summer begins to die down only to welcome weirdly named hurricanes to our neck of the woods. Miami is no doubt a very special place to harbor extreme weather. We usually like to retreat to the comfort of a restaurant and eat our worries away. Not sure which establishment will be the chosen one this weekend, but with Hermine looming in, we’ll be sure to indulge in a culinary feast somewhere cozy. Do you have any plans for this stormy weekend? We hope you take full advantage of a weekend with little expectations and eat to your heart’s desire. In the meantime, we leave you with this week’s fun foodie link pack to kick things off! Enjoy!

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River Yacht Club is Reviving the Miami River

By Sophia Costabal 

Muy caliente. Two words that accurately describe Miami during the summer. These same two words can be adjectives used to describe the new summer menu created by Chef Alex Chang, the latest to helm the kitchen as part of the in-residence rotating chef program at The River Yacht Club (RYC). And, what is the best way to ward off the Miami heat? My answer is simple: fresh seafood fare with a Latin kick! And this is all representative in Chef Chang’s menu.

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#MiamiSpiceMonday – Tamara’s Bistro at The National Hotel

By Mahogani Jones

The National Hotel is known for its legendary grace, Art Deco style, and Miami Beach’s longest infinity-edge pool. The only descriptor that must never be omitted from their identity is its extraordinary restaurant: Tamara’s Bistro. From colorful mosaic ceilings to exceptional service, the character and vivacity of Tamara’s Bistro radiates throughout the room from the moment you arrive. And that’s not even the best part of the venue. The degustation menu at Tamara’s Bistro is like none other. Just when you thought exploring new interpretations of contemporary international cuisines was enough to satisfy your stomach, Chef Matthew adds a “Miami twist” to each menu item that’s sure to have your taste buds singing high praises.

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Foodie Friday

Hi foodie friends! We’ve officially made it to Friday and we’re so excited that the weekend is now upon us. We’ve been in full Miami Spice mode on our end, trying all sorts of dishes across our city. Stay tuned next Monday for another installment of #MiamiSpiceMonday where we’ll share yet another culinary adventure. In the meantime, we leave you with some fun foodie links that we’ve found across the web, including some last-minute summer recipes that are totally worth a try. Enjoy!

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Macaron Madness

By Caitlin Marino

Miami, amongst other U.S. cities, has recently developed an exciting interest in one of my favorite French delicacies – the macaron. Maybe because we crave to experience a piece of a nostalgic European trip or simply want to know what it would be like to taste true Parisian cuisine. Either way, I couldn’t be happier to see the macaron obsession make its way into Miami’s culinary scene. Le Macaron is leading the French pastry expansion across South Florida and recently opened its sixth location in a charming kiosk station in Dolphin Mall’s food court. I headed over on a recent Monday to check it out and reward myself for making it through the worst day of the week.

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#MiamiSpiceMonday – Novecento

By Caitlin Marino

This week’s edition of #MiamiSpiceMonday brings MMTM to one of my favorite Miami establishments – Novecento. Known for its family-friendly environment, Novecento has maintained a great relationship with Miami locals and has expanded its South Florida presence to four locations over the past decade. The original Brickell location opened in 2004 and has been delighting patrons ever since with a charming ambiance both inside and outside on a quaint patio, tempting taste buds with exquisite Argentine, Mediterranean, and Pan-Latin flavored signature dishes.

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Foodie Friday

Another Friday and we’ve officially hit the beginning of the end of Summer 2016. Do you have any fun foodie plans this weekend? We will be taking things easy and probably munching on way too much food. Although, truth be told, we’re a little ready for Fall to take full course – even if that’s just our light-breeze rendition of Fall. Also, remember Miami Spice is still in full effect and there’s so many menus to explore and savor. So while you set dinner plans for the weekend, we leave you with a few foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!

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Chef’s Corner – Xavier Torres

Not too long ago, we told you about the wonderful experience we had at Drunken Dragon during their newly launched brunch service. We loved everything about the ingenious menu that stayed true to its Korean influence. We continue to be smitten by everything about Drunken Dragon and it was only fair that we highlighted chef de cuisine, Xavier Torres, on this edition of Chef’s Corner.

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#MiamiSpiceMonday – RED, The Steakhouse

By Mitchell Nover

RED, The Steakhouse and I have very different interpretations of what Miami Spice should be. For me, Miami Spice is all about the simplicity of a $39 fixed price menu, featuring 3 options for 3 courses, allowing restaurants to show off their best to diners who may not normally be able to frequent them. RED, on the other hand, throws it all out there, with their rotating menu themes, multiple course options, and add-ons and upgrades galore. It’s a difference in ideology that is worlds apart, but that’s also what’s great about Miami Spice (and dining opinions, in general); at the end of the day, it’s all about the food. And, since I’m never one to pass up a good meal, I gladly accepted an invite to check out RED’s huge variety of Miami Spice menu options.

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