Hi foodies! Welcome to the first Foodie Friday link pack of 2017. We can’t help but feel that this will be an incredible year given the solemn events of 2016. There are so many things we’re excited about in the Miami foodie community and we’re just stoked to be sharing these with you on our little blog. We hope your year is off to an amazing start and to help you kick off the weekend plans with this perfect “winter” weather, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
By Melanie Galarce
Olla Miami (South Beach 1233 Lincoln Road), a new Mexican joint started by Scott Linquist, the mastermind behind the incredibly popular Coyo Taco in Wynwood and Brickell is open for business. The restaurant gets its name from clay pots used to serve family style dishes. Yes, similar to the ollas Abuela and Mami still use to cook.
We’re officially in to Week 2 of 2017, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to 2016 just yet and are taking one final chance to reminisce about our “Year in Food” in 2016. In looking back at some of our best bites (and sips) across Miami this past year we’re adding in a few more opinions this time around, with some favorites from our new contributing writers as well. 2016 was a great year of growth for us here at MMTM Headquarters and we couldn’t have done it without them. We’re excited to let you get to know them even better in the year to come. And, of course, we couldn’t do any of this without you… Thanks, as always, for following along on our foodie adventures.
New Year, More Food.
That’s what we’re all about. 2017 is here and “season” in Miami is in full swing, which means lots of new restaurant openings, special offers, and the beginning of an onslaught of foodie events to last all winter long. As is custom, on this first Friday of January and the first Friday of the new year, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the happenings that will be going on around town this month. Enjoy!
It’s officially the last Foodie Friday of 2016 and we’re feeling a little nostalgic. This year was a bit of rollercoaster for us. We had tons of high moments, but there were also plenty of crappy ones that were really darn low. However, the one consistent thing throughout the year was how awesome and loyal the foodie community continues to be to us, and we’re so thankful to you! We’re taking a week off to regroup and come back full force with more foodie news in 2017. In the meantime, we leave with you with some fun foodie links from around the web and we wish you and your families a great holiday season and a prosperous 2017! Something tells us it’s going to be an amazing year!
Miami’s top bars and restaurants are ready to raise a glass to 2017 with prix-fixe dinner specials, festive celebrations, and midnight toasts to celebrate the New Year. Join in the decadent celebration, and check out our top picks for where to eat (and drink) out on New Year’s Eve in the Magic City. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as the city’s top tables will book up fast. Unless you’ve already got plans to hang out with Justin Bieber…
This year’s holiday season is doubly joyous, with Christmas and Hanukkah overlapping for the first time in a while. However, double the fun also means double the work, with the preceding weeks full of gift wrapping, cocktail parties, cookie swaps, tree cutting, candle lighting, and nights of home decorating. So, why not save some energy with a relaxed holiday meal prepared for you by some of the city’s finest chefs and cooks? Miami eateries are offering a number of delightful dining options, including prix-fixe dinners, buffet spreads, a la carte options, and prepared meals ready for you to take home. Read on for our picks of some of the great restaurant meals that can be enjoyed, fuss-free, during Hanukkah and Christmas – a.k.a. Chrismukkah.
With another season of Art Basel under our belts, it’s officially time to start thinking of our holiday shopping list. As we prep to start crossing off names from our list, we can’t help but wonder what exactly we should get for all the foodies in our lives. Whether it’s Christmas or Hanukkah, we know you’re in the midst of trying to lock in all the right gifts as well, so we’re going to make things a tad bit easier for you by rounding up some of our favorite foodie gifts of 2016. Enjoy!
We finally made it to December and the holidays are upon us! It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for us foodies. The Thanksgiving appetizer is behind us and we’re ready to dig into the main course with Art Basel and Miami Art Week hitting their stride this weekend. And, we can’t forget the extreme amounts of lechón that will be entering our lives come Christmas and New Year’s (with a side of Hanukkah potato latkes for Mitch). As if that wasn’t enough, there’s still plenty to see and do, eat and drink this December in the Magic City. Below is our monthly round-up of what the month ahead has in store for us here in Miami. Enjoy!
By Caitlin Marino
Located in North Miami near the Biscayne Bay FIU campus, I checked out the newest player in the “build your own meal” field: Kappa Rolls + Bowls! Very similar to Chipotle, for example, the concept is, as the name suggests, a variety of rolls and bowls that can be totally customized. From the type of rice and protein included to the toppings and dressing, it’s all up to you.