Hey, foodies! It’s finally Friday and we hope you have some great plans lined up for the weekend. How amazing has Miami weather been this week? Although the forecast calls for hot and humid temperatures back on for Saturday and Sunday, we can’t help but enjoy every second of our enviable “winter” weather as 2017 comes to an end. While we dream up some foodie plans this weekend (maybe a beach side brunch) we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
Chefs Janine Booth & Jeff McInnis —
Stiltsville Fish Bar
Earlier this week, we told you about our spectacular seafood feast at the new Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbour. Now, we take you inside the kitchen of its dynamic chef duo – Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis.
The chefs were born and raised in Perth, Australia and Niceville, Florida, respectively. After traveling the world and experimenting with different cultures and cuisines, the pair first worked together at the Miami based restaurant gigi, where McInnis became Executive Chef in 2010. In 2011, McInnis returned to his true culinary roots and opened Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. In 2014, Jeff and Janine brought southern hospitality to New York’s East Village with the opening of Root & Bone, in 2016, the pair returned to Miami for their 2nd restaurant opening, Sarsaparilla Club (which recently converted to a Root & Bone), and this September, they opened Stiltsville. Jeff and Janine have both appeared on Bravo’s Emmy award winning Top Chef, putting their personalities and talent front and center on a national stage.
By Melanie Galarce
Stiltsville Fish Bar (1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach) is a locally sourced seafood restaurant in the heart of Sunset Harbour with Caribbean-style drinks and laid back, maritime-inspired digs. Spearheaded by the masterminds behind New York City’s beloved Root & Bone and Top Chef notoriety, Chef Jeff McInnis and Chef Janine Booth have brought their love of seafood to our backyard and we might be forever indebted to them.
Welcome to December’s first Foodie Friday! We’ve made it to the last month of the year and we’re welcoming the coldest weather to South Florida that we’ve had since January! Bring on the hot chocolate! As the temperatures drop this weekend and we reach a high of 69 degrees, we can’t wait to do some final outdoor shopping, al fresco dining, and possible Art Basel browsing. We’ve finally hit the mecca of weather in Miami and we can’t express how happy it makes us. We hope you get to savor every moment of December as we get ready to leave 2017 behind. In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
By Mitchell Nover
Sweet Liberty (237 20th Street, Suite B, Miami Beach) might be Miami Beach’s best kept brunch secret. Known primarily as a bar, and rightfully so given the bar program’s recent awards and accolades, most think of it as a late night drinking outpost as opposed to a quality dining option, let alone one that opens for early (relatively speaking) Sunday morning bites.
By Caitlin Marino
Hidden behind the Hyde and Hallandale Beach Water Tower, ETARU (111 South Surf Rd, Hallandale Beach) is vibrantly coming up to make its name known amongst its upscale neighborhood and within Miami’s Japanese culinary scene through a noticeable dash of contemporary glitz and killer oceanfront views.
Foodies, we did it! We’ve made it to December, thus wrapping up a very difficult, yet exciting year for us here at MMTM headquarters. While this year has brought us a few new things that have been tough to adjust to (cough, our president, cough), it has also brought us new things that have provided even greater moments of joy (new jobs, new friends, and even a new baby!). And through it all, we’ve counted on the support of all of you – our loyal readers and followers. But before we celebrate the arrival of 2018, we’ve still got one more month of foodie adventures to share with you. As such, below please enjoy our final round-up of openings, activities, and more!
By Mitchell Nover
Sushi Kong (3000 Coral Way, Coral Gables) is not your average sushi restaurant, so traditionalists beware. Rather, the concept out of Venezuela is very much a Japanese-Latin fusion restaurant meant to move diners outside of their comfort zones. Combining an avant-garde, comic book style decor, a menu that actually gets more interesting outside of the sushi section, and #dessertporn that will leave you drooling, Sushi Kong delivers both a memorable and monstrous meal. I hope you’re hungry…
By Melanie Galarce
Ofa (1929 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach) is a local eatery with outdoor seating and a full bar, serving contemporary Brazilian cuisine. Located in the popular Sunset Harbour neighborhood, its modern and funky decor is reminiscent of the cool, relaxed vibes of Rio de Janeiro. Similarly, the Ofa menu offers an eclectic take on Brazilian cuisine that’s far beyond the steakhouse parillada that you might be accustomed to.
Hi, kids! Happy Black Friday! We hope you had the most incredible Thanksgiving EVER! We’re so pumped that the holidays are officially in full motion. We hope that you’ll take some time this weekend to relax, maybe squeeze in some shopping, but mostly continue to eat to your heart’s desire. It’s that time of year where the calories don’t seem to count as much and when gathering with friends and family is exactly what you should be doing. As so, we hope you find some extra time with the ones you love this weekend and continue to give thanks for all that you have. We’re thankful you tune in every week and leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web to enjoy!