Miami Spice Monday: BLT Prime

By Mitchell Nover

What’s in a name? Unfortunately for BLT Prime (4400 NW 87th Ave, Doral) it means an affiliation with a certain President of the United States thanks to its location inside the &@%!# National Doral Miami hotel. Despite the name on the outside of the building, however, nothing comes between me and a good meal. So based on Mel’s recommendation from last year, I ventured into enemy territory to give it a try.

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Foodie Friday – Local Edition

Happy August, foodies! The dog days of summer are officially here, and so is Miami Spice! For the next two months, we’ll all be enjoying prix fixe meals all over town (now including brunch), and specifically here at MMTM Headquarters we’ll be giving you our “takes” on the best menus in the return of our #MiamiSpiceMonday series. But, just because Miami Spice is here, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other great foodie happenings taking place in South Florida. Check out the below for all the new openings, special offerings, and more in our monthly Foodie Friday – Local Edition round-up. Enjoy!

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The Arketekt Arrives in Brickell

By Melanie Galarce 

The Arketekt By Aficionados (1200 Brickell Bay Dr, Suite 107, Miami) is a new restaurant in the middle of the hustle and bustle of brickell that feels like a vintage escape. The restaurant, which was was opened by the group behind the local favorite Aficionados Brickell Wine & Spirits, is self-described as “one who creates.” A simple concept that can be applied to all aspects of the restaurant, including its food and drink menu.

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Miami Spice Monday: La Mar by Gaston Acurio

By Sophia Costabal

I have to start off by saying that I am a sucker for Peruvian food. There is something about the combinations of flavors and the heaping amounts of citrus in that cuisine that really tickles my taste buds. So, naturally, when I found out that I would be heading to La Mar (500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami) to get a first-hand look at their Miami Spice menu, I giggled like a little 9-year-old girl that has just found out she’s going to Disney to eat a Micky Mouse Ice Cream Sandwich (Me as a little girl. True Story).

Five of Chef Diego Oka’s culinary masterpiece creations in one night? Stick a Peruvian fork in me because I’m done. Literally. I didn’t even have room to eat the glorious dessert (in its entirety). Nine year old me would have been disappointed.

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Foodie Friday

At last, we have made it to Friday. In just a few more days, we will welcome the beginning of the end of summer with the arrival of August. We can’t really believe the summer is starting to come to an end, but we’re excited about the fall because it’s basically our favorite time of year. Mitch and Mel both have birthdays at the end of the year – October and December, respectively – and this year we’re adding a little foodie to the family that will make an appearance in November! While we get to work on the tons of things we have planned for the next few months, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web! Enjoy!

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Going Dutch

By Mitchell Nover

At this point, who hasn’t heard of the greatness that is a meal at The Dutch (2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach)? A Miami Beach mainstay, this modern American restaurant has held its place nestled inside the W South Beach hotel for years with some great chefs sharpening their skills and their knives, under the guidance of award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini, while serving up classy, creative, and consistently good food along the way.

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The Novelty of Brunch at Nautilus

By Melanie Galarce 

Nautilus (1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach) can be found inside the swanky SIXTY Hotel on South Beach, and, if you’re into feeling the SoBe glam, it also offers an unlimited rosé brunch you’re definitely going to want to check out this summer. Designed with mid-century roots, the Nautilus Cabana Club at the hotel offers fresh brunch cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients and the simplicity of beachside dining. Do you need anything else to have a Sunday Funday success? Probably not.
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Foodie Friday

Congratulations foodies, just like that you’ve made it through another work week! Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? We continue to explore our city to offer you the best of restaurants and culinary experiences to enjoy this summer. Although it’s miserably hot these days, we’re trying to stay cool with cold drinks, lots of paletas, and the occasional frozen cocktail (or mocktail for Mel since she’s cooking a little foodie in her belly). We hope you’re doing the same! In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!

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The Magic of Meraki Greek Bistro

By Melanie Galarce 

Meraki Greek Bistro (142 SE 1st Avenue, Miami) is a newly-opened restaurant tucked away in the heart of Downtown Miami. This bistro transports you to Greece with its charming outdoor patio of Greek Island-inspired decor, blue and white pillows, and large rustic tables, as well as an impressive interior design that includes an array of Hellenic artwork and beautiful hanging basket lights.

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