Foodie Friday

Hey foodies! We’ve made it to mid-July. How exactly did that happen? Most South Floridians are just trying to stay cool in these miserably hot, humid days of summer, and we’re just trying to hide inside an air-conditioned restaurant and sip on some kind of frozen concoction. We hope your year thus far has been amazing and that the rest of summer is even better. Since this marks the official half way point of summer, can we start dreaming of fall and cooler days? We’ll continue to enjoy Miami’s heat and document some of our favorite restaurants in hopes that you can take some time off to check them out. In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web! Enjoy!

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La Petite Maison Leaves a Big Impression

By Mitchell Nover

La Petite Maison (1300 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami) has brought a little bit of the panache of the French Riviera to Brickell. Originally hailing from Nice (with additional locations in London, Dubai, and Istanbul), La Petite Maison Miami is the first United States location for the brand, known for its cross section of French Mediterranean cuisine with Italian influences where ingredient-forward dishes are clean and void of richness. The ambiance is casual, charming and European, and decidedly upscale while still maintaining a level of comfort and approachability.

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A Culinary Tour de Force at City Place Doral

By Caitlin Marino

City Place Doral (8300 Northwest 36 Street, Doral) has become the epicenter of the ever-booming city of Doral. Not only are there a myriad of upscale restaurants to accommodate the whole family (regardless of cravings), but CityPlace Doral is also home to shopping and entertainment options that make the chic establishment a one-stop shop for all. I was recently invited to visit three of the newly opened restaurants – Kings Bowl, Icebox Café and Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas. Below is a gluttonous round-up of my experience, so you can get a few ideas for your next City Place Doral visit.

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Foodie Friday – Local Edition

In case you couldn’t tell from the oppressive heat and sweltering humidity, summer has officially arrived in Miami. We’re a week into July and our holidays have all run out until we reach Labor Day in early September. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to celebrate this month in the Miami Food Scene. We’ve got new restaurants continuing to pop up, special menus being rolled out, and foodie events galore – including a special appearance by your friends Mitch & Mel during Pinch’s National Grilling Month collabs. But more on that, and much more, below in our monthly local news round up. Enjoy!

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Foodie Friday

Hey foodies – who is ready for the long weekend? We sure are! If it feels like we’re in dead of summer, it’s probably because we are. We’re getting a bit more accustomed to the unbearable heat and humidity that tourists can’t handle and slowly but surely enjoying all things that summer has to offer in South Florida. Of course that means that this weekend we will also be indulging in all Fourth of July food bonanza. That means hot dogs, burgers, beers and cocktails. Our hope is that you watch a kick-ass fireworks show and get to munch on some of your favorite summer food. Happy Fourth of July and we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web!

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A+ Asado Brunch at Quinto La Huella

By Mitchell Nover

Grilled meats are the focus at Quinto La Huella (788 Brickell Plaza, Miami) and its Sunday Asado Brunch. This Uruguayan, rustic-chic hotel restaurant offers a unique fire cooking method with a wood fire parrilla centered at the heart of its kitchen, serving up a menu that is carefully planned, yet simple and approachable. The food is down-to-earth, much like the atmosphere, creating a relaxing environment where memories are made. Guests can choose to dine inside in the expansive dining lounge or outside on the charming patio, which frames spectacular views of Brickell City Centre.

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Rusty Bucket Arrives at City Place Doral

By Melanie Galarce

Rusty Bucket (3535 Northwest 83 Avenue, Doral) is a casual tavern chain with a sports bar atmosphere, serving comfort food favorites and a long beer list. One of the first places to pop up at City Place Doral, Rusty Bucket is a long-time staple in Ohio that has now made its way to South Florida.

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Foodie Friday

Hi foodies! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready for some R&R now that the weekend is here. Our team is back from some summer travel and busy planning our next big adventure. Do you guys have any fun summer plans? We hope they include travel and food, two of our favorites. While we dream up of future summer adventures, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from across the web. Enjoy!

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Views, Booze & Chews at YAKU by La Mar

By Mitchell Nover

YAKU by La Mar (500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami) is a chic outdoor bar and lounge from the Mandarin Oriental Miami’s award-winning restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Giving Chef Diego Oka the space to be a little more playful on the outdoor terrace, YAKU blends multicultural ingredients with Peruvian cocktails, light bites, and a cozy waterfront gathering place from Thursday to Saturday nights. Conceptualized and designed by Chef Oka himself, the lounge is furnished with a selection of Peruvian-inspired textiles, sleek communal seating and bronze, terracotta, and colorful accents.

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