Pawn Broker is Raising the Roof

By Mitchell Nover

Miami is severely lacking in rooftop bars. What NYC manages to master with only 3-ish months of warm weather, we somehow neglect to take advantage of with our endless summers and gorgeous views. I’m sure there are numerous reasons for this, but the biggest is most likely Miami’s non-existent downtown scene. Rooftop bars (at least in my mind) are most often associated with bustling metropolises and business people riding elevators to the top of a skyscraper for an afterwork cocktail among the clouds – quite the opposite of the pool and beachside hotel bars of which there are a plethora on Miami Beach. Well, in hopes of what will become a growing trend (and a revitalization of Downtown Miami), the Pubbelly Boys have taken their talents from South Beach with the creation of the Pawn Broker at the Langford Hotel.

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Estrella Damm Chef’s Choice 2016 – Brickell Edition

By now you’ve read all about Mel’s Chef’s Choice Tour of Midtown. If your mouth hasn’t stopped watering yet, you might want to get an extra napkin because now it’s my turn to tell you all about my deliciously divine tour of Brickell. So as not to be left behind, I set out to get a sneak peek of what Estrella Damm had in store for Miami’s famed business and downtown districts. With stops at Coya, Toro Toro, Tuyo, and 1111 Peruvian Bistro, it was a true tour de force of hops and rice (in case you didn’t know, this year’s Chef’s Choice theme is “rice” meaning each Chef’s Choice entrée is pairs the Mediterranean beer with everyone’s favorite grain).

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Estrella Damm Chef’s Choice 2016 – Midtown Edition

Last year we told you all about Chef’s Choice, a very cool foodie initiative that Spanish beer, Estrella Damm, was hosting in our city, giving culinary programs like Miami Spice a run for their money. The Chef’s Choice program is back for its second run in Miami and is stronger than ever. With curated menus by some of Miami’s most highly regarded chefs, the program offers a Mediterranean-inspired 3-course meal paired with an Estrella Damm beer at 46 of Miami’s top restaurants. Each menu is unique, but all include an appetizer, an entrée featuring rice (this year’s theme), and a dessert.

The Estrella Damm team was ever-so-kind to give us, along with a few of our foodie friends, a sneak peak of this year’s menus with tours across Midtown and Brickell. I indulged many times over in the Midtown tour and its FIVE stops, and I’m still not sure how I managed to eat all five meals and survive. Below is a really quick recap of what you can expect at some of our favorite Midtown spots as part of the 2016 Chef’s Choice Menu.

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How Trust & Co. is Earning our Trust

Trust is not something that is easily handed out. It must be earned over time; through actions, not words. In the restaurant business, this couldn’t be more true. And when a new one comes to town (especially when that town is Coral Gables) brazenly throwing the word in your face, you better believe that earning the trust of the masses is no easy task. After a recent visit to Trust & Co., we have reason to believe this place just might be on to something. Here are the top five why we trust in Trust & Co.

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SOBEWFF 2016: A Learning Experience

In MMTM’s three years of blog-istence, we’ve had three very different experiences as it relates to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. It’s one of the most exciting times of year in Miami (for us foodies, anyway) and we love that we’ve been able to have had such different takes on it so far. Our first year was all about seeing our favorite Food Network Stars and making the most of discounted tickets and free events. Year two was more about highlighting the local chefs and restaurants we’d come to love and getting into as many events as possible. And this year, our third time around, was about seeing a different side of SOBEWFF, not biting off more than we could chew, and maybe, just maybe, learn a thing or two.

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Brunch Like The Local

Brunch is a recipe for indulgence. First, combine the best of breakfast and lunch to make one super meal out of two. Second, gather family and/or friends for one last hurrah before the work week starts again. And, third, add in a few cocktails to get your Sunday Funday vibes flowing. The newly launched brunch at The Local Craft Food & Drink follows that recipe to a T, serving up one of the best (and booziest) brunches that Miami has to offer.

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MMTM’s Best of 2015!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for our final blog post of the year. We’ve officially made it to the end of 2015 and what a year it’s been! In our second year of blogging we dined and drank our way across Miami, making lots of new #foodiefriends along the way. As excited as we are for what 2016 has in store for us, we thought we should take one final look back at the foodie year that was 2015. Enjoy!

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Falling for Uvaggio’s Fall Menu

I’ve been a fan of Uvaggio since it first opened on Miracle Mile about a year ago. I love the small feel, the bright and warm ambience, the live music trickling in from the sidewalk, and the extensive and interesting wine list. That said, I’ve only really visited a handful of times and those visits have usually been on the shorter side; more drinks with friends or night caps than a full dining experience.

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New Menus, New Flavors at Sabores by Chef James

Sabores by Chef James is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. Despite being spearheaded by one of the Latin world’s most popular and hardest-working chefs (Chef James Tahhan is a regular co-host on Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día morning show, a chef/partner at Brickell’s Perfecto Gastrobar, and the mastermind behind a budding online culinary empire), Sabores continues to fly under the radar, serving up some of the best and most refined Latin food in town.

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GK Bistronomie Puts Art and Flavor on the Plate in Wynwood

The Wynwood Arts District just got a little artsier with the arrival of the new GK Bistronomie. GKB is bringing food art to the neighborhood best known for its street art, offering visitors something to admire on the plate and savor on the palate.

GKB is a Peruvian-inspired restaurant with flares of Asian and other Latin cuisines. Helmed by acclaimed chef/owner and Peru native, Rafael Perez, the restaurant and bar has been making an impact during its first few weeks on the scene, providing the area with a much-needed, elevated dining establishment.

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