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!
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.
By Melanie Galarce
A few weeks ago, I was invited to try Chef Andy Bates’ latest pop-up concept of his British restaurant, The Avenue, in the heart of Wynwood at Miam Cafe. You might know Chef Bates of local notoriety after winning the local competition, “The Search for Miami’s Next Great Restaurant Concept.” Although plans have slightly changed for Chef Bates, the one thing that still remains strong is his love of British food and his intention of sharing it with the Miami foodie community.
By Mitchell Nover
This Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. With 151 million people having shopped over Black Friday weekend last year, there’s no doubt that many of you will be heading to some sort of mall or shopping center this year. And you know what you’ll need to do ensure you don’t shop ’til you drop? Eat!
By Monique Gonzalez
Long gone (and I mean LONG gone) are my study abroad days when life was carefree and my days were filled gallivanting throughout Spain in search of yet another pair of espadrilles or the next best chupitería. Fast forward X number of years later (well, because I refuse to divulge the actual number), my love for all things Spanish is still as palpable. So palpable, that quite often I find myself in need of a Spanish fix.
By Santiago Cardona
Welcome to Barley, the newest focal point of Downtown Dadeland. Some of you may be saying that this restaurant has existed in Miami for a few years now, and that is true. But the thing is, it just moved to a new location, and this joint has received a major upgrade that is in line with any Kardashian facelift.
Foodie friends, despite the outcome of last night’s election, we still have a lot to be thankful for today. There may be a lot of question marks in our future, but one thing we do know is that our favorite foodie holiday is right around the corner. Yes, it’s time to stop focusing on politics and start focusing on where and what to eat on Thanksgiving. To that end, we’ve gone ahead and put together a brief round-up of local South Florida stores, bars, and restaurants that have your back on Turkey Day. Whether you need help with menu planning, catering, alcohol pairings, or are just looking for a relaxing place to go out and have someone else do everything for you, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy!
By Melanie Galarce
Every now and then we get invited to foodie events that are amazing reminders of why we love our Miami foodie community. Uvaggio’s Somm Slamm was exactly that; a one-of-a-kind experience dreamt up by the wine bar’s co-founders Heath Porter and Craig DeWald that offers guests a fun-filled night of gourmet foods, gracious company and unique wines.