Burlock Brunch & A Daycation Up the Coast

By Mitchell Nover

It certainly seems like the MMTM team has been on a bit of a brunch kick lately. With recent brunch visits to Nikki Beach, Pinch, Izzy’s, and Drunken Dragon, Sundays (and sometimes Saturdays) have unofficially become our favorite day of the week. However, a recent (and rare) trip outside of Miami-Dade County gave whole new meaning to #SundayFunday when I took a “daycation” to the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale for brunch at Burlock Coast.

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Get Your Paws DIRT-y with this New Fall Menu

By Hamilton Barkley*

I need to start off by stating the obvious. Yes, I am a dog and yes, I have a fabulous beard and a wicked sense of style. My name is Hamilton Barkley of HamiInMiami.com and I’m here to share with you my love of food. I’m recently got my paws dirty and am excited to be contributing to Mitch and Mel’s fabulous blog by reviewing DIRT’s new Fall Seasonal Menu. Remember how amazing everything looked the last time MMTM visited DIRT? I had to go check it out for myself.

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Sunday Brunchday at Nikki Beach

By Mahogani Jones

Sunday Funday has officially taken on a new meaning. In fact, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. should be deemed “Sunday BrunchDay” in recognition of “The Nikki Beach World Famous Amazing Sunday Brunch.” For $49.95, this world-famous phenomenon offers all you can eat (literally) and more!

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Shuck It On Down to Izzy’s Fish & Oyster

By Monique Gonzalez

If you’re a local, and reside on the mainland, chances are you may not frequent South Beach as often as you’d like. (Or, am I just an old lady who just doesn’t get out there as often as I should?) In any case, my latest #MMTM assignment forced me to cross the bridge and boy was it worth it…I fell in love. Her name’s Izzy. Izzy’s Fish & Oyster to be exact. After Mitch’s first visit for brunch after their grand opening, it was my turn to visit to see what was going on a year later.

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STK is a big WIN

By Melanie Galarce

Most out-of-towners tend to have one general thought about Miami: it’s so sexy. Well, they’re probably right. Everything in our city tends to be on the risqué and slightly cooler side. As so, a sexy steakhouse is a must for us locals and that’s exactly what STK has established in Miami (should also be noted the sexiness spills over to its many locations across the world). STK is an ultrachic, modern steakhouse that offers a sophisticated menu that will not disappoint your taste buds. More than just a culinary experience, you can also expect a cool ambience, an in-house DJ (*during pre-determined hours) and modern, fun décor.

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Putting Peru on the Plate

By Mitchell Nover

There’s no doubt in my mind that Peruvian cuisine is the star of the Latin food world. Widely varied and nuanced, it pulls influence from numerous cultures (Inca, African, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and more) and regional cooking styles (Andean, Caribbean, Coastal Pacific, Amazonean). Unlike other one note (albeit delicious) Latin cuisines, Peruvian food offers layers upon layers of flavor technique that continue to surprise me the more I experience them. Luckily for me, and for all of us, those experiences are happening more and more often. Here in Miami, in addition to many other cities around the world, Peruvian restaurants continue to pop up on the dining scene, with each one offering up delicacies just different enough from the last.

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Pinch Me, I’m in Brunch Heaven

By Melanie Galarce

Once upon a time, we fell head over heels for Pinch. We told you all about our wonderful dinner at the quaint little restaurant a few months ago, about how much we loved its charm and its effortless menu full of creativity and innovation. So when we heard that the critically-acclaimed, yet cozy spot was starting to serve brunch, Mitch and I flocked to the restaurant to gluttonously indulge in what we knew would be a fantastic meal.

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#MiamiSpiceMonday – SUSHISAMBA

By Caitlin Marino 

We all know SUSHISAMBA as a well-known staple of Miami Beach’s famous landmark, Lincoln Road. You’ll always find outdoor dining tables under the enormous, and now iconic, orange umbrellas packed with natives and international travelers who all simultaneously sit outside to enjoy the novelty of people watching. On a warm September night, I headed over to try a few of the “Signature Items” as well as the specially-curated dinner menu highlighting the best of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine fusion for their Miami Spice menu created by Executive Chef Cesar Vega.

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SoCal, So Good

It’s safe to say that the crew over at MMTM headquarters has an established affinity for tacos. If I could, I would probably assign a food group to the universe of tacos and justify ungodly consumption of said food. However, much to my dismay, tacos have been done before, a million different ways, and it’s increasingly difficult to find any novelty in a taco shop or feel like it’s not trying too hard. That said, the trend lingers on and every few months it seems we have a new taco place popping up. Most of these restaurants are pretty darn good (and some are mediocre,) but every now and then you stumble across one in particular that is so good, it makes you want to put on a sombrero.

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