Happy holidays foodies and welcome to the LAST Foodie Friday of 2017! We can’t believe the year is officially coming to an end and, on that note, we can’t thank you enough for following us on another year of foodie adventures! Our wishes for 2018? We hope to bring you more of the Miami food scene so you can explore it with loved ones and eat to your heart’s content. As for the rest of this year? We hope you eat unapologetically and spend copious amounts of time with the foodies, friends, and family that mean the most in your life! As we say cheers to an amazing year ahead, we leave you with some fun foodie links from around the web to help bring in the new year.
By Mitchell Nover
I’ve said many times that Miami is lacking in quality Asian food, but I recently stumbled upon a restaurant that offers unique yet authentic fare in the most unexpected setting — the heart of Alton Road on South Beach. That’s right, Tanuki (1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach) masterfully serves up a taste of Asia in a contemporary setting. Don’t let the flashy façade fool you, you’re into a fun foodie experience.
By Mitchell Nover
Macchialina (820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach) is a true South Beach success story. Holding its own for years now in a light traffic area of Alton Road (well, light foot traffic anyway), the restaurant is the kind of place you’d expect to stumble into walking the streets of New York. It’s small and intimate, dark and stylish. The decor gives off vibes of a cozy hole-in-the-wall type of spot that reads more neighborhood Italian joint than trendy trattoria.
Hey, foodies! It’s finally Friday and we hope you have some great plans lined up for the weekend. How amazing has Miami weather been this week? Although the forecast calls for hot and humid temperatures back on for Saturday and Sunday, we can’t help but enjoy every second of our enviable “winter” weather as 2017 comes to an end. While we dream up some foodie plans this weekend (maybe a beach side brunch) we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
Chefs Janine Booth & Jeff McInnis —
Stiltsville Fish Bar
Earlier this week, we told you about our spectacular seafood feast at the new Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbour. Now, we take you inside the kitchen of its dynamic chef duo – Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis.
The chefs were born and raised in Perth, Australia and Niceville, Florida, respectively. After traveling the world and experimenting with different cultures and cuisines, the pair first worked together at the Miami based restaurant gigi, where McInnis became Executive Chef in 2010. In 2011, McInnis returned to his true culinary roots and opened Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. In 2014, Jeff and Janine brought southern hospitality to New York’s East Village with the opening of Root & Bone, in 2016, the pair returned to Miami for their 2nd restaurant opening, Sarsaparilla Club (which recently converted to a Root & Bone), and this September, they opened Stiltsville. Jeff and Janine have both appeared on Bravo’s Emmy award winning Top Chef, putting their personalities and talent front and center on a national stage.
By Melanie Galarce
Stiltsville Fish Bar (1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach) is a locally sourced seafood restaurant in the heart of Sunset Harbour with Caribbean-style drinks and laid back, maritime-inspired digs. Spearheaded by the masterminds behind New York City’s beloved Root & Bone and Top Chef notoriety, Chef Jeff McInnis and Chef Janine Booth have brought their love of seafood to our backyard and we might be forever indebted to them.
Welcome to December’s first Foodie Friday! We’ve made it to the last month of the year and we’re welcoming the coldest weather to South Florida that we’ve had since January! Bring on the hot chocolate! As the temperatures drop this weekend and we reach a high of 69 degrees, we can’t wait to do some final outdoor shopping, al fresco dining, and possible Art Basel browsing. We’ve finally hit the mecca of weather in Miami and we can’t express how happy it makes us. We hope you get to savor every moment of December as we get ready to leave 2017 behind. In the meantime, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
By Mitchell Nover
Sweet Liberty (237 20th Street, Suite B, Miami Beach) might be Miami Beach’s best kept brunch secret. Known primarily as a bar, and rightfully so given the bar program’s recent awards and accolades, most think of it as a late night drinking outpost as opposed to a quality dining option, let alone one that opens for early (relatively speaking) Sunday morning bites.
By Caitlin Marino
Hidden behind the Hyde and Hallandale Beach Water Tower, ETARU (111 South Surf Rd, Hallandale Beach) is vibrantly coming up to make its name known amongst its upscale neighborhood and within Miami’s Japanese culinary scene through a noticeable dash of contemporary glitz and killer oceanfront views.
Foodies, we did it! We’ve made it to December, thus wrapping up a very difficult, yet exciting year for us here at MMTM headquarters. While this year has brought us a few new things that have been tough to adjust to (cough, our president, cough), it has also brought us new things that have provided even greater moments of joy (new jobs, new friends, and even a new baby!). And through it all, we’ve counted on the support of all of you – our loyal readers and followers. But before we celebrate the arrival of 2018, we’ve still got one more month of foodie adventures to share with you. As such, below please enjoy our final round-up of openings, activities, and more!