Foodie friends, can you believe we’re already 25% in to 2017??? The first few months of the year are always a whirlwind around here with food festivals and restaurant openings, and a ton of special foodie events. While not letting up completely, things are starting to slow down a little bit as we start to approach the summer months and we’re happy to bet getting a little bit of a reprieve. That said, there’s still plenty to see and do, eat and drink this month. Below is our regular round-up of the best of the Miami food scene this month. Enjoy!
By Melanie Galarce
Raw Juce (959 West Avenue, Miami Beach) has been a staple in Palm Beach Gardens for a while but it wasn’t until recently that this organic, cold-press juicing establishment made its way down to Miami. Today, Raw Juce has eight locations across South Florida including Aventura and South Beach. I recently visited the latter location and felt renewed after trying their organic, locally-sourced menu of juices, smoothies, açai bowls, and salads.
By Santi Cardona
Cochon555 is no newbie in Miami and, this year, it came back bigger and better than ever. After four previous installments, this pork-centric event made it to the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in hopes of pitting five chefs against each other, duking it out to be named the Prince or Princess of Porc.
Hi foodies! Welcome to another edition of Foodie Friday! We hope you all had an amazing week with a few cheat meals sprinkled here and there. Earlier this week our friends at The Hungry Post won Best Food & Drink Influencer in Miami at the JWU Zest Awards, and we couldn’t be happier for them. That’s what’s so great about the foodie community, we’re all family and when one wins, we all win! Another thing to celebrate? The weekend. Here’s a few fun foodie links from around the web to get you started. Enjoy!
By Monique Gonzalez
Seven years after opening its doors, Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo and his team at Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill (3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami) continue to deliver solid tapas-style eats and drinks in their popular midtown spot. Digging its gastronomic roots into the Miami culinary scene since 2010, Sugarcane offers all the small plates you could ever dream of, a kickass raw bar, and quite a few robata grill favorites. And, just in time for beach season, the team recently added a few lighter options to their brunch menu that don’t lack for flavor and will not disappoint.
By Mitchell Nover
Let’s be honest, not all foodies are “sporties.” In fact, some might argue that being a foodie is the antithesis of being a foodie, what with the non-stop gluttony and all. For me, that is not the case, however. I think food and sport go hand-in-hand, from snacks and dips and beer to, yes, even fine dining. That’s why I was excited when the Miami Open (now through April 1st) rolled back around this year and I received an invite to head over to Key Biscayne and check out the action. Not a match of tennis did I see, but I ate and drank to my heart’s content, and I’m here to tell you that there’s actually room for both. If you’re lucky enough to get to the Tennis Center at Crandon Park (7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne) for some of this year’s action, you’ll see there’s a plethora of great performances, on and off the court.
Hi foodies! Spring officially made its way earlier this week and that means that we should enjoy every second possible outdoors as the unbearable Miami summer is just around the corner. Do you guys have any fun plans this weekend? Some of you may be celebrating Miami Music Week. Unlike those adventurous, young foodies, we will be hibernating in a nearby food establishment to share another great dining experience with you! To kick off that research, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
By Melanie Galarce
Bocas House (10200 NW 25th Street #101, Doral) offers a Peruvian/Venezuelan fusion menu where you can find classic dishes of said cuisine like ceviche and grilled meats. You’ll also find the buzzy milkshakes that have gained social media notoriety for their extravagance.
By Caitlin Marino
Miami’s brunch scene isn’t just about the food. Brunch has turned into a full-on social event that you thoroughly prep for with your friends all week. Location, ambiance and drink specials all add up to help create the most Instagram-able Sunday afternoon, and I have a game-changer for you! Welcome to Beach Bar at Newport Pier (16501 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach), Miami’s only pier restaurant that features fresh seafood cuisine and a full bar, but more importantly, stunning, unblocked views of the Atlantic Ocean, and for the first time, a brunch menu.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Miami foodies! Today marks a day of celebration for all of us who like to booze and happen to like the color green. We hope you get to enjoy some of the great festivities happening around town, imbibe in some Irish whisky, drink lots of green beer, and do all of the above safely! We’re helping you kick-start the celebrations with our weekly Foodie Friday link pack. Enjoy!