Happy Friday, foodies! We hope you all had an amazing week and are getting ready for the cold front that’s about to cool us down this weekend. It’s such a perfect time of year for you to pick an outdoor lunch spot and have an extended glass of wine to soak in this delicious winter weather. We at MMTM headquarters are busy during this time of year to keep you updated on all the foodies happenings around town, but, as we do every Friday, we first want to share some fun links from around the web to help kick-start your weekend. Enjoy!
By Santi Cardona
When I think of Matador Room (2901 Collins Avenue), I think of Caribbean/Latin/Spanish influenced meals in a somewhat elegant setting designated to special occasions. That’s why it was so much of a surprise to realize that the brunch is just as much a must here as their dinner is. If you’ve ever been here for any dinner, you’d know that every dish Jeremy Ford (Top Chef champion, by the way) throws your way is going to be absolutely drool-worthy. Normally, brunch in some of the bigger South Beach restaurants is an afterthought, and that’s what makes brunch at Matador Room so special. Chef Jeremy Ford and his team have put just as much effort into their brunch menu as their lunch and dinner, and that makes anything here a winner in my book.
By Melanie Galarce
Recently opened DÔA has comfortably found its home in Miami Beach (200 Collins Ave.) DÔA, which means “The Door” in Japanese and is pronounced dow-ah, is the latest venture from global renowned restaurateur, Arjun Waney. You might have heard Mr. Waney’s name before since he is also the force behind hot spots Zuma and Coya which have become staples in our foodie community. That said, DÔA is the less pretentious little brother who still cares about excellent food without breaking the bank.
Hey foodies, hope you all had an amazing (short) work week and that you are ready for the weekend once again. We sorta love everything about Januarys in Miami, don’t you? The weather is the envy of America and our every day pace feels a little slow as we transition into a new year; it’s always one of our favorite months. Have you been to any good restaurants lately? It’s definitely busy season in Miami, considering above said weather. If you haven’t, don’t fret! We have an exciting line-up of reviews in store for you and can’t wait to share them as the New Year continues to roll in. In the interim, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web!
Hi foodies! Welcome to the first Foodie Friday link pack of 2017. We can’t help but feel that this will be an incredible year given the solemn events of 2016. There are so many things we’re excited about in the Miami foodie community and we’re just stoked to be sharing these with you on our little blog. We hope your year is off to an amazing start and to help you kick off the weekend plans with this perfect “winter” weather, we leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web. Enjoy!
By Melanie Galarce
Olla Miami (South Beach 1233 Lincoln Road), a new Mexican joint started by Scott Linquist, the mastermind behind the incredibly popular Coyo Taco in Wynwood and Brickell is open for business. The restaurant gets its name from clay pots used to serve family style dishes. Yes, similar to the ollas Abuela and Mami still use to cook.
We’re officially in to Week 2 of 2017, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to 2016 just yet and are taking one final chance to reminisce about our “Year in Food” in 2016. In looking back at some of our best bites (and sips) across Miami this past year we’re adding in a few more opinions this time around, with some favorites from our new contributing writers as well. 2016 was a great year of growth for us here at MMTM Headquarters and we couldn’t have done it without them. We’re excited to let you get to know them even better in the year to come. And, of course, we couldn’t do any of this without you… Thanks, as always, for following along on our foodie adventures.
New Year, More Food.
That’s what we’re all about. 2017 is here and “season” in Miami is in full swing, which means lots of new restaurant openings, special offers, and the beginning of an onslaught of foodie events to last all winter long. As is custom, on this first Friday of January and the first Friday of the new year, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the happenings that will be going on around town this month. Enjoy!
It’s officially the last Foodie Friday of 2016 and we’re feeling a little nostalgic. This year was a bit of rollercoaster for us. We had tons of high moments, but there were also plenty of crappy ones that were really darn low. However, the one consistent thing throughout the year was how awesome and loyal the foodie community continues to be to us, and we’re so thankful to you! We’re taking a week off to regroup and come back full force with more foodie news in 2017. In the meantime, we leave with you with some fun foodie links from around the web and we wish you and your families a great holiday season and a prosperous 2017! Something tells us it’s going to be an amazing year!