Foodie Friday

Happy Friday, foodies! We made it through another week, which is especially meaningful for Mel because that means she survived another Latin GRAMMYs week… Congrats! For the rest of us, we’re starting to feel that end of year lag and counting down the days until our holiday breaks (even if that just means a couple of days off). Luckily, the first of the season’s big holidays is coming up next week with Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out our South Florida Turkey Day round-up (ICYMI) if you’re still looking to make plans for Thursday. Also, look out for our Mall Food post next Wednesday for some Black Friday dining recommendations. In the meantime, we’ve got some fun things for you in our Foodie Friday link back below. Enjoy!

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A Bigger, Bolder Barley

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.

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Foodie Friday

Welcome to the first Foodie Friday of November! We can’t believe that 2016 will soon be a distant memory (but we’re really kinda happy about it.) This has been a tough week for most of us. We don’t want to amplify what you’ve probably been reading on Facebook for the last few days, but we do want you all to love a little bit harder this weekend. To tell a stranger that they matter and that they belong. And if by any chance you see a little girl, let her know she’s worthy and beautiful and she may just be the next President of the United States of America. Also, treat yourself to a cheat meal. A really good one. We all deserve it after this week. And, with that, we leave you with some non-political Foodie Friday links. Enjoy!

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MMTM’S Thanksgiving Picks 2016

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!

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Uvaggio’s Somm Slam is a Total Success

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.

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Foodie Friday – Local Edition

Guys, it’s November! We can hardly believe that we’re fully in the throes of #HalloThanksMas, but such is life. This is a pretty intense month for us at MMTM Headquarters with Mel furiously prepping for The Latin GRAMMYs show in Las Vegas on November 17th and Mitch recovering from his brother’s wedding last weekend and heading out on the road for a few work trips as well. While we may not be around much, there’s actually so much taking place that we’ve separated out a special Thanksgiving round-up that we’ll have for you next Wednesday. In the meantime, here’s our round-up some of the best foodie events taking place this month. Enjoy!

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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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Foodie Friday

Happy Friday, foodies! Do you guys have any fun plans for the Halloween weekend? We’re excited about the festivities and, quite frankly, about the endless amount of candy that will be invading our lives during the next few days. We hope you have a chance to indulge in all things Halloween this weekend and have a safe holiday! Here are some fun foodie links to kick things off. Enjoy!

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Miami Tastemaker – Zia Yusuf

Zia Yusuf is the co-founder and co-CEO of Velocity, the leading premier digital hospitality service providing users with direct access to a curated selection of the world’s best dining experiences. Originally established in London in 2014, the mobile app is now dually headquartered in New York and has expanded to several other cities in the U.S. including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

Prior to Velocity, Yusuf was an executive director at Goldman Sachs. His experience as a valuable member of the equities department provided him with the skills to identify key ingredients that make successful business and how to enhance their bottom lines.

Yusuf currently spends his time in between London and New York. We recently caught up with him to learn a little more about Velocity and why he set his sights on the Miami market.

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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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