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!
Words by Hamilton Barkley
Photos by Sophia Costabal
Hi there, Hami here! I’m excited to be contributing again for my pals, Mitch & Mel! I just love it when they send me on pawsome foodie assignments. My mission this time? To visit the newest culinary addition to the Avalon Hotel – Craft Cafe (700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach). On a particularly windy and sunny Sunday morning, I headed to the Craft Café to be completely blown away and the selection of drool-worthy creative coffee concoctions. Yes, that’s right. BLOWN. AWAY. Figuratively and literally! Just check out my wind-swept beard!
By Mitchell Nover
Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market (5241 NW 87th Ave, Doral) is not your traditional Japanese restaurant. While it’s rooted in Japanese comfort food, its menu is a globally-inspired take on traditional Izakaya (aka Japanese gastropub) dishes. In addition to a raw bar, and extensive sushi and sashimi selection, Dragonfly also features a progressive beverage program and an adjoining fish market will nod to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan where guests can participate in educational seafood workshops and purchase items ranging from house-made bottled sauces to fresh seafood sourced locally and from exotic waters across the globe.
Welcome to the first Foodie Friday in March! We love everything about this month in Miami. The weather is still pleasant and it’s the perfect excuse to find an outdoor spot to grab an early cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. We hope you’re enjoying every second before it becomes uncomfortably hot to be outside. Over at MMTM headquarters we’ve been failing miserably to detox from SOBEWFF, but have happily continued to document all the fun foodie happening in our neck of the woods. We hope you have an awesome weekend and leave you with a few fun foodie links from around the web.