Take a Taste Tour of Asia at Tanuki

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.

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Drunken Dragon Slays New Brunch

By Mitchell Nover

By now, the secret is out about Drunken Dragon. Nobody is fooled by that random red MARKET sign in a seemingly innocuous strip mall on Alton Road. We’re all very well aware of the surprise décor, super chic vibe, and the Asian-inspired wonders that are feasted upon inside, but that doesn’t mean that Chef Xavier Torres and team don’t continue to surprise us. Case in point: the new brunch menu.

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Kone Keeps it Real

When restaurants move from one location to another in relatively close proximity, I get a little apprehensive about the future of the business. Does a 15 minute drive really make a difference? So when I found out the little Alton Road Sushi gem, Kone, had made a move, I visited with the hope that everything remained intact to their South Beach location, but I was wrong. The change of scenery somehow managed to make this favorite among locals an even better sushi spot.

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