By Melanie Galarce
Do you guys remember that time I told you all about DÔA (2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach) and their modern and refreshing twist on Asian/Peruvian cuisine? I’m still pretty smitten with this place and recently checked out their Miami Spice menu, which far exceeded my expectations. Throughout the two months of Miami Spice, the menu at DÔA has been on a rotating schedule. While I was treated to the Japanese-inspired menu, currently they have the Chinese menu, and, ultimately, they will close out Miami Spice with their traditional menu.
Mid Beach is experiencing a sort of renaissance that gets me excited and nostalgic. Reminiscent of the days when my mom used to drive my brother and I down Collins Avenue and point out the 3D painting on the side of the Fontainebleau that was grander than any 6-year-old could understand. I’d like to think Mid Beach was cooler even way before South Beach was on the global map. As so, I praise places like 27 and the cool folks over at the Edition for bringing back a piece of notoriety to a neighborhood that’s been outshone for far too long.
About a year ago, I started looking for a new job (much to my dismay being a food blogger doesn’t pay the bills.) It was an exciting time and after a whirlwind of interviews, I landed my dream job. I was thrilled and then slightly disappointed when I came to the realization that it was located right in the heart of Doral.