By Mitchell Nover
While many restaurants boast a Mediterranean title, most usually focus on one specific area such as Greece, Spain or Italy. Panarea Mediterranean Sea Grill (11052 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores) – named after the second smallest island of the Aeolian chain of volcanic islands in Italy and considered the heart of the Mediterranean – is bucking that trend by offering patrons a true representation of Mediterranean cuisine with dishes from southern Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and northern Africa.
By Melanie Galarce
Meraki Greek Bistro (142 SE 1st Avenue, Miami) is a newly-opened restaurant tucked away in the heart of Downtown Miami. This bistro transports you to Greece with its charming outdoor patio of Greek Island-inspired decor, blue and white pillows, and large rustic tables, as well as an impressive interior design that includes an array of Hellenic artwork and beautiful hanging basket lights.
For all of you food lovers out there, we’ve got the perfect poem for you:
“Roses are red, pizza sauce is too. I ordered a large, and none of it’s for you.”
OK, so while we’re sure many of you wouldn’t hesitate to spend a nice, quiet evening home alone with a large pizza, some of you may be looking for a slightly more romantic Valentine’s Day dining experience this year. If so, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up some great V-Day options for your perusal below. Whether you’re looking to impress your loved one with a fancy dinner, head out to a bar with your best girls or guys, or anything in between, Miami’s got you covered this year. Enjoy!
I’m a sucker for Mediterranean food and I always have been. For the most part, however, my frame of reference with this type of food has been relegated to homemade falafel (for a third grade school project), late-night street shawarma in Spain (oh, college), and lunching on kibbeh, kafta, and shish tawook at the Daily Bread Marketplace. By and large, Miami doesn’t offer a lot of upscale, refined, finer dining Mediterranean dining options. Enter Byblos…
That sound you hear is the rumbling of excitement as Miami once again prepares for another year of Miami Spice…or maybe it’s just our stomachs. The mouth-watering, annual restaurant promotion is back to once again to showcase the very best of Miami cuisine. For those of you who aren’t familiar, during the months of August and September, the price spice is right as local restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes at reduced prices. $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner.