We’re officially in to Week 2 of 2017, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to 2016 just yet and are taking one final chance to reminisce about our “Year in Food” in 2016. In looking back at some of our best bites (and sips) across Miami this past year we’re adding in a few more opinions this time around, with some favorites from our new contributing writers as well. 2016 was a great year of growth for us here at MMTM Headquarters and we couldn’t have done it without them. We’re excited to let you get to know them even better in the year to come. And, of course, we couldn’t do any of this without you… Thanks, as always, for following along on our foodie adventures.
We finally made it to December and the holidays are upon us! It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for us foodies. The Thanksgiving appetizer is behind us and we’re ready to dig into the main course with Art Basel and Miami Art Week hitting their stride this weekend. And, we can’t forget the extreme amounts of lechón that will be entering our lives come Christmas and New Year’s (with a side of Hanukkah potato latkes for Mitch). As if that wasn’t enough, there’s still plenty to see and do, eat and drink this December in the Magic City. Below is our monthly round-up of what the month ahead has in store for us here in Miami. Enjoy!
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.
Wow, is it hot outside or is it just us? Summer has arrived in full force and you know what that means…backyard BBQs, poolside fetes, boat bashes, or lots and lots of indoor eating and drinking with the A/C on blast. However you decide to escape the heat, the Miami food scene’s got you covered from new restaurants and pop-ups to refreshing cocktails and National Ice Cream Month specials. Check out our round-up below to see what whets your appetite. Enjoy!
…and just like that it’s June. Summer is unofficially here, but don’t tell that to our thermometers. The good news is that with the arrival of the high temperatures comes the departure of the tourists and our town once again becomes a haven for locals. To that end, we’ve once again curated a list of some of the top new restaurants, special menus, seasonal offerings, and foodie events to try this month – catered for us lovers of heat, humidity, and all things Miami. Enjoy!
Jeff Latulippe, Co-Founder & General Manager, DIRT
Jeff is a former Wall Street private equity executive and a health enthusiast who after embracing a healthy lifestyle lost a third of his body weight. After years of helping others successfully grow their business, he got the entrepreneurial bug and decided to pursue his passion of healthy eating with his own venture. We met Jeff a few weeks back when we dropped by DIRT to check out their much talked-about menu. He was attentive and incredibly detailed about DIRT’s seasonal menu, locally sourced ingredients and nutritional value. He’s one of the reason we love coming to DIRT so much and why we approached him about participating in our Tastemakers series.
Read more to learn about the DIRT menu from the founder himself in the interview below. You’ll discover what talent he’d most like to have and why pizza makes the top of the extravagance list.
Imagine a world where food can be healthy, fast, and tasty at the same time! No, this isn’t the plot line of some freaky food-fetish flick, it’s an actual thing. And it’s right here in Miami at the new South Beach fast casual hotspot, DIRT. Located on Fifth Street between Collins and Washington Avenues, DIRT’s mission is simple and straightforward: to create innovative, delicious, healthy cuisine that you can feel good about putting into your body. That’s right, DIRT is here to bring clean eating to the Magic City.