Welcome to September, foodies! As we inch closer and closer to the gluttony of the holiday season, here in Miami we’re still celebrating our favorite local foodie holiday — Miami Spice. There are still plenty of menus to discover in Month 2, but, if prix fixe isn’t quite your speed, there are a host of other happenings taking place around town this month. From openings, expansions, and moves to menu additions and foodie events, there’s something out there to please everyone’s palate. Check out our round-up of the latest local foodie news below. Enjoy!
By Mitchell Nover
When’s the last time you had a hankering for some good, old fashioned South African food? If you’re like me, that answer is never. Well, that is, until I dined at Big Easy Winebar & Grill (701 S Miami Ave, Miami). Adding another random twist is the fact that the Big Easy concept is inspired by Golf-icon Ernie Els. That’s right, the name comes from his nickname — no South African-Creole fusion happening here. Anyway, confusion aside, once you step inside the Brickell City Centre restaurant, you’ll be greeted by warm wood tones, an extremely friendly and helpful staff (more on that later), an unpretentious yet sophisticated vibe, and a culinary experience that is most definitely unique and unlike anything else you’ll find in the current Miami food scene.