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.
Miami’s top bars and restaurants are ready to raise a glass to 2017 with prix-fixe dinner specials, festive celebrations, and midnight toasts to celebrate the New Year. Join in the decadent celebration, and check out our top picks for where to eat (and drink) out on New Year’s Eve in the Magic City. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as the city’s top tables will book up fast. Unless you’ve already got plans to hang out with Justin Bieber…
By Melanie Galarce
There’s a common misconception that to take full advantage of the Miami Spiceculinary program the experience should be over the top, lavish, and slightly outside your comfort zone. However, I’m here to share an experience that was quite the opposite. You might already be fully aware that both Mitch and I are slightly biased to a small, understated, and slightly under-explored wine bar on 8th Street called Lekoké. We could write a four-page love letter to this quaint wine bar, with a collection of quirky, antique household items and a floor-to-ceiling collection of booze, but it’s the food, and, specifically, it’s Miami Spice-inspired menu that recently gave me a new reason to brag some more about this small gem.
At the beginning of the year, we set out on a mission to introduce you to some of the food bloggers/writers/lovers that we’ve been lucky enough to meet at different restaurant tastings and food-related events around town. After months of bringing you insights into the origins of their foodie favorites and fanaticism, we realized that we haven’t really given you the opportunity to get to know us like you’ve gotten to know them. So, for our final #foodiefriends post of the year, we bring you Mitch & Mel: #BFFs (Best Foodie Friends).
This past Friday, a gaggle of our friends, family, and followers joined us to celebrate our one year blogiversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year already, and what a delicious year it’s been! We can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve shown us over the past year as Mitch and Mel Takes Miami morphed from a speck of an idea in our brains into the creative outlet and true labor of love that it has become.
Let’s be honest here people. Contrary to popular belief, Calle 8 is not a hotbed of modern culture. Sure they’ve got some historical mainstays (i.e. Versailles), artistic activities (i.e. Viernes Cultural) and even some up-and-coming hotspots (i.e. Azucar Ice Cream Company), but those are few and far between compared to the joyerias, check cashing stores and peluquerías. Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some Calle 8 (and don’t want any hate mail), but the perceived hub of Latin society in our city could use an upgrade.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we’ve put together a quick round-up of some of the Magic City’s most romantic spots for you to wine and dine your special someone. Whether you’re looking for a flashy option on South Beach, something more classic in Coral Gables or just a fun night out for the single ladies in Brickell, we’ve got you covered. Read on for a variety of specials, set-menus and other special treats for the occasion.