La Santa Taqueria is Answering Miami’s Taco Prayers

By Mitchell Nover

Opened in July 2017, La Santa Taquería is (currently) a pop-up slinging authentic Mexican street tacos all around Miami as they build up to their own grand concept of a mezcal and tequila bar. Helmed by Chef Omar Montero – whose name you may recognize from La Veinte Deli & Café, Copper 29, and Unique Catering Design – the concept of La Santa came to life after he searched high and low for a little piece of his hometown of Mexico City  in South Florida. After creating the menu concepts for the aforementioned restaurants, an entrepreneurial spirit was sparked in Chef Omar, leading him to opening La Santa as his first personal project. I visited at their most recent location at the Midtown Garden Center for a very special #TacoTuesday experience surrounded by lush greenery and artistic murals.

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Foodie Friday – Local Edition

November is here! We are anxiously awaiting the gluttony of Thanksgiving at the end of the month, but even more importantly we’re also looking forward to the arrival of Mel’s little foodie! We’re so excited to be welcoming baby Nathaniel to Team MMTM. That said, we still have a few weeks to go before we get there, and there are plenty of food-related events and activities to keep us occupied in the meantime. With that, we leave you with our monthly local news round-up below. Enjoy!

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SOBEWFF Goes Local

By Mitchell Nover, Melanie Galarce, Santi Cardona, Monique Gonzalez, and Mahogani Jones

Despite the fact that the South Beach Wine & Food Festival has been held in Miami for 16 years now, it hasn’t always represented the local chefs, restaurants, and flavors that our city has to offer. In recent years, however, we’ve noticed a shift towards the highlighting of more of the best and brightest of the South Florida foodie community. Never has that been more evident than this year’s Festival. Instead of events being all about Food Network stars, most events are now fronted by our local culinarians with the celebrity chefs playing the role of supporting players. And, you know what? It’s a beautiful thing.

Add to that the expansion to more neighborhoods and communities off of South Beach and the growing number of “unofficial” ancillary events, and it seems that SOBEWFF has officially gone local. With so much ground to cover this year, here at MMTM Headquarters we also felt the need to activate part of our own local team of foodies to help us cover multiple aspects of the weekend’s activities. The below is a team-effort recap of our 2017 SOBEWFF experiences. We hope you enjoy our take on the 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival!

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Lolo’s Surf Cantina Lands in Miami

By Melanie Galarce

Lolo’s Surf Cantina is a restaurant located South of Fifth (161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach) spearheaded by chef/partner Richard Ampudia who has been nicknamed “the Godfather of Mexican Street Food.” Neatly tucked away on the corner of the newly renovated Stanton South Beach, Lolo’s Surf Cantina serves Mexican food with family-style plates and a gastropub feel.

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