Brunch Bonanza at Bird & Bone

By Melanie Galarce

Do you guys remember that time that Mitch told you all about dinner at Bird & Bone? The restaurant, a self-proclaimed contemporary countryside farmhouse, offers soulful Southern cuisine through locally sourced ingredients from independent farms and organic butchers (so you feel a bit less guilty about the indulgent meal). Mitch might have told you all about the dinner, but on a rather steamy Sunday morning, I ventured to Bird & Bone’s home at The Confidante (4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach) for brunch and was equally as impressed by the quality of the menu.

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Miami Spice Monday: DÔA

By Melanie Galarce

Do you guys remember that time I told you all about DÔA (2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach) and their modern and refreshing twist on Asian/Peruvian cuisine? I’m still pretty smitten with this place and recently checked out their Miami Spice menu, which far exceeded my expectations. Throughout the two months of Miami Spice, the menu at DÔA has been on a rotating schedule. While I was treated to the Japanese-inspired menu, currently they have the Chinese menu, and, ultimately, they will close out Miami Spice with their traditional menu.

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A New Taste of Talde

By Mitchell Nover

Early last year, Mel raved about her experience at Talde Miami Beach (4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach), praising the restaurant’s wide variety of Asian-American dishes served up in an eclectic, Brooklyn-esque environment, as a “progressive fusion of Asian and American dishes that took [her] out of [her] comfort zone.” Now, about a year and a half later, I had the opportunity to get my own taste of  Talde, which recently launched a new menu featuring a heavier focus on classic Chinese-driven dishes, of course with the Dale Talde spin we’ve all become accustomed to. Despite the changes to the menu, I’m here to tell you that Mel’s take still rings true.

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Brunching at Bakehouse Brasserie

By Melanie Galarce

Bakehouse Brasserie (808 First Street, Miami Beach) is a charming Parisian-style eatery serving pastries, all-day brunch, cocktails of course, since it’s aptly located in Miami Beach’s swanky neighborhood, South of Fifth. It feels like lately we’ve been visiting SoFi (as it’s known to locals) quite a bit lately, and we’re stoked about the foodie scene in one of our favorite spots in Miami. The small but glamorous restaurant seats less than a 100 and offers grab-and-go baked goodies from 7-10AM at which point the restaurant opens up for an all-day brunch rendezvous.

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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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DÔA Does a Body Good

By Melanie Galarce

Recently opened DÔA has comfortably found its home in Miami Beach (200 Collins Ave.) DÔA, which means “The Door” in Japanese and is pronounced dow-ah, is the latest venture from global renowned restaurateur, Arjun Waney. You might have heard Mr. Waney’s name before since he is also the force behind hot spots Zuma and Coya which have become staples in our foodie community. That said, DÔA is the less pretentious little brother who still cares about excellent food without breaking the bank.

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Sunday Brunchday at Nikki Beach

By Mahogani Jones

Sunday Funday has officially taken on a new meaning. In fact, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. should be deemed “Sunday BrunchDay” in recognition of “The Nikki Beach World Famous Amazing Sunday Brunch.” For $49.95, this world-famous phenomenon offers all you can eat (literally) and more!

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Shuck It On Down to Izzy’s Fish & Oyster

By Monique Gonzalez

If you’re a local, and reside on the mainland, chances are you may not frequent South Beach as often as you’d like. (Or, am I just an old lady who just doesn’t get out there as often as I should?) In any case, my latest #MMTM assignment forced me to cross the bridge and boy was it worth it…I fell in love. Her name’s Izzy. Izzy’s Fish & Oyster to be exact. After Mitch’s first visit for brunch after their grand opening, it was my turn to visit to see what was going on a year later.

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#MiamiSpiceMonday – SUSHISAMBA

By Caitlin Marino 

We all know SUSHISAMBA as a well-known staple of Miami Beach’s famous landmark, Lincoln Road. You’ll always find outdoor dining tables under the enormous, and now iconic, orange umbrellas packed with natives and international travelers who all simultaneously sit outside to enjoy the novelty of people watching. On a warm September night, I headed over to try a few of the “Signature Items” as well as the specially-curated dinner menu highlighting the best of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine fusion for their Miami Spice menu created by Executive Chef Cesar Vega.

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#MiamiSpiceMonday – Tamara’s Bistro at The National Hotel

By Mahogani Jones

The National Hotel is known for its legendary grace, Art Deco style, and Miami Beach’s longest infinity-edge pool. The only descriptor that must never be omitted from their identity is its extraordinary restaurant: Tamara’s Bistro. From colorful mosaic ceilings to exceptional service, the character and vivacity of Tamara’s Bistro radiates throughout the room from the moment you arrive. And that’s not even the best part of the venue. The degustation menu at Tamara’s Bistro is like none other. Just when you thought exploring new interpretations of contemporary international cuisines was enough to satisfy your stomach, Chef Matthew adds a “Miami twist” to each menu item that’s sure to have your taste buds singing high praises.

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