By Mitchell Nover
Since opening its doors in 2008, Meat Market (915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach) has managed to establish itself as one of the few quality dining options on the deteriorating Lincoln Road food scene. With rave reviews and numerous awards, the flagship location (there are now two more Meat Markets in Palm Beach and Puerto Rico) has quietly made a name for itself with a winning formula of taking the staples of a classic steakhouse and putting an artful, contemporary spin on them, attracting a stylish fan base looking for more than just red meat.
By Santi Cardona
Fogo de Chão (836 1st St, Miami Beach) is a Brazilian restaurant that follows the traditional concept of servers bringing skewers of meat to your table until you are ready to explode (euphemistically speaking, of course). The idea is that you have a card with two sides, and you flip the card to a specific side depending on whether you want the servers to offer you more meat or not. This style of restaurant is very popular in Brazil and is known as gaucherras; they offer a buffet-esque experience where you pay one price and eat as much as you want.