For the first time in a while, we’re taking a break. We’ll be taking a much-needed vacation through San Francisco and Los Angeles over the next week and a half. That means we won’t be posting on here until we get back — no reviews, features, Wag Wednesdays or Nom News.
Although we won’t be adding posts on the website until August 8, we’ll still be updating our social media channels throughout the trip. Just expect a lot of California bites mixed in with the usual Miami photos. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you again soon.
– Geoff and Dianne
Miami Spice is our favorite time of year. When over 200 restaurants let diners try their fare at a fraction of the price, going out to eat for dinner every day is actually affordable. But while the two-month period gets all of the attention, the events leading up to the main event are just as fun and budget friendly. Case in point: the Miami Spice Mash-Ups.
Each year when August 1 comes around, we know Chef Peter Vauthy is going to go all out for Miami Spice. At Red, the Steakhouse, his menu is one of the few that changes regularly, giving customers a reason to come back again and again during the two-month affair. Having tried Miami Spice here last year, we knew we were in for a treat during our latest Spice preview. And indeed we were.
It took a little over seven months, but we found it: our favorite meal of 2016 (so far). A temporary pop up at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Pizza & Burger has a permanent place in our hearts.
This summer concept at Michael Mina 74 combines two things we love — guess which two — and improves on them exponentially. While the vibe is relaxed and casual like your traditional backyard gathering, the food is some next-level deliciousness.
When we last wrote about American Social, we raved about their monster portions. There was no chance in hell you would be leaving hungry. But sometimes, you don’t want to hate yourself after a meal. Sometimes, you just want a drink and a more manageable bite (or two).
Thankfully, American Social Brickell read our minds. While big plates still make an appearance on the menu, the Brickell hotspot has now added smaller, shareable dishes to their repertoire. If you want a giant, awesome burger — only $5 on Mondays — you can still have that. But if you just want a night out with a glass of wine, a craft beer or a cocktail plus a few tapas, American Social has you covered, too.