2018 has been quite the year for Downtown Miami. The only-crowded-during-business-hours neighborhood is shedding its reputation of being a ghost town after 6 p.m. with a slew of notable culinary additions. The latest to join the lineup is Pez, a spacious restaurant that fuses Mexican and Mediterranean influences into “Baja-Med” cuisine.
There’s a new bar in (Down)town: Jaguar Sun. Located on the ground floor of the X Miami Apartments, this new watering hole — named after a collection of short stories by Italo Calvino — is helping turn the neighborhood around. Those of us who work in the area (::raises hand::) don’t feel the need to rush home at 5 p.m., and residents have less of a reason to head to Brickell for some good times.
We’ve been here probably 20 times already, and each time the place is full of new faces and regulars. No surprise there: Word is getting out that Jaguar Sun is the place to be.
For budget-conscious diners, Miami Spice lunches are the way to go: You can enjoy three menu selections for $23. That’s a heck of a savings, especially when it comes to upscale establishments like Novikov. The Downtown Miami restaurant’s Asian cuisine can get pricey, but thanks to Miami Spice, foodies of all budgets can indulge in some awesome dumplings and rolls for lunch.
With over 200 restaurants to choose from, Miami Spice can be daunting for diners. Figuring out which restaurants are worth your money is a mission; there are just so many menus to review. We’ll make your decision easy: Run — don’t walk — to Fooq’s for Miami Spice.
As seasons change, so does the menu at Arson. The downtown eatery from James Beard semifinalist Deme Lomas has introduced a bevy of new items to welcome summer. The restaurant, which fuses elements from European, South American and Asian cuisine, is doing its part to boost the neighborhood’s culinary reputation, and these latest additions further that mission.