Mina’s Mediterraneo: A 79th Street Favorite

Mina's Mediterraneo - Inside

When people have asked us for restaurant recommendations lately, we’ve been finding ourselves naming more and more restaurants from 79th street and the surrounding areas. With new spots like The Anderson, PINCH Kitchen and Antica Mare opening in the neighborhood, NOT bringing up MiMo/El Portal/Ironside/Upper East Side (or whatever you want to call it) in culinary conversation is a glaring omission.

But before all these new spots started coming in, there was Mina’s Mediterraneo. The restaurant, which specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, has been serving up Turkish, Greek, Spanish, French and Italian flavors since 2013 — pretty good for a Miami restaurant. It wasn’t until just this year, however, that we discovered this local favorite. Shame on us because the food is exceptional.

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Antica Mare: Not Just Another Italian Restaurant

Antica Mare - Patio

When we think of neighborhoods with good food, Shorecrest has typically been at the bottom of the list. Scratch that: it’s been nowhere on the list. But with recent additions like Pinch Kitchen and The Anderson in Shorecrest/El Portal/Mimo/Upper Eastside/whatever you want to call it, that whole area around the 79th Causeway is transforming into quite the foodie destination.

Antica Mare, with its delicious Italian offerings, should help bolster the neighborhood’s culinary identity even further. Read more

Oishi Thai: A Must-Try in North Miami

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The next time you find yourself in North Miami, do your stomach a favor and stop at Oishi Thai. We don’t usually head up to North Miami, but a Flywheel class was calling our name and we have to maintain these bodacious blogger bods somehow. Fortunately, the Flywheel gym is in the same shopping center as Oishi Thai, so we headed right over with fellow foodies after our fun exercise session.

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