They say patience is a virtue. We’ve certainly had to show a lot of patience when waiting (and waiting) for Malibu Farm at Eden Roc to open. For years, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the day that this super-fresh farm-to-table restaurant would finally make its debut. It finally has — and it was worth the wait.
A lot of things can change in five years. That includes Miami’s culinary scene, which has grown exponentially since the first time we visited Swine Southern Table & Bar in 2013. We remember the meal vividly: It was our one-year anniversary as a couple, and those burnt ends and grits are items that we talk about to this day.
We visited several more times over the years, but as our blog grew, we moved on to focus more on new restaurants than old favorites. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we paid our old friend a visit and rediscovered our love for Swine.
When it comes to restaurants, Downtown Miami’s reputation isn’t exactly pristine. The place is practically a ghost town after work; many restaurants are only open for lunch because dinner crowds can be few and far between. It takes a high-quality restaurant to survive an evening in Downtown Miami.
Based on our recent dining experience, Novikov is here to stay.
When Federal Donuts closed earlier this year, we were bummed. Not just because we lost some great donuts, but also because we lost some damn good fried chicken. Thankfully, Le Chick in Wynwood — just a stone’s throw away from FedNuts — is doing an exceptional job filling that void (and more).
Last month, we spoiled ourselves with tacos in San Diego. It seemed like a good decision at the time, but trying our favorite Mexican dish over on the West Coast made us realize what we were missing over here in Miami. There’s no comparison: San Diego tacos — especially fish tacos — just taste better.
Coming back to South Florida, we weren’t sure we’d find anything close to the quality we experienced. Pilo’s Street Tacos in Brickell proved us wrong.