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.
For over a year now, Chef Pablo Zitzmann and his team have been cooking up dope Chinese food for the masses day in and day out at No Name Chinese. On any given night, you’ll encounter a packed house — the restaurant is succeeding in a neighborhood that hasn’t been too kind to other eateries.
The reason is simple: No Name Chinese is serious about good food. They’re amazingly consistent — we’ve visited over 10 times and left impressed each time — and their latest seasonal additions are some of our favorite dishes yet.
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.