Commonwealth: Come for the Whiskey, Stay for the Food

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Whiskey. We love the spirit (or at least the drinking half of MFP does). So imagine the excitement when we caught wind of Commonwealth, a Miami Beach whiskey bar and restaurant that has taken over the old Automatic Slim’s location.

This excitement increased exponentially when we found out who was leading the kitchen: Daniel Roy, who served as sous chef at Matador Room and worked with Top Chef Jeremy Ford. Chef Roy has crafted a delectable menu with deep smokey flavors, which pairs wonderfully with the extensive selection of whiskey on hand. Emphasis on extensive: There’s over 100 whiskeys to choose from. In other words, you’re going to need an Uber.

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Meat Market: The Ultimate Miami Spice Lunch

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Miami Spice is almost halfway done, and we’re diligently eating our way through the 200+ menus available. If you’re trying to find a great Miami Spice deal, we feel you — having so many restaurants to pick from can be overwhelming. But we’ll make it easy for you: go to Meat Market.

The Lincoln Road staple checks all the boxes when it comes to an exceptional Miami Spice experience, and we left the restaurant floored after our filling feast. At $23, their Miami Spice lunch menu is a steal and among the best deals in town. Here’s why.

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MFP’s Picks of the Month – July 2016

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If you haven’t noticed, we go out to eat a lot. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the best spots we’ve visited each month (and week and day). That’s why we’ve decided to put together a monthly list of our top picks. You can expect restaurants both young and old on this list — we’re always discovering new spots on our foodie adventures.

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Pizza & Burger: A Match Made in Heaven

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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.

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180° at the DRB: New Offerings Deliver Fun Flavors

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180° at the DRB is a breath of fresh air in Downtown Miami. Amidst the upscale hotel restaurants, fast-casual lunch spots and obvious money-laundering fronts in the area, the beloved gastropub sticks out like a sore thumb for all the right reasons. At 501 NE 1st Avenue, Chef Ryan Martin and his crew execute a diverse, delectable menu of global cuisine and pairs it with over 170 craft beers for good measure.

We had a chance to interview Chef Martin about the concept last year, and we’re happy to say that little has changed since then: the food is as tasty as ever, as is the beer selection (much to our diet’s detriment). With that said, there has been one noticeable change: a new menu.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Chef Martin has recently introduced a bevy of delicious items, including a burger to rival his award-winning 50/50 creation (chorizo, prime beef, queso frito, maduros, fried egg and spicy lime aioli). And yes, they’re worth your while.

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