With Miami Spice wrapping up in less than a month, figuring out where to eat has become even harder. The time crunch means that you really can’t waste any time with ho-hum menus — you should only be picking the best spots. And one of those spots is Cecconi’s.
It’s been a while since we last visited Juvia, the popular South Beach restaurant known for its fusion of Japanese, Peruvian and French cooking. While it was a great experience for our palates, it wasn’t so great for our wallets. Juvia’s quality food and view come at a premium price (and deservedly so).
Fortunately for us, Juvia’s new brunch items and prix-fixe lunch menu make the establishment much more approachable. There’s just something about Juvia’s Miami Beach view paired with a fun cocktail and delicious, budget-friendly fare that makes for a memorable meal. And that’s exactly what our most recent experience was.
On August 1, our favorite time of the year arrives: Miami Spice. The two-month-long event lets diners try out prix-fixe menus at over 200 restaurants throughout the city. Spending $23 for lunch or $39 for dinner gets you a three-course affair, which is a steal depending on the eatery.
With so many choices available, it can take forever to find the best deals. One of the better ones we’ve come across is at Tamara’s Bistro. Located within the National Hotel on South Beach, the bistro prides itself on international cuisine with a Miami twist. It should also pride itself on offering diners a great value during Miami Spice.
Saffron Supper Club, our favorite pop-up dinner club, took over the dining room at Byblos on May 15 for an unforgettable Persian New Year celebration. This ode to Nowruz featured an array of traditional New Year dishes along with top sellers from the Mediterranean restaurant’s regular menu.
Mango iced tea with three chocolate mousse and a chocolate croissant from Ticety Iced Tea Bar in Coral Gables.
With a little bit of agave the iced tea is quite tasty. The mousse is rich and topped with an almond macaroon. The croissant is super flaky and buttery. It’s everything you want in a croissant.