With over a dozen locations and many more in the works, STK is doing something right. The steakhouse recently double downed in Miami, opening a second location in Downtown. If you’ve been to the South Beach outpost, you already know what to expect: quality American fare and a fun vibe.
Here’s a fun fact about Miami Food Pug: We love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We’re also suckers for any show filmed in the Magic City. When it was announced he’d be starring in an HBO comedy filmed in Miami, we were ecstatic. We literally counted down the days to the Ballers premiere.
Watching The Rock’s character Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player turned financial manager, navigate the football and financial world with all its ups and downs was fun, especially with unique characters like John David Washington’s Ricky Jerret. Side note: Did you know that’s Denzel Washington’s son? Now you do! Plus, how could you NOT like a show that has pugs in the opening credits?
While we watched the first season — out on Blu-Ray and DVD today — we found ourselves saying “I recognize that place” so many times that we thought we’d put together a guide to all the restaurants we could spot.
Can’t wait until Miami Spice? Estrella Damm is helping tide you over with another great restaurant deal. Starting today, guests at 46 restaurants throughout Miami can take advantage of the Chef’s Choice experience. For two weeks, the 3-course prix fixe menu will be available to showcase local chefs’ creativity and tantalize diners’ senses.
A few weeks back, our buddies at Borrowed & Blue reached out to learn more about our blog. It’s probably the most in-depth interview we’ve ever done, so if you want to find out more about our ideal day in Miami, some of our fave restaurants, or just a little bit about us personally, you’re in for a treat.
Last week, Azul at Mandarin Oriental made Thursdays nights a lot more interesting. February 4 marked the launch of the five-star restaurant’s Izakaya Nights, a new weekly Thursday night dinner series celebrating Chef Benjamin Murray’s Japanese roots. Guests can opt for a $55 prix-fix menu of shareable plates reminiscent of those found in traditional Izakaya restaurants in Japan.
After trying out the first week’s menu for ourselves, we suggest you do just that.