Mina’s Mediterraneo: A 79th Street Favorite

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When people have asked us for restaurant recommendations lately, we’ve been finding ourselves naming more and more restaurants from 79th street and the surrounding areas. With new spots like The Anderson, PINCH Kitchen and Antica Mare opening in the neighborhood, NOT bringing up MiMo/El Portal/Ironside/Upper East Side (or whatever you want to call it) in culinary conversation is a glaring omission.

But before all these new spots started coming in, there was Mina’s Mediterraneo. The restaurant, which specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, has been serving up Turkish, Greek, Spanish, French and Italian flavors since 2013 — pretty good for a Miami restaurant. It wasn’t until just this year, however, that we discovered this local favorite. Shame on us because the food is exceptional.

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Byblos + Saffron Supper Club = A Happy Persian New Year

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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.

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Saffron Supper Club Shines the Spotlight on Middle Eastern Cuisine in South Florida

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Miami’s culinary scene has come a long way in recent years. There’s an abundance of restaurants cooking up practically every cuisine. Cuban … Italian … Spanish … Mexican … the list is long. But for local foodies Sara Liss and Maude Eaton, there was one cuisine that was noticeably missing: Persian food.

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Fooq’s: You’ll Leave This New Downtown Miami Restaurant Feeling Good

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Delicious international cuisine has arrived to Downtown Miami in the form of Fooq’s, a new restaurant from Owner David Foulquier. Fooq’s, whose kitchen is led by the talented Chef Nicole Votano of Crumb on Parchment fame, has already met with great fanfare since opening its doors just last month.  We sat down with David after dinner to find out more about his new venture.

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