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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Wag Wednesday: Ryan Martin & Cheddar and Truffle

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Over the past year, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers. That’s why we recently launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets.

This week, we’re featuring Ryan Martin, Chef/Owner of 180 Degrees @ the DRB, and his dogs Cheddar and Truffle Read more

180° at the DRB: A Local Gastropub with Global Flavor

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The Democratic Republic of Beer has seen its fair share of changes since opening its doors in 2009. Originally located by the old Miami Herald building, the cozy little craft beer spot gave way to a much larger space in the heart of downtown a few years later.

The DRB experienced its biggest overhaul yet late last year: Chef Ryan Martin took over and revamped the menu, redesigned the interior and turned up the house lights. Rechristened 180 Degrees at the DRB, the new concept proves that change can be good. We sat down with Chef Martin to talk about turning the place around and his vision for the gastropub.

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