In fall 2015, La Feria by Mercado de San Miguel set up shop in Downtown to bring a taste of Spain to the 305. Based on a similar Spanish food market in Madrid, the popup stayed put for a few months before going on tour and expanding the experience to others. This past October, La Feria 2.0 made its return to Miami, bringing back much of the same delicious food plus several fun additions.
After two successful Coral Gables Food Tours with Coral Gables Love, we all decided to switch things up for the next one. The result: our first-ever Doral Food Tour. Earlier this week, diners got a chance to explore Downtown Doral and become more familiar with this up-and-coming foodie neighborhood.
Blink, and you’ll miss Happy Wine while driving on Southwest 8th Street (Calle Ocho). The cozy wine shop/wine bar on 57th Avenue sits inside an unassuming building, and it’s easy to pass by if you’re not looking closely. Those who do spot Happy Wine will be rewarded with over 1,000 wine selections, tasty food and amazing hospitality.
Downtown Doral is killing it lately. Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market wowed us a few weeks back, and now another restaurant juggernaut is changing the neighborhood food scene for the better: Bulla Gastrobar. The beloved Coral Gables Spanish restaurant opened its Doral outpost last month and, if you’re a fan of the original, you’re going to love this one, too.
When we visited Barceloneta for a media dine a few weeks back, we weren’t expecting much. The Sunset Harbour restaurant, which specializes in Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, has been a staple of the area since 2011, but we just never had any urge to stop by; our “just-okay” experience at their now-shuttered South Miami location probably had something to do with it.
But life is all about second chances, right? Well, we’re glad we went back. Little did we know that we would enjoy one of our favorite meals of 2016 here — and one that had us immediately asking, “Did we just become best friends?”