MFP’s Picks of the Month – May 2018

If you haven’t noticed, we go out to eat a lot. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the best spots we’ve visited each month (and week and day). That’s why we’ve decided to put together a monthly list of our top picks. You can expect restaurants both young and old on this list — we’re always discovering new spots on our foodie adventures.

Here are our top picks for May 2018.

Pubbelly Noodle Bar

Pubbelly needs no introduction: The OG outpost on Miami Beach, which is now formally known as Pubbelly Noodle Bar, has been around for years. The reason for that? Quality. Bacon wrapped dates, mofongo, short rib gyoza and other crowd pleasing bites continue to draw steady crowds to Sunset Harbour, and the addition of noodle dishes keeps things interesting.

It had been a while since we last visited, but it’s still as great as ever. Go for the tasting menu, which gives you a bite of everything, and if you’re feeling adventurous, try the veal brains. Yup, veal brains.



You can describe Fi’lia’s brunch with three adjectives: fun, cool and delicious. You can’t help but feel super cool sitting outside on the patio drinking mimosas and scarfing down some of the best brunch fare in Brickell. Pretty much anyone can find something to their liking here; the menu is so varied that even your picky aunt will finally be satisfied.

Our favorite dishes were actually some of the more simple plates on the menu including a soft scramble, smoked salmon and pasta. You can get all the details in our full feature here, but in short, make a reservation now.


No Name Chinese

Since opening in the South Miami community last year, No Name Chinese has been a hit. Reservations can still be hard to come by, particularly for dinner. Pro tip: Come for lunch. Unlike its late-day counterpart, the mid-day service is all about fast-casual cuisine. Bowls, dim sum and other “quick” options abound, and the prices won’t make a dent in your budget — you’ll be in and out in no time.

Speaking of pricing, we’re amazed at the portion/cost ratio here. Our hearty beef bowl and brisket wraps were MASSIVE and only set us back $14 and $12, respectively. That’s insanely low for what the high-caliber food you’re getting. Get over there before they notice.