Trust is earned. There aren’t many places where we feel comfortable putting our full trust in the chef, but Azabu is one of them. The Asian restaurant’s omakase experience, which takes place at its private sushi bar, provides guests with an intimate meal they’ll be thinking about long after it’s done. That’s exactly what happened after our multi-course affair that tantalized all five senses.
Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood is home to some of our favorite restaurants, and now we can add another one to the list: Azabu Miami Beach. The New York-based Michelin-starred sushi restaurant has opened a new outpost inside Stanton South Beach, joining Lolo’s Surf Cantina in providing locals and visitors an assortment of delectable fare.
Sushi and fried chicken are two of our favorite foods. Any menu that has either one is sure to excite us. At Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill inside The Plymouth Hotel, our excitement reached a new peak. The Asian eatery, which has sister locations in Los Angeles and New York, features both items along with an array of other mouthwatering goodies to quell your appetite.
When we used to think of Hollywood, great food was one of the last things that came to mind. It wasn’t until we stumbled upon The Diplomat Beach Resort earlier this year that our mentality changed. The sprawling property is a quality dining destination — one that’s home to over a handful of fun restaurants. Want Italian? Craving a burger? In the mood for seafood? There’s everything here.
Monkitail, the resort’s latest addition, further cements the site’s status as a culinary powerhouse. The Japanese gastropub is the brainchild of Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson, who’s known for his Asian concepts like Double Knot and Sampan in the Northeast. With Monkitail, Schulson has another hit on his hands.
Brunch is quickly becoming our favorite meal, and Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company is a big reason for that. The widely acclaimed bar — it’s topped lists by The Miami New Times, Playboy and The Spirited Awards — recently debuted a brunch service that’s one heck of a good time.
Why do we love it so much? There’s everything we want in a brunch here: boozy cocktails, hearty food and a fun playlist that takes us back to the West Coast.