Hank and Harry's Deli to Open Second Location in South Miami

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Hank and Harry’s Deli is coming to South Miami. A traditional deli is something that’s missing in South Miami, but as of early fall of 2017 that problem will be remedied. In the last year Hank and Harry’s Deli has become the go to breakfast and lunch spot on Lincoln Road.

The South Miami location, to be located at 5958 South Dixie Highway, will have all the same deli charm while featuring an expanded menu as well as full sit down restaurant service. “We are so proud to be opening such a wonderful establishment in the neighborhood that I have lived in for over 50 years. We feel Hank and Harry’s Deli will become an instant classic in the area,” says co-owner Richard Booth. 

The new space will be significantly larger with seating for up to 125 people. The menu will feature Jewish deli classics including “Mile-High” Corned Beef and Pastrami sandwiches, bagels, bialys and ‘schmears’, knishes, matzoh ball soup and Black & White cookies.  

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But what I’m most excited for is the gourmet French fry menu featuring Loaded Baked Potato Fries, Jersey style Disco Fries with cheese and gravy, jalapeno cheese, and shaved pastrami and cheese fries. Give me all the French fries!

If you’re more the healthy type, Hank and Harry’s will be putting a new twist on the made-to-order salads with an option to turn them into a wrap. Think: The Chef Salad Wrap. If you’re the type who thinks deli and immediately wants an open-faced brisket or meatloaf sandwich - Hank and Harry’s is ready to make that dream come true. The breakfast menu includes an array of egg sandwiches, something everyone can agree is sorely lacking in Miami. I know I’m not the only one that wakes up craving a perfect egg sandwich.

Each item on the menu is fresh and made-to-order and all salads made in-house including chicken, smoked whitefish & tuna, as well as deli meats are available to purchase by the pound at the grab-n-go counter. Homemade soups will be featured daily as well as a wide variety of deli burgers, cheesesteaks and authentic NY hotdogs. The beverage menu will feature Panther Coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, lemonade as well as deli staples such as Dr. Brown’s sodas.

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I keep driving by the construction anxiously awaiting the arrival of Hank and Harry’s right down the street from home. In the meantime, I’ll happily settle with the Lincoln Road location. Protip: order the tuna - BEST tuna salad in town.

Hank and Harry's Deli

1691 Michigan Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 763-8107

First Taste: Sushi, Sake and Sunny at Sushi Garage

Sushi Garage Miami Nigiri

Summers in Miami call for refreshing new menus. And so we were excited to be invited to get a first taste of what Chef Sunny Oh of Sushi Garage had created for Summer 2017.

It is called Sushi, Sake & Sunny and it is meant for two to share. Priced at $70 for two, bring your best foodie friend for the ride.

We sat a few tables across from the open kitchen and quickly reviewed the tasting menu. The clean contemporary lines in the room’s décor complemented the items on the menu.

Sushi Garage Miami Sake Edamame

For starters, our server brought out a bowl of edamame along with a bottle of Soto Sake. The edamame was topped with sweet shishito peppers and sea salt flakes.

Following the theme of fresh and simple ingredients, the next dishes were presented on the plate in an orderly fashion. We had two rolls followed by the chef’s choice of ten nigiri, which are slices of raw fish over rice.

Sushi Garage Lemon and Veggie Roll

First, we dug into the Lemon Veggie Roll. This summery light bite made it easy to transition into the Hamachi Scallion Micro Cilantro Roll. Both were full of bright citrus flavors.

Sushi Garage Miami Nigiri

Sharing comes naturally with this menu. The ten pieces of nigiri came in pairs from salmon to yellowtail, tuna and a couple more. Each is paired with a delicious sauce for dipping. You may find yourself grabbing pieces of the nigiri and transitioning back to the veggie or hamachi rolls seamlessly.

Sushi Garage Matcha Tea Shot

Our menu tasting culminated with the Sushi Garage Shot. Take it back in one shot—pun intended—or take it down in a few sips. This sweet and tart dessert beverage has lychee, pear, coconut and matcha in it that will take away some of the guilt from the sweet beaten egg whites on top. With just the right amounts, this menu for two will satisfy your taste buds on any hot night of the week.

Maybe it should be renamed Sushi, Sake, Sunny and Summer!

Sushi Garage

1784 West Ave,

Miami Beach, FL 33139 

(305) 763-8355

 

 

Saturday Sweets: Cool for the Summer Milkshakes at Sweetness Bakeshop

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Of course, my love for Sweetness Bakeshop landed me a spot on their list repping MIAbites, along with Sef aka Burger Beast, Cari aka Fatgirl Hedonist, and Gio aka Chat Chow TV.

Here are the drool-worthy milkshakes you can expect:

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But, let’s not underestimate the talents of Miami’s artistic world as evidenced by PAMM, the Wynwood galleries, New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet and other art organizations.  

On a late spring evening, I was invited to preview the newest show at the Theatre at The Faena, Magique, a high-spirited revue that features the illusionists, Kevin & Caruso, famous for their levitation tricks and mind-bending act, with special appearance from Madame Houdini, whose aerial and strait jacket escape finale is reminiscent of the master Houdini himself.

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It is a rare occasion that I’ll drive to Fort Lauderdale for dinner, especially on a Tuesday during rush hour. But sometimes I step out of my comfort zone, put on some good music, and just make the trip. I did exactly that last week and once I was sipping on a cocktail and watching the sunset on the beach, I immediately forgot about all the insane traffic I had to go through to get there.

Stephen Starr’s concept, Steak 954, located in the W Fort Lauderdale is the kind of classic restaurant that you hope never changes. They’ve got a great wine list and a selection of classic cocktails, as well as a few that are a little more boozy and fun. The menu includes several fresh seafood options and a long list of steak choices. Pair that with their fresh take on classic appetizers and truffle macaroni and cheese and you’re pretty much set.

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Miami Spice Preview: Estefan Kitchen To Host Exclusive Dinner

Miami Spice is almost here! That means the preview dinners are right around the corner. This year will be the 16th year of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)’s Miami Spice Restaurant Program.

First up on the calendar of preview dinners, GMCVB will be teaming up with Estefan Kitchen for an exclusive preview of the hot new Design District restaurant’s Miami Spice menu before the program kicks-off August 1, 2017.

For one night only, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, guests enjoyed a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a 1950’s Cuba inspired setting with Chef Odell Torres. The three-course meal will allow diners to relish in the flavors inspired by traditional Estefan family recipes and experience the new restaurant’s Miami Spice menu, available August through September. Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax, tip and additional beverage purchases) the dinner will include complimentary pours from Miami Spice sponsors Chandon, Stella Artois, Terrazas de los Andes and Fiji Water as well as the live entertainment the restaurant is known for.

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Weekly Nibble: Celebrate Dad

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Saturday Sweets: Seaspice's No-Bake Lemon Mousse Recipe

Sticking with the theme of “it’s hot and summer is here,” this week’s Saturday Sweets is just as sweet and refreshing as last week’s feature. Seaspice’s Chef Jill Montinola was kind enough to share her no-bake Lemon Mousse recipe. This treat is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth in no time, as this easy to make dessert is a perfect balance of sweet and citrusy notes. This is just the kind of dessert you’ll crave on a hot summer day.

Lemon Mousse - Makes 3 glasses

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National Rosé Day is June 10th

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The pink color of rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration. There are rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling with different intense of sweetness levels and dryness.

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It is home to tons of Miami history and El Farito, one of Miami’s oldest lighthouses. Lightkeepers, named as an homage to the lighthouse keepers who watched over Key Biscayne’s historic Cape Florida Lighthouse in the 1800’s, opened at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne just a few months ago. It’s located just off the waters of Key Biscayne and has a contemporary, coastal-inspired dining room and a casual indoor/outdoor bar.

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