The following is an excerpt reprinted with permission from one of our favorite local bloggers, Mitch & Mel Take Miami, on the fresh new Miami Beach spot, DIRT . The full article can be read on their blog through their link here
Imagine a world where food can be healthy, fast, and tasty at the same time! No, this isn't the plot line of some freaky food-fetish flick, it's an actual thing. And it's right here in Miami at the new South Beach fast casual hotspot, DIRT. Located on Fifth Street between Collins and Washington Avenues, DIRT's mission is simple and straightforward: to create innovative, delicious, healthy cuisine that you can feel good about putting into your body. That's right, DIRT is here to bring clean eating to the Magic City.
Helmed by Chef Nicole Votano (formerly of Fooq's), DIRT serves up local, sustainable food with an emphasis on personal, warm hospitality. Paired with an ambiance that complements the food perfectly with its bright, sleek, and uplifting design esthetic, it's hard not to immediately feel comfortable in the space.
More specifically, on the food side guests can enjoy DIRT's chef-driven fare at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I visited on a cool(ish) winter evening and was impressed by the menu's vast assortment of vegetable-centric options (don't worry, you can add meat if that's your thing), seasonal selections, and classics choices with a healthful culinary twist.
The Salad section is laid out in a "build-your-own" style, where you first select your veggies and fruits from one of five combinations, then go on to pick either grains (quinoa or farro) or greens (DIRT's own lettuce blend), and finally choose from the optional meats (grass-fed butcher's cut steak, quinoa-crusted day boat fish, free-range orange basil chicken, free-range rosemary dijon roasted turkey, or cage-free eggs). I went for the Detox (roasted beets, shaved fennel, orange segments, crumbled goat cheese, toasted hazlenuts, tarragon, and honey sherry vinegar) with greens and the orange basil chicken. This is no light salad and is completely filling and will satisfy your hunger during any meal.
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232 Fifth Street
Miami Beach FL
305 239 3000