MIAbites Contributors: What I ATE This Week 2.0!

If you follow any of our MIAbites Contributors on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook,  you are constantly bombarded with some pretty amazing pictures of food and drink that has been consumed, it seems almost endlessly. 

How can anyone eat and drink ALL that food and go to ALL those places?  

Well Our Contributors do, from evenings out with friends, to lunches at favorite classic spots, to events hosted by restaurants, fellow bloggers and spirit purveyors.  It is hard to keep up and so as a special MIAbites feature we bring you.... What I ATE This Week.  

So before we all succumb to "Tryptophan Turkey Coma", here are some tasty dishes we all enjoyed this past week. 

Jennifer Massolo- Liquid Projects 

While visiting PAMM recently, it occurred to me to have lunch at Verde, the museum’s on site restaurant, as I’d heard some good things about the food. I ordered the warm shrimp salad with avocado, greens, perfectly cooked large shrimp and a truffle beurre blanc that really impressed me. Texturally is was entertaining, the baby lettuces were dressed lightly and that warm beurre blanc had subtle truffle notes and a little citrus to balance it. Very yummy!


Javier Ramirez- @GourmandJ

The best thing I ate this week are the new “agrodolce” chicken wings by chef Danny Ramirez from Harry’s Pizzeria.  With a buttermilk with rosemary sauce with the wings. Sublime.


Andrew Giambarba- @AndyMiami 

The best thing I ate last week was inspired by a piece in the Miami New Times' Short Order by Zachary Fagenson (on twitter @ZachIsWeird). Tira.D.Toss in Doral is Peruvian / Japanese fusion. I went twice in a week I liked it so much! Standouts were the Causa d'Pulpo with a black olive cream, the "sushi" with green cilantro rice, salmon and sweet potato and the Tacu Tacu with Shrimp in an aji amarillo sauce.

Melissa Ginsberg- @TheFoodieTeach

Disney parks aren't really heralded for their inventive food options, but if you know where to look you can find some hidden food treasures. One of these is the fried chicken and waffle sandwich found at Sleepy Hollow refreshments in Magic Kingdom. Tucked away in a small, unassuming quick service counter near Cinderella's castle you can get a made-to-order warm Belgian waffle filled with fried chicken breasts smothered in a spicy maple syrup. It's topped with a sort of broccoli slaw and fresh arugula. In addition to that, Sleepy Hollow also servers a Nutella and fresh fruit waffle and one of the best funnel cakes I've ever had! 

Debbie Rabinovicci- Owner- Cafe Curuba

For me it was a cortado and a clever at Panther Coffee in Sunset Harbor. It was memorable because I had the rare opportunity to share with my husband, who normally doesn't drink coffee, two of my favorite things. As usual at Panther the espresso drink was perfectly crafted and the drip coffee was glorious. Lot's of sweet, "red" notes such as cherry. It was a delightful way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon!

Allison Riley- @YallTasteThis 

On recent visit to Mignonette, I had the hearty Oxtail & Rock Shrimp Gumbo.


Everett Rashotsky- @ErGagit

I gave up Pork Belly for a year before I ate Georgio's coffee coated Pork Belly at Eating House with pumpkin flavored Plantains, had to get second order!!!

Ellen Bowen - Managing Director MIAbites

Lucky me got to go solo to Morimoto and sit at the sushi bar.  I ordered the omakase, which at $140 is steep, but the 9 courses were very filling and looking at menu a la carte a "value".  Best dish was the foie gras plate of foie gras topped grilled oyster and foie gras pate with diced duck breast . Other standout dishes included a toro tartare with six dipping sauces and Surf and Turf...waygu filet and spicy half lobster. Sort of touristy but a special and very entertaining experience. 

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and we will be back with more MIAbites Contributors: What I ATE This Week next month!