What I ATE: MIAbites Contributors

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...

Ergagit- @ergagit


After watching Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown in Miami on CNN, I needed to get my fix of Haitian. Leela's Cafe in Little Haiti served up their personal favorites;  BBQ Ribs,  Conch , served with plantains,veggies, special Mushroom rice and hot and sweet sauces.The Chef, before he opened Leela's, worked at Fisher Island and has many customers coming over for his Haitian delights.

Andy Giambarba- @AndyMiami

I am sure I could eat the charcuterie plate at Frenchie's Diner in Coral Gables way more than I do! And I need to work on fixing that. It's not just wonderful pate, cornichons, great bread and lots of other goodies... to me the treat of treats are those delicious tomatoes with their pistou... lawd is that good!

Melissa Ginsberg- @thefoodieteach

I finally got the chance to visit Cake Thai Kitchen and boy, was I blown away! Amazing Thai street food with a huge menu! My favorite dish was the crispy pork belly with vegetables. The pork was fried so well and super crispy and the dish was bursting with flavor. The interior of the restaurant  leaves much to be desired but the food more than makes up for it. Go there now!" 

Javier Ramirez- @GourmandJ

The best thing I ate this week was pork belly ramen from Momi Ramen. I hadn’t been there in a while and was kindly reminded that we in Miami are lucky enough to have a few pockets of authentic cuisine from around the world which may be able to stand up against peers from other cities in the country.  See above "Before and After".

Paula Echevarria- @Pechezmedia

Brunch is a big deal in this town, but we don't give a lot of love to the most important meal of the day on any other given weekday. Luckily for us, Threefold Cafe is changing this by bringing legitimate organic and nutritious healthy breakfast options on the Giralda corridor paralleling Miracle Mile. Today I noshed on Smashed Avo ($13)-- smashed avocado, butter and thyme roasted mushrooms with feta, line, and basil atop Zak the Baker sourdough toast, topped with a poached egg. Definitely set the tone for the rest of my day!

Allison Riley- @YallTasteThis

Delicious dinner at Macchialina of duck pappardelle, sugar snap peas, spring onion, and parmigiano. Actually Every dish was great, but this one was the stand-out. just perfect.

Jen Massolo- @spiritedsirens

The best thing i ate was the snow crab roll at Pubbelly with the clarified butter and yuzu dip.  It is something my children and i crave. Its got that Umami, crazy addictive nature to it.

Ellen Bowen-  Managing Director/Editor MIAbites 

I was in NYC and checked out Untitled at The Whitney, Danny Meyer’s new restaurant in the Meatpacking district.  Chef Michael Anthony was just named Best Chef last weekend at the James Beard Awards in Chicago, so the place was all abuzz.  The space is bright, modern and the food delicious. And beautiful.  Loved the fluke crudo, the marinated mussels in pea puree and the black bass in a mushroom broth.  Food as Art, Art as Food. 

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