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 exclusive MIAbites feature we bring you.... 

What I ATE:

Andy Giambarba- @AndyMiami

One of my family's favorite brunch spots in Miami is Threefold Cafe in Coral Gables. Not only are the people wonderful, the decor cool, the coffee service amazing... but the food is so tasty! Ever since I saw their updated menu items on Instagram, I was looking forward to trying all of them - and this one in particular, Emperor Nasi Goreng: fried rice with chicken, shrimp, jalapeños, cilantro, scallions, fried shallots and a fried egg! 

Javier Ramirez- @GourmandJ

Diego Oka ’s “KFC” (Korean Fried Chicken) is a secret menu item he wants everyone to know about. So next time you are at La Mar, make sure you order it! One of the best fried chickens I have aver tried, truly special if you like things on the spicy side. 

Jennifer Massolo @SpiritedSirens

While I've spent time each year in New Orleans, this past week's visit to Tales of the Cocktail proved more indulgent.  I think the most memorable restaurant was Chef Alon Shaya's namesake SHAYA on Magazine Street, celebrating modern Israeli food.  The Shakshuka, lamb ragu hummus, puffy hot pita from the brick oven and tabouleh were outstanding.

The last day of the trip was a bang-bang day with a twist. My friend Tamara and I intended to have Muffalettas that day but thought it might not happen as we were going to The Bon Vivant's well-known event, Pig and Punch; for which this group of famous bartenders produce 10 garbage cans of unique punches and a number of chefs roasting and serving pork, their way, for charity.  To our fortune, Chef Shaya was one of the participating chefs and the one thing he was making was a smoked pork Muffaletta!  It was truly amazing.  Then, on a stroll back to the Quarter we stopped in at the Central Grocer to try their famous Muffaletta.  While it was a good sandwich, and a 1/2 order was ample for we two, it paled in comparison to Chef Shaya's masterpiece.

Allison Riley- @YallTasteThis

Everything at Experiment #55 Aaron Brooks' Cobaya dinner was spectacular. Not only was it on the 65th floor of the Four Seasons Residences, but the food outdid even the spectacular view easily. My favorite dish: roasted rabbit with Thai sausage and green curry sauce.

Everett Rashotsky- @ergagit

Chef Bee the Chef owner of Oishi Thai is constantly adding new items to his menu .
His latest creation, Royal Pad Thai was fresh noodles loaded with seafood and fish covered with a egg nest and a scallion on top. An amazing taste treat.

Michelle Muslera- @MiamiMichBlog

Seafood paccheri from La Moderna, the new Italian spot in Sunset Harbour. This pasta dish is a modern take on the traditional Italian paccheri. It’s gratinated and stuffed with lemon ricotta and served with a fresh array of seafood and shellfish. Love it because it that reminds me a lot of the cannelloni my mom would make when I was a kid. 

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Happy Eating!