What I ATE: MIAbites Contributors Best Bites for May

Miami MIAbites What I Ate Best Bites

If you follow MIAbites and any of our 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:

Jennifer Massolo- @JenMassolo

The Standard Miami Mussels

I recently enjoyed a summer lunch of buttery mussels at The Standard's newly shaded patio. Love this simple way of preparing and plating mussels. Roasted on the grill and served on cast iron skillet with drawn butter. 

Alex Beck-  @AlexxBeckk

The Dutch Miami Bananas Foster Cake

Bananas foster ice cream cake by Chef Josh Gripper of The Dutch. I'm not always a huge fan of banana desserts, but when it's done right, I just can't resist. Chef Gripper's desserts are each a one of a kind creation of imagination, artistry and flawless execution. 

Javier Ramirez- @GourmandJ

Waygu Beef at Alter Miami Aubergine Carmel Dinner

A5 Wagyu beef from Hokkaido in Japan, brought to Miami for his collaboration dinner at Alter by chef Justin Cogley of Aubergine Carmel. Highly marbled, but also cooked to perfection by Cogley, this was on the most tender, tastiest pieces of meat I have ever tried!!

Amber Love Bond-  @Amber_Love

The Spillover Coconut Grove Miami

Went to The Spillover in Coconut Grove and loved it!  Coconut Grove is still going strong with its comeback into the food scene.  Last week Matt Kuscher, the same brilliant mind behind The Lokal and Kush Wynwood, opened The Spillover. I stopped in for dinner with fellow foodie Miami Food Pug almost immediately after opening day.  We ordered the Gulf Shrimp Mac n Cheese, Conch Strips, and the Gator Ribs.  All very impressive and delicious.  The Gator Ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and slow roasted for 2.5 hours with only 15 orders being made daily.  The Mac n Cheese was the perfect amount of gooey cheesy goodness and the Conch Strips were seasoned and lightly breaded with three different dipping sauces.  The menu offers a large list of seafood and specializes in ciders and meads from all over the world.  I'll definitely be back soon and while I want to reorder the same things over again I can't wait to try everything else as well.

Everett Rashotsky- @ErGagit

Captain Jim's Seafood Miami Crab Salad

Lunch at Captain Jim's Seafood which is under new ownership but still very much that “old-school” seafood restaurant popular with locals, and with some new editions but still on the menu is Captain Jim’s Seafood Famous Crab Salad, lots of fresh crab, tangy sauce and a Captain Jim signature.

Andrew Giambarba- @AndyMiami

Taquiza Miami Breakfast Taco Tortilla

All it took was a little bit of planning and I found myself at Taquiza for breakfast. Yes, they serve amazing breakfast dishes. This Tostada de Aguacate with charred avocado (ask for chicken as the protein) is beyond delicious. Steve and Washington are only taking it higher with this new breakfast menu. It's enough to want to move to the beach.

Ellen Bowen- @MIAbites

The Whelk Westport CT

In CT for Memorial Day weekend and lots of eating.  My favorite stop was four times James Beard Semi-finalist, chef Bill Taibe’s The Whelk.  Deviled eggs topped with fried Copps Island Oysters and pickled onions, Fried Oyster and Slaw sliders and Smoked trout dip with artisan pumpernickel bread and topped with salmon roe made for a delicious Happy Hour snack overlooking the Saugatuck River.

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Happy Eating!