The weekend is here and so is the opportunity to check out several fun events and specials about Miami. Hang out in Doral at CREAM for free ice cream this Saturday, or pop into Yardbird to celebrate its anniversary with happy hour deals, pick your pony for next week’s race and make plans at The Wharf to watch it. There’s never a shortage of things to do in the Magic City.Read More
This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, and you’ll probably regret it on Monday — but there are a few places in Miami where everyone you’ll meet will be pretending to be Irish for the day.Read More
If you’re anything like us, then you probably over-indulged a bit during the holidays. Now that the new year is here, it’s time to pull back just a little. We aren’t going full “new year, new you,” but some of us are taking it easy when it comes to happy hour.Read More
No Sunday Funday is complete without a big brunch with all the fixings, and a few mimosas won’t hurt either. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — Miami loves a good brunch deal. With so many options it’s hard to navigate the ever-expanding brunch scene, so we did the research for you.Read More
So many events, so little time! It's Friday and as always, there's plenty to do in the Magic City. Here are a few events, new menus, and happy hour offers that we think are worth checking out! Many of these features have a charity component to them that make that just that much more special. Hope to see you at a few!Read More
Nestled between the hills of an expansive golf course and the white marble lined buildings of the Trump Resort in Doral is a steakhouse bringing out dishes as delicious as they are extravagant. BLT Prime is one of the over two hundred restaurants participating in Miami Spice—a two-month long event where restaurants and chefs create prix fix menus with specialized items.Read More
We’re midway through Miami Spice where many Miami restaurants feature 3 course lunch menus for $23 and dinners for $39. A perfect chance to get out there and try something new. And while many times people “skip” dessert, Miami Spice INCLUDES dessert as part of those 3 courses.
Doral is one of the few neighboring areas in Miami where you can still see cows roaming around on open land. Now, with the opening of the new CityPlace in Doral , there’s a massive expansion in the restaurants available for residents and those who work in the area.
The opening of Downtown Doral last year brought favorites like Bulla Gastrobar, Dragonfly Izakaya, and Pisco y Nasca. The opening of CityPlace located just a mile down the road on NW 6th street is ready to bring so many new options to the once bland area.
Restaurants open or opening soon include:Read More
So much has been written recently about the exciting growth of the Miami food scene. The talented chefs, creative use of ingredients and fresh local produce, upscale ethnic flavors and emerging neighborhoods have garnered much praise and numerous James Beard nominations.
But how about where we live? How about that good meal for under $100 per person? MIAbites is proud to feature our favorite local spots “down the street or around the corner” from where we all live.Read More
It’s not often that I find myself in Doral, but when I heard about the insane milkshakes being served at Boca’s House, I knew I needed to check it out. Boca's House is a Peruvian-Venezuelan fusion spot boosting huge Tomahawk steaks and lots of ceviche options.
While I did stuff myself with dinner instead of diving straight into dessert, I made sure I had plenty of room to try a few of their shakes. We tried the three most popular flavors and could instantly see why their Instagram account has grown to over 171k followers in such a short period of time, with most tagged photos being of the famed milkshakes.
First up: The Tres Leches MilkshakeRead More
Sometimes you just have to venture to Doral for some unique dining and good food. Earlier this month, Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market, located in Downtown Doral, rolled out some amazing new deals. These include Happy Hour specials, poke bowls and house-made Dragonfly sauces and seasonings to take home.
Izakaya refers to a type of casual Japanese pub, where eating and drinking go hand in hand. Sushi, Sashimi and Sake are the mainstays.
Few things make me happier than a spot with happy hour seven days a week and Dragonfly is doing just that. Happier Hour is now offered Monday - Friday, 3 PM - 7 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 5 PM to 7 PM.
Choose from six Cocktails priced at $7, Better Wells priced at $5 or Wines and Local Drafts priced at $6. Cocktails were delicious, balanced and far from the typical subpar drinks offered at most happy hours.
I ordered the Musashi’s Paddle with Corazon Tequila, Agave Syrup, Yuzu, and Thai-Chili Tincture. The yuzu cut perfectly through the heat, which I love in a drink. I also had the Shocho Mojito made with Sweet Potato Shochu, a Japanese distilled drink, Lavender Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Black Cherries, Mint and Soda Water. This lower-proof drink was unexpected and incredibly refreshing. Premier, artisanal wines by-the-glass are available exclusively during Happier Hour and change monthly.Read More
OR... "Science Never Tasted So Good"
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited by Brain Freeze Nitrogen Ice Cream + Yogurt Lab to taste some of their insanely delicious creations. This family-friendly lab is living up to their slogan “science never tasted so good” by making it possible to create over 100 different combinations in a matter of minutes!
On this trip I got to sample quite a few fun flavors:Read More
MIAbites loves when new contributors offer to write about wonderful local and favorite restaurants, so please welcome Maria Acevedo, who also blogs as FoodLvr , and joins us by sharing her personal visit for lunch to Mi Lindo Equador in Doral.
A few months ago my sister and I were in the Doral area running some errands. As it was lunch time we were trying to decide where to eat as this can be pretty difficult in the Doral area. Having been to a small little Ecuadorian restaurant before and craving some home cook meals like we did when we lived in our country of Ecuador, we decided on MI LINDO ECUADOR.
This Ecuadorian restaurant is inside a shopping center on 25th street NW and 87th Avenue. Currently the location is being obstructed by ongoing construction but the restaurant is open for business. The restaurant is small and if I am not mistaken, it is family owned. We went on a Saturday around 11:30 so we didn't have issues getting seated; however, the place does get busy come noon and be ready to wait to be seated. It’s weird that even though we don't know anyone there, somehow, food is what is bringing us together. It's a sense of pride.Read More
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!Read More
This past week on August 13th, was another one of those silly "made-up" holidays....National Filet Mignon Day. So in honor of that tender and desirable cut of beef, steak lovers can now rejoice and have their Filet Mignon, Porterhouse and T-bone away from the craziness of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami at BLT Prime in the currently being renovated Trump National Resort in Doral.
Dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner with sweeping views of the world famous Blue Monster golf course. As the renovation continues, you can enjoy a cocktail or dinner in relative privacy as the resort is only partially occupied. A nice way to spend a quiet evening!.
Chef de Cuisine Dustin Ward and Head Chef Paul Niedermann, whose career with the BLT family began after winning Season 9 of Hell’s Kitchen in 2011, oversee the menu. The finest cuts of USDA Prime Certified Angus beef available, including the 28 day dry-aged New York strip, Kansas City bone-in strip, Cowboy bone-in ribeye, and Porterhouse for two, are the backbone of a menu that also boasts other BLT favorites such as tuna tartare, Dover sole and lobster cobb salad. Steakhouse sides range from classic creamed spinach and truffled mashed potatoes to onion rings and hen of the woods mushrooms; desserts include a delectable peanut butter chocolate mousse as well as changing seasonal offerings.
Seafood offerings include the Seafood Platter assortment of Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters, Crab Claws, Littleneck Clams and Lobster, in addition to Chef's delicately prepared Dover Sole, Branzino and Ahi Tuna.
Both chefs have Florida roots, so guests can expect to see locally sourced produce and seafood dishes featured as weekly blackboard specials.
And as one of the new restaurants in Miami, BLT Prime Miami is offering a Miami Spice menu priced at $39 for three courses which include appetizer choices of Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Salad, Shrimp Ravioli, Beef Carpaccio with Main Courses of 1855 Grand Island Flat Iron Steak or a Miso marinated Scottish Salmon, plus dessert of Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse or Pina Colada Flan.Read More