Posts tagged MiMo/Upper East Side
La Placita: Puerto Rican food and Dominoes with Chef Jose Mendin

It was Tuesday, and La Placita in MiMo was hosting their Domino Tournament, a weekly event that is held in the outdoor patio seating area from 7 -10 pm. Chef/Owner of Pubbelly and La Placita, Jose Mendin, was there to defend his title, but so were a dozen or more fellow food industry professionals along with some regular passionate players, so the event took on a competitive, yet very festive turn.

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Wellness Wednesday: Eat Healthy in Miami with Healthy Bowls & Vegetarian/Vegan Dining

Summer in Miami is here and getting that bikini body in shape requires some healthy eating choices. So, let the healthy eating begin at these Miami places, feel better and even maybe lose some of those extra pounds.  


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Where to Eat in Miami: Miami Boat Show Dining Guide

Welcome to the Miami Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show! Our MIAbites Dining Guide is updated just for this weekends event, so please enjoy each and every one of our favorite spots while you are here.

NEW this year are special food experiences at the show itself, including the Miami Yacht Shows, Windward VIP Club that includes elevated food and beverages including Rosé and Oysters event, Champagne Tastings and a special Brunch and Mixology Class with James Beard Finalist, Chef Brad Kilgore and his team from Kilgore Culinary. Tickets available here . 

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Where to Eat in Miami: Art Basel Dining Guide

Art Basel and Miami Art Week starts next week with previews, opening night parties and of course, ART. But did you know that MIAbites has nicknamed Art Basel… EAT Basel?  "Where should we eat in Miami?"  Here are some of Our Contributors Best Bites for Art Basel dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District. 

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Where to Eat in Miami: MIAbites Dining Guide

Everyone is always asking us "Where should we eat in Miami?"  Here are some of MIAbites Contributors Best Bites for "am to pm" dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District.  We update this guide every month so make sure you bookmark this page for future reference.

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It Takes a Village: Vagabond Village opens at the Vagabond Hotel

One of our favorite renovation projects in Miami has been The Vagabond Hotel. Built in the 1950’s The Vagabond on 72nd and Biscayne was one of the more than dozen mid-century modern motels that lined Biscayne Blvd. Now, The Vagabond is home to Vagabond Village, a F&B and lifestyle concept that is the brainchild of Amir Ben Zion of Bond St, Miss Yip, Bardot and Gigi.

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What I ATE: MIAbites Team Dishes on Their Favorite Miami Burgers During National Burger Month

We’re halfway through National Burger Month, and we haven’t eaten nearly as many burgers as we feel we should have by now. In honor of the fun food holiday, we’re going to share with you some of the best burgers in Miami according to the MIAbites team.

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Pinch Kitchen Celebrates National Burger Month with Weekly Burger Collabs

It’s back! The annual, month-long celebration of all things burgers — better known as National Burger Month — is upon us. To celebrate, Pinch Kitchen has once again teamed up with some of their Miami media and blogger friends, and has even added some chef friends into the mix this year, to develop their own take on the Pinch Burger.

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Italian Culinary Tours in Miami: 4 Neighborhoods 4 Restaurants 4 Courses

The Italy- America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is excited to announce the first edition of The Italian Culinary Tour in Miami for April 25-26, and May 2-3.

As the tourist season winds down and Miami returns to mostly local residents, The Italian Culinary Tour supports those local restaurants and hard working chefs that are here for us year round.  The tour bases itself on the concept of a mobile meal, where participants can not only taste different food and wines, but also have the possibility to follow a true “Path of Taste” moving from one restaurant to the other in order to explore new locations and the Italian Lifestyle.

Attendees will have the opportunity to not only discover new flavors but also to participate in culinary sessions with Chefs as well as Italian sommeliers for the wine pairings.

The event seeks to develop and promote the authentic traditions of Italian food products and upgrade the culture of Italian food and wine with local consumers. The tour showcases the best of Italian food, wine, and entertainment in one night through a guided tour of four of the most authentic and excellent Italian restaurants in Miami.

Each tour takes almost four hours with each restaurant stop about 30-40 minutes. 

In some cases, transfers from one restaurant to the other will be by private coach, when the next stop on the tour is not within walkable distance.

The Italian Culinary Tour visits four neighborhoods: April 25 – 26 and May 2 – 3 and includes a four-course dinner in four local Italian Restaurants per tour and is priced at $50 pp per tour.  

See schedule and ticket info below:

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You Win Some, You Dim Sum

We love when we can share special features on favorite places from our fellow bloggers, and below is an excerpt on brunch at Phuc Yea from our friend, Mitchell Nover of Mitch & Mel Take Miami.

Phuc Yea (7100 Biscayne Blvd, MiMo) is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Chef Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold, of The Federal fame. But, did you know, that Phuc Yea was actually their first restaurant collaboration?

That’s right, the Viet-Cajun concept (yes, you read that right) was born back in 2011 as Miami’s first pop-up restaurant, and now this true labor of love is back in full-force with its own permanent space and an innovative Vietnamese inspired, Cajun-influenced menu that is “phucking” fantastic.

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20 Places to Eat in Miami on Christmas

Over the river and through the woods… or more like over the causeway and through the traffic... to delicious restaurants we go!  From Miami Beach to Downtown to MiMo and Wynwood some of Miami area’s best restaurants are hosting holiday festivities on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day itself.  Be sure to make your reservations early and check ahead to confirm hours and all details.

Miami Beach:

The Continental- Playing off a fun Japanese tradition of eating fried chicken with champagne and chocolate cake for Christmas, and their global influences, Continental will be offering a Korean Fried Chicken Special. The complete meal will feature a green salad, Continental’s famous Korean Fried Chicken, a glass of bubbly and a slice of Millionaire's Chocolate Cake. The Continental 2301 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 305 604 2000

Juvia- Enjoy Christmas above the city in the penthouse of Juvia with family and friends! Juvia is offering a special Yule dessert (with a variety of flavors to choose from) every day starting Dec. 20 through the 31st. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than indulging in this dessert along with their regular dinner menu.  Juvia 1111 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL  (305) 763-8272.

Jaya at The Setai- On Christmas Day, Jaya at The Setai will be serving their signature Christmas themed buffet with two seatings at11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Priced at $125 per person and $63 per child, festivities will include live jazz featuring Christmas carols and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Jaya at The Setai 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (855) 923-7899   

The Dutch- On Christmas Eve, the $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) dinner will include a traditional Caja China Pig Roast, along with other savory Latin dishes prepared by Executive Chef Adonay Tafur. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139 (305) 938-3111

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12 Places to Eat Healthy in Miami: Juice Bars, Organic Markets & Vegetarian/Vegan Dining

The Holiday overeating and overdrinking season is upon us. Take a break from the overindulging at these Miami places to eat healthy and maybe even keep some of those extra pounds at bay.  Here are MIAbites favorite spots for Juice, Organic produce and Vegetarian or Vegan dining:

Jugo Fresh- Jugofresh sells organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies and vegan foods (bowls, salads, sandwiches). Seven locations in Miami-Dade County including Wynwood Walls, Sunset Harbour and South Pointe Park. Jugofresh Wynwood Walls 222 NW 26th St (786) 472-2552

Temple Kitchen- Neighborhood whole food, plant-based kitchen." Menu features a variety of flavorful salads, noodle or vegetable baskets, hot pots and soups. Numerous smoothies, juices, elixirs and other drinks available. Also, delicious parfaits. Open for breakfast. Delivery available. Closed Sunday.831 Sunset Drive South Miami 33143 (305) 397-8732

Dr Smood-  Fresh juices, snacks and healthy eating options. 2230 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33121

Green Gables Cafe- Small eatery specializing in to-go and delivery orders. Try the roasted eggplant & hummus wrap, a salad, Green gazpacho or other vegan soups made daily. Smoothies, organic vegetable and fruit juices, tea and coffee (soy, almond and rice milks available). Local and organic ingredients. Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, 7:30am to 4:30pm. 327 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 445-7015

Choices Cafe- The all-vegan, 95% organic menu at Choices includes wraps, quinoa bowls, pizza, salads and soups. The Mental Lentil wrap (lentil patty, black beans, quinoa, pico de gallo, plantain, sauteed onion, avocado, tahini sauce) is one of their popular, signature dishes. Juices and smoothies, delicious desserts, and beer and wine are also available. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Clean, modern atmosphere. Breakfast served daily (tofu scramble, pancakes!). Ask about their weekend brunch. 646 NE 79th Street Miami 33138 (786) 803-8352.

The Last Carrot- No-frills deli serving tofu or hummus pita sandwiches, salads, soups, fresh juices. Vegan desserts. 3133 Grand Avenue Coconut Grove 33133 (305) 445-0805

Whole Foods Downtown Miami - Fresh produce, juices and healthy options. 299 SE 3rd Ave. Miami, FL

Ten Fruits - great acai bowls, healthy juices and smoothies. 143 NE 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33132 (305) 373-7678

Jar + Fork - smoothies, juices and they have vegan options as well. 270 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 364-5643

Seasons 52 - Recommended for its vegan options, including the Winter Market Vegetable Plate (roasted vegetables, grilled tofu and cracked wheat tabbouleh). Also, vegan soups, salads and appetizers, and delicious flatbreads that can be made vegan. Tofu may be substituted for meat in other dishes (ask your server). 321 Miracle Mile,  Coral Gables,  FL,  33134 (305) 442-8552.

DIRT- where clean eating and great taste coexist in Miami Beach. DIRT is a new fine food served fast dining experience in Miami Beach: a farm-to-counter eatery and wellness bar combining fresh, great-tasting food with health, convenience, and simplicity. Simply put, we believe in high-quality, nutritious food, served quickly and affordably. 232 5th Street, Miami Beach 305 239 3000.

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