'Twas the Night before Christmas: from MIAbites Contributors.

MIAbites Contributors 2018 Happy Holidays

‘Twas the night before Christmas and throughout Miami-Dade County,

MIAbites readers were celebrating with tables laden with fine bounty 

The airports were packed with visitors galore,

As hundreds of thousands holiday guests arrived, clogging highways, museums and retail stores 

The restaurants and bars, decked out in holiday décor,

Stocked Stone Crabs, Foie Gras, Waygu steaks and oh so much more

Downtown and Brickell, at Edge, Zuma and La Mar,

Prix Fixe gourmet repasts for celebs and reality stars

Twinkling lights at Midtown’s Sugarcane sets the festive stage,

While Edgewater’s Amara, juggled reservations just made

Wynwood’s Panther Coffee offered gift ideas for the java aficionado,

Alter and KYU, calmly handled reservation requests with little bravado

Mignonette touted oysters, lobster rolls and fresh crudo,

1-800 Lucky Asian food hall offered Thai, poke and ramen noodles 

The Design District, upscale retail for last minute gift shopping,

Head to new hot spots, Kaido and Swan for dinner or bar hopping

Celebrating with unique cocktails makes everyone feel glee,

Dining on gourmet Indian in the Design District at Ghee

Across Julia Tuttle and onto Miami Beach,

To Scarpetta, Nobu and Bird & Bone for a Hot Nashville Fried Chicken feast

Sunset Harbor is buzzing with Stiltsville, NaiRaYa and Pubbelly,

Food and Fitness side by side, New Years Resolutions for many

Upscale hostels offer restaurants like 27, Driftway and Jim & Nessie,

Hip and young flock for cocktails in poolside settings

In SoFi, Stubborn Seed, Upland, Planta and Joes,

Holiday  revelers keeping them on their toes

Mid-Beach hotels, The Faena and The EDITION welcome holiday guests,

Los Fuegos, Pao and Matador, their restaurants, both helmed by top chefs

On Collins…On OceanSouth of Fifth, and Purdy,

Miami’s restaurants and chefs offer holiday fare that is more than worthy

Wishing a Happy and Joyful Holiday to all of our food loving friends,

Into 2019 we go, with forks and spoons …one in each hand!

Merry Christmas to all, and wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.