Art Walk and Michael’s Food Cart

April 10, 2010 § 1 Comment

Tonight! My first Miami food cart experience.

Here’s the info from MGFD blog, the genuine kitchen:

The Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Street Cart will be at Art Walk in the Design District on Saturday.  Johnson & Wales sophomores Derek and Jean Paul are back to help us serve an all new menu of local passion fruit sweet tea (4); slow roasted & shredded palmetto creek farms pork shoulder with anson mills cheese grits, heirloom tomato chow chow & parsley sauce (6); garlic chile crab dip with housemade chips (3); and peanut butter smore, toasted homemade marshmallow (3). Find us in front of Brownes & Co. (who we hear will provide some extra goodies for the occasion), 87 Northeast 40th Street, Miami Design District.

new cafe (downtown miami)

December 18, 2008 § Leave a comment

Downtown Miami is slowly becoming a place that says open past 5PM. Here’s a new cafe I read about on Daily Candy. I haven’t been there yet, but let me know if you have.

Rybak’s Cafe Opens
Downtown gets a watering hole complete with a 24-hour coffee shop, live shows, and an outdoor lounge for snacking on sliders and barbecue ribs.
Why: Things will be great when you’re — downtown.
When: Resto, Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., noon-1 a.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m. Coffee shop, 24/7.
Where: Latitudes Building, 177 SW 7th St., Downtown (786-539-4903). Map It

(from Daily Candy, Miami edition)

vegetarian in miami

September 24, 2008 § 1 Comment

My brother just sent me an email and asked if I could name some vegetarian restaurants in Miami for a co-worker of his who will be traveling there soon. Of course! So, I thought I would broadcast this more widely, in case anyone else if looking for somewhere to dine. This is an extremely partial list, but a good start.

Garden of Eatin – Little Haiti, 136 NW 62nd St
– jamaican, vegan; like really great home cooking; if you eat in, you get soup for free

Books and Books – Lincoln Road and South Miami
– all around cafe; good for people watching too; veg and vegan clearly marked

Greenstreet Cafe – Coconut Grove, 311 Commodore Plaza
– great for brunch; probably good for other meals too; good people watching on the corner

Front Porch Cafe – Ocean Drive
– a long-time establishment that is consistently good; i usually go for brunch, but they have all meals; right near the beach

Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant – Design District, 4029 North Miami Avenue
– not a typical ethiopian restaurant in that orders are individual; food is good, and lots of veggie options

Sublime Restaurant and Bar – Fort Lauderdale, 1431 N Federal Highway
– a newly redone vegetarian (with lots of vegan options) restaurant; a bit of a drive from miami, but nice

Miami Juice– Sunny Isles, 16210 Collins Ave
– more than just juice, though that’s very good too. they have great salads!

Panizza Bistro– just off pedestrian part of Lincoln Road, 1229 Lincoln Road
– one of my all time favorite places for a quick bite to eat. they have great empanadas with many more veg options than is typical for an argentinian restaurant- corn, mushroom, spinach, tomato, etc. they also have facturas, pastries. their cafe con leche is great! a nice place to eat alone.

a rainbow of empanadas

August 21, 2008 § Leave a comment

Whenever I am in Miami, I go to Panizza almost every other day. It’s a great cozy Argentine place right off of Lincoln Road, and I love their empanadas. What’s great is that they don’t only offer the standard variety- chicken, beef, cheese- they also have caprese (tomato and mozzarella), spinach and ricotta, mushroom and cheese, and corn. Of course, for desert (or a sweet breakfast) they have facturas of all shapes, sizes, and flavors including ones filled with dulce de leche. Pair that with an espresso or cafe con leche and I am good to go (though, I prefer my facturas in the afternoon). They also have a full menu with a variety of other dishes and drinks including salads, pastas, wine and beer. I can’t help it, though, whenever I go, I order something from the case, which displays their empanadas and special pies, and while they are warming it up, I grab a basket full of facturas to take home.

While it’s great to go out and buy empanadas, I am sure it would be a lot more cost effective to make my own. I have made them before, but in searching for a new recipe, I came across this link which lists a rainbow of empanadas from many different country origins. I’ll keep you posted if I try any of the recipes.

at last . . . sunday brunch at 190

August 2, 2007 § Leave a comment

this is from an email blast send by alan hughes, of 190 restaurant:

(Enjoy it for me, since I won’t be able to be there.)

Brunch, Brunch, Brunch!!
Starting This coming Sunday August 5th
Brunch hours from 11am until 3pm
Brunch menu is a la carte… come and have some
Ackee and Saltfish!, Mimosas, Homemade Pancakes…. we have international newspapers, great music and the Brunch is Kid friendly
Reservation caller number 4 number gets free brunch for two!!

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