I have been going to Toni’s Sushi Bar for many years. In my opinion, it’s one of the best Japanese restaurants in South Florida. The dishes are all fresh and the staff is very friendly. Even though it is located in South Beach, it doesn’t have the “South Beach vibe”. No loud music, no pretentious staff or patrons, no fuss. Just good quality Japanese food in a vibrant environment. Continue reading
I am happy to report that the fourth installment from the Pubbelly group is absolutely delicious! I have been twice already this month and can say with absolute certainty that right now this is my favorite of the group for one main reason: the steak tartare sliders (pictured above). Toasted buttered salted buns filled with crispy skinny fries, a hint of truffle, parmesan cheese and a perfectly seasoned steak tartare… To me it was this amazing taste explosion that wasn’t too overpowering or too much of anything, it was just perfect. Ummmm…anyway, I have obviously gotten a little carried away there, so let’s move on to the other delicious dishes we tried!
I absolutely love Chinese food. Not takeout, but real, authentic Chinese food. My mother and her side of the family is Chinese (with a bit of German), and I grew up surrounded by this magnificent culture and delicious cuisine. I was very fortunate to have had a grandmother who cooked Chinese food for us and who luckily passed on her wonderful gift to my mother. My all-time favorite is home cooked Chinese food, but when that’s not available, I have some local spots that can satisfy my cravings.
I had heard of Dylan’s Candy Bar but had never been to one. I thought it was just like any other candy store, only slightly more famous because Dylan happens to be Ralph Lauren’s daughter. One sunny Saturday I was walking around Lincoln Road after breakfast when I came across its newest location, which took over the old Ghirardelli corner. We decided to check it out and were instantly greeted at the door with these little cups that looked like mini ice cream sundaes, only the red stick in the middle wasn’t a spoon, it was a mini straw. Not being able to resist anything that has caramel on it, I took one and wow, I was so caught off guard, this was like nothing I had ever tasted before!
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar is a wonderful restaurant with farm-fresh ingredients, delicious Southern cooking and magnificent cocktails. I had been there before for lunch and dinner, but never for breakfast/brunch. Having heard great things about their brunch, I decided to give it a try.
If you haven’t eaten at Pubbelly, you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s an amazing “gastropub” located in Miami Beach, in the Purdy area. Pubbelly is the original restaurant, and following its successful opening, more restaurants from the same group have sprung up: Pubbelly Sushi, Barceloneta, Macchialina and most recently, PBSteak. I have eaten at all except PBSteak, which just opened this month.
Pubbelly, like most of the restaurants in the group, serves its dishes on small plates, so it’s a great place to try many dishes. In September I went with five friends and we experienced a culinary feast!