Posted on October 05, 2018
Miami Eats- From Food Trucks to Fine Dining Checkout our
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Constantly recognized for its diversity, beaches, nightlife, and culture, Miami continues to evolve as acity. But now, the 305 has become known for something else, making the cut as a top “foodie city.”
Although through the years South Florida has boasted some great talent including Chefs Norman VanAiken, Michelle Bernstein, Douglas Rodriguez and Adrianne Calvo, Miami was never considered a topculinary spot on the map. For those who do follow the culinary scene, New York and Chicago havealways been favorites, with a plethora of local eateries and chef concepts including Michelin ratedrestaurants.
Today, the culinary scene is exploding. Many credit the food truck movement, for exposing a lot of new chefs and food concepts. Others credit once dilapidated areas of the city becoming popular
If food trucks are your thing, there are a lot of to choose from in Miami. But our friends over at@BurgerBeast have a great handle on this and always showcase the top trucks in town. The “Beast” SefGonzalez hosts “Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Trucks at Magic City Casino”. The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival is Florida’s longest running event featuring Food Trucks (since March 2011). It happens every 3rd Saturday of the month from 5-10PM at Magic City Casino www.burgerbeast.com.
450 NW 37th Avenue, (near the Miami Airport)
Another fantastic option is over at The Wharf. Located on the bend of the Miami River, this 33,000 square foot pop up special event space has food trucks on site from Thursday through Sunday including:Cracked by Chef Adrianne, La Santa Taqueria, Mojo Donuts, Sweet Melody Ice Cream, OG Ceviche byChef Douglas Rodriguez, and Spris Artisan Pizza. With live music, DJs, and even doggie events, you can enjoy your food in a hip, outdoor space. www.wharfmiami.com.
114 SW North River Drive, Miami, FL33130
Many would agree it’s hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of restaurants in Miami. One thing is for sure, if you are looking for a great place to take a date, celebrate something special, close a deal or pop the question, there are many locations that offer over the top experiences, as well as amazing ambiance. Here are a few eateries run by some talented young chefs. With so many great ones to mention, we selected six of our faves.
FINKA Table and Tap
Chef Eileen Andrade: FINKA Table and Tap (Great for drinks, a date or group. Greatcocktails/mixology. Always crowded so make a reservation).
14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175
Chef Adrianne Calvo: Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar (Dimly lit spot great fora special occasion or dinner with the other half. Great California wine selection. Reservations required).
11510 SW 147th Ave, Miami, FL 33196
Chef Michael Beltran: Ariete (Great spot to go for a lunch date, or with the fam. ProgressiveAmerican fare & classic cocktails in a modern farmhouse-style setting).
3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Los Fuegos at The Faena Hotel
Chef Francis Mallmann: Los Fuegos at The Faena Hotel (The place was carefully set up to appealto all 5 senses. Incredible steaks. Great place for a date, group or celebration. Reservations suggested).
3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140