University Chicken Grill's diverse staff—including a Nicaraguan cook, a Haitian grill-master, and Cuban-American owners—combines its culinary cunning to make a menu of fast food that doesn't skimp on quality. Chicken chops include the Hurricane Chop ($8.99 for full size), a marinated chicken breast topped with lettuce and tomatoes and served on a bed of yellow rice, and the Fricassee Chop ($7.99 for full size), which fricassees chicken in tomatoes and herbs, and serves it atop white rice. Diners preferring to leave their chops in the Dojo District can opt for several grilled-chicken plates, including a quarter dark-meat chicken breast ($6.69 with two sides) or a half white-meat chicken ($10.69 with two sides). University Chicken Grill also offers its marinated meats in wrap form ($8.49+ with two sides), with a savory slate of sides ($2.29 for small size) available for support, including sweet plantains and sautéed mushrooms.
The cuisine team at Smoke't Southern Kitchen & Tap prints a menu chock full of barbecue descriptions and a thirst-quenching arsenal of beer and wine. The kitcheneers cook the barbecue brisket for 18 hours to honor the flight duration of Apollo 11 ($15.75). A half rack of slow-roasted baby back Miami ribs ($15) makes a meaty companion for a 16-ounce Blue Moon ($7), 1 of 12 draft beers, while the dry-rubbed pulled pork, which is enveloped in a seasonings and spices and slow smoked ($15.50), companions a glass of Primaterra pinto grigio ($7), which, like the Ferrari and the Ferris Bueller's Day Off script, was imported from Italy.
The chefs at GO!Bento fill traditional Japanese-style bento boxes with entrees and sides from Chinese, Thai, and other Asian cuisines. Bento boxes in sizes from the petite Go! Ninja to the hearty Go! Sumo mingle pad thai, honey-garlic chicken, lo mein noodles, and steamed pot stickers. GO!Bento also riffs on hot dogs with katsu-fried franks, avocado, and spicy mayonnaise. The kitchen team coils specialty sushi rolls such as the BFF, whose circumference of tuna, salmon, and whitefish is measured in friendship bracelets. Branching out from their core competency of savory seafood, the staff also drizzles donuts with condensed milk and green-tea ice cream to round out the menu.
At Bollywood Masala, Chef Ray's goal for each day is to bring the diverse, nuanced flavors of India to those looking for a quick meal to-go. He achieves this feat by wrapping up traditional Indian staples?such as paneer, tandoori chicken, and lamb kabobs?into a fluffy roti or paratha bread, so they can be carried or handed off to a relay teammate. He also adds these house-grilled and spiced meats to beds of basmati rice or mixed greens to create meals that are both portable and healthy. The flavors of Indian spices are complemented by any of the four house chutneys, which range from sweet and spicy, as in the red chili chutney, to herby, like the chutney made with mint, cilantro, and green chilies.
Shula's 347 Grill is named in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula, the winningest Coach in NFL history, with 347 victories! Shula's 347 Grill follows a long line of successful restaurants, all founded on the same famous tradition of Shula's Steak Houses.
A well-timed dose of cupcakes can make a dull winter bright, bring a smile to the face of a child, and even play a pivotal role in diffusing tensions during an XYZ Affair. Resolve your own diplomatic crisis by appeasing your sweet tooth with today's Groupon. For $6, you get a 12-pack of mini cupcakes from LA Sweets in South Miami, a $12.84 value. There is no purchase limit, so addiction is imminent. However, there is a limit of one redemption per visit to help curb any ensuing mini-cupcake dependency.