Rice House of Kabob's signature sumac sauce is known for its versatility—so much so that several customers want to buy it by the gallon. The coveted marinade was invented by Ali Shabani, one of the restaurant's four founding brothers, and seems to complement almost any item on the Persian menu. By seasoning char-grilled chicken, sirloin, shrimp, and vegetables, it serves as one of two constants in the kitchen. The other, of course, is rice—the family describes it on the website as "the world's ultimate comfort food" and lays it as a base for several platters, including housemade falafel and combination meals of ground-sirloin kubideh and charbroiled tenderloin.
From the vegetarian dishes to the pan-seared tilapia wrap, every item is prepped from all-natural ingredients. The culinary team arrives early in the morning to slice the preservative-free eats, which they always cook to order instead of reheating them beneath lamps or the smoldering gaze of Yosemite Sam.
With over 30 flavors of wings, Hurricane Grill and Wings can satisfy any and all taste buds. The setting is a relaxed beach atmosphere, where a hearty slew of appetizers, entrées and sides expand the offerings well beyond the wings. Further tropical touches invade the menu in the form of stone crab dip, grilled mahi-mahi, fried shrimp and grouper tacos, though most folks opt for mix-and-match plates that include wings and plenty of dipping sauces. A run of available hot sauces helps to liven up the menu, including a hurricane and roasted garlic inferno version sure to make a few eyes water.
Deemed by the Miami New Times to have the Best Exotic Frozen Desserts in 2009, Via Veneto Gelato serves up oodles of distinctly flavored gelato and confections to sweet tooth collectives. Score a small dish ($4.59), large dish ($5.50), or sugar cone ($4) packed with 1 of more than 40 frozen flavors such as almond chocolate, Nutella, or tiramisu gelato. The three-scoop waffle cone ($4.99) comes stacked with a toothsome trio such as lychee, pistachio, or Super dulce, which pairs a heroic dulce de leche with chocolate-chips sidekicks to fight against bland, soft-serve foes. Sorbets such as blackberry, mango, and passion fruit nest deliciously in a cup cone ($3.25) and fat-free, sugar-free Doppiozeros such as coconut and strawberry can be whisked out of the establishment in bambino ($2.80), giovani ($3.95), or signor ($6.95) to-go containers. The confectionery also crafts cakes and offers snacks for dessert diners looking to thaw out their palates.
Selva's Cake Designers helps customers celebrate wedding feasts, quincea?eras, baby showers, and other landmarks with handmade cakes and cupcakes. Layers of sweet buttercream frosting cover traditional multitiered wedding cakes or sculpted fondant creations such as an edible guitar, flowers, and tequila bottles. The skilled confectioners and bakers at Selva's work hard to make their clients' dreams come true, even if those dreams involve devouring a cake meant for 20 people all by yourself.
Under its former name Che Tano, Los Tanitos made an indelible impression on the Latin American neighborhood where it resides. Perhaps that's because, while its operating philosophy is simple?serve quality food honestly and courteously?the flavors of its Argentinean food are as complex as a word search written in hieroglyphs. Two decades under the Che Tano name proved that much. Even though Los Tanitos has passed into the hands of a new generation, the game-changing cuisine remains the same.
The best place to look for proof is still its menu. Sandwiches and caprese salad, sopas and empanadas, and grilled Angus steak and chorizo?the options go on almost endlessly. Which means the menu holds something suitable for every taste and some light reading if conversation dies.
Edible Arrangements' boxes combine the richness and euphoric properties of chocolate with the juicy deliciousness and nutritional soundness of fruit. The Edible Arrangements geneticists have relinquished the chocolate-fruit hybridization task to a skilled team of dipping artists. These creative connoisseurs hand-dip fresh fruit in gourmet semi-sweet chocolate and then nestle each finished piece in its compact, boxy bed. Several $25 boxes are available, including choices from Edible Arrangements' mélange of fruit. Anjou pears, pineapples, strawberries, and other tempting treats are available under a darkened drizzle and can easily sate cravings without sacrificing allegiances to Mother Nature or Mother Nature's husband, Father Fragrance.