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The greatest of meats are paired with sauce sidekicks, slaying the bland and defending the savory. Q's meats are prepared in an authentic Texas-built Bewley pit roaster or infused with woody goodness in an on-site smoker. Pay tribute by plunging face first into a platter of pulled pork with Texas toast, cole slaw, and beans ($16.95), or by cracking open the crispy skin of a brined, glazed whole chicken ($18), topped against every law of decency with sides such as fried okra and cheese grits (both $6). Tip back a three-bourbon Qhattan with cherry and vermouth ($9) or a 13-ounce glass of Shiner Bock ($7) amid the pleasant aural aroma of live tunes on the weekend, or sneak to the back for a wee dessert of buttermilk shortcakes ($7) and a full rack of dry-rubbed pork spare ribs ($24).

4029 N Miami Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Ryan Martin likes to play with his food, not because he's bored with it, but because he's passionate about it. As the chef at 180? @ the DRB, he employs everything from blowtorches to liquid nitrogen, all in the name of gastronomy. Soon, he?ll be introducing a small-plates menu that utilizes molecular gastronomy in each dish. For now, try the chef's casual menu, which features some of his favorite ingredients and techniques.

The Anti-Griddle

Instead of searing food, the Anti-Griddle flash-freezes it instantly. The restaurant uses this tool for a mixed-green salad topped with candied peanut and frozen rice wine vinaigrette, which melts slowly atop the greens.

Liquid Nitrogen

Every day, the chef and his staff craft ice cream to order using liquid nitrogen, which freezes bases instantly without using binders or additives.

Dehydration

?It?s one of the oldest techniques,? Ryan said. He even uses it to make garlic and onion powders for the eatery, evidence that he takes the term ?from scratch? very seriously.

Candied Bacon

Marrying two culinary favorites, candied bacon pops up in several dishes at 180? @ the DRB, including its grilled-cheese sandwiches and tuna tataki. The sweet and savory treat can even be ordered by the slice.

255 NE 14th St
Miami,
FL
US

The kitchy décor of Bavarian clocks, Christmas lights and antique prints gives the small Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus a cozy local neighborhood eatery feel, with a slightly upscale turn. This sense of ease is also expressed through owner Alex Richter’s generous portions of Bavarian comfort food, which includes hearty and often starchy entrées, mixed with more delicate appetizers and a little bit of beer and wine. The menu’s concentrated offerings include several types of schnitzel, spaetzle (a German pasta), bratwurtsts, Bavarian pretzels and goulash. All of the accoutrements are in place, of course, meaning that your blue-and-white clothed tabletop will soon be littered with mustards, sauerkraut and more. The walls are decorated with bric-à-brac and eclectic framed photos, which are fun to examine from your seat as you sip imported German beers and estate wines.

1085 NE 79th St
Miami,
FL
US

After more than 40 years, the Hard Rock Café restaurant chain is still rocking and rolling, and this Miami outpost’s position at the Bayside Marketplace keeps it thronged with passersby and gawkers looking to get a glimpse of the memorabilia held inside – or the spectacular views of the bay. Outside tables are preferred by many, though the dim interior manages to light up with old guitars, autographed photo prints and other bits of hard rock memorabilia. This isn’t the place to go for a healthy meal, but fun, relaxed dinner entrées and overloaded lunches make for a filling once-in-a-while experience. Guests can dine on everything from nachos, wings and potato skins to burgers, salads and hefty plates of chicken. Desserts are equally as dangerous, and often come laced with decadent chocolate.

401 NE 103rd St
Miami Shores,
FL
US

Though the menu at Top Burger may be simple, the chefs believe the preparation speaks for itself. Classic burgers, chicken sandwiches, and all-beef kosher hot dogs are made to order and paired with American staples such as hand-cut sweet-potato or classic fries. To make the shop?s signature Black Angus burgers, chefs pat together and grill patties, then top them with premium ingredients such as applewood bacon, jalape?os, and blue cheese. Tall glasses of soda and hand-dipped milk shakes complete the shop?s retro diner feel.

109 NE 1st Ave.
Miami,
FL
US

From morning through evening, passengers motor to two main and seven remaining hotspots on Water Taxi Miami?s aquatic coaches. Watercrafts ferry riders to and from ports such as Miami Beach/South Beach Marina and Bayside Marketplace, the Mia Marina, where you can shop and dine.

401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami,
FL
US