Cuisine Type: European-style
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
With more than 1,000 different types of cheese made within its borders, France is known as the cheese capital of the world. So naturally, it's the country from which The Cheese Course imports most of its inventory?75 types to be exact. These include brie de meaux, fromager d'affinois truffles, and roquefort, one of France's oldest cheeses and one that is still ripened in the same cool, damp caves of Combalou.
Of course, France isn't the only region represented at The Cheese Course. The European-style cheese shop introduces patrons to more than 150 artisanal cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Most of the cheese makers use the same cheese-making methods that have been passed down through their families for generations via email. The house cheesemonger guides patrons through the cheese-selection process and teaches them how best to serve each one.
The shop also shows off its wares in various bistro sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheese and the popular prosciutto di parma. This 14-month-aged, imported Italian meat gets its nutty flavor from the parmigiano-reggiano whey in the pig's diet.
Founded in 1935 as a high-end dairy manufacturer, Farm Stores accommodates time-efficient shoppers with its unique drive-through grocery-ordering system. Pull up a car or rocket-powered shopping cart at one of the 22 locations and inform a friendly staff member of grocery needs, then relax as he quickly retrieves it from the thousands of items in inventory. Model a loving marriage after the unending circles of bagels, or perk up mornings with coffee that's freshly ground by the heel of a giraffe. Though each location's stock is slightly different, all shops carry standard items such as eggs, milk, bread, fruit, magic beans, vegetables, and beer. Although online ordering is not available for this Groupon, regular customers enjoy the benefit of choosing items from Farm Stores’ website and designating a pickup time.
Back in the day, as customers trudged out of Home Depot—arms laden with buckets of paint for repainting the dining room or wooden planks for transforming their bike into a pirate ship—they would catch a whiff of sizzling steak. The source of the enticing aroma was the Kendall Latin Food stand, a cheerful little shack that sat directly adjacent to the Home Depot front entrance. Inside, servers whipped up Cuban-style sandwiches—delicious towers of crunchy bread and tender steak.
As word of the food stand spread across town, the demand for these sandwiches became too much for the tiny kitchen to handle. The chefs packed up their pans and moved to their own restaurant location, where they continue to whip up Cuban sandwiches and Latin specialties to this day. Each day, they pack their front counter with a colorful array of more than two dozen dishes, such as juicy ropa vieja beef, tangy imperial rice, and sweet bread pudding. Diners can pick out freshly made items by the pound, or opt for a daily meal plan to sample a new dish each day of the week.
For a quick Mexican meal, El Palacio De Los Jugos is a go-to option.
Take the kids along too — El Palacio De Los Jugos is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Need room for one more? Add another to your party — El Palacio De Los Jugos is great for large groups.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on El Palacio De Los Jugos' outdoor patio.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to El Palacio De Los Jugos.
El Palacio De Los Jugos offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Designed in the tradition of the European open-air marketplace, The Fresh Market is a premium food seller on Bayshore Drive in Miami. Here, customers will find organic and gourmet goodies to please even the strictest of foodies, with meat and fish requests cut to order – none of the pre-packaged stuff here. Butchers and fishmongers are even on hand to provide pairing suggestions or make cooking recommendations, and a wide selection of freshly-baked breads can round out any home-cooked meal. With locations throughout Miami and beyond, this vaulted warehouse-like space also offers wines, prepared dishes and an olive bar for anyone needing a quick bite. Long, wide and deep with only the best merchandise, the Fresh Market is a fantastic Coconut Grove alternative to larger, less healthful chain grocery stores.
Just because you're rushing doesn't mean you have to miss out on a delicious meal — Miami's Mao Fast Food will fill you up in a hurry.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Mao Fast Food.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Mao Fast Food with their charming outdoor seating.
Access the internet free of charge via Mao Fast Food's complimentary wifi.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Keep it casual at Mao Fast Food — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Or, take your food to-go.
For easy dining, Mao Fast Food provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
The grub at Mao Fast Food is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.