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Most of the time, deviled eggs are pretty straightforward. Chef Will Biscoe bucks this trend by offering to accessorize his deviled eggs with a scoop of decadent Osetra caviar normally reserved for the ocean's wealthiest dolphins. This adventurous streak is evident throughout the El?eat Restaurant & Lounge's menu, which is full of what the Biscayne Times calls "unpretentiously upgraded multicultural comfort foods."

Four Disparate Dishes

Braised short ribs spend seven hours simmering before being plated alongside cheddar grits Aromatic garam masala lends savory spice to the salmon tagine's chickpea stew with lemon and tomato
After dredging avocado wedges in cumin-seasoned breading, chefs fry the fritters, then add a sweet and spicy sauce A croissant bun cradles the 8-ounce Black Angus burger's patty of ground brisket, chuck, and short rib

A Glance Inside

Extravagant lighting creates an eye-catching look in all of El?eat Restaurant & Lounge's dining areas. Strands of crystals form glowing, chandelier-like orbs above the bar, casting wavy patterns onto the white linen-clad tables nearby. In the lounge section, a walk-in-closet-sized display case glows against the wall, drawing diners' eyes to the wine bottles suspended on the racks just beyond the glass doors.

3207 NE 163rd St.
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Created 15 years ago by gourmands from Peru and Costa Rica, El Gran Inka's only three US locations serve up a menu of fresh Peruvian cuisine featuring influences from Spain, Japan, and Italy. Since its inception, the restaurants have charmed diners across Central America and the United States with an impressive culinary and cultural celebration of Peru. The menu presents a contemporary twist on traditional cuisine, plating tangy ceviches, flavorful seafood stews, and tender cuts of sauce-draped meat on elegant plates. As guests sip cocktails made from exotic South American fruits and spirits or mingle over plates of succulent sea bass, the classy saxophone wails of jazz riffs and the ancient dead language of scat singing serenade audiences on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays.

3155 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach,
FL
US

Siam River Thai & Sushi’s masterful chefs animate years of experience when whipping together authentic Thai eats cataloged on the extensive menu. Blending Chinese and Indian delicacies, a lunch platter of meat and broccoli pad ke mow ($7.95) invites teeth to a flavor fete, and a dinner sampling of the Pirate Boat—brimming with a mixed seafood blend and old-fashioned Thai herbs ($16.95)—tempts even the most placid palates to bellow vociferous encomiums. Sautéed duck with wild basil backstrokes in a pool of chili and hot-pepper waves ($18.95), and colorful Japanese sushi creations, such as the Miami Hurricane roll with crab meat, cooked shrimp, and cream cheese ($7.50), high-five lonely tonsils. Siam River also weighs down plates with curry, noodles, misplaced dumbbells, and rice dishes.

3455 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach,
FL
US

Sports Grill has perfected the recipes for its seven signature chicken wings over the course of a quarter century. Such culinary expertise fills the menu, from barbecued baby back ribs to philly Sports steak sandwiches with peppers and cheese. There's even seafood including a blackened fish fillet sandwich. The staff also serves beer and wine in front of major sporting events, which Sports Grill broadcasts across 17 flat-screen TVs.

2995 Northeast 163rd Street
North Miami Beach,
FL
US

Cafe Bambini combines stimulating play centers for children with a relaxing café for caretakers. Children frolic with no time limit in any of five areas designed to foster group play and creativity. Centers devoted to science and discovery, dramatic play, and areas with building materials and blocks all invite children to explore the backcountry of their imaginations. The Active Corner inspires climbing and extreme high-fiving, and the Dress Up & Princess Corner encourages make-believe with a variety of costumes.

3073 Northeast 163rd Street
North Miami Beach,
FL
US

Yakko-San: A User's Guide

Sushi Bar | Award-Winning Japanese Cuisine | Hot Pot Dishes | Local Seafood | Late-Night Happy Hour

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: crispy bok choy with a garlic-soy dressing
  • Sushi: Hamachi Tataki Jalapeño roll with eel, avocado, and tempura flakes
  • Entree: tofu steak topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms
  • Drink: choose from the selection of midrange and premium sakes

    Vocab Lesson
    Bok choy: this vegetable looks like a thick stalk of celery with a white stem and large, green leaves; it's also known as chinese white cabbage.
    Nabemono: Japanese meals that are cooked in a pot of broth or oil at your table. These one-pot meals are usually placed in the center of the table and eaten family-style.



    Inside Tips

    • If you want one of the nabemono meals—sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, or yosenabe—you'll need to make a reservation a day in advance, as the restaurant needs time to order the ingredients.
    • For an affordable nightcap, head to the Yakko-San's nightly happy hour (11 p.m.–3 a.m.). Pair the drink with an order of kimchi pork, which Esquire magazine called one of the best late-night dishes in the country.
    • There's plenty on the menu to satisfy vegetarians, including tofu and eggplant in miso sauce, vegetable tempura, and a meat-free sushi roll.

      If You Can’t Make It, Try This: If you want faster service, including takeout and delivery, head to Yakko-San's sister restaurant, Hiro's Sushi Express (17048 W. Dixie Highway).

3881 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach,
FL
US

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