Head to China Restaurant in Miami and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
China Restaurant is serving up healthy meals packed with flavor.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at China Restaurant.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at China Restaurant, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Your tab at China Restaurant will usually run to about $30 per guest.
China Restaurant dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
So treat yourself to some tasty fried rice and egg rolls at China Restaurant and leave feeling full and satisfied.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Prime 112 Restaurant in Golden Beach.
Prime 112 Restaurant easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for extra special occasions.
Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Come hungry and leave happy! Deco Blue Restaurant & Bar in Golden Beach aims to please even the pickiest eater.
At Deco Blue Restaurant & Bar, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
Deco Blue Restaurant & Bar can be a bit pricey, so plan accordingly.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Deco Blue Restaurant & Bar — they're open for all three meals.
Sit down to some Thai-infused deliciousness at Ricky Thai Bistro, and add yet another sparkling review to the lengthy list of compliments.
At Ricky Thai Bistro, you can enjoy a bite to eat and bring your own beverages to wash your meal down.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Ricky Thai Bistro is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
Wifi is on the house at Ricky Thai Bistro, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Ricky Thai Bistro is ultra casual.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Ricky Thai Bistro will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Ricky Thai Bistro.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Ricky Thai Bistro.
Expect your bill at Ricky Thai Bistro to come in at around $30 per person.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
So if you want your Thai with a side of five-star reviews, head to Ricky Thai Bistro.
When pad thai is on the mind, get comfortable with the highly-rated fare at casual Ricky Thai Bistro.
Ricky Thai Bistro's Thai cuisine has something for everyone's taste, taking the drama out of eating out.
If you're seeking some creative and tasty Thai food in the area, look no further than the highly-rated Ricky Thai Bistro.
Fans of Steves Pizza make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Steves Pizza's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Families will feel right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Steves Pizza is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Steves Pizza, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
You can't reserve a table at Steves Pizza, so be sure to show up early.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Steves Pizza — the dress code and ambience at this pizzeria are totally laid-back.
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
The pizzeria has catering services as well.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
Steves Pizza offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Everyone's talking about Steves Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Steves Pizza's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Steves Pizza has to offer.
So gather up your friends and family and head on over to Steves Pizza for a night filled with pizza and fun.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Steves Pizza is well worth every penny!
So head on over to Steves Pizza and send your taste buds on a delicious trip to Italy.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Piccolo Pizza and More's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Those with dietary needs will appreciate the vegan, gluten-free and low-fat meal options at Piccolo Pizza and More.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
The patio tables outside of Piccolo Pizza and More are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Access the Internet free of charge via Piccolo Pizza and More's complimentary wifi.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Piccolo Pizza and More, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Piccolo Pizza and More will ensure that it is delicious.
This pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Piccolo Pizza and More and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Piccolo Pizza and More.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Piccolo Pizza and More since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Piccolo Pizza and More is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
So when you need a quick solution for lunch or dinner, stop by Piccolo Pizza and More and enjoy a hot and tasty pizza.
The Food Truck phenomenon has spread like wildfire across the country and Miami is no exception. Just over a year ago, Miami had approximately 50 trucks on the road and now that number is approaching 100 or more. Food Trucks roam the streets of Miami solo or roar into rallies from South Miami all the way up to Palm Beach County almost every day of the week.
Latin Burger and gastropod were some of the first trucks on the road and the pioneers of the Food Truck frenzy in Miami. BTTR - short for Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up - is the most longstanding Food Truck rally and began in 2009. Every Tuesday night, you are sure to find 15-20 trucks in front of Johnson and Wales University, slinging their food for crowds.
Everyone is sure to find something at BTTR to tickle their palate - how about a Bubble Tea from Boba Station? My favorite is the lychee slushie with orange pearls - bursts of fruit and sweet that leave you craving just one more (technically, I had one more plus since I also had to sample the Papaya and the Black Milk Tea).
The Bubble Tea is perfect to wash down a true eyes-roll-to-the-back-of-your-head favorite - the Grilled Blue and Bacon (crisp bacon with creamy blue cheese and green onion on sourdough bread). This sandwich, along with several other signature snacks, come hot and melting off the grill of Ms. Cheezious® - may I recommend the Crabby Cheese Melt or the Swiss and Guava special?
But you can’t stop there. Food truck rallies are not about stopping at one truck. The siren song of El Rincon del Coqui is calling you to come and sample a huge, flavorful Tripleta Sandwich, Puerto Rico's famous three meat sandwich. It comes complete with incredible sauce and crispy potato sticks. Bring friends - this is a monster, must-share sandwich.
If fish tacos are your indulgence of choice, check out Purple People Eatery which has a crispy Miami Mahi taco topped with chipotle mayo and pineapple-jalapeno salsa. Another option is Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burgers - a quick bite and make sure you request some of the house hot sauce!
Porkalicious has more bacon, pulled pork, marinated pork, grilled pork and chicharrones than any other truck I have seen. They even have you covered with bacon ice cream for dessert!
And if dessert is what you want, then dessert is what you get. For those that have the stomach for it, the Krispy Kreme shake and/or Nutella shake from Big Kahuna are the dessert waves to ride. Donuts. In a Shake. Think about that.
Fireman Derek has scrumptious sweets - chocolate flan, pie pops and award-winning Key lime pie. Cupcakes may be more your style and Clarabelle’s Cupcakes gives a great selection, including a Lavender Cupcake with Lavender icing! Shaved ice may be the perfect solution to cool off as well but if you are looking for me, you can find me at the Bubble Tea truck … sampling. Again.
Other standup weekly food truck rallies include Young Circle in Hollywood on Mondays, BTTR on Tuesdays, and Bayfront on Wednesdays - Come hungry!
For calendars and locations of the Miami Food Truck rallies - check out: South Florida Food Trucks.
Nightly crowds with appetites fueled by drinks and dancing used to overwhelm street vendors around Havana's nightclubs in their search for hearty food, prompting cooks to invent a simple snack that combined salty, sweet, and sour flavors in each bite. Named for their popularity around midnight, medianoche sandwiches typically layer roast pork, sliced pickles, and swiss cheese between two gently toasted pieces of yellow egg bread. Although these late-night staples hail from Cuba, they've made their way to a number of much-lauded Miami-area eateries.
Islas Canarias: The chefs incorporate some international flavors, but their faithfulness to Cuba's most iconic dishes earned it Miami New Times' award for Best Cuban Restaurant in 2011. In addition to importing sausages and other cured meats for their sandwiches, the café's chefs also carry on culinary tradition by making medianoche sandwiches until as late as 11 p.m.
Puerto Sagua: Frommer's called this venerable diner "one of the most reasonably priced places left on the beach for simple, hearty fare." Its doors remain open until 2 a.m. every night of the week, inviting passersby to stop in for a quick bite before continuing their revelry.
Versailles Restaurant: Originally founded in 1971, the restaurant prides itself on being a hotspot for Miami's Cuban community. 3 Guys from Miami describes this sense of history, saying, "the restaurant is a lot like the Cuba of old—loud, boisterous, and full of excitement, just dripping in Cuban patriotism." Golden-brown medianoche sandwiches continue emerging from the kitchen until as late as 4:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop: Although its doors close long before sunset, the Zagat-rated eatery defies tradition by still featuring a medianoche sandwich. Food & Wine magazine emphasized the shop's authentic Cuban ambience in 2004, saying, "the Formica benches and loud Spanish chatter make you feel that you are, as the locals say, not far from America."
There are a lot of factors that go into making a successful restaurant - partners that share a vision, culinary talent and creativity, a diligent and knowledgeable front of house and a concept that will take off. The Pubbelly group in Miami checks all of those boxes, plus has some of the most fun and exciting food that you want to eat over and over again.
Pubbelly as a group comprises four restaurants: Pubbelly Gastro Pub, Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi and, the newest, Macchialina. All of the partners are Chefs and Hospitality Professionals and, most importantly, they are hands on every single day. The vision and expertise (plus pure FUN!) of the partners make the Pubbelly restaurants a true culinary adventure.
One of our goals has been to complete the Pubbelly Crawl - a tour of all four of the restaurants and to sample their signature and seasonal dishes. We did it and our primary takeaway was - When can we go back?
Pubbelly Gastro Pub
There are no distractions from the menu at the Pubbelly Gastro Pub. Brick walls, wood tables and a neighborhood feel allow you to be comfy while perusing an inspired menu full of imaginative, reasonably priced plates. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu and steered us in the most delicious directions.
We oohed & aahed over the Dates avec Chorizo with goat cream and bacon and scooped forkfuls of the perfectly formed Housemade Gnudi with pumpkin and black lager jus. The signature McBelly slider is a must-have with a crunchy and flavorful kimchee and delicious barbecue sauce.
The wild plate that was surprisingly scrumptious was the Foie and Nutella. I am all about Foie anything, but the Nutella even gave me pause. Crispy toasts, melted Nutella and creamy, rich Foie mousse made this a mindblowing experience - the first bite is all about processing the rich ingredients. The second bite is pure heaven.
Pubbelly Gastro Pub has seasonal offerings as well as an occasionally changing menu - look for the Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks with potato foam (I am addicted!), horseradish cream, and caviar jus. It will complete your life.
When you think Barceloneta, you should think Catalan Bistro; a lively atmosphere, always busy and an open kitchen that allows you to see the innovative Chef Juliana Gonazalez at work. She never disappoints!
Service at Barceloneta follows along the same stellar path as Pubbelly Gastro Pub - the servers are full of information and happy to guide you through the menu according to your preferences. The Bistro Plates are my favorites. Barceloneta allows me to eat how I love to eat - multiple plates to share with each bite introducing a new flavor experience.
Dinner is a winding journey through dishes like the mandatory Barceloneta Pulpo a Feira - octopus, fingerling potato foam, pimento and chorizo (the best I have ever had); and the exquisite head-on Gambas con Chocolate - langoustines, garlic, sherry, and chocolate picada.
Don’t overlook the signature shishito peppers with candied walnuts resting on a scoop of Valdeon cheese or the mouthwatering Ensalada de Alachofa - baby artichokes, frisse, arugula, wheat berries, Serrano ham, and Manchego cheese finished with a truffle vinaigrette. Dessert is not meant to fill you up further, but rather sweep you away on clouds of salted caramel delight that are enhanced with chocolate crumbs and layers of raspberries.
In a complete departure from the Gastro Pub and Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi opened in October 2011; however, the Pubbelly brand is completely present in the decor, neighborhood conviviality and stellar service. The Pork Belly and Clams Sushi Roll could also be a giveaway (and a definite recommendation!).
Pubbelly Sushi is not your traditional sushi but experiential eating with intriguing combos. One of our favorite dishes is Tostones con Ceviche - hamachi ceviche served with fried plantains. The tang of the ceviche combined with the just-perfect mild crunch of the tostones will get me back again and again.
We stayed on the non-traditional path enjoying delights like the Maine Lobster New England Style roll (with Yuzu!) and the Southern Fried Soft Shell Crab with Kimchee, Mustard Slaw, and Shiso Ranch. The unusual combos make it so much fun to choose different bites from the menu!
Two of the must-try dishes (although there is not anything that we would not recommend so far!) are the Bigeye Tuna roll - spicy tuna, arroz Pegao, rocotto cream and sea salt and the Hamachi Jalapeno sashimi. Both are flavor explosions and both have the same result - you want to request another order, hoard it from your friends and eat it immediately.
Since I am a Northeast transplant, Macchialina felt a bit like coming home. It is the latest addition to the Pubbelly group and front of house and kitchen are under the deft Northeastern-influenced vision of owners Chef Michael Pirolo and General Manager Jennifer Chaefsky. They have created a neighborhood haven with a generous daily Happy Hour with Pizza and Peroni for $10, a menu filled to the brim with rustic Italian plates and servers that present the menu famously.
The motto on the menu is "Life is a combination of magic and pasta" (Federico Fellini) and the dish that brought the magic most particularly for me was the Beet Filled Mezzaluna - perfect al dente ravioli half moons filled with ricotta salata and topped with finely diced beets and brown butter and sprinkled with poppy seeds. Sublime, magical and unforgettable.
As I was waxing poetic on beets and mezzaluna, the Creamy Polenta with sausage ragu and cipollini arrived to distract and delight. Mounds of Broccolini al Cesare is compulsory - the toasted garlic and pile of deliciously dressed greens will change how you think about Caesar anything. Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs was satisfying and only lacking in that I wanted about 20 more of the meatballs.
To round off dinner, you must have the Tiramisu. The espresso granita and chocolate crumble is paired with a mascarpone pudding that can make you weep.
As with all of the Pubbelly restaurants, picking favorites is hard to do and I won’t even attempt. Each restaurant has something so unique to offer but always with the consistent Pubbelly stellar quality present.
Just when you think you have experienced something completely amazing, there is another plate, another dish, another experience. Ambiance, a distinctive vision, neighborhood comfort, and pocketbook friendly prices are all part of the adventure on the Pubbelly Crawl. I'm ready to do it again!