If Thai cuisine is your not-so-guilty pleasure, sample some (or all) of the delicious dishes diners can't stop raving about at Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar.
Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
This restaurant accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar cater for you.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
When only the best will do, treat yourself to the highly-rated Thai dishes at Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar.
So if you're a curry fanatic or peanut sauce lover, Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar takes casual Thai to the next level.
Make life easy with Thai food at Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar.
For traditional and innovative Thai food with endless flavor, head to Siam River Thai and Sushi Bar.
For fresh maki, North Miami Beach's Hiro's Yakko-San has got you covered.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Hiro's Yakko-San.
At Hiro's Yakko-San, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Hiro's Yakko-San, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Hiro's Yakko-San won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Hiro's Yakko-San's tasty dishes at your next party.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Hiro's Yakko-San's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Meals at Hiro's Yakko-San are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Hiro's Yakko-San is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hiro's Yakko-San's Japanese restaurant is simply divine, and you'll always leave satisfied. It's practically guaranteed!
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice’s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active—which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Vocelli Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this pizzeria — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Seating is readily available at Vocelli Pizza for those with large parties.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Vocelli Pizza's free wifi hotspot.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Vocelli Pizza.
You pup can accompany you to Vocelli Pizza, which welcomes dogs.
Vocelli Pizza doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit.
Vocelli Pizza offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Vocelli Pizza will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
If dining out is not on the agenda, this pizzeria offers delivery and pickup, too.
Drivers will jump with joy when they find out about the free parking in the lot next door.
Cyclists are in luck. Vocelli Pizza provides bike parking.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Vocelli Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Just because Vocelli Pizza is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Vocelli Pizza.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting Vocelli Pizza.
For a quick curry, North Miami Beach's Thai House II Restaurant is a great lunch or dinner spot.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Wifi access is totally free at Thai House II Restaurant, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Tables at Thai House II Restaurant are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Thai House II Restaurant.
Through their catering service, Thai House II Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
This restaurant offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space.
Worried about finding parking? Don't fret! Thai House II Restaurant is located near plenty of options.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Deep pockets not required! Thai House II Restaurant takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Thai House II Restaurant accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Make it easy with Thai food at Thai House II Restaurant.
So when you're craving the tastes and trends of Thailand, head on over to Thai House II Restaurant.
Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at Miami Ale House.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Miami Ale House's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Miami Ale House can seat both large and small groups.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Miami Ale House's complimentary wifi.
Between the music and the crowds, Miami Ale House's noise levels can be intense.
The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Miami Ale House.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Miami Ale House to have a bite of deliciousness.
Pay Miami Ale House a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Miami Ale House.
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!