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Art Basel or Food Basel?
Pace y.o.u.r.s.e.l.f. Art Basel is just around the corner and we know you’ll be overwhelmed. Between west & east coast out-of-towners, white tents popping up, a new convention center, galleries, and museums, we ask ourselves, where will you be eating?! Here’s where:
Stiltsville Fish Bar
Location: Sunset Harbour
Address: 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach
Stiltsville isn’t your typical fish bar. It a Miami fish bar. With Miami flair, local Miami fish, in a waterfront Miami neighborhood, yet maintains a homegrown charm with Jimmy Buffet and Jack Johnson tunes playing + warm hospitality. You’ll find some Southen and even Latin influences throughout the menu and your ‘must trys’ are: Oysters with a greenneck butter & charred sourdough, Buffalo Fish Wings, Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Butter Poached Lobster. As you are at a Fish Bar, ordering from the Daily Catch is a must. Yellowjack, Black Grouper, Golden Tile, and Mutton Snapper are just a few names that may show up on the rotating menu. Keep it causal during the day, you may even see folks heading in wearing shorts and sandals from the marina. For dinner however, this is when you can get a little dolled up and pull out that LBD (little black dress).
Address: 736 1st St, Miami Beach
The latest Nikkei restaurant to hit South Beach, opened its doors early November and we can’t wait to go back again…and again! A glowing onyx bar sets the scene for this eclectic SoFi culinary hotspot featuring a wide array of dishes that create the perfect mashup of Japanese and Peruvian flavors — think aji edamame and ceviche sakura. Their week-long happy hour makes it the perfect spot to hit up after work or before heading out to your next basel event. Whether you’re sipping on the Sakura Maru cocktail, digging into the tender lamb chops, or indulging in a sweet suspiro limeño, Sakura 736 is sure to provide a flavorful meal and awesome vibes.
Address: 28 SW 11th St, Miami
Check out the latest new spot for authentic Mexican tacos in Brickell. Pilo’s Tacos offers a great experience for those “taco-connoisseurs” who are looking for the ultimate Mexican cantina with great bites and good beer. Our favorites include: La Pilo (al pastor tacos), La Sangrona (commonly known in Mexico as La Costra), El Nopalito (for those who want to try something different – WITH CACTUS) and El Brody (for those Mahi lovers). Don’t forget to wrap up the evening with some churros!
Address: 180 NW 29th St Miami, FL 33127
The fine folks who brought us Alter are swooning our palates again with their new Chinese concept, Palmar. The Asian joint with a tropical vibe offers traditional dishes along with those that make you say, ‘Damn.. that’s good!’. Saturday & Sunday during Basel, Chef Junghyun Park from acclaimed New York City restaurant Atoboy will be cooking with Palmar’s Albert Diaz and wooing the 305 with a special 6-course menu. (link to tickets https://bpt.me/3190246). If dishing out for an exclusive Basel experience isn’t your jam, we recommend ordering the Kimchi, Crispy Eggplant Togarashi, Jasmine Smoked Ribs, and Dan Dan Noodles that will rock your Basel socks!
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Location: South Beach
Address: 101 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami’s first Top Chef winner has opened his first restaurant, and it is everything we could imagine and more! The space itself is modern and inspired, with a large window facing the kitchen for a perfect view of Chef Jeremy Ford and his team hard at work. The menu has a wide selection of raw dishes/snacks and meats/fish. The dishes are beautifully plated and presented, with a focus on herbs and vegetables. Our favorites: The Hawaiian Kajiki, the Umami Short Rib, and the Maine Lobster.
Location: Design District
Address: 3801 NE First Ave
If you’ve never heard of Roberta’s Pizza, you’ve probably never been to Bushwick, Brooklyn. This New York staple has landed in Miami as a pop-up serving Italian woodfire pizza. A limited menu is available with options including their Famous Original with tomato, mozzarella, caciocavallo, oregano and chili. It’s informal and seatting is available outside only. We think you’ll love it. Go check it out.
Address: 250 NW 23rd Street Unit 312
We welcomed 1-800-Lucky with open arms. The first Asian market on the block that brings an NYC ambiance to Miami. Encompassed with several Asian fusion vendors and delicious cocktails! Hungries we guaranteed you love munching on their dumplings, ramen, and poke all while sipping on their specialty cocktail – Baccarrat Bumble. 1-800-Lucky is the next hottest joint in town.
Address: 13601 SW 26th Street, Miami
If Basel isn’t your thing, venture off to Tamiami. Amelia’s 1931 from the same owners behind Finka Table & Tap offers an extensive beer selection and great wines to pair with their mouthwatering experimental dishes. With so many great bites, you’ll want to keep coming back for more and try everything thing on the menu! Top dishes include Peruvian Arroz con Pollo Fritters, Fried Sweet Chili + Kaffir Lime Shrimp and General Tso Alligator Fried Rice.