Chow Down on Cuban Cuisine at Doce Provisions

Serving up Cuban cuisine, Doce Provisions is located in Little Havana. The menu is creative and all the ingredients are fresh, flavorful, and locally sourced. Menu favorites include chorizo croquettes, ahi tuna toast, rock shrimp mac and cheese, steak and eggs, and little bird fried chicken, just to name a few. Doce Provisions also seves a wide selection of local craft beer and an extensive wine list.

Doce Provisions is the perfect spot for a night out. You can enjoy a tasty food, a delicious drink, and listen to live music. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday and brunch on the weekends. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, Doce Provisions doesn’t take reservations and has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Doce Provisions
541 SW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 452-0161

Explore the Cuisine of Venezuela at Doggi’s Arepa Bar

Doggi’s Arepa Bar, one of Miami’s favorite family-owned and -operated Venezuelan restaurants, will be your new favorite go-to spot for delicious and authentic food.

For the uninitiated, an arepa is a South American culinary tradition of baked maize dough, split to construct mouthwatering sandwiches that you’ll find yourself returning for time and time again. Doggi's serves over 20 kinds of arepas, made from recipes passed down through generations. Try traditional fillings like chicken, beef, and cheese, or go for the specialty Arepa Santa Barbara, made with marinated churrasco, tomato, avocado, and organic white cheese. Other Venezuelan specialties to try at Doggi’s include the grilled chorizo, empanadas, and cachapa, which is a traditional corn pancake topped with cream and cheese. End your meal on a sweet note with churros con dulce de leche or a rich chocolate torta.

Everything at Doggi’s is made from scratch to order with the freshest ingredients and highest quality meats for truly unforgettable dishes.

Doggi's Arepa Bar
7281 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 558-9538

Sustainably Sourced Seafood Meets Craft Beer at The Spillover

Located in Coconut Grove, The Spillover is the perfect place to eat locally sourced seafood, sip a cold beer, and listen to blues music while hanging out with your family and friends.

Known as Miami’s very first cider and mead bar, the restaurant specializes in sustainable seafood. Menu favorites include the Babagooey Burger, the Buffalo heirloom cauliflower, the Gulf shrimp mac and cheese, and the golden Bahamian conch strips. If you’re a beer lover, The Spillover is the place for you: the bar is always pouring a rotating lineup of ciders, sours, and meads,

The Spillover is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations and has both indoor and outdoor seating. You can dine-in or take your food to go.

The Spillover
2911 Grand Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 456-5723

Save Room for a Slice of Key Lime Pie at Joe’s Stone Crab

It’s all about the experience at Joe’s Stone Crab, a seafood establishment boasting some of the most decadent dishes in Miami Beach. Part of its well-known dining experience is the extreme wait, which can be upwards of an hour or two. That being said, very few reviewers say the wait wasn’t worth it. So grab a glass of wine from their extensive list and settle in to wait for one of the best meals you’ll have on Miami Beach.

Start with the creamy crab bisque, or the sweet, crunchy coconut shrimp. For the main course, pair your perfectly juicy crab claws with lobster mac and cheese for the ultimate meal. If you’re not into seafood, the signature fried chicken comes with rave reviews. You must end your meal with a slice of the crowd-favorite key lime pie!

If you’re in the mood for a more casual setting, try Joe’s Take Away right next door. This sector of the restaurant boasts the same delightful cuisine with less wait and a more relaxed atmosphere. They offer some of their own specialty dishes like the lobster Reuben.

Joe’s Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365

Happy Hour Is Offered Twice a Day at Miami’s Beaker & Gray

If you’re looking for a new cozy date-night place with a flair, Beaker and Gray should be at the top of your list. Located on North Miami Avenue, Beaker and Gray places emphasis on quality food and service that won’t easily be forgotten.

This tapas-style restaurant offers a globally inspired menu with a wide selection of dishes made for sharing and sampling. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savory, there is a plate for every palate. Favorites of many are the decadent pumpkin gnocchi with pork rib or the larger plate of mussels and clams with chorizo. Pair your meal with a perfectly crafted cocktail, made with some of the most unique ingredients you’ll see anywhere.

Happy hour allows you to save a couple bucks on this delicious fare not once, but twice a day, with a late-night happy hour as well. Visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday for a menu full of $5 bites and beverages.

Beaker & Gray
2637 N Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 699-2637

Save Room for Dessert at Miami’s Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

When you step in the door, you won’t be sure if you’ve entered an art gallery or a dining room at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant boasts dining rooms with high ceilings and walls covered with sketches, colorful murals, and massive paintings hung throughout. The ambiance is fitting due to its location next to the Wynwood Walls attraction, which you can admire from the patio area.

As you see the plates come out of the kitchen, you’ll realize that the artistic theme translates to the food as well, with each plate crafted like a work of art. The menu is a fusion of different influences from Latin to Mediterranean, with a variety of large plates or small plates to share. Start with the shrimp ceviche with pineapple coconut sauce or roasted beets with Valencia orange and a champagne-honey vinaigrette. Larger plates range from seared duck breast with bok choy and miso ponzu sauce to braised short ribs with a red wine demi-glace. Those just scrape the surface- there is truly something for every palate.

Save some room for one of their decadent desserts like Latin misu, which combines traditional tiramisu with dulce de leche!

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
2550 NW Second Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 722-8959

Vero Italian Restaurant: Rustic and Authentic Cuisine in Miami

Vero Italian Restaurant in Downtown Miami is considered a hidden gem among Miami natives. Tucked away among the hustle and bustle of First Street, this go-to Italian eatery offers a laid back, rustic atmosphere with wine barrel tables, outdoor seating, and wood panel covered walls whimsically decorated with pasta machines.

The casual ambiance isn’t indicative of a bland menu: fresh pastas, original pizzas, and an extensive wine list bring diners in for lunch and dinner. The menu includes appetizers like fresh burrata and bruschetta, and the Diavolo Pizza is a spicy patron favorite.

Vero also offers free Wi-Fi for those looking to connect while they dine, and takeout for those on the go. Vero is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, until 10 p.m. Thursdays through Fridays, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

Vero Italian Restaurant
90 SE First Street
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 533-1357

Toro Toro: Swanky Sophistication in Downtown Miami

Located within the InterContinental Miami hotel, Toro Toro offers a uniquely chic and romantic atmosphere with low lighting and large communal-style tables. Upscale cocktails and an abbreviated menu are available at the bar. In the main dining room, a full menu of pan-Latin tapas and steakhouse favorites are brought out at a leisurely pace ideal for enjoying company and conversation. If you have a sweet tooth, the La Bomba is a crowd favorite with a unique presentation!

Toro Toro offers a weekday happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the $45 Sunday brunch with unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas was voted best brunch by the Miami New Times. Business casual attire is required if you’d like to check out this swanky spot. Don't miss the weeknight and holiday specials, like ladies’ night and the Easter Bunny brunch!

Toro Toro Restaurant
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 372-4710

Try Hot Dogs Like You’ve Never Seen Before at Sweet Dogs

Even if you consider yourself a bit of a hot dog connoisseur, you’ll find styles like you’ve never seen before at Miami’s Sweet Dogs. This creative eatery is tucked away in a nondescript strip mall setting, but it’s well worth the visit for its incredibly unique hot dogs and truly decadent desserts. The famous Dolphin dog is topped with grilled ham, bacon, melted mozzarella, pineapple and pepitas on top, while the FIU dog is made with Polish sausage and topped with a fried egg, sautéed onions, cream cheese, sauerkraut and jalapenos. If you can handle more food after ordering one of those jam-packed hot dogs, go for the homemade macaroni and cheese, which is always a favorite among the restaurant’s regulars. Top it off with an Oreo milkshake and decide for yourself whether or not Sweet Dogs has the best hot dogs in Miami.

Sweet Dogs
4749 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 448-4900

Pinch Kitchen: A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That

Roasted beets with confit cherry tomato, pickle fresno chiles, toasted hazelnuts, and chocolate. Creamy, light mushroom risotto. Ceviche swimming with local fish and shrimp, red onion and white corn, aji limo and leche de tigre, and served with yucca chips. These are just a handful of the inventive, unexpected dishes on the menu at Pinch Kitchen, where the chef/co-owners' motto is "small bites, big impact."

Using high quality, fresh ingredients, they craft small plates that make "big impact" on your taste buds, including the aforementioned. But you can also try the roasted organic carrots with tzatziki and mint, the Rhode Island bay mussels with andouille sausage in shellfish broth, or the eight-ounce grass-fed flat iron steak with house-crafted smoky chimichurri. Just save some room for the orange-chocolate souffle or the house-made baba aux rum cake with thyme gelato.

Pinch Kitchen
8601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 631-2018

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