Phuc Yea, Fusion Vietnamese and Cajun

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Duck confit Vietnamese style

 

It’s increasingly difficult in Miami to find quality restaurants with ambiance, very good food, good service, and solid value. An exception is the MIMO section from the high 50’s to 70’s on Biscayne Boulevard. There are a number of my favorites there like Osteria Baiocco, Bar Meli, and O Munaciello. And now there’s a welcome addition to the list there – Phuc Yea, for fusion Vietnamese and Cajun cuisine. It’s an addition to a lot of  people’s list judging by its being almost full on a Wednesday night in May.

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A Day in Overtown: Where to Visit, Eat, Stay,and Entertain

Places to visit, where to eat, where to stay, entertainment, and the annual not to be missed event:  here’s your guide for a day exploring Overtown, one of Miami’s most historic areas. There’s no better neighborhood to find authentic soul food or experience an amateur night showcase that’s modeled after the historic Apollo Theater’s long-running one in New York City. And rivaling Wynwood’s famous street murals are those of the late artist Purvis Young, born in Overtown. The building façades and architecture harken back to the early 1900s when black performers played, ate and stayed here. A new B & B, too, a bargain at rates starting at $100 a night.
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Best Cheap Eats in Miami – Part 2

Judging by the number of page views, you loved the post on cheap places to eat in Miami. To find more of these hidden gems, I turned to Linda Bladholm who is a columnist for the Miami Herald on this very topic. As she says, cheap these days means affordable. Here are her exciting picks, from Korean and Trinidadian to Peruvian, Colombian hot dog joint, Serbian and more! All are family run, no big chains, where the emphasis is on home made food in no frills to smart spaces. Price point is $20 or less with no alcohol. This is Part 1 in a two part series. (For Karen’s earlier post, click here).
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Maska, Best Indian Restaurant in Miami

Miami has an exceptional new option for Indian cuisine thanks to Hemant Mathur , the first Indian chef in the US to get a Michelin star. Owner and Executive Chef Mathur of widely acclaimed Devi and Tamarind restaurants in New York City, has brought his contemporary Indian cuisine to Midtown Miami. I’ve been to India numerous times, and say without hesitation that Maska is the best Indian restaurant in Miami. It also has an adjacent eatery for Indian street food, takeout and eatin.
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Best Cheap Eats in Miami – Part 1

Cheap restaurants in Miami, here’s Part 2 in the series by Linda Bladholm who is a columnist for the Miami Herald on the topic. Here are more exciting picks, from rotisserie chicken and Indian to raw juice bar/Vegan, bakery and more. All are family run, no big chains, where the emphasis is on home made food in no frills to smart spaces. Price point is $20 or less with no alcohol.  For Part 1 click here.
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AD LIB, Tops in the Gables

AD LIB Coral Gables is unlike any other restaurant I’ve been to in Miami of late. It reminded me of the restaurant of an exclusive club of the low key, well heeled. The cuisine is delicious and refined under the direction of Chef Patrick Rebholz and two time James Beard finalist Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith. The service is quietly professional, decor comfortable and almost soothing, and we had no trouble having a conversation. A wonderful place for lunch with a deal too.
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