Mimi the Kitty Hearts Kingdom, and Other Revelations on the Court of Miami's Best Burger According to Epicurious
Here are some things you may not know about this MiMo "restaurant sports gallery" on the occasion of its royal commendation:
Brand spanking new grub
Tracy Hughes, the better half in this husband/wife team, has some recipes up her sleeve, too. In fact, she just sneaked some new items on the menu when chef and hubby Justin wasn't looking. "It's good you're here because we just printed up new menus," says Tracy when I break the news to her that the Epicurious piece is online. "I wanted to have some less expensive options for the neighborhood. Some folks come in and order fries, and you know it's because it's all they can afford. It was important to me to add some cheaper items to the menu." Not all of them are cheaper, but in addition to classic bar food fare like quesadillas and nachos "loaded the way you like them" with chicken, beef or three cheeses, there's now a $2 hot dog on the menu. Screw Best of Miami 2006, Best Bar Food. Kingdom's not about to step down so easy.
|Hot off the presses|
"With the digital changeover, a lot of people don't have the time or money to get the converter box," Tracy adds. "We have NFL ticket, so they can come in and watch the games."
|Mise en palace|
Ok, so king-of-the-grill-top Justin won't be divulging the ingredients in his special spice mix or barbecue sauce squeeze bottle any time soon, especially not if Tracy has anything to do with it. He did give us a peek more than most after some cajoling, though. We snapped up some rare pictures of the action in the kitchen as a queen burger came together. "They're made with tender loving care," Justin says.
|Preparing the throne|
Tracy's been caring for kitty cat Mimi ever since the original owner left her behind, about five years ago. Mimi sits patiently outside waiting for her daily order: proper cat wet food. When finished, this battle-scarred feline, no less lovable, sprawls out under a table on the patio to clean herself, holding court next to the king of the Biscayne jungle.
6708 Biscayne Boulevard
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Thurs - Sun 11:30 - 2 a.m.
|The queen is all hot and bothered, just the way we like her|
|A little bit of this, a little bit of that|
|Her crowning glory|
|Justin on guard with the queen|
|Ladies and gentlemen, may we present you Her Royal Highness|
|Mimi knows where it's at|