Snackdown Semi-Finals: Coral Gables vs. Midtown/Design District/Wynwood
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Evidently, the charm of Domino Park and papas rellenas on every corner weren't enough for you. As a result, The Gables came out strong.
We'll highlight its newest implant, Eating House, once again because the hype has not subsided since it opened earlier this month. Gables patrons and visitors have all voiced their excitement with the eclectic pop-up's new-age takes on old school dishes (bone marrow ropa vieja, anyone?). The daily changing menu keeps our taste buds on their toes. But worry not, we're happy to note those chicken and waffles aren't going anywhere.
But that's not all Coral Gables brings to the table. Commenters left shout outs for favorites like Ortanique on the Mile. The new world Caribbean fare has eaters jumping out of their seats for more of that Hawaiian tuna tartare with bacon butter and West Indian style bouillabaisse. Slightly pricey, sure. But worth it.
Places like Christy's on Ponce de Leon Boulevard hands over the meaty goods of outright deliciousness (how do you like your steak? Rare? Medium?) and Cafe Vialetto on LeJeune Road offers tuna tostones... you just can't beat a sashimi tuna topped toston.
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The voice of reason spoke and knocked Aventura and North Miami Beach restaurants out of our competition. But not without leaving behind a suitable candidate for this semi-finals round. Some of you even said the Midtown/Design District/Wynwood part of town is "the absolute best culinary scene in town."
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink calls the area home. The simple concept and crazy good food is what keeps everyone going back. The menu changes often so as long as you're not a weekly visitor, you're bound to try something new every time. Disappointment is never served though. You'll have to look elsewhere for that.
Fans of Joey's go nuts for their pastas but man oh, man, let's talk about those handmade pizzas. A pizza carbonara with bacon, eggs and asparagus hits the spot every time. So does the diavola with spicy salami. Drooling yet?
Let's put it this way, as long as you have the three main men behind your palate, you should be good. So far we have Michael, Joey, now we'll introduce Jimmy, a Wynwood favorite. Simple, fresh and good are always on the menu at Jimmy'z Kitchen. It's part bistro, part brasserie, all delicious.
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