Where To Grab a Bite During the Miami International Film Fest
The main box office is located at the Regal South Beach Cinemas on Lincoln Road in South Beach. After picking up your tickets, head down Lincoln Road to Quattro Gastronomia Italiana. Opened in 2006, Quattro brings the taste of Northern Italy to the heart of South Beach.Your hosts? Identical twins Nicola and Fabrizio Carro from Alessandria in the Piedmont region. Bring your wallet, however, because the food is as expensive here as it tastes.
For a little cheaper outing, try Lincoln Road's more reasonable options like Van Dyke Café. Located in a dramatic building with ivy lining the entire side, patrons can enjoy the ambiance inside or sit under the umbrellas and people watch the many faces of Lincoln Road. The Festival Village will also take place on Lincoln Road every night of the MIFF and will feature free shorts, previews of Festival films and the likelihood that you might run into your favorite filmmaker. If you are in Miami Beach, you can get a discount with your ticket stub at 5 Napkin Burger, Altamare Restaurant, Books & Books and Meat Market.
The MIFF centers around the Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami, where most of the films premiere. Right around the corner from the Gusman is Sparky's Roadside Bar-B-Q, where you can find one of the best pulled pork sandwiches in town. Not in the mood for barbecue? Try the delicious Ozzi Sushi Bar, a reasonable sushi establishment that offers red tuna sashimi for just $3.50 and a California roll for only $2.50. Downtown partners with the MIFF include CLOS Bistro & Café and Largo Bar & Grill at Bayside.
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