56. Egg Salad BLT at The Daily Creative Food Co.

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56. Egg Salad BLT at The Daily Creative Food Co.

When Adam Meltzer opened The Daily Creative Food Co. in 2005, the surrounding area on NE 20th Street and Biscayne was not what it is today."There were vacant buildings and just a bunch of empty construction sites," Meltzer said. "It just was not pedestrian friendly, especially at night."

The Daily and other similar gourmet restaurants helped revitalize the area, spurring economic growth and a sense of safety and security. Their Egg Salad BLT ($8.25) had a lot to do with it. Served on buttered toast that is the perfect blend of soft and crispy, a heaping stack of their specialty egg salad sits under a layer of bacon topped with tomatoes, lettuce and a thin layer of mayonnaise.

"The protocol here is simple -- very large portions of very good quality ingredients," Meltzer said. "Most people take the other half home for an afternoon snack."

Granted, we may be a little partial to the newspaper theme, but The Daily proves to withstand even the toughest critics. With a solid crowd all day long peaking around lunch time, success has opened the possibility of expansion near the University of Miami campus in 2013.

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61. Spicy Scallop Roll at Toni's Sushi Bar
62. Chicken Tikka Masala at Bombay Darbar
63. Empanadas at Go-Go Fresh Food Cafe
64. Gabby's D'Lorean Burger and Tots at the Filling Station and Garage Bar
65. Pear Apple at The Federal
66. Carne Asada Fajitas at Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar
67. Tres Leches at Havana 1957
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69. Truffle Artichoke Soup at Villa Mayfair
70. Portobello Mushroom Sandwich at the Café at Books & Books
71. Grilled Wings at Shuckers Bar & Grill
72. Turkey and Prosciutto With Fresh Mozzarella at La Sandwicherie
73. Creamy Tahini With Hummus at Broken Shaker
74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers
75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at the Local
76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria
77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi
79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli
80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove
81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi
82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo
83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum
84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal
85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant
88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria
89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar
91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San
92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge
93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar
94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3
95. Egg Custard Tart With Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You
98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's
99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill
100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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Location Info

The Daily Creative Food Co.

2001 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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I am writing to express my profound frustration and disappointment with my July 18th lunch at The Daily Creative food. I went and call to order lunch with high expectations. Not only were my expectations not exceeded, they were not met. First, the food arrived a bit late, Second, we got sick from eating the food delivered to us. i do not know what it was but i throw up and i'm felling sick to my stomach. i called the restaurant, they started arguing with me saying :"I did a culinary school...you can not get sick from chicken or salad or anything you ate from our place". the other manager was accusing me, cursed me and said :f___ you so many times i had to shut the phone down. I WILL NEVER EAT AT THAT PLACE AGAIN. YOU SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU DO TOO. Sincerely, TJ


An outpost near the U would be great for business.

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