Over the Counter: Brickell's Grab-and-Go Gastropub

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Step up to the counter and order a burger or slider and perhaps a side salad or some charcuterie. Grab a craft beer and a seat, and your food arrives on oversize wooden cutting boards.

This is Over the Counter, or OTC for short. Father-and-son team John and Michael Sullivan opened the gastropub-style restaurant in early November on South Miami Avenue. The two worked with restaurant consultants David Napolitan and Ephraim Kadish, who have advised China Grill, Asia de Cuba, Blue Door at the Delano, and others. The kitchen is helmed by Tara Abrams, a former sous-chef at Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale.

The menu here is split into 11 sections, each with items priced around $10 and sized for sharing. A couple could make an ample dinner out of about four items.

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Zachary Fagenson
Short rib and Brie grilled cheese.
Short rib and Brie grilled cheese came as a big-kid rendition of the childhood classic. The meat was fall-apart tender, and Brie added plenty of tang. Other grilled-cheese choices include a goat cheese and bacon jam sandwich and a chicken Parmesan sammie.
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Zachary Fagenson
Foie gras mousse.

This has to be Miami's cheapest portion of foie ($8), the offal now banned in California. A dish arrived full of silky-smooth mousse but not enough bread on which to smear it all. It didn't have quite the livery punch you expect when you order foie. If you're not in the mood for fattened duck livers, you can opt for prosciutto or the always-over-the-top bone marrow.
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Zachary Fagenson
Israeli couscous.

OTC's Israeli couscous is a happy diversion from the traditional, bacon-heavy gastropub fare. An orange vinaigrette gives the dish a fresh pop that perfectly balances the Brie grilled cheese sandwich. Other popular health-conscious grains, such as farro and quinoa, can be had for $6.

 

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OTC: Over the Counter

1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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11 comments
asdsadad
asdsadad

Good spot for lunch, the chicken parm grilled cheese is the bomb! 

Ezekiel Angulo
Ezekiel Angulo

A little more info on the craft beer they carry would of been nice...

drealjavimoreno
drealjavimoreno

@cjm8222 @Lauraaaaaa_G baahhahaha exactly! Terrorist!

msterritt617
msterritt617

I really wanted to like it b/c the everything on the menu looks fantastic.  Had lunch (bacon onion grilled cheese and fries) there yesterday and it didn't blow me away.  Will go back and try some other items out and report on BrickGals.com!

drealjavimoreno
drealjavimoreno

@cjm8222 @_CristinaMarie yep. Old news. Gonna check it out this weekend. They took the chef from Micheal Genuwine..

AndrewStellar
AndrewStellar

@Short_Order Gotta give this place shot. Looks interesting.

Lauraaaaaa_G
Lauraaaaaa_G

@drealjavimoreno @cjm8222 well I don't trust you two!!!!

Lauraaaaaa_G
Lauraaaaaa_G

@drealjavimoreno @cjm8222 ::gasp:: yea you can!!!

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