Seven Best New Restaurants of 2012 In Miami

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Seafood chowder at the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions
6. The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions
In the Upper Eastside, in a strip mall, past a liquor store, and next to a health food shop, there is an American eatery serving up things like jar o' duck, Buffalo-style pig wings, crispy soft shell crab po'boy, and farmstead cheeses. Run by Aniece Meinhold, Alejandro Ortiz, and Cesar Zapata, this is the neighborhood joint known as The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions. Prices aren't cheap -- think $40 to $50 a person. But there are craft beers, good wines, and a tavern-like atmosphere. Picture good ol' wall-mounted taxidermy and mason jars. A notable addition to the neighborhood, indeed.

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Interior of Macchialina Taverna Rustica in South Beach
5. Macchialina Taverna Rustica
The Pubbelly team, composed of Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner, understands what Miami needs: mid-priced eateries with good fare, good beers, and good ambience. This year, the group called in Michael Pirolo (previously of Scott Conant's Scarpetta) and launched Macchialina on Alton Road. The menu features salumi, intriguing antipasti such as escarole salad with preserved lemon, pistacho and pecorino, and a selection of "pasta fatta in casa" -- fresh pastas like agnolotti del plin and, one of my favorites, cavatelli Macchialina (with meatballs, porchetta and, again, pecorino). The setting bespeaks good vibes, big city, and fun. And that's what this city is all about.

Location Info

Venue

Map

J&G Grill

9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Josh's Delicatessen and Appetizing

9517 Harding Ave., Surfside, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blue Collar

6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

My Ceviche

235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Macchialina Taverna Rustica

820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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28 comments
RaeWitte
RaeWitte

Congrats!!! @EpicuriousChic @TheFederalMia

HipPOPsTruck
HipPOPsTruck

@bluecollarmiami - congrats Danny - in our books you are #1!!!

MBrown
MBrown

Blue Collar and a Deli? That's what chef's cook on their days off. Why would you pay someone to cook food you can make at home? Lame.

EmilyCodik
EmilyCodik

@Alksandra Thanks. These are all really great additions to the scene.

bluecollarmiami
bluecollarmiami

@TheChrisHags @short_order @joshsdeli thank you. What excellent company to b in. Go josh abd sam

joshsdeli
joshsdeli

@TheChrisHags @Short_Order @bluecollarmiami nice, thanks chris

cptcrunch
cptcrunch

  interesting that u picked blue collar and the deli to prove your point... couldn't u also cook pasta, make ceviche, even cook a steak or grill a fish from your home as well?

juan.ruiz7
juan.ruiz7

If you cook like Blue Collar at home, I'm coming over tonight.

Alksandra
Alksandra

I'm missing 2 from your list. Now looking forward & reserving fast RT @EmilyCodik Thanks. These are all really great additions to the scene.

RaeWitte
RaeWitte

@EpicuriousChic need to be soon, but I fly to NY for 8 days as you will be wining! I'm sure ill need to defrost w some wine when I get back

Short_Order
Short_Order

@bluecollarmiami Yeah Christmas has the better food, though.

monkey
monkey

@cptcrunch The style of food and how it's prepared.  Not the actual dish. 

EmilyCodik
EmilyCodik

@Alksandra which of these haven't u tried yet?

RaeWitte
RaeWitte

@EpicuriousChic thank you :) to you and yours too!

EpicuriousChic
EpicuriousChic

@RaeWitte Enjoy NY!!! Happy holidays to u & ur fam!

Short_Order
Short_Order

@bluecollarmiami Really hard to find the kosher variety, though. Give me Christmas cookies! Egg Nog! Mulled Wine! Christmas beer!!

Alksandra
Alksandra

@EmilyCodik J&G Grill, Macchialina, and also Chef Andres' Bazar

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