Seven Best New Restaurants of 2012 In Miami
4. Josh's Delicatessen and Appetizing
billwisserphoto.com Pastrami on rye with coleslaw and a sweet-spicy mustard at Josh's Deli
With Surfside's Josh's Deli, Joshua Marcus has given Miami a delicious solution to its cravings for latkes, house-cured meats and fish, and pickles. And I mean a lot of pickles. But, then again, the white chocolate chip pancakes are good too. And so is the poutine. And the duck hash. And the "Jewban" sandwich with pastrami, roast pork, pickles and Swiss cheese on Cuban bread. In short, Josh's Deli is a great place, with good food, and a cool owner who appreciates the value of quality corned beef and slaw.
3. The Bazaar
billwisserphoto.com Interior of The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in South Beach
Jose Andrés, the James Beard award-winning Spanish toque credited with introducing avant-guarde and traditional Spanish cuisine to the United States, opened his first Magic City eatery this year. The Bazaar debuted with much fanfare, and rightfully so. The restaurant serves croquetas in a resin shoe sculpture and liquid mozzarella that explodes in your mouth. Do you really need anything else? Well, if you do, there's also things like bao con lechón, Japanese tacos, and dragon fruit ceviche with hibiscus air. We know it's one of Miami's "que super fancy"-type dinner (a dinner can easily cost $90 per person). But we also know that Andrés makes it worth it.
9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL