Miami Heat Parade: Best Food Along Route
If you invented an inspired excuse to get out of work today and you're headed downtown to revel in the glory of the Heat -- we're jealous.
But all of that madness is likely to leave you with an appetite -- it's not easy banging pots and pans, cheering till your voice gives out, and sweating profusely in the hot summer sun. So when it's time for a little celebratory nourishment, here's a list of places to hit up along the parade route
La Sandwicherie Brickell
There's nothing better to cart along a parade route than an oh-so-portable sammie, and La Sandwicherie makes the best of the best. Snap up a salami provolone ($7.45), a prosciutto and fresh mozzarella ($9.20), or a custom combo -- topped with their famous French vinaigrette, of course. They open at 9 a.m., so there's plenty of time to get your grub and still snag a sweet cheering spot.
DB Bistro Moderne
If you want a more upscale lunch affair to celebrate the occasion (the Heat doesn't score champion status every year, after all. Oh wait...), try DB Bistro Moderne. Conveniently located in the JW Marriott right along the route, Daniel Boulud's fine restaurant offers Peruvian ceviche ($16), Maine lobster salad ($27), and steak frites ($37). While you're there, raise a Fuego Tropical cocktail ($15) toast to the Big Three.
Score a refreshing, hearty Andean Elixir ($8), chock full of quinoa and lucuma, plus a freshly baked empanada or any other of the new spot's many clean-eating concoctions. On the corner of Third Avenue and Second Street, Ten Fruits just a quick jaunt from your prime parade-watching spot.