|all photos by Carla Torres|
|Some grouper summer action|
This has been the year of the suburbs, especially Kendall. The south got a ton of new culinary additions, from a boutique seafood and steakhouse to a cupcake shop
and even New Orleans style fast-casual barbecue
. In our annual Best of Miami 2013 -- which hit stands a couple of weeks ago -- the boutique seafood and steakhouse Devon
was named Best Restaurant in South-Dade.
Now executive chef Scott Barrow has decided to keeps thing interesting by adding seasonal dishes to the already extensive menu just in time for the summer. With no beach nearby to get refreshed, locals must find another way to stay cool.
- Devon Seafood & Steak: Kendall's Finest New Eats
- Best Restaurant in South Miami-Dade - 2013 Devon Seafood & Steak
While you peruse the menu and hear your server tell you about the new seasonal items you want to have one -- or four -- of the homemade biscuits served with a honey butter that's amongst one of the best butters I've had. Must be the hint of OJ in it.
|Get snapped with snapper ceviche|
If you're trying all new items you want to go with the snapper ceviche ($14), which went on a hiatus because of availability, and has now been brought back. Served with black beans, mango, cilantro and tortillas, it's the perfect refreshing start and way to get your appetite going for the rest of fish to come. For entrees, Devon's added potato wrapped choice grouper ($33) with celery, tomato, mussels, olive tapenade, Spanish chorizo and saffron-sherry sauce; Creole halibut ($34) with sweet potato, corn crawfish, Andouille sauce and espelette pepper sauce; Southern fried soft shell crabs ($29) with white cheddar and bacon grits, green beans and thyme honey; and grilled Copper River Salmon ($36) served with your of two sides or a spinach, montrachet goat cheese, balsamic onions, tomatoes, basil oil and balsamic vinaigrette -- same as the panzanella on the menu.