Top Ten Foods All True Miamians Must Try
You're a true Miamian if you drive like shit, bang on pots and pans when the Miami Heat wins, and prefer your guarapo with a side of chicharrón.
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You're from Miami if you follow tío Pepe on Twitter, know the best cafecitos in every zip code, and eat churros con chocolate when the temperature drops below 75 degrees.
But maybe you're new to town and you hate being so sunburned and you really miss the esno back home. Fret no longer! What follows are the top ten foods all true Miamians -- native or not -- must try.
10. The Yoyo at Maracuya
Carina Ost This. This is a sandwich.
You know who really loves fried plantains? Miamians. So when a restaurant slices, batters, deep-fries, and stuffs its sweet plantains with braised meat, cheese, and lettuce, you must eat it. At Maracuya in North Beach, you can sample this ode to all things fried for just $6.25. Choose from chicken, beef, or pork as a filling. Scratch that. Pick the pork. Repeat, do not be a doofus. Real Miamians never pick anything over pork.
9. Chicharrón at El Palacio de los Jugos
Codik Must be washed down with some guarapo.
Sure, there's loads of variety at El Palacio de los Jugos -- West Flagler's Taj Majal for coco frío, lechón asado, and arroz con gris. But anyone who knows anything about fried pork knows El Palacio has the best chicharrón in town. So keep telling co-workers you drive there every day for some mamey juice. That oil-stained brown bag in your back seat knows the truth!
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