Top Ten Foods Miami Does Better Than Everywhere Else
Step aside, every other city in America -- especially you, Tampa.
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Miami does a lot of foods better than you.
Sure, you can give us shit about a few things. Like Celia said, our English is not very good-looking. Weird things happen here. We make the news for all the wrong reasons. And we really don't know how to drive.
But guess what? We rock at the Colombian hot dog. We sell ceviche on every corner. We serve our hamburgers on Cuban bread and stuff them with deep-fried julienned potatoes. So drop the freaking 'tude. You only wish you had ten things as awesome as these.
10. Batido de Mamey at Los Pinareños Frutería
Codik Fact: Batido > milkshake.
All other milkshakes, relinquish your crown. This zenith of fruit epitomizes Miami in a cup. It's a glorious beverage -- one that's whirled around in a rickety blender, served in a condensing Styrofoam cup, and sipped at an alfresco frutería called Los Pinareños in Calle Ocho. So ensconce yourself on a wooden stool and order un batidito de mamey. Watch the owner, Junior, mix fresh Homestead fruit with whole milk and clumps of white sugar. Sneer at friends who favor Shake Shack's frozen custard. Savor the sweet nectar of triumph.
9. French Vinaigrette at La Sandwicherie
La Sandwicherie via Facebook No other dressing will ever do.
If this French vinaigrette ($9) were a meme, it'd be Miley Cyrus mid-twerk. If this sauce were a moment in history, it'd be Madonna and Britney Spears smooching onstage. Because this yellow-tinged liquid isn't just delicious. It can make you love raw onions. It can help you finish a croissant sandwich loaded with pâté and Brie. This French vinaigrette will make you do things you never thought you'd do. Like watch the VMAs again.
French vinaigrette wins.
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