Top Ten Places to Eat and Drink in Miami
Hell yeah, it's Friday.
Edge Steak & Bar / Facebook Don't be fooled: There's rum in each scoop.
That means it's time to eat, get hammered, and then eat again. But before you start all the revelry, let's go over the proper linguistics of Miami food and booze.
Una hartura: A state of gluttony spawned by consuming excess edibles. Symptoms include paunch, immobility, and lethargy.
Tremenda borrachera: A condition spurred by intaking vast quantities of alcohol. Side effects include narcolepsy, verbal diarrhea, and extreme elation.
Our goal is to provide you with the best places to practice your new, fun vocabulary. What follows are the top ten places to eat and drink in Miami.
billwisserphoto.com You're not that drunk. The walls are actually changing.
Located just a few steps from pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road, this self-proclaimed "digital hi-fi lounge" will produce a sensory overload. At Haven, the walls aren't actually walls; they're screens lit up with nature scenes and all sorts of psychedelic vistas. Liquid nitrogen smokes up the place -- which makes for a great setting to get your drink on. Try the Waiver ($17), a cocktail made with St. Germaine, green melon, and a brilliant champagne popsicle. Pair it with chef Todd Erickson's playful food, such as tater tots with blue cheese and balsamic ketchup ($9). And yes, we're serious about the champagne and tater tots. That's just how we roll.
Graziano's, for bife and malbec.
You think Graziano's and you think lamb empanadas, bife de chorizo, and Malbec from Mendoza. But you should also consider the Argentine restaurant's pitchers -- jugs of sangria-like concoctions such as La Argenta ($49), made with Luigi Bosca Malbec, Cointreau, and fresh fruit. The drink would pair well with milanesas or anything from the grill. If you prefer to keep it classy, though, order una parillada de carne y achuras (blood sausage, sweetbreads, chinchulines, and short rib for $22 per person). Wash it down with un quartino (a quarter-liter) of Luigi Bosca Malbec ($12).
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177 SW 7th St., Miami, FL