Ten Reasons South Miami Is the Best Dining Neighborhood

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Fine and fashionable restaurants have been opening in South Beach, downtown, midtown, and the Design District for years. These areas seem to attract all the major chefs. So why venture to South Miami and nearby Pinecrest? Well, down here, you won't find many major openings, but you will find reasonably priced local favorites, including a wide selection of Asian and Cuban joints. Read on to find out why you should make the trip.

See also: Ten Reasons North Beach Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

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Marky's Gourmet: A Wonderland of Caviar, Cheese, and Foie Gras

Categories: Ethnic Markets

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Photos by Carina Ost
Taste the rainbow.
Everyone has their special place. Mine includes champagne, imported cheese, caviar, and foie gras. Marky's Gourmet has it all and so much more.

For more than 30 years, Marky's has provided Miami with top-of-the-line caviar, truffles, and other gourmet items, including lobes of foie gras. For someone who comes from California, where this duck liver delicacy is banned, it was like the freezer of Heaven. Contraband gone wild. In fact, this whole store is beyond gluttonous. It is simply a gourmand's paradise. If you have yet to experience it, you are missing out.

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Pack Super Market: Crispy, Crunchy Fried Chicken in Little Haiti

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Photos by Zachary Fagenson
Fried chicken, rice and peas, and fried plantains at Pack.
The fried chicken at Pack Super Market in Little Haiti isn't something you'd find easily on the island.

Kernizan Philias, who with his family opened the bare-bones market and counter-only eatery on NW 2nd Avenue 16 years ago, said the recipe is based on griot -- fried chunks of pork shoulder.

"It was a family recipe, and we just tried it out before we put it in the market when we opened," says Philias, who goes by the nickname "Kiki."

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Calle Ocho 2013 Report: Hispanics and Diabetes

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It's no secret -- Hispanic culture centers around good food. No matter what their country of origin, traditional dishes are a source of pride and familiarity for most Hispanics. But they carry certain health risks.

The prevalence of diabetes among Hispanics is high, so high that it borders on an epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Controll, lifetime risk estimates for developing diabetes is high for both Hispanic men and women. Hispanic women born in 2000 have a 52.5 percent risk of developing diabetes in their lifetime while Hispanic men have a 45.4 percent risk. That compares, for example, to a 31.2 percent risk for non-Hispanic white females and 26.7 percent risk among non-Hispanic white males.

"Unfortunately, for the Latin community it is hard to adjust for and educate about diabetes because we don't want to give up our traditions," said cookbook author celebrity chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, who Sunday stopped at Calle Ocho Street Festival as part of Merck Pharmaceutical's Cuida tu Diabetes, Cuida tu Corazon (Taking Diabetes To Heart). With help from the American Diabetes Association and Jefe's Original Food Truck, Schwartz demonstrated how just a few small measures can make a big difference for those suffering from diabetes.

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