Tell This NYC Hound What Miami's Known For
- JungMann Aug 12, 2009 07:54 AM
NYC Hound here headed to Miami (area around the Galeria Mall and southern Miami Beach) looking for the best of what your region has to offer. I know I'm supposed to try Cuban sandwiches, daiquiris and stone crab claws, but surely there must be more to Miami than that! And where should I find these South Florida delicacies?
We will likely do one high-end/nice dinner but will also need recommendations for casual lunches/dinners/snacks (priced under $25 without drinks) as well as recommendations for happy hours, cocktail lounges and other nighttime affairs. Coming from NYC, I don't want to have to shell out big bucks and dress up, after all, I'm on vacation! And I look forward to whatever you can offer to make this a great trip!
For lunches try Cafe Books & Books on Lincoln Road. They have a fantastic lobster mango wrap that they press and serve warm.
"Coming from NYC, I don't want to have to shell out big bucks and dress up, after all, I'm on vacation!"
Unfortunately, this is Miami. All show and all dough ($$$)...
If that is the Galleria Mall in Sunrise, one of my favs is right there - Sukko Thai. Although, you can probably get better in NYC. ;)
For authentic Cuban try La Carretta (locations on their website).
For great mofongo try Benny's Seafood in Miami.
You might want to try a small local Jamaican place as well. There are a bunch on 441 in Lauderhill (such as Aunt I's) but I am not familiar with the Miami locations.
South Florida also has a lot of Carribean influences. Close by the Galleria is the Jib Room, on Oakland Park Blvd, just west of Federal Hwy. Great little place with great food.