Late Night SOBE Dining
Hello. Crossposting from the FLA board as more people might read this here.
Coming to SOBE in a few weeks on a plane that lands after 10:30 PM.
Are News Cafe, Big Pink and Le Sandwicherie still the best places in the area for late night dining?
Been to these three many many times so always looking for something new.
Will be traveling with my wife who is a vegetarian (eats fish, guess that makes her a pescatarian...). All types of food welcomed and encouraged.
Also, lunch suggestions on Key Biscayne? Will have car, but won't have time to travel too far.
I'd appreciate suggestions.
229 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33136
Just suggested you do exactly that. Here's my response which was also posted over there.
News Cafe, Big Pink and Le Sandwicherie would never fall into anyone's (sober) list of best places in SoBe unless you're talking exclusively late-night, and even then ...
A few places you can throw into the late night mix, first on South Beach:
- The Alibi - in Lost Weekend on the east end of Española Way - very good philly cheesesteak, plus burgers, shrimp po'boy, good fries, open till 5am.
- Burger & Beer Joint - perhaps not ideal for a pescetarian, though if she can subsist on french fries, fried pickles and onion rings she'll be OK.
- El Scorpion - Mexican - haven't tried yet.
- Smith & Wollensky - steakhouse, open till 2am Fri-Sat.
Then off-beach, in Midtown:
- Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill - great food, open till midnight Sun-Wed, 1am Thur, 2am Fri-Sat
- Mercadito - Mexican, open till midnight Sun-Tue, 1am Wed-Thu, 2am Fri-Sat.
Here's a good article from New Times with some other options ->
229 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33136
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Out of curiosity, did you ever work at a sleep away camp in North Carolina? Had a counselor with the last name Wilensky and his first name started with an E.
Onto the questions, the Alibi is a great suggestion, as is Burger & Beer. If you want a big meal when you get in, you could probably sit at Prime 112 around then with no problem. Their fish is better than their steak too.
Prime 112 Restaurant
112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hi Mikek, no. Never worked at a camp but there is another gentleman that shares the exact same name as me who used to work in NC and now works in New York as a principal. We are often mistaken on the interwebs.
Wife likes the idea of Sugarcane - especially for a late dinner - something light would work best. But Burger and Beer is a strong contender for pre-bongos.
Anyone know how they source their meat? Trying to only eat grassfed, sustainable, meat - makes it hard but it keeps me from eating lots of meat which isn't a bad thing...
Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
The B&BJ menu variously describes their beef as "freshly ground Angus beef," "free range beef," and "all natural beef," but the only one of those that is arguably meaningful is "Angus," though even then it's not "Certified Angus Beef." I don't know what "free range beef" means; it sounds like it means grass-fed but then again, perhaps not.
Late night at Sugarcane is a good call, it's a menu that lends itself to light eating if that's what you're looking for.