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GoaGirl Jun 21, 2011 07:27 PM

Hi there,

My husband and I will be visiting Florida from July 3-10. We will be arriving Maimi at noon on Sunday. I have booked brunch at Michael's Genuine Food. For dinner, I am debating between Michy's, Sra Martinez, Altamare and Sustain. All the menus here look good so I'm having a tough time choosing. Food is of utmost importance so maybe something to contrast the brunch would be nice. July 4 is a tough day as the above restuarants are closed. We've decided to go the festivities at Coconut Grove in the evening where there will be food trucks. I'm interested in trying the fish sandwich from The Fish Box. I'm hoping for some suggestions for lunch that day.

Tuesday we have an all day tour to the Everglades but we'll have time for a good breakfast....maybe Enriqueta's sandwich shop. We'll arrive back in Miami quite late - 10-11pm so I'm looking for a late night place....was thinking of Sugarcane or Cafe Versailles but other suggestions would be appreciated.

Wednesday, we'll be driving up the coast to Melbourne and we were thinking of stopping at Cafe Sharuku in Ft Lauderdale for lunch.

Thanks for your help!

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Michy's
6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

Sra Martinez
4000 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

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    tpigeon Jun 22, 2011 05:28 AM

    Your debate is between Michy's and Sra. Martinez. If you don't get the garbanzo beans at Sra. the answer clearly is Michy's. Otherwise it gets much closer.

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    Michy's
    6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

    Sra. Martinez
    4000 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137

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      pilches Jun 22, 2011 07:14 AM

      I'm not positive, but I don't think Cafe Sharuku is open for lunch. If they are, it's something new.

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        GoaGirl Jun 22, 2011 12:12 PM

        On the website, Cafe Sharuku looks like it's open for lunch.

      2. advisor_Girl Jun 22, 2011 02:39 PM

        Goa>

        Sunday brunch at MGFD is my favorite thing > Hedy the pastry chef's sweet cakes are amazzzing.

        If you like fine Japanese fare, try to get into NAOE one night if you can score reservations (or try Yakko San or Makoto if you can't). Otherwise - Sustain is probably a good pick in Midtown.

        Check a website like opentable.com to see what is open on the 4th. I'd suggest a waterside table at Gibraltar in the Grove if you want to be outdoors. Otherwise walk into town and have ceviche at Jaguar. You can hit a Downtown restaurant or bar that's high in a building -- like LEVEL 25 at the Conrad to see ALL the fireworks from a bird's eye view (9pm).

        I'd skip Enriqueta's in favor of Morgan's or Crumb on Parchment Tuesday. In fact, have C on P pack up a few sandwiches for you to take on your Glades tour along with a hefty can of Deep Woods OFF! mosquito repeller because the hot humid swampy bugfest that is the Everglades is pretty daunting in the summertime. Upon your return to civilization, try GiGi.

        AG

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        NAOE
        175 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

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          GoaGirl Jun 22, 2011 08:40 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions......Crumbs on Parchment looks great! Morgan's doesn't seem to be open for breakfast. We're from Vancouver and Japanese is a real forte here so I'm leaning towards Sustain or Atlamare at this point.

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            GoaGirl Jun 22, 2011 09:22 PM

            Any thoughts on Area 31 which appears to be open on July 4th?

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            Area 31
            270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

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              Frodnesor Jun 22, 2011 09:53 PM

              Hotel restaurants will likely be your best bet on July 4. I just had a very good special event dinner at Area 31 and it may be a good option. Also, Zuma in the same hotel (though perhaps not if you're not looking for Japanese). Another to consider, though I've not tried it with the new chef, is Azul in the Mandarin Oriental. The new chef comes by way of Jose Andres' Bazaar in LA and the menu looks interesting (though pricey).

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              Azul Restaurant
              500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131

              Area 31
              270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

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                GoaGirl Jun 22, 2011 11:32 PM

                I believe it was your blog where I got the recommendation for Area 31. Your meal sounded and looked delicious. I think we might do lunch there and then head to the festivities at Coconut Grove in the evening. From the website, it looks like they'll have all the best food trucks there.

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                Area 31
                270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

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