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All About Eve. Xmas Eve.

coldduck Dec 11, 2012 05:16 PM

Christmas Eve in Miami, two parents, three kids in their 20s, including one incredibly dedicated foodie girl and two meat-and-potatoes boys. Where to go?

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    tpigeon Dec 11, 2012 07:07 PM

    The Dutch in sobe
    Edge Steak & Bar in brickell
    Bourbon Steak - Aventura

    Go to the one most convenient for you.

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    1. re: tpigeon
      The Chowfather Dec 13, 2012 06:22 PM

      TP nailed it. All three are great and will make everyone in family happy

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      tpigeon Dec 12, 2012 05:59 AM

      One more that I have not been to, but already heard great things. Oak Tavern in the design district.

      1. Veggo Dec 12, 2012 06:06 AM

        Liking the name of your thread!

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          wannabfoodie Dec 15, 2012 06:44 AM


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          1. re: wannabfoodie
            Veggo Dec 15, 2012 07:04 AM

            Which by the way has surprisingly good fried chicken.

            1. re: Veggo
              tpigeon Dec 15, 2012 02:41 PM

              Odd you say that as they have been known for their fried chicken for decades.

              Dedicated foodie may or may not be underwhelmed by a very basic but very good Joe's menu. Depends what kind of foodie. The Dutch has a little more inventive stuff along with basics and the Dutch's steaks are much better than Joe's.

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            coldduck Dec 16, 2012 08:34 AM

            Our forceful dedicated foodie of course steamrolled us all and swung the debate in her direction. We are going to Florida Cookery for our Christmas Eve dinner. Will report back here with impressions. Thanks anyway for your feedback.

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            1. re: coldduck
              tpigeon Dec 17, 2012 10:30 AM

              I had some great meal's there (just as good as any of the restaurants I recommended), you should be ok. The only reason I did not mention it is he dresses up everything and it may or may not be to the liking of the meat and potatoes people, so I did not risk adding it as a rec.

              Get the conch chowder, key biscayne shrimp and the empanadas for sure. Don't forget to ask for extra bread for the bbq sauce with the shrimp. It is a crime if there is any bbq sauce left on the shrimp plate.

              Get the banana pecan pudding for dessert. It is awesome.

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