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Long Weekend in Miami - Food Itinerary

mla19 Jan 9, 2013 12:06 PM

Hi All!

My husband, 1 year old daughter and I are coming down to Miami in early February to relax and eat. My husband lived in Miami for 5 years and we've been often but haven't been in a few years and never before with a child. Here's our current itinerary. It's a bit aggressive with an infant but we're hoping she's up to the challenge. Anything you guys would change (either because it's not that good or not that child friendly)? We've already been to Michael's and are avoiding any NYC transplants since we live in the Tri-State area. Thanks!

Friday - lunch at Garcia's; head to Pubbelly when it opens for dinner
Saturday - lunch by the pool; early dinner at Oak Tavern
Sunday - brunch at Yardbird; early dinner at Florida Cookery
Monday - Joe's Stone Crab take out before our flight

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    tpigeon RE: mla19 Jan 9, 2013 12:23 PM

    I would do Barceloneta's brunch over Yardbird's.

    Another option would be lunch at the Dutch. I don't know if they are doing their brunch or not there now...

    Either way, both are better than Yardbird.

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      mla19 RE: tpigeon Jan 9, 2013 12:40 PM

      Thank you. Perhaps we'll try Barceloneta's instead of Yardbird. We have the Dutch here in NYC, so we'll skip that one but it is definitely tasty.

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        SobeChower RE: tpigeon Jan 9, 2013 12:56 PM

        Is the brunch & dinner menu the same at Barceloneta? If I remember correctly there is a different menu, but online it looks the same.

        Also, any word on Lucali?

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          tpigeon RE: SobeChower Jan 9, 2013 02:31 PM

          They changed their brunch into having 3/4 of the regular menu with 5 or 6 brunch only items. They do a great job on eggs there and their hamburger is outstanding (which is kind of weird for a spanish tapas place but it is what it is).

          Lucali is being held up on final permits. Hopefully sometime within the next 2 weeks it will be resolved.

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        LargeLife RE: mla19 Jan 9, 2013 12:54 PM

        Nice list.....agree with Tpigeon.....and Joe's is a great send off meal.....


        Ft. Pierce, FL

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          tpigeon RE: mla19 Jan 9, 2013 04:11 PM

          One more thing. You may want to pay attention to PB Steak (the newest pubbelly restaurant that opens tomorrow). It may be an alternative to pubbelly.

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            Blind Mind RE: tpigeon Jan 10, 2013 12:34 PM

            It's pretty much Pubbelly with some steak options so you wont be missing much.

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              tpigeon RE: Blind Mind Jan 10, 2013 12:49 PM

              You are incorrect. They have the mighty creme brulee foie gras there. That is the best dish at any pubbelly restaurant.

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                Blind Mind RE: tpigeon Jan 11, 2013 01:14 PM

                Really?? You think so? I thought it barely tasted of foie. No way that's the best dish of all PB spots.

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                  tpigeon RE: Blind Mind Jan 11, 2013 01:16 PM

                  We will agree to disagree.

          2. Frodnesor RE: mla19 Jan 9, 2013 05:43 PM

            I would only add to other posts that you've generally made very good choices as far as 1-year old friendly places. Most have outdoor seating which I remember was always a good distraction and most are in places where you can walk off a good crying fit if need be.

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              mla19 RE: Frodnesor Jan 10, 2013 11:07 AM

              Thank you all for the feedback! Frodnesor, you're very right that outdoor seating comes in handy with a 1-year old. Hoping that she can stare at palm trees for hours :-)

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