Scream fans coming to the Horror Fest will surely want to try some of Miami’s top restaurants, so we’ve assembled this quick guide to point you in the right direction.
IceBox Cafe was a staple on Lincoln Road for years, but has now moved up to the Sunset Harbor section of Miami Beach at 1855 Purdy Avenue. Shaded sidewalk tables provide a perfect respite for early risers who enjoy “eggs box,” spicy Mexican migas with chorizo sausage or double stuffed pancakes with nutella and cream. Start your Lincoln Road Mall Crawl at this friendly cafe where having a sweet tooth can be richly rewarding.
Burger & Beer Joint / 1766 Bay Road/ Chances are you’re not hungry enough to order the 10 pound burger served up by a parade of hacksaw wielding waiters who heft the large platter all through the restaurant, but the hope that SOMEONE might order one brings us back to South Beach’s gourmet beef spot hoping to catch the ruckus one more time. Enjoy juicy beef, fish or veggie burgers, thick onion rings and a lively crowd.
Fratelli Lyon /4141 NE Second Avenue / Enjoy a refreshingly authentic taste of Italian fare from the hippest cafe in the Design District where antipasti, salumi and formaggi wing their way from the old country to the Magic City quicker than you can say,”La Dolce Vita!” The chic crowd provides some highly fashionable people watching while you dine.
Jimmyz Kitchen / 1542 Alton Road / We’re always asked to include our favorite hidden treasures in the weekend game plan and chef Jimmy is definitely our go-to guy for fresh, reasonably-priced food on the west side of South Beach. Whether you stick to salads and sandwiches or venture along with the daily specials, you’ll discover that the food is fresh, prepared with passion and served with a smile. For South Beach, that is a genuine miracle!
Sugacane Raw Bar / 3250 NE First Avenue / Celebrate the first official Ceviche Throwdown from 3-6pm at this popular MidTown restaurant where Miami’s celebrated chefs Timon Balloo (Sugarcane), Douglas Rodriguez (D.Rodriguez Ocean), Jonathan Eismann (Fin), Kris Wessel (Red Light), Andres Curto Randazzo (Water Club) and more will compete to see who’s cuisine reigns supreme!
Fratelli Milano / 213 SE 1 Ave / Downtown Miami’s favorite family-owned Italian restaurant is now opened Saturday nights and after a renovation doubling the size of the crowded dining room, there’s much more space to enjoy house made pizzas, pastas and a variety of decadent desserts.
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink / 130 NE 40 Street / Tough to score a dinner reservation but equally tasty at lunch, MGFD offers many of the same menu options earlier in the day when Design District regulars linger at the bar and the scene is no less sceney. Save room for Hedy Goldsmith’s popcorn flavored ice cream. Divine!
Cocktails on South Beach
Abbey Brewing Company /1115 16 Street / There may be no better place to drink with Oktoberfest zeal than South Beach’s favorite micro brewery which just reopened following renovations. Enjoy house crafted brews with the locals.