Food & Drink

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Taste a City to Understand it.

Downtown NEWS
May 1 · 2 min read

Area 31
area31restaurant.com
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
International seafood.

Arson + NIU Kitchen
niukitchen.com
104 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Charbroiled + Catalan + Wines

BAYSIDE Marketplace
baysidemarketplace.com
401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Multiple choices and views.

Steak Brasil
steakbrasil.com
190 SE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Rodizio service.

Fratelli Milano
ristorantefratellimilano.com
213 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131
Northern Italy.

POLLOS Y JARRAS (CVI-CHE 105)
ceviche105.com
115 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Peruvian inspired. Best ceviche.

Miami Diner
themiamidiner.com
140 SE 1st Ave. Miami, FL 33131
All American with a 1960’s ambiance.

Melinda’s
melindasmiami.com
1306 N Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33136

I love orchids, so right there I was sold on the place. I love a good bourbon, so, if another reason was necessary to recommend Melinda’s, there: they make a good Old Fashion. And the selection of tequilas is impressive, said one of my companions who prides himself of knowing tequilas.
Then came the food, oysters with choriso, corvina ceviche, an assortment of tacos and pizzas… Eclectic is one adjective to describe it, edging Latin America and Southern Europe. Another adequate adjective is delicious.
There is more, some evening they have live music. Last Wednesday it was jazz, not a famous band, more like a neighborhood vibe.
Melinda’s is a gem on the downtown’s northwest end (the Omni District.)
Not cheap, but certainly not pricey. And Happy Hours is alluring.
Aurea Veras.

Soya & Pomodoro
soyaepomodoromiami.com
120 NE 1st St. Miami, FL 33132
Italian, simple food made with love.

SUSHI SAKE
sushisakemiami.com
900 Biscayne Blvd,,Miami, FL 33132
Sushi overlooking the park.

Black Market
blackmarketmia.com
168 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 331311
Sports with chicken wings

Over Under
overundermiami.com
151 E Flagler St Miami, FL 33131
Come as you are casual.

E11even Miami
11miami.com
29 NE 11th St. Miami, FL 33132
Upscale Exotic

Mama Tried
mamatriedmia.com
207 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132
Quiet bohemian afternoons and roaring nights

Lost Boy
lostboydrygoods.com
157 E Flagler St Miami, FL 33131

The popular downtown bar Lost Boy is the epitome of a neighborhood bar. A somewhat dislocated urban philosopher and regular at Lost Boy takes offense at what has become a meaningless designation. “One article mentioned that this is the authentic downtown neighborhood watering hole, and five or ten bloggers and journalists immediately parachuted in and started to parrot the first one, without allusion to the social impact local bars exercise.” Perched on a stool, the urban philosopher downs a Guinness with gusto, and concludes, “Voltaire said it best: the first man to compare a woman to a flower was a poet, the second an imbecile.”
The previous is from Downtown News’ archive, an interview with Commissioner Higgins for the column Politics and Happy Hour. A corner not overly loud: “A definition is in order,” I suggested. Commissioner Higgins, nursing a glass of red wine, elaborates on the importance of public places to forge a sense of community. People frequent Lost Boy not only to drink but to discuss local issues, get to know neighbors, analyze soccer strategies and, one supposes, fall in love.
Raul Guerrero.

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