One thing I love about Miami is that its restaurant week doesn’t last one but nine. This gives you the extra incentive to get out and test out restaurants. In these last nine weeks, I have been traveling back and forth from Boston and began culinary school at Johnson & Wales. With limited time, I haven’t been able to try out as many spots as I would have liked. Then there is the whole factor that i have been surrounded by food for the last three weeks in culinary school. When you’re cooking all day, the last thing you want to do is drive 30+ minutes to dinner.
Nevertheless, a few restaurants that I hadn’t been able to try while visiting Miami prior to moving back a month ago have really impressed me. My top 3 restaurants for Spice are Alter, Byblos and Seaspice.
Brad Kilgore, a JWU alumni, has been a local favorite of mine since I was first introduced to him at J&G Grill. Excited that he was opening his own restaurant, Alter, this year I could not wait to try it out. Sure enough, it did not disappoint. In fact, I think it’s been my favorite meal since I’ve moved back to Miami.
Byblos is a fusion of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients. You’ll fall in love with the decor as you head up to the second floor and then the food upon first bite.
There is no greater thing than a beautiful sunny day by the water. Except when there’s really good food to pair alongside. Seaspice embodies the latter. I had been following this restaurant in its transformation and was really excited to give it a shot.
Hope the idea of all this food is getting your mouth watering.
Have you participated in Miami Spice?