Miami Food, Dining & Restaurants

 Foodie Find: Ms. Cheezious

There was a time when tracking down the beloved Ms. Cheezious food truck was akin to a culinary version of Where’s Waldo. But for the droves of hardcore fans out there, some stability has been added to aid their addiction. In addition to the two trucks that still make stops all around the city (including the weekend stops right outside of Gramps Bar in Wynwood), the grilled cheese favorite finally opened their first brick and mortar restaurant in February.

Located in Miami’s MiMo district, Ms. Cheezious offers the same delicious fare that they’ve built their stellar reputation on, except now the menu is twice as long. Some of the new mouth-watering editions include the Mackin Melt -- which consists of creamy gouda mac n’ cheese with house cured bacon on bread -- and for those that prefer sweet to savory, the S’mores Melt: roasted marshmallows, salted chocolate hazelnut spread and graham cracker crumble on sourdough bread,

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 The Bar at St. Regis

The St. Regis Bar at Bal Harbour is a burgeoning Miami hot spot. With live music nightly and an exquisite variety of culinary options - including a gourmet sushi menu – The St. Regis Bar is perfect for date night, business meetings, or to simply relax after a busy day of shopping at Bal Harbour Shops. Additionally, the semi-private wine vault is ideal for corporate functions, baby showers, birthday parties and more; and because it’s adjacent to the bar, events in the wine vault receive at no added cost all of the amenities that The St. Regis Bar offers, including live music, Champaign sabering, and the splendid and serene outdoor area.

Local social figure and former editor of Ocean Drive magazine, Suzy Buckly Woodward, spent some time at The St. Regis Bar, and we documented her experience.

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 Foodie Find: Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream

Liquid nitrogen is taking the ice cream world by storm! SocialMiami’s Lauren Cohen, an ice cream aficionado, was among the first to get a taste of the action at Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream. The new ice cream spot in Edgewater celebrated its grand opening with a selection of 5 delicious flavors - Cookies ‘n Cream, Nutella, Vanilla, Strawberry Sorbet, and Coconut!

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 Foodie Find: KLIMA

Klima’s concept, according to founders Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner, reflects the perfect marriage between their own Spanish heritage and the rich cultural diversity that South Florida attracts. Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo combines the very best in local ingredients and brings a highly seasoned expertise in Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine to the table.

The outdoor patio has an unobstructed view of the indoor dining space with its inviting lounge area that offers relaxing chairs and built-in sofas for enjoying a happy hour cocktail or after-dinner drink. Modern day artwork is displayed throughout the restaurant, an interesting backdrop for the Barcelona-imported dining tables strategically placed on colorful rugs atop varnished oak floors, giving the main dining area a cozy and homey vibe.

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 Foodie Find: Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne is spicing up Sundays with a Southern Jazz Brunch. On the third Sunday of the month the place is rolling out New Orleans specialties such as the corn spoon bread & seared scallop pictured here. There’s also an ocean’s worth of seafood at the raw bar including oysters, shrimp and stone crabs. Plus ribs rubbed in every direction, dirty rice, and other specialties from New Orleans. Of course, brunch regulars such as eggs benedict, French toast and bacon make delicious appearances while the dessert selection is plentiful enough to require it’s own room. As an entertaining side, there’s a five-piece brass band, a tarot card research and a magician.

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