Well, our Miami Lunch Group met again yesterday at Old Lisbon (www.oldlisbon.com) and let me tell you, ...You...Shoulda...Been...There!
On the social side, we were four VERY interesting people (I'm the fifth diner but I'll count myself out for reasons of modesty). There were the members of the Miami Dragon Boat Rowing Team who had just returned from a competion (and a lot of great food) in Hong Kong and Thailand, there was the Coconut Grove Creative Director/Consultant who lovingly described each of the six different spoons of ceviche that one can sample at Jaguar (www.jaguarspot.com), the husband and wife from Macau and HK that met here in Miami and the witty skinhead/gentleman/rower who got us away from food and in to a lively political conversation
A great time was had by all..
The food was pretty terrific and inexpensive, - Grilled Sardines, Bacalhao (dried salted codfish) many different ways with a beautiful vegetable soup as an appetizer for $10-$13. Can you beat it? They'll even throw in a glass of Vinho Verde, a light slightly effervescent Portuguese wine for another $2.
We had great conversation about local restaurants including Joe Allen's (Steak Tartare), Rosa Mexicana (she's new), Su-Shin, the tapas joint at the Citgo gas station on 16th Ave. and where to go for sushi (our formerly HK couple prefers LA and Canada; I said the Japanese Market on the 79th St. Causeway would work without the airfare).
Anyway, LIKE I KEEP TELLING YOUSE. You should have been there. Please be in touch and join us: firstname.lastname@example.org.