Will be visiting family in Miami for a week (leaving in the next few days) and subsequently will fall right on Mother's Day and as such, I'm looking for a place to take the parents to.
So here's my story: All three of us are from Toronto. Dad's family is from Miami/Dade though and have been good 20 years of my life. That said, we haven't been down in a very long time (probably a good 10 years now) so my knowledge of Miami spots is well...non-exisitant.
Personally I've had my fair share of mid to high-end dining in most major cities, but my parents not so much. In fact, I don't think they would ever appreciate a dining experience at lets say a Masa, Bouchon, Cochon, Alinea or WD50. They are just your typical, down to earth, no-frills type of peeps.
But they love food. And they love trying and experiencing different food. So here's where I need to lean on you my Miami faithful. Looking for something around the $40 - $60 per head range (no wine as they do not drink), casual atmosphere, and good food that showcases Miami's local food/culture (seafood would be killer!). I was looking at something like Versailles and that's a place that would resonate quite well. Any other suggestions?