I will be spending the weekend starting August 24 at the Bentley Hotel on Miami Beach (very near South Pointe Park). Even though a dinner is already scheduled by the group I am going with, there's plenty of free time and I'd love to get some help on where to get great, local eats. My biggest hurdle will probably be the fact that I'm not going to be driving...so the recommendations need to be reachable by foot or public transportation.
The sort of eats I have in mind to try will be local, unique, and not too expensive. Stuff that you can't get anywhere else. From street stalls or hole-in-the-walls, shacks, no problem. Or a special appetizer from one of the hotels' bars. I am not looking for very high upscale, formal places, if it's not something uniquely local. So not places like Nobu or steakhouses, or a French tasting menu 4 star place.
Also if there's really interesting food, I'd love to try it. Like what Andrew Zimmern on Travel Channel eats in his shows.