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Miami trip recap

Tubulus | Jan 23, 2013 09:24 AM

Spent a few days in Miami (I'm from NYC) and ate some good food.
Some quick thoughts -

Michy's - Excellent food. Loved the gnocchi with lamb meatballs, though meatballs could have been a bit moister. Excellent overall dish. Also had squash blossom, croquets, spaghettini with seafood. All great. Prices were too high. Hated the room - reminded me of a crappy Chinese restaurant. I'm just not used to the strip mall aesthetic.

Yardbird brunch - Pretty much perfect. Great buzzy bright fun room. Food excellent. I have dirty dreams about the chicken biscuits.

Michael's - Disappointing. The stracciatella was amazing, though it helped that I'm a tomato freak and haven't had a good one in months. Otherwise, meh. Pork chop was a complete failure - came out basically raw, had to be sent back. Too sweet, not enough char, texture was off (probably from the multiple cookings). Pastrami pizza was OK. A bit doughy. Pastrami had a weird texture, too soft. Maybe it's not meant to be a pizza topping.

The Dutch - best meal of the trip. Oyster sandwich, lobster salad, mahi, snapper, lime pie were all interesting, flavorful, and cooked perfectly. Outdoors at the W is very ppleasant.

One thing that really struck me was how quickly we were in and out of every restaurant. Even with app, entrees, and dessert, no meal lasted more than 90 minutes and most were closer to 1 hour. Felt like apps came within 2 minutes of ordering. Must be a Miami thing?

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