We went to Miami last weekend and ate extremely well, thanks to my friend Terri, my brother Mike and our cousin Ben's recommendations:
Kyu Miami, the best Asian fusion barbecue restaurant in the free world. I think this is the best meal we've ever eaten and the mixed drinks were spectacular. My brother recommended we go hungry. We ate crunchy kale, tuna tartare, sliced hamachi, and beef tenderloin with kimchi (truly extraordinary). Check out the gorgeous murals in Wynwood Gardens while you are there. I posted a pic of this on Instagram and chef @chefmikelewis commented we should have also ordered the fried chicken. Next time.
Bertoni Gelato: Mind boggling how good this gelato is. I had the dolce de lece and the chocolate hazel nut. My husband and I split the cone. We should have each gotten our own.
Yard Bird: Not for the gluten-free. The most extraordinary buttermilk biscuits served with sweet butter, Llewellyn's fine fried chicken with honey hot sauce, and Brussel sprouts. Go hungry.
Three Palms Cuban Coffee: Small but powerful cups of sugary coffee.
We stayed at the Eden Roc. Beautiful hotel on beach with several pools, great gym, surprisingly good, free exercise classes in yoga and "surfing," excellent lunch food outside (try the Brussels sprout salad with salmon), a delightful wait staff, and of course, the great Japanese restaurant Nobu inside. Rooms are lovely and spacious too.
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