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5 Miami Spice Newbies

BY Germaine Benson | August 1, 2017 | Feature Features

Back for its 16th year, Miami Spice is a summer dining promotion that offers three-course $23 lunches and $39 dinners at some of the city's best restaurants through the end of September. Here are five new eateries participating for the first time... and worth checking out.
The sweet pea guacamole is part of Matador Room's Miami Spice menu.

Eye Candy
Housed inside River Yacht Club, Dashi offers progressive Japanese cuisine that’s a feast for the eyes and the palate. Its three-course Miami Spice menu includes fresh-cut sashimi, cha-soba salad, beef udon and coconut panna cotta. Available for lunch Saturday and Sunday, and for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. 401 SW Third Ave., Miami, 786.870.5304

Brunch Bunch
Not only is this the first year that Forte Dei Marmi is jumping on the Miami Spice bandwagon, but it’s also one of the first restaurants to offer a brunch option that includes aubergine parmigiana with Sicilian red prawns and slow-cooked egg cheese fondue to start off, spaghetti chitarra as an entree and pistachio cream brulee for dessert. Available for lunch and brunch on Sunday and available for dinner Sunday through Thursday. 150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 786.276.3095

First Watch
For the quintessential Floridian meal head to Lightkeepers to enjoy gorgeous ocean views and costal-inspired dining. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s new eatery is welcoming Miami Spice with lamb and chorizo empanada, Florida flounder and papaya and passion fruit pavlova. Available everyday except Saturday and Sunday. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, 305.365.4156

Bullseye Bites
Matador Room
’s Miami Spice debut does not disappoint. The restaurant’s three-course menu features some of its most popular dishes, including sweet pea guacamole, arroz con pollo and the salted caramel Impossible flan for dessert. Specialty Miami Spice cocktails ($12) and wine bottles ($45) are also available. Available every night except Friday and Saturday. Miami Beach EDITION, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.257.4600

Veggie Tales
Vegetarians, rejoice! The plant-based gastropub Soul Tavern is one of only three such restaurants to be part of Miami Spice. Its menu includes mango-avocado tartar, hemp-crusted edamame cakes, the Five Element pizza, the Soulful Ramen and the Impossible Mousse for dessert. Available everyday except Friday and Saturday. 1801 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305.925.0799

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