A NEW FAVORITE

AROMAS DEL PERU, how have we waited so long to try you.

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Pisco Sours, Fried corn with green sauce, a fish fry, and the most delectable piece of Corvina – cooked and spiced to perfection.

Paper napkins would be my only hesitation… but those of you who know me know I have developed the habit of carrying my own cloth napkin with me.

We went to the one near Red Road on 8th Street.  Now, as you may know we do not repeat a place on Wednesday nights, however,  we think we might try all four locations.. that’s not cheating, is it?  And, we actually were here on a Saturday…

No Name Chinese

in south miami and i won’t be going back.  With a terribly limited menu and an aftertaste to most of the dishes that I found distasteful this overpriced chinese restaurant is not making it to the top 25.  A limited menu, a pretty, well designed place which has so much potential fell flat.

SHERWOODS

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OMG.   OMG.    OMG.

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And it only gets better.

When we pulled up I thought, looking at the neighborhood, that even I might not want to get out of the car.  But this was wonderful.  Perfect in every way.  Cloth napkins, salt on the table, a huge wheel of Parmesian cheese with honey and bread – help yourself-.

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Then desserts on display.  Eclectic.. and I think thats the first time I ever used that word.

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This is THE PLACE to try.  Open just a month they have it all pulled together.  Magnificent menu.  We had a Ceasar salad – more than enough for two.  Coq au vain, a burger, chocolate cake, a beer and an unusual cosmopolitan.  I brought a brownie home!!!!

Tabernia de Ignacio

I love Wednesday nights. I never know what might happen or where we might end up. Tonight we were stuck up in Hialeah and Todd had selected this nearby place which he passes regularly, a little Spanish place that we really enjoyed. The food was superb. We both had fish and I had a garlic soup… oh I do love that garlic.  And the dessert, Catalona, was mmmm mmmm good.  The staff was friendly and helpful and there was salt on the table, sadly no cloth napkins but on their own the servers did continue bringing us paper napkins.

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if this place was in the neighborhood I would return often

Bocas House

We have discovered Doral and are loving it.  This past Wednesday we ate at this family friendly plain old restaurant.  What a joy.  No style, no theme, just good food and a great looking menu.

Oh yeah, and cloth napkins and an amazing dessert.  Unfortunately the salt was too thick to shake from their shakers but they gladly brought me a small bowl.

We shared a 24 oz. Porterhouse which was accompanied by yuca fries ( i would get the regular fries next time) .  It came with a sharing size salad with a delicious citrus dressing.  The steak was cooked as we ordered it, medium rare, and really tasty.  As good as any steak ouse but without the pretentiousness.  We also had a mac and cheese which was ordinary and extraordinary and worth ordering.

Then onto dessert… A mug of cookies and cream milkshake , topped with a white chocolate brownie covered with vanilla ice cram.. and the greatest largest start ever.

No need to order dinner, just get the dessert!

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