Saturday, February 13, 2021

Regina's Grocery (South Beach)







Regina's Grocery is a Brooklyn style deli and sandwich shop that started in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  They brought their talents to South Beach in the summer of 2019 inside the lobby of the Urbanica Hotel.  They have survived the pandemic and I highly recommend any Italian sandwich loved to pay them a visit.  Easily one of the best NY style heroes in town.  

Pictured is the fantastic Uncle Jimmy - prosciutto, hot soppressata, smoked ham, fresh mozzarella, roasted reds, arugula, Regina's hot pepper spread, EVOO and balsamic on a Sullivan Street stirato bread.

They are open from 8am to 6pm. 


418 Meridian Ave.

305 321 3390


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Crawfish Boil at Phuc Yea 2/15/21

 




DA BUGS ARE BAAAACKK...& with it our INFAMOUS Crawfish Boils! And, to celebrate, we are hosting a special Lundi Gras dinner featuring drink specials and an all day menu meant to add that cajun spice in your life! Come for the food & drink, stay for the musical treat! As part of our low country boil, @Lemoncitytrio will be playing jazz to make this day truly royal!




FEATURED SPECIALS:

Vietcajun Crawfish Boil, fresh crawfish, andouille sausage, corn, potatoes, chili oil (available by the 1lb, 3lb, & 5lb quantities)




Peel and Eat Shrimp, garlic butter.




Baked Oysters, lemongrass breadcrumbs, cajun spice.




Blue Crab Gumbo, Chinese and andouille sausage, okra, ginger, sriracha.




Squid Ink Jambalaya, squid, trinity, squid ink, peas, herbage, crispy shallots

*we will also be offering limited a la carte menu for our vegetarian & menu-restricted friends!




Bourbon Spiked Praline King Cake




Looking for Lagniappe? FREE King Cake Shot for our guests!



RESERVATIONS



            GET YOUR CRAW ON AT HOME, TOO!



Viet Cajun Wok Tossed Crawfish, served with garlic lemongrass butter, chilies, andouille sausage, corn and potatoes



Pre Order Here



3 LB ... $69

5 LB ... $105

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Cobaya Ari Taymor at Three




Cobaya Miami Experiment #79 was a return to the scene of a wonderful Cobaya dinner with legendary Miami chef, Norman Van Aken at Three restaurant located in Wynwood.  Norman is unfortunately no longer affiliated with Three but the menu and kitchen is still in the fantastic hands of one of my favorite local chefs, Jeffrey Brana and his cutting edge team.  

We happily returned to Three for another Cobaya dinner because it was with a talented visiting chef, Ari Taymor from Little Prince in Santa Monica, California.  Ari is a former James Beard rising star nominated chef who previously owned the popular Los Angeles spot Alma which won best new restaurant in America in 2013 by bon appétit.  Ari is known for his flavorful vegetable forward dishes.  For Cobaya, he hit us with a well rounded menu full of great flavors and perfectly executed dishes.  It was truly fantastic dinner form start to finish.  










Ari and Jeffrey happily expediting for the guinea pigs.







with braised bacon and smoked potato
Raventos I Blanc, Conca del Riu Anoia Brut 2014, Textures de Pedra, Penedes Spain












melon, cucumber and burrata with pink peppercorn vinaigrette
Domaine Huet, Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg 2018, Loire Valley, France









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with heirloom tomatoes and a sauce made from the bones
Alphonse Mellot, La Moussiere, Sancerre 2017, Loire Valley, France












with black garlic, fingerlings and frisée
Federico Orsi, Vigneto San Vito Vigna del Grotto 2016, Emilia Romagna, Italy

















from Jamison Farm with cilanto and black vinegar chimichurri
Moccagatta, Barbaresco 2014, Piedmont, Italy






with almond scented cream and plum sherbet
Cruse Wine & Co., Ricci Vineyard St. Laurent 2018, California, United States



As always a huge thank you to the guinea pig nation for your continued interest and support.  The demand far outweighs the available seats and we genuinely hate that aspect of hosting these dinners.  

And of course, a huge thank you to Chef Taymor, and Chef Brana along with at Three executive chef Brian Vaughn, pastry chef Karla Hernandez and sommelier Jean-Baptiste Barre for some great pours.  And thanks to co-owners Candace Walsh and Susan Buckley for your continued support of Cobaya and the local dining scene.