Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Best Meals of 2013 # 6 & 7

The Miami food scene continues to grow and I was fortunate to enjoy several outstanding meals in our own backyard this year.  From the delicious and fun Pop Up Series hosted by chef Michael Schwartz at Harry's Pizzeria, to some great collaborations along the way and to the "underground and experimental" dinners we throw with talented chefs over at Cobaya Miami.

I must admit that doing this was not easy as each were great in their own way. As with my normal "tiers" these rankings take all facets of the meal into consideration. Food is the primary component but phenomenal wine or simply a great time can bolster the ranking.

Big thanks to all of the chefs, kitchen crews, managers, sommeliers, bartenders, servers and support staff for making 2013 another happy year for my belly!!


15 & 14
13, 12 & 11
10, 9 & 8



7. Publican Quality Meats Pizzeria at Harry's Pizzeria.  Paul Kahan and Cosmo Goss escaped a January day in Chicago and joined the Genuine Hospitality crew for an outstanding meal. Highlights included a super stracciatella with roasted baby beets, Oregon hazelnuts, dandelion greens and aged balsamic, blood sausage and squid and a dynamite lamb shoulder.   My original recap here.

6. SPQR Pizzeria at Harry's Pizzeria.  Matt Accarino was kidnapped by GourmandJ and transported to Miami paid a visit from San Francisco and provided us with an excellent meal that featured a ton of food.  His chicken liver was unreal as was his corn ravioli with huitlacoche butter and chives.  And I could not stop eating his tomato tagliatelle with royal red shrimp puttanesca.  My original recap is here.

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