Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mercadito Midtown Good Eats

Well it has been a while since I posted something on good eats but that does not mean we have not attended any. In an effort to save time on reading a long post I will post one and then at a later date post another one.

First Stop

Mercadito Midtown

Originally we came upon this as an adventure. We were watching the Food Channel's show Heat Seekers and then wondered if they had gone to any places in Miami. (Answer yes 2 places). We picked Mercadito because they featured a drink called the Vato Loco (The Hottest Drink on Earth).

Well you know that peaked the man's taste buds so we thought oh what the heck lets go for it. So we did. We came to learn when we arrived that the restaurant no longer makes this drink. We could not get a straight answer from the bartender. I suspect it was a gimic to get the show in and perhaps the 1 hour and 30 minutes (that which includes 30 minutes in cooking) to make the drink was not feasable. So yes we were disappointed but after a long drive we decided to stay and enjoy some of their foods. I did try this specialty drink they had called Big Nose Goes to Mexico that basically is several types of tequilla and a floater of 151 rum and oh yes they light it on fire and serve it to you flaming.

That is the drink you take and dunk the lime to put out the fire. The drink was good not too sweet more on the sour side but rather refreshing. As for eats I had a Queso Fundido (love that name) with sauteed chile serrano, garlic, oregano, tomatillo pico de gallo. This was pretty darn awesome. The flavors were outstanding.

The Man had Corn Masa Quesadilla which featured chihuahua and oaxaca cheese, corn, roasted poblano, zucchini, tomatillo salsa, creme fresca. He too enjoyed his meal. So I say go for it. This area is up and coming and I suspect in the next few years will be hoping. We already decided we would go back on the fly and pick a place to eat. Lets see how that goes.

Stay Tune

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chart House a Hit - Coconut Grove

Our latest Grove trip took us to the famous Chart House thanks to daddy dearest being in town. I am told I had the best of the 3 dishes. I had a Spiced Yellowfin Ahi which had a ginger soy sauce, wasabi cream and wasabi mashed potatoes. It really was pretty darn good the fish was a medium rare and it was very flavorful.

The night was real pretty it was in the upper 60s so there was a slight chill in the air, but no worries we sat inside!

So thank you Chart House for a really nice meal! What will be my next stop?

Stay Tuned.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Thank you Mr Moes for bad service

So our trip today to Coconut Grove was another fantastic time. After my hair appointment we walked looking for a place to eat a light lunch. We decided to enter Mr. Moes. The place was not busy at all (that was the first sign), we sat down and a girl placed a few menus and well that was the last time we saw her. Apparently she found it better to go hang with co workers and eat and chill instead of attending to customers. So we decided lets just leave. We left and went found an Indian Restaurant called Bombay Darbar. Well the service was much better, we actually had people come to the table. We decided to do a taste of appetizers. We started with Tandoori Chicken Wings that had great seasoning mixed with yogurt herbs and spices with a plum sauce. The wings were juicy and full of flavor. Great choice! Then we went with Pandor Faucora which is basically Indian Fried cheese in small squares. This was a nice dish too. To end the tasting we went with Garlic Naan which is basically garlic bread. This was another great item to have. So I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to stop in the Grove.

So there you have it our little stop in the Grove. Where shall the next place be?

Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If you love it then visit it and I love the Grove!

So we decided that since I truly always loved Coconut Grove the best way to show is to visit them and patronage their services. So I found me a nice hair salon called M Salon. M Salon M is located on Fuller street and come Saturday will be my first appointment. Hopefully this will be the start of a beautiful friendship. Next we said ok lets go to places and try them out. The businesses need it and we can have some fun at it. Yesterday we stopped at Barracuda Bar and Grill. I had the Shrimp Po'Boy with their home made Cajun Sauce. Well the heat index on that was a bit high (a bit too high for me) but I was still able to taste the flavor that was pretty darn good. I may have it again if I go. This place at first glance looks like a dive bar but let me tell you that is where I think you can find some of the best dishes. So next week we will go back to the Grove and see where we end up at.

Cheers and Stay Tuned.