Monday, November 21, 2005

Miami? Nice...

Big goings-on this week: Californiaeating is off to Miami to visit the in-laws.

Miami, land of tropical fruits, arepa carts, and t-shirt suits. I love Miami. I even love the in-
laws. But since Scott does not come from a family of cooks (kitchens are more of a decorative element for them), we'll be having a catered turkey dinner by the beach. This kinda goes against all that is holy for New Englanders and food nerds, but I had my fill of Thanksgiving food this summer, so I can roll with it. And they sure know how to throw a party.

Anyone have any Miami restaurant recs? We've been to Norman's and Joe's. But we still haven't made
it over to Calle Ocho in all these years. This time, I want some good Cuban and Caribbean food.




6 comments:

Cuarentayuno said...

Ten years ago I ate at Versailles Restaurant and I still remember it. The place was dumpy, tacky and kitschy, but incredibly delicious (yucca root sauteed with garlic!). Apparently it remains a favorite of the 1959 cubans. Does it still exist?

Mona said...

Shoot, where's Swimster when ya need him? Definitely go to Wet Willies if you're in a margarita sweet fruity drink kinda mood :) HA! Swimster used to live in Miami, I'll ask him and see if he gets back to me in time.
Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

Jessica Battilana said...

Amy, any chance we can get you to bring back some stone crab claws in a cooler? We could have a crab-off (Dungeness v. Stone) followed by Scott's I've-never-tasted-it-so-I'm-not-sure-it's-true World's Best Key Lime Pie.

Salbert said...

Ah, Southern, East Coast, Florida, can it get any better? It's not really all that great! I live in Florida, every driver on the road, well.... CAN'T DRIVE! The education system is 2nd worst (Mississippi is the worst, the 8th graders just learned how to spell Mississippi). Did I mention the summer heat?

Bottom Line: I want to move out of Florida. Oh, and Wilma put a damper on any plans!

Norman said...

sounds tasty, enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend

Salbert said...

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