REVOLT’s second annual REVOLT Music Conference is fast approaching, and while there will be no lack of events to partake in (including performances by Robin Thicke, DeJ Loaf and Jidenna and panel discussions about all things music industry with top executives L.A. Reid and Sean “Diddy” Combs, himself) who doesn’t want to take advantage of the warm Miami weather and all that South Beach has to offer?
Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. This week, before RMC (October 15-18 at the Fontainebleau Hotel), we’ll be offering readers and fellow RMC attendees lists of some of the top things to delve into in or near the beach when time permits. From places to eat to spots to see, we’ll make sure to present you with a good, detailed mix of fun to add to the networking.
To kick things off, here’s a directory of the Top 10 restaurants to get your eat on in the MIA. Happy grubbing!
RED, The Steakhouse
Named one of the top 10 steakhouses in the country by OpenTable, RED not only offers some of the most delicious prime steak selections, but also a sexy ambiance for a superb dinner experience.
Part of the Myles Restaurant Group and sister restaurant to Prime 112, Prime Fish, and Big Pink, Prime Italian prides itself in being the “answer to innovative modern Italian dining” by offering “oversized portions in an upscale, dining experience.” Prime Italian is not only open for lunch and dinner.
Residing in the courtyard of the Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s is one of our favorite brunch spots (although they also offer lunch, cicchetti, and dinner, seven days a week). Stop by for their spaghetti with lobster, chili and basil or their butternut squash ravioli.
In 2011, Zagat raved about Nexxt Café’s prime location for eating and people watching, while in 2012 it admired its “crazy big menu” and “enormous portions.” Who doesn’t like all of that?! We recommend stopping by for lunch.
A steakhouse is never a bad option. Headed by Executive Chef Sean Brasel, Meat Market dubs itself a “more glamorous take on the traditional steak house.” Make the most of your trip with their signature steaks and exclusive reserve cuts.
With original recipes from France, Italy and Spain, the menu at Bâoli is a savory blend of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine to “cater to your every craving.”
You can’t come to Miami without having some Cuban food, right? David’s has been open for over 35 years and offers some of the best Cuban food items the beach has to offer, including scrumptious Cuban sandwiches and traditional Cuban coffee.
For those late night cravings, be sure walk (or take an Uber!) over to Pizza Rustica. Not only does Rustica offer some of the tastiest slices near the strip, but it also stays open after hours (’til 2:00 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and 4:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).
In search of a swanky diner vibe? Look no further. Big Pink, brainchild of restaurateur Myles Chefetz, boasts over 200 menu items, including the Big Pink TV Dinner featuring a selection of daily specials served on a stainless steel tray. Who doesn’t love options?
While Puerto Sagua is currently temporarily closed due to a grease fire this past July, this list wouldn’t be complete without this Cuban food staple. The Miami Herald recently called it “one of the few South Beach mom-and-pop establishments that is both a tourist draw and popular mainstay for locals.” Puerto Sagua is said to be up and running again in the next couple of weeks, so if you stick around to relax after RMC, this is the spot to be.
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