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There are few better cures for a pounding head and aching conscience than Cuban coffee and croquetas. This Cuban joint in West Dade has won our Best Of for both Café con Leche and croquetas, so you know they've got their staples down pat. Their fritas win rave reviews, too, and did we mention they have a drive-through? So you can stay safely ensconsed in your car and avoid a hunger-fueled walk of shame.
Jamón, pollo o pescado -- chicken, ham, or fish: Your waiter wants you to know these are the three choices of croquetas ($1.15) at Islas Canarias restaurant. The decision sounds simple, but it's also surprisingly difficult. Order the chicken, and nibble on a plump fried croquette filled with flecks of poultry and sprinkled with minced herbs. Order the ham, and crunch on a brown exterior stuffed with smoky specks of pink ham. Order the fish, and savor delectable, briny bits cooked... More »
The thing about croquetas is that every one is different. It's impossible to know exactly what you're biting into. They come in different colors, sizes, and stuffing. Some are crisp and others chewy. Admittedly we bit into some really nasty shit before we found a winner, but Islas Canarias's croquetas takes the prize because they are the plumpest and most delicate of all. They fall apart in your mouth, and they're so good you can't stop at just one. Unlike most, there's no need to worry... More »
You will be served a cup of hot hot hot steamed milk (pale yellow in color because it's made with homemade evaporated milk) along with a miniature metal canister's worth of sweet Bustelo espresso that packs the punch of caffeine on steroids. Pour the coffee into the cup, which will bring the milk right up to the rim. Careful, don't spill any -- as we say, it's hot, and you wouldn't want to put a damper on an otherwise perfect moment: the richest, fullest, tastiest café con leche... More »
The Grind, Miami's home grown burger competition is a month away and the competition is heating up. On March 31 at 7 p.m., 30 local restaurants will serve up their best burgers for your eating pleasur... More »