Now Open: TALDE Miami Beach, Monteverde, Tilda All Day and More
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Tilda All Day: Tilda is the type of place where you want to settle in for the whole day, seriously. There's coffee from Parlour, excellent pastries baked in-house and small plates of breakfast-y fare like toast topped with maitake mushrooms and a fried egg, endive salad with toasted bread and creamy chicken liver mousse alongside an apple salad, served from the morning until close at 5:30 p.m.
The Happy Camper: Have you ever eaten a pulled-pork-and-pineapple-topped thin-crust pizza inside an Airstream trailer? Or shared "happytizers" with friends while seated on a tire swing-turned-barstool? Now you can do both inside this Old Town joint, thanks to the team behind the always-fun and ever-delicious Homeslice.
Monteverde: Two years after leaving the helm of the kitchen at acclaimed Italian dining destination Spiaggia, Sarah Grueneberg is finally back in a restaurant, and this time, it's her own—and it's a whole lot more casual. Expect lots of pastas, many of them made in-house and dried behind the bar, and then used in invitive dishes like duck egg corzetti with pecan pesto, cacio whey pepe and arrabbiata with wok-fried noodles and shrimp.
Tacos Cala: Tucked behind acclaimed Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara's first American venture, Cala, is a just-opened tacos spot serving Mexico City-inspired tacos like one topped with rice, black beans and pork chile verde with green beans. There's no seating; it's just grab and go or stand up and scarf down as many tacos as possible. Wash them down with a glass of lemon chia agua fresca.
The Organic Coup: If eating fried chicken is the way to go about an "everyday peaceful protest," we're OK with it. And that's exactly what you'll find on the menu at the country's first all-organic fast-food restaurant, in sandwich, wrap and bowl form. Fun fact: The anti-GMO and natural-minded founders don't come from a background in farming; their ethos comes from years spent working at Costco.
Emmer & Rye: Executive chef/owner Kevin Fink has some big names in his pocket (Noma, The French Laundry), so we're nothing but excited for his new Rainey Street spot. Get a taste of everything by ordering small plates from a cart dim sum-style or go for the weekly changing seasonal menu, which might include polenta with fermented mushrooms or tres leches cheesecake.
Samosas at TALDE Miami Beach
TALDE Miami Beach: Top Chef alum Dale Talde's pretzel-crust dumplings and bacon pad Thai are invading Miami at his latest outpost of his hit Brooklyn restaurant. This location is industrial hip with a serious street art mural and a giant semi-irreverent (read: hipster crass) picture of Talde with two scantily clad models. The spot stays open late, offering a noodle special from 2 to 4 a.m. to fuel revelry.
The Durham House: With French-leaning menu options like truffled duck-fat fries, crispy sweetbreads and lamb tartare, dinner might sound like a pressed-linens affair. But the surprisingly casual spot has a relaxed shoreline vibe and an impressive beer program, plus prices that won't drown your wallet. And there's plenty of evidence you're still in Texas, like the smoked pig tails and local Fat Cat Creamery ice cream.
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