Food, Lifestyle

Lunch in Miami at Suviche

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Launched in 2010, Suviche is the perfect combination of Japonese and Peruvian cuisines, with four locations in Miami including Wynwood, Brickell, Miami Beach and most recently Las Olas, the restaurant offers a variety of flavorful sushi rolls, ceviche and Peruvian specialties. Two locations, Wynwood and Las Olas, also have a Pisco Bar. Why the name is Suviche?  “Su” denotes the sushi portion of the menu, and “Viche” is because it has a lot of kinds of ceviche in the menu. We went o the Wynwood location, the patio was so cozy with swing sets, couches and a big Wynwood type mural, a very inviting decoration.

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We were there for lunch and we end up choosing to orderd dishes to share, we got the Naural Ceviche, white fish  Traditos, Nectar Roll and Tropical Roll, everything was so delicious and fresh! For dessert, we ordered the classic Peruvian Suspiro Limeno, a kind of dulce de leche-meets-custard combination topped with meringue and sprinkled with cinnamon.

We loved everything about Suviche, the decor was so cool and the food was delicious! I wish we have one in Atlanta! But for sure is a great excuse to go back to Miami!

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SUVICHE
2751 N Miami Ave – Miami

Food, Trips

Trip to Miami Beach

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For the Labor Day weekend, me and my husband decided to enjoy the last few weeks of summer and hot weather, what better place to go than Miami Beach? For us, it is a sort flight, less than two hours, so we got plenty of time to enjoy there. We stayed at the Pestana Hotel in South Beach, which had a great location and tons of Brazilians working and staying at the hotel!

We were there to enjoy the beach and rest, not really to tourist or to explore the city, but one place that is great and worth the visit is the Wynwood Walls that has great graffiti murals, in fact, there are more than 40 walls and doors that have been painted by several well-known artists around the world like Shepard Fairey, Os Gêmeos, Invader, Kenny Scharf and many others.

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One thing we always like to do in our trips is to discover new restaurants and to taste the flavors of the city. Miami has a lot of Cuban, Mexican and sea food restaurants, so we got the chance to go to some of them and I am going to put a list of my three favorites!

1.DiLido Beach Club: located at the Lincoln Road, it has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is great for lunch time, it offers fresh and delicious wraps, we ordered the Ahi Tuna Tartare and the Lemon Chicken and a fruit smoothie. The restaurant also serves salads, sea food and great cocktails.

2.Havana 1957: it is a Cuban restaurant, and they have some locations, we went to the one on the Lincoln Road where is a street with great restaurants and shops. The staff are welcome and the food is great! For appetizer, we ordered the Tostone which was delicious and for main courses, the Lechon Asado that had a lot of flavors and the Pan Con Bistec, that was ok. For drinks we got the traditional and the passion fruit mojito that were amazing! If you are thinking of having diner at Havana 1957, specially during weekends, it is better to do a reservation.

3.Suviche: it is a great ceviche and sushi restaurant and I will do a post just about this restaurant soon!

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Food

Seafood Dinner at The Optimist

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My husband’s family was in town so we got the opportunity to go to new restaurants, one of them was The Optimist and I might say that until now is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta! Not just the food was delicious, but the whole experience was great. The chef-owner is Ford Fry, is a well-known chef who owns 10 restaurants, most of them are in Atlanta, for example JCT Kitchen, no. 246 and King+Duke.

As appetizers we ordered the “Opportunist” Plateaux for the table, it had oyster, king crab, shrimp and ceviche, everything was super fresh and delicious. They also served a very tasty bread that was similar to a brioche.

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For main course, I ordered the Georges Bank Scallops that was one of the best scallops I have ever had, just to think about it my mouth start watering! My husband ate the Redfish which was also really good, the Whole Grilled Fish and Cioppino were other dishes served to our table, all the plates had a great presentation and tasted delicious.

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It is a little bit pricy but for a special occasion is the perfect spot! They serve a super fresh and delicious seafood, the decor is beautiful and the service was great!

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Photos – Andrew Thomas Lee

THE OPTIMIST
914 Howell Mill Road – Atlanta