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MIAMI: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited Miami on his show The Layover Season 1 Episode 4, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover Miami, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Hotdog Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Colombian – hotdog topped with mozzarella, onion and pink sauce (mixture of mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mustard, and potato sticks; Edgar Special – hotdog with cheese, pineapple jelly and whipped cream, garnished with dried fruits and strawberry sauce.

WHERE IS IT?

La Perrada de Edgar
6976 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

La Perrada de Edgar offers 21 different takes on hotdogs, and some, according to Anthony Bourdain, are “intergalactically strange”.

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DISH – Ropa Vieja

WHAT IS IT?

Pulled stewed meat (beef or pork) with vegetables.

WHERE IS IT?

Las Olas Cafe
644 6th St
Miami Beach, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Cash-only place that is popular with the locals. Anthony Bourdain noted that the staff speaks mostly Spanish. He did not stop by Las Olas Café during this trip but suggested it as place for traditional Cuban cuisine.

DISH – Platanos, Arroz Congri, Chicharrónes, and Pan con Lechón

WHAT IS IT?

Platanos – fried plantains; Arroz Congri – Cuban rice and beans, Chicharrónes – fried pork belly and rind; Pan Con Lechón – Cuban grilled and roast pork sandwich.

WHERE IS IT?

El Palacio de los Jugos
5721 W Flagler St
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Although Anthony Bourdain did not stop by El Palacio de los Jugos, he suggested it as “a jumble of different stands, all in one roof”.

DISH – Beer

WHAT IS IT?

Alcoholic beverage brewed from malted barley, maize, wheat, rice and other cereal grains.

WHERE IS IT?                       

Mac’s Club Deuce ♣
222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Anthony Bourdain described Mac’s Club Deuce ♣ as “one of the last true dive bars in South Beach”. He also suggested The Room as a “civilized alternative” to dive bars. However, The Room is no longer in business as of this writing.

DISH – Grilled Hog Snapper, Grilled Yellowtail, and Grilled Shrimp

WHAT IS IT?

Grilled Hog Snapper – grilled whole hog snapper; Grilled Yellowtail – grilled yellowtail amberjack; Grilled Shrimp – grilled skewered shrimps.

WHERE IS IT?

Garcia’s Seafood
398 NW N River Dr
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Anthony Bourdain described Garcia’s Seafood as “No flash, no pretense – just simple wooden tables by the Miami river and good, fresh local fish.”

DISH – Cioppino and Roasted Lobster

WHAT IS IT?

Cioppino – seafood stew; Roasted Lobster – whole roasted lobster.

WHERE IS IT?

The River Oyster Bar
650 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not stop by The River Seafood and Oyster Bar in this episode, he suggested it as a place with “slightly more tricked-out ambiance”.

DISH – Meatloaf, Grits and Gravy, Peas, and Iced Tea

WHAT IS IT?

Meatloaf – ground meat formed into a loaf; Grits and Gravy – boiled cornmeal with gravy; Peas – boiled or steamed canned peas; Iced Tea – cold tea served with ice.

WHERE IS IT?

S&S Diner
2699 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

When Anthony Bourdain visited, S&S Diner was on 2nd Ave. Since then, it has moved to Biscayne Boulevard. It is now reported to be closed.

DISH – Griot

WHAT IS IT?

Fried pork shoulder served with sweet plantains and salad.

WHERE IS IT?

Chez Le Bebe
114 NE 54th St
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Chez Le Bebe on this episode but he suggested it for those looking for Haitian fare.

DISH – Boiled Fish

WHAT IS IT?

Boiled Fish – Bahamian dish served with johnnycakes made of cornmeal and milk butter.

WHERE IS IT?

Bahamian Pot
1413 NW 54th St
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

On this episode, Bourdain did not visit Bahamian Pot but said, “If you’re craving island cuisine, this is a place you don’t want to pass by”.

DISH – Cracklin’ Duck Herb Sandwich and Frita Cuba

WHAT IS IT?

Cracklin’ Duck Herb Sandwich – crispy duck meat served on a potato roll with mustard and ketchup, garnished with black plum cilantro; Frita Cuba – burger of mixed ground beef and ground sausage, served with Julienne fries and ketchup.

WHERE IS IT?

Food Trucks Fridays Fiesta in Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St
Miami, FL , United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Anthony Bourdain got the Cracklin’ Duck Herb Sandwich from the Sakaya food truck, while the Frita Cuba from the Grill Master truck.

DISH – Crispy Fig Ears, Classic Devilled Eggs, Sautéed Chanterelles, and Sliced Figs

WHAT IS IT?

Crispy Pig Ears – pig’s ears cooked in a Dutch oven then cut into strips and deep-fried, tossed with salt and spices, served with a wedge of lime; Classic Devilled Eggs – stuffed hard boiled eggs; Sautéed Chanterelles – local Floridian chanterelles lightly sautéed in butter and thyme, served over a scrambled guinea hen egg with shaved piave vecchio cheese; Sliced Figs – brown turkey figs from California, sliced and topped with hazelnuts, arugula, local honey and sea salt.

WHERE IS IT?

Michael’s Genuine
130 NE 40th St
Miami, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Anthony Bourdain considered Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink as “probably the best restaurant in Miami right now”.

DISH – Short Rib Steak Tartare and Pork Belly

WHAT IS IT?

Short Rib Steak Tartare – with yuzu, chives and soft quail egg, served with goat butter and toast; Pork Belly – with orange peel and tabanjan.

WHERE IS IT?

Pubbelly
1424 20th St
Miami Beach, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Pubbelly in this Miami trip, he suggested it if you’re looking for a “kind of a gastro pub kind of a place”.

DISH – Negroni

WHAT IS IT?

Italian cocktail of gin, vermouth and Campari, garnished with an orange peel.

WHERE IS IT?

Bar at The Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL, United States

THE LAYOVER MIAMI NOTES

Bourdain on the bar at The Raleigh Hotel: “Discreet little bar in my beloved Raleigh Hotel”.