Chef Jimmy Carey opened his first Jimmy’z Kitchen in South Beach in 2008 and has since expanded the fast-casual concept to Wynwood, Pinecrest and Brickell. Here, the Johnson & Wales University graduate shares his favorite places to eat around Miami:
La Bistecca. If you have never had it and are a meat lover, you are missing out.
1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-2228
2. Mi Rinconcito
Tostada de Ceviche de Camaron. A hidden gem for Mexican food.
1961 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-644-4015
3. Midtown Oyster Bar
Fresh Oysters. Great happy hour selection.
3301 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-220-2070
Spicy Tuna Causa.
2751 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-501-5010
5. Smith & Wollensky
Cajun Bone-In Rib Eye. Twenty-four ounces of splendid meat cooked just right.
One Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-2800
Hamachi Spuma. Chef Sunny Oh’s creations are wonderfully done and deliciously executed. Always imaginative.
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-763-8272
Cheesy Corn Grits. Southern food done right.
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-5220
Steak Frites. My go-to-neighborhood place, where everyone knows my name and they know exactly how I like my steak cooked.
959 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-3050
9. Tropical Chinese
Dim Sum. All of the choices are wonderful.
7991 SW 40th St., Miami; 305-262-7576
10. Cvi.Che 105
Trilogia de Ceviche. Chef-owner Juan Chipoco is a friend who has great business acumen and high quality of service – the ceviche is always fresh and fantastic.