The List: Edge Steak & Bar's Aaron Brooks

Aussie-born Aaron Brooks is the man behind the stove at Edge Steak and Bar in the Four Seasons Miami, where he oversees a modern-steakhouse menu and one of South Florida’s most impressive Sunday brunches. Here’s where he eats when he’s not cooking: 

1. Macchialina 

Polenta with Sausage Ragu — a must-do! 

820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-2124.

2. Stanzione 87 

Classic Margherita or White Mushroom with Truffles. 

87 SW Eighth St., Miami; 786-360-1852.

3. La Sandwicherie 

Can’t beat the Veggie Sub on Whole-Wheat Baguette.

Multiple locations. 

4. My Ceviche 

Octopus Wrap.

Multiple locations. 

5. Threefold Café 

The Smashed Avo is my go-to. Get a side of Vegemite and Toast. 

141 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 305-704-8007.

6. HuaHua’s Taqueria 

Anything chef Todd Erickson puts in a tortilla is magic. 

1211 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-8226.

7. La Casita 

A friend introduced me to Rabo Encendido here. I was a changed man. 

3805 SW Eighth St., Coral Gables; 305-448-8224.

8. Ricky Thai Bistro

Love me some Larp followed by a Green Chicken Curry. 

1617 NE 123rd St., North Miami; 305-891-9292.

9. Pubbelly 

Duroc Pork Belly. I can taste its awesomeness. 

1418 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555.

10. The Cypress Room 

Chef Roel Alcudia treats every ingredient he touches with respect and restraint.

3620 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-520-5197.

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