John Kunkel, CEO of Miami-based restaurant group 50 Eggs (Swine, Yardbird, Khong), expanded his reach this week by opening a Yardbird at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Here, he shares his favorite dishes in South Florida:
1. Estiatorio Milos
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Love ordering small plates and good wines with friends.
730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800.
Kobe Fried Rice and Short-Rib Yaki Noodles.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600.
1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2999.
Lobster Roll and cold beer.
300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-672-1148.
5. The Federal
Jar ’o Duck.
5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-758-9559.
6. Blue Collar
Crispy Snapper, or anything chef Danny Serfer is making.
6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-756-0366.
4312 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-6066.
8. MC Kitchen
Love whatever Dena Marino is cooking.
4141 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-456-9948.
Dim Sum and everything else. Chef Richard Hales has done a great job.
3451 NE First Ave., Miami; 305-573-8886.
10 (tie). The Forge & Prime 112
Expect quality experiences from two of Miami’s best restaurateurs.
432 W. 41st St., Miami Beach; 305-538-8533 (The Forge). 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-8112 (Prime 112).