The List: 50 Eggs' John Kunkel

John Kunkel
John Kunkel

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

Love ordering small plates and good wines with friends. 

730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800.

2. Makoto

Kobe Fried Rice and Short-Rib Yaki Noodles. 

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600.

3. Bazaar 

Smoked Oysters.

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2999.

4. Monty’s

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.

7. Mandolin

Grilled Octopus. 

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.

9. Blackbrick

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).