The List: Eating in Miami with Azul chef William Crandall

Chef William Crandall
Chef William Crandall

Chef William Crandall’s soigné food at Azul at the Mandarin Oriental can be a world away from the tacos and empanadas he eats in his off time. Here are his favorite bites around town:

1. Taquiza

Rajas and Huitlacoche Tacos. Best tortillas in Miami.

1506 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-748-6099.

2. Panya Thai

Chili-Paste Beef, Green Curry Chicken. If you are brave, ask for “authentic spicy.”

520 NE 167th St., North Miami Beach; 305-945-8566.

3. Gastropod

The Burger, my favorite in Miami, beautiful in its simplicity.

160 NW 26th St., Miami;

4. Pubbelly

Kimchi Fried Rice can’t be missed.

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

5. Sushi Deli

Ebi (Sweet Shrimp) is delicious. Get there early before they sell out.

1412 79th Street Cswy., Miami Beach; 305-861-0143.

6. Lucali

Classic Pie with Extra Garlic. You won’t regret it.

1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 305-695-4441.

7. La Quebradita

Pork Pambaso (torta soaked in achiote).

702 N. Krome Ave., Homestead; 305-245-4586.

8. Cypress Room

Lunch Degustation Menu. Changes daily, always delicious.

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

9. Joe’s Stone Crab

Claws (of course) and Fried Green Tomatoes.

11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0365.

10. Bunbury

Cheese and Bacon Empanada. You can’t have just one.

2200 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-452-1439.