Jeremy Ford is chef of Matador Room at the Miami Beach Edition and a contestant (one of the stronger ones) on the current season of Bravo’s Top Chef. He’ll also be cooking at the Best of the Best event at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Here are his favorite things to eat in Miami:
1. Izzy’s Fish & Oyster
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Hot lobster roll. Bomb!
423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-573-5550
2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Crispy sweet and spicy pork belly with kimchi, peanuts and cilantro.
130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550
Tofu and tomato with blueberries and sesame. Fire!
1418 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555
Bone marrow veal cheek marmalade: hangover cure.
3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353
Soft egg, scallop espuma, chive, truffles, gruyere. Yes, add the caviar!
223 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-5996
Black pepper carbonara.
4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-708-2731
Crispy oyster and bacon pad Thai.
4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-4094
Fire and ice oysters.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600
Brussels sprouts with cauliflower, bacon and soy.
3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-573-1520
Bucatini with sea urchin, crab and chile.
2395 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-6700