Spike Mendelsohn

Chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn has a number of restaurants in Washington, DC and recently opened his first Miami restaurant called Sunny's, located at The Hall hotel. Sunny's is named after Spike's grandfather with a play on words for the South Florida weather. Here Spike talks about Sunny's, Miami and gives you his guide for a full day on Miami Beach. 

SUNNY'S IS: "all about beach bites by beach bums. It's a fast-casual concept with amazing ambiance. We have indoor and outdoor dining and also a beer garden area for people to relax and enjoy food inspired by surf beaches from around the world."

WHEN IN MIAMI, YOU MUST EAT: "Stone crabs because they are so limited, local and delicious."


SPIKE'S MIAMI GUIDE

MORNING | Coffee

Photograph courtesy of Charlotte Bakery

Photograph courtesy of Charlotte Bakery

Charlotte Bakery

The owners are great and the coffee and Cuban pastries are phenomenal.

1499 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.535.0095 | www.charlottebakeryinc.com

MORNING | Breakfast

Roasters n' Toasters

Try to get the chef's table in the front for the banter that takes place between the owner and everyone else. Order the egg salad, a basket of bagels, chicken livers, eggs and pastrami and tall glass of Tropicana OJ and you have won at breakfast.

525 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140
T: 305.531.7691 | www.roastersntoasters.com

SHOPPING | Food & Markets

Coconut Grove Organic Market

The farmer's market in Coconut Grove is great. It's been around for about 20 years and they have such a great selection of fruits and veggies. This market also opens later and closes later which is great for those who are late-risers.

Saturdays
3300 Grand Avenue, Miami, FL 33133 | T: 305.238.7747

RESTAURANTS | Lunch

Photograph Courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab

Photograph Courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab

Joe's Stone Crab Take-Away (seasonal)

Go to the side where you can order from the counter. Grab some stone crab claws and a chowder.

11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.673.0365 | www.joesstonecrab.com/joes-take-away

AFTERNOON | Snack

Photograph courtesy of Sunny's

Photograph courtesy of Sunny's

Sunny's

This is the best place for an afternoon snack. I would order a poke bowl and a fresh juice from our juice bar.

1500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.jdvhotels.com/restaurants/the-hall/sunnys

PRE-DINNER | Cocktails

Holidays at The Hall

They have amazing cocktails and fun glassware.

1500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/florida/south-beach-miami/the-hall

RESTAURANTS | Dinner

Photograph courtesy of Pane e Vino

Photograph courtesy of Pane e Vino

Pane e Vino

They make their own pasta. You can watch them in the front window while you wait for your table. You feel like you are dining in an Italian eatery when you eat there.

1450 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.535.9027 | www.paneevinomia.com

LATE NIGHT

Photo Credit: Phillip Pessar [Flickr]

Photo Credit: Phillip Pessar [Flickr]

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Mac's Club Deuce

This is the classic spot for a late night drink.

222 14th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.531.6200 | www.macsclubdeuce.com

La Sandwicherie

After The Deuce, stumble across the street and get a sandwich here.

229 14th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.532.8934 | www.lasandwicherie.com

Photograph courtesy of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Photograph courtesy of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

This place also has some great late night munchies.

1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.704.2145 | www.bodegasouthbeach.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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