The possibilities have burgeoned with the population. You can sample Southern home cooking as authentic as any this side of the Mason- Dixon line and kosher fare to compare with New York’s best. But the real gastronomic news in Miami is the explosion of interest in ethnic food-Cuban cuisine first and foremost, but also Mexican, Haitian, Greek, Indian, Japanese and Thai.
South Dade farmers supply chefs with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and offshore waters provide plenty of fish and shellfish. Everglades frog legs turn up on some menus and you may just come across alligator meat. It’s farmed out in the glades, though consumption is, for the time being, limited.
Meal Times: Most restaurants serve breakfast from 7 to 11 am., and lunch from about 11.30 to 1.30 p. m. or so. Dinner is available from 5 or 6p. m. until 10 or 11, with the exception of Little Havana establishments and a few others on the Beach, which don’t close down till 12 or I in the morning-even later at weekends.
Some restaurants offer an “early bird special”, a menu a reduced price to diners why order their evening meal before 6 o’clock, or thereabouts. A brunch menu is widely available on Sundays from 11 am. to 3 pm. If hunger strikes in the middle of the night, make for one of the chain coffee shops, open 24 hours.
In South Beach you can find it in Washington Avenue between the 9th to 12th. You can find snack also at the News Cafè in Ocean Drive until late.
Last, in South Beach there is a Market “Publix” between the 19th and Dade Boulevard that is open 24/7.
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