I MAY HAVE stalked Tony Bourdain over the week preceding Thanksgiving. It started with a single post of Tony with rock legend Iggy pop on his Instagram labeled “two old dudes on the beach” with the location marked as Miami. It peaked my curiosity enough to hit the web and sure enough, discover that Zero Point Zero, the production company for CNN’s Parts Unknown, had pulled filming permits all over town. My mission was clear- find out where Tony was eating.
Their first stop the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest, where Tony enjoyed foods from Dim Ssam A Go Go, Sayaka Kitchen’s ‘Asian Funk’ mobile outpost. The next day caught the production truck at Kris Wessel’s new Lincoln Rd. venture: Oolite. Other reported sightings were at 1826 and Jean-Georges new digs Matador at the Edition. I’ve since eaten all of the restaurants and discovered Sayaka Kitchen’s new project Black Brick and the Italian gem next door- Salumeria 104, both in Midtown. I look forward to seeing which of these, and others, make the new episode.
Sayaka Kitchen / Dim Ssam a Go Go
The Food Truck is Anywhere all the time, Miami, FL & Beyond | (305) 576-8096
In 2009, Richard Hales led the charge of the light Asian brigade, providing delectable, no-frills, affordable fare to a populace hungering for such. In 2010, he took his Sakaya Kitchen concept on the road, and Dim Ssam A Go Go is now in the forefront of of the gastro-truck movement. Hales’ continued focus and dedication to quality and value is just the thing we need more of for Miami to take the next step up the stairway of gastronomic respectability.” – Miami New Times
3451 NE 1ST AVE, #104, MIAMI, FL 33137 | 305.424.9588
Salumeria 104 is based on the Italian concept of a trattoria and small neighborhood shop where one can find Italian specialty cured meats and other delicacies, also known as a salumi shop. The restaurant combines Northern Italy’s rustic charm and Midtown Miami’s vibrancy while serving impeccably authentic Italian food. The menu focuses on dishes that let the essence of each ingredient transpire including a variety of salumi, fresh homemade breads and pastas, and Italian products.
1661 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (305) 907-5535
Oolite received 3.5 stars (Miami Herald) for Chef Kris Wessel’s original Healthy Regional Fare inspired by the food culture of Florida, the American South, the Caribbean and South America. The healthy based cuisine is gluten free and protein specific. A diverse kitchen technique uses modern and traditional approaches to production including slow cooking, poaching, steaming, smoking, grilling, dehydrating and preserving.
2901 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 |(786) 257-4588
Chef Jean-Georges presents Matador Room, a modern interpretation of Latin cuisine influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors. The seasonal menu, composed of small and large plates, utilizes a bounty of the freshest Floridian ingredients.
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