Hi my food lovers! I have a nip’s hip picks post today (it’s been awhile). I went to a few restaurants for Miami Spice 2019 and I thought I’d share my experience with you about those specific restaurants and Miami Spice as a whole! Bop to Berlin by Tasillo Hagström and let’s get to it.

If you’re not familiar with Miami Spice, you’re ’boutta be, betch. It’s basically a restaurant promotion that occurs annually throughout the months of August and September. It’s organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). For me, it’s a chance to try out new restaurants and go to ones that I’ve been wanting to go to but couldn’t afford! There were over 200 participating restaurants this year that were located in areas all over Miami. Most restaurants offer a set dinner menu but some also offer lunch or brunch. The restaurants set a menu that offers different options for appetizers, entrees and desserts. You pick one (or sometimes even two!) from each section and DONE! They have these 3-4 course meals at a reduced price of $23 for lunch/brunch and $39 for dinner. So if you go to a restaurant that usually has an entree for $25, this deal becomes way worth it.

addikt

The first place I went to for Miami Spice was ADDiKT at the W Miami. The view was gorgeous and we had dinner during happy hour so we were able to get a lot of delicious wine as we ate for pretty good prices! I definitely enjoyed the experience and ambience. I think the food itself was great but not somewhere I’d say you HAVE to go to try. I’d definitely recommend going and grabbing a drink at the bar there, though!

DINNER

Appetizer:
Octopus a la Plancha
+ braised white beans
+ piquillo pepper sauce
+ pine nut pistou
Entree:
Skirt Steak
+ pepperonata
+ cannellini bean tacu tacu rice
Dessert:
Strawberry Tart
+ coconut sorbet
+ strawberry mousse
+ almond lemon cake

overall rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

seaspice

I had a little weekend date with Erik at Seaspice! It has a beautiful view and fun vibes and I was definitely glad I went for Miami Spice because the prices are pretty steep for a casual weekend brunch. I would say that I loved everything I ate and everything Erik ate equally! There was so much flavor and even in the simplest of dishes, they were able to add some special ingredients that made them taste unique.

BRUNCH

Appetizer:
Malanga Fritters
+ parsley aioli
Entree:
Spinach Benedict
+ puff pastry
+ portobello mushrooms

Dessert:
Guanaja Chocolate Cremoso
+ cocoa crumble
+ seaweed snow
+ toasted rice mousse

overall rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

upland

I had been dyyyying to go to Upland – a new spot in Miami Beach and this was the perfect excuse. I’m SO glad I did- this was definitely my FAVORITE of the 3 restaurants I went to for Miami Spice. They also had the most extensive menu with 4 sections to choose 3 dishes from and many options in each. Not to mention the wine menu was basically as long as the Bible. The portions were also so big that I had enough food for dinner the day after!

DINNER

Appetizer:
Pesto Spaghetti
+ pistachio
+ grana padano
Entree:
Coal Roasted Short Rib
+ caselvetrano olives
+ walnuts
+ celery
+ horseradish
Dessert:
Key Lime Tart
+ charred rose meringue
+ tropical fruit

overall rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

All I’m saying is ya girl ate well and you should too. Make sure to do your research before Miami Spice 2020 and go get yours.

stay on point,

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Welcome boob troop! Welcome to the journey that is the hip nip. I’m currently a college student pursuing Digital Media Studies in sometimes-sunny-sometimes-hurricaney Florida! I’m passionate about my major but I’m also adrenalized when I’m talking about fashion and lifestyle trends. I always find myself scrolling through fashion blogs and lookbooks of my favorite companies and realize that hours have passed and I have to start studying for my midterm that’s only 10 hours away. I hope some of you will be inspired by this blog or at least find it entertaining! If anyone wants to reach out and give me suggestions or collaborate, please feel free to contact me through the contact page or through any social media link that you can find on my blog. 🙂 Stay on point, the hip nip

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