When it comes to food, Yard 8 has the perfect Midtown location. Your only difficulty is going to be choosing the restaurant! Why not check out one culinary destination per week for a month and find your fave? Seafood, Indian, Chinese, Mexican street tacos or Japanese and Peruvian fare rolled into one – take your pick. Your Midtown Miami culinary adventure begins now.
You can never go wrong with Mexican street tacos, and Coyo Taco does it even better with 100% fresh ingredients. You won’t want to miss their namesake, the Coyo Guacamole, as a starter. Then dig into tacos that feature shockingly fresh toppings on homemade corn tortillas. Try the Carne Asada, Camaron, and for an untraditional flavor, check out the Quinoa. Sold two per order, the tacos are quite affordable at $7.50 to $10. Coyo Taco’s modern, clean, and colorful vibe will have you coming back again and again. Stop by. It’s a quick 15-minute walk from Yard 8.
Two cuisines blended into one? It’s not uncommon in Miami, but SuViche has this market cornered. Their “Let’s Get Saucy” tagline says it all about these Peruvian and Japanese flavors rolled into one to create a menu that packs a tasty punch. Throw in the Pisco Bar, the national spirit of Peru, and you’re sure to have a good time at this upbeat, healthy eatery just three blocks from Yard 8.
Ghee Indian Kitchen
It’s all about fresh at chef-founder Niven Patel’s Ghee Indian Kitchen. Ingredients are harvested directly from his farm, Rancho Patel, and dishes change based on what’s in season. The selection of fresh vegetable recipes is amazing, and you’ll want to try the standard Indian dishes like Samosas or Channa Masala or experience the twists of flavor chef Pushkar Marathe creates. Dishes are meant to be shared, and that’s a good thing. It’d be hard to order and finish one of everything! A March review in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel calls it “pure culinary bliss,” quite fitting since the word ghee translates to pure in English.
Blackbrick, named one of Bon Appetit’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2014, is a quirky Chinese restaurant that’s just a few blocks from Yard 8. A family-owned establishment, chef Richard Hales and his wife, Jenny, strive to provide excellent modern Chinese food while also giving back to the Midtown community. Try one of Chef Richard’s specialities, General Tso’s Florida Gator, or go for a Miami classic like the Stir Fried Lobster Cantonese. Menu creations change daily, so expect to try something completely new on your next visit.
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
The beauty and ambiance of Sugarcane is surpassed only by its menu offerings. And that’s how a restaurant should be. With the emphasis on small plates, all menu items are meant to be shared with your tribe, so bring your neighbors and friends from Yard 8. From sushi to raw bar seafood to robata grill dishes, chef Timon Balloo invites you to “kick back, eat well and stay awhile.” Happy hour at Sugarcane is just two blocks north of your Yard 8 front door. As the weather gets better, you’ll likely need a reservation on a Friday or Saturday night.
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