Archive for November, 2013

November 25, 2013

Kitchen 305- Thank You For Not Throwing Us Out Of The Restaurant

by jem614

The hubs and I trekked down to Sunny Isles for his 30-something birthday (he’s getting up there).  We had the kid in tow and these days it’s touch and go whether or not he’ll sit for more than five minutes at a table.  Thankfully Kitchen 305 has some really nice waiters as well as a very large “private” dining area that was mostly empty so my 14 month old could run around in circles for 30 minutes while we traded off eating.

photo1  I know this isn’t the audience for it but they have all you can eat stone crabs on Friday night and stone crabs are one of the hubs’ favorite so I selflessly booked a reservation for him.  However, they do have some great vegetarian items on the menu including some delicious salads (one they let me customize by changing out the spinach for mixed greens) and some tasty flatbreads.  I didn’t even finish my meal because I was running around with the kiddo but it was good- what I was able to eat of it.

Check them out if you’re looking for a nice romantic night out or if you’re in the mood for some healthy grub (or if you have a significant other than loves seafood).

Pictured is their “spinach salad” that I made into a mixed greens; it was delicious:

Spinach Salad

Baby spinach, cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts with warm caramelized onion vinaigrette

November 12, 2013

Mandolin, Mid- Town Greek/Turkish Cuisine

by jem614

My sister-in-law and I were downtown on Saturday and stopped by “Mandolin” with the cookie (my son, for those of you who are new) to have some lunch.  The place is very non-descript except for a valet sign out front.  I would have never noticed it driving by.  It’s definitely a treasure in the heart of Miami with it’s gorgeous waiters, outdoor covered dining and healthy selections.

We both decided to get the samplers for lunch- she got the Turkish and I chose the Greek but switched out the Tarama (fish rowe) for the tomato walnut dip.  I have to be honest and say that it wasn’t the most delicious meal I’ve had but it was simple and I had a choice of adding cucumbers or the endless “complimentary” bread-  I chose both and was happy with it.

I’m guessing that the mushroom sandwich is probably quite tasty, I will definitely be going back if just for the cool atmosphere!  For more information on them, please check out their website:

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