While walking on the Ocean Drive, we saw this staircase right next to Johnny Rockets. It is the actual staircase that was used in the movie Scarface at the chainsaw massacre scene!
The second restaurant we went at South Beach was Ago. As an appetizer, we shared the Polipo, which was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted! For the main dish, I ordered the Gnocchetti alla Sorrentina (Gnocchi with tomatoes, basil and Buffalo mozzarella) and my husband had the Branzino alla griglia. (Mediterranean Sea bass with steamed mixed vegetables) They were both really good, sea bass being a little more tasty than the gnocchi, but the only unforgettable thing was the taste of that octopus!
On Friday night, we went to Joe’s Stone Crab, which was recommended to us by family friends.
For the appetizers, we had Grilled Octopus & Shrimp Ceviche, Coconut Shrimp and Oysters. (for four people, obviously!) Then for the main dishes, we had Grilled Killer King Crab Claws and the famous Stone Crab with Hashed Brown and Sautéed Summer Corn as sides. Unfortunately, we learned that the stone crab season was until May 15th, which meant we had to have them frozen. They catch the crabs for June and July right before May 15th, cook them and then freeze them. So since you cannot cook the crabs again, they have to be served cold. It was the restaurant’s signature dish (hence the name) so we had to try it, but none of us were big fans. However, everything else was great, especially the Killer King Crab Claws.
The full moon.
We stayed at Loews Miami Beach Hotel and this was the view from our room. Last time we were in Miami, we stayed at the W South Beach (with my husband’s free weekend night awards, of course!) and I have to say that W had way more delicious food and nicer staff. Well, we still had the ocean/sun/sand trio, so what more could you ask for after a horrible winter?
It was pouring when we were leaving for the airport, so it’s good to be back home!
My photos from South Beach