Table Talk: Sugarcane

Sugarcane

3250 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
786.369.0353

I’m not gonna lie, when I was first invited to this eatery in Midtown Miami I wasn’t too excited. The fact that it wasn’t in the infamous South Beach caught was a turnoff; but I finally decided to take the trip and surprisingly enjoyed my time away from hectic SoBe.

Sugarcane, developed by the creators of Sushi Samba, was recently opened on North Miami Avenue. The menu is heavily influenced by South American cuisine, but it has an international flair—including a robata grill (a method of fireside grilling). Food is served family-style, which is great for sharing and tasting various dishes off the menu. I usually don’t eat chicharrones ($4); but with the sprinkled sea salt and pickled onions on the side, it was well worth it! I've also developed a new obsession: Bacon wrapped dates ($8). The dates were served with a refreshing endive salad tossed in a mustard vinaigrette dressing that really brought all the flavors together—sweet, salty, savory, bitter—yum! The kobe beef sliders topped with a quail egg $5 are small but hearty. As I bit into the slider, the yolk coated the meat, locking in the flavors and the moisture of the quality beef.

After such hearty bites I needed a cocktail that could stand up to the cuisine, so I opted for a Spice of Love $10 (passion fruit, mango, jalapeño, vodka), and I chose well. It was just the right amount of spice mixed with fruit. It’s good to know that there’s a place outside of South Beach where you can “Kick back, eat well—and stay awhile.”

www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com

 

 

 

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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