Proof Pizza & Pasta: Heil to pizza



Joining a new wave of pizza parlors rising through the neighborhood, Proof is the newest addition to the Midtown-Wynwood area. A locally source Pizzeria with daily portions of pasta and dough 100% made on premises. Usually in Proof you will need not reservations.




Ambiance:
We highly recommend seating in the garden courtyard were the atmosphere is very pleasant.

 The Food:
Appetizers here are pretty good but they come in small portions, The Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad is great. Same with The Oxtail Pizza and Pappardelle with mushrooms and sherry. I must say prices are bit high for a daily lunch, but there is definitively a great spot for dinner, in the food attention to detail and freshness balance the price of the experience.

 The Service:
Service was fantastic, the server took time to explain the process of elaborating each dish, and she lay out the process of coming up with the Oxtail Pizza, something very unique.












Siam Rice is Heaven on Earth.



Siam Rice ... Where should I star? For years I been a dedicated lover of South Eastern Asian fare, I got obsessed with Thai Food after a visiting the to Los Angeles Thai district in Hollywood in my late teens and right after I was hook forever,  I even got my own Wok and began learning how to cook pad thai at home, never successfully enough I hit the streets of Miami in the search of those restaurant resembling Bangkok 's waterways flavors, luckily I found two not so hidden gems that are worth the trip:  one was my favorite Miami spot for years, right on the intersection of Granada and US1acrost the UM main Campus in Coral Gables there is “Stir Moon” read the article here. 

As the distance from my office has grown significantly from Stir Moon in the Gables, I started looking for the next alternative, conclusively rejecting many options because in this restaurants couldn't find the same trifecta of flavor, value and service I found in Stir Moon. I notice Thai food trends to be expensive in Miami. Not many options, until I found Siam Rice Thai & Sushi in the Upper East Side / Shore-crest area.

I will start by saying this place may be the best value lunch in Miami right now. Every dish, every plate, every detail is covered,  The flavors are off the roof in everything I have tried.

Ambiance:
A place were the concept stays humble and wonderfully dedicated to preserve the original thai.

Highlights: 
The Summer rolls are a fantastic appetizer

Main Dishes:
Everything in the $7.99 Daily Lunch Special,

if you want to try something fantastic from the main menu proceed with the “Masaman Curry” Chicken is highly recommended. All the other curries are fantastic.






La Latina - The Kitsch Venezuelan Areperia



Arrival at La Latina is always a live and colorful experience, 8 tables in a tiny 700.sf setting in Midtown with perfect composition of flavor, art and location, La Latina is authentic, home-made Venezuelan fare with a unexpected twist of eclectic, the ambiance will make you feel like you are indeed in the middle of an Almodovar scene.




The Food

We went for the house name  "La Latina" besides beign one of the coolest neighborhoods in Madrid here in Miami "La Latina" is also an arepa with the crispier bacon I have ever try, our next choice,
was "Sifrina" wish is basically "reina pepiada" the quintessential of the Venezuelan street food, with a house variation adding traditional cheeses such as guyanes. Still hungry because of the calorie conciseness size of the arepas, we went for  "Pelua" a beef and Guyanese cheese combination.


Verdict:

Highly recommended, this place is a destination. If you never try Arepas this is probably the best place to start.
-Prices per arepa range from $5.00 to $7.00 but if you go hungry you may eat about five of them. Yet is always worth the trip.



More Info:
(305) 571-9655

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