Miami International Airport
Tony arrives at the airport. You can take a super shuttle into the city for $19 or taxi for $32 (and be at the beach in less than 30 minutes).
1640 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126
The Raleigh Hotel
The Raleigh offers a great bar, old-school interior and a nice pool. The Raleigh feels like home to Tony. Tony recommends the Raleigh Beachfront. "Another great place besides the pool. Can also take out jet skis."
1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tony Also Recommends: Biltmore Hotel
"If you want huge, strange and wonderful -- the Biltmore is a Spanish-style estate, with old Floridian glamour and a 23,000-square-foot swimming pool."
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
La Perrada De Edgar
This eatery offers 21 different takes on the hot dog. Tony gets a "Colombian" -- cheese, onion, pink sauce (mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mustard and potato sticks. Tony also has the "Edgar Special."
6976 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Tony Also Recommends: Las Olas Cafe
"This place is good for more traditional Cuban cuisine. It's cash only, popular with the locals, and the staff speaks mostly Spanish."
644 6th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-8602
Tony Also Recommends: El Palacio de los Jugos
"El Palacio is literally a palace of juices and jumble of different stands all under one roof. Offerings include fried plantains, Cuban rice and beans, chicharones, roast pork sandwich, etc."
5721 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144
Love Hate Tattoo Studio (Home to Miami Ink Artist)
Master tattoo artist Chris Garver has "inked" Tony 2 previous times so it's become a Miami ritual. Tony gets another tattoo on his forearm.
1360 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Mac's Club Deuce
Tony and Chris Garver go to happy hour at one of the last dive bars in South Beach. This bar is perfect for late afternoons or late nights. Mac's was also the first place Tony ever went to the first time he was in Miami.
222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tony Also Recommends: The Room
"A civilized alternative to Mac's Club Deuce, The Room offers hand-crafted beers and a great selection of wines. Their crowd’s generally laid-back and pretty mellow. It feels far away from the madness on a back street."
100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tony and Chris Garver go to see a game. Tony humorously describes Jai-alai as "guys with wicker scoops attached to their arms throwing balls around."
3500 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33142-4997
Miguel Paredes Art Gallery
Miami's art scene is thriving and Tony spent a lot of time in the new Design District. Chris Garver is friends with Miguel Paredes and the 2 stop by his art gallery to see the latest exhibit.
173 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
"Garcia’s is no flash, no pretense -- just simple wooden tables by the Miami River. There’s good fresh local fish, due to the fact that fishing boats dock right up to the restaurant to drop of their catch."
398 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128-1626
Tony Also Recommends: River Oyster Bar
"For slightly more tricked-out ambiance, this restaurant offers largely local and organic cuisine. Inside is a horshoe-shaped bar serving seafood stew and roasted lobster."
650 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Tony Also Recommends
Try "a cortadito or café con leche or cafecito (one-shot version) in Little Havana."
Little Havana, FL 33130
Stiltsville Boat Tour (Ace Sailing Charters)
Fellow chef Michael Schwartz (chef of Michael’s Genuine) invites Tony on a boat tour (see company's address below) of Stiltsville; a series of abandoned buildings in the ocean once used as casinos and underground rum-running safe houses.
5th Street Marina, 341 NW South River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
Tony goes here for lunch. He describes it as a gloriously unchanged-by-time greasy spoon. Dating back to the 1930s, S&S features old-school communal seating around a horseshoe bar with stools. Tony orders meatloaf, grits, gravy, peas and an iced tea.
1757 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Tony Also Recommends: Chez Le Bebe
"Go Haitian with their fried pork shoulder, fried plantains and salad."
114 NE 54th St, Miami, FL 33137-2416
Tony Also Recommends: Bahamian Pot Restaurant
"Run by 3 generations, this place opened in 1989. It’s a great stop if you’re craving island cuisine. One of the best meals is their breakfast of boiled fish and grits served with johnnycakes made of sweet buttery corn meal and milk batter."
1413 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33142-3860
Food Truck Circle in Tropical Park
Tony checks out Miami’s vibrant and growing food truck scene. "The park offers every kind of mobile and delicious madness." Tony samples from Sakaya Truck and Grill Master Truck.
7900 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155
Michael’s is in the design district just north of downtown. Tony says it’s probably the best restaurant in Miami right now and has seriously amazing food. Tony and Michael eat deep fried pigs’ ears and deviled eggs.
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Tony Also Recommends: Pubbelly
"This is a gastro pub offering short rib steak tartare and pork belly (among other things.) There is communal seating and a local crowd."
1418 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1412