Have you tried 27 Restaurant & Bar yet? The cozy little cottage-turned-restaurant at the Freehand Miami is probably the buzz-worthiest place in Miami Beach.
The Broken Shaker's Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi, along with chef James Seyba, have created a space that's friendly and filled with innovative yet accessible food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Now there's brunch.
27 Restaurant & Bar will launch weekend brunch this Saturday, January 24. Served weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., brunch will feature all manner of delicious items. In fact, it might be best if you bring a few besties so you can all dig into one another's plates.
Brunch items include Elad's shakshuka ($12), featuring fresh Homestead eggs and spicy tomato sauce with a serving of Zak the Baker bread for sopping up the spicy, yolky deliciousness; latkes Benedict ($16), made with duck pastrami, poached eggs, and Russian hollandaise topping potato latkes; a breakfast burrito ($10) filled with house-made chorizo, scrambled eggs, Florida avocado, and queso de mano; and bandeja piasa ($17), a hearty dish of chicharrones, black beans, white rice, chorizo, and a fried egg.
If you're looking for something on the sweeter side, there's tres leches French toast with local fruit salsa ($10) and a giant cast-iron cinnamon roll ($6).
Healthier options include house-made granola with Greek yogurt and local fruit ($8); a black quinoa and torn herb salad ($12); and a "local lettuces" salad ($12).
27 proffers Panther coffee and a selection of fresh-squeezed juices. But who are you kidding? You're here for some Broken Shaker love. Of course, there's an entire brunch cocktail menu with $11 drinks.
Like bloody marys? Choose your favorite color -- there's a green bloody, made with roasted serrano chilies, French sorrel, green tomatoes, lemon, and Olmeca Altos tequila, and there's a not-so-traditional red bloody made with house-made kimchee, roasted tomatoes, habanero peppers, lemon, garlic, and shallots.
The morning cocktail menu also includes a smoky margarita -- a brunchy spritz made with passionfruit, Aperol, Bombay dry gin, hopped grapefruit bitters, and cava -- but we want the miso honey cold brew, made with a miso-honey reduction, Panther cold brew, local coconuts, and Amaro Averna.
If you're into sharing, 27 offers "boozy decanters" that contain four to six glasses of potent potables ($50 each). Choose from rum southside; a refreshing Pimms cup; or a Floridian mimosa, made with passionfruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
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Reservations are available only for parties of six or more, but that's OK. Just wait for your table at the upstairs bar, miso honey cold brew in hand.