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6. Pork Belly at Pubbelly

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6. Pork Belly at Pubbelly
Lesley Elliott


6. Pork Belly at Pubbelly

The pork belly ($15) at Pubbelly is truly a great example of a signature dish; although there are seasonal shifts and plate replacements on occasion, this belly has been on the menu since the restaurant opened. It's one of those things that falls under my grandfather's category of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

These fatty slabs arrive bathed in a thick butterscotch and miso glaze, a most glorious balance of sweet and salty. There's a meat meltdown in your mouth on first contact, the excess fat layers are beyond luscious. A golden purée made from Japanese squash coddles the pork, offering a dipping sauce of sorts that it pumpkin-tastic. "Corn powder" and a little sea salt create a crumb topping that sticks to the caramel coated belly. It's rich and heavy, and although the ingredients feel wintery, they mesh so well that it's irrelevant. Indulging in this small slice of fat-filled heaven is encouraged at all times.

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11. Spicy Beer Tenderloin at Zuma
12. Red Snapper Fish in a Bowl at Joe's Stone Crab
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15. Korean BBQ Tofu at Sakaya Kitchen
16. Glaser Farms Raw Vegan Pies at the Coconut Grove Organic Market

17. Flash Marinated Snapper Ceviche at The Villa by Barton G

18. Degustacion de Torta at Graziano's

19. Empanada de Pabellon at La Latina

20. Low Country Shrimp and Grits at Whisk Gourmet
21. Warm Madeleines at DB Bistro Moderne
22. Pulpo a Feira at Barceloneta
23. Short Rib Robata With Truffle Miso at Makoto

24. Grilled Octopus at Jean Paul's House

25. Peanut Butter Snickers Pie at Prime One Twelve

26. Balcarce at Buenos Aires Bakery & Cafe

27. Green Prawns at Philippe by Philippe Chow

28. Pork and Beans at Blue Collar
29. Taco Loco at T-Mex Cantina
30. Ceviche Trio at La Cofradia
31. Macarons at Villa Azur

32. Gratinee of Mac and Cheese at Meat Market

33. Mussels Josephine at Bonefish Grill

34. Smokey Weenies at The Corner
35. Lamb Sliders at DiLido Beach Club
36. Rock Shrimp Pizza at Harry's Pizzeria
37. Living "Lasagna" Terrine at Lido at The Standard

38. Flan Cheesecake at Sunset Bakery

39. Pescado Jarocho at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill

41. Chicken Parm Sliders at Prime Italian
42. Clams With Black Bean Sauce at Tropical Chinese

43. Ackee Empanadas at Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin
44. Seafood Orgy at CVI.CHE 105
45. Rio Acai Bowl at Apple A Day
46. Aji Amarillo Ceviche at My Ceviche
47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana
48. Victoria Station at The News Lounge

49. Oyster Pan Stew at Tuyo

50. Gnocchi "Romana" at Cecconi's

51. Minuta at La Camaronera's The Fish Box
52. Carolina Piggie Platter at Austen's

53. Salted Lime Pie at the Dutch

54. Chicken Parmesan at Vesper

55. Cheese Plate at The Cheese Course

56. Egg Salad BLT at The Daily Creative Food Co.

57. Strawberry Pie at Fireman Derek's World Famous Pies

58. Pork Belly and Clams at Pubbelly Sushi
59. Poached Duck Breast at Rusty Pelican

60. Bacon and Blue at Ms. Cheezious


61. Spicy Scallop Roll at Toni's Sushi Bar
62. Chicken Tikka Masala at Bombay Darbar

63. Empanadas at Go-Go Fresh Food Cafe

64. Gabby's D'Lorean Burger and Tots at the Filling Station and Garage Bar


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66. Carne Asada Fajitas at Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar

67. Tres Leches at Havana 1957

68. Corn Bread at Peoples Barbecue

69. Truffle Artichoke Soup at Villa Mayfair

70. Portobello Mushroom Sandwich at the Café at Books & Books

71. Grilled Wings at Shuckers Bar & Grill

72. Turkey and Prosciutto With Fresh Mozzarella at La Sandwicherie

73. Creamy Tahini With Hummus at Broken Shaker

74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers

75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at the Local

76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria

77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi

79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli

80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove

81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi

82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo

83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum

84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal

85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104

86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge

87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant

88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria

89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House

90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar

91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San

92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar

94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

95. Egg Custard Tart With Black Truffles at Philip Ho

96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins

97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You

98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's

99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill

100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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Pubbelly

1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-532-7555

www.pubbelly.com


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