It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best
of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100
of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your
own, please send them to email@example.com.
78. Horiatiki at Egg & Dart
It isn't difficult to put together a respectable horiatiki salad. Anyone with access to tomato, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, olive oil, vinegar, and dried oregano can toss 'em all together and end up with a Greek salad. What makes the rendition at Egg & Dart so damn tasty is the quality of cheese (a soft, thick, generous slab of Greek feta); of tomato (red, ripe, sweet); and of olive oil (a fruity extra virgin Cretan blend). The price is $15.
And you can wash it down with a Greek Salad -- meaning a cocktail of Smooth Ambler gin, tomato water, muddled cucumbers, pepperoncini and lime, garnished with feta-stuffed kalamata olives ($9).
Perhaps most importantly, the horiatiki here will taste better than the one you make at home because you'll be eating it in a modern, rustic, and festive Greek environment with friendly waiters and a giddy crowd of patrons. Co-owners Costa Grillas (from Maria's) and Niko Theodorou wouldn't have it any other way.
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