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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
Trying out a new restaurant is risky business. In Miami especially, we have chefs and restauranteurs attempting the craziest of concepts - obviously, they're not all successful. Occasionally though, we come across the few new restaurants that blow our minds. Such is the case with Eating House in Coral Gables. The mere fact that it's a pop-up makes us want to cry because we know in advance that its days are numbered. Luckily, we've accepted that it won't be around forever (after a hissy fit or two). In return, we're just going to request a lifetime supply of bone marrow ropa vieja ($13) from the chef. Yep, that should do it.
It was our first time at Eating House and when the GM asked us if we wanted to order from the menu or just have the chef send things out, we opted for the latter. The bone marrow was our second plate and after we were given this dish of the gods, we were hooked (the kind of hooked where you know there is no turning back from a plate so good). It's a melt-in-your-mouth short rib ropa vieja, (which we were priveed to find took no time to make), perfectly prepared bone marrow (which we effortlessly scooped out with a tiny spoon), and toasty herb butter tostada Cubana. The sweet ropa vieja, buttery bone marrow and crunchy tostada made for one of the best dishes we've ever had.
A fiesta was taking place in our mouth at the time and for that reason, we're hoping it becomes a permanent part of the menu.
100 Favorites Dishes