Grab your plutonium, rev that engine to 88 mph, and hang on tight: It’s time for a journey to Miami's red-hot present. After all, Marty McFly traveled to 2015 in Back to the Future Part II. So consider nearly 350 of our picks for the best places to snag late-night eats, chug cheap beer, and peruse vintage clothes right now in the Magic City. Not even a mad genius like Doc Brown could invent a better choice for the best new bar, the coolest day trip, and the finest tattoo shop. To top it off, you’ll also find the results of our Readers' Poll, tallied from months of voting. Keep this issue in your DeLorean’s glove box for handy reference, or find all of our picks at miaminewtimes.com/bestof. Great Scott! #BestOfMiami
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There's a reason many chefs don't try to cook their grandmother's specialties. No one wants that challenge. So maybe the restaurant now standing alongside the wildly popular bar the Broken Shaker has recruited a legion of grandmothers from across Miami's diaspora. We never knew you could combine latkes ($8), ropa vieja-packed arepas ($32), and crisp griot ($9) into the same meal. Now, thanks to 27 Restaurant & Bar, there is no going back. And at this charming indoor/outdoor place, you can sample cocktails by Bar Lab duo Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta. The space, which the staff affectionately calls "the house," is covered with brightly patterned wallpaper and packed with beachy-boozy tchotchkes. If it feels like home, that's because it is.