Plenty of popular new restaurant concepts -- small plates, food trucks, boutique burgers -- have recently popped up around Miami. The team at Spanish Grupo La Misión, owner of Brickell mainstay Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, have pioneered the notion of grabbing attention with a goofy, nonfood-related name. The group has struck again with Crazy About You, but there's another conceptual novelty at work here. It's called value.
The menu is set up much the same prix fixe way as at Dolores-Lolita. About a dozen salads/appetizers are listed on top -- sans pricing, because whichever one you choose will be included with your entrée at no extra charge. The entrées are divided into three pricing options: $15.75, $19.75, and $23.75.
So let's say you decide to begin with serrano ham croquettes followed by a mojo-roasted half-chicken with spinach and artichokes. The cost for the two courses is $15.75. Want to add a glass of house wine? Four dollars. How about cappuccino flan for dessert? Ten dollars -- nah, just kidding, but you might have believed me because that's what so many other restaurants charge. Crazy's desserts are $2.50 apiece.
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Appetizers get split down the middle between hot and cold. The former includes those aforementioned ham croquettes, a signature item at Dolores. The six cylinders of serrano-studded potatoes are small (about two inches long) and so tender they melt on the tongue.
Read the rest of the Crazy About You review here.