Though New York is known as the city that never sleeps, Miami has also earned that title. During the day, we work hard (whether it be at our jobs or on our tans). At night, we play — sometimes until the sun comes up. That means serious bouts of the munchies. When hunger calls after the clock strikes midnight, don't head to Denny's or Taco Bell in desperation. There's some fine late-night grub to be had. Whoever said nothing good happens after 2 a.m. has never had a French salami sandwich at La Sandwicherie in the wee hours.
So here are the ten best places to sate your appetite.
10. Steve's Pizza
After a night of partying (or studying or just about anything), pizza is in order. The trouble is that most late-night pizza is tasteless crap. (Saying there's no such thing as bad sex or bad pizza is a lie.) Steve's Pizza (12101 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami) is highly coveted for its simply divine pies. Thin, crisp crusts are slathered with slightly sweet and tangy tomato sauce before being covered with a blanket of mozzarella cheese. By the slice ($2.75) or the pie (an extra-large that feeds your posse starts at $15.75), this stuff is the real deal. Steve's is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
9. La Moon
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It's midnight, and you want something that soothes the tummy and soul. Yakko-San (3881 NE 163rd St.) is totally worth the Uber ride to North Miami Beach for its steaming bowl of
7. La Sandwicherie
It's 4 in the morning, and you're hankering for some pâté on French bread. Normally, you'd be out of luck until about noon, but not in Miami. La Sandwicherie for years has been catering to the cravings of discerning drunkards, students, hipsters, and in-the-biz workers by offering custom-made sandwiches until 5 a.m. daily. Sandwiches filled with pâté ($8.20), French salami ($8.20), smoked salmon ($8.20), or any other combination of meats and cheeses are made on buttery croissants or fresh French bread and satisfy your sleepless artistic soul. The South Beach location (229 14th St., Miami) is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. The Brickell location (34 SW Eight St., Miami) is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m.
If you find yourself jonesing for some local gossip and coffee in the middle of the night in central Miami, look no further than Versailles (3555 SW Eighth St., Miami). For 40 years, this restaurant has been catering to night owls of all ages who enjoy a well-made Cuban sandwich ($6.95) and political chatter. Versailles is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
5. E11even Miami
Where else but in Miami (and Vegas) can you get a side of showgirl with your burger? Call it what you will — strip club, nightclub, restaurant with boobage — E11even (29 NE 11th St., Miami) is the place in downtown Miami where you can get dinner and a show pretty much 24/7. The rooftop restaurant serves food Wednesday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., while the main club offers a casual menu of sushi, burgers, pizza, and snacks from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. weekends.
Who doesn't love a steaming bowl of pork ramen ($20) to sop up the poisons of our transgressions? It's like rehab in a bowl. You can also fill up on fluffy steamed buns filled with pork, brisket, mushrooms, or scallops ($9 each), or gnaw on an order of smoked ribs ($20). Gigi (3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami) is open Sunday and Monday from noon to midnight, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 3 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 a.m.
3. The Anderson
What happens when you mix cocktails from Bar Lab's Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi with the chef skills of Vagabond's Alex Chang, then add a retro '80s vibe complete with David Bowie on the jukebox? You get The Anderson. Only a few weeks old, the Anderson, located at the former Magnum Lounge at 709 NE 79th St., is already the hottest place in town. Sidle up to the bar or get cozy in one of the red booths and chow down on classic bar food like coconut shrimp ($13), burritos ($9), and Tex-Mex queso ($9) with fresh avocado and chile morita. A Japanese hot dog, topped with seaweed flakes for crunch ($11), is just what's needed to sate your hunger. The Anderson serves food Sunday through Thursday until 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.
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2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
South Beach's late-night taco fix comes with a hidden bar disguised as a bathroom (look for the blue door). Tacos at Bodega (1220 16th St., Miami Beach) include al pastor ($3.50), pescado ($4.50), and barbacoa ($4), washed down with mucho tequila. Bodega is open daily from noon to 5 a.m.
1. Momi Ramen
It's a well-known fact that noodles are a favorite drunk food, and Momi Ramen (5 SW 11th St., Miami) is the place for drunks with discerning taste. Start with an order of pan-fried gyoza ($11) before moving on to the main ramen event. Favorites include oxtail ramen with kikurage mushrooms, bamboo shoots, takana, sesame, and egg ($21) and pork belly ramen with kikurage mushrooms, bamboo shoots, takana, sesame, and egg ($15.99). Bring cash, because credit cards aren't accepted. Momi Ramen is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week.