A little meze to sample in advance of next week's New Times Café review.
Mandolin performs straightforward cooking best, whether it be an
assertively grilled whole yellowtail -- its pristine white flakes primped
with lemon and olive oil -- or a sweet, tender curlicue of grilled
octopus misted with the same Mediterranean lubricants. Even chicken
kebab, which is usually just menu fodder for timid eaters, turned out
to be unexpectedly rousing -- five huge, juicy hunks of deliciously
grilled white meat enhanced further when dipped into a side dish of
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Mandolin Aegean Bistro
4312 NE Second Ave., Miami