This Monday hurts more than most. Whether you were partying with daddy or crying over the Heat's loss, even a lethal amount of caffeine doesn't seem enough today. When times are tough, start eating. Nothing soothes the stresses of life like comfort food. Creamy, dreamy, fatty goodness on a plate is the best way to get over any of life's disappointments.
It's time to get up, get moving and head to the closet for your roomiest pants. From down home barbecue and bacon old fashioneds to fried chicken tacos, this week is all about comfort food and drinks. So go; splash some cold brew on your face and get moving! The time to eat your feelings has come and its going to be epic.
Huahua's Taqueria , a fast-casual concept from chef Todd Erickson, of Haven fame, opens today on South Beach. Until it's opening, Erickson had been serving an item off their menu at Haven once a week during Taco Tuesdays. This fried chicken taco with ancho ranch and jalapeño cornbread not only sounds like a good idea, it already has a loyal following.
Family Meal at Tongue & Cheek
From 5 to 7 p.m. every day, Tongue & Cheek offers up a $10 plate of home. These "family meals" change daily and include a dessert. On the menu today: shrimp lo mein, steamed vegetables, spicy tofu and fried ice cream. Yeah I said it, fried ice cream. If your more into traditional comfort, Thursday's grilled cheese and tomato soup family meal is right up your alley. Chips, pickles and a chocolate brownie round out this down-home dish.
Bourbon, Beer & 'Cue at The Dutch
Renown for sophisticated takes on comforting classics, chef Andrew Carmellini has hit another home run with his barbecue. On Wednesday's, The Dutch
has been offering a delectable summer series: Bourbon, Beer & 'Cue. Today's stop on the barbecue tour of America is Kansas City. The $30 family-style feast includes: sweet pork ribs, baby back ribs, smoked beef brisket with Kansas City sauce, collard greens and fries. Wash it all down with bacon old fashioned ($9).
All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken at Michy's
Head to Michy's today for their Fried Chicken Wednesdays. For $38 per person, you can down all the fried chicken you can eat. The meal comes with salad and sides, but the real draw is the seriously epic fried chicken. On our last visit we had to beg them to stop bringing the chicken because once it's in front of you, it will be eaten.
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Michael Jacobs, the chef for our beloved Miami Heat, hasn't announced plans for an event today -- we're going on faith here. The man known for his Hidden Kitchen pop-up and his $5 eats at Blackbird's Early Fridays, serves us seriously comforting dishes like brisket bark and truffle mac 'n' cheese. His team is going the responsible route and waiting to find out if there will be a game 7 before announcing. But if you "feel the Heat down in your soul," you know there will be a game 7 and we plan to be celebrating with whatever the Heat are eating. Find Chef Jacobs on Twitter for details.