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The Brick

There is relief from the seemingly endless rows of Kendall chain restaurants. Find it at the Brick in Downtown Dadeland. More specific, find it in the sparse restaurant's porchetta sandwich. The hub is a glossy spear of roast pork belly wrapped around a tender slug of herbed loin. Pickled onion and arugula offer a spicy, piquant counterpoint to the fat, while a spongy brioche sucks up the juices and the yolk that dribbles from a fried egg. The kitchen stocks produce from Paradise Farms, Swank Specialty Produce, and Lakeland's C&W Farms. The result is an approachable menu executed swiftly, and in Kendall to boot.

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