Brunch

27 Restaurant Brunch: Smoked Fish Croquetas, Cinnamon Rolls, and Green Bloodys

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"Our inspiration came from the community. We are a very Miami concept and when you think about the people that make up Miami it's the Latin community, the Jewish community, and the Haitian community," says Zvi. "So we tried to continue the same concept from night to brunch by creating dishes that represent all the communities and at the same time are very simple, but unique. You can't get them anywhere else."

Such is the case with his namesake shashuska. Local Homestead eggs, spicy tomato sauce, and Zak the Baker bread make up the dinner and brunch staple.

You'll want to order items that can't be had during dinner though, which include both food and a bevy of brunch-driven libations. "We tried to do stuff that was more refreshing and a bit lower in alcohol." Order a green or red bloody. The aforementioned mixes roasted Serrano chilies, French sorrel, green tomatoes, lemon, and Olmeca Altos tequila while the latter shakes things up with house-made kimchi, roasted tomatoes, habanero peppers, lemon, garlic, and shallots.

Brunching with a group? First, make reservations for parties of six or more. Second, get one of their boozy decanters, which serve six glasses and costs just $50. Choose from rum Southside, pimms cup, or a Floridian mimosa that adds passion fruit and citrus bitters to the classic brunch cocktail.

Does it get any more Miami than croquetas? Why yes -- smoked fish croquetas with Meyer lemon aioli ($9). The fried golden spheres are tubes of perfection.

Chilaquiles ($15) combine braised short rib with tomatillo salsa, queso, and avocado. 27 also puts an egg on it.

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive and today is involved with a tech startup. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.