As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to email@example.com. After the jump, find our other choices.
34. Mahi Sandwich at Area 31
The fish, mahi, is fresh as a snap. The double-decker bread is carefully griddled. Lettuce and ripe tomatoes are slipped into the mix, as is a relish culled of capers and citrus. A side of fries or simple salad of greens comes along. Price is $14. You can nab this gem for lunch at Area 31, which these days is helmed by Chef E. Michael Reidt (you may remember his talents from Wish Restaurant circa 2001).
It is a very tasty sandwich, but is also part of something bigger...
Starting today, Monday, May 16, Chef Reidt debuts the 16.16 Power Lunch. Available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the daily special offers patrons vegetarian-based soup or salad; choice of some half-dozen sandwiches (including the mahi); and a freshly baked cookie. 16.16? Price is $16 and the restaurant is situated on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel. Plus they promise to get you in and out within an hour so you can get back to work.
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