86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge

It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best

of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100

of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your

own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.

86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge

Haven is the hippest gastro-lounge in town, and it is helmed by one of Miami's most creative chefs, Todd Erickson. The venue is a plugged-in, electrified, LCD-enhanced experience that starts with liquid nitrogen-blasted cocktails, segues into unplugged small plate delights, and finishes with "nitro ice cream."

Nitro ice cream for two ($9) changes flavors on a semi-nightly basis. Erickson makes the custard base in the morning, then blasts them with liquid nitrogen per order. The result: A fresh, extra-creamy, extra-dense ice cream engulfed in swirls of nitro-smoke. The flavors and toppings are hot, too -- like the maple-bacon (seen in the photo). The bacon in this case is dusted with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Captain Crunch cereal is another popular topping. Dee-lish, and you can eat it while beautiful imagery floats by you on wraparound walls and cool music plays. Can't get that at Baskin-Robbins.

100 Favorites Dishes

87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant

88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria

89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar

91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San

92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar

94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

95. Egg Custard Tart with Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You

98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's

99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill

100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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