Best of Miami 2011: Best Restaurant in South Beach

In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.

Best Restaurant in South Beach
Pubbelly
1418 20th St.
Miami Beach 33139
305-532-7555
pubbelly.com

-- I'm not sure I like the name Pubbelly. What's that supposed to mean?
-- Ya see, it's like a pub: a bar serving loads of craft beers, boutique wines, and sakes. A bit dark, a hangout for locals.
-- And the belly?
-- Mostly of the pig, and all for the human.
-- Huh?
-- Pork belly. In a McBelly sandwich with kimchi ($6). On a plate bathed in butterscotch ($15). In dumplings with onion marmalade ($9). In a bowl of lemongrass broth with ramen noodles and poached egg ($16). With pineapple in fried rice ($17). Plus they serve imported hams and plenty of nonpork small-plate menu items as well. All plated for the lucky locals who arrive early enough to nab one of the seats in the cozy, brick-walled dining room.
-- I think Brewbelly has a nicer ring. Or maybe Beerbelly!
-- Look, we can spend hours coming up with clever names for this groovy gastropub. What say we do so over some cold beers at whatever you want to call it?
-- Pig & Brew, here we come!

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