Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Asks "How Miami Are You?" With Online Quiz and Special Menu

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Swordfish ajo blanco Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Midtown Miami’s Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is asking, "How Miami are you?"

The restaurant, led by chef/partner Timon Balloo, posted an online quiz that posits questions such as "Where are the best croquetas in Miami?" and "What's your favorite Little Havana activity?" to calculate how Miami you are.

In addition, Sugarcane has launched a limited-time “Made in Dade” menu offering throwback fan favorites and new special dishes through April 15.

The three-section à la carte menu reflects chef/partner Timon Balloo's sharable small plates against the backdrop of the casual, vibrant ambiance for which the James Beard semifinalist eatery is known.

Since the sprawling 4,200-square-foot flagship debuted in Midtown Miami in 2010, it has offered fare inspired by Balloo's multicultural Chinese-Trinidadian background and global influences. The concept also opened at the Venetian in Las Vegas and in Brooklyn. 

“Even though we’re a national brand now, we will never forget our roots," Balloo says. "Miami is at the very heart, spirit, and soul of our restaurant. It will always be our home, and the energy, flavors, and people of the city will always inspire us. This new menu is an ode to all that makes it special."
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The "Made in Dade" menu opens with a “Kick Back” list of Sugarcane classics such as grilled cauliflower bagna cauda ($12), truffle Parmesan chicken necks ($6), yellowtail hamachi crudo with grapefruit segments and creamy avocado sprinkled with black lava salt ($14), and a pork belly bao topped with apple kimchee and crunchy cucumber ($14).

The “Eat Well” portion of the menu lists new fresh seafood dishes such as squid ink fideos with salsa verde and béarnaise sauce ($17); a hamachi crab roll topped with avocado aioli and Japanese pickles ($16); and a swordfish "ajo blanco" with fried almonds ($21).

Finally, the "Stay a While" section includes the restaurant’s signature dish that inspired the London-based restaurant Duck & Waffle: crispy confit duck leg, duck egg, and mustard-maple sauce atop a fluffy waffle ($23).

Libations include a range of handmade rum-based artisan cocktails such as a tobacco rum old-fashioned and a beet mojito ($13 each), along with beers from Funky Buddha, Wynwood Brewing, and Cigar City.

Find the personality quiz that tests your knowledge of Miami culture and food at You can enter to win dinner for two by sharing the results of your quiz on social media with the tag @sugarcanerawbargrill.

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353;
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