Front Porch Cafe's not just for breakfast anymore

 

South Beach morning mainstay introduces The Front Porch at Night

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By Lesley Abravanel | Lank@aol.com

It was a picture that had a lot of Miami folk talking, a dude driving in his convertible, top down, with a deceased pig in the passenger seat. Kim Kardashian couldn't pay for that kind of publicity. Well, she could, but you get the point. Turns out, the driver was none other than The Front Porch's executive chef Todd Webster. The passenger was the headliner for Webster's new monthly Caja China dinner. In addition to that one, the new Front Porch at Night dinner takes place from 5 p.m. every night and will feature all sorts of themes such as movie nights. The restaurant's dining room received a revamp, as has the menu, which, we're told,features " fresh local seafood, locally farmed fruits and vegetables, as well as responsibly farmed meat . . . [and] honors South Florida’s unique flavors while capturing the essence of world cuisine."

Here's the menu:

Snacks
Plantain Chips 6
Asian Chicken Wings 8
Mixed Olives 5
Pig Ears & Pork Rinds 5
Hummus Platter 9

Cheese & Charcuterie
Roaring 40’s
Robiola
Piave Vecchio
House Made Ricotta
Olli Wild Boar Salami
Speck Americano
Prosciutto Picante
Spanish Chorizo
1 Cheese and 1 Charcuterie 9
2 Cheeses and 2 Charcuteries 17
Add Local Organic Honey Comb 2
Served with Beer Bread and House Made Chutney

Appetizers
Asian Shrimp & Grits - Wasabi Grits, Chorizo, Sweet Chili Sauce 15
Crispy Jerk Pork Belly - Coconut Rice, Sweet Plantains 8
Grilled Flatbread Pizza - Spanish Chorizo, Rock Shrimp, Fontina Cheese 12
Crabcake - Creamed Corn, Housemade Tartar Sauce 13
Burrata - Teena’s Pride Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil 12
Grilled Octopus - Lupini Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Peppadew 12
Grilled Fish Taco - Fresh Local Fish, White Sauce, Chismol 10
Grilled Blackened Shrimp Taco - Red Cabbage, White Sauce, Chismol 10
Fried “Baja” Style Fish Taco - Beer Battered, Chipotle Sauce, Chismol 10

Salads
Roasted Root Vegetables - House Made Honey Ricotta, Hazelnuts, Frisee 12 Grilled Endive - Roasted Red Pepper, Pancetta, Manchego 12 Melon Salad - Radish, Feta, Red Onion, Mint, Almonds 7 Ceviche - Fresh Local Fish, Shrimp, Octopus, Habanero Sauce 13 House Salad - Mixed Lettuces, Spiced Walnuts, Roaring 40’s Bleu 9 Caesar with Grilled Chicken - Shredded Parmesan, Croutons 14 Salad Sampler - Choice of Three (Chicken Salad with Dill, Mango Curry Chicken, Tuna, 15 - Garden, Caesar, Pasta or Cous-Cous

Sandwiches
Ricotta Crostini 8
Fried Clams 8
Fried Calamari 9
Kimchi 4
Shrimp Cocktail 12
Korean Burger - Kimchi, Korean BBQ Sauce, French Fries 14
Fresh Ground 8oz Burger - French Fries, House—Made Ketchup 13 Grilled Blackened Grouper - French Fries, Lemon Mayo 15 Turkey Burger - Responsibly Raised, Hormone Free Turkey, French Fries 13 Chicken Club - Bacon, Cheddar, Swiss, Tomato, Lettuce, French Fries 12 House Made Pastrami Sandwich - Gruyere, Spiced Slaw, Whole Grain Mustard, Toasted Rye Bread 13 Veggie Burger - Made with Whole Grains, Nuts and Veggies...Served with Cous Cous 12
Grilled Cheese - Fontina, Gruyere, Caramelized Onion Jam 12

Dinner
Vegan Pasta - Zucchini, Squash, Roasted Calabaza, Marinara, Basil 12 Spinach Lasagna - House Made Pasta, Spinach, Marinara 13 Chicken Parmesan - Seasoned Breaded Chicken Breast, Marinara, Mozzarella 16
Shrimp Scampi - House Made Pasta, Garlic, White Wine 17
House Made Fettuccini - Meatballs, Marinara, Parmesan 16 Tempura Chicken Breast - Asian Salad, Wasabi Grits 16
Grilled Chicken Breast - Black Bean and Rice, Avocado, Chismol 15 Grilled Chicken and Hummus - Mixed Greens, Kalamata Olives, Whole Wheat Pita 15
Pan Seared Half Chicken - Poulet Rouge Chicken, Herbed Spatzle, Pesto 18 Fudge Farms Pork Shoulder - Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder, Black Beans and Rice, Fried Egg 18 Grilled Fudge Farms Pork Chop - Bacon Plantain Puree, Tostones, Pickled Watermelon Relish 19 Slow Braised Harris Ranch Short Ribs - Spicy Cabbage Slaw, French Fries, House Made Ketchup 21
Mojo Marinated Skirt Steak - Chimichurri, French Fries, House Made Ketchup 20
Prime Angus Meatloaf Dinner - Farm Vegetables, Crispy Potato, Gravy 15
8oz Filet Mignon - Teena’s Pride Chard, Crispy Potatoes 30 20oz Black Angus Ribeye - Herbed Butter, Green Bean Saute 40 Pan Seared Local Fish of the Day - Pico de Gallo, Crispy Plantains MP Grilled Whole Yellow Tail Snapper - Wrapped in Banana Leaf Stuffed with Lemongrass, Ginger, Cilantro MP

Side Dishes
Wasabi Grits 5
Roasted Baby Potatoes 5
French Fries 5
Teena’s Pride Heirloom Tomatoes 5 Grilled Cauliflower 5
Crispy Potatoes 5 Green Beans 5
Teena’s Pride Rainbow Chard 5
Creamed Corn 5
Coconut Rice 5

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