Dale Talde is chef-owner of the new Talde in Miami Beach and a former Top Chef competitor. He’ll be appearing at the Meatopia and Lucky Chopsticks events at this month’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Here are his favorite things to eat around town:
Sujuk Pide and Yogurt Baked Fluke.
1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-508-5041
2. Red the Steakhouse
For when I want to eat until it hurts.
119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-3688
Black Pepper Carbonara or the Seagrape Burger.
4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-1043
The Elvis Pancake at brunch.
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-5220
5. Le Zoo
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-602-9663
Spaghetti Allo Scoglio.
820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-2124
Best Loaded Nachos in Miami.
9516 Harding Ave., Surfside; 305-867-0099
Dates Avec Chorizo. Just flawless.
1418 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555
9. Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Köpoglu: stuffed potato, zucchini and peppers with tomato garlic yogurt.
4312 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-6066
10. Palacio de los Jugos
Pork, any way!
1551 SW 27th Ave., Miami; 305-982-8734
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald Food Editor: @EvanBenn