Meat Market, a mainstay on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach since 2008, has just opened a Palm Beach location, following a 2013 expansion to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Needless to say, executive chef Sean Brasel keeps busy. Here’s where Brasel eats on rare nights off:
1. Lure Fishbar
Branzino. I love Josh Capon’s take on seafood.
1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4550.
Have you seen their Instagram? Every dish is a work of art.
251 NW 25th St., Miami; 305-573-0690.
3. MC Kitchen
Garganelli with Housemade Sausage.
4141 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-456-9948.
Timon Balloo serves an amazing Beef Tataki.
3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353.
5. Basil Park
Love the Lasagna.
17608 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-705-0004.
6. Estiatorio Milos
Octopus is always a good choice; I love the lunch menu.
730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800.
7. Oishi Thai
Oyster Cocktail with Uni.
14841 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; 305-947-4338.
8. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Michael Schwartz pushed the Miami local farm-to-table scene; as a chef, I have to thank him.
130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550.
Always an amazing treat.
1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3232.
10. Cantina la Veinte
Mushroom Quesadilla: to die for.
495 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-623-6135.