Best Burrito
The Lost and Found Saloon
is easy to miss, as it’s not quite in Midtown or Wynwood, but I’m sure glad I found it. Built with a western woodwork interior replete with a knotty pine bar, they offer hundreds of hot sauces and play wildlife documentaries on the TVs. I’d call the cuisine nouveau-Mex, in that it’s Mexican-based, but it’s also light, extremely fresh and often includes creative elements. They serve a killer spinach salad with big portobellos, grilled chicken and raspberry vinaigrette. But my favorite dish is easily the club burrito with chipotle-seared mahi. It’s made without beans or rice, and spills over with local fish, avocado, spicy aioli, cheese and bacon. I’d put bacon on ice cream if left to my own devices, so layering its crisp, salty awesomeness on mahi is a no-brainer. Polish the meal off with one of their molten chocolate-chunk cookies à la mode, and you’ll be using food to achieve deep happiness—but that’s OK. 185 NW 36th St., Miami—Bill Kearney 

Grand Grilled Cheese
I’m a big fan of comfort food, particularly anything that takes me back to my childhood. Located inside a two-story 1930s home, Morgans Restaurant serves up larger than life portions ranging from traditional dishes (the meatloaf sandwich is to-die-for), to creative plates such as steamed coconut mussels and pillow-light brioche French toast. My personal favorite? Their Voluptuous Grilled Cheese. Oozing with just the right amount of grease, this Gruyère, Brie and white-cheddar behemoth is first cooked on a stove, then finished off in an oven for a surprising crunch, and topped with a mountain of fries. There’s no way to finish this meal without getting sleepy. 28 NE 29th St., Miami—Christine Borges

Crispy Shrimp and Potatoes
A mythical dish lurks at Smith & Wollensky, discussed in hushed tones and rarely seen. It’s the Angry Shrimp, my guiltiest pleasure. A decadent alchemy of the simplest ingredients, this plate comprises five gargantuan crispy prawns atop garlic mashed potatoes drizzled in red-pepper oil and topped with deep-fried basil leaves. The spice, crunch and comfort are overwhelming. Back in the day, my Jamaican father was a commercial shrimp fisherman and my North Carolinian mother churned out world-class mashed potatoes, so it all somehow makes sense to me. Angry Shrimp isn’t on the menu, so just discreetly whisper its name in your server’s ear. It’ll be our secret. 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach—Dirk DeSouza

Petite Cakes
Not since discovering my favorite Parisian boulangerie’s pistachio macaroons have I so loved a dessert— Yummy ChunBuns have names like Blueberry Leopard, Minty Black Bear and my new addiction, Bananarama-licious (a moist banana cake topped with cream-cheese icing and sprinkles of fresh coconut). 900 Biscayne Blvd., MiamiJohn Joseph Lin

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