New Brunches at PB Steak, Toro Toro, Mercadito
January 25, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage
The new name on Purdy Avenue is now adding brunch to its repertoire. Starting this Sunday the PB Steak’s a la carte menu will don ceviche taquitos, foie gras brûlée, and blue crab bread pudding Florentine. Creative types can build their own steak and eggs dish, served with a side of home fries and shiso béarnaise. Mixologist Ashley Danella has also introduced new fruit-fueled brunch cocktails with fun ingredients like homemade marmalade. (NOON–3 p.m.) 1787 Purdy Ave., Miami, 305-695-9550
Located on the lobby floor of the InterContinental Miami, Toro Toro recently unveiled its own midday menu. For $49 per person, get unlimited small plates alongside grilled specialties and classic cocktails like margaritas, mimosas, mojitos, caipirinhas, pisco sours, and micheladas. The pan-Latin eats include caramelized bacon guacamole, short rib arepas with a Benedict twist, and achiote-marinated chicken. Guests can enjoy brunch minus the alcohol for $39. (11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.) 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-372-4710
The Mexican food masterminds at Mercadito have upgraded their regular afternoon offerings to include crispy potato and braised pork hash, chicken tortilla soup, and butternut squash omelets. Chef Patricio Sandoval's famed seasonal guacamoles and ceviches are also on hand. Can't wait until Sunday? Mercadito serves brunch on Saturday as well. (11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) 3252 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 786-369-0430
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