May 24, 2017
By Carla Torres | December 2, 2016 | Food & Drink
After Art Basel's many fairs, galleries, and parties comes the real afterparty. Rather than going to sleep hungry, indulge in everything from tacos to croissants at these mouthwatering nocturnal nooks.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Gourmands from all walks of life make their way to La Sandwicherie at all hours of the day and night; Mexican street food and midnight go together like tacos and tequila at the colorful Bodega taqueria and speakeasy, overseen by chef Bernie Matz; Halves and Wholes’ poboy crab; Nestled just across megaclub Story and a block from Nikki Beach, Big Pink draws clubbers who aren’t ready to end their night without a bite.
This sandwich counter will be curing impending hangovers for years to come with its baguettes stacked with limitless combinations of French salami, Brie, mozzarella, prosciutto, cornichons, and highly addictive secret vinaigrette—in perfect walking distance to most South Beach clubs. Pro tip: Go for the signature Frenchie and put it on a croissant. 229 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-8934
Is there anything better than a late-night slice of straight-out-of-the-oven pizza? There’s a reason this nondescript joint has been open since 1982 and, regardless of the night or time, always has a line of pie lovers awaiting their mammoth slice piled high with toppings. Think you have what it takes? Order everything on it. 2437 SW 17th St., Miami, 305-858-0090
Drink, eat, and drink again, or vice versa, at this taqueria that doubles as a speakeasy and knocks back some serious specialty shots of smoked horchata (a blend of mezcal and rumchata served chilled with grated cinnamon). It goes seriously well with the vast variety of tacos on offer. 1220 16th St., Miami Beach, 305-704-2145
Ever come home super hungry to find your fridge almost empty and proceed to make yourself a sad, undersized sandwich? This is the opposite: Sarnies are colossal and come stacked with house-roasted meats, artisan cheeses, and top-secret sauces. Get a whole crazy chicken (chicken tenders, Monterey Jack, avocado, fried jalapeños, and chorizo hollandaise) and save half for the morning. 1600 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-704-3600
People say nothing good happens after 2 am. Clearly those people have never been to Yakko-San, where last call is 2:45 am and you can have a full and authentic Japanese meal surrounded by chefs (Makoto is a regular) who just finished cooking dinner for hundreds of people and are as famished as you are. 3881 NE 163 St., North Miami Beach, 305- 947-0064
Of course there’s a 24-hour Cuban bakery on South Beach—this is Miami, after all. Expect 15-plus sweet and savory pastelito varieties baked fresh daily, and yes, they also have croquetas. Got an early morning? That’s what coladas were made for. 1511 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 786-717-5859
In the mood for just one more drink (famous last words)? Get it at the best New American cocktail bar in the country. For a nightcap that’s as delicious as it is boozy, go with the bourbon bread pudding and wash it down with an Irish coffee. 237 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-763- 8217
If you’re the type of person who needs to end the night on a sweet note, Insomnia Cookies will bring up to 300 cookies (think s’mores, double chocolate mint, M&M, snickerdoodle, à la mode, and more) right to your door. 1227 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 877- 632-6654
You wouldn’t expect to find a cheese steak straight out of South Philly at a South Beach dive bar, but that’s just the kind of magical place the Magic City is. 218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 305-672-1707
With a menu that has well over 200 items, Prime 112 owner Myles Chefetz’s retro diner will satisfy your cravings at any hour. The fried chicken and waffle Benny is exactly what it sounds like: fried chicken and waffles with eggs Benedict on top. Need we say more? 157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305- 532-4700
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY JAMES (BIG PINK); LEGACY MEDIA GROUP (Bodega taqueria)
May 4, 2017