With a little less than two weeks until school starts again, many students try to squeeze August for their last few drops of summer. This can include meeting up with friends more often to a quick little vacation or even exploring the hidden eatery gems in the streets of South Florida. So before being confined to bagged or cafeteria food for lunch for weeks, here are a couple of restaurants you may want to end your summer with.
Myapapaya, Fort Lauderdale’s first cold pressed juicery and fresh kitchen, offers a variety of drinks, smoothies and quick breakfast and brunch bites. Some of their staples include the Spicy Tuna Bowl, Open-Face Toast and a variety of eggs. They also offer multiple-day juice cleanses and wellness shots. Located on Bayview Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, Myapapaya can give your Sunday-brunch a fresh twist.
Bellini, an Italian bistro located on Weston Road, offers a variety of Italian classics including classic burrata salad, spaghetti carbonara and over 15 different types of pizza. After a round of satisfying appetizers and entrees, make sure to leave some room for dessert. Featuring traditional desserts such as tiramisu and panna cotta, Bellini makes sure to stay true to its Italian roots and make all of their desserts from scratch.
The Local House (Miami)
The Local House, a Raw Bar and Grill located right under the Sense Beach House hotel in Miami, might be one of Miami’s most visually appealing restaurants. With a very organized color palette present throughout the space and making its way right to the doorstep, The Local House in known for its picture-perfect atmosphere (and food). The menu ranges from oysters, salads and burgers to brunch-friendly food such as eggs and continental menus. The restaurant can fill up quickly, so if you decide to visit The Local House, make sure to reserve your spot in advance.
Almost made for pictures, The Local House’s decor ties in its location with its menu, making is a very visually appealing experience. (Photo/OpenTable)
Located in the middle of the design district in Miami, Plant is an eatery managed by Executive Chef Horacio Rivadero and Pastry Chef Veronica Manolizi, and blends many fresh and classic cooking techniques. Plant serves vegan, gluten-free, kosher or organically-grown dishes ranging from mediterranean bowls and cheese boards to sunflower risotto and beet tartare. “The owners are committed to valuing a nutritional and healthy atmosphere for the community and hope to promote it with the consumption of their food,” according to the Plant Miami website.
These pancakes, topped with caramel, pecans, vanilla ice cream, bananas and maple syrup are a staple of Plant’s brunch menu and is priced at $18. (Photo/ OpenTable)