Food & Drink

5 smoldering new places to watch the Heat

Published On 05/28/2014 Published On 05/28/2014

Miami Our three-time NBA champs are definitely something Miamians love -- heck, you've been a die-hard Heat fan since 1988 (ok, 2010) -- so we decided to round up five white-hot new spots where you can catch the Playoffs, and also explain to the girl next to you what Rony Seikaly did before he was a DJ.

Anthony’s Coal Fired PizzaSouth Beach
Perhaps once he’s done being Miami’s sports icon, LeBron can follow in Dan Marino’s footsteps and co-own a bunch of well-done pizza joints pouring Funky Buddha custom beers like the Fuhgeddaboudit Red Ale, then bring THOSE talents to South Beach with 10, 50-inch TVs on the corner of West Ave and 6th. Continue Reading

Duffy’s Sports GrillWeston
Much like the Heat have dominated the Eastern Conference this decade, Duffy’s has dominated the South Florida sports bar scene. Their 24th location in the Weston Town Center just opened this month with 90 TVs, which means now, if you live in West Broward, you won’t have to spend the equivalent of Norris Cole’s contract in gas to go watch the game.

THE MIGHTY

The MightyCoral Way
If watching 90 Birdman Andersens is just a little too terrifying for you, hit Coral Way’s newest craft beer spot: it’s still got a handful of flat-screens to watch the game, but the focus is two Birdman-sized pages of craft beer and an extensive menu of homemade sausages stuffed with things like pork, pork-steamed beef, chicken, duck, and seafood.

Beer 360Sunny Isles
Since nothing before the last six minutes of the fourth quarter of the game’ll matter anyway, sit outside and smoke prime Brazilian cuts of picanha right at your table for a couple of hours, then head inside to the bar and catch the important part of the game on their flat-screens while enjoying one of 360 craft beers.

BROTHER JIMMY'S

Brother Jimmy’s BBQSouth Miami
One of Miami’s top Bad Decision Bars had their own version of “The Decision” this month and made a good one: they moved to South Miami, where they’re now serving up the same Southern barbecue in Dan Marino’s old spot in Sunset Place. But don’t worry Brickell, unlike Cleveland, you get to keep yours.

Or if basketball's not your thing, there's always House...

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1. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza 520 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

With this being the 46th location, the team behind this pizzeria likely knows what they're doing. With a full liquor bar and name-appropriate coal-fired stove, this eatery seats 100 total, split between indoor and outdoor, and pies named after NFH Hall of Famer and part owner Dan Marino.

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2. Duffy's Sports Grill 1800 Bell Tower Ln, Weston, FL 33326

This sports-themed grill with over 50 TV screens and rocks typical sports bar fare. The expected BBQ baby back rips and chicken wings come with a slight seafood-focused edge, sided beside lobster rolls and lobster mac and cheese.

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3. The Mighty 2224 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145 (Coral Gables)

A gastropub with housemade sausage might not sound particularly special, but when you find out that their Sausage of the Sea has a mix of salmon, fresh octopus, dry sea scallops and herbs, you'll definitely want to make a beeline in that direction. Add to that their house-cured bacon, TVs, and rare craft German beers (some of which get mixed with duck into another housemade sausage) and the spot is a must-visit.

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4. Beer 360 18090 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160 (Aventura)

This Brazilian steak palace is serving up picanha by the ounce, other steaks by the not-ounce, and dozens of different sausages that you can smoke right at your table in personal brick furnaces, all while sipping on one of 360 different craft brews, 40 that’re on draft.

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5. Brother Jimmy's Sunset Place 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33146 (South Miami)

Brother Jimmy's has been "puttin' some South" in New Yorker's mouths for 20 years and now Floridians can add another outpost to the Bro J's roster in South Miami.

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