Food & Drink

6 sweet new desserts to try right now

Published On 05/21/2014 Published On 05/21/2014
Megan McCrink
Megan McCrink
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1. Toro Toro 100 Chopin Plz, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)

This Pan-Latin restaurant sits in the lobby of a hotel, but its swank dark wood embellishments and leather booths make it feel like it's its own Miami establishment. The menu includes unexpected items like lamb skewers with yogurt sauce, though classic meat dishes like lamb chops and rib-eye steak are also popular.

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2. B.C. Cafe 4801 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328 (Fort Lauderdale)

This brick-and-mortar annex of food truck monolith BC Taco touts its signature caveman-themed taco menu, shelling out favorites like the Hunter, the T-Rex, the Missing Link, and the Cave-Dweller, which -- though unconfirmed by archaeologists -- are speculated to be visible in prehistoric cave paintings around the world. The BC Café also serves breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sweet potatoes to fuel fellow hunter-gatherers for the long, arduous day ahead. And after a night out around the bonfire, BC Taco is the cave-orhood saving grace for its Hangover Burger, with beef, barbecue pork, mustard, coleslaw, and a sunny-side-up egg.

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3. Shikany 251 NW 25th St, Wynwood, FL (Wynwood)

This restaurant/cooking school refuses to be put in a box. "Global cuisine" means duck fat poached black cod served up beside beef tartare and even scallops and sweetbreads. A featured eight- to 18-course tasting menu ensures you'll take in as much as possible from this experimental kitchen.

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4. Taperia Raca 7010 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138 (Miami Beach)

Giorgio Rapicavoli's tapas spot in MiMo serves up wine-and-soda cocktails and sumptuous Spanish small plates like Patatas Bravas (fried baked potatoes, garlic aioli & smoked tomato), and a poached octopus dish w/ lemon and olive oil called Pulpo a la Vinagreta.

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5. The Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar 432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

If you think New American food tastes best when consumed in a space with all the opulence of Jay Gatsby’s mansion-meets a medieval library-meets a Tim Burton-themed wedding a la Martha Stewart, well -- you should probably try to grab a highly coveted reservation at the Forge. Regulars rave over gussied up comfort food like the black truffle macaroni and cheese pot pie, decadently tempting enough that you’ll likely ignore the server’s advice to “let it cool.” Fortunately, the cavernous wine cellar – one of the largest in Miami – features enough chilled wines to offer a cooling respite.

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6. Seasons 52 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

We know you probably don't care that whatever you order from this seasonally rotating menu of fresh eats is under 475 calories, but that is indeed a thing. You know what's also a thing? Flatbreads, desserts in shot glasses, and choosing from a list of over 100 wines while all out on the patio; definitely a thing.