What’s scorching in Miami’s meals scene? – CBS Miami
MIAMI (Hoodline) – Food trends come and go. So how can you tell which tastes are trending right now?
We took a data-driven look at the question and used Yelp to analyze which restaurants were on everyone’s lips this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Miami businesses by category on Yelp and counted the number of reviews they received. Instead of just comparing them based on the number of reviews, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month and tracked companies that have continuously increased their review volume to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are especially cool this winter.
(Source: Hoodline) Photo: SO S./Yelp
Opened in October, this New American Spot is trending compared to other companies listed as “American (New)” on Yelp.
New American Spots saw new ratings increase an average of 1.6% over the past month, while Gregory’s Diner saw a 52% increase, maintaining a compelling four-star rating across the board.
Would you like to learn more about the company’s specialties? This all-day dining American restaurant offers “Continental American cuisine with a nod to mid-century (1950s / 1960s) classics and an updated, modern and healthier approach developed by the team behind the Mandolin Aegean Bistro”. – That’s according to his Yelp page.
Gregory’s Diner is located at 7301 Biscayne Blvd. and offers home-style cooking ranging from matzo ball soup and potato gnocchi (with cherry tomatoes and basil) to strawberry-rhubarb cakes. (See the menu.)
Gregory’s Diner is open on weekdays from 12pm to 11pm and on weekends from 9am to 4pm and from 5pm to 11pm.
Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia
Whether or not you’ve heard of Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia in Little Havana, the bar and Cuban place that sells seafood and more is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While companies rated “Seafood” on Yelp saw their new reviews increase by an average of 1.9% over the past month, Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia saw their new reviews increase by 23.9% during that period. and maintained a strong four-star rating.
Fascinated so far? Find out more about the business courtesy of the Yelp page. “Sala’o was born out of Ernest Hemingway’s love affair with Cuba and was inspired by the rich Cuban cuisine that has captured the hearts of locals and tourists alike. Since Hemingway has found a deep connection with Cuba, our goal is to create this experience for others. “
There are even more trends in Miami’s fish scene: Valentia Mediterranean saw ratings rise 4.2%.
The Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia has been open on SW Eighth St. since May 1642 and offers homemade Caribbean seafood such as ceviche, fish croquettes and pulpito or charred octopus. Enjoy your meal with Hemingway’s favorite daiquiris, Cuban mojitos, highball cocktails like the Cuba Libre, and much more.
The Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Coral Way’s Honey Uninhibited is making waves too. The popular breakfast, brunch and traditional American restaurant that has been on SW Third Ave. since September. Open in 1777, selling sandwiches and more, saw new reviews increase 30.8% last month, compared to an average reviews increase of 2.5% for All Businesses Tagged Breakfast & Brunch on Yelp .
Miami’s Breakfast and Brunch Category has more than one hot spot: Pura Vida – Edgewater saw ratings rise 8.2%.
Honey Uninhibited offers chicken and waffles, red velvet pancakes, short rib benedict and mimosa kits courtesy of former Cincinnati Bengals defensive and Florida gator Carlos Dunlap. For the past month, it has maintained a strong 4.5-star rating among Yelpers. (Check out the full menu.)
Honey Uninhibited is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Allapattah’s Hometown Bar-B-Que is the liveliest cocktail bar in town by numbers.
The popular beer bar and cocktail bar, which has BBQ facilities and more, and has opened at 1200 NW 22nd St., Suite 100 since October, increased its number of new reviews by 34% in the last month, an outlier compared to the median number of new reviews of 2.3% for the Yelp category “Cocktail Bars”.
The hometown Bar-B-Que offers craft beers and cocktails like pineapple margaritas and passion fruit daiquiris. Enjoy them with hearty menu items such as the pulled pork sandwich or Oaxacan Chicken, a wood-fired special that is served with corn bread and coleslaw. (Check the menu.)
The hometown of Bar-B-Que is Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. : Open from 00:00 to 23:00. (It’s closed on Monday.)