/

Food & Drink

Get Your Grub on Downtown

Bryan in the Kitchen Gives Us a Tour

bryan in the kitchen!

Midtown who? Take a summer field trip to Downtown Miami, the city’s newest neighborhood-that-could, where shady electronics stores are being eclipsed by newly opened artisan shops like Bryan in the Kitchen.

When owner Bryan Underwood isn’t busy whipping up strawberry and basil cupcakes, he moonlights as a gallant community crusader. We asked him to give us the lay of this new culinary land.

Eternity Coffee Roasters
This shop has really elevated the coffee experience. They roast in-house, and the baristas allow you to try a variety of flavors.

Little Lotus Miami
The assortment of Asian tapas always interests me. Sure, you have the traditional staples like gyoza and edamame, but there are also things like fried gizzards and fish jerky.

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue
I am a sucker for sauces, and owner Kevin Kehoe makes all of his from secret recipes — which he keeps tightly guarded. (Go-to order: the pulled pork sandwich with guava and habanero BBQ sauce.)

Cvi.Che 105
I love this Peruvian spot for the creative drinks. Go for the Pisco with cilantro or chile.

El Cartel
Order a bucket of Colombia beer and chomp on chicharrón.

Bryan in the Kitchen, 104 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Downtown (305-371-7777 or bryaninthekitchen.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Bryan in the Kitchen

LOCATIONS
El Cartel
194 SE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33131
305-358-7800
Sparky's Roadside Barbecue
204 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132
305-377-2877
Bryan in the Kitchen
104 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
305-371-7777
Eternity Coffee Roasters
117 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Little Lotus Miami
25 N Miami Ave
ste 107
Miami, FL 33131
305-533-2700
Cvi.Che 105
105 NE 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
305-577-3454
MAP IT