Friday, October 2, 2009
Style File: Sunset Harbour Restaurants
It used to be just a great place to watch the sunset. Now, there's an area in South Beach that's becoming one of the hottest dining scenes around. In tonight's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey takes us to Sunset Harbour.
WSVN -- There's a little area tucked away in South Beach known as Sunset Harbour off Purdy Avenue and Bay Road. Just like it's name, it's a great place to watch the sunset and the boats float by.
Buzzy Sklar: "Sunset Harbour, it's so beautiful. You go sit by the harbour, you relax, the marina. It's beautiful."
The area is bursting to life with new eateries and hangouts. One of the hot spots is Burger and Beer Joint or B&B.
Buzzy Sklar: "We do gourmet burgers, and we have 99 bottles of beer on our walls. We built this place for today's economy. We really want to put out a quality product that is priced right."
You can customize your own burgers from Kobe to turkey with all sorts of sauces and sides or pick a specialty burger off the menu named after a Rock 'n Roll song.
Francisco Villasante: "I got the Thunder Road. I want to say, one of the best burgers I have ever had."
The must-try side items: the duck fat fries and the enormous onion rings.
Carlos Berillas: "These are beer-battered tempura onion rings with homemade cheese sauce with chopped jalapenos."
Another treat, an old fashioned soda and ice cream stand where you can get adult milkshakes spiked with liquor, and to make sure you don't miss your favorite team, there's also a sports bar inside.
Buzzy Sklar: "The best thing is we will be running specials in our sports bar for all football games. We have Direct TV and college football games playing on all TVs."
Literally, right across the street is the new Casale Pizzeria.
Veronica Diaz: "It's a great neighborhood place, great ambiance, loungey feel."
It's the sister restaurant of Sardinia, which has been in the neighborhood for years. At Casale, all the pizza dough is made fresh in house, and the Italian chef fires it up in the wood oven.
Carissa Giangrandi: "I think they use authentic ingredients with traditional family recipes, which makes it feel like home."
And for Italian cheese lovers, there's a mozzarella bar.
Jadee Guidice: "We have six different types of mozzarella ,and we also have our burrata of the day."
Danielle Perckin: "It's really cool, you get to really taste what's different about the cheeses."
If you really like what you ate, you can even buy the ingredients.
Jadee Guidice: "Casale means farmhouse, so everything you see here, the balsamic vinegar, the cookies we use for our tiramisu, even our olive oil, you can take home with you."
There's also an upstairs patio where you can sip wine and watch the sunset. Now, there's so much more to love about Sunset Harbour.
Belkys Nerey: "Don't forget, Joe Allen's, which has been open in Sunset Harbour since 1998."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139-1414
1800 Bay Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139-1414