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Joe’s Stone Crab – Miami Beach, FL

What does one do when they go to Miami Beach?  Eat Stone Crab of course!  And that we did.  Lots of it everywhere we went.  The most famous institution though is Joe’s Stone Crab located at the southern tip of South Beach.  There is some serious history to this place which isn’t surprising seeing as it’s been open for over 100 years!

We arrived late in the afternoon only to miss the lunch service and therefore were limited to the bar menu, but limiting it was not considering all we really wanted was Stone Crab.  The Stone Crab was amazing…we ate many more than the three you see pictured:)  The rock shrimp tacos were a great addition too!

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Joe’s Bar Classic – 3 Large Stone Crabs, Hashed Browned Potatoes and Creamed Spinach

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Rock Shrimp Tacos, Cilantro Cabbage Slaw and Pickled Tomatillo Salsa

Matsuhisa – Aspen, CO

On our recent trip to Aspen for the Food & Wine Festival, I made sure to secure reservations at top restaurants in town to ensure an amazing culinary adventure from morning to night.  On our second night there we ate at Nobu’s Matsuhisa which was PACKED!  And full of culinary celebrities which was a fun treat.  Our meal was incredible from start to finish.  I would definitely order everything we had that night if we went back!  Earlier in the day when we went to see Bobby Flay do a demonstration we happened to sit next to Nobu himself so I leaned over and told him we were eating at Matsuhisa that night and he couldn’t have been nicer.  Talked to us for a while, even showed us photos of his granddaughter.  Needless to say he was so friendly when he saw us there that night and even sat down and chatted us up for a while.

Shishito peppers

Rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce

Mixed mushroom toban-yaki

King crab tempura “Amazu” sweet ponzu

There were so many different mochi flavors to choose from but we settled on root beer (amazing!), mango and green tea. Perfect dessert!

How cute is Nobu?! Love him!

 

 

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