Miami's ramen obsession seemed to sputter almost as soon as it came to life. Though Momi didn't lead to a rash of new ramen joints in the city, its high-priced bowls filled with rich, glossy, almost sticky tonkotsu (broth) remain the best.
While Mary Brickell Village is awash in chain restaurants, Toscana Divino offers satisfying regional Italian fare that isn't cheap but isn't quite as expensive as the stately Il Gabbiano in nearby downtown.
OTC, short for Over the Counter, fulfilled one of Brickell's howling needs when it opened in 2012: a local place with reliably good food, a fun atmosphere, and good drinks. It's become the neighborhood's best craft beer bar.
Though its days may be numbered, the 100-year-old watering hole is as reliable for good wings and ribs as it is for cheap, stiff drinks. Tobacco Road's burgers are among the best in the city and nearly impossible to resist after a few rounds.