Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Eat It - Bin no. 18, 275 NE 18th St., Miami, FL 786-235-7575

I think these before and after shots pretty much tell the gastronomical story. Bin no. 18 is a great new place that my buddy Dre told me about. It's over in the gentrification-in-process around the new Opera House. Eager staff greeted our party, explained the menu and got us the $14/bottle "featured wine of the week". Our group of 7 polished off 3 World Boards at $38 a pop.

If you like meat and cheese and foie gras and sauces and good bread and great atmosphere to go along with your wine, then I can't see how you could whine about Bin no. 18. They have a parking lot a block away, so you don't have to worry about street parking.

And if you don't believe me, this proves the place is cool. They have a MySpace page. They also won The Miami New Times' "Best Cheap Power Lunch". Our waiter warned us that, if we wanted to go there for lunch, we should get there by noon or the place would be packed.