On the Road Eats: Miami

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I had the chance to head to Miami for a client event recently and I only had time for one lunch and one dinner.  Off to the Wynwood area……

Wynwood Walls
It was 5 o’clock, everyone from our team had arrived and we were hungry.  We stayed at the Miami Marriott Key Biscayne and jumped on a street trolley with old-fashioned seating that gave complimentary rides over to Wynwood.  The famous Wynwood Walls – it was a great experience.  Thirty minutes to just disconnect, walk around outdoors and look at art.

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The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill
After our tour of Wynwood, we stopped by The Butcher Shop and found ourselves in the middle of happy hour.  Pork belly skewers, brisket sliders and a blonde ale with a strange name and I was happy.

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Mignonette
I had to get seafood before I left town.  Mignonette is a 5 minute walk from the hotel and by the time I made it there, it was quiet with only a few tables.  I ordered grouper, checked email and enjoyed one quiet meal before heading to the airport.

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On the Road Eats: Houston

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I jumped on a flight to Houston for a couple meetings and had 90 minutes to grab lunch in between meetings.  Where should I go in the galleria area, after all there are so many good choices?  Peska.  New to me, good reviews, saw it on Eater Houston.

Peska
It’s a fish market but it’s a restaurant.  They have locations in Acapulco, Mexico City, Houston and it was mentioned to me possibly Dallas in the future.  They had a great lunch option- $25 for an appetizer, soup or salad and an entrée.  I receive per diem when I travel so I often will splurge on a great lunch and go light on dinner.  (Due to weather, dinner that night was at the bar at the Hobby Airport- Pappadeux restaurant)  The server recommended the shrimp cocktail, a mexican shrimp cocktail with amazing flavor and it was super refreshing in the 90 degree heat.  For the entrée, I tried something new.  Fideo Seco.  It’s a mexican pasta dish in a light sauce with calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels.  Now I admit, it was hard to eat and I had to work a little bit to remove the shells from the shrimp BUT this dish was wonderful.  Now I need to find a restaurant in Dallas that has this on their menu!

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