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Highland, New York
January 17, 2008
Great Falls, Virginia
April 4, 2005
From journal Miami, it lives day and night!
Brooklyn, New York
January 8, 2005
The offerings here range from the usual appetizer of fried calamari (still one of their redeeming qualities) and sandwich and pizza meals to Middle Eastern entrées. Although I used to have mouthwatering cravings for their grilled chicken with tomato and onion, with their still-delicious mashed potatoes as a side, they quickly disappeared, as this dish is the suspect of my etched-in-memory food poisoning incident. And because I’m such a risk-taking adventurer (ha!), I have even indulged in this dish since then. Food poisoning aside, this chicken dish no longer gave the same full-belly satisfaction as before—it just wasn’t good enough to leave less than half of it on my plate, even for someone like me, who gobbles up food faster than a food-deprived, cigarette-smoking, coffee-drinking New York model.
Even after hearing complaint after complaint from me, you may still decide to dine here purely for the atmosphere, as it is still better than most of the empty restaurants lining Ocean Drive. Keep in mind that even though there is a chance you could enjoy the rare warm, instead of hot, relaxing mid-day meal looking toward the equally as warm ocean, there is also the chance that a leather-clad, beer-bellied metalhead could spend a half-hour steps from your table, revving his motorcycle in a poor attempt to show off his machismos.
Instead, I recommend heading to their slightly better sister restaurant, The Van Dyke Cafe, at 846 Lincoln Road (305/534-3600). My love for crab cakes was solidified with their unbeatable (this isn’t Northeast quality, but still) crab cake appetizer, and upstairs is a lounge with a cooly refined, old-world atmosphere, where you expect everyone to be drinking a Manhattan. Or, skip eating altogether and just head for Wet Willies, an almost equally as famous bar across the street from the News Cafe. Who needs food when two of their shock-inducing, and aptly named, Call-A-Cabs will set you in tipsy mode for the rest of the afternoon. Just avoid this place after dusk, when the FSU frat boys come out to play.
From journal A Merry Air-Conditioned Christmas
June 5, 2003
This is a great place to kick back, read the paper, and enjoy a tasty breakfast. You can take your time and no one will rush you out the door. I love to sit by the sidewalk and look over the top of my newspaper to watch the people go by while I sip my coffee refills.
Good price, good breakfast. Great place for a bloody mary too.
From journal On Your Own on South Beach
by Desiree Koh
March 11, 2001
From journal Florida Keys -- On The Edge Of The World
December 9, 2000
From journal Florida: South Beach
NY, New York
October 22, 2000
From journal South Beach, South Beach, South Beach!
St. Louis, Missouri
July 2, 2000
From journal Lesser Known Goodies In Miami
New York, New York
June 26, 2000
From journal A South Beach Experience