9 Miami Spots To Order From On Caviar For Game Day
Produced by The Infatuation with
Regardless of how you feel about football or if you even know how many points a field goal is (hint: less than 5 but more than 2), we can probably all agree that it’s kind of fun to gather around a TV, critique very expensive commercials, and eat something delicious. We’ll leave the commercial criticism up to you, but we can help with finding something to order for the big game. This guide has spots that are all available to order on Caviar, and it includes the best pizza in Miami, jerk chicken mac and cheese, and excellent arepas.
Mister 01 serves pizzas that sound (and sometimes look) a bit strange. But these pies are some of the best in Miami, with odd yet delicious toppings. The coffee paolo has mozzarella, gorgonzola, honey, coffee, and spicy salami - and it sent us into a temporary state of confusion before winning us over. The star luca pie has perfectly contained little pockets of hot ricotta cheese in its folded crust. It’ll be entertaining enough even if the game is kind of boring, and they have locations in South Beach, Wynwood, and Brickell
Yardbird serves Southern favorites as good as anyone in Miami Beach. Fried chicken is the main attraction here, and the best way to get it is in the chicken ‘n’ watermelon ‘n’ waffles, which (as you may have guessed) comes with waffles and an amazing chilled spicy watermelon. Other football-appropriate things to order here include some very good mac and cheese, deviled eggs, and skillet cornbread.
This casual taco has locations in Wynwood, Brickell, and Coral Gables. Each one serves the same very good tacos, with options like al pastor, duck carnitas, and fried grouper. You can also order all of the above in burrito form. You can also throw said burrito across the room to your friend while shouting “Brady!” every time the Patriots score.
World Famous House of Mac
World Famous House of Mac, which has locations in North Miami, Overtown, and Wynwood, can provide some good tailgate essentials. They have fried wings tossed in various sauces, chicken tenders, burgers, and pizza. There are some great mac and cheese options too, including versions with lobster, jerk chicken, pepperoni, and a lot more.
If there was such a thing as a championship game for arepas, Doggi’s would easily be in the running for MVP. We love their arepas, which are as fat as structurally possible. They have a wide range of ingredients you can stuff inside your warm arepa, including hearts of palm, fried pork belly, and plantains. The arepa Santa Barbara (churrasco, tomato, avocado, and cheese) is our favorite and would probably be the quarterback in this imaginary arepa football game.
Lucali pizza is just magical. They serve only one size pie here - which should be plenty for two - and it tastes like a thin-crust pizza and a classic New York slice had a baby, and then that baby got its master’s degree in tasting good. Definitely order more pizza than you probably need, and also don’t forget to invite some wings and meatballs to the party.
The frita, AKA the Cuban hamburger, is a quintessential Miami food. And we prefer to get these crunchy, salty little sandwiches at El Rey De Las Fritas in Little Havana. The Cuban diner offers eight versions with extra ingredients like bacon and plantains. We still prefer the Frita Original, which just comes with spiced beef and a big handful of potato sticks between a Cuban bun.
If it’s barbecue you’re craving, Sparky’s in Downtown is a solid option. The St. Louis-style ribs are very tasty and they also have some Miami-specific barbecue takes - like their version of a vaca frita called the “fried cow,” which subs in pulled brisket for pork and is just great in sandwich-form.
Does half your party want tacos, and the other half want Cuban food? Well Caja Caliente is a great compromise for this highly specific party of yours. They serve “Cuban tacos,” which are essentially just seven-inch flour tortillas with generous portions of Cuban things like lechon and vaca frita. And in addition to that, there are some great Cuban dishes here - like pan con lechon, flan, and a selection of discos voladores.