Miami has had a love affair with the Vagabond since the 50s, but as in every relationship there comes a time where there is a need to reignite the flame; cue in last year’s revamp of the iconic hotel’s restaurant Vagabond Kitchen & Bar. Today, the team behind the former Rat Pack hangout is taking things a bit further with the introduction of Jazz Fridays, an ode to good food, lively ambiance and fine tunes… a match made in culinary heaven. The MiMo District restaurant also offers late night Happy Hour Tuesdays through Sundays from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and bites by Chef Abel Veulens. The young Cuban American Chef, who’s led the kitchen for the past four months, has incorporated island staples like lechón (crispy pork belly), tostones (plantains) and fresh Floridian shrimp ceviche to the menu. Do yourself a favor and try all three, including the Florida snapper with charred scallion and smoked paprika oil. Vegetarian options like cauliflower steak are also available.
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