Ask Imagine: “Guys Only” Trip to Miami for Super Bowl 44

Dear Imagine Lifestyles,

I am a fan and follower of your blog, you guys are awesome.  I have been planning a “guys-only” trip to Miami for the Super Bowl and have found your tips helpful.  Four of my friends and I are heading down a couple of days before the big game.

For a group of guys, what restaurants do you recommend?  I want to make sure we hit all the South Beach culinary “musts”, as we are all foodies. 

Thanks again guys,
Anthony, New York

Hello Anthony,

Thanks for following us, we love to share tips and help our fans successfully scale the best Miami has to offer.  It is cool that you are heading down for Super Bowl 44 with a group of guys, this is the perfect city for sports and friends.

Miami is also the perfect destination for “foodies”, with an international medley of culinary creations lining South Beach.  Five “can’t miss” upscale eateries are:

•    Nobu, Shore Club
•    Joe’s Stone Crabs
•    Devito’s
•    STK, Gansevoort Hotel
•    Solea, W Hotel

Nobu is located at the luxurious Shore Club hotel.  The appeal is the traditional Japanese culinary techniques infused with Latin influence.  You will find many blends of exotic foods available in Miami, as cultures blend and inspire creativity. Follow link for more information on Nobu Shore Club.

Joe’s Stone Crabs is a microcosm of Miami, attracting stone crab cravers from all over.  Stone crab season runs from October through May, and Joe’s reels in the crowds for the delicacy.  Know that the wait is sometimes two hours or more, so be prepared to relax and have some drinks beforehand rather than be “crabby” about the wait.  The stone crabs are available in medium, large and jumbo and are paired with creamed spinach and delicious sweet-potato fries-ridiculously good.

Up next is a dish served up by Danny DeVito-an Italian-style chophouse named appropriately, “DeVito’s”.  Guests are served homemade popovers, salami, cheese and veggies upon being seated.  The menu is exquisite, offering Maine lobster risotto, veal parmigana, Dover sole, calamari, and a stunning $300 “Global Steak Flight" which consists of three types of Kobe beef:  authentic Japanese Kobe, Australian Wagyu Rollatini and American Kobe Flat Iron.  The atmosphere is upscale, with flat-screen TVs showing DeVito’s greatest hits.  One night per week the DeVito films are replaced with James Bond flicks, which is cool.  So if you want to impress ole’ Danny, perhaps you should opt for an Aston Martin rental when you pull up to case the menu.

If you happen to stay at the Gansevoort South Beach, the restaurant inside is called “STK” (short for steak), and is New York’s sexiest steakhouse (so the ladies you see here will likely be on dates).  This is a famous steakhouse with impressive steaks and a unique dining experience.  Plus, we know most guys love steak.

Lastly, the W Hotel South Beach opened over the summer, and features “Solea”, a fabulous restaurant.  Solea offers the savory, classic cuisine of Spain in a breathtaking setting near the oceanfront pool deck.  Award-winning Chef Marc Vidal, from Barcelona, oversees it.  The menu boasts tapas, innovative salads, fresh seafood and earthy main plates.   This is a foodies dream, nestled right within South Beach’s latest hot spot, so after a nice meal go check out the lounge and bar and chat up with other Super Bowl fans and locals. 

We hope this was helpful for you guys, and that you have an awesome time while you are here with us in South Beach.  It is Super Bowl 44 Miami, so how could you not?

Imagine Lifestyles

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