Smashed Avo: A heap of Hass avocado is mushed up with lime juice, feta cheese and fresh basil, spilling over the jagged crusts of toasted Zak the Baker multigrain bread that’s layered with sliced, thyme-roasted portobello mushrooms. Best served with a poached egg and a puck-size side of hot, salty hash browns, it’s our 2015 Dish of the Year.
Threefold Café, 141 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 305-704-8007, threefoldcafe.com
Blistered Red Cabbage: Red apple, house-aged red wine vinegar, creamy stracciatella and crunchy seeds: a tangy, textural, acidic, sweet and salty knockout.
There are Coral Gables homes for sale within walking distance to these notable restaurants. If you are interested, I’ll see what’s cooking!