While fancy small plates are great for dates, edible flowers just won't hack it out when you're out with the guys.
Because with the fellas you don't dine, you feed, and that y-chromosome requires a menu of heavy-hitting all-American goodness.
Get your fix at Biscayne Tavern inside the new b2 Miami Downtown Hotel, from seafood Cobb with shrimp, boiled egg, and chunky bleu cheese to warm chocolate chip cookies served with — yes — a carton of whole milk..
But first, let's chat about those other courses.
Your starter should be booze. Bypass the too-comfy leather booths for the noisy bar up front, where you can snip on the first of many Leviathan Imperial Ales on tap with eyes glued to the large flatscreen overhead (a real man wouldn't miss a second of LeBron's run this postseason).
Eggplant fries with tomato jam and crispy Gulf shrimp dynamite with chili mayo are fine ways to kick off your man meal. Hell, go ahead and order the cookie first, if you'd like. Nobody's watching or judging.
Unless you don't finish your giant long bone short rib pot roast with fresh horseradish.
Then we're all judging.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Parking: Valet; street
Scene: Tie-loosened afterwork crowd craving substantial meat and beer
Best bets: Crispy gulf shrimp dynamite; eggplant fries; long bone short rib pot roast
Hot seat: Situated at the bar watching the game on the flatscreen
Nearby: Tobacco Road; Grand Central; Blackbird Ordinary