Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bun Crazy

Fancy food served fast at low prices? It can be done


Here's a thought: you've been paying too much for fine food.

At least, that's the concept behind Buns & Buns, which has found a way to serve up excellent dishes at reasonable prices

But before we get into all that, it's worth noting that Buns & Buns is not an ass-themed restaurant. No, they perfected the idea after Chef Reuven Sugarman and his two business partners spent three weeks traveling the globe and discovered one constant: crusty, fluffy, glorious bread.

So they created an order-at-the-counter bread-based pairing concept. Match an excellent cheesy naan with the vegetable terrine, for instance, or the $25 lobster with a sweet brioche, its center as soft as whipped cream.

A fine way to end the meal: hot chocolate buns, little donut balls with dipping sauces. 

All of this is delivered at five bucks for apps and entrees from $10 to $25.

So you'll break bread without breaking the bank.

Buns & Buns
5748 Sunset Drive, South Miami

Price: 1 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Street
Scene: Fancy food in a casual setting with suprisingly low prices
Best bets: Eggplant chips; ribeye; brioche
Nearby: Town Kitchen & Bar; Respice Independent Republic; Roasters' n Toasters

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