When Kings County Pizza closed its doors for renovations on September 1 for 17 days (their target date was Sept. 18th) I thought there might be the slight possibility they were shutting their doors for good. When September 18th came and went I became paranoid. Then last night, I saw on their Facebook page this update: “We are FINALLY OPEN!”. Again all is great with the world.
Kings County Pizza
Facebook: Kings County Pizza
Hours: Tues-Sat 11AM-9:30PM and Sun 12PM-9PM
18228 West Dixie Highway North Miami Beach, FL 33160
After almost an entire year of waiting, Cuban Guys in North Miami Beach will be open for business Tuesday August 13th at 11AM. Cuban Guys is Cuban comfort food heaven and as their tagline states, “It’s Awesome”. If you’re a 1st timer then a Frita Cubana and a Pan con Bistec are in order along with a Flan for dessert. Their Pan con Bistec was voted Best Sandwich of 2013 by the readers of this blog, so you know it is serious business. The Pan con Tortilla (Omelette Sandwich) is another good one to have especially if you don’t want to go meat heavy. There are some healthier options too but why would I dare talk about those. Go to the Cuban Guys website to see the full menu.
Cuban Guys North Miami Beach Location
Coquitos (Caramelized Coconut Balls)
The Order Counter
Can’t live without the Coke Freestyle
The Cuban Guys NMB Crew with CG Owner Jorge Llapur in green
Cuban Guys’ Frita Cubana
Cuban Guys’ Pan con Tortilla
Cuban Guys’ Croqueta Preparada
Cuban Guy’s Cappuccino Flan
And for those of you inquiring about their upcoming Kendall location on the corner of Sunset & 107th Avenue, late November is the latest word. You heard it here first.
The Good Guys Are Usually Also:
Facebook: Cuban Guys
1678 NE Miami Gardens Dr, North Miami Beach, FL 33179
Kings County Pizza wasn’t some place I just discovered driving around town but thanks to the Chowfather. I had put it on my must try list over a year ago and there it laid dormant til Fatgirl Hedonist brought up Kings County Pizza a few months ago.
I was kinda overwhelmed as to what exactly I should order as the Pizza is the obvious choice but I remember CF mentioning the Baked Ziti. I figure I can’t go wrong with some Garlic Knots and a slice of their Neapolitan Pizza to start with.
164 St. Burgers & Beers is not some over top extravagant looking Burger Joint. It has a much more back to basics approach which is much like their food. The “Twisted” Mozzarella sticks caught my eye. It seems that they’re all out of “Twisted” sticks though. Whatever they were, only regular sticks available. No thanks. My attention turns to the Wings and I order them Spicy BBQ.
Spicy BBQ Wings
There were 8 Wings in the order and they’re served with Sour Cream. I liked the Wings but they were neither Spicy or BBQ. There was some taste that I couldn’t quite place. I’m still stumped. I ordered my 1/2 lb. Burger with Cheddar Cheese and nothing else, Provolone and Swiss were the other 2 Cheese options. My disappointment with the Burger had nothing to do with the meat but everything to do with the choice of Bread. The Bread used (regular store bought Burger Bun) was not adequate for a 1/2 pound Burger.
1/2 lb. Angus Burger w/ Cheddar Cheese
Oh Meat, How I Love Thee…
The Burger was nice and juicy but the Bun was disintegrating right before my eyes. I can’t imagine how bad it must fall apart if you add Lettuce, Tomato and Onions to the mix. The selection of toppings were odd also. No American Cheese or Bacon is available, strange. I did enjoy my Burger but I’m hoping for a Burger Bun overhaul and while we’re at it, some American Cheese couldn’t hurt either.
164 St. Burgers & Beers is Closed
164th Burgers & Beers
1550 NE 164th St, North Miami Beach, FL