Ethan Hunt. Great spy, but doesn’t he ever get hungry?
Your culinary mission, should you choose to accept it: to check out a slew of new restaurants. Consider your epicuriosity sated.
Head to: Salumeria 104, Midtown’s latest Italian eatery from chef Angelo Masarin (Casa Tua, Sardinia Enoteca, Cecconi’s).
When you want: Paradise Farms organic radicchio salad, homemade breads and pastas, and delicately sliced prosciutto san Daniele.
Take: A carnivorous beau you want to wow.
Note the: Spacious dining room’s open kitchen, 290-pound meat slicer, overhead salamis, selection of 70 wines, and rolling barrel tables.
Address: 3451 NE 1st Ave., ste. 104 (305-424-9588).
Head to: Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails at the Kimpton’s Surfcomber South Beach for Southeast Asian street food courtesy of chef Ferdinando Ortiz Jr. (China Grill, Asia de Cuba).
When you want: Far East flavors with a twist, like beef, pork belly, pickled veggies, cilantro, and spicy mayo on a baguette; blue crab spring rolls; and Madurese street noodles in spicy coconut broth.
Take: The girls from book club, your birthday party, or the whole fam.
Note the: Menu’s four categories — gansig (snacks), shala (salads), bo ling (bowls), and zhuban (main plates). Add a fifth with Flying Dutch Boats (gin, cardamom, vermouth, and orange bitters).
Address: 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-604-1800).
Head to: The Miami Beach debut of world-famous Serendipity 3.
When you want: Frozen hot chocolate or an array of sundaes in combos even Willy Wonka couldn’t concoct.
Take: Your best gal, your sister’s kid, your mom, or anyone who likes to share.
Note the: Sizeable portions (see: triple-decker grilled cheese with three pieces of bread and eight slices of cheese or the bigger-than-big avocado, brie, and caramelized onion burger).
Address: 1102 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-403-2210).
Head to: Bar Tanaka, the first-ever Florida outpost of chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka’s Philly-based sushi joint.
When you want: Edamame tossed with truffled sea salt, seared yellowtail on tempura avocado maki, double shrimp dragon rolls, and Japanese libations.
Take: Your boss, celeb-stalker friends, and jet-setting neighbors.
Note the: Thirty-item menu, which includes a colorful collection of sushi flown in daily from Japan.
Address: Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-531-1271).
Head to: Lokal, the Coconut Grove burger and beer joint with focus on local brews.
When you want: A freshly pressed burger topped with guava jelly, melted Gruyere, and chopped fries or other daily-ground, grass-fed options.
Take: Your hipster friends, your dying-to-be cool dad, and your had-too-much-fun-last-night rumbling tummy.
Note the: Cork logo, graffiti art, recycled cassette bar, pieced-together pallet tables, and other outside-the-box decor.
Address: 3190 Commodore Plz., Coconut Grove (305-442-3377).
Head to: House of Dog, the 41st Street beer and hot dog haven.
When you want: Either the classic or new-age variety (think dogs infused with beer and topped with pineapple and peaches). Wash it down with fizz from the flavored-soda bar or one of 50 craft brews.
Take: Your brother, your bros, and the college crew with whom you still hold court.
Note the: Vintage signage, latticework, and the menu’s quirky descriptions (Tinker Bell veggie dog, anyone?).
Address: 456 41st St., Miami Beach (305-397-8733).
Photos: Courtesy of Salumeria 104; Quentin Bacon / Courtesy of Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails; Courtesy of Bar Tanaka; Courtesy of House of Dog