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DIRT- Where Clean Eating Coexists With Great Taste

 By Katy Patao | Originally appears in Rando Miami

I have to admit, I was extremely excited when I found out about DIRT several months ago. Even though there are a ton of great restaurants in Miami in every corner, there wasn't really a spot where I could go for really good for me type of food that wasn't overpriced, and in a sit-down setting. Well, that is, until DIRT opened its doors last month.

DIRT is focused on bringing “fine food fast” to South Beach. They are a farm-to-counter eatery that is offering healthy, chef-driven, modern American fare to Miami. Even though you may you look at my Instagram feed and not believe me - I am actually pretty health-conscious. DIRT is catering to those consumers who are into feeding their body the good stuff - locally-sourced, vegetable-forward and in a fast pace environment.  

Let’s talk about the menu, or menus in this case. When you walk in you are going to have several menus to choose from, depending on your diet. You will have a paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menus to choose from.

When I visited DIRT I knew I wanted to try a few items that had previously caught my eye. The first dish I knew I needed to try was the DIRT Autumn Bowl, which I decided to add grass-fed beef tenderloin to. 

Then I decided to make my own salad, which was a lot of fun. I went ahead with the nourish salad, which comes packed with chickpeas, lentils, roasted curried cauliflower, caramelized onions, roasted red pepper, golden raisins, carrot, mole vinaigrette, and cucumber mint yogurt. So much yum in this salad. Oh, plus I added free-range orange basil chicken.

Lastly, the Crispy Fish Po’Boy. So incredibly amazing I wish I could eat it everyday. This quinoa-crusted day boat fish is absolutely perfect when mixed with the flavors of the zucchini jalapeño slaw and Greek yogurt remoulade. 

If you aren't a regular at DIRT yet then you are missing out.

Kim Kirby

London, UK