It’s 4am. You’re hungry. And nothing but some BBQ eel will do.
At which point, you’ll head to the South Beach outpost of Chow Down Grill, offering you all the comforts of the original (and some new ones), opening this Friday.
Here’s what you need to know:
It’s bigger: You’ll have four times as much elbow room as at the small space in Surfside. Try a stool at the 60-foot bar for an after-work drink, or a picnic table in the polished concrete space for a post-club date. (Basically, the kind of underground noodle shack Chloë Sevigny would take you to in SoHo.)
And there are cocktails: And they’re spiked with housemade syrups and bitters along with herbs grown in the window. She’ll like the Chow Down Mai Tai (dark rum, lemongrass and almond syrups, lime, homemade grenadine). You’ll stick with a Morimoto ale.
It’s open late: They’re serving the full menu until 5am daily. If you’re craving banh mi (and really, when aren’t you), get there late—they only serve those after 11pm. You’ll have five kinds to choose from—including lamb meatball, fried catfish and tempura soft-shell crab. Follow one up with some Oyster Spring Rolls or a BBQ Eel Lettuce Wrap.
Which technically counts as breakfast.