morgans-spread
Morgan’s Spread

There are two things that I absolutely love and they are Waffles and Burgers, thankfully, Morgan’s Restaurant at 28 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137 in Miami’s Wynwood/Midtown neighborhood has delicious versions of them both!  Morgan’s delicious Chocolate Dipped Belgian Waffle ($15) is a fluffy, yet slightly crisp Belgian Waffle who suffered under a recent volcanic eruption of milk chocolate and is now encrusted with cooled molten chocolate.  Topped with homemade whipped cream (that fooled me in thinking that it was ice cream) and fresh strawberries, each bite is emblematic of the quintessential momma’s homemade waffle recipe coupled with the daydreams of the inner fat kid in all of us that craves chocolate 24/7 and is a MUST HAVE!

chocolate-dipped-waffle

Keeping my Brunch vibe rolling, we ordered their amazing French Toast ($12). As I’ve stated to friends and family, a good French Toast is judged by crispy rounded edges, custardy in the center, and topped off with just a hint of cinnamon and sugar, and possibly a kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of pure culinary nirvana.  Morgan’s delivers on this description and more with fresh strawberries atop giving you a nice berry taste if eaten together.

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French Toast

Morgan’s is famous for their Brunch on Sundays and I hear the place gets so packed it turns into a bit of a day party.  I was there on a weekday, so it wasn’t any turnt people besides this older woman who resembled Patti Labelle, giving me the sexy eye for over an hour now.  I was flattered and would return her suggestive looks while ordering the Voluptuous Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($14), a sophisticated play on the classic grilled cheese sandwich using brioche bread and a white cheese that I honestly don’t remember, but it was delicious.  I’m forgetting exactly the type of cheese, because of Patti, but the sandwich was phenomenal and I would definitely order again.

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Thinking about the possibilities with Patti

Feeling myself because of my many seasoned women admirers, I realized I should be watching my figure so I ordered the Sautéed Shrimp Cobb Salad ($18) served with a hard-cooked egg, bacon avocado, tomatoes, bleu cheese, and a house made vinaigrette. I judge salads based off the quality of the lettuce, ensuring the lettuce is dry (lettuce should not be wet and soggy.  Make sure you pat your lettuce dry whenever you get ready to prepare a salad after rinsing it) and topped with salad toppings that provide contrasting textures like crunchy nuts, creamy cheeses, chewy dried fruit, as seen with this cobb. Contrast, bold flavors and evolving textures removes the monotony of eating a freaking salad.  Last, and the most important is the dressing.  I appreciate and require house made dressings where the chef allows the diner to either accept his level of salt or add their own. This salad had all my requirements of a delicious salad, especially the house made dressing.

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Shrimp Cobb Salad

Next, were the Fried White Fish Tacos ($14) comprised of a soft tortilla, avocado, cabbage, cilantro, topped with pico de gallo and sriancha mayo.  These little devils may be some of the best fish tacos in the area.  The fish was meaty with a great seasoned flavor that meshed perfectly with all the other components of the taco. These are a MUST HAVE!

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Fried Fish Tacos

Last by not least we arrive at the Morgan’s Benedict Burger ($18) comprised of fresh leafy spinach, a poached egg, 100 % USA Beef, served on a soft brioche bun smothered in a house made Hollandaise sauce. Again, what qualifies for a good burger for me is the bun to burger ratio, the bun slightly toasted, crisp lettuce or dry leafy green of any kind, melted cheese, and toppings to be manageable when biting and not falling all over the place. A little spillage is cool, but not to the point where it becomes aggravating to eat the burger.  I enjoyed the burger and the delicious fries that came with it.  The fries here are EXCELLENT!

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Benedict Burger

Morgan’s is owned and operated by a couple that is my relationship goals (Maybe me and Patti will have a future one day. Sure, there is a 30-year age difference, but who are you to judge), in that they are approachable, while running a tight and efficient ship.  The ambiance of the place is free and open with both inside and outside dining, even an upstairs area that resembles a more upscale sobe eatery.  The prices are reasonable and the service is friendly and quick.  If you want to enjoy your food without tons of people, I suggest you go on another day besides Sunday, as the crowd grows to epic levels.  Morgan’s receives 10 out of 10 stars and is Hungry Black Man Approved.  You can reach Morgan’s for reservations at(305) 573-9678.

Written by thehungryblackman

Starex Smith is an accomplished and experienced public administrator, fundraiser, foodie, and culinary business developer who has committed himself to maximizing the Black experience in the United States! He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Black Tech Week with over twelve (12) years of experience in managing public/private partnerships, large scale events, and nonprofits. He has successfully raised over 20 million dollars in funding for various governmental entities, food companies, and individuals. Starex has assisted countless food industry businesses successfully obtain funding, taking mom and pop storefronts to scalable businesses. His success in working with restaurants sparked a passion for food and entrepreneurship which led to the launching of Sothern Bytes, a teaching platform food business dedicated to an ever evolving food industry with a focus on technology, culture and innovation. Having constantly run into stereotyping negatively affecting his dining and vacationing experiences, Starex decided to curate great destinations, restaurants, and discuss issues surrounding being a hungry Black man. Starex completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s coursework in Public Administration at Florida International University where he served as president of the Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Lambda Tau Chapter

5 comments

  1. Morgan’s is hands-down one of hte best brunches in all of Miami. I love, love, love it there. Consistent food quality, solid service, and a nice story behind the owners. The wait is indeed epic on Sundays, but so worth it. Yum.

    Just Go!

    ~@dawnthezeta

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