Groundbreaking! A New Post on An Old Favorite + Some Food Porn- Blue Collar (American, Biscayne Corridor)

Deciding to do something that I’ve never done before and write a new post about a return visit to a restaurant I’ve already blogged about (previously always done just an Update for return visits), but Blue Collar and this meal is well worth breaking precedence! Plus there were a lot of awesome shots/food porn from the night that I wanted to make sure and give proper placing. To check out the original post click here.

A friend was in town this past weekend and a group organized a trip to have dinner at Blue Collar. I was the only one who had been before and I think the many delicious options stressed them out in making a good choice. Luckily at Blue Collar there aren’t any/many bad choices (I haven’t found any yet)!

The group quickly fixed in on the many vegetable options, which is one of Blue Collar’s specialties. We were sitting outside, but inside there is a huge blackboard with all the vegetable options written. They aren’t your everyday vegetables though. Even “regular” vegetables are made more delicious like roasted carrots with maple syrup or roasted beets and goat cheese. There then are more “unique” vegetables like buttered baby bok choy and roasted fennel. And of course the blissfully delicious creamy mashed Yukon golden potatoes, which is a big favorite from past visits, is on that list.

I instantly zoomed in on the latkes on the menu and were hoping they were gluten-free. They were and were absolutely incredibly delicious! Using all the adverbs is the only way to possibly convey how awesome they were. Instead of using flour to keep the potato together they use Parmesan cheese (which makes it gluten-free) and you can taste it in it! They were super crispy and moist. For my final meal (whether in Miami or in general) I want those latkes to be in it!

The group also got the vegetable platter where you pick four of the vegetables. There was beets with goat cheese, roasted sunchokes (roots of sunflowers), caramelized Brussels sprouts, and mashed sweet potatoes. Others got the sauteed mushrooms and the grilled pears with Gorgonzola. Everything tastes better with Gorgonzola right? (makes me think of Henry’s Gorgonzola waffles fries in Portland mmm..) and the pears were good, but not as sweet as I was expecting. Everyone had differing opinions about the different vegetables but some consistent favorites were the mushrooms, Brussel sprouts, and mashed sweet potatoes.

The specialties of the night were the braised ox-tail, pork chop Parmesan, and baby back ribs (the specialties of ribs, parm, and braise vary everyday). My friend got the braised ox-tail, which they really liked and came with the mashed potatoes (which similar to the latkes are incredible!). Another friend got the Corben brisket sandwiches, which were huge (and came with two!) plus with latkes on the side, while another got the snapper (with a side of fried rice). Both created a lot of mmms and ravings! One friend raved about the red curry sauce with the snapper!

I was thinking of getting the hangar steak, which I’ve gotten before, but instead went for the recommended burger, which was a good choice. It’s prime aged NY strip with cheddar cheese. It was juicy and you could taste and see the quality of the meat. Side of fries were really good, but I was a bit too full to eat many. Luckily they and one leftover latkes was an amazing midnight snack!

One of my friends early on through the meal had to loosen their belt and I felt a similar feeling of overeating. But it was all so good! Blue Collar always has many delicious dishes and is such a great option for any meal. The same belt-loosening friend remarked that we got so much food, yet we could come back for a repeat visit and get a whole bunch of new stuff and not try the same stuff. However with things like the latkes, mashed potatoes, and more there is a lot I couldn’t not order on a return visit.

If you already haven’t checked out Blue Collar from my first post you certainly should check it out now! So many things to pick from and so many very delicious!

Blue Collar- 6730 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL

http://bluecollarmiami.com

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The menu at Blue Collar on a clipboard, which fits with the great vibe

Ah the amazing gluten-free latkes!

Ah the amazing gluten-free latkes!

The vegetable plater

The vegetable plate

The braised ox-tail and mashed golden Yukon potatoes

The braised ox-tail and mashed golden Yukon potatoes

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The grilled pears with Gorgonzola

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Burger

The snapper

The snapper

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The Corben brisket sandwiches with latkes on the side

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Corben from the side

So much food!

So much food!

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