10 Cheap Eats Near Florida Supercon 2014


It’s less than a week until Florida Supercon 2014 (July 3-6) at the Miami Beach Convention Center! With this being the first year for Supercon at it’s brand new location I decided to take a look at some of the food options close to the convention. There will be plenty of food court areas and stations located throughout the Convention Center.

CENTERPLATE is the exclusive caterer for the Miami Beach Convention Center, a modern Art Deco gem, and as one of the nations premier caterers, we are constantly raising the bar of creativity.

Here’s a list of some of the food vendors that will be available during Florida Supercon 2014.

17th Street Grill, Buenos Aires, Top Dogs, LaVazaa Deli Cafe, Dip N Dots, Arepas, Lemonade & Pretzels, Chiliangos, Papa Johns, Haagen Daz, Papas Teppanyaki and more.

If you want some late-night options or if you just feel like getting some fresh air, I’ve picked 10 reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance (less than a mile) of the Convention Center. Avoiding any places that are too expensive (save your money for the con) and skipping the major chains (try something new). The majority of the restaurants are on or near Lincoln Road which is just South of the Convention Center. Lincoln Road and the surrounding area has plenty of dining choices besides what I’ve listed.

If there’s another restaurant you think we should try, let us know! We’ll be at Supercon all four days and we’ll be hungry too!

abuelasAbuela’s Cuban Kitchen

1654 Meridian Avenue / (305) 763-8095

7AM-11PM (24 Hour Cafeteria Window)

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Abuela’s Cuban Kitchen is your home for the best homestyle Cuban cuisine and Coffee in all of Miami. Our family is dedicated to satisfying your cravings 24 hours a day. Whether your looking for your morning Cafe Cubano, or something more filling, there’s something for everyone here at Abuela’s.

Abuela’s Breakfast Combo (2 Eggs, Ham, Toast, Home Fries, Coffee) $9.95

havana1957Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine

819 Lincoln Road / (305) 397-8683

9AM-12AM (Sun-Thu) 9AM-1AM (Fri-Sat)

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Havana 1957 combines the flavors of traditional Cuban cuisine with the enchantment and sophistication of Havana in the 1950’s. Havana 1957 sets itself apart by creating a gastronomical experience that re-enacts the glorious and glamorous old Cuba of the 1950’s. Each restaurant combines the flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine, classic music and vintage memorabilia bringing Cuba Nostalgia to each neighborhood.

Media Noche (Sliced Pork, Ham and Swiss Cheese) $9.50

hiroHiro’s Sushi Express

1518 Washington Avenue / (305) 531-6068

11AM-2AM (Mon-Fri) 1PM-2AM (Sat-Sun)

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Check out our variety of Appetizers, Rolls, Nigiri’s and Party Plates for details please go to our online menu, and don’t forget to ask for our “in store only” lunch time specials! Hiro’s Sushi Express is where you will find a variety of exotic sushi rolls and nigiri’s and some of the authentic Japanese cosine at a great price, all combined in a soothing and great ambiance.

Spicy Tuna Harumaki Roll (Spicy Tuna, Lettuce, Tempura Flakes) $5.50

maozMaoz Vegetarian

1657 Washington Avenue / (305) 534-6269

11AM-10PM (Sun-Thu) 11AM-“Late” (Fri-Sat)

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An international, quick service vegetarian restaurant chain. Best known for our famous complimentary salad bar, Maoz Vegetarian offers a unique experience where customers are invited to create their own meal, sandwich or salad combination. Each meal is one of a kind, bursting with flavor thanks to our homemade fresh salads and sauces made with the finest ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. We are always on the lookout for the best quality ingredients available. When it comes to falafel, we are world experts.

Salad Meal Deal (Salad Box + Two Add-Ons and a Drink) $9.95

montaditos100 Montaditos

551 Lincoln Road / (786) 522-0623

11AM-1AM (Thu-Fri) 11AM-12AM (Sat) 11AM-11PM (Sun)

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Recreating the atmosphere of a traditional 19th century Spanish tavern, the restaurant specialized in montaditos, crunchy Spanish rolls baked to order and jam-packed with traditional ingredients as Serrano ham, Spanish tortilla, chorizo sausage and Manchego cheese. It’s not only a place where you can enjoy the best Spanish flavors, but also, hang-out and have some drinks with friends and family in an exciting environment, tasting Spain’s famed Mahou beer or other typical thirst-quenchers, including claras (beer blended with lemon-lime soda) sangría and tintos de verano (red wine blended with lemon-lime soda).

Premium Montadito (Roast Beef, Cream Cheese, Guacamole, Onion) $3.00

pizzarusticaPizza Rustica

667 Lincoln Road / (305) 672-2334

11AM-3AM (Sun-Thu) 11AM-6AM (Fri-Sat)

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We do not have any freezers in our pizzerias. We use fresh produce, brought to us daily, including fresh peppers, onions, argula, tomatoes, eggplant and mushrooms to name a few. Meat toppings are always fresh, like our 100% boneless chicken breast, roasted daily. We use extra virgin olive oil, the healthiest of all olive oils. Our pizza is made with 100% grade A cheese that has exceeded the government’s highest standards, uncompromising quality and of course no additives, fillers of preservatives. No trans fats in our recipes. Highest quality tomato sauce with no added citric acid, chemicals or sugar. We use only fresh herbs, such as oregano, thyme & rosemary.

BBQ Chicken Pizza (Huge Slice) $4.95

SegafredoSegafredo L’Originale

1040 Lincoln Road / (305) 673-0047

11AM-1AM (Mon-Thu) 11AM-2AM (Fri-Sat) 11AM-1AM (Sun)

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Florida’s first Segafredo, L’Originale brought the concept overseas from Italy and grew it into Lincoln Road’s favorite gathering hot spot for locals and visitors focusing on great music, tapas and cocktails!

Norvegese Panini (Smoked salmon, goat cheese & arugula) $10

shakeshackShake Shack

1111 Lincoln Road / (305) 434-7787

11:30AM-11PM (Sun-Thu) 11:30-12AM (Fri-Sat)


Sit inside or outside under our large umbrellas, or enjoy a ShackBurger and frozen custard surrounded by lush water gardens in the shade of 50-year-old oak trees in the development’s stunning promenade.

‘Shroom Burger (Portobello Mushroom w/ Melted Cheeses) $6.95


731 Lincoln Road / (305) 673-2020

12PM-1AM (Mon-Thu) 12PM-2AM (Fri-Sat) 12PM-1AM (Sun)

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Spris Miami Beach offers a comforting and eclectic menu of gourmet pizza and panini and has been repeatedly touted as having Miami’s “Best Pizza” by Miami New Times, considered the city’s “Best Gourmet Pizza” by the SunPost for four consecutive years, and the recipient of an “excellent” rating from The Zagat.

Rape Rosse e Caprino Salad (Beets, Oranges, Goat Cheese, Walnuts) $9.50

tastebakeryTaste Bakery Cafe

1686 Jefferson Avenue / (305) 672-8076

7AM-9PM (Mon-Fri) 8AM-9PM (Sat-Sun)

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With an exciting and fun atmosphere, Taste Bakery Café is the best place to go to have great food, great coffee, and an amazing culinary experience. With our touch of personal service, we serve healthy, wholesome food made from only the finest ingredients. Our unique muffins, amazing bagels, and golden croissants are freshly baked in-house every day to provide you only the best. It’s common to see people come into Taste to chat over a coffee on our outdoor patio, grab a bite to eat with friends, or even do some work using our free Wi-Fi in a relaxed atmosphere.

Cobb Salad (Chicken, Greens, Eggs, Bacon, Tomatoes) $8.99


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