Epicure carries not just fine wines, cheeses, meats, fish, and juices, but prime produce like Portobello mushrooms the size of a yarmulke (this neighborhood landmark is known for supplying the Jewish residents of the beach with ethnic favorites like matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, and deli items). Prices are steep but generally worth it. There’s a larger, newer Epicure at 17190 Collins Ave. in Sunny Isles Beach ([tel] 305/947-4581), with an expansive outdoor cafe and bar which hosts wine tastings, and another in Coral Gables, 4711 Le Jeune Rd. ([tel] 305/503-8001).
- David Paul Appell