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Welcome to Perfect For, an Infatuation series of ultra-specific restaurant and bar recommendations from people around town you don't know personally, but might wish you did. Today, Marlins center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. shares his favorite post-game spots.
Good news Miami: one of the most exciting young players in Major League Baseball plays for us. More good news? He has great taste in ramen. The dynamic Marlins center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. is the whole package: speed, power, defense, and he plays the game with a big smile on his face at all times. Born and raised in the Bahamas, Jazz now resides in the 305, and has clearly done his homework when it comes to finding spots to eat. So we caught up with him to ask for his own personal list of post-game restaurants.
“Quick stop on the way home for a snack. There are too many good options on the menu, I can’t pick out a favorite. Some nights it’s the pasta, some nights it’s the wings. If I had to pick one item, it would have to be the jerk chicken mac and cheese. Gotta have a kick to it to get me right!”
“This is a great place to hang out and chill. Roll up to one of the booths in the back. The Caribbean flavors remind me of home—my number one at this spot is the oxtail curry.”
“Great spot for a quick bite or to take in the vibes on a Friday night. Just a few minutes away from loanDepot park. My go-to is the jerk chicken with a side of Marcus’ Cornbread—it’s crazy good.”
“I don’t get into Italian too much, but this is a vibe in Miami beyond the food. Good eats, and you can head upstairs and outside to the porch overlooking the Design District. The octopus doesn’t miss, and the spicy lobster capellini hits the spot.”
“Great neighborhood spot on the way home. Order up the pork belly ramen with extra egg and extra noodles. Amping up the spicy miso broth is a must—have to get the spice level up and soak up the good broth flavor. It’s all about the broth and the post-eating sip.”