Healthy, inexpensive lunch and dinner fare cooked on an oak-fired grill is the deal at the newly opened Mia's Grille (2399 N. Federal Highway; 561-338-6388) in Boca Raton.
Though it's the first eatery for chef-owner Mia Cabrera, she's a 16-year vet of the local restaurant business, last gee emming in Miami. Her self-named restaurant seats 35 in a simple, earth-toned dining room.
As for the food, oil is used sparingly, and virtually everything on
the extensive menu is cooked on the grill. "It's the healthiest way to
cook," she says, proving it by losing more than 80 pounds last year
through a combination of eating her own cooking and exercise.
include skewers of sourdough, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil drizzled
with truffle oil; a 12-ounce Angus burger with caramelized onions,
mushroom, and cheese; the restaurant's signature churrasco steak with
chimichurri; and grilled Maine lobster tail.
Prices are on the
saintly side of affordable, with starters averaging $7 and entrées
around $15. The most expensive item on the menu is a 14-ounce dry-aged
Black Angus New York strip for $25.99, which is hardly enough to even
get you through the door of the average high-end local meatery.