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Best Restaurant to Bite the Dust

M Woods

In May 2004, Marvin Woods opened his cozy, low-country restaurant at Biscayne Boulevard and 129th Street. In May 2005, M Woods' fried chicken was deemed best in these pages. Now it's May 2006, and Mr. Woods and his award-winning birds have flown the coop. Farewell, lobster dumplings in vanilla-bean lobster...
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Best Restaurants to Bite the Dust

Mark's South Beach and Sheba Ethiopian

More than two dozen local restaurants didn't live to see 2009 — a high body count, for sure. Two of the losses that sting most are those of Mark's South Beach and Sheba Ethiopian. Larry LaValley was a longtime executive chef at the former, but it was the brilliant culinary...
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Best Restaurant to Bite the Dust

House of India

It may be cruel to say, but we didn't lose as many nostalgic favorites during the past year as usual. Chef Allen's Seafood Grill and Joe Allen called it quits before the last "Best of Miami" issue came out, so they don't count. Naoe's closure would normally have left us...
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Best Restaurant to Bite the Dust

Talula

Two old married folks reminisce: — Remember Talula? — Oh, yes. And Joan Crawford too. They were my favorites. — No, you old fool, I mean the restaurant on 23rd Street that we used to go to. — Oh, of course. Those Italian kids. — Frank and Andrea Curto-Randazzo. She...
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Best Restaurants to Bite the Dust

Au Pied de Cochon, North One 10, and Tuscan Steak

This is our tribute to a toppled threesome: Tuscan Steak, longest-running of the trio (premiered in 1998), became a victim of the economy; it has since donned a sombrero as El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, whose specialties of tacos and tequila are more in line with today's restrained...
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