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BEST RESTAURANT TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWNERS

BEST RESTAURANT TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWNERS Chispa 225 Altara Avenue Coral Gables 305-648-2600 With its bright red and yellow colors, Bahamian shutters, and oversize star lamps hanging from the ceiling, Chispa's highly stylized décor screams, "You're not in Kansas anymore!" Those lights aren't the only stars here. Chef/proprietor Robbin Haas is...
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Florida Cookery

Forget those hackneyed airboat tours across the Everglades. Nibbling on the alligator empanadas at Florida Cookery is a truer taste of Florida. At this South Beach restaurant, you won't find margherita pizzas, niçoise salads, or neon-blue frozen cocktails with too much sugar, too little booze, and one too many paper...
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Pueblito Viejo

Specializing in Colombian dishes, Pueblito Viejo presents an authentic restaurant experience that's aesthetically pleasing and delightfully overwhelming. It submerges guests in Colombian culture with its extensive wall decor, culinary presentations, and live music. From the moment you walk through the doorway, you're surrounded by an eccentric interior design that pays...
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DiLido Beach Club

Ten reasons you should take out-of-towners to DiLido Beach for lunch: 1. It's less expensive than taking them to dinner at the Ritz. 2. Tourists are easily impressed by stars, so you can mention that chef Jeff McInnis is the good-looking guy who got eliminated from TV's Top Chef before...
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Sushisamba Dromo

Dear Chowdog: Friends are coming to visit. Picky people. Very discerning about their food. From Los Angeles. Always quoting Zagat this, Zagat that. Snobby bastards. They love Asian cuisine, natch, but they insist as much upon scene as sashimi. I mean, God forbid they just sit down and enjoy a...
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