Houston's, the Cheesecake Factory, and other popular dining chains manage to attract packs of hungry Aventura residents by offering comfortable settings and consistent fare that challenges neither palate nor pocketbook. So when Scott Fredel, former co-chef of Rumi, decided to enter this neighborhood with his own dining establishment, he charted out the menu accordingly. The restaurant is Pilar, and it surpasses said competition by offering a compact medley of fresh, uncomplicated American/Mediterranean cuisine at prices that... More >>>