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Eating Out

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    November 21, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Books by Cooks, Beer, and Pubbelly Love

    If you're looking for a nice, peaceful weekend to catch up on chores before the family comes down from the Northeast to thaw out and eat turkey, forget it! There are simply too many tempting options not to get out and enjoy Miami. Plus, there's something for everyone -- like a gigantic book fair f ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Pubbelly Turns Four This Sunday: Anniversary Brunch With Brad Kilgore

    Everyone's favorite gastropub, Pubbelly, is turning four this Sunday. To celebrate, the Sunset Harbour restaurant is inviting in Brad Kilgore for a special celebratory brunch that includes bacon jam, a Thanksgiving-style Benedict, and duck confit French toast. And because it wouldn't be a celebratio ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Diners: Where Grease Is King

    Despite the number of Northeastern transplants in Miami, the choice in Miami diners is slim. They are places to get a pizza burger, super crispy French fries hidden under a mound of greasy industrial cheese, or a solid plate of hash browns and over-easy eggs. A few are sprinkled across town, though ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    Wynwood's Coyo Taco Taps Scott Linquist for Executive Chef Position

    Coyo Taco, the soon-to-open Wynwood taqueria, is serious about its cuisine. The small Mexican eatery, located next door to Panther Coffee, has tapped Scott Linquist as its executive chef. See also: Coyo Taco: Mexican Street Food and Margaritas Coming to Wynwood in November

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    November 20, 2014

    Mignonette Introduces Brunch: Turducken Burgers, Oysters, and Seafood Crepes

    Mignonette, Danny Serfer and Ryan Roman's ode to shellfish, introduces a "f**king fancy" brunch, starting this weekend. See also: Danny Serfer's Mignonette Is Edgewater's Pearl

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    November 20, 2014

    Fabio Viviani on Fabio's American Home Kitchen: "I Love America, Guys"

    Fabio Viviani, the Italian-born chef who won America's heart on Top Chef, is taking Miami by storm. First, the talented toque opened Siena Tavern in South Beach. The restaurant, a sister of the original Siena Tavern in Chicago, serves Viviani's takes on classic Italian cuisine, with many dishes ori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Brad Kilgore to Open Alter in Wynwood; Pop-Up at Miam Cafe Begins Tomorrow

    If the movie Chef taught us anything, it's that every chef yearns for the creative freedom to run a kitchen. The film also predicted the next trend in the food industry, at least in Miami: food bloggers partnering with chefs for their first solo endeavor. Blue Collar's Danny Serfer opened Mignonet ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Cafe Babbo: Italian Wood-Fired Pizza Coming to the Heart of Wynwood

    Cafe Babbo, a new Italian cafe and wine bar, is set to open in the next few weeks -- right in Wynwood. The cafe, located at 97 NW 25th Street, is the brainchild of partners Antonio Chia and Alessandro Pazzaglia, childhood friends who have a combined passion for both good, hearty cuisine and art, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Boisterous Brunchers Can't Bog Down Miami Chefs

    A 50-pound pig is pumped full of brine for four days and then -- around midnight on a Saturday -- placed in a large wooden box just behind the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell. The box is closed, covered in hot charcoal, and left for hours beneath a tent that's shrouded by foliage. Around dawn, two co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein's Michy's Pop-Up Returns for Art Basel: Fried Chicken on the Menu

    For those of us that simply cannot wait for the reopening of Michy's, take comfort. Chef Michelle Bernstein's flagship restaurant will pop-up at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in time for Art Basel for a very limited run. Chef Bernstein's Michy's pops up from December 3-6 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Top Chef Nina Compton to Host Pop-Up at Cafe Mistral

    Since winning the fan favorite title on Top Chef, Nina Compton's been on the move. The talented toque, who resigned her position as chef de cuisine of Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in June, has been traveling, racking up experiences and (hopefully) recipes. Stops on the Compton world tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    David's Cafe to Reopen on Alton Road

    Rejoice, South Beach. David's Café is coming back. In April, the decades-old Cuban institution on Collins Avenue was shuttered because the surrounding construction hurt business, owners said. The closing followed the 2012 darkening of the Lincoln Road location (due to exorbitant rent), a caffeine- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Lunch at R House, White Truffles, and Rum at Broken Shaker

    Did you have a good weekend? Whether you were getting lucky at Lucky Rice, chowing down on Thanksgiving dishes at Top Turkey, or tailgating at the UM vs. FSU game, one thing is for sure: you did a whole lot of eating and drinking. To wind down, you might want to head to R House for the new lunch ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Pascal Oudin's Brasserie Central Opens Today

    Village of Merrick Park Shoppers getting an early start to their holiday shopping can enjoy an authentic French lunch today when Brasserie Central soft opens. The restaurant's official opening date is this Friday, November 21, but hungry diners eager for a taste can come in all this week for a sneak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Get LuckyRice and P.I.G. Out

    Miami is really gearing up for the upcoming season's worth of parties. To keep up with all the festivals and events, we suggest easing into the weekend with a casual happy hour on Friday (and we just happen to have discovered two new, fabulous ones). Then, on Saturday, partake in a little brunch ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    Wynwood Diner to Soft Open for Art Basel

    Wynwood is smoking hot these days, with designers, construction crews, and artists scrambling to finish off on projects in time for Art Basel madness. Luckily for us, a lot of the projects involve new restaurants. Wynwood Diner, located in the Wynwood Block building at 2601 NW Second Ave., right ac ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014
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    November 13, 2014

    Cleo Opens Friday in SoBe: Chef Danny Elmaleh on His Mediterranean Concept

    This Friday, the Redbury Hotel South Beach will open the doors to Cleo, a Mediterranean eatery with an emphasis on small shared plates. Cleo is taking over the space formerly occupied by the Italian restaurant Lorenzo, which closed after less than a year in business. Expect a raw bar, a selection o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Ten Best Miami Restaurants to Bite the Dust

    It's difficult to believe, but the holidays are almost upon us. This is the time of year to get nostalgic about some of the restaurants we've loved and lost. Some of them had been around since we were kids, some came and went like a flash of lightning, but all captured our hearts. One thing is cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Moonchine on the Seller's Block

    Moonchine Asian Bistro, the MiMo restaurant that's long been a staple with locals seeking a good bowl of pho, is up for sale. The 100-seat restaurant, named "Best Restaurant on the Upper Eastside" by Miami New Times, opened in 2007, back when the Biscayne corridor was little more than a series of b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Swanky SoBe Restaurant Bâoli Accused of Forgery and Fraud in Landlord's Lawsuit

    It's getting late at the South Beach restaurant Bâoli when ripped, shirtless waiters start pouring liquor directly into women's mouths. Bass lines thunder from the DJ booth built right in the middle of the Collins Avenue dining room. Soon dancers in sequined thongs leap onto the bar and gyrate to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Thanksgiving 2014: Guide to Restaurant Dinners in Miami

    It's nearly impossible to believe it, but Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. As always, you can shop for days, spend hundreds of dollars, and still never get that damn bird right (how could it possibly be both dry and raw?). Or you can take the family out to one of the many restaurants se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Scott Conant Dishes on the Opening of Corsair: "It's So F***ing Gorgeous"

    In a walkthrough of Corsair, celebrity chef Scott Conant's second Miami endeavor set to open in mid-December at Turnberry Isle, we learned quite a few things about the Chopped judge, Scarpetta owner, and father of two girls. For instance, he likes to curse. And he's a jokester. And in high school, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Morimoto's Miami Debut Is Cool, Collected, and Full of Surprises

    Masaharu Morimoto's latest outpost is so understated that a bellhop might have to steer you toward its discreet hiding place in the Shelborne Wyndham Grand's starchy white lobby, which is spotless after its recent $90 million face-lift.

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    November 11, 2014

    The Gang Miami: Food as a Concept of Life Headed to Wynwood

    Wynwood is getting a new eatery in time for Art Basel. The Gang Miami, billed as an Asian-fusion restaurant, is scheduled to open in a few weeks, in time for Art Basel madness. Husband and wife Bogdan and Jacquline Niculae are the co-owners of the Gang Miami, located at 3500 N. Miami Ave., next to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Gravity Brew Lab, Mojito Lessons, and Australian Lamb

    Only five more days till the weekend is back, but plenty to do this week. Like buckets of beer hand picked by Gravity Brew Lab's Diego Ganoza paired with Jose Mendin's McBellly, learning to make the perfect mojito at TK's, and two dollar cocktails for the ladies at SuViche (sorry fellas). Also hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    NeMesis Urban Bistro to Close in December

    Micah Edelstein's funky, soulful downtown restaurant that's become a cult favorite with one-off bites like alligator ribs will close next month. The shuttering, announced on NeMesis Urban Bistro's Facebook page, comes as Edelstein looks to move on to a new project.

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    November 10, 2014

    Michael Mina's Stripsteak Opens on Thursday

    Michael Mina's third Miami-area restaurant is slated to open this Thursday, November 13, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. Stripsteak takes over the 12,000-square-foot space formerly held by Gotham Steak. The two-story, 350-seat restaurant will offer both indoor and outdoor dining, as well a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Hannya's Vietnamese Brunch: Korean Pancake, Flash-Fried Spring Rolls, and Pho

    Miami has grown accustomed to the idea that brunch means bottomless booze and putting an egg on things, but in Vietnamese cooking, egg isn't a big part of the cuisine. Instead, pho and tea is the typical Sunday ritual. At Hannya, the Japanese restaurant in Brickell from the duo behind Akashi and Ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Ten Best Hotel Restaurants in Miami

    As tourist season heats up, things in the kitchens of our favorite hotels get even hotter. Most of our city's best chefs are involved in hotel restaurants: Michael Schwartz has one at the Raleigh in South Beach, and Michelle Bernstein will soon open Seagrape at the Thompson in North Beach. On top of ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Proof Pizza & Pasta: Homemade Fennel Sausage, Oxtail Pizza, and Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

    There's something great about Neapolitan-style pizza. Perhaps it's the cloud-like dough that improves after every bite. Or the molten center that forms from the marriage of cheese and sauce. It's a unique style of pizza, and at Proof Pizza & Pasta in Midtown, it's the specialty. Executive chef and ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    London's Duck & Waffle Coming to Miami

    The last time I spoke with Richard Woods, the bar manager for Duck & Waffle in London, described some of his cocktails in a way that made me green with envy for our seaside city. Woods, by the way, has also created the cocktails for Sushi Samba and Bocce Bar, both in Miami. Now, the London sensatio ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Top Chef Jeff McInnis in Miami for Earl's Kitchen Bar Fall Launch

    Jeff McInnis, who left Miami to open Root & Bone in New York City with partner Janine Booth, is back in Miami, albeit for just a few days. McInnis is in town for a collaborative dinner to launch the fall menu at Earl's Kitchen Bar, the Canadian-based restaurant located at Dadeland Mall. McInnis i ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Siena Tavern Opens November 10: Numbered Bar Lab Cocktails, Exclusive Wynwood Brew

    Siena Tavern opens to the public on November 10 at 6 p.m. and the hotly anticipated restaurant by former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani is gaining buzz before the first diner chows down on the social media-savvy (and savory) meatball. But what's behind the restaurant that's taken over the expans ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Moroccan Hideaway Fez Is a Reason to Reconsider Española Way

    The beige bulb of crackly pastry dough sprinkled with white powder could be hiding anything. You punch a fork into the flaky shell and a wisp of steam fills the air, which is already thick with incense and the blare of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" set to a Middle Eastern rhythm.

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    November 4, 2014

    Four Seasons Food Truck Comes to Miami; Edge Steak & Bar Hits the Streets

    When you think of a brand like Four Seasons, street food doesn't necessarily spring to mind. But come Thursday, that perception might change. This is because the Four Seasons Food Truck East Coast tour concludes with a five-day visit to the Magic City. Yep. Four Seasons has a food truck, and it ha ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Dolce Italian and BLT Prime Offer Stellar Happy Hours

    Who's tired of dropping a ridiculous amount of money for drinks after work? You? Well, here are two restaurants that won't break the bank.

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    November 4, 2014

    STK to Reopen at 1 Hotel & Homes December 12

    Come December 12, STK will reclaim its proper place on South Beach inside the newly renovated 1 Hotel & Homes (formerly the Perry and the Gansevoort South Beach). The chic steak house was originally supposed to stay open during the transformation into an eco-friendly lodge, but it shuttered for a ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks in Miami This Week: Julio Cabrera Happy Hour Cocktails, 20 Burgers, and Pop-Up at Harry's

    We hope you didn't eat or drink that much during the weekend, because this week you have 20 burgers, eight new handcrafted cocktails from Julio Cabrera and pizza from James Beard award winner Matt Molina at Harry's. Well, let's get to it. Week starts now. See also: The Rum Line Opens November 6: ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    October 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    October in Miami is still considered a transitional month. Although the weather is getting better, many restaurants are still working on their progress, hosting family & friends dinners and putting the finishing touches on their menus in anticipation for a late fall opening in time for Art Basel and ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Blackbrick Now Offering Daily Dim Sum

    Richard Hales' Blackbrick has undergone some positive changes, recently. The Midtown Chinese restaurant recently hired Christine Guzman as its general manager. At 26, Guzman already has an impressive resume, previously working at Tudor House, the Phuc Yeah pop-up, the Breakers in Palm Beach, and, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Loba in MiMo Debuts Brunch Sunday: Free Mimosas For All

    Miami isn't exactly overflowing with praiseworthy brunch spots, so we get unusually excited anytime a cool restaurant launches a brunch program. This weekend it happens to be Loba, an intimate gastrobar in MiMo serving Latin and South American cuisine. The hybrid meal is owner Jessica Sanchez's fa ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Scaring Up a Good Time

    This weekend is supposed to give us a break in temperatures, with fall-like evenings. In other words, it's a boo-tiful time to scare up a few guys and ghouls and enjoy Halloween and Day of the Dead festivities around town. Miami is filled with fiendish delights from costume parties to brunches. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Naked Taco's Weekend Brunch: Eggs and Tequila Crush Your Hangover

    Bored with the same old brunch? Tired of eating lemon ricotta pancakes while sipping on a mimosa? Think the whole breakfast/lunch combo-thingy is just a little too twee? In other words: Ever wish there was a brunch with balls? Then, check out Naked Taco's weekend brunch, launching this Saturday, ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Tamarina Opening on Tuesday in Former Lippi Space

    Come Tuesday, the Brickell space where Lippi formerly operated under star chef Philippe Ruiz, will re-open its doors. The owners are the same, but the new restaurant will be called Tamarina. Owners Tunu and Yona Puri have teamed up with restaurateur Arjun Waney for a coastal Italian restaurant conc ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Pane & Vino in South Beach: Try the Pear Stuffed Pasta

    There are few dishes that I remember with such fondness as a pear stuffed pasta that I once enjoyed at a trendy restaurant in Barcelona. The sweetness paired with sharp cheese in its soft doughy casing left a lasting impression. Imagine my surprise when a similar dish appeared on the menu of a charm ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Vicky Bakery Opens in Coral Gables Today

    Vicky Bakery officially opens the doors today, October 29, to its Coral Gables location. This will mark the 13th location for the classic Cuban bakery, which was established in 1972. It will be the first to offer a full-service cafe, which will open in November. See also: Vicky Bakery and Cafe Com ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Pubbelly Announces Pubbelly Media Group, Full-Service Media Company

    Social media and the internet has changed our world and how we do just about everything. In Kenya, Maasai warriors who have no electricity or running water are on Facebook, sharing political views and conservation efforts. Information on wars are now brought to us via citizens who tweet about attac ... More >>

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