Miami's Ten Best Restaurants to Open in 2016 (So Far)
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The Miami dining scene keeps getting better and better. As the palates of our community
In the first half of 2016, we've seen a host of stellar restaurants open. From
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10. Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen
James Beard Award nominee Sam Gorenstein and partner Roger Duarte already proved that fresh, high-quality food can be affordable when they opened My Ceviche. Now the duo
Colorful fare at Zest
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Cindy Hutson's flair for Caribbean cuisine shines at her new downtown Miami restaurant, Zest (200 S. Biscayne Blvd.). There, the chef has designed a menu full of flavor. A fish dip is punched up with Scotch bonnet peppers ($12), a ceviche is flavored with ginger and cooled with coconut milk ($19), and octopus is braised with curry ($26). The result is a bounty of brightness in a convivial atmosphere. Best part: The chef also offers her cuisine in grab-and-go form at the adjacent Zest MRKT.
8. Sushi Garage
Juvia's Jonás and Alexandra Millán tapped Sunny Oh as
Pork belly bacon steamed buns
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7. The Sarsaparilla Club
Top Chef's Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis have made a triumphant return to Miami Beach with the opening of the Sarsaparilla Club at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand. The restaurant combines the culinary couple's loves of Asian and Southern flavors in an American dim sum format. Several carts contain savory offerings such as heirloom tomatoes with homemade ricotta and tomato sorbet ($9) and drunken deviled eggs ($6). It's the chicken, however, that's a must-try. McInnis puts a new spin on his famous bird by brining it in green curry and lemongrass before finishing it with kaffir lime ($23). Leave room for the restaurant's namesake: an old-fashioned sarsaparilla soda and ice-cream float ($4).
The Anderson has cocktails and cool vibes.
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6. The Anderson
When Bar Lab partners Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi opened the Broken Shaker, they turned the tide on the Miami cocktail scene forever by offering well-crafted drinks made with fruits and herbs grown in the bar's own garden. Now Orta and Zvi have expanded to mainland Miami with the Anderson, a grownup playground that pays tribute to the 1980s. With a cocktail menu that riffs on staples like the apple martini and Sex on the Beach and a bar menu by Vagabond's Alex Chang, the Anderson is cool yet approachable. Don't be too enthralled with the bar's drinks and
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