In August, Miami welcomed one of the world's most lauded chefs to the Miami area.
Michelin-starred Thomas Keller opened the Surf Club Restaurant, a nod to traditional dining in an opulent setting.
Beloved neighborhood seafood spot Captain Jim's returned, and Joe's Take Away opened to sate our summer cravings.
On a somber note, all three Hank & Harry's locations closed.
The most surprising news is the announcement that Julio Cabrera and Michelle Bernstein are once again collaborating on a project. Cafe la Trova is scheduled to open soon in Little Havana.
Baleen Kitchen. 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 786-923-9305; soleontheocean.com.
Captain Jim's Seafood Market Restaurant. 12950 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami; 305-892-2812; captainjimsmiami.com.
Chuy’s Miami. 7705 W. Flagler St., Miami; chuys.com.
Diez y Seis. 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-695-3226; sbe.com.
Einstein Bros. Bagels at MiamiCentral. 155 NW Sixth St., Miami.
Joe & the Juice at Aventura Mall. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.
Joe's Take Away. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0365; joesstonecrab.com.
Madame Phuong Cocktail + Den at Phuc Yea. 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710; phucyea.com.
Silverspot Cinema Miami. 300 SE Third St., Miami; 305-536-5000; downtownmiami.silverspot.net.
Southern Sol Garden BBQ. 2895 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; 305-414-0330; southernsolgardenbbq.com.
The Surf Club Restaurant. 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside; 305-768-9440; surfclubrestaurant.com.
Vista. 5020 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-405-7547; vistabv.com.
'nOut Sports Bar and Arcade. 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-535-3500; wildnoutsportsbarandarcade.com.
- Hank & Harry's (all locations)
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