Five Essential Miami Beach Seafood Spots

Five Essential Miami Beach Seafood Spots
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Miami Beach's restaurant scene is in such a state of flux it seems like a new place pops up daily. Here, you can find almost anything your heart and stomach desire, from steak to pizza to tacos.

There's something to be said, however, for a restaurant that serves fresh seafood in a beautiful city caressed by ocean breezes.

Whether you're visiting Miami Beach for the first time or you're a native, you'll want these five places on your shortlist for a meal to remember.
Joe's Stone Crab Opens for Its 104th Season. On October 13, Ed Witte officially opened Joe's Stone Crab for its 104th season. As the maitre d' at the iconic eatery, the 46-year-old with a wide grin and shock of black hair with the slightest hint of gray might very well be the most influential person in Miami Beach. He glances at the 100 or so names written on what looks like a scorecard. At any other Miami restaurant, the roster might fill the place for the whole night. But at Joe's, it's just the beginning of an evening that will likely include at least a thousand diners.
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Sunny Poke Opens Inside Sunset Harbour's Sushi Garage. The newest addition to Miami Beach's trendy Sunset Harbour neighborhood churns out granola bowls in the morning and traditional poke mixed with vegetables, seasonings, and sauces in the afternoon. Created by Sunny Oh, chef and owner of popular spots such as Juvia and Sushi Garage, Sunny Poke debuted December 11. Located within Oh's Sushi Garage space, the place operates during the main restaurant's off-hours. The concept allows Oh to keep busy before Sushi Garage opens for dinner.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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