The time has come: Miami is finally a fine-food town.
The signs are everywhere. The 305 is home to coffee roasters, supper clubs, a ramen house, and a northern Thai restaurant. Sourdough bread is a thing. The word "local" is sprinkled on menus like pepper on steak. The city's beverage scene, once regarded as frivolous and shallow, now boasts a brewery.
The people behind this rise are even more remarkable. They aren't foreign investors or New York imports. In the past year, local entrepreneurs have taken hold of Miami dining. They began with one business. But in 2013, they expanded their ventures and established themselves as royalty.
And that's why this is the year of the food emperors. What follows are the ten leading figures in town.