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R House Featured on Best New Restaurant Tonight

Bravo's Best New Restaurant is really showing Miami establishments in a great light.

The new culinary competition that grades restaurants on both front of the house and back of the house skills and expertise, has been on for less than a month and, already, two Miami restaurants have advanced to the next level.

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In the season premiere, Dolce Italian beat Doma in California in a battle of Italian restaurants. The following week, the Federal Food Drink and Provisions proved too much for Austin's Swift's Attic.

This week, Miami's in the game once again, when Wynwood's R House takes on Barlata Tapas Bar in Austin. Since every episode needs a name, this one's being called "Operated by Couples" since, coincidentally, both restaurants are, um, operated by couples. R House is a collaboration between executive chef Rocco Carulli and his husband, general manager Owen Bale.

Although Carulli can't give up the outcome of tonight's episode, he says, "It was such an honor to be selected for the show, especially bearing in mind that when we filmed, we were only five months old, compared to some of the restaurants which were up to three years old."

By the look of the sneak preview, tonight looks to be a nail biter, for sure:

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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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