First Bites

Semilla Eatery & Bar: Buffalo Chicken Potstickers, Ice-Cream Sliders

After being seated at the U-shaped bar that takes up most of Semilla Eatery & Bar, a dining companion asked the big question: "Just what the hell is a gastropub, anyway?"

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a gastropub is a "pub, bar, or tavern that offers meals of high quality."

By the above definition, Semilla Eatery & Bar is a true gastropub. It's chef/partner, Frederic Joulin, has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris and Las Vegas and most recently served as executive chef at Villa Mayfair in Coconut Grove.

See also: Semilla Eatery & Bar: New Gastropub in Miami Beach Opens Tonight

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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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