So many of us would like to forget this past year happened. There was the mind-numbing presidential election, plus a barrage of sucker punches in the deaths of greats Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, and Harper Lee. The Miami dining scene provided a respite. The onslaught of mediocre celebrity-backed restaurants in Miami Beach eased, and instead, several local favorites threw open the doors to highly anticipated projects. The great hope is that all of the young cooks toiling in the hot kitchens of these restaurants will see the city’s potential and stick around to make their own mark. Here are the ten best.