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Champion of Wynwood

It was only a few years ago that Miami’s Wynwood District was considered the city’s ugly neighborhood to the north—a tag-ridden, spotted swath of real estate few wanted anything to do with. But as with any city hot on development, these are the neighborhoods that become gentrified, eventually blossoming into destinations that become the talk of the city, the state, ... Read More »

7 Spring Dishes You Have to Try

Craving the flavors of the season? Try one of these standout dishes—they’re sure to put some Spring in your step. Truffle Rice Hot Pot Jaya at The Setai {2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 855.923.7899} What’s in it: This dish mixes Koshikari rice with slow-poached eggs, spring mushrooms, and celery. When to get it: Dinner; Sunday – Thursday (6 – 10 ... Read More »

Go Easy at Big Easy Winebar & Grill

Here in the Magic City, the only taste of South Africa we get—literally—is at standout South African restaurant, Big Easy Winebar & Grill {701 South Miami Avenue Suite 33, Brickell; 786.814.5955} at the new Brickell City Centre. Perfect for Brickell neighborhood’s work-hard, play-hard crowd, this haute lunch-and-dinner spot recently launched a new, after-work Easy Hour for Miami’s finest wine lovers. Taking place ... Read More »

10 Last-Minute Easter Brunch Ideas

Haven’t booked your Easter reservations yet? Hurry up! These brunches are too good not to miss. Villa Azur This Easter, hop on over to Villa Azur {309 23 Street, Miami Beach; 305.763.8688} for a Mediterranean Easter brunch fit for Miami royalty. This brunch will feature an unlimited buffet with cold and warm appetizers, raw bars, BBQ meat and chicken options, Pata Negra, ham, ... Read More »

From Brunch to Lunch

Everyone knows about Bakehouse Brasserie’s {808 1 Street, Miami Beach; 305.434.8249} over-the-top frosé brunches, but now, you can head there for lunch, too. Perfect for the South Beach businessman (or woman!), this new Bakehouse Business Lunch promises a daily rotating menu of Chef Bernie Matz’ casual-chic bites, burgers, salads, fresh-pressed juices, and more. With prices starting at just $15 a ... Read More »

FEATURES

Seaspice: The Sexiest Brunch in the Magic City

Who doesn’t love brunch? Answer: no one. Who doesn’t love brunch at Seaspice? Answer: also no one. Every Saturday and Sunday, head to Seaspice {422 NW North River Drive, Miami; 305.440.4200} for that sexy brunch you think only happens in the movies. The food is already to die for–picture perfect plates like Deviled Eggs with white sturgeon caviar, braised kale ... Read More »

This Week in Eats: December 19

Here is this week’s Miami food news: South Pointe Tavern Opens in South of Fifth Now open in the luxurious South of Fifth neighborhood, South Pointe Tavern is a casual and intimate tavern, fit for locals and tourists alike. It has the largest menu of whiskeys and tequilas in Miami Beach, a custom cocktail program created by Robert Ferrara of ... Read More »

15 Years in the Making: Mark Soyka Returns with Cafe Roval

Recently celebrating its 17th anniversary, Mark Soyka’s restaurant, Soyka, continues to be a mainstay of the Miami Beach scene. What seems like an impossible feat for a restaurant seems to be a running theme for Soyka; many of his operations have withstood the test of time. His first concept, the News Café, has been open for 25 years (serving patrons ... Read More »

Cheers To Gérard Bertrand!

Charming French winemaker Gérard Bertrand recently hosted a wine pairing dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab, promoting several of his varietals, including the effervescent Code Rouge. Bertrand’s impressive wine footprint stretches across the South of France, with an emphasis on biodynamic farming. The former rugby player is the perfect ambassador for his 20-plus-year brand and, for one evening, he brought a ... Read More »

From Peru with Love

Don’t let the location fool you. Situated in an outdoor shopping center in southwest Kendall—a good 40-minute drive from trendy South Beach—and in Doral, Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar features some of the tastiest morsels in South Florida. Tops on their menu are the ceviches, blends of traditional yet modern ingredients that call on the flavors of Peru. It’s no ... Read More »

The Serve

The Serve

Le Melon Mule

Le Melon Mule

Le Grand Fizz

Le Grand Fizz

Gardner’s Margarita

Gardner’s Margarita

Sardegna

Sardegna

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

10 Questions for NAOE’s Chef Kevin Cory

Chef Kevin Cory, of NAOE and N by NAOE {661 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell; 305.947.6263}, has made a name for himself here in Miami, and every Japanese food aficionado in the Magic City is clamoring to get a seat at one of his tables. While we know and love his cuisine at NAOE and N by NAOE here at DiningOut Miami, ... Read More »

Late Night Mediterranean Feast with Top Chef Stars

Blair Wilson

Not to worry if you didn’t snag tickets to one of the 80-plus largely sold-out SoBe Fest events. There are a slew of worthy satellite alternatives you can still get into, including next Thursday’s late-night Mediterranean Feast with Top Chef’s Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, and George Pagonis. The second annual event, hosted by local talent Chef Blair Wilson of The Social Club, will be held ... Read More »

10 Questions with Jose Icardi, Executive Chef, Katsuya South Beach

Katsuya Chef Jose Icardi

Those in-the-know understand that when it comes to fresh and innovative sushi, very few places compare to Katsuya {1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.455.2995}. And now, the South Beach location of the SBE group restaurant is spicing things up by adding some brand-new dishes to its already popular menu that won’t disappoint. DiningOut recently had the chance to interview Katsuya’s ... Read More »

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Celebrates Chefs’ Birthdays

mandarin oriental chefs

’Tis the season for celebrating—and Mandarin Oriental, Miami {500 Brickell Key, Brickell; 305.913.8358} is giving us yet another reason to do just that on Wednesday, December 16, in honor of the birthdays of Chef Benjamin Murray of Azul and Chef Diego Oka of La Mar by Gastón Acurio. Guests who dine at either restaurant on this special date will enjoy ... Read More »

Chef Daniel Boulud and db Bistro Celebrate Five Years

Daniel Boulud courtesy Daniel Krieger

Tomorrow, October 21, from 7-10pm, acclaimed celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud will be making a special appearance at db Bistro Moderne {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown;
 305.421.8800} in celebration of the restaurant’s fifth anniversary in Miami. The evening will be a “Tour de France” extravaganza, featuring all-inclusive food and drinks from five different regions in France. Live music will carry guests ... Read More »

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