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Mother’s Day 2016 in Miami

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Have you made your dining plans yet? Below, the only guide you’ll need to decide where to treat mom on her special day. Be sure to make reservations as soon as possible! Adena Grill & Wine Bar {900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954.464.2333} From 11am-4pm, the elegant steakhouse at Gulfstream Park will host a ... Read More »

Brickell City Centre Farmers’ Market

brickell city centre farmers market

You’re probably familiar with the enormous Brickell City Centre project that has been slowly but surely engulfing a section of Brickell between Southwest Sixth and Eighth Streets along South Miami Avenue. The $1.05 billion, 5.4 million-square-foot development has been over four years in the making—and it’s almost complete! In anticipation of the the massive live-work-play-shop-eat complex nearing its final stages, ... Read More »

13 Must-Do April Events in Miami

DIRT recipe

1. Shanghai Nights at Bazi When: Every Sunday beginning April 10 Where: Bazi {The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.695.0101} What: Starting April 10, every Sunday, Bazi will offer a special Shanghai Nights menu allowing diners to indulge in some of their favorite dishes—such as Chicken, Beef, or Shrimp Lo Mein; Beef and Broccoli, General Tso’s Chicken, and ... Read More »

We’re Hiring!

Azul Terrace View

UPDATE: This position has been filled. DiningOut Miami is seeking a food-loving online editor to help grow and promote its web-only content. The ideal candidate loves going out to eat and being in-the-know about the local dining scene. This part-time position is responsible for collaborating on an online editorial calendar; writing an average of five posts weekly about Miami’s dining ... Read More »

Interactive Cooking Classes at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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It’s only natural that a triple five-star hotel such as Mandarin Oriental, Miami {500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell; 305.913.8358} would have restaurants helmed by some of the most talented chefs around. But it’s not every day that you can get an up-close-and-personal look inside the workings of these chefs’ kitchens. But that’s exactly what the luxury hotel on Brickell Key ... Read More »

FEATURES

Where to Eat Now: Midtown Oyster Bar

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There’s no shortage of great seafood restaurants in Miami. But when it comes to fresh and affordable quality oysters, that pool of seafood restaurants diminishes significantly. At the top of our list is Midtown Oyster Bar {3301 Northeast First Avenue, Suite 103-1, Midtown; 786.220.2070}, Miami’s charming seafood kitchen specializing in oysters flown in weekly from prime locations across the U.S. Although the ... Read More »

SOBEFEST 2016 Weekend Roundup

Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village Featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations - 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The past few days have been a whirlwind—a dizzying series of daytime beach festivities, nighttime tastings, late-night soirees, chef meet-and-greets, cooking demonstrations, intimate dinners, burgers, pasta, barbecue, and, of course, lots and lots of free-flowing wine. Here’s a look back on some of our favorite highlights from South Beach Wine and Food Fest 2016. Thursday Sobefest kicked off for us ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: Riviera Focacceria Italiana

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If you didn’t know it was there, you might miss it. Sandwiched between two other small eateries in the Shops at Midtown Miami, lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. While there are hundreds of Italian restaurants that dot the Greater Miami area, Riviera Focacceria Italiana {3252 Northeast Buena Vista Boulevard, Suite 1100, Midtown; 768.220.6251} is one of only ... Read More »

Izakaya Nights at Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Azul Chirashi Don Izakaya Nights

Starting this Thursday, February 4, Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami {500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell; 305.913.8358} will be celebrating the Japanese roots of its chef, Benjamin Murray, with a new series called “Izakaya Nights.” Every Thursday through March 31, Chef Murray will offer a special menu inspired by the shareable cuisine found at traditional Izakaya restaurants in Japan, complemented by ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

River Oyster

A lot of changes are happening in Brickell, where seemingly a new skyscraper or real estate project is sprouting up daily. But rest assured, there’s one local favorite that’s not being engulfed by the construction chaos: The River Seafood & Oyster Bar {650 South Miami Avenue, Brickell; 305.530.1915}. Since 2003, The River has been welcoming Brickell residents and nearby office ... Read More »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

10 Questions with Chef Clark Bowen, Executive Chef at db Bistro

Clark Bowen

Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown; 305.421.8800} may have a new executive chef at the helm, but Chef Clark Bowen is no stranger to the db kitchen; for the last five years, he has served as the restaurant’s sous chef. In his new position, Bowen looks forward to adding his creative ... 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 »

Izakaya Nights at Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Azul Chirashi Don Izakaya Nights

Starting this Thursday, February 4, Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami {500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell; 305.913.8358} will be celebrating the Japanese roots of its chef, Benjamin Murray, with a new series called “Izakaya Nights.” Every Thursday through March 31, Chef Murray will offer a special menu inspired by the shareable cuisine found at traditional Izakaya restaurants in Japan, complemented by ... 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

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’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 »

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