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New Faith & Pizza Gives Back to Miami

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Now in Downtown Dadeland, Barley an American Brasserie fans can celebrate another hot restaurant: Faith & Pizza {8945 Southwest 72nd Place, Downtown Dadeland}, a pop-up restaurant helmed by Barley’s chef/owner, Jorgie Ramos. First launched on May 17, this much-anticipated opening has already seen countless patrons, all of whom are lining up for a taste of Chef Ramos’ inventive Italian gastropub ... Read More »

New Happy Hour at NaiYaRa

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Where better for a happy hour than Miami Beach? Now, fans of a good happy hour can head to NaiYaRa {1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach; 786.275.6005} in Sunset Harbour from 5 to 7pm daily and indulge in Chef Bee’s best bites and cocktails for–wait for it–just $7. Also included on the happy hour menu? Specialty sippers like the restaurant’s signature Tom Kha-Piña, ... Read More »

Café des Arts Gives You a #Place2Kiss

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A quaint Mediterranean locale tucked in the heart of Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood, Café des Arts {22 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.534.2555} boasts cozy vibes, tasty food, and an adorable terrace that keeps patrons coming back for more. As its name implies, this haute haunt also puts an emphasis on art–evident in the pop art strewn across its walls, the Mickey ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: French 27

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For a restaurant with that special “je ne sais quoi,” look no further than French 27 {850 Commerce Street, Miami Beach; 305.764.3948}, Miami’s newest fine dining French spot in enchanting South of Fifth. As elegant as it is surprising, at French 27, no detail is left unattended. In addition to a fabulous menu representing all 27 regions of France (hence the ... Read More »

COYO Taco Adds New Brickell Location

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With its mesmerizing margaritas, tantalizing tacos, and not-so-secret “secret” backend tequila bar with popsicle-infused “paletaritas,” COYO Taco {2300 Northwest Second Avenue, #3, Wynwood; 305.573.8228} has certainly made a name for itself as one of the hottest spots in Wynwood. And to celebrate its success, this trendy taqueria is giving Miamians a new way to enjoy it–by opening a second, much larger location in the ... Read More »

FEATURES

Join DIRT for a Tea-Inspired Feast

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Sitting on sunny Miami Beach, DIRT {232 Fifth Street, Miami Beach; 305.239.3000} is the Magic City’s latest attempt to join the clean-eating training–and so far, everyone is on board. Priding itself on serving fine foods fast, DIRT whips up clean, sustainable, local, and organic fare that reflects its passion and respect for people, food, and the planet as a whole. Next Wednesday, May 11, ... Read More »

Where to Eat Now: Estiatoris Milos

Milos Special with lightly fried zucchini, eggplant, tzatziki, and kefalograviera cheese

Estiatorio Milos {730 First Street, Miami Beach; 305.604.6800} was founded in 1979 in Montreal by acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Costa Spiliadis. Its selling point is impeccably fresh fish flown in daily from the Mediterranean and beautifully displayed on a long counter covered in ice. Don’t expect complicated, rich sauces, but rather the freshest fish simply grilled. You need to visit the ... Read More »

5 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami

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No Cinco de Mayo is complete without a tasty margarita and at least a taco or two. For the best that Miami has to offer, head to these popular haunts for a taste of Mexico that might as well be a fiesta: 1. COYO Taco If you live in Miami and love tacos, you’ve probably been to Wynwood’s hottest taco shop: ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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

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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

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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

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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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