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

#7 of 25 Things We Love About Dining Out in Miami, from the DiningOut Miami Winter 2016 Print Issue

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 »

A Fresh Take on Southern Classics

Offered by 50 Eggs’ Swine Southern Table & Bar

When accomplished restaurateur John Kunkel introduced Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in 2011, Miami was hooked. With a foundation of “shared meals and shared laughs,” the Southern-inspired concept was a boon to a city awash in trend, glitz, and glamour. For Kunkel, a proud Southern native, there was more to life: tradition, culture, hospitality, and farm-fresh ingredients, sewn together by ... Read More »

Cheers To Gérard Bertrand!

An interview with the renowned French winemaker himself

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

Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar in Doral introduces Miami to the flavors of South America

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 »

Where to Celebrate National Mojito Day in Miami

Head to these Miami spots today, July 11th, in honor of everyone's favorite Cuban cocktail

Craving a mojito on this National Mojito Day? We are, too. Here’s where we’re heading: Ortanique on the Mile + Zest: Thanks to the talented Cindy Hutson, both Ortanique on the Mile {278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305.446.7710} and Zest {200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami; 305.374.9378} have made a name for themselves on the Miami dining scene. Head to either today ... Read More »

How to Drink Rosé, According to The Standard Spa

Learn which rosés are best for every occasion

No matter where you are in the world, one thing’s for sure: there is no season more perfect for rosé than summer. And no place knows that better than the iconic The Standard Spa, Miami Beach {40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.673.1717}. New this summer, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach has not only added 20 bottles of the pink vintage to its wine list, ... Read More »

Cibo Wine Bar Does Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday, Cibo Wine Bar offers Italian Bubbles + Brunch for just $35 per person

With three locations in South Beach, Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale, the chic-meets-delicious Cibo Wine Bar {Multiple locations, South Florida; 305.442.4925} is exactly the type of Italian restaurant South Florida’s finest crave. And to make sure no moment goes without a delicious meal, this Italian staple even has a Sunday “brunch” like no other. Priced at just $35 per person, this Italian ... Read More »

Join DIRT for a Tea-Inspired Feast

DIRT + JoJo Tea to host a five-course wine and tea-pairing dinner

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

A Miami Beach classic

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

From block parties to Mexican feasts

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 »