Habitat by José Mendín

I waited for the dust to settle before visiting the new Habitat by José Mendín. The space, formerly occupied by Chef Tom Colicchio’s Beachcraft, seemed untouched. And that’s a good thing. The interiors, in sandy neutrals and beachy woods, remain as stunning as ever. Now, I”m hopeful this new venture by the Food Comma Hospitality Group (Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Pubbelly Sushi, Baja Bao, PB Ysla, and PB Burger) can survive our temperamental dining scene. This is Miami, after all, restaurant revolving-door capital. Offering a complete sea to table experience, Mendín’s new dishes aim to apply modern techniques to create new flavor profiles drawing from Spanish, Latin and Asian traditions.

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Órale, Tacology!

As if I needed another reason to love Miami’s newest star, Brickell Centre. Executive Chef Santiago Gomez (Cantina La Veinte, Nobu, and NYC’s Michelin-starred Daniel) is currently celebrating the one-year anniversary of his saucy hot spot. And let me tell you, when it comes to Mexican food, la fiesta no termina en Tacology. The larger than life space drew […]

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Shhh, it’s Hiden

Eight seats. Two daily seatings. One chef. The secret is out. Kind of. Hiding out in Wynwood and bringing an exceptional omakase experience to Miami diners, this underground restaurant has quietly arrived. Hiden, part of the Shōwa Hospitality Group, delivers authentic Japanese fine dining by blending top-notch domestic ingredients with imported delights straight from Japan. I […]

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Stubborn Seed

Miami soil is sprouting up some excellent eats. This new South of Fifth gem couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time; our dining scene is on an exciting upswing. It’s harvest season, 305 style.

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Big Easy Winebar & Grill

No, not THAT Big Easy. This Big Easy Winebar & Grill comes to Miami from the Western Cape region of South Africa, by Ernie Els (nicknamed Big Easy, for his stature and smooth golf swing) and the Grove Bay Hospitality Group.  Offering a taste of authentic South African cuisine, the restaurant is now open at the shiny and new Brickell City […]

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Fi’lia

Located on the ground level of the SLS Brickell and just one week into service,  the very modern and chic,  Fi’Lia already functions like a seasoned restaurant veteran. Considering the restaurant was full to capacity during my visit, that’s a good thing. I’ve been to Michael’s Genuine more times than I can remember, as well as the former […]

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