Fort Lauderdale, FLFort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

South Florida restaurants: Now open, coming soon and closed

Got a tip for this weekly check on what’s happening in South Florida’s dining scene? Email Arlene Borenstein-Zuluaga at aborenstein@sunsentinel.com. Stay up to date with the South Florida dining news:. Sign up for our twice-weekly Eat Beat newsletter, filled with restaurant news, guides and recipes. Go to SunSentinel.com/newsletters to sign...
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The Infatuation

The 19 Best Pizza Places In Miami

We’ve eaten a concerning number of slices and pies to bring you our guide to the very best pizza Miami has to offer. And there is a lot to offer, despite what the annoying New Yorker or Chicagoan in your life has to say about us and our pizza. This guide includes neighborhood favorites, excellent slices in the back of a bar, and some flavor combinations you’ll only find in Miami.
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Florida StateMiami New Times

Five Unexpected Omakase Experiences In South Florida

Omakase is the Japanese word that translates to the simple message of “I’ll leave it up to you” — and is the dining tradition of letting the chef choose what is served based on seasonality, quality ingredients, and minimalist preparation. Often an intimate dinner shared with only a small group...
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Let’s Go, South Florida: A flavor adventure and just the right wine at Indian Harbor in Fort Lauderdale

Watch this week’s Let’s Go, South Florida: Host Arlene Borenstein gets a taste of India with chef Amit Dey, who brings the full-flavored dishes he grew up eating in Mumbai to Indian Harbor restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Plus, sommelier Fareida Rajkumar shares which wines pair well with India’s brightly spiced, flavorful plates. Bringing dishes he learned from his family growing up in Mumbai, ...
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Adriana Jimenez

5 Mediterranean restaurants you should try in Miami

There are plenty of reasons to love Mediterranean food. Whether you’ve always had a particular craving for its distinctive flavor, or you’ve recently been won over by the well-known health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, it’s always a good time to try new Mediterranean-inspired restaurants.
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Miami, FLmiabites.com

Miami Spice 2021: Top 15 for Dining Out during Miami Spice

Every year from August 1st to September 30th, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau presents Miami Spice, a 2 month-long $28 lunch and $42 dinner option that gives both tourists and locals a chance to visit their favorite restaurants or scope out new ones. Over 145 restaurants are participating this year.
Miami, FLMiami Herald

‘COVID is not on our menu’: Why these Miami restaurants required vaccines for employees

Harry and Michelle Coleman didn’t just tell their staff at Empanada Harry’s that they had to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They made an example of themselves. The young couple and owners of the 4-year-old west Kendall restaurant posted a photo of themselves with the bandages on their shoulders on March 9. Within two and a half months, all 13 employees had been fully vaccinated.
Miami, FLbocaratonobserver.com

Just Wing It!

It is National Chicken Wing Day, and we are saluting the best places to get your fix in South Florida. Keep reading for our mouth-watering selections!. Barrio’s crispy wings are coated in a top-secret spice rub complemented by saffron honey butter and a house made blue cheese dipping sauce. You will not want to miss a chance to bite into these. Executive Chef Rolando Anoceto noted, “Our wings are inspired by Latin street fare and cooked with Spanish ingredients.” To learn more, click here.
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Carrot Express Opens in Boca Raton

Carrot Express may have been born in a gas station, but this is no junk food pitstop. Founder Mario Laufer got a humble start when he began serving his ingredients-focused meals from the inside of a gas station on Alton Road in South Beach, but the buzz soon spread—and he’s now on his eighth location.
Miami Beach, FLtherealdeal.com

Mila restaurant to add entertainment venue on Lincoln Road

Restaurateur Gregory Galy and his partners won approval to add an entertainment venue to Mila on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Planning Board on Tuesday approved a permit for Mila to create a 7,352-square-foot nightlife venue on the second enclosed floor of the 800 Lincoln Road building. The Mila Membership Lounge plans to serve drinks, food, and live entertainment for 300 members who are willing to pay an annual fee of $8,000 each, or for private parties, Galy told planning board members via teleconference.
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South Beach just got a swanky Chinese dinner club

Just when you thought Miami had reached its limit of supper clubs, another one swoops in and makes us rethink the maximum. (Is there such a thing?) Jia is the latest upscale restaurant to debut in the category, bringing elevated Chinese cuisine and a nightlife-focused dining experience to Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood.
Fort Lauderdale, FLMiami New Times

Michelin Star Chef Laurent Tourondel to Helm Fort Lauderdale Oceanfront Restaurant Dune

Last month, chef Laurent Tourondel announced he will soon helm the kitchen as a partner in one of Fort Lauderdale’s best-known oceanfront restaurants. Tourondel plans to transform the property's existing restaurant, Dune, into Dune by Laurent Tourondel. Touted as a unique, elevated dining experience, restaurant promises that the chef’s signature international influences will be the focus of the makeover.
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Miami Spice 2021 guide: 5 restaurant picks and your excuse to eat discounted gourmet meals

Let’s call Miami Spice what it is: an unconquerable beast of a countywide feast. It’s impossible, say, for an adventurous epicure to take part in all 141 restaurants (and growing) offered by the summerlong promotion running Aug. 1-Sept. 30, even if they visited two eateries every day. So Miami Spice eaters will have to settle for their favorite deals, which abound – if you know where to look. ...
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The Best New Pizza In Miami

Like a squeaky ball to a hyperactive Boston Terrier, a great new pizza spot always has the power to make us stop what we’re doing and pay attention. These six new Miami pizza restaurants did just that. They range from beautiful New York-style pizza to Detroit pies and square sourdough slices. And they will all make you as excited as a dog whose owner accidentally just stepped on a toy.
Miami, FLtheplantain.com

In Effort To Attract Younger Customers, Versailles Unveils “Mamey Spice Latte”

Versailles unveiled a uniquely Cuban take on the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, a “Mamey Spice Latte“, which owner King Louis XIV of France believes will attract a younger and more diverse group of customers to Miami’s landmark restaurant.”We were terribly upset by the recent real report that Miami was only ranked the eight best coffee city in the Country by ~~The New York Times~~ Wallethub.com, falling behind well known coffee shit holes like Washington D.C. and Chicago,” said Louis XIV. “We realized that Miami’s problem isn’t that the coffee is bad, it’s that unless you are one of the elderly cigar smoking men who stand outside of our ventanitas all day to discuss right wing politics and comment on the bodies of every woman who approaches, the Miami coffee experience isn’t very friendly.”
Miami, FLmiamicurated.com

CHEAP EATS MIAMI

Chef Omar Montero declares, “La Santa Taqueria is a very authentic Mexican concept based on tacos and tacqueria to show how Mexicans really eat in Mexico City.” They’ve done a great job with presenting a modern looking yet cozy Mexican restaurant with wrap around outdoor patio seating and modern Mexican food. I love the wall along the bar filled with colorful Mexian cookie cutters. It’s just a fun place to hang with kids, friends, a new date or your loved one. It’s in Little River District at the Ebb & Flow newish development.
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Where to Get the Best Southern Chicken Tenders

Growing up in the midwest, there was a Raising Canes right down the road. When I moved down to Florida, I thought I would no longer have those incredible tenders and Buttery Texas Toast. But down here in South Florida, I have found an even better option, they've got sandwiches, sauces galore, and the perfect recipe for a breaded chicken tender.