After trying out Chef Santiago Gomez’s food for the first time back in 2015, we were sold. To this day, he remains one of our favorite chefs in Miami as he balances his time between Cantina La Veinte and his newer concept Tacology. So when we were invited to check out his recent menu additions at Cantina, we didn’t hesitate to come in.
If there’s one word to describe Komodo’s new lunch menu, it’s “wow.” The Brickell eatery, which specializes in Asian cuisine, recently revamped its daytime offerings, and the new selections are outstanding. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick midday meal, a business meeting or just a chill time with friends, you’ll find a variety of options that will make lunch the highlight of your day.
At La Mar inside Mandarin Oriental, Miami, you’ll find one of our favorite chefs: Diego Oka. We’ve been to La Mar several times (Exhibit A and Exhibit B), and Chef Oka’s dishes have always left us dazzled. Unsurprisingly, this year’s Miami Spice menu elicited the same response: $39 for this quality of food is a steal.
Great drinks will only get you so far in Brickell. With so many bars and lounges in the financial district, visitors have seemingly limitless options for a good time. But SAAM at SLS Brickell isn’t just another lounge — it’s much more than that. By pairing memorable cocktails AND bites in a space that just exudes “cool,” the indoor/outdoor venue will quickly become one of your favorite Brickell haunts.
Within River Yacht Club — a Miami riverfront restaurant, bar and yacht club — you’ll come across one of the best Japanese dining experiences in the 305: Dashi. Ex-Kuro Executive Sushi Chef Shuji Hiyakawa is leading this “restaurant within a restaurant” concept, which serves up progressive Asian fare paired with an incredible view. Sit down and strap in for a delicious meal that you’ll be thinking about long after you’re done eating.