Chef Josh Gripper Raises the Bar at The Dutch

We’re no strangers to The Dutch, the cool American restaurant inside W South Beach. Over the years, we’ve popped in for Miami Spice, summer barbecues and a bevy of other special events. It’s been a while since our last visit, though, and things have changed for the better since Chef Josh Gripper took over as Executive Chef late last year.

His name should be familiar to anyone who knows anything about the local food scene. He oversaw the pastry program at The Dutch and is now trying his hand at savory fare — with fantastic results.

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Cleo Reopens at the Redbury

When we last wrote about Cleo, we were blown away by the quality of the food — we couldn’t scarf down the dips, shawarma and other Mediterranean fare fast enough. The restaurant has since gone through a revamp, and it’s back and better than ever. We went in with big expectations, and the Redbury establishment did not disappoint. Days later, we were still enjoying our leftovers.

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Minnow Bar: Fun Flavors Galore

When we hang out on South Beach, It’s usually above 12th Street and Washington Avenue. There’s really nothing to draw us any further south, except for maybe a few spots in SoFi. Scratch that: There used to be nothing.

Thanks to Minnow Bar at Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, that’s all changed. Here, Chef Julian Garriga and Bar Chief Chris Resnick are putting out some of our favorite bites and cocktails in all of Miami Beach. If you’re a fan of good drinks and good seafood, you’re in for a good time.

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The Jim and Neesie Makes a Tasty First Impression

Generator is finally open on Miami Beach! We’ve driven past the building on 31st Street and Collins Avenue countless times wondering when it would finally be operational. Well, the first U.S. outpost of the European hostel chain is here, and guests have one heck of a restaurant on the ground floor: The Jim and Neesie.

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MFP Destinations: Staycation at The Confidante

We’re spoiled here in Miami. We have beautiful beaches in our backyard that we can visit whenever we feel like it. It’s easy to take a day on the sand and in the sun for granted.

Nothing has made us appreciate this proximity more than a weekend staycation. Sure, other neighborhoods like Wynwood have just as many attractions and activities to offer, but there’s something special here you can’t find on the mainland: The Confidante Hotel.

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