What a difference a new chef can make! When we last tried The Spillover a few years back, it was … fine. The food was okay, but we expected more from the team behind faves like Lokal and Kush. As a result, we kinda avoided the place for a while – until now. With Chef Juan Borjas now at the helm, The Spillover is giving us several delicious excuses to visit Coconut Grove.
Our favorite pizza in Miami is Lucali. One problem, though: Getting to the beach is a trek for us — doubly so when there’s traffic. Thankfully, Lucali co-founder Dominic Cavagnuolo has opened up DC Pie Co. in Brickell, saving us the trip over the bridge. Fans of Lucali’s phenomenal pies will find that this new spot will satisfy any pizza cravings you have for the Miami Beach mainstay.
When you think of neighborhoods in Miami with good food, Dadeland isn’t usually at the top of the list. It has some amazing spots — Ghee Indian Kitchen and Barley (R.I.P. for now) — but we’re more likely to head to Wynwood or Miami Beach for a worthwhile meal.
Our recent visit to Erba is making us think twice, though. This new Italian gem from Chefs Niven Patel and Tim Piazza is a winner — one that’s already doing a fantastic job at driving diners to Kendall.
Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day. For us, it’s also our favorite meal of the day — so much so that we’re totally up for eating it at all times of day. Unfortunately, around-the-clock breakfast is a rare sight in Miami outside of Denny’s, IHOP and other choice spots; these places aren’t exactly high quality, though. You know what is? Laid Fresh.
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.