The Rusty Pelican: Big Views, Big Food

If you were to ask us which restaurants have the best views in Miami, Rusty Pelican would be one of the first restaurants to come to mind. The Key Biscayne waterfront establishment has served as a breathtaking backdrop for many a special occasion in its decades-long history.

The restaurant recently made a few changes to the menu, adding a bevy of new items to keep diners on their toes. Here’s a closer look.

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The Local Craft Food & Drink: Weekend Brunch Done Right

Coral Gables is undergoing a transformation. Since last year, the Gables Streetscape construction project has been turning two of the city’s main arteries — Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue — into more pedestrian-friendly destinations. Local restaurants would ultimately benefit from expanded outdoor dining space and other improvements meant to attract customers.

Unfortunately, the process has been anything but smooth for Giralda Avenue. Because of numerous delays, the usually busy strip was an active construction site (and an eyesore) for months after its scheduled completion date; the place was a ghost town. As a result, several businesses shuttered and others hung on — and continue to hang on — by a thread. Thankfully, construction is just about complete and a grand opening celebration is planned for mid-September.

We’re celebrating for another reason, though: It’s no longer a mission to get to The Local Craft Food & Drink for their awesome brunch.

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Komodo Debuts New Lunch Menu

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.

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Miami Spice at Katsuya: An Exceptional Value

When we search for good Miami Spice deals, we look at several factors. For us, value and variety are two of the most important things (besides taste, of course). Katsuya’s Miami Spice menu checks off all these boxes. Not only do you get four dishes instead of the usual three, but you get a handful of options for each course. Plus, the Spice menu costs you a portion of what the a la carte price would be.

This is why we can’t recommend Katsuya enough.

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Federal Donuts Opens in Wynwood

Two of our favorite foods are donuts and fried chicken. At Federal Donuts in Wynwood, we can have them both. The Philadelphia-bred concept from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov has moved into 250 NW 24th Street and taken the neighborhood by storm with yummy donuts and super-crispy fried chicken.

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