Earlier this year, two of our favorite local chefs — Phil Bryant and Veronica Valdivia — left The Local Craft Food + Drink to venture out on their own. Up until recently, they had been laying low. Now we have a better idea of what they’ve been up to: kicking ass in the Redlands with Estancia Culinaria.
For budget-conscious diners, Miami Spice lunches are the way to go: You can enjoy three menu selections for $23. That’s a heck of a savings, especially when it comes to upscale establishments like Novikov. The Downtown Miami restaurant’s Asian cuisine can get pricey, but thanks to Miami Spice, foodies of all budgets can indulge in some awesome dumplings and rolls for lunch.
RIP Gigi. The beloved late-night eatery met a news-worthy end last summer, leaving big shoes to fill along with a big space. Enter Brian Nasajon of Beaker & Gray, who has since revamped the place and turned it into Mason Eatery, an all-day diner that does no favors for your diet. This is diner food done extremely well.
Unlike Nasajon’s other concept — where shareable plates abound — you’ll find plates as big as your face (if not bigger). And just as big are the flavors.
When we heard Chef Jose Icardi was opening a new Mexican restaurant at Shore Club, we were intrigued. Chef Icardi, the culinary powerhouse behind Leynia at Delano South Beach, already won us over with tasty Argentinean cuisine, so we had high expectations for Diez y Seis. We expected the best, and that’s exactly what we got during our dinner there.