Cecconi’s: A Tasty Miami Spice Surprise

With Miami Spice wrapping up in less than a month, figuring out where to eat has become even harder. The time crunch means that you really can’t waste any time with ho-hum menus — you should only be picking the best spots. And one of those spots is Cecconi’s.

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Boulud Sud: A Consistent Miami Spice Winner

If there’s one word to describe Boulud Sud, it’s consistent. We’ve been to the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant several times since its opening, and it’s consistently delicious. This year’s Miami Spice lunch menu maintains that trend: Diverse, tasty creations are in store for anyone who comes in to try the special two-month menu by Chef Clark Bowen.

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Ad Lib Makes Its Coral Gables Debut

Last year, we bid adieu to a beloved Coral Gables institution: Swine Southern Table & Bar. The pork-centric eatery shut its doors and took our favorite burnt ends with it. For a while, we wondered what would take its place. Now we know: Ad Lib, a new 50 Eggs concept involving pastry queen Hedy Goldsmith. Don’t expect Southern food — this place is all about the fine dining experience.

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Cantina La Veinte Debuts $25 Prix-Fixe Lunch

Dining out can get expensive. This is especially true now that Miami Spice is over. Where have all the good deals gone? One of them has gone to Cantina La Veinte in Brickell, where guests can indulge in a satisfying three-course lunch for just $25. It’s a bargain that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Treat Your Senses at Habitat by Jose Mendin

When we hear the name Jose Mendin, we immediately think of Pubbelly. Over the years, the beloved brand has taken over the city’s food scene and it shows no signs of stopping. In fact, Pubbelly just opened two new locations of its popular offshoot Pubbelly Sushi — one in Dadeland and the other in Aventura Mall.

While the Pubbelly brand has been busy expanding its reach, Chef Mendin has been busy at Habitat. The restaurant, which replaces Beachcraft at 1 Hotel South Beach, is an exquisite showcase for Mendin’s creative culinary chops. Unlike its now-shuttered predecessor, you’ll find style AND substance here.

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