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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Semilla Eatery & Bar: More Than Meets The Eye

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When we think of great happy hours on Miami Beach, Semilla always comes to mind. Their Monday-Saturday specials are hard to beat: Deeply discounted beverages and bites draw droves to this modern gastropub on Alton Road and 13th Street. $6 tapas and cocktails? Count us in.

But while these specials get much of the spotlight here, there’s a ton of other satisfying selections to be had. Chef Frederic Joulin mixes French, Spanish and Italian influences to create an extensive menu that can please even the pickiest of eaters. Look beyond the happy hour selections, and your taste buds will be handsomely rewarded.

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Nobu Miami’s New Prix-Fixe Lunches Are a Must

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In Miami, quality food doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Nobu, a name synonymous with quality, is making fine dining affordable with the launch of several prix-fixe lunch options. And regardless of which option you choose, you’re getting one of the best lunch deals in town.

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Byblos + Saffron Supper Club = A Happy Persian New Year

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Saffron Supper Club, our favorite pop-up dinner club, took over the dining room at Byblos on May 15 for an unforgettable Persian New Year celebration. This ode to Nowruz featured an array of traditional New Year dishes along with top sellers from the Mediterranean restaurant’s regular menu.

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Azul Kicks Off Izakaya Nights With a Bang

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Last week, Azul at Mandarin Oriental made Thursdays nights a lot more interesting. February 4 marked the launch of the five-star restaurant’s Izakaya Nights, a new weekly Thursday night dinner series celebrating Chef Benjamin Murray’s Japanese roots. Guests can opt for a $55 prix-fix menu of shareable plates reminiscent of those found in traditional Izakaya restaurants in Japan.

After trying out the first week’s menu for ourselves, we suggest you do just that.

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