The Local Craft Food + Drink: Where Flavors Flourish

Change is scary for most people, but not for The Local Craft Food + Drink’s Phil Bryant. At the Coral Gables gastropub, the chef actively embraces it in his Southern cuisine. What’s on the menu one day will be most likely be gone the other, making each visit to the neighborhood spot a unique one. Case in point: All the items we had during our visit for this story are no longer available.

It doesn’t matter, though, because one thing has remained the same at The Local under Chef Bryant’s care: the quality of the experience.

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Fi’lia: Chef Michael Schwartz’s New Italian Concept Shines at SLS Brickell

Fi'lia - Interior

Last month, Fi’lia opened its doors at SLS Brickell and joined the ever-changing, ever-growing food scene in Brickell. Although Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Miami, Fi’lia is proving itself to be a cut above the rest — and then some.

That should come as no surprise considering the name behind the concept. If you’ve ever visited one of Chef Michael Schwartz’s restaurants, you know what you’re getting yourself into: exceptional food in an unpretentious setting. And that’s exactly what you can expect at Fi’lia.

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