Caribbean Influences Abound in Essensia’s New Menu

A lot has changed since our last visit to Essensia. Former Executive Chef Venoy Rogers has moved on, and Executive Chef Julie Frans is now leading the kitchen. Chef Frans is no stranger to the restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa: She’s back at the helm after taking a two-year break that included plenty of travel around the globe. What you see on the seasonal menu is inspired by these journeys.

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Jack’s Miami: Italian Comfort Food Comes to Wynwood

Before eating at Jack’s Home Cooking, there’s one rule you need to follow: Leave your diet at the door. This red-sauce Italian joint’s goal is to fill you up with delicious comfort food, and they succeed in spades. Put on some stretchy sweat pants, grab a seat and get ready to eat.

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BRAVA By Brad Kilgore Redefines the Classics

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Photo Credit: Justin Namon

Brad Kilgore needs no introduction. The widely acclaimed chef has been earning awards and accolades left and right — and deservedly so. He’s helped put Miami’s dining scene on the radar and then some.

Now, he’s taken his talents to Downtown Miami and turned theater food on its head with BRAVA By Brad Kilgore, the signature restaurant of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

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Live ‘La Dolce Vita’ With Mangia Mondays at Dolce Italian

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Your Monday nights are getting a lot more interesting. Dolce Italian, the Gale South Beach’s popular Italian eatery, recently launched Mangia Mondays to satisfy your pasta fix. The weekly special lets diners enjoy one of the restaurant’s signature pastas for just $10.

That’s a steal for pasta, especially from a Bravo TV “Best New Restaurant” winner. But while you should come in for the specially priced pasta, you should stay and try out the rest of the menu, too.

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A Day at Burlock Coast and The Ritz-Carlton

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When we last visited Burlock Coast Seafare and Spirits at The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, we were all about their dinner offerings. This time, we’re all about their bottomless brunch. Don’t let the Seafare in the name fool you: There’s so much more to the menu than meets the eye — and brunch is the perfect example.

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