Erba: Another Delicious Reason to Visit Dadeland


When you think of neighborhoods in Miami with good food, Dadeland isn’t usually at the top of the list. It has some amazing spots — Ghee Indian Kitchen and Barley (R.I.P. for now) — but we’re more likely to head to Wynwood or Miami Beach for a worthwhile meal.

Our recent visit to Erba is making us think twice, though. This new Italian gem from Chefs Niven Patel and Tim Piazza is a winner — one that’s already doing a fantastic job at driving diners to Kendall.

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MFP’s Picks of the Month – September 2018

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If you haven’t noticed, we go out to eat a lot. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the best spots we’ve visited each month (and week and day). That’s why we’ve decided to put together a monthly list of our top picks. You can expect restaurants both young and old on this list — we’re always discovering new spots on our foodie adventures.

Here are our top picks for September 2018.
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Pinch Kitchen and Ghee Indian Kitchen Team Up for the 5th Edition of Craft Collab

Every few months, the Pinch Kitchen team hosts a collaboration dinner with some of South Florida’s culinary giants. On January 30, the fifth installment of the Craft Collab series featured Chef Niven Patel of Ghee Indian Kitchen, which is set to open in Downtown Dadeland later this year.

The family-style affair served as a sneak peek of Chef Patel’s new eatery and put three of Miami’s top chefs under one roof. Together with Chef Patel, Pinch’s John Gallo and Rene Reyes cooked up a multi-course masterpiece of a menu that left us even more excited for Ghee Indian Kitchen and the future of this dinner series.

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Verde’s Summer Guest Chef Series Ends on a High Note

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All summer long, Verde invited guest chefs to collaborate on family-style feasts inside the Perez Art Museum Miami eatery. The star-studded lineup for the monthly meal included local favorites like Edge Steak and Bar’s Aaron Brooks and Macchialina’s Michael Pirolo. To close out the series, Verde’s own Kaytlin Dangaran and former Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink Chef de Cuisine Niven Patel treated diners to an unforgettable three-course culinary experience.

We here at Miami Food Pug have been eagerly counting down the days until Chef Patel opens his latest project, Ghee Indian Kitchen, in Downtown Dadeland. And if this meal was any indication of what to expect, the neighborhood is really stepping up its restaurant game.

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