222 Taco Launches Brunch Service

Brunch just got a whole lot better in North Bay Village. 222 Taco, the neighborhood’s lively Mexican eatery, has debuted a bevy of brunch selections for hungry diners. In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, guests can enjoy more breakfast-y items and cocktails that are sure to please palates.

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Casa Faena: Not Your Basic Beach Brunch

When we hear the name Faena, our minds immediately think of a place that’s way out of our price range. Fortunately for budget-conscious diners, Casa Faena — the namesake district’s boutique property — offers a financially friendly brunch for those seeking quality food in one of Miami’s hottest areas. It’s Faena without the Faena prices.

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Pinch Kitchen and MFP Raise Money for Born Free

Earlier this month, we teamed up with Pinch Kitchen to raise money for a great cause: Born Free Pet Shelter, a no-kill and non-profit dog rescue that has been helping homeless dogs since 1981. Guests who participated in the event enjoyed an all-inclusive brunch with delicious dishes from Pinch duo John Gallo and Rene Reyes. Here’s what you missed.

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Upland Miami Serves Up a Stellar Brunch

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Stephen Starr and his projects are no strangers to South Florida — or to us. The Continental, Le Zoo and Steak 954 are all places we love, so naturally we were excited to hear about New York’s Upland opening up on Miami Beach. Helmed by Chef Justin Smillie, the restaurant serves up California-inspired cuisine that’s taken South of Fifth and the city by storm. Stop by for brunch, and you’ll see exactly what all the fuss is about.

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Olla: Tasty Mexican Fare Awaits on Lincoln Road

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When we hear the term “Mexican food,” the first thing that comes to mind is tacos. We blame this on late-night trips to Taco Bell in college and, more recently, all of the great taco spots that have opened up throughout the city: Coyo, Taquiza, Bodega … the list goes on.

To be honest, we’d be perfectly cool with eating tacos and queso fundido — our other kryptonite — every day. But a few recent visits to Olla opened our eyes to cuisine beyond tortillas and melted cheese. The new Mexican eatery from Coyo Taco’s Scott Linquist just took over the former AltaMare space on Lincoln Road, and it’s already on track to become a local favorite.

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